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Trouble setting my la crosse atomic clock

I found I can set it manually instead of using the 'regional' button (mine is CST) but once set, it won't stay set. It always changes, and never to the correct time for my time zone.
The 'regional' setting button is no more help than setting it manually.
Any help would certainly be appreciated.

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Pressing the "regional" button should correct the problem.

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SOURCE: La Crosse atomic clock model #WT-3143

don't push any buttons at all untill the clock has at least 15 minutes to communicate with the transmitter.

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SOURCE: We have an atomic clock with calendar and

Press and hold the SET key for 5 seconds. Press set key repeatedly until TZ is displayed on the bottom. Use the "+" key to set the time zone. -8 is for Pacific Time Zone, it will display -8 PST in the display. Press set to go to the DST setting, and so on until you've cycled through the options.

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The easiest way to reset it would be to change it to Eastern time - that will give you the correct Central DST.

Bill B

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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Hello


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.
Ok.

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