DATE SLEEP OFF
* There is a tactile dot beside
VOLUME to show the direction to
turn up the volume.
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
About the backup
• Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep the lithium
battery out of the reach of children. Should the
battery be swallowed, immediately consult a doctor.
• Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good
To keep good time, as backup power source, this unit
has one CR2032 battery inside of the unit in addition
• Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
to the house current.
installing the battery.
The battery keeps the clock and the alarm operating in
• Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
the event of a power interruption.
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
• Do not expose the battery to excessive heat such as
Knowing when to replace
direct sunlight, fire or the like.
When the battery becomes weak, "E" indicator
When the unit will be left unplugged for a long time,
appears in the display.
remove the battery to avoid undue battery discharge
In the event of a power interruption when the battery
and damage to the unit from battery leakage.
is weak, current time and alarm functions will be
Setting the clock
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of
for the first time
fire or explosion.
This unit is preset to the current date and time at the
Installing and replacing the
factory, and is powered by the back up battery. All
you need to do the first time is just plug it in and
select your time zone.
Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
Plug in the unit.
outlet, remove the screw that secures the
"month and date" (about 1 second) t "year"
battery compartment at the bottom of the
(about 1 second) t "the current EST/EDT
unit using a screwdriver, and remove the
(Eastern Standard/Daylight Time)" appears in the
battery compartment. (See Fig. A-1)
Insert a new battery in the battery
Press TIME ZONE.
compartment with the e side facing up.
Area number "2" appears in the display.
To remove the battery from the battery
If you live in the Eastern Time zone, you do not
compartment, push it out from the side marked
need to adjust the area setting.
PUSH. (See Fig. A-2)
Insert the battery compartment back into the
unit and secure it with the screw.
(See Fig. A-3)
When you are replacing the battery, press
RADIO ON to turn "E" indicator off in
If you replace the battery, do not disconnect AC plug
from AC outlet.
Otherwise, current time and alarm will be initialized.
Press TIME ZONE repeatedly until the
desired number appears.
The display returns to the clock about 4 seconds
after the operation is complete.
During the shipment and your first use, a clock error
may occur. In this case, refer to "Setting the clock and
date" to set the correct time.
AC power cord
When daylight saving time
(summer time) begins
The following models employ the Automatic Daylight
Saving Time/Summer Time adjustment. The DST
indicator in the display appears in the display at the
beginning of the daylight saving time (summer time),
and disappears at the end of it.
• Daylight saving time begins at: 2:00 AM on the
second Sunday of March.
• Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the first
Sunday of November.
To cancel the Automatic DST/
Summer Time adjustment and
to set DST display manually
The Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment can be
Press and hold DST for more than 3 seconds
while the clock is displayed.
A beep sounds, and "Aut t OFF" appears in the
display to show that the Automatic DST/Summer
Time adjustment is cancelled. The display returns to
• The change timing of Automatic DST/Summer
Time adjustment employed by the unit (see above)
is subjected to variation by circumstances and the
law in each country/region. In such a case, cancel
the Automatic DST/Summer Time adjustment and
set DST display manually as necessary. The
customer who lives in the country/region that has
not introduced the daylight saving time (summer
time) must cancel Automatic DST/Summer Time
adjustment before using the set.
• To activate the Automatic DST/Summer Time
adjustment again, press and hold DST for more than
3 seconds. A beep sounds, and "Aut t On" appears
in the display to show that the Automatic DST/
Summer Time adjustment is activated. The display
returns to the clock.
• To change the display to the daylight saving time
(summer time) manually, see "To change the display
to the daylight saving time (summer time)
Setting the clock
To change the setting manually, follow the procedure
from step 1.
Press CLOCK for more than 2 seconds.
You will hear a beep and the year will start to
flash in the display.
Press + or – until the correct year appears
in the display.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the month, day
After setting the time, two short beep sound and
the clock starts from 0 seconds.
• Pressing and holding + or – changes the year, month
or day rapidly.
When setting the current time, time changes rapidly
by 1 minute-increments up to 10 minutes, and then
by 10 minute-increments.
• While setting the clock, you must perform each step
within 65 seconds, or the clock setting mode will be
To display the year and date
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF once
for the date, and within about 3 seconds press it
again for the year.
The display shows the date or year for about 3
seconds and then changes back to the current time.
If you connect the AC plug to AC outlet while this
unit is powered from the backup power source, the
current date and time appears in the following order.
(It is same as when the unit is powered on after the
"month and date" (about 1 second) t "year" (about 1
second) t "current time"
To change the display to the
daylight saving time (summer
Change the daylight saving time (summer time)
adjustment setting according to the following
procedures if you have cancelled the Automatic DST/
Summer Time adjustment.
Atlantic Standard/Daylight Time
DST indicator appears in the display and the time
Eastern Standard/Daylight Time
indication changes to the daylight saving time
Central Standard/Daylight Time
To deactivate the daylight saving time (summer time)
adjustment, press DST again.
Mountain Standard/Daylight Time
Pacific Standard/Daylight Time
Yukon Standard/Daylight Time
Hawaiian Standard/Daylight Time
• CLOCK, DST, and TIME ZONE are unavailable
Setting the brightness
while the alarm sounds or snooze function is turned
of the display
• The ALARM VOLUME setting works together with
the beep sound volume. If the ALARM VOLUME
Three levels of brightness are available by
is set to LOW, the beep sound will be also set to
• The alarm function works as usual at the beginning
High (default) t Middle t Low
and end day of the daylight saving time (summer
time). While the Automatic DST/Summer Time
adjustment is set, as a result, if the alarm is set at a
time skipped when the daylight saving time
(summer time) begins, the alarm is skipped, or if the
Playing the radio
alarm is set at a time overlapped when the daylight
saving time (summer time) ends, the alarm sounds
Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
Adjust volume using VOLUME.
• If the same alarm time is set for both alarm
(ALARM A and B), the ALARM A takes priority.
Tune in to a station using TUNING.
To doze for a few more minutes
To turn off the radio
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
The sound turns off but will automatically come on
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET.
again after about 10 minutes. Each time you press
SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF, the snooze time
changes as follows:
The maximum length of the snooze time is
The display shows the snooze time for about
The AC power cord functions as an FM antenna.
4 seconds and returns to show the current time. When
Extend the AC power cord fully to increase
you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF after the
current time appears, the snooze time starts from 10
To stop the Alarm
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET to
turn off the alarm.
The alarm will come on again at the same time the
Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception.
If RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET is not pressed, the
A ferrite bar AM antenna is built-in to the unit.
alarm sounds continuously for about 60 minutes, and
then it will be stop automatically.
To deactivate the Alarm
Turn ALARM A (or B) to OFF.
A (or B) indicator disappears from the display.
Note on alarm in the event of a power
In the event of a power interruption, alarm functions
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal
work until the battery is empty. But following
surface, as this may lead to interference of reception.
functions are different:
• Display will disappear.
• When the alarm sound is set to RADIO, it will
Setting the alarm
change to BUZZER automatically.
• If the power returns while the alarm sounds, the
The dual alarm function allows you to set two alarm
alarm sounds continuously for about 60 minutes
programs (ALARM A and ALARM B).
when the power returns.
The alarm time can be set for each program and the
• The alarm buzzes for about one minute, stops
alarm sound is selectable from RADIO or BUZZER.
temporarily, and will buzz again after about five
minutes if neither SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
or RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET are pressed
• Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the clock
while the alarm is buzzing.
(see "Setting the clock and date").
If the alarm buzzes and stops (either automatically
• The factory setting alarm time is "PM 12:00".
after 1 minute or by pressing SNOOZE/DATE/
• To set the radio alarm, first tune in to a station and
SLEEP OFF) five times, the alarm is automatically
adjust the volume (see "Playing the radio").
reset in the case of a power interruption. The alarm
• When you set the buzzer alarm, set ALARM
will buzz for 30 minutes after power is resumed if
VOLUME to LOW or HIGH.
the power is resumed within 60 minutes from the
To set the alarm time
• If you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF while
the alarm sounds, snooze time is set to 10 minutes.
Set ALARM A (or B) to the desired
During a power failure, snooze time cannot be set to
more than 10 minutes.
alarm sound (RADIO or BUZZER).
• If "E" indicator appears in the display, the alarm
The alarm time appears for a few seconds, and
will not work in the event of power interruption.
A (or B) indicator lights up in the
Replace the battery if "E" indicator appears.
display. (It does not appear when the switch is set
Turn ALARM TIME SET A (or B) +
Setting the sleep
or – to set the desired time.
Each turn of ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
changes the indication by 1 minute. If you turn and
hold ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –, the
You can fall asleep to the radio using the built-in
alarm time goes forward (or backward) by 1 minute
sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically after
up to 10 minutes, and then by 10 minutes
a preset duration.
increments. While setting the alarm time, the
A (or B) indicator flashes in the display. The
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to
following example is when setting the ALARM A.
durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Each press
changes the display as follows:
When the alarm time setting operation is
Two short beeps sound when the display returns to
complete, the display returns to the clock after a
few seconds and the
A (or B) indicator
The radio will play for the duration you set, then shut
changes from flashing to fully lit.
• While ALARM A (or B) is set to RADIO or
To turn off the radio before the
BUZZER, the alarm time setting can be changed by
ALARM TIME SET A (or B).
One turn of ALARM TIME SET A (or B) displays
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET or
the alarm time for about 4 seconds. By turning
ALARM TIME SET A (or B) while the alarm time
appears in the display, the alarm time will be
To use both sleep timer and
A (or B) indicator flashes in the display
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be awakened
– The alarm time appears in the display.
by the radio or buzzer alarm at the preset time.
– The alarm sounds.
– Snooze function is turned on.
Set the alarm. (See "Setting the alarm".)
• The alarm time setting cannot be changed if
Set the sleep timer. (See "Setting the sleep
ALARM A (or B) is set to OFF. If ALARM TIME
SET A (or B) is turned, "OFF" appears in the
display for about 0.5 seconds.
• If a second alarm sounds during a first (or the
snooze function is active), the second alarm takes