Wireless Weather Forecaster with
Temperature Display and Self - Setting
Thank you for selecting this Oregon Scientific
Weather Forecaster with Temperature Display and Self
- Setting Atomic Clock (BAR686A). This clock is supplied
with a remote sensor (THN122N) and can support up to 3
sensors in total (additional sensors sold separately).
NOTE Please keep this manual handy as you use your
new product. It contains practical step-by-step instructions,
as well as technical specifications and warnings you should
: Increase / decrease setting; activate / deactivate
clock reception signal
2. CHANNEL: Switch remote sensor display
3. MODE: Change settings / display
4. ALARM: View alarm status; set alarm
5. Battery compartment
6. TEMP HI / LO
: Change settings or enable / disable
hi or lo temperature alarm for channel 1
7. °C / °F: Select temperature unit
8. MEM: View current, maximum and minimum
temperature / humidity
9. RESET: Reset unit to default settings
1. Sensor battery low
Ice warning is active
3. Pressure trend
4. Weather Forecast
5. Alarm set
6. AM / PM mode selected
7. Clock signal reception
9. Sensor reception icon
10. Hi / lo temperature alarm
11. Outdoor temperature trend
12. Outdoor temperature
13. Max / Min icon
14. Main unit battery low
15. Indoor temperature trend
16. Indoor temperature
17. Max / Min icon
18. Main unit sensor icon
19. Alarm mode
20. Moon Phase
21. Day and Month display
REMOTE SENSOR (THN122N)
1. LED status indicator:
1. Wall mount hole
Blinks red during data
2. RESET hole
3. CHANNEL switch
2. Ventilation duct
4. Battery compartment
SETTING UP THE CLOCK
Insert batteries before first use, matching the polarity (+
and -). RESET after each battery change.
indicates main unit batteries are low.
NOTE Do not use rechargeable batteries. We recommend
that you use alkaline batteries with this product for longer
usage and lithium batteries in temperatures below
The sensor collects temperature readings approx. every
40 seconds and sends them to the main unit. The main
unit can collect data from up to 3 sensors.
To set up the sensor:
1. Remove the screws from the battery door.
2. Insert the batteries, matching the polarity (+ / -).
3. Select a channel. Make sure you use a different channel
for each sensor.
4. Place the sensor near the main unit. Press RESET on
5. Simultaneously press CHANNEL and MEM on the main
unit to initiate signal sending between the sensor and
6. Close the battery door and secure the screws.
7. Place the sensor in the desired location using the table
stand or wall mount.
For best results:
• Place the sensor out of direct sunlight and moisture.
• Do not place the sensor more than 30 m (100 ft) from
the main (indoor) unit.
• Position the sensor so that it faces the main (indoor)
unit, minimizing obstructions such as doors, walls, and
• Place the sensor in a location with a clear view to the
sky, away from metallic or electronic objects.
• Position the sensor close to the main unit during cold
winter months as below-freezing temperatures may
affect battery performance and signal transmission.
The transmission range may vary depending on many
factors. You may need to experiment with various locations
to get the best results.
Standard Alkaline batteries contain significant amounts of
water. Because of this they will freeze in low temperatures
of approximately -12°C (10°F). Disposable Lithium batteries
have a much lower threshold for temperature with an
estimated freezing range of below -30°C (-22°F).
Wireless ranges can be impacted by a variety of factors
such as extremely cold temperatures. Extreme cold may
temporarily reduce the effective range between the sensor
and the base station. If the unit's performance fails due to
low temperature, the unit will resume proper functioning
as the temperature rises to within the normal temperature
range (i.e. no permanent damage will occur to the unit due
to low temperatures).
SENSOR DATA TRANSMISSION
Data is sent from the sensor(s) every 40 seconds. The
sensor reception icon in the remote sensor area shows
Main unit is searching
for the sensor(s)
A channel has been found
Sensor 1 is sending data
and "- - . -"
The sensor cannot be found.
Search for the sensor or check
To search for a sensor:
Simultaneously, press and hold MEM and CHANNEL for
NOTE If the sensor is still not found, check the batteries,
obstructions, and remote unit location.
2005.12.2, 2:31 PM
This product is designed to synchronize its date and time
automatically once it is within range of the WWVB-60 signal
from the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado.
The sensor collects the radio signals whenever it is within
1500 km (932 miles) of a signal.
NOTE Initial reception takes 2-10 minutes for first set up
or when RESET is pressed. Once complete, the reception
icon will stop blinking. If the signal is weak, it can take up
to 24 hours to get a valid signal.
Clock signal reception indicator:
To enable and force a signal search:
Press and hold
for 2 seconds.
To disable the signal reception:
Press and hold
for 2 seconds.
flashes when it is disabled.
To manually set the clock make sure the clock signal
reception is disabled.
1. Press and hold MODE for 2 seconds.
2. Select the US time zone (Pacific (P), Eastern (E), Central
(C) and Mountain (M)), hour, minute, year, month/day
format, month, day and language. Press
change the setting.
3. Press MODE to confirm.
NOTE The language options are (E) English, (D) German,
(F) French, (I) Italian, and (S) Spanish.
Press MODE to choose between the clock with seconds
and clock with weekday display modes.
To set the alarm:
1. Press and hold ALARM for 2 seconds.
to set hour / minute.
3. Press ALARM or MODE to confirm.
To toggle alarms ON / OFF:
1. Press ALARM to display alarm time.
2. Press ALARM again to turn alarm ON / OFF.
To silence the alarm:
• Press SNOOZE to silence it for 8 minutes.
• Press any key except SNOOZE to turn the alarm off
and activate it again after 24 hours.
This product forecasts the next 12 to 24 hours of weather
within a 30-50 km (19-31 mile) radius based on barometric
pressure trend readings.