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Alarm clock won't change time with daylight savings

I own two of the following alarm clocks and they automatically adjust the time when power is lost or during daylight savings time. However, this year daylight savings came early and the clock didn't adjust. I cannot manually adjust the time. Can you help?
RCA Dual Wake Clock Radio
Model: RP5430



Product Description:
Features:


AM/FM Clock Radio with Large LED Display ? This AM/FM clock radio has a large 1.4? blue LED display for easy readability
Line-In ? Connect your mp3 player to the audio input jack and then sit back and enjoy your music
Auto Time Set ? Simply plug in the clock radio and the current Eastern Standard Time (EST) is automatically displayed. Flip the switch to select your time zone
Auto Brightness Control ? When the environment is bright, the LED display will activate full brightness. When the environment is dark, the LED display will activate very dim light
SmartSnooze ? When the alarm is activated, any of the top buttons will act as a snooze
Dual Wake ? Individual wake time indicators allow for two different alarm settings for two different users. Each wake setting is indicated
Programmable Snooze ? Turns off the alarm or radio for an extra 9 minutes of sleep or can be programmed for 1-30 minutes; you can snooze up to 2 hours
Programmable Sleep ? Plays the radio for up to 2 hours before automatically turning off the radio, allowing the user to gently fall asleep to music
Nap Function ? Allows the user to set a quick alarm for a short interval of sleep without disturbing the alarm settings. Set for 10-minute increments up to a total of 2 hours of naptime
Digital Frequency Readout ? Digital active radio station readout displayed for current station. Also makes it easy to locate a specific frequency quickly
Wake to Radio or Alarm ? This feature gives the user the choice of waking up to the alarm or to a favorite radio station

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How can I set the time zone?


The DST is only based on GMT.

When daylight saving time (summer time) begins
The following models employ the Automatic Daylight Saving Time/Summer Time adjustment. The DST indicator in the display appears in the display at the beginning of the daylight saving time (summer time), and disappears at the end of it. Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment is based on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
• Summer time begins at: 1:00 AM on the final Sunday of March.
• Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the final Sunday of October

To cancel the Automatic DST/ Summer Time adjustment and
to set DST display manually
The Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment can be cancelled.
Press and hold DST for more than 3 seconds while the clock is displayed.
A beep sounds, and "Aut t OFF" appears in the display to show that the Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment is cancelled. The display returns to the clock.
Notes
• The change timing of Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment employed by the unit (see above) is subjected to variation by circumstances and the law in each country/region. In such a case, cancel the Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment and
set DST display manually as necessary. The customer who lives in the country/region that has not introduced the daylight saving time (summer time) must cancel Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment before using the set.
• To activate the Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment again, press and hold DST for more than 3 seconds. A beep sounds, and "Aut t On" appears in the display to show that the Automatic DST/
Summer Time adjustment is activated. The display returns to the clock.
• To change the display to the daylight saving time (summer time) manually, see "To change the display to the daylight saving time (summer time) indication."

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Daylight Saving Time Changes for SmartSet Clock/Radios


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.
Printed in China
508-02

on Jun 13, 2009 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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How to set time


1
Plug in the unit.
First, the month and date appear, then the
year, and then the current Eastern Standard/
Daylight Time appears in the display.
2
Press
TIME ZONE
.
Area number "2" appears in the display.
If you live in the Eastern Time zone, you do
not need to adjust the area setting.
Area number
Time zone
1
Atlantic Standard/
Daylight Time
2
(default)
Eastern Standard/
Daylight Time
3
Central Standard/
Daylight Time
4
Mountain Standard/
Daylight Time
5
Pacific Standard/Daylight
Time
6
Yukon Standard/Daylight
Time
7
Hawaiian Standard/
Daylight Time
3
Press
TIME ZONE
repeatedly until the
desired number appears.
The display returns to the clock about 4
seconds after the operation is complete.
Note
During the shipment and your first use, a clock
error may occur. In this case, refer to "Setting the
clock and date" to set the correct time.
When daylight saving time
(summer time) begins
This unit employs Automatic Daylight Saving
Time/Summer Time adjustment. The DST
indicator appears in the display at the beginning
of the daylight saving time (summer time), and
disappears at the end of it.
?
Daylight saving time begins at: 2:00 AM on the
second Sunday of March.
?
Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the first
Sunday of November.
To cancel the automatic DST/summer
time adjustment and to set DST display
manually
The automatic DST/summer time adjustment can
be cancelled.
Press and hold
DST
for at least 3 seconds while
the clock is displayed.
A beep sounds, and "Aut
?
OFF" appears in the
display to show that the automatic DST/summer
time adjustment is cancelled. The display returns
to the clock.
Notes
?
Daylight Saving Time depends on the law in
each country/region, and your area may not use
it. In such a case, cancel the automatic DST/
summer time adjustment before using the set
and set the time manually as necessary.
?
To activate the automatic DST/summer time
adjustment again, press and hold
DST
for at
least 3 seconds. A beep sounds, and "Aut
?
On" appears in the display to show that the
automatic DST/summer time adjustment is
activated. The display returns to the clock.
?
To change the display to the daylight saving
time (summer time) manually, see "To change
the display to the daylight saving time (summer
time) indication."
Setting the clock and
date
To change the setting manually, follow the
procedure from step
1
.
1
Press
CLOCK
for at least 2 seconds.
You will hear a beep and the year will start to
flash in the display.
2
Press
+
or
-
until the correct year
appears in the display.
3
Press
CLOCK
.
4
Repeat steps
2
and
3
to set the month,
day and time.
After setting the time, two short beeps sound
and the clock starts from 0 seconds.
?
Pressing and holding
+
or
-
changes the year,
month or day rapidly.
When setting the current time, time changes
rapidly by 1 minute-increments up to 10
minutes, and then by 10 minute-increments.
?
While setting the clock, you must perform each
step within 65 seconds, or the clock setting
mode will be cancelled.
To display the year and date
Press
SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
once for the
date, and within about 3 seconds press it again for
the year.
The display shows the date or year for about 3
seconds and then changes back to the current
time.
If you connect the AC plug to an AC outlet while
this unit is powered from the backup power
source, the current date and time appears in the
following order (the same as when the unit is
powered on after a power interruption).
"month and date" (about 1 second)
?
"year"
(about 1 second)
?
"current time"
To change the display to the daylight
saving time (summer time) indication
Change the daylight saving time (summer time)
adjustment setting according to the following
procedures if you have cancelled the automatic
DST/summer time adjustment.
Press
DST
.
The DST indicator appears in the display and the
time indication changes to the daylight saving
time (summer time).
To deactivate the daylight saving time (summer
time) adjustment, press
DST
again.

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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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