I just wrote a little UTC clock widget that I think you might find useful.
From my web page:
"Here's a little widget that will come in handy if you're a radio hobbyist of any persuasion, or if you're otherwise tuned in to to the world and need to keep track of the current Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC.
"You can resize the clock, making a display as small as you'd like or, for older folks like me, large enough to read the time without searching for your reading glasses. Just grab the lower-right hand corner of the window with your mouse and drag until the display suits your preferences.
"The clock will remain on top of any other windows you might open, remaining visible at all times. It will also remember its last position and size when you shut it down, so it will be right back where it was when you next start the program. (I sure wish I could teach my reading glasses that trick.)
"The clock takes its time right from the operating system clock, so there are no time or time zone settings. (In fact, the clock has no settings at all.) If your computer displays your correct local time, the UTC clock will do the same.
"The program should run on all flavors of Windows between Win 98 and Windows 7. If you're running Windows 7, you might have to set the program for XP compatibility."
This was a trivial little project, but I think you'll find it useful. (I'm not kidding about trivial. I spent more time building the program's icon than I did writing the program.)
Hey Tom, I just checked out your widget. Nice job. :)-D It is now my new desktop UTC timepiece.
Like you, I keep UTC clock up and running on desktop. It's much easier they checking local time,doing the math then coming to a conclusion. lol.