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Needles flying around the clock

Attempted to set time correctly pressing tab then mountain time button. Needles on clock just fly around the clock and has not reset. I removed battery, then put back in. Same thing occurring. I have lost manual/instructions.

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Re: needles flying around the clock

I have a mantle clock version and to set the clock to recognize the radio signal, I need to hold down both the ET and PT time zone buttons for a few seconds. The clock hands will then continue to move until they reset themselves to the correct time.

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How to set timezone

Hi Mary
To set the timezone:
  • In the Normal Time Display, press the [MODE] button to enter the Alarm Time Mode.
  • Press the [SET] button to set the desired time zone. Refer to the Time Zone map on the display, P=Pacific, M=Mountain, C=Central and E=Eastern.
  • Press the [MODE] to return to the time mode position.
Full instructions for all of the clock features can be found at the following link:
Instructions Warranty for Atomic Clock Model SPC364

Trust this helps

Sep 27, 2014 | Clocks

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I am looking for a Bucco 1880 flying pendulum clock reproduction manual

I have a complete Buco (correct spelling) 1880 clock and original instructions for use manual. I could scan it for you. Mine also has a little scroll that hung under it. My mom purchased it in 1971 and loved this clock.

Nov 10, 2013 | Clocks

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My La Crosse Radio controled atomic clock is spinning for the last two days, How can this be corrected? I have a secound Clock same modle it is working fine. Modle# wt-3102


To set up your clock simply install one fresh AA, LR6 ALKALINE battery. Due to the nature of long wave radio signals it is normally not possible to receive a signal during the day so it is best to install the battery late in the evening. Select your time zone by pressing one of the four time zone buttons PT-Pacific Time, MT-Mountain Time, CT-Central Time, ET-Eastern Time. The time zone buttons may be pressed any time after installing the batteries. If multiple buttons are pressed the clock will set to the time zone selected last. If no time zone is selected the clock will default to Pacific Time. Another time zone can be selected during or after the clock has set itself. Your clock can only set itself to one of the four time zones stated above. For time zones outside of PT, MT, CT or ET you must manually set the time using the Manual Time set button on the back of the movement.
When the battery is installed the second hand will advance eight seconds (two seconds per step x four steps). The clock is now searching for a signal. For the initial setting it is recommended to stand the clock in an upright position near a window. Within five minutes the clock will either receive the WWVB signal and set itself to the exact time, or it will determine that the signal is not receivable at its current location and time of day. If a signal is not receivable it will fast-forward the hands to the 4, 8, or 12 o'clock position and search for WWVB each

hour until a signal is received. If the time is manually set the clock will continue to periodically search for a signal and automatically reset the hands when the signal is received.
Select a location to place your radio controlled clock where it will be at least six feet away from a TV, computer, air conditioner or other household electrical appliances. The optimal location is near a window. Windows facing Colorado providing the best signal. The WWVB time signal will easily penetrate Masonry and wood framed buildings. WWVB will penetrate almost every residential building and most steel buildings if they have adequate windows. It is not possible, however, for WWVB to penetrate most indoor shopping malls and rooms in the center of large office buildings that do not have windows. In buildings that WWVB cannot penetrate you may set the time using the manual time set button. When the clock is exposed to the WWVB signal it will automatically set the hands to the exact time.

Jul 31, 2011 | La Crosse Radio Controlled Atomic Clock

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How do you manually reset a Lacrosse Atomic Clock. Ours is always 4 hours behind and has not caught up. We already changed the batteries.

There are many LaCrosse atomic clocks. Which model do you have? Support for most is available here: . Use the drop down menu to select the model.

For the analog clocks, there is a manual set button on the back of the clock. Press the button and wait for the clock to advance to the correct time. Then make sure the correct time zone button has been pushed. Then make sure the clock is in a location where it can hear the signal overnight. (For best results stand the clock upright in a window.)

For WT-2165U travel alarm, press and hold Set to enter the setting function. Then select the time zone (with + or -) then press and release Set. Set the DST setting to on or off as needed, then press and release Set again. The next setting option is the snooze alarm duration. Press and release Set again to change the hour manually (+ to increase). Press and release Set again to set the Minutes. Correct the date (year, month, day, day of week) similarly. Then set the display to 12 or 24 hour time. Press and release Set to finish and exit the set functions.

For some of the digital clocks you can set the time manually by pressing and holding Set. First set the time display mode (12/24), then press and release Set again. Then set the hours, followed by Set and then the minutes. Continue through other menu options or just do not press any buttons for several (30) seconds.

On the digital clocks, the item being changed will flash.

To avoid interference with the signal reception, place your radio controlled clock where it will be at least six feet away from a TV, computer, air conditioner or other household electrical appliances. The optimal location is near a window. Windows facing Colorado providing the best signal.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 03, 2011 | La Crosse Radio Controlled Atomic Clock

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How to reset time zone for skyscan 86742?

Starting in time mode:

1. Press "MODE" (brings up alarm time) 2. Press "SET" (toggles between the four zones)

P - Pacific

M - Mountain

C - Central

E - Eastern

3. Once the desired time zone is set, press "MODE" to return to the clock.

Nov 07, 2010 | SkyScan 86742 Digital Atomic Wall Clock

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How do you set time zone model 3229-1

Press the Mode button to display the alarm time then press the Adjust button till you get tot the corret time zone, press Mode again once have found the coreect timezone.

Jun 22, 2010 | SkyScan 86742 Digital Atomic Wall Clock

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Hands started spinning and won't stop. I replaced battery - still spinning

Remove the battery and replace with a new one. Just because.
Depress the tab on the back of the clock mechanism firmly (it pushes in a button beneath it) 22 times. While you're pressing the tab, the hands will begin to rotate. They will stop at 12 , 4 or 8 o'clock.

Place the clock in a window where it will be able to receive the radio signal.

Next morning the clock should have re-set to U.S. Pacific time. Press the on the clock mechanism that corresponds to your time zone and you should now have the correct time again.

May 24, 2009 | La Crosse Radio Controlled Atomic Clock

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How do I reset my skyscan 86715 atomic clock?

SkyScan 86715:
>Press "SET" once,
>>press "+" until you see your time zone;
-4 ATL-Atlantic
-5 EST-Eastern
-6 CST-Central
-7 MST-Mountain
-8 PST-Pacific
-9 ALA-Alaska
>Press "SET" once,
>Press "SET" once,
US - duh, huh
F - MER-Mercredi, French
E - MIE-Miércoles, Spanish
>Press "SET" once,
>>press "+", for correct hour
>Press "SET" once,
>>press "+", for correct minute
>Press "SET" once,
Range 00-20; 09 = 2009
>Press "SET" once,
>Press "SET" once,
>Press "SET" once,
Day of the Week
>Press "SET" once,
12 or 24 hour
>Press "SET" once,
Fahrenheit or Celsius
>Press "SET" once again - DONE!!!
The clock should now display "month/day/day of the week/moon phase/Temperature"
NOTE: Moon phase and Seconds will correct on first reception from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Press "+" once,
Temperature changes to seconds
>>Press "+" once,
Temperature returns on right-most panel and
seconds replaces day of the week.
>>Press "+" one last time and you are back to done!!!

Apr 02, 2009 | La Crosse Radio Controlled Atomic Clock

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Time not correct

press mode button once.
Then press set until the time zone is on the correct setting
then press mode again

Dec 22, 2008 | SkyScan 86742 Digital Atomic Wall Clock

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SkyScan 87801 how to reset time

Keep pushing the set button until dst shows on the date window then see the clock window it will read on or off press the + button for on or off.

Sep 15, 2008 | SkyScan 86709 Atomic Wall Clock

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