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Cat. No. 63-973

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

Radio-ControlledClock

with Thermometer

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack Radio Controlled Clock with Thermometer combines a simple design with advanced technology.

You can set the clock so it automatically sets the time and date, using a a 60 kHz longwave radio signal from radio station WWVB. (This station broadcasts the time according to the U.S. government’s atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado.) The clock checks the radio signal several times each day and automatically updates the time and date, providing the most accurate time possible. Or, if you are unable to receive the time-settingsignal, you can set the clock manually.

Its other features include:

Large Liquid Crystal Display — makes the clock easy to read from across the room. The display shows the current time and alarm time, the time zone you are in, the indoor temperature, and the day of the week.

Four Time Zones — let you see the time for Pacific, Mountain, Central, or Eastern time zones.

Snooze Control — temporarily silences the alarm for about 8 minutes so you can sleep a little longer.

Crescendo Alarm — at the set alarm time, the clock sounds a series of beeps that gradually increase in volume.

Thermometer — displays the temperature between 23° and 122°F(–5° to 50°C).

Mounting Options – you can place the clock on a flat surface using the supplied stand, or mount it on a wall using the supplied mounting bracket.

Low Battery Indicator — appears when the battery is weak.

© 2000 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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PREPARATION

INSTALLING BATTERIES

Notes:

Your clock requires two AA batteries (not supplied) for power. For the best operation and longest life, We recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries.

Cautions:

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and type.

Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable), or rechargeable batteries of different capacities.

1.Pull the tab on the battery compartment cover at the back of the clock to remove the cover.

2.Place the batteries in the compartment as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside.

3.Replace the cover.

When BATT flashes on the display, replace the batteries with fresh ones.

If the clock does not operate after you install the batteries, remove them and wait about five seconds until the display clears. Then reinstall the batteries.

As soon as you install the batteries, all display segments briefly appear. Then AM 12:00 and the seconds display appear.1M1D appears, indicating January 1, and the clock displays the current indoor temperature. To change the display language, see “Manually Setting the Time, Date, and Language” on Page 6.

For about 2 minutes after you install the batteries, the clock scans for the radio signal while flashes.

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The clock also automatically shows a time zone to the left of the time. While the clock is scanning for a signal, you can set it (if necessary) to show your time zone. To change the time zone, repeatedly press ZONE until the desired time zone (PACIFIC,MOUNTAIN,

CENTRAL, orEAST) appears.

Note: You must reset the time zone each time you install batteries.

MOUNTING

You can place the clock on a flat surface using the built-instand, or mount it on a wall using a screw (not supplied).

Selecting a Location

Choose an indoor location:

where the clock will not be in direct sunlight

away from heat or cold sources such as stoves, heating and air conditioning vents, and radiators

not near a TV, high power cable, or metal table (because these could interfere with radio signal reception)

Using the Stand

To set the clock on a flat surface, pull the built-instand away from the back of the clock.

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Mounting the Clock on a Wall

To mount the clock on a wall, you need a 1/8-inch(3-mm)screw (not supplied) with a head that fits into the keyhole slot on the back of the clock.

1.Drill a hole in the wall at the desired mounting location.

2.Thread a screw into the wall until the head extends about 1/4 inch from the wall.

3.Position the keyhole slot over the screw and slide the thermometer down to secure it.

Keyhole Slot

SETTING THE TIME

Automatic Time/Date Setting

The clock checks the radio signal six times a day, at about 2:00 AM, 3:00 AM, 4:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 9:00 PM (as shown on the clock). When the clock receives a good signal, it automatically sets the time and date.

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Checking the Signal Status

The clock displays these symbols to indicate the current or last status of radio signal reception.

 

The clock received a radio signal strong enough to set the date

 

and time within the last 96 hours.

 

 

 

The clock has not received a radio signal strong enough to set the

 

date and time within the last 96 hours. Reposition the clock before

 

2, 3, 4, or 9 AM, or 3 or 9 PM, or set the date and time manually.

 

 

 

The displayed time has been manually set.

 

 

No indicator

Automatic time setting is turned off. Remove and replace the bat-

 

teries, or use a pointed object (such as a straightened paper clip)

 

to press RESET.

 

 

 

The clock is receiving the radio signal and the time/date will be set

 

shortly.

 

 

 

The clock is receiving a signal, but reception is not strong enough

 

to set the clock. Reposition or rotate the antenna bar before the

 

antenna symbol stops blinking (about 2 minutes).

 

 

Notes:

On very cloudy and stormy days, the signal might not be strong enough to reset the clock.

If the clock does not receive a strong signal within about 2 minutes, it stops scanning and looks for a signal again at the next preprogrammed time (see “Turning Off Automatic Time Setting” on Page 6).

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Turning Off Automatic Time

Setting

If you move to an area where the timesetting signal is unavailable, you can turn off automatic time setting. Hold down ZONE for about 3 seconds untildisappears.

Manually Setting the Time,

Date, and Language

When you turn off automatic time setting or if the clock does not receive a good radio signal, you can set the time and date manually.

Important: Good radio signal reception overrides the manual setting. If you do not want this to happen, turn off automatic time setting. (See “Turning Off Automatic Time Setting.”)

Note: If you do not press a button for about 2 minutes, the clock returns to the current time display.

1.Repeatedly press ZONE to select the desired time zone.

2.Hold down CLOCK until the hour digits flash.

3.Repeatedly press (or hold down) 8 to advance the hour digits.

Note: AM appears for an AM time andPM appears for a PM time.

4.Press CLOCK. The minute digits flash.

5.Repeatedly press 8 to advance the minute digits.

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ALARM 8 CLOCK ZONE

ON/OFF

6.Press CLOCK. The year digits flash.

7.Repeatedly press 8 to advance the year setting.

8.Press CLOCK. The month digits flash.

9.Repeatedly press 8 to advance the month digits.

10.Press CLOCK. The date digits flash.

11.Repeatedly press 8 to advance the date digits.

12.Press CLOCK. A letter representing the language used for the day of the week flashes.

13.Repeatedly press 8 to select the desired language (E = English,F = French,S = Spanish).

14.Press CLOCK to store the setting. The time, month, and date appear.

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OPERATION

To switch between the seconds display and the day of the week, press CLOCK.

To switch between viewing the month/ date and the alarm time, press ALARM (see “Using the Alarm”).

To view the time in another time zone, press ZONE until the desired time zone appears.

USING THE ALARM

Setting the Alarm Time

1.Hold down ALARM until the alarm hour digits flash.

2.Repeatedly press (or hold down) 8 to advance the hour digits.

Notes:

AM appears for an AM time andPM appears for a PM time

appears as soon as you press

8.

3.Press ALARM. The minute digits flash.

4.Repeatedly press 8 to advance the minute digits.

5.Press ALARM to store the setting. The alarm time remains displayed.

Notes:

To switch between viewing the alarm time and the month/date, press ALARM.

The alarm time does not need to be displayed for the alarm to sound.

Turning the Alarm On/Off

To turn on the alarm, press ON/OFF soappears.

At the set alarm time, flashes on the display and the alarm sounds one soft beep every 2 seconds. To silence the alarm, pressALARM.remains on the display and the alarm sounds at the set alarm time the next day.

If you do not silence the alarm, after 20 seconds, two quick beeps sound every 2 seconds and the volume increases slightly. After 20 more seconds, three quick beeps sound every 2 seconds and the volume increases to its maximum level. After another 20 seconds, the beeping becomes continuous (about four beeps per second) for about 1 minute.

After 2 minutes, the alarm turns off automatically. The first time this happens, the snooze feature activates and continues to flash. In about 8 minutes, the alarm sounds again. If the alarm turns off automatically a second time,remains on the display and the alarm will sound again at the set alarm time the next day.

To turn off the alarm, press ON/OFF sodisappears.

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USING SNOOZE

When the alarm sounds, you can press ((SNOOZE)) to silence the alarm for about 8 minutes.flashes on the display. After 8 minutes, the alarm sounds again. You can use the snooze feature repeatedly for up to 24 hours.

((SNOOZE))

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Your RadioShack Radio Controlled Clock with Thermometer is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your clock so you can enjoy it for years.

Keep the clock dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.

Use and store the clock only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries, and distort or melt plastic parts.

Keep the clock away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of parts.

Handle the clock gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the clock to work improperly.

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type. Batteries can leak chemicals that damage your clock’s electronic parts.

Wipe the clock with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the clock.

Modifying or tampering with the clock’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty. If your clock is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.

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RESETTING THE CLOCK

If the clock stops operating or locks up, you can reset it.

Press RESET with a pointed object, such as a straightened paper clip.

RESET

All display segments briefly appear, then the clock starts scanning for the radio signal.

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