During yesterday’s test, I noticed the singal meter on my radio-controlled watch was blank – and that never happens when I’m in the UK or Ireland! It was 11:56, and the test was due to finish at 12:00, so I put the watch on the window sill and told it to “GET” – it hadn’t updated in the early hours. The watch has a little signal meter, of three bars – that mean time data and date data are both being received. For a few minutes it could only get one bar. After that it reached two – which I think means time data is being received. Then by 11:58, it started to get full strength, but it kept fluctuating between level 2 and 3. After 12, I asked it to calibrate again, and it did no problem.
It’s possible my wall clock missed an overnight calibration too, as I was half-woken by an odd whirring in the middle of the night. Once I figured out what it might be, I noticed that I could still hear the second hand ticking merrily along, so I imagine it might have been the minute or hour hands doing their thing.
I never opened my eyes though so who knows!
ooooh. But now I’ve jsut noticed: the wall clock is a minute slow! Golly.
BTW, the watch is this Casio, and it’s fab!