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Radio FQ display

My clock often will display the radio freq instead of the time. It will just switch between the time and radio even when the radio is off.I was wondering why, and if this can be changed or is something defective.

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I just bought this too, and mine does the same. I think it's defective. Back it goes...

Posted on Feb 16, 2007

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How do I set the clock in the radio?

Typically, you have to hold down a "Time" or "Clock" button, then press either a fast or slow button and hold it until the display reads the correct time. Some models have hour and minute buttons instead of fast or slow, and a few have a slide switch that you move to the clock adjust position (it would also have an alarm set position) before the hour/minute or fast/slow buttons are enabled. Some clocks reset to 12:00 AM if you hold Clock, Fast and Slow all at the same time. You'll just have to experiment a bit to find out what works on yours.

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How to set time on model HD211B clock radio

1: Remove screw from top back of radio and carefully lift lid that retains buttons. Might be a good idea to take a pic of buttons so they don't get mixed up as they will just pop off at this point.

2: On either side of the back middle button you will see a switch and three (3) buttons.

3: Move "Off On Lock" switch to "Off" (left) position. You will see the unlocked symbol appear on the display.

4: Push far right button first to set your time "Zone" using the "Alarm Time" or "Radio Tune" buttons. Wait 5 seconds for the beep when done.

5: Push the "Time Set" button. (It is the one closest to the "Off On Lock" switch).

6: Use the "Alarm Time" or "Radio Tune" buttons to set the time. (Note: "PM" will appear in the upper left corner of the front display when your time is after noon!)

7: The time display will stop blinking and set about 8 seconds after your last move.

8: Push "Calen" button to set calendar. First the year the push the button again to scroll to the date.

9: Push the lock switch to the right and the lock symbol should disappear from the front display.

10: p
If you removed any buttons put them back, then put the cover back on and re install the screw.


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How do I set the alarm so it will activate on weekdays. It only works for Saturday and Sunday. Thanks


Sure Alarm battery Back-Up System

This SmartSet® Clock Radio includes a Sure Alarm battery back-up circuit that can

wake you up even if the power is 'Off'at the selected wake up time. If your power

is 'Off'at the selected wake up time the clock display will be off and the radio will

not operate, but a separate mini-buzzer will turn 'On'automatically to wake you up,

even if you had selected the "Wake to Radio"option.

The Sure Alarm will sound for 30 seconds and then shut off automatically.

To stop the Sure Alarm buzzer immediately, press the RADIO ON/OFF button.

Pressing the SNOOZE button has no effect during Sure Alarm operation.

Note: In order to maximize the life of the built in lithium battery, please be sure

to set the ALARM 1 and ALARM 2 switches to the "OFF"position if the radio

will be disconnected from the AC outlet for more than a few hours. This will
prevent the Sure Alarm from turning 'On'unnecessarily.

1.) Depress and hold either the ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 setting button.

The display will change from the correct time
to the Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 wake up time.

2.) While holding the ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 setting button, depress either the

SET + or - button to move the display ahead or back to your desired wake up

3.) When the desired wake up time appears on the display, release the SET + or

- buttons.

Note: Be sure that you have set the wake up time correctly by observing

the AM indicator. If the AM indicator is 'On'the wake up time is "AM". If the
AM indicator is 'Off', the wake up time is "PM".

4.) When the desired wake up time (AM or PM) appears on the display, release
the ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 setting buttons

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I have a Philips clock radio. Will the radio come on during a power outage with a battery?


I agree that there is a battery in the device. But, it is only to maintain the time during power outage. It is just a button cell good enough to run the clock internally. It does not even show time, despite the clock running. And when the power restores, the time is displayed.

So, the answer to your query is NO.

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The time falls back by about 10 mins a hour? I am using it in India with a 230/110 adapter but working at 50 Hz instead of 60 Hz Is the timing derived from supply freq? i don't think so but just asking ...

The frequency of the power supply line IS where the clock obtains it's is divided internally to provide the timing for the microprocessor...the only way to make it work properly to my knowledge is to plug into 60 hz supply.

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My Bose radio clock switched to military do I change it back? I do not have a remote.

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Blue LED display too bright

TRY........with radio on and set on "AM", hold "Clock" button about 7 seconds and let up - bringing a setup menu. Using tuning knob,scroll to "Hardware". Press tuning knob in, bringing up contrast menu. Press tuning knob in, bringing up "contrast level". Turn tuning knob counter-clockwise to "00". Brightness, dimming level should be "170". Turn radio off to exit, then adjust "Dim" button to your liking.

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Sorry it took so long to get back to you with a answer to your question. You must try to reset the microprocessor in the Clock/Radio. To do this you must unplug the Clock/Radio from the A/C power source.Then remove the Internal battery(CR2430). Let the Clock/Radio set without a power source for about 3 hours. This will discharge the microprocessor and reset it. After you have discharged the microprocessor,you can reinstall the internal battery. Connect the Clock/Radio to the A/C power source. The Clock/Radio's Functions should have returned to normal function. If the Clock/Radio did not return to normal function, you must replace the internal battery and again let the microprocessor discharge. After the microprocessor has discharged,put in the new internal battery and reconnect the Clock/Radio to the A/C power source. The Clock/Radio should have returned to normal function. If you are still having problem with the functions of the Clock/Radio, You will have to call Emerson Customer Support. The telephone number for the Emerson customer support is 1-800-909-1240. you can call them between the hours of 8am-4:30pm CT. Give them the make and model number of the Clock/Radio and ask them for assistance. I hope this information help you with your problems with the Clock/Radio. Thank you for using FixYa and have a nice day!

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How to set alarm and ring with radio?

Hi gidgid.
This is direct from manual mailed to me from Oregon Scientific re my own contrast problem.
1. Press [ALARM] to switch to display the alarm setting.
2. Select ALARM 1 or ALARM 2 using [ALARM].
3. Press and hold [ALARM] for two seconds.
4. Use VOLUME [ + ] / [ - ] to enter the hours.
5. Press [ALARM].
6. Use VOLUME [ + ] / [ - ] to enter the minutes.
7. Press [ALARM].
8. Use VOLUME [ + ] / [ - ] to select ALARM or RADIO. If
ALARM is selected, a two-minute crescendo alarm will be
emitted at the set time when the alarm is active. If RADIO is
chosen, the radio will be turned on for two hours at the set time
9. If RADIO is chosen, use [STATION] to choose the radio
station and press [AM / FM] to select AM or FM.
10. Press [ALARM].
11.Use VOLUME [ + ] / [ - ] to set the volume of the wake up radio.
12. Press [ALARM] to exit.
Note: If there is no battery for the radio, there is no operation for
step 9 ~ 11.
sleepy head

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