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Instructions & Warranty for Atomic Clock - Model SPC364

Thank you for your purchase of this quality clock. The utmost care has gone into the design and manufacture of your clock. Please read these instructions carefully and store them in a safe place for future reference.

FEATURES

Product Descriptions

  1. SNOOZE/LIGHT bar
  2. LCD clock display
  3. MODE button
  4. SET button
  5. ADJUST button
  6. RECEIVE button
  7. RESET button
SPC364 Front and Back

Display Symbols

Normal Time Mode

  1. Time zone map
  2. Signal strength indicator
  3. Clock display
  4. Day of the week
  5. Month
  6. Date
  7. Daylight savings indicator
SPC364 Display

Alarm Time Mode

  1. Alarm mode indicator
  2. Alarm time indicator
  3. Alarm on indicator
  4. Snooze on indicator
SPC364 Display Alarm Indicator

INSTALLATION OR REPLACING THE BATTERY

RADIO CONTROL AUTOMATIC OPERATION

Once the battery is installed the clock will begin to seek the radio signal to update the time. This typically takes between 5-8 minutes in good conditions. If after eight minutes the signal has not been received, use the [MODE] button to set the time manually. (See Setting the Time Instructions.) After the first signal is received the clock will automatically seek out the atomic clock signal in Fort Collins, Colorado each evening at 2:00 AM and continue to do so each night.

SETTING THE TIME ZONE

AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME FUNCTION

Please note: This clock is automatically DST enabled. That means if you live in an area of the US which does not observe Daylight Savings Time your clock will likely by 1 hour ahead or behind at certain times of the year. ALSO note that this clock does NOT know about the change enacted in 2007 that changed when daylight savings time begins (at 2 AM on the second Sunday in March) and ends (at 2 AM on the first Sunday in November.) It still follows the "Uniform Time Act revision 1986" when daylight savings time began on the first Sunday in April and ended on the last Sunday of October. Since the old rules are burned into the logic of the clock, and since it resets itself every night, your clock will likely by 1 hour ahead or behind at certain times of the year. The US Congress has reserved the right to reverse the Energy Policy of 2005 (enacted in 2007) should the change prove unpopular or if the energy savings were not significant.

SETTING THE TIME AND DATE MANUALLY

SPC364 Setting Diagram

USING THE 12/24 TIME FEATURE

Pressing the [SET] button will toggle between 12 and 24 hour (military) time modes.

ABOUT THE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (DST)

The clock has been programmed to automatically switch when daylight savings time is in effect. Your clock will show "DST" on the display during this time.

Please note: With the pre-programmed DST feature, if you live in an area where Daylight Savings Time is not observed, the time display on your clock will read +/- one hour during the DST time period. ALSO note that this clock does NOT know about the change enacted in 2007 that changed when daylight savings time begins (at 2 AM on the second Sunday in March) and ends (at 2 AM on the first Sunday in November.) It still follows the "Uniform Time Act revision 1986" when daylight savings time began on the first Sunday in April and ended on the last Sunday of October. Since the old rules are burned into the logic of the clock, and since it resets itself every night, your clock will likely by 1 hour ahead or behind at certain times of the year. The US Congress has reserved the right to reverse the Energy Policy of 2005 (enacted in 2007) should the change prove unpopular or if the energy savings were not significant.

SETTING THE ALARM

SPC364 Alarm Mode

Note: When the snoose function is activated, the alarm will automatically snooze once every 4 minutes for a total of 4 times.

RADIO CONTROL FEATURE

Note: At any time you can press the [RECEIVE] button to make the clock seek the atomic radio signal and set itself automatically. The signal strength indicator will bink on the display as the clock seeks out the signal.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The NIST continuously broadcasts the time signal (WWVB, 60KHz) which can be received anywhere in the continental United States where long wave (AM) radio reception is possible. The signal can reach approximately 2,000 miles through the internal antenna in the Radio Controlled Clock. However, due to the nature of the Earth's atmosphere, reception is very limited during the daylight hours. The radio controlled clock will search for a signal every night when reception is best.

The WWVB radio station delivers its signal from the NIST Atomic Clock in Bolder, Colorado. When the WWVB tower icon on the clock flashes, this indicates that the clock is receiving the radio signals from the WWVB radio station. When the time code is received the WWVB tower icon turns on and the time of the selected time zone will be displayed. If only part of the WWVB tower icon turns on or the WWVB tower does not appear at all and the time is not yet set, please take note of the following.

NOTE: It is recommended that for the first use of the clock, you set the clock manually and then allow the Radio Control signal to update the clock setting each day.

CARE OF YOUR CLOCK

TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

M.Z. Berger & Company warrants the original consumer purchaser of this product that it shall be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the purchase date of this product. Defects caused by tampering, improper use, unauthorized modifications or repairs, immersion in water or abuse are not covered by this warranty. If a defect covered by this warranty occurs during the warranty period, package your clock carefully and send it to the following address.

MZ Berger Service Center
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101-2224

You must include a Proof of Purchase either the original receipt or a photocopy and a check or money order for USD $7.95 to cover the cost of handling. Also include your return addresss inside the package. MZ Berger & Company will repair or replace the clock and return it to you. MZ Berger & Company will not be liable for any loss or damage, including incidental or consequential damages of any kind from any breach of warranty either expressed or implied relating to the product. Since some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, these limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights that vary from state to state

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