Model 86709

Model 86709

With Wireless Outdoor and Indoor Temperature

Instruction Manual



With the Atomic Clock, you have the most accurate timepiece
within the continent. It can receive the time signal transmitted by
the National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST),which
is regulated by 3 atomic clocks and deviates less than 1 second
within 3,000 years. The NIST broadcasts the time signal (WWVB,
60kHZ) continuously from Fort Collins, Colorado. This signal can
be received anywhere in the continental USA that long wave (AM)
radio reception is possible with a portable radio. It is expected that
the signal can cover a distance of over 2,000 miles from the
transmitter. Therefore, your clock will receive the signal within the
broadcast range anywhere an AM signal can be received; generally
the signal cannot be picked up in massive metal and concrete
structures unless near a window. In addition, some environmental
effects (see next page) may affect the transmitting distance.

For more information, please study the WWVB WEB page of
NIST at:



Your SkyScan Atomic Clock receives the official US time signal from the US Atomic clock in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Successful reception will activate the WAVE icon. If the clock fails to receive the “WWVB” signal in the first reception sequence after power up, it will repeat an 8-minute reception sequence at 2:00 AM,

3:00 AM. This operation stops once the WWVB signal is received. The clock automatically refreshes the time and date each night.

You can start reception of the time signal anytime by pressing
the WAVE button.
Note: Frequent use of this feature may affect battery life.



Signals from other household devices, such as entry controls, doorbells and home security systems, may temporarily interfere with the Atomic Clock and cause reception failure. This is normal and does not affect the general performance of the product. The trans mission and reception of temperature reading will resume once the interference has stopped.

Location Precautions


This clock receives a radio wave much like a TV or radio, Be sure to
locate it near a window or some other locations where reception is
good, avoid the locations which can interfere with proper reception.

Synchronization signal reception can be received in the Continental
USA only. In other areas you can still use this clock by making time
settings manually.
The Atomic Clock obtains the accurate time with wireless technology.
Same as all wireless devices, the receiving ability may be affected by ,
but not limited to the following circumstances:

Long transmitting distance.
Nearby mountains and valleys.
Among tall buildings.
Near railway, high voltage cable, etc.
Near freeway, airport , etc.
Near construction site.
Inside concrete buildings.
Near electrical appliances.
Near computers and televisions.
Bad weather locally or electrical storms between you and Colorado.
Inside moving vehicles.
Nearby metallic structures.



Super Accurate Atomic Time using the WWVB Radio Signal from the USA Atomic Clock Optional 12 Hour or 24 Hour Time Display Four Time Zone Settings (choose from Pacific Time, Mountain Time, Central Time and Eastern Time) Automatic adjustment for Daylight Saving Time in the Spring and Fall

Indoor thermometer and wireless outdoor thermometer
Displays Indoor/Outdoor Temperature in Centigcade or Fahrenheit
Indoor and outdoor temperature trends
Low battery indicator



1) Overlays Remove the plastic overlays from the clock and the transmitter before setting up the clock.

2) Battery installation in the wireless transmitter
Unscrew the battery compartment door.
Insert 2 “AA” size batteries in proper polarity (+) and (-) as indicated.


o Use the C/ F button to change the remote displays between Centigrade and Fahrenheit. oThe TX button tests the communication between the transmitter

and the clock.

Replace the battery compartment door.

The low battery icon will show in the wireless transmitter LCD

when your batteries need replacing.

3) Battery installation in the clock


Open the battery cover of the main unit.

Insert 2 “AA” batteries in polarity (+) and (-) as indicated.

Close the battery cover.

The low battery icon in the temperature window of the clock

indicates a weak or no signal reception from the wireless

transmitter which indicates when your batteries need replacing.

Warning: Do not mix old and new batteries.

Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (nickel

cadmium) batteries.

4) Setting the time zone Slide the time zone switch on the back of the SkyScan clock to your time zone:PST = Pacific Standard Time

MST = Mountain Standard Time
CST = Central Standard Time
EST = Eastern Standard Time

5) Daylight Saving Time Slide the daylight saving time switch (DST) to ON. This setting allows your clock to automatically change from standard time to daylight savings time and back each Spring and Fall. If you live in an area that does not recognize daylight savings time (Arizona and parts of Indiana) slide the DST switch to off.

6) Important Please Note the clock will not operate or set for the first four minutes after inserting the battery. During this time the clock will be searching for the Time Signal from Fort Coilins,Colorado and the setting functions will not operate. This is normal and not a defect in your


7) Outdoor Temperature Upon power up (or pressing the RF-REG button) the temperature RF signal is sent from the transmitter to the clock. The clock attempts to receive the RF temperature signal for 3 minutes. The clock refreshes the RF temperature every 1 minute. If the RF

temperature signal is not received within 3 minutes, blank will appear in the outdoor temperature display of the clock. In this case, press the RF-REG button on the back of the clock. The clock will attempt outdoor temperature reception for another 3 minutes. Place the transmitter outside in a dry, shaded area. Try relocating the clock or the transmitter if the clock does not

display the outdoor temperature after 6 minutes.

Do not touch any other buttons orsettings on your SkyScan

clock. Put the clock near a window with the clock facing

towards Colorado. It will automatically receive the remote

temperature and set your clock to the exact time, day, date

and indoor temperature. Please allow 24 hours for your clock

to pick up the signal from Colorado.






For Customer Inquiries: WEB: WWW.SKYSCANINFO.COM EMAIL: SHELLEY@EIC.HRCOXMAIL.COM TEL: (757)460-2483 MADE IN CHINA This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)this device may not cause harmful interference, (2)this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Model: 86709 RF-REG MEMORY O OC/F WAVE DATE/MINMONTH/HOUR YEAR/SEC 12/24 RF-REG MEMORY PST PACIFIC STANDARD TIME MST CST EST MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME CENTRAL STANDARD TIME EASTERN STANDARD TIME ON OFF DST TIME SET LOCK CALENDAR SET PST EST MST CST TIME ZONE DST ON/OFF

If 8 minutes after you power up your clock has not successfully received the time signal, you may set the clock manually or the clock will continue an automatic search at 2:00 AM, 3:00 AM until the signal is received. Best reception of the WWVB signal is during the nighttime when the atmosphere allows a stronger signal to travel farther from the Colorado transmitter. It is strongly recommended that you allow the SkyScan Atomic clock one or two evenings to automatically catch the WWVB signal and set itself.

If you decide to manually set the clock make sure the time zone and DST switches are properly set (see Getting Started). Then follow these easy steps:

1) Slide the switch to TIME SET and the time will flash on the display. Press the HR, MIN, and SEC buttons until you reach the desired time.

2) Slide the switch to calendar and the year and date will flash on the display. Press the YEAR, MONTH and DATE buttons until you reach the desired calendar setting.

3) Slide the Switch to the LOCK Position. 4) In the normal mode press the 12HR/24HR button to choose the desired display format. “AM” and “PM” display only in the 12HR format.

5) In the normal mode press the OOC/ F button to choose the Centigrade or Fahrenheit scale. Both the indoor and outdoor temperature will display in the chosen scale. Note: the display on the remote unit can also show Centigrade or Fahrenheit independent of the temperature scale chosen for the clock display.



If the clock displayed a proper outdoor temperature in the past but now displays blank , the wireless transmitter and clock may have lost synchronization. If this occurs, press the RF-REG button. The clock will attempt outdoor temperature reception for another 3 minutes and reinitiate synchronization with the wireless transmitter.



1) In normal mode, holding RF-REG button 2 seconds can reset the data.

2) If there is no reading received, it shows the last reading

3) Last reading will flash every 4 seconds after about 60 minutes of no reception to remind user there is a problem.

4) The display will return to normal once a new reading is received.

If the remote temperature cannot be received, check the following:


1) The distance of the Atomic Clock or Wireless Transmitter should be at least 3-4 feet away from any interfering sources such as computer monitors or TV sets.

2) Avoid placing the receiver onto or in the immediate proximity of metal window frames.

3) Using other electrical products such as headphones or speakers operating on the same signal frequency (433MHz) may prevent correct signal transmission and reception.

4) Neighbors using electrical devices operation on the 433MHz signal frequency can also cause interference.

5) Extreme temperatures may affect the Wireless Remote range, if it has


been extremely cold (under -4 F) for an extended period of time.

The maximum transmission range is 100-150 feet from the wireless transmitter to the SkyScan Atomic Clock (in open space). However, this depends on the surrounding environment and interference levels. If no receipt is possible despite the observation of these factors, all system units have to be reset (see Getting Started).

Note: When the 433MHz signal is received correctly, do not re-open the battery cover of either the wireless transmitter or the clock, as the batteries may spring free from the contacts and force a false reset. Should this happen accidentally then reset both units (see Getting Started above) otherwise transmission problems may occur.



In the normal mode, press MEMORY button to view the maximum and minimum temperature records daily.

In the review temperature memory mode, hold MEMORY button for 2 seconds to clear the record. 1) icon shows the maximum temperature records daily (record


memory should reset daily at 0:00) 2) icon shows the minimum temperature records daily (record


memory should reset daily at 0:00)

Trend symbols



1)The trend shows UP , if there is 1 C increased compared with last reading within 1 hour.


2)The trend shows DOWN , if there is 1 C decreased compared with last reading within 1 hour.


3)The trend shows STANDARD , if changes less than 1 C within 1 hour.



When a Low Battery symbol appears in the indoor temperature

display, please replace the batteries of the clock. After installation of new batteries, the setup procedures need to be performed. Note: When the clock has an abnormal display or function, please reload the batteries or use new ones.



Press the “WAVE” button when the clock is displaying irrelevant time even when the tower icon shows. This may happen when the external noise is severe enough to interfere with the time signal. Press the “RF-REG” button on the wireless transmitter if the readout is irrelevant or does not respond.



Avoid exposing your clock to extreme temperatures, water or severe shock.

Avoid contact with any corrosive materials such as perfume, alcohol or cleaning agents.

Do not subject the clock to excessive force, shock, dust, temperature or humidity. Any of these conditions may shorten the life of the clock.

Do not tamper with any of the internal components of this clock. This will invalidate the warranty and may cause damage.



Use 2 new “AA” alkaline batteries (not included) in both clock and transmitter.

Do not mix standard or rechargeable batteries

Do not mix new and old batteries

When the low battery mark appears on the display, replace the appropriate batteries with new ones.


Do not expose the appliance to strong temperature variations, humidity, direct sunlight or dust.

Keep the radio-controlled clock out of reach of small children.

Attention! Batteries can be life threatening, if swallowed. Therefore, keep batteries and clock out of reach of small children. If a battery has been swallowed, seek medical advice immediately. The batteries provided must not be charged or re-activated by any other means, taken apart, thrown into fire or short-circuited. Batteries need to be properly disposed of. For this purpose, shops selling batteries provide special containers for environmentally friendly disposal. Also, empty batteries will be taken at public waste collection points.



Temperature measuring range


Indoor: 14 F to 122 F


-10 C to 50 C


Outdoor: -40 F to 158 F


-40C to 70 C

Transmission distance: maximum 100-150 feet in open field, depending upon surrounding structures, mounting location and possible interfering sources. Power source (Alkaline batteries recommended) Atomic Clock: 2 AA batteries, 1.5V batteries Wireless Transmitter: 2 AA batteries, 1.5V batteries. Battery life: about one year

WARRANTY This product is warranted to be free of defects in manufacturing for two years after purchase. Defective clocks should be returned to the place of retail purchase.



The manufacturer and supplier cannot accept any responsibility for
any incorrect readings and any consequences that occur should an
inaccurate reading take place.
This product is not to be used for medical purposes or for public
The specifications of the product may change without prior notice.
This product is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of children.
No part of this manual may be reproduced without written

authorization of the manufacture. Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.



TEL: (757) 460-2483 EMAIL:

Customer Service Dept.


Equity Industries Corp. Model 86709 5721 Bayside Road Made in China Virginia Beach, VA 23455 U.S.A. Printed in China

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