Arthur David Olson
arthurdavidolson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 01:25:49 UTC 2015
Listening to XEQIN...
...from San Quintín, Mexico this evening, I heard the announcement "cinco
de la tarde con un minuto" (literally, "five in the afternoon with one
minute") when it was 20:01 USEDT; this means San Quintín was on Pacific
More importantly, I later heard an announcer emphatically ("no no no")
telling listeners not to set their clocks back until a week from now ("es
hasta el primer domingo de noviembre").
I hope to listen tomorrow evening to verify that clocks there have not been
set back (and listen again next weekend to verify that they have been).
Assuming so, that will leave the question of where (if anywhere) in Baja
California Norte clocks are switched using Mexican rules.
On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Arthur David Olson <
arthurdavidolson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Radio station XEQIN of San Quintín has a web presence:
> It's a daytimer, the web page says it broadcasts from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00
> p.m. Streaming wasn't working for me today here in Maryland until shortly
> after 9:00 a.m.; I'm now (~9:15) hearing a Spanish-language announcer who
> has mentioned the date, meaning it should indeed be a live stream. I
> haven't yet heard a time announcement, and I'm surprised the streaming
> started at 9:00 my time rather than 8:00 my time.
> We'll see what happens in the coming days and weeks--in particular between
> October 25 and November 1. (If nothing else, we may produce a spike in
> XEQIN's ratings.)
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 8:02 PM, Matt Johnson <mj1856 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> +1 for America/San_Quintin. Thanks Greg.
>> Also - and you guys are going to love this - I looked up the coordinates
>> we have for America/Santa_Isabel in zone.tab, which are +3018-11452, and
>> look what I found:
>> We've picked "Sierra Santa Isabel" - a mountain range. :)
>> Also: http://mapcarta.com/20314132
>> Nowhere near the actual town of Santa Isabel either.
>> > To: gregsla at microsoft.com; tz at iana.org
>> > From: eggert at cs.ucla.edu
>> > Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 13:31:56 -0700
>> > Subject: Re: [tz] America/Santa_Isabel
>> > On 10/09/2015 10:47 AM, Greg Slayden wrote:
>> > >
>> > > I see conflicting information online about when DST ends there,
>> > > November or October. Making contact with locals in that area is
>> > > the best way to find out
>> > >
>> > Yes, if we can establish that San Quintín uses Mexico's DST rules, we
>> > can effectively replace America/Santa_Isabel with America/San_Quintin.
>> > Normally we'd prefer Lázaro Cárdenas as it has more people, but it's an
>> > ambiguous name whereas San Quintín is not.
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