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Old 11-29-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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What is a good clock to use for competition? One that is easy to synchronize and allows you to set multiple alarms.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #2
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This is the one I would recommend is Amazon.com: La Crosse Technology WT-8005U-S Atomic Digital Wall Clock with Indoor Temperature, Silver: Home & Garden@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41inTahbW9L.@@AMEPARAM@@41inTahbW9L. Sets to the same satelites as most rep clocks, has seconds, and includes temp if that tickles your fancy. Don't know about settable alarms, but I use my smartphone for that. Take out the batteries inbetween comps because it eats through them.

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Old 11-29-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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Thank you. This look like a nice option. As a benefit it's always nice to know that your cooking in 100 degree heat and that it isn't the pressure that's making you sweat
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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I think Sam's or Walmart sell an atomic clock for about $20. I have been using mine for the last couple of years and it has held up.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:01 PM   #5
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This one?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/La-Crosse-...ilver/12574539

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I have one that I bought from walmart a couple years ago, has an alarm clock, and temperature. Doesn't really matter which one you buy, they will all sync to the signal being produced by NIST in Boulder Colorado.
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Thanks everyone. So is it a pretty sure bet that the clocks used at the comps will sync to official US time (NIST) or at least most of them?
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Thanks everyone. So is it a pretty sure bet that the clocks used at the comps will sync to official US time (NIST) or at least most of them?
Every competition I have been to they use an atomic clock.
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Save your money for beer just carry your box up when you see other teams head to the turn in tent!
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:10 PM   #10
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Save your money for beer just carry your box up when you see other teams head to the turn in tent!
Haha - you haven't seen me run after drinking said beer That box may make it in time but it won't score well on presentation!
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I wish I would have seem that one. :)

Mine is a cheap one
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Thanks everyone. So is it a pretty sure bet that the clocks used at the comps will sync to official US time (NIST) or at least most of them?
Every one of them that I've been to they have been using atomic clocks. If they are using an atomic clock, it is linking to NIST. Here is a link to the Time and Frequency division of NIST.

http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/
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We use this one from Radio Shack...$29.99.

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i just use my watch. 10 minutes is a wide window. if it gets tight, i check my phone, they are atomic time as well.

i find no need to have any more junk than i need.
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This is the one I would recommend is Amazon.com: La Crosse Technology WT-8005U-S Atomic Digital Wall Clock with Indoor Temperature, Silver: Home & Garden. Sets to the same satelites as most rep clocks, has seconds, and includes temp if that tickles your fancy. Don't know about settable alarms, but I use my smartphone for that. Take out the batteries inbetween comps because it eats through them.

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