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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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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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