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    RT Wall Clock

    Pretty sure most of us lot have an (or more) RT around, but why are they so iffy...
    OK , kitchen damp/temp may be a problem, but, why so much trouble.
    Batteries get eaten, time can be way off then right..... (

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    I have a radio controlled wall clock in my kitchen, and it recently (maybe a year ago) stopped at 2:44.... tried fresh batteries... still stuck

    I refuse point blank, to replace an otherwise perfectly good wall clock, so on the wall it stays ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    RT?
    I could be setting myself up for a fall here; but, I took it to mean Real Time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    I could be setting myself up for a fall here; but, I took it to mean Real Time.
    Radio Contol , real time, atomic perhaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    Radio Contol , real time, atomic perhaps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    time can be way off then right..... (
    Think that's just an intermittent poor reception problem......
    I've had that once or twice, way before it failed for good as described above lol

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    We have an RC clock in our kitchen and love it. Always syncs so we always know the correct time.
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
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    As an update, changed the aa , did the wind around for some time, now right. Seems to need about two a year btw.

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    Use a decent alkaline..

    As for your poor battery life this will be because of the poor reception in the location you chose... (that or a duff module)

    These clocks don't adjust backwards in my experience so if it loses track of the time (with poor reception) it has to do a 11 hour and 59minutes forward reset, sometimes repeatedly ... this is what will sap the battery ahead of schedule.
    (mine is in a house with several 18 inch thick stone walls, so little chance of a continuous good reception)
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