Daylight savings time - moment of truth

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    Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    My GW6900 and Pathfinder haven't been sync'ing so hot the past month or so, granted, there's bunch of brand new buildings where I live. Problematic...because there is even a newly finished building right outside my window, we'll see tonite.

    I've put both watches on the window sill and pointed them out towards Colorado (how many miles from SF to colorado?), fortunately that approximate direction has some open sky between buildings. I know there has been some weather between here and colorado lately, resulting in snow.

    I'm amazed that folks report on the forum that they can get sync'ing while they wear their watches asleep in bed. I wish that were the case for me

    Any anecdotal evidence of which position works best?
    1) watch lying on its side.
    2) or watch upright (like on a watch stand)

    I placed my gw6900 on a watch stand (just in from higuchi)....and the pathfinder is lying on its side.



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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    According to the manual ... the watch should be placed dial up near a window with 12H facing the transmitter.

    Neither of your pictures shows a watch in this attitude

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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    According to the manual ... the watch should be placed dial up near a window with 12H facing the transmitter.

    Neither of your pictures shows a watch in this attitude

    HTH
    the bottom pictures are just of the watches. But 12H facing the transmitter...so you mean dial is face up...kind of like looking at a compass? I've had them lying on their side with 12H pointing east transmitter...very hit/miss from my location.


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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    Dial face up like looking at a compass exactly. Point the 12 o'clock towards Colorado if possible.

    Turning on its side will lose up to 20db of signal, shouldn't do it.

    Also, this may sound odd, but I've have the best luck Syncing with the thing on my wrist at night.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    Laying my GW-300 on its side would sometimes not get signal. The recommended method in the owner's manual always works great.

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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    Mine are on a stand I made, in the vicinity of a window, facing approximately towards CO. I live in SC and get a sync 99% of the time.

    P.S. I had 100% success last night, so all are correct this AM.
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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    I thought only the German and UK signal change DST?
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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    Quote Originally Posted by Micha View Post
    I thought only the German and UK signal change DST?
    I think the towers send the standard signal and Casio's Waveceptor corrects it when set for DST.

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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    Disappointment....neither sync'd. Despite positioning and re-positioning. I tried several manuals and they failed too. One manual sync on my gw6900 showed L2 while in progress, which I was sure I would sync.

    After reading http://tf.nist.gov/timefreq/stations/radioclocks.htm , I'm wondering if there really is too much electronic interference where I live in the city or the building construction (mine and the others around me. The building across from me...is a medical research building and when I look out my window I'm looking into their labs. Wonder if that's it.

    No worries, I will place my watches in my overnite car and try in the parking garage. It's tall and open air on the sides, and more importantly away from the buildings!


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    Re: Daylight savings time - moment of truth

    Quote Originally Posted by Micha View Post
    I thought only the German and UK signal change DST?
    No. The U.S. signal does as well. I would bet that is also the case with the Asian signals.

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