Clocks For Hams
by Mike Maxson, N1NG

Clocks For Hams
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Clocks For Hams displays one or two clocks, corresponding date and day, and a timer progress bar which serves as a visual reminder for activities such as station ID for amateur radio operators.

Typically, the left clock displays local time, and the right clock can display other time zones using the offset you specify. Many amateur radio operators elect to set the right clock to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The user has many display options to choose from. You even can choose to simply display one clock with no labels, dates, or timer.

"Click" on the clock to display the menu bar. Make your adjustments by pressing CNTRL-A or accessing Adjust Settings from the File menu.

Return to Clocks For Hams by pushing the Return To Clock button, pressing CNTRL-R, or Return to clock from the File Menu. Display the instructions by pressing F1 or accessing Instructions from the Help menu. Hide the menu bar by pressing CNTRL-H or accessing Hide Menu Bar from the File Menu. This will make the display look better.

To reset the timer while in clock mode, simply press any key. Prior to reaching the warning period, the tower beacon is green.

During the warning period, where an optional sound alert is also available, the tower beacon turns yellow.

When time is up, the tower beacon turns red.

Just below the tower beacon elapsed minutes and seconds are displayed.

Pacific Time Zone Example

During Daylight Savings Time UTC = Local + 7 hours, so the offset would be 7.
During Standard Time UTC = Local + 8, so the offset would be 8.
Adjust accordingly to your time zone.

Daylight time begins in the United States on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. On the first Sunday in April, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time. On the last Sunday in October, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time.

The startup screen displays license information.
Copyright 2000, 2001, Mike Maxson, N1NG

Clocks For Hams
Also available from America Online's Shareware Collection
Download Clocks For Hams Documentation
Download Clocks For Hams

(Zipped File, 3.88mb)

  Mailed CD versions are $15 US.

*If you use Clocks For Hams, please send $5.00 US to:

*Members of the Kamiak Butte Amateur Repeater Association are licensed to use Clocks For Hams at No Cost.