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My cka 1000wants to display 20 ne most of the time.

My cka 1000 keeps displaying 20 ne. I reset the time zone and it works from a few hours to a day or so then goes back to displaying 20 ne.

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  • Herje Jul 22, 2008

    Our clock did the same thing. Suddenly it displays 20 ne for no apparent reason. Don't know how repeatable it is yet. We lost the manual and had some trouble knowing how to get out of this display in the first place - and then actually set the time zone again

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The manual recommends pushing the time / set middle large button once or twice. Have the antenna as far away from the clock as possiable. In the NE NY & Boston it make take a few days due to weak signal. It helps if the antenna is by a non metal window sill. If that doesn't work put it on the west side of a house and after a few days it will set. After pressing the button one of 4 dashes will appear in the display. This means it has confirmed the signal and the clock will set. ( I just found my missing manual and reset it all myself).

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It is asking for the time signal.Try moving the clock/radio to another area in the house. The atomic clock will pick up the signal from Boulder, Colorado is on a frequency of 60 kHz. Unfortunately house current 120 volt is also 60 kHz and may be interfering with the signal.

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