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Review Summary For : MFJ-118 12/24 Hour LCD Clock
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JumboLCD 12/24 Hour Clock displays time in 24 hour UTC or 12 hour format with huge 1.75 inch high-contrast LCD digits. It also displays year, month, date, and day of the week, with a 100 year calendar. Choose from English, Spanish, German, or French for the large 3/4 inch day-of-the-week display. Simple easy-to-operate buttons and detailed instructions. Quartz controlled and synchronizable to WWV.
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W4CP Rating: 2013-12-05
It's won't do what they say it will do. Time Owned: more than 12 months.
IT WON'T DO WHAT THEY SAY IT WILL DO! It won't do what the picture above these reviews shows that it will do.

The picture shows the clock displaying 24 hour time on the left in the "large, main window", with the date in month/day format in the upper right side "window". We know that it is in the month/day format because it shows 3-25 and since there is no third day of the 25th month it has to be in month/day format.

But it won't do that. With 24 hour time displaying in the "large, main window", the only format that the clock will allow is the day/month format in the upper right "window", opposite of how it is done in the USA.

I e-mailed them and told them about the picture that misrepresents the clock, thinking that perhaps there was some "secret way" to put it in the month/day mode. They wrote me back admitting that the clock would not display the month/day format in the situation that I described and that the picture showed.

Yet they continued to sell the clock and show the totally misrepresentative picture for years after that.

I just checked their website, and they don't have this clock listed anymore. But if they should revive it, be aware that the picture is a lie.

BTW, I gave it a 1 rather than a zero because the clock on mine does keep good, accurate time. But the real reason I bought it, to remind me of the date change when UTC rolls past 23:59, is poorly accomplished by this clock.
W5MJ Rating: 2012-05-16
Excellent clock Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have owned one for probably years. It has always kept good time and is fairly easy to change when daylight time comes and goes. It finally gave up the ghost yesterday, and I am going to look for another one at Dayton this weekend.
K2JF Rating: 2008-11-07
nice looking, but... Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
A nice addition to the shack. Now if it only kept time accurately! It seems to lose a minute every day. That makes it consistent but not what I want. So I ordered a 973A from BMI today.
K2JN Rating: 2004-04-16
Large display is easy to see Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've been using mine for about 6 years now without a hitch. It's large display is easy to see from across the room. Low power consumption will stretch the life out of a standard "AAA" battery. You can either prop it up on the desk with a built-in stand or mount it on the wall with it's hook hole. Simple to use and reliable.