Question about Baby Gear
My Sharp Atomic Clock doesn't seem to want to change for Daylight Savings. My other Atomic Clock changes just fine so I know I'm getting a signal. Any Idea how I can do this manually? I can't seem to find it by going through all the buttons on the back.
I have misplaced the manual for my sharp Atomic clock, need to reset the time zone and shut off the alarm. How can I obtain a new manual?
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
I have the Sharp digital atomic clock, model SPC373. I bought it at a thrift store for a few bucks and don't have the manual. This morning (11/1/2009) it was still reading DST and hadn't set itself back an hour, so I pushed the "receive" button on the back. The little satellite dish icon did its animation thing (like it's receiving a signal) and after a couple of minutes, it reset itself to the correct time. In my opinion, DST is ridiculous and causes more trouble than it's worth! Half the world doesn't even bother with DST! Now that we have this "atomic clock" technology, maybe the worldwide department of standards can come up with a clock that just drops or adds a couple of minutes throughout the year to achieve the same effect as DST without drastically disrupting our circadian rhythm twice a year! (Similar to what they did in ancient times.) Or maybe we can just live with the fact that the sunrise and sunset, shifts throughout the year and not make such a big deal over it! The "developed world" only just started doing this DST thing in the beginning of the 20th century, it's really a new invention by historical standards. There is an interesting Wikipedia article about DST...check it out. (And good luck with your "modern technology" clock!)
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
I put fresh battery in and the clock set itself to 12:00, I didn't touch anything, and it stayed in that mode until it set itself by radio signal during the night.
The following morning the clock appeared to be set for Pacific Time, I pushed the "E T" button on the back, and the clock set itself to eastern daylight savings time by itself.
Posted on May 10, 2009
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
Fix for 2007 daylight savings time, March 28, 2007
Norman Geimer (West Coast, USA) - See all my reviews
I called Sharp Electronics (about the failure of the clock to detect the new 2007 daylight savings time), and it turns out Sharp Electronics is a different company then Sharp who sell/support the atomic clock. I got the number for this company and these are the instructions for updating the clock's time (should work in any time zone).
1) Pull the batteries and wait a few minutes.
2) Put batteries back in - time will set to 8:00 (or possibly something different).
3) Press the "leverage button" (just above an to the left of the time zone buttons) and the clock hands will spin.
4) Release the leverage button when the correct time is reached.
5) Supposedly, this new time will track correctly and keep accurate time.
I asked what would happen next fall, and they said if if didn't track correct, steps 1 and 2 above should be sufficient.
Hope this helps - not the greatest time piece to be sure.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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