Ran into for me until today, a unknown problem. I`m working in a maintenance team as a technichian and today they where calling for me from one of Our schools. Their master clock went one hour late. My first thought was that there was something wrong With the summer/Winter time cangeover, as we`re going for wintertime next weekend. The clock is a Microquartz sigma
The time and date is corrected by GPS. My first observation was that the clock date was showing March 8. 2099. Tried to manually correct the time and date, but the GPS updated it back to March 8. 2099 imediately. Then I went into the setup menu and disabeled the GPS receiver. Afther this I was able to set the clock manually, and it ran at the right time. STRANGE... I thought.
So, afther 5 minutes With Google, I found something interessting. The variable that holds the week number, is only 10 bits in some receivers. This means they make a "rollover" afther 1024 weeks. Found a online time calculator and tried to calculate the time from March 8. 1999, as I suspect the factory default time to be this date. EXACTLY MATCH. 1024 weeks. So, is the life of the auto GPS update for this clock over?
Called the dealer, and found they`ve had more Calls about this phenomenon today. They did not have any quick-fix, so they said they would contact the factory of the SIGMA clock.
Now I`m waiting for a Call from them to tell me how to fix this thing. Looking forward to see the solution, cause this was a compleat New experience to me. You guys may laugh and say; you should have knew this… Just thought I would share todays experience With you anyway.
One more thing: How the heck do I get rid of this autocorrecture when I`m writing post at the forum? Seems like upper case letters are thrown into my text everywhere... :coffee: