Author Topic: How to show the system time on the desktop.  (Read 11801 times)

dedndave

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Re: How to show the system time on the desktop.
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2012, 10:22:16 PM »
i might add...
we are compelled to be inside our assigned frequency allocations
so - knowing exactly where you are is a must

we use transmitted standards to calibrate our equipment
there are many such standard transmissions around the world
but, here in the US, it's the national institute of standards and technology
what used to be called the national bureau of standards
they transmit signals on 5, 10, 15, 20 MHz, as well as a few others
the transmitter carrier is phase-locked to an atomic clock - very accurate

besides the accurate carrier frequency, they transmit time information in voice, digital, morse
as well as propogation predictions and other stuff (condition of the ionosphere, etc)
because the time is "paired" with the frequency standard, hams are unnecessarily fascinated with having accurate clocks - lol
you are likely to see a ham's second hand roll over precisely when the beep happens   ::)

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Re: How to show the system time on the desktop.
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2012, 11:23:50 PM »
these old Pennwood Numechron clocks used to be very popular with hams
probably because the case was made of bakelite - like many antique radios
and - they were available out of Pittsburg in 24-hour models


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Re: How to show the system time on the desktop.
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2012, 08:13:18 AM »
I’ve made the suggested change to the little example and it can be downloaded above at my first post.

Example update is working perfectly :t


i think if you use TIME_FORCE24HOURFORMAT, the leading 0 is there   :P

No, it will not be there if regional settings do not imply that. But you can use format string with "HH" representing hours for that purpose.