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    Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    This question has bothered me for a while, and I decided to consult with you guys. It's about the syncing of my g-shocks. I have a nice old MTG 910 for years, which is multiband 5 and syncs perfectly every night, no matter where I put it in the room. It syncs very easily outside, too.

    Now the two multiband 6 g-shocks I have are the GXW56 King and GW3000B aviator, both of which REFUSE to sync, no matter where I put it in the room. I tried each window facing each directions. The only way I can get these two watch to sync is to bring them outside to the open field near where I live, standing there like a idiot facing the west for 10 min.

    It seems to me that the multiband 6 sync much worse than the multiband 5, according to my limited observation. Is this true for you guys, or not?

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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    My multiband 6's sync more reliably than my 5. I don't think it is the extra receiver that makes the difference. I think it is the model that matters. For example, some models the bezel is thicker, which may impact the performace of the receiver.
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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    I think kung-fusion is right - the variable is probably the watch, not the number of bands received.
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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    Yeah, that makes sense. So any owner of the GXW56 or GW3000 who can common on their sync-bility here?

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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    My two cents based on my personal experience with my 3 atomics.

    This one is Multiband 5. Great sync (almost ALWAYS syncs):

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    This one is Multiband 5. Bad sync (almost NEVER syncs):

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    This one is Multiband 6. Bad sync (almost NEVER syncs):

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    So Kung is right. It's the watch, not the number of bands

    Notice that the one without resin bezel is the best synchronizer by far. Interesting.

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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    My multiband 6's sync more reliably than my 5. I don't think it is the extra receiver that makes the difference. I think it is the model that matters. For example, some models the bezel is thicker, which may impact the performace of the receiver.
    "extra receiver" as you call it is nothing more than a software adjustment to read one more sygnal type. So really be it multiband 1 or multiband 6 it's one receiver... difference is Sw...

    So yes, number of bands have nothing to do with reception ability.

    That beeing said Casio has played with design of receiver quite a bit on different models. As a result some models are better receivers than others. Not only that, while some models are better receivers for some they turned out to be "sucky" for others depending on where you live (relative to atomic transmitter).

    It actually get's worst than that... your experience wil mean nothing to someone who lives as little as 50 miles away from you... he might simply be better positioned to receive on certain model... sucky for you... rules for him...

    Anyhow, you get the point.

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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    I've had a GXW56 for a few weeks now and it has never synced, not even if I place it in an area which syncs other Gs with full signal.
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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    I don't know about you all, but I find it disappointing that the reception quality of Casio's radio controlled modules is not improving over time and if anything seems to be deteriorating. Casio should not be offering features that don't work, or don't work well, especially when it comes at the expense of other functions like the length of the count down timer and being able to display time in all modes. At least Casio has gotten smarter and designed the displays so that the failed sync is less obvious.

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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by duke4c View Post
    "extra receiver" as you call it is nothing more than a software adjustment to read one more sygnal type. So really be it multiband 1 or multiband 6 it's one receiver... difference is Sw...

    So yes, number of bands have nothing to do with reception ability.

    That beeing said Casio has played with design of receiver quite a bit on different models. As a result some models are better receivers than others. Not only that, while some models are better receivers for some they turned out to be "sucky" for others depending on where you live (relative to atomic transmitter).

    It actually get's worst than that... your experience wil mean nothing to someone who lives as little as 50 miles away from you... he might simply be better positioned to receive on certain model... sucky for you... rules for him...

    Anyhow, you get the point.

    Cheers
    It is more then just a SW adjustment!

    I remember a few years back some engineer students tried to mimic Casio in constructing a MB5 receiver small enough to fit inside the lug of a small wrist watch. Despite great efforts they all failed. So Casio have indeed accomplished a great technical feat here. In order to receive at different frequencies the spool of copper have to be wired in a very specific way. One part of the spool must have a specific length and copper of a specific thickness, as well as a certain amount of laps and tension around the core. Then another frequency requires a different thickness, laps and length. Normally this means that the spool have to grow larger for each frequency you add. But Casio have accomplished the amazing feat of adding multiple frequencies reception capability in the same size core/coil which according to radio specialists are very difficult thing to do.

    Based on that knowledge, I have a theory that the out-most part of the coil will have the best reception capability. So it might be that Casio optimizes the wiring on the coil to work best in different markets. I have owned 2 Multiband 6 Mudmans, one was an ER model and the other JDM model. Despite being the same model the ER model have much better reception capability compared to the JDM model. So it seems the ER model works better in Europe then the Japanese Domestic Model, despite officially being the same watch. So it might be some differences in the coil between different atomic models for different markets, I ended up selling the JDM Mudman because of its weaker sync capability. My JDM Men In Ice White Riseman which is also a JDM model, can not receive signals while indoors, I have to take it outdoors.

    I own a GXW-56 bought from Karmaloop in the US, so it is the first US market Atomic watch that I own. I have not tried its atomic sync yet but will soon. Will be interesting to see if I have problems syncing it here in Sweden.
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    Re: Sync question: multiband 5 syncs better than multiband 6 ?

    I can't comment on 5- versus 6-band models. But I can say that my AWG101 with a smaller bezel synced better than my GW9000 Mudman does now.
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