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    Re: Chronometers after radio time signals
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2007 Oct 25, 21:54 -0400

    Gary, you wrote:
    " "QTR?" means what is the exact time?"
    
    According to the Wikipedia article on Q codes, this code was recommended for
    use c.1909 so, apparently, by that date vessels at sea were so commonly
    asking each other for GMT by radio that it was given a special shorthand.
    
     -FER
    
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