The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  



Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Competition BBQ

Notices

Competition BBQ *On Topic Only* Discussion regarding all aspects of Competition BBQ. Experiences competing or visiting, questions, getting started, Equipment, announcements of events, Results, Reviews, Planning, etc. Questions here will be responded to with competition BBQ in mind.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
comfrank
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 01-29-08
Location: Wilson, NY
Default atomic clock recommendations?

Hey, I'm looking for recommendations on a competition quality atomic clock. Something that is easy to read, easy to hang, mount, or otherwise display under the EZ-up, something that doesn't need to be manually set, and something that's accurate to within a second.

Suggestions?

Thanks,
--frank in Wilson, NY
__________________
OK Joe Bandera style smoker; WSM 22"; blue DigiQ II
comfrank is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-29-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
JohnJ
On the road to being a farker

 
Join Date: 12-29-09
Location: Show Low, AZ
Default

My wife uses one of these in her classroom. Easy to read... didn't really need any setup. When turned on and after it got a signal the hands started moving to the correct time and seems right on when compared a computer clock comparing it's minute change with actual seconds. No second hand however.

http://www.amazon.com/Skyscan-Analog.../dp/B001RN6S8C

http://www.science-city.com/sk14atwacl.html

John
JohnJ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-29-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
nthole
Babbling Farker

 
nthole's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: St. Louis
Default

I got one at Radio Shack that works well. Dropped it a couple times and no problems.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3612618

Seen one at Sam's that looks good too.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...%2FTable+Clock
__________________
Neil -- "Easy Bake Master"
NB Bandera [gone to heaven...conveniently located in Long Island, NY]
Rebel 23, WSM A, WSM B, UDS, Easy Bake Oven
Pork Pistols BBQ
MOFO Illuminati

MOINK...It's what's for linner.
nthole is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-29-2010, 02:08 PM   #4
Willie's BBQ
Banned
 
Willie's BBQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-16-10
Location: tampa,fl
Default

i have the same one from radio shack and it works great, also very durable
Willie's BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-29-2010, 03:07 PM   #5
Tweedle
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 08-07-09
Location: Surry NH
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nthole View Post
I got one at Radio Shack that works well. Dropped it a couple times and no problems.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3612618

Seen one at Sam's that looks good too.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...%2FTable+Clock

We use the one above from Sam's and it has gone thru a beating and still works great.
__________________
Barbeque, It's not just for breakfast anymore! Check us out at angrypigbbq.com
Tweedle is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-29-2010, 05:14 PM   #6
Sticks-n-chicks
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 07-09-08
Location: Shawnee, KS
Default

Bought mine at Amazon under 20 bucks if I remember right...that was 3 years ago.
__________________
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Operation BBQ Relief - [URL="http://www.operationbbqrelief.org"]http://www.operationbbqrelief.org[/URL]
Partner in CompBBQ - A Competition Management System [URL="http://www.CompBBQ.com"]http://www.CompBBQ.com[/URL]
Sticks-n-Chicks BBQ Team

Warm Smoke, Blue Skies...Best of days | Yoder 640 | FEC-100 | ABS Qube | 3 UDC's | WSM | KCBS CBJ
Sticks-n-chicks is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-29-2010, 06:26 PM   #7
Rich Parker
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 06-20-09
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Default

The link above for Sam's didn't work for me.

This one is $17.56 at Sam's
http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...444&navAction=
__________________
WSM, UDS, Deep South Medium, and Victory Smoker - TheBBQSuperstore.com
Rich Parker is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-29-2010, 11:19 PM   #8
BoneDaddy's
Full Fledged Farker
 
BoneDaddy's's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-24-09
Location: Bedford, NH
Default

Do you want an atomic clock or one that can synch to the judges clock? Would the atomic clock allow you to override the time to be dead-on to the judge?
__________________
Bone Daddy's & Too Sauced to Pork BBQ Teams: 2 Humphrey's Smokers: CBJ #57193
BoneDaddy's is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-29-2010, 11:53 PM   #9
swamprb
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
swamprb's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-27-06
Location: Bothell WA
Default

I like the Radio Shack Atomic clock!
__________________
Brian - Left Hand Smoke BBQ PNWBA 2010 Team of the Year
BGE's/WSM's/Pellet Pro WSM/BWS Gater/BDS Clones/Cookshack 008/Weber Performer w EZ-Que/Cajun Bandit/Rib-O-Lator Test Pilot/La Caja China/BBQ Guru/Weber 1000 RK Drum Coffee Roaster
Follow Left Hand Smoke on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-H...462391?sk=wall
KCBS CBJ/PNWBA CBJ www.pnwba.com
swamprb is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-30-2010, 10:05 AM   #10
G$
is Blowin Smoke!
 
G$'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-01-05
Location: Southern Arizona
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoneDaddy's View Post
Do you want an atomic clock or one that can synch to the judges clock? Would the atomic clock allow you to override the time to be dead-on to the judge?
In my experience, every contest has used a silver clock that looks like the one in the Sam's link which is radio synched, so there should be no minipulation required. It has always matched our mobile phone clocks to second.
G$ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-30-2010, 10:37 AM   #11
Lake Dogs
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Lake Dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-14-09
Location: Lake Sinclair, GA
Default

I was wondering the same thing myself (sync vs. comp time). Glad to see they're
using the same one. Looks like a slightly less expensive one on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/HOWARD-MILLER-.../dp/B000U7SLJK
__________________
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.
Lake Dogs is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Atomic Cherry Bombs Hofy Q-talk 12 07-11-2011 06:12 PM
Where to buy an atomic clock Mike - CSBBBQ Q-talk 16 04-12-2009 12:50 PM
Atomic MOINK Balls HeSmellsLikeSmoke Q-talk 8 02-15-2009 09:49 PM
atomic buffalo turds Rick's Tropical Delight Q-talk 49 07-07-2007 12:57 AM
Atomic bull turds t-bone49 Q-talk 9 08-06-2005 11:38 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts