UTC vs. local time
>What is UTC? in respect to like EST or PST? I'm sorry but all thesehttp://tycho.usno.navy.mil/zones.html
>different time zone stuff gets to be confusing.. ;)
The world in broken into 24 time zones so that sunrise/set is fairly
consistant with the local landscape. UTC is the baseline time in one of
those zones, with 23 offsets for (usually in 1 hour increments) to get to
the other time zones.
UTC is a standard that does not jump around (ie: standard and daylight
savings) so the table above represents both offsets in the US. In the
Eastern Time Zone, the offset will either be 4 or 5 hours, depending on if
daylight savings is in effect.
Note, the US is _behind_ UTC, so 12 noon UTC is about 5 thru 8 AM in the US
depending on where in the US you are. So 3 AM UTC is something like 10 PM
in the US.
Find you offset (ie: 4 hours, 5 hours, etc.), and then just subtract that
number from the UTC time for your local time.
Darrell Hale, N3KTP