Model: WT-2165 Radio-controlled Travel Alarm Clock Instruction Manual

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Topic Page
Inventory of Contents 2
Detailed Setup Guide
Battery Installation 3
About WWVB 4-6
Programming 6-10
Programming Sequence 6
Time zone 7
Daylight on/off 7-8
Snooze setting 8
Manual time setting 8-9
Manual date setting 9-10
Setting & Operating Alarms 10-12
Operating Screens 12-13
Traveling 14
Troubleshooting 15
Maintenance & care 16
Warranty & contact information 17-20
1. Radio-controlled travel alarm.
2. Instruction manual and warranty card.
A. The battery compartment is located on
the back of the travel alarm.
B. Remove the battery cover.
C. Insert one AA battery (alkaline
recommended) into the battery compartment making sure to observe the correct polarity.
D. Replace the battery cover and do not
press any buttons for 10 minutes while the travel alarm searches for the WWVB time signal.
There are two methods by which the time and date can be set: 1) Automatically via WWVB reception, or 2) Manually.
B. WWVB (Radio-Controlled Time)
This method requires you to do nothing, except wait for the signal to be received, and to select a time zone. Reception usually takes approximately 6-10 minutes during optimal conditions. The best conditions for reception is at night, between midnight and 6:00 am.when there is less atmospheric interference. To keep your time as accurate as possible, the alarm clock conducts a WWVB search every night between these hours, and overrides any manually set time. The WWVB tower icon (appearing in the TIME LCD) will flash when a signalsearch is in progress and a signal is being received, and will remain steady when the
signal has been received. If the WWVB time has not been received after 10 minutes of battery installation, you may manually set the time or wait for the WWVB reception.
5 About Radio-Controlled Time signal,
The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology.Time and Frequency Division) WWVB radio station is located in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and transmits the exact time and date signal continuously throughout the United States at 60 kHz. The signal can be received up to 2,000 miles away through the internal antenna in the alarm clock. However, due to the nature of the Earthfs Ionosphere, reception is very limited during daylight hours. The alarm clock will search for a signal every night when reception is best. The WWVB radio station derives its signal from the NIST Atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado. A team of atomic physicists is continually measuring every second, of every day, to an

6 Accuracy of ten billionths of a second per day. These physicists have created an international standard, measuring a second as 9,192,631,770 vibrations of a Cesium- 133 atom in a vacuum. For more information please see the NIST website at

(includes manual time setting) This section is designed to walk you through the entire set up procedure. If you only require setting one section please hold the "SET" button until the U.S. map flashes and then press and release the "SET" button until the section you wish to program begins flashing. The Programming Sequence is as follows: Time Zone DST On/OFF Snooze Setting Manual Time Setting (Hour Minute) Manual Date Setting (Year Month Date Day) 12/24-hour time format 7 **To end the programming mode at any time, simply press the SNOOZE button
Time Zone Setting
a) Press and hold the "SET" button until
the US map and time zone begins to flash ("-5" is the default). The time zone
is displayed according to "GMT"; please see the table for explanation. b) Press and release the "+" key to move the time zone West one hour until it reaches the your time zone.
c) Press and release the "SET" key to set
the time zone and move to the next programming step. Daylight Saving Time Setting d) "DST On" will flash. -4: Atlantic, =-5: Eastern -6: Central, -7: Mountain -8: Pacific, -9: Alaska -10: Hawaii GMT: Greenwich Mean Time Eastern time zone shown
e) Press and release the "+" key to toggle
between the Daylight Saving Time ON or OFF (for places that do not follow Daylight Saving Time changes)
f) Press and release the "SET" key.
Snooze Duration Setting
g) "Sno" will show at the bottom of the
screen, and a number will flash at the top. This is the setting for the length of the alarm snooze.
h) Press and release the "+" key to
advance the length of time from 0 (no snooze) to 59 minutes. This sets the time the alarm is silenced after pressing the SNOOZE key while the alarm is sounding.
i) Press and release the "SET" key.
Manual Time Setting
j) The hour will now flash.
k) Press and release the "+" key to advance to the correct hour; be sure to note the correct am/pm setting ("PM" will show for hours between 12 noon and midnight).
l) Press and release the "SET" key.
m) The minutes will now flash.
n) Press and release the "+" key to
advance the minutes. By holding the "+" key, the minutes will advance in five minute increments.
o) Press and release the "SET" key.
Manual Date Setting
p) The year will now flash.
q) Press and release the "+" key to
advance to the correct year.
r) Press and release the "SET" key.
s) The month will now flash.
t) Press and release the "+" key to
advance to the correct month.
u) Press and release the "SET" key.
v) The date will now flash.
w) Press and release the "+" key to
advance to the correct day.
x) Press and release the "SET" key.
y) The day of the week will now flash
(Sun, Mon, etc.).
z) Press and release the "+" key to
advance to the correct day of the week.
aa) Press and release the "SET" key.
bb) "12" or "24" will now flash.
cc) Press and release the "+" key to
select either 12 .hour or 24-hour
(military time).
dd) Press and release the "SET" key to
complete the programming.
The programming is now complete.
La Crosse Technology's travel alarm clock has two separate alarms that can be set. Each alarm has a distinctive sound and operates independently.
a) Press and hold the "ALM1" (or
"ALM2" key) key for two seconds to
enter the setting mode.
b) The alarm time will flash.
c) Press and release the "HOUR" key to advance the hour of the alarm, and press 11 and release the "MIN" key to advance the minutes of the alarm. Note: If no button is pressed within fifteen seconds, the alarm will set and activate, and the clock will revert to the normal operating screen. The picture below shows both alarms activated. Activating the Alarms
To activate/deactivate the alarm, press
and release the "ALM1" or "ALM2" key
once, depending on which alarm needs to
be activated.
Activating the SNOOZE function When the alarm is sounding, pressing the top of the unit gently backwards will
"Alarm 1"
"Alarm 2"
activate the snooze for the time that was selected in the programming mode. If the setting is "0", the alarm will turn off for 24 hours. During the snooze period, the lower screen will show a countdown until the alarm will sound again. If the snooze is activated again during the original snooze period, the period will be reset. Once the period is finished, the alarm will sound again. Pressing any key other than the snooze will turn off the alarm for 24 hours.
A. The exact time will always be displayed in the upper portion of the screen, and the US map will show when the time zone is set to the continental US (with the time zone selected showing in black). The lower portion of the screen has five different screens that can be selected. The default is "DAY, MONTH, DATE" as shown below.
B. Press and release the "MODE" key to
select which screen to show. It will change
in order as follows:
C. While in non-alarm mode, pressing the "SNOOZE" bar will show the "ALARM1" and "ALARM2" briefly in the lower section.
A. When traveling, it will only be necessary to change to the appropriate time zone. Please note that the clock will only search for a signal when it is set between "GMT-4 and GMT-10.The alarm clock will set to any time zone from "GMT" to "GMT-12". Outside this range, it will only be necessary to set the hour to the correct hour, leaving the time zone set to your local time zone. For example, if you are traveling to Hong Kong, you will need to manually set the hour to the local time. When the clock is back in the US, it will search for a signal and set to the proper time according to the time zone selected.
NOTE: For problems not solved, please contact La Crosse Technology via e-mail or phone, or visit our website, Problem: The time and date will not set initially.
Solution: It usually takes overnight before the clock can receive the signal due to the interference the sun has on the WWVB signal. Wait overnight for the signal. Solution: Computer monitors and televisions can cause interference with the signal reception. Please keep the clock at least six feet from electrical sources. Solution: In some areas of the US, in particular on the East and West coasts, the signal is sometimes weak. It may take up to 72 hours before a good signal is received. The reception can be helped by placing the clock in a window facing Colorado, with the back towards Colorado.
Solution: Be sure the time zone is set to a US time zone.
Extreme temperatures, vibration, and shock should be avoided to prevent damage to the unit. . Clean displays and units with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use solvents or scouring agents; they may mark the displays and casings. . Do not submerge in water. . Do not subject the units to unnecessary heat or cold by placing them in the oven or freezer. . Opening the casings invalidates the warranty. Do not try to repair the unit. Contact La Crosse Technology repairs.
(L x W x H)
3.48" x 2.63" x 0.88"
(88 x 67 x 22 mm).
Battery 1 AA (alkaline
Battery life Approximately 1 year