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Offline nophead

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Radio controlled clocks in Tenerife?
« on: December 22, 2019 »
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I was wondering if UK radio controlled clocks that receive the "MSF" signal work in Tenerife. Or if there is a more local time signal?
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Offline Edward Bear

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Re: Radio controlled clocks in Tenerife?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019 »
We use GMT on the computer.

Offline nophead

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Re: Radio controlled clocks in Tenerife?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019 »
Yes I have no problem getting the time on my phone. We bought an apartment which has more clocks than rooms, even after binning a couple. The rest do look quite nice.

I take the batteries out over the summer but it is a pain setting them all when we get back in the autumn. I am contemplating replacing all the movements with radio controlled ones. If there is no signal then I can build a transmitter that gets the time off the internet and sets them all but I wondered if they might just work. It is a long way but there is nothing in between apart from Teidi. Or perhaps the Canaries have their own time signal?


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Re: Radio controlled clocks in Tenerife?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019 »
My clock changes rarely on its own.If it does, it moves to main land Europe time one hour change from UK and Tenerife .Therefore I have to move it manually,if it moves on its own.

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Re: Radio controlled clocks in Tenerife?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019 »
Interesting. Is it a clock from the UK or from Europe?

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Re: Radio controlled clocks in Tenerife?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019 »
UK

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Re: Radio controlled clocks in Tenerife?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019 »
That seems odd because I think the Central European Time signal comes from Germany and is on a different frequency. Some clocks do both but usually with a switch I think.