N1VUX is my FCC-issued ham radio callsign.
Happy Standard Time! Don't forget to change the smoke detector batteries today too.
Public safety used to push the Change your Clock, Change your Batteries. The twice a year tweak everything ritual as a convenient reminder that it's best to change smoke/CO detector batteries 2x/year is good, but with DST extended into November (which gives extra daylight for Trick-or-Treat, good),connection of Fire Prevention Month (October) and DST-FireAlarm is more tenuous.
So if you did it in October, please ignore this message
Otherwise, just consider today October 35th and the chore somewhat overdue.
I have a pricey LED flashlight that wilk run for months on the leftover power, so I can recycle the batts too. (Marked "U" for used with grease pencil when swapped out.) Which means one or the other is free
I g0t mine, the old Elight model, from http://www.eventors-now.com/default.asp at local ham shows, but they new models are available mailorder too
http://flashlightsunlimited.com/safelight.htm is newest model with new lower price http://flashlightsunlimited.com/survival.htm like the original