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CKS3030 This Clock Radio automatically resets itself for Day Light Savings Time...How do I get it to adjust for the new DayLight Savings time in March?? I was able to manually set it in March but when April came (the old date for timechange) it changed again... Thx, Barry Montgomery

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  • Riahard Nov 17, 2007

    same problem and the opposite proble in October and November

  • Oceanhut Mar 09, 2008

    I'm having the exact same problem.

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This clock does not automatically set itself to the "proper" time, it only adjusts the time according to the old daylight savings times and for leap year. If you set the time forward one hour manually this year because of the new date for daylight savings then you will have to set it back an hour manually on the day of the old daylight savings time. Some clocks out there do automatically connect to the center for measurements or what not but this one does not. I have the same clock radio and always thought it did until I ran into this problem this year and was forced to do research. :-(

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Sorry it took so long to give you a answer to your problem. I hope this information help you with your problem. Thank you for using FixYa and have a nice day! Dear Emerson SmartSet® Clock/Clock Radio Owner: Your Emerson SmartSet® Clock or Clock Radio includes Emerson?s patentedAuto Time Setting System that automatically sets the clock to the correct year, month, date, day and time, the first time that you plug it in, and after every power interruption. It also includes a built-in long life lithium battery that can maintain the time and alarm settings for up to 5 years, or even longer. As an added benefit we have programmed the internal SmartSet® computer to automatically adjust for Standard/ Daylight Saving Time changes through the year 2097. TheDaylight Saving Time information programmed into all SmartSet® models was based on the United States Uniform TimeAct of 1966, which formalized theDaylight Saving Time period that we observe today. CurrentlyDaylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. The new Energy Bill that was signed into law by President Bush in August 2005 includes a provision to extend Daylight Saving Time. Beginning in 2007 Daylight Saving Time will begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. Of course this is a situation that is beyond the control of Emerson, or any other company that produces devices with an automaticDaylight Saving Time adjustment feature. For example most computers, PDA?s, and many other devices also have automatic DST adjustments. Manufacturers of these devices must now begin to make adjustments to the automatic DST software to agree with the new DST timing for 2007. Beginning in 2007 the current automatic DST default settings in this device would no longer be correct. It would then be necessary for you to manually adjust the TIME ZONE setting 4 times each year as follows: 1.) On the second Sunday in March you would have to set your clock to the next lower number time zone. For example if you lived in the Eastern Time zone (Zone 02) you would then change your clock to Zone 1 to move it ahead by one hour. 2.) On the first Sunday in April, this clock will automatically advance by one hour. You must then set the clock back to your correct time zone. For example if you lived in the Eastern Time zone you would set your clock back to Zone 02. 3.) On the last Sunday in October you would again set your clock to the next lower numbered time zone. 4.) On the first Sunday in November you would again set your clock back to your correct time zone. Instructions for changing the Time Zone setting are found in the Owner?s Manual. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause due to circumstances that are beyond our control.

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There is a solution for this already. You can reprogram the clock to use the new DST settings.

See http://www.fixya.com/support/t137304-daylight_saving_time_issues

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There was a sheet of paper that came with my clock explaining how to adjust the daylight savings time settings, but I lost it.  Anyone have theirs?  All i know is it requires that you press an awkward combination of buttons simultaneously, but that's it.

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One thing to note, if you ever have to change the lithium backup battery for the Smartset clocks, it will revert back to it's factory defaults and you'll have to go through his all over again.

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I picked this up from the Emerson Website Read below before going to the link. Try thi link: and poke around the website http://www.fox-international.com/emerson/ Important Notice About Daylight Saving Time (DST) and Emerson SmartSet® Clocks and Clock Radios Congress recently passed a new Energy Bill which includes a provision to extend Daylight Savings Time. At the beginning of 2007, Daylight Savings time will begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. Because of this change your SmartSet® Clock or Clock Radio will need to be updated. In order to set your unit we will need the following information from you: 1. Model Number You can find your model number on the back or bottom of your unit. (Click here for an example) 2. Serial Number You can find your serial number on the back or bottom of your unit. (Click here for an example) Based on this information we can identify which setting is necessary to adjust your unit for compliance with day light savings. There are three possible groups your SmartSet® Clock or Clock Radio could fall into: Group One changes the time zone to a previous time zone. Group Two adjusts for the spring and fall settings. Group Three is already set for 2007 daylight savings compliance. Group identification begins with your serial number. The first three to four digits of the serial number represent the year and month of manufacture. (If your serial number begins with 0607, that would indicate July 2006, 506 would indicate June 2005.) Models manufactured before January 2006 (serial number 506, 512, etc.) will follow Group One settings. Models manufactured between January 2006 and July 2006 (serial number 0601, 0603, etc.) will follow Group Two settings. Models manufactured after July 2006 (serial numbers beginning with 0608) are Group Three and do not require any changes. If you believe you have a Group One model, please click here. If you believe you have a Group Two model, please click here. If you cannot determine which Group your model may be in, please call us at 1-800-526-7521.

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Appparently the problem could be with your location, or just that there may be a delay before time correction until the old date - check again the link to amazon i posted before - there are a couple of new reviews that discusss the daylight saving issue, also - The US clock says; "I have a radio controlled clock that receives NIST time. Will the new rules affect me? Your radio controlled clock should automatically implement the new DST rules. The WWVB broadcast contains information that tells your clock whether DST or ST is currently in effect. NIST always sends this information to agree with the current DST rules, so your clock should change automatically on the day of the change, just as it has in previous years. If the time is wrong after the DST change, make sure that your clock has recently received the time signal. Many radio controlled clocks have a synchronization indicator that will tell you if your clock has recently synchronized. If the clock isn't receiving the signal, click here for some tips on improving reception. If it has received the signal recently, check to make sure that the clock's time zone setting is set properly. Also, if you live in an area where DST is not observed (Arizona, for example), you need to disable the automatic DST function on your clock. I have a non-radio controlled clock that used to automatically correct itself for DST. Will it still work? The only way to find out is to wait and see, or to contact the manufacturer of the clock. There are a large number of non-radio controlled clocks, marketed under names like "AUTOSET" or "SMARTSET" that have internal firmware that automatically changes the time by one hour on the transition days to and from DST. These clocks do not connect to a NIST time service, and some of them will no longer work properly due to the DST rule change. For example, clocks manufactured prior to the rule change will probably not switch to DST in March, but will wait until April in accordance with the old rule. If you have a clock like this that fails due to the new rules, your only recourse is to adjust the clock manually, or to contact the manufacturer and ask for an upgrade or a replacement. If you need to contact manufacturer check http://www.emersonscott.com/ezsetamclocr.html Hope this helps:)

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