I have a new Citizen AT9010-52E World Time Eco-Drive, which I've had for about two weeks. Unfortunately, so far I've been unable to get the "radio control" function to work (that is, to successfully register an "OK"), though I've been able to set the watch manually and so far it seems to be keeping good time on its own.
Each morning, when I wake up at ~6:00 am, pressing & releasing the "A" button results in the second hand pointing to the "NO", meaning that morning's earlier 2:00 am (and presumably that morning's subsequent follow-up 3:00 am) automatic attempts to receive the time signal failed. And whenever, throughout the day, I try to manually receive the time signal, although I easily & properly get the second hand to point to "RX" by pressing and holding the "A" button for just over 2 seconds, when the normal time indication resumes after a few minutes and when I then press and release the "A" button, the second hand then always points to "NO", meaning that last attempt to receive the time signal failed once again.
- I live in a two story wood frame house on a hilltop in Seattle, WA - with direct, unobstructed, line of sight toward the east (i.e. toward Ft. Collins Colorado).
- The watch's manual shows Seattle within the range of the Ft. Collins time signal (though toward the western edge of its range).
- The watch is set to Seattle's Pacific Time Zone, just one time zone west of Ft. Collins' Mountain Time Zone.
- At night, I've been keeping the watch in our second story window (wood window frame, unscreened), with the watch's "9:00" facing out the window to the east, with a clear view of the Cascade Mountains in the distance, ~30 miles away, due east.
- The watch is fully charged.
- There are no nearby high tension power lines (though there are regular above-ground residential telephone/cable/power lines on poles on the street in front of the house).
Should I be having this much trouble receiving the Ft. Collins time signal under these conditions here in Seattle?
Is this likely just a "reception" problem or is it more likely that there is something is wrong with the watch?
Thanks in advance for any input.