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Old 08-09-2005, 07:52 AM   #1
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My clock didn't show up today?????? Anyone else notice?
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Same here. This sucks! :\ It makes it so much more difficult to know when programming comes on. I listen at home and work and use the clock to switch to talk radio programs.

THEY NEED TO PUT THIS BACK!
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:28 AM   #3
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It is back on. That was wierd.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:45 AM   #4
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I was having the same problem... but it's back as well.
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:19 AM   #5
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think it has something to do with everyone fixing clocks for the new DST that starts in 2 years?
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:23 AM   #6
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This leads one to "believe" the timing signal is in the stream and there is no onboard clock? And perhaps the GPS reciever at Ground Control had a little issue?
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Old 08-09-2005, 11:59 AM   #7
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I just did a test with my Audiovox PNP2..

I have a home mount.. I covered up the antenna with a small metal tray so the PNP showed the "Acquiring Signal" message. The clock kept working.

I took the PNP out of the cradle so there was no power to it and left it unplugged for a few minutes. With the antenna stll covered, I plugged the PNP back in to the cradle. It started up with the "Acquiring Signal" message but THERE WAS NO CLOCK..... When I uncovered the antenna, the clock returned.....

So it appears there is an internal clock, but it stops working completely when you power down the unit. It needs the satellite signal to start working and appear on the display..

Once it's working, the clock can manage to continue on its own without a signal.. I blocked the antenna for five minutes and the clock kept good time.. (I never tried to see how long the clock can keep accurate time without a signal).

So, if you've powed down your unit and for some reason, the satellite is failing to provide a clock signal, then there will be no clock displayed when you power up.

Once the clock is 'set' by the satellite, it will continue working whether there is a signal or not.

Of course this is for the Audiovox PNP2.. Other units may perform differently.......
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I also had no clock on my drive into work this morning on my PNP2, all is well now.
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6 am no time, but when I checked at 9am it was back on....hmm... at least it is working ok now.
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the same happens for me with my Xact stream jockey so I think the clock only will start to work when it gets the time from the sattelite
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Since none of the radios (that I know of) have an internal battery, and since Sirius made the radios so that they could be plugged in and out of a home kit/car kit/boombox, I would assume Sirius made the clock so that it would pull it's information from the satellite rather than having to be reset every time it is plugged in and out of a power source. Not sure what was up with the clock today.
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