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    Re: Accurate Watches
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2001 Oct 25, 12:46 PM

    The last leap second was in 1999.  I think what I remembered was that GPS is
    NOT
    corrected for leap seconds, according to this web page:
    
    http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/leapsec.html
    
    Dan
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Rodney
    Myrvaagnes
    Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:33 AM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Re: Accurate Watches
    
    
    Actually tey insert one whenever needed, either at the end of the year or
    midyear. It is always announced in advance. The first time
    they did it after I got my first gps, around 1990, we went on the roof a
    little before 1900 EST (2400 GMT) and watched the change,
    toasting the leap second with Champaigne.
    
    
    On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 19:07:48 -0700, Dan Allen wrote:
    
    > A leap second had
    >been
    >inserted!  (They don't insert leap seconds much any more now...)
    >
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Contributing Editor           Electronic Products
    Curmudgeonhood achieved June 30
    

       
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