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Radio Synchronised Clock


morddwyd

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Why has my wife's radio synchronised clock suddenly started reading four hours slow?

It's not the battery, the clock keeps perfect time, except that it is four hours, exactly four hours, out.

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Menzie

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I have a radio controlled clock and ended up disabling the self-setting feature as one night it set itself 2 hours behind.

Thankfully I saw this before I went to sleep otherwise I would have been late for work the following morning.

Now I just use the self setting feature if the battery runs out and I put a new one in and then turn off the self setting feature again once this is done.

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Woolwell

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4 hrs slow = Eastern USA. Is there a setting for GMT or is it picking up a USA signal?

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Quickbeam

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Mine did that last month, after several tries with removing the batteries and replacing them, I left them out overnight and then it was OK.

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spuds

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Would it have anything to do with transmitter location area changes?.

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Aitchbee

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If it's under guarantee, take it back for a new one, or your money back.

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octal

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It's very unlikely its picking up another MSF transmitter, our nearest one is in the USA which is on the same frequency and it's unlikely to be that one because the one in Anthorn is a much stronger signal, I think it is a problem with the radio not decoding the signals properly.

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morddwyd

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No settings on it at all other than a change of battery.

It's several years old, so it might just be packing up.

I might try leaving the battery out overnight as a "reset" though.

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Quickbeam

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As with mine the battery out for a long period may work, if it didn't I was going to bin it the next day.

That reminds me, the biannual clocks changing topic will be here soon, I know we all just love that one... last of the summer wine springs to mind for our behavioural pattern then;)

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Chegs ®™

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My satnav has recently decided its staying 1 hour behind,even setting to to 1 hour ahead of actual time doesnt work as the instant I switch to "Navigation" mode,it drops behind 1 hour.It might manage to retain the correct time when summer time ends,or it might then decide to drop 2 hours behind,"only time will tell" :)

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spuds

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It makes you wonder how the old time town and country 'knocker-up' use to get on, and how far out their clock was?.

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