20 Most Recent La Crosse Radio Controlled Atomic Clock - Page 6 Questions & Answers

After replacing the bettery you have to setup your clock. I'll give details how to stup it.

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.

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011

I had the same problem with my atomic clock. Had to move it to a clear area, one without obstrucions. It set itself almost instantly

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on May 26, 2011

The nature of this type of clock is that you neither can nor need to set it manually. Your only input is the time zone and it will look for the radio set signal from Colorado. That model does not get any hits on Google. Who makes it?

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011

The manual for one of their clocks says the clock will change the second hand to two-second intervals to conserve energy when the battery voltage gets low. Perhaps your battery is VERY low.

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011


Many downloads here, find yours.


There are two ways to find the user manual for your Timex watch.

1. Find your watch on the list below and click on the language link for your manual.

2. Find the 3-digit module number located on the caseback of most Timex products and click on the corresponding language link for that number in the Module Table at the bottom of the page.

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 18, 2011

Check both of these

  • Daylight Saving Time Automatically Updates (DST) (On/Off Option) applies to both USA and UK

  • U.S. Time Zone Selection: Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific (applies to USA only)

  • La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011

    Send your email address to me by Fixya. I've the manual of your clock. I'll send it to you by return mail. Press button to select a time zone. THAT'S IT! During the night your clock will
    automatically set itself. OK.

    La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011

    What model is YOUR clock?

    This site lists several including some desk models on two pages and each has unique downloadable instructions.


    La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

    Go here and find a clock sort of like yours, then download the instructions.


    The clock sets itself based on your Time Zone input.

    La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

    Have you tried replacing the batteries with good ones and setting it up again?

    La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

    Sounds like it is not picking up the radio signal.
    Try placing it in a window overnight where the radio signals do not get obstructed.


    Please dont forget to vote this answer was helpful.

    Many thanks


    La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011

    Go here and find your clock (or one like it) and download the manual.


    La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011

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