[ Re: Atomic Clock]

Larry McDavid lmcdavid at LMCENG.COM
Mon Jul 21 23:07:04 EDT 2008

I'm pleased to read this. Perhaps LaCrosse has chosen to use a clock 
chip that allows selectable ±11 hours of offset in all their clocks. Of 
course, this would need different receivers to function in Europe, where 
the time signal is on (I believe) 76 KHz or so; only WWVB in Ft. Collins 
transmits on 60 KHz and that signal is not received worldwide.

Unrelated, but interesting, is that a radiant barrier thermal insulating 
material of aluminized paper installed in my attic under the roof 
significantly affected reception of the WWVB signal and where I could 
place the clocks for good operation; now, they work most reliably if 
placed on an outer wall.


Glen Zook wrote:
> Several months ago my wife bought an "atomic clock" at WalMart for around $20.  It has remote temperature and inside temperature features.  This clock can DEFINITELY be set to UTC.  In fact, it can be set to any time zone.  The manual can be seen (and downloaded if desired) from
> http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/6118it/manual.pdf
> The clock was sold by Lacrosse Technology (located in Wisconsin) and is their model 6118it.  How to set the time zone is on page 3 of the manual and there is also provision for areas that do not go on DST.
Best wishes,

Larry McDavid W6FUB
Anaheim, CA  (20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, near Disneyland)

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