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Radio Frequency My US spec watch won't receive the UK radio frequency.

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This watch is only set up to receive a signal in the US. It is not able to receive the frequency in the UK according to your manual.

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Probably the battery is running low. That way the radio signal reception maybe too weak. You can try to manually receive the signal.
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I have a number of these Casio and Citizen watches. This watch does not use GPS for the time keeping. It uses a land based broadcast time signal. There is public information about where the signals come from for your area. The technical breakdown of the time code signal is public access information.

The instruction manual of the watch has the information about when your watch should automatically receive the time signal, and how to set up the watch. Many of the manuals also included a map showing the time signal coverage, and includes the time of day information to show when the signal is strongest.

Make sure the watch settings are for your time zone. This is important. If the main time zone is not for your area it will be trying to receive the signal at the wrong frequency at the wrong time of day. There are areas where the signal may not be able to be received. You can get the mapping for this from the service that the watch has been set to use.

In North America the auto time receive is supposed to take place between midnight 00:00 to 04:00. In the eastern part of North America the reception is poor compared to central and western part of North America. Check the instruction manual for your watch for details.

Below is the spec listing of your watch.

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    Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate
    Auto receive function (3 times per day)
    Manual receive function
    Signal: WWVB, UK MSF Frequency: 60kHz
  • 50M Water Resistant
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    Measuring capacity: 99:59'59.99"
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  • Accuracy: +/-20 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
  • Battery CR1620
  • Approx. battery life: 2 years
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Hi, Once radio-controlled watches have been set to the relevant time zone, they always display the exact local time. All CASIO radio watches receive signals almost anywhere in Europe. Some models even receive signals in North America, parts of Canada and Mexico (the radio tower in Fort Collins sends signals for a radius of up to 3,200 km) and even in Japan or China. Here you can learn about the technology that makes it possible, and about how your watch picks up the time. To make sure if you are in the radius pls visit to URL below.. http://www.casio-radio-controlled.com/euro/technology/
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I would try replacing the battery in your watch to see if it comes back to life. So-called "atomic watches" have tiny radio receivers in them that periodically listen for the official atomic time being broadcast via WWVB in Colorado. However, as you might imagine, it takes a lot more power to operate a radio receiver than it does to power a typical quartz wristwatch, and even with larger-capacity or double batteries, it's been my experience that these watches burn through batteries more quickly than traditional "set them yourself" watches.
An additional factor is that a watch that cannot find the WWVB signal will scan for long periods of time before putting its radio receiver into hibernate mode. So, if your watch has been stored in a basement, an interior room in a large building, or some other place where a radio signal can't penetrate, that would also shorten the watch's battery life.

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Place the watch near a window that faces Colorado. best reception is at night although you should get a signal during the day where you are. The signal comes from a transmitter in Colorado. Also, make sure your watch is a model with the US frequency as there are different frequencies used in other parts of the world. Read more at http://www.ntp-time-server.com/atomic-clock.htm.

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The watch will set itself at specific time set times, this is likely to be at 0200 0400 and 0600.
You will however be required to set the time zone, the switch is likely to be on the back.
INFO:
Atomic Time Synchronisation:
How does it work.
SHORT VERSION:
Radio set clocks and watches receive a 60-kilohertz, radio signal from the NIST the official timekeeper for the US and is located in Boulder, Colorado. Ft. Collins. they use atomic clocks and transmits this official time via high frequency short-wave and low frequency AM radio signals, satellite transmission, Internet, and via telephone.

REFERANCE LINKS:
OFFICAL TIME:
http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java
PHOTO OF ANTANA TRANSMITTERS:
http://tf.nist.gov/stations/wwvb.htm
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This watch will set itself at specific time set times, this is likely to be at 0200 0400 and 0600.
You will however be required to set the time zone, the switch is likely to be on the back.
INFO:
Atomic Time Synchronisation:
How does it work.
SHORT VERSION:
Radio set clocks and watches receive a 60-kilohertz, radio signal from the NIST the official timekeeper for the US and is located in Boulder, Colorado. Ft. Collins. they use atomic clocks and transmits this official time via high frequency short-wave and low frequency AM radio signals, satellite transmission, Internet, and via telephone.

RECOMENDATION:
You are likely out of range.
Adjust your time manually using the official time link below.

COPY OF YOUR MANUAL:
http://world.casio.com/wat/download/en/manual/


REFERANCE LINKS:
OFFICAL TIME:
http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java
PHOTO OF ANTANA TRANSMITTERS:
http://tf.nist.gov/stations/wwvb.htm
R/
David
http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/

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I have looked at their web site and cannot identify your watch from the number given, as they do not give numbers to their models.

The only thing that may change between countries is the transmission frequency of the radio timing pulses. (This assumes that your watch is an "atomic accuracy" type, which registers local transmitters.)

If this is not the case, then your watch is in the same class as those that work accurately when being worn but not when they are taken off (or vice versa). A mystery all round!

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A: Make sure that any alert and/or alarm features are deactivated first. Constant, sporadic beeping is generally due to the unit’s ability to detect a foreign radio frequency of another wireless unit when that unit transmits a signal. Wireless devices that may cause beeping but are not limited to these devices are; scanners; computers w/wireless keyboard/mouse; or other wireless weather instruments. Essentially, any wireless devices transmitting on a radio frequency have the potential to interfere with each other. Limit the amount of wireless devices to lesson the chance of interference. When beeping occurs, one device will need to be deactivated.

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