Re: Computer clocks.

Dave Mullenix (djmullen@facstaff.wisc.edu)
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 17:41:52 -0500

vansluytman@juno.com wrote:
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> While we're on the subject of computer clocks I thought I'd get on my
> soap box and tell of a product I've been using recently that has made my
> observing more enjoyable. It's a "talking watch" from Radio Shack ($10 on
> sale). It's a little longer than you average Casio wrist watch, and black
> in color. It only has a time and alarm function. By depressing the top
> right button the watch speaks the current time in a very LOUD and clear
> human voice. eg.
> 
> depress button:  << Chime>> It's nine forty three P.M.

I've used talking alarm clocks the same way and it's VERY convenient. 
When possible, I prefer to use a cheap short wave radio tuned to WWV
(2.5, 5, 10 & 15 MHz) or CHU (3.33 MHz) or some other time station
because it's more accurate and you get seconds ticks.  But whatever way
you do it, hearing the time is the way to go!

Dave Mullenix