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Categories | Ham Shack Clocks | MFJ Clock Model MFJ-113 Help

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KG7OR  Rating: 2/5 Feb 12, 2018 18:10  Send this review to a friend!
Looks good, performs lousy  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This replaces the review I posted shortly after buying this clock. I've now learned my lesson; don't write a review too soon.

Visually, the MFJ-113 should be a winner due to its big, bright display. Sadly, it has nothing else going for it.

Problem #1: if you're expecting a ham shack clock that keeps accurate time, keep looking. This thing loses a few seconds every day; not even as good as a cheap quartz wall clock at half the price from Walmart. I have to reset it to WWV about once a week or so to maintain logging accuracy.

Problem #2: it's not really a 4-digit 24 hour clock! You'll only see 4 digits between 1000 and 2359; just 14 hours. Times between midnight and 0959 display in 3 digits, like a plain ol' bedroom clock: "9:59" instead of 0959. That's a minor detail, but a clock marketed for use in radio communications applications ought to display time the way it's universally expected and used by communicators: 4 digits throughout the day.

Bottom line: this thing is nothing more than a cheap household alarm clock with a partial 24-hour display option tacked on. You can do far better for free simply by changing your computer's system clock to 24 hours and the UTC time zone. (If you do that, don't forget to turn off the Daylight Savings Time feature.) 
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