Oregon Scientific Atomic Clock Instructions

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Oregon Scientific has been a leading producer of atomic clocks since the company was founded in 1989. Oregon Scientific radio-controlled atomic clocks keep precise time by using an internal radio receiver to pick up the atomic time signal broadcast from the National Institute of Standards and Technology research centre in Fort Collins, Colorado. Learning to use your Oregon Scientific atomic clock is simple and takes only a few minutes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Batteries as needed

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  1. 1

    Insert two new alkaline batteries into the battery compartment of your Oregon Scientific atomic clock according to the polarity indicated on the inside of the battery compartment.

  2. 2

    Press the clock's "Reset" button to force the clock to search for the continuously broadcast atomic time signal. Wait up to 20 minutes for the clock to display the correct time.

  3. 3

    Manually set the time on your Oregon Scientific clock if it is unable to receive the atomic time signal. Press the "Set Clock" button and use the "+" and "-" buttons to adjust the hours and minutes place digits to the correct time. Press the "Set Clock" button again to confirm the setting. Use this same process to set the date on your Oregon Scientific clock.

  4. 4

    Press the "Set Alarm" button to access the clock's alarm setting mode. Use the "+" and "-" buttons to set the alarm's hours and minutes place digits to the desired time. Press the "Set Alarm" button again to confirm the alarm setting and return to regular timekeeping mode. When the alarm sounds, press any button to silence it.

Tips and warnings

  • Many Oregon Scientific atomic clock models come with a remote temperature sensor that transmits the outdoor temperature to the main indoor unit. Position the remote temperature sensor outdoors, but within 50 feet of the indoor unit, in a location that is out of direct sunlight.
  • Other Oregon Scientific atomic clock models offer projection features, allowing you to project the time and date onto a nearby wall or ceiling. For best results, position the clock approximately six feet from the wall where you want the time and date to be projected.
  • The use and setting instructions may vary slightly between Oregon Scientific atomic clock models. Contact Oregon Scientific customer support if these instructions do not apply to your model of atomic clock.

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