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Atomix Clock Instructions

Updated February 21, 2017

Atomix clocks, manufactured by Cheney Instruments, are a line of digital clocks that after an initial manual setting receive their time updates and adjustments from the United States atomic clock. Located in Colorado and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the atomic clock signal is broadcast to all clocks capable of receiving via a 60 kHz AM radio signal. Atomix clocks clock automatically updates for daylight savings time, and searches for the atomic signal to maintain accuracy approximately five to seven times per every 24 hours.

Enter "Setup Mode" by pressing and holding the "Select" button on the side of the clock. Release the "Select" button once "Setup Mode" registers on the clock face before continuing.

Set the year using the up and down arrow buttons on the side of the clock and press the "Select" button.

Enter the correct month and day using the arrow keys on the side of the clock and press "Select."

Set the correct hour and minutes using the arrow buttons on the side of the clock and press "Select" to confirm and exit."

Allow the clock to maintain correct time and auto adjust for daylight savings time by automatically receiving signals from the U.S. atomic clock. No further action is required.

Enter "Setup Mode" by pressing and holding the "Select" button on the side of the clock. Release the button after "Setup Mode" registers on the clock fact before continuing.

Press and hold the "Alarm" button on the clock's side. Wait until the hour entry position flashes.

Select and set the desired alarm hour with the arrow buttons on the side of the clock and press "Select." The clock face indicates whether the time displayed is AM or PM. Press "Alarm" to enter the selection.

Set the desired alarm minutes using the arrow buttons on the clock side and press "Alarm" to confirm and exit.

Turn the alarm on by pressing the "Alarm On/Off" button. Wait for appearance of the bell icon on the clock face and the phrase "Alarm On." Turn off the alarm by pressing the "Alarm On/Off" button. Wait for the disappearance of the bell icon on the clock face and the appearance of the phrase "Alarm Off."

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An attorney for more than 18 years, Jennifer Williams has served the Florida Judiciary as supervising attorney for research and drafting, and as appointed special master. Williams has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Jacksonville University, law degree from NSU's Shepard-Broad Law Center and certificates in environmental law and Native American rights from Tulsa University Law.