What if my radio controlled clock does not operate?
If the clock was provided with a battery installed, ensure that the plastic cover is removed from the battery and that there‚Äôs no insulator strip between the battery and the contact. After following the details below and the clock still does not work, install a fresh new alkaline battery.Geographic features, weather disturbances, and structural characteristics can affect the strength of the radio signal. The clock will not operate properly until it receives a signal ‚Äì it will look for a signal on a regular basis.If the movement in your clock is the type where you select the time zone by turning a knob on the back of the movement, it may stop if it does not receive a signal for an extended period of time. To start the clock, remove the battery and insert it backward (reverse polarity). Remove the battery again and reinstall it correctly. Then reference the detail below on locating your clock.Locating Your ClockFor best performance, you should NOT place your clock:
- On a metal surface.
- Within several feet of an electrical raceway, radio transmitter/receiver, personal computer, television, satellite dish, air conditioner, light dimmer switch, electrical motor, microwave oven or any other appliance that could interfere with the clock¬πs reception of the radio signal.
- In enclosed areas and structures of concrete and steel such as a basement, office building or factory.
For best performance try to place the clock near a window, preferably a window that is facing Fort Collins, Colorado.
Best signal reception occurs between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM - particularly during the weekend.
Radio controlled clock displays the wrong time zone.
If you live in an area that receives the signal but does not adjust for daylight-savings time, select ST (standard time) from the back of the movement while the rest of the country is in daylight-savings time and manually set the movement to the ...
How do radio controlled clocks work?
Radio controlled clocks receive a signal from the NIST Radio station WWVB located near Fort Collins, Colorado. WWVB continuously broadcasts time and frequency signals at 60 kHz. WWVB provides standard time information, including year; time intervals; ...
What if my mechanical floor clock will not operate?
Ensure that all of the packing material has been removed. If the clock is a pendulum type, ensure that the spring clip or rubber band has been removed from the back of the movement. Try re-starting your clock. For pendulum clocks, it is important to ...
How to turn off auto daylight savings time in a "DST" clock.
If you have an older DST clock, it may have the "old" Daylight Savings Time dates programmed into it (April and October). In order for the clock to run without the times automatically changing, you can turn the DST function "OFF" and the clock will ...
What if my mechanical clock does not strike the correct hour?
If the clock is new, allow it to operate for several hours before making any adjustments. If the strike is off, grasp the HOUR HAND ONLY and rotate it forward or backward to line up with the correct hour on the dial indicated by the number of times ...