Atomic Clock Signal blinking

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My product is the Acurite Weather Station with Jumbo Color Display (Model #: 02081M, 01046DI). The clock never adjusted itself for the correct time, I always have to do it manually. 

The Atomic Clock was displaying no signal, so I reset the unit. Not the Atomic Clock Signal is blinking continuously. Does it mean it is still syncing or is it an issue? 
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Hello Julianna,
For the best possible atomic signal reception, position atomic products with the back side facing Colorado. Placing the unit near a window with the curtains or blinds open may improve reception. The best reception is typically at night just before/after sunrise and sunset. The atomic signal can be impacted by weather conditions, electrical interference and solar conditions. Make sure the product is at least 3 feet (.9 m) away from electronics that may interfere with the wireless communication (such as TVs, microwaves, fluorescent lights, computers, laptops, refrigerators, cordless phones, USB-powered devices like webcams & keyboards, etc). Although atomic clocks can work in most locations, the number of times they synchronize with the atomic signal depends on suitable clock placement. The atomic signal may not be received daily; this is dependent on other radio or solar interference. Automatic daylight saving time updates can be delayed from poor signal reception. It may take up to 48 hours for an atomic clock to update. A unit may experience difficulties receiving the signal inside of a metal, brick or stone building. Reception cannot be guaranteed in these structures. To improve reception, relocate the unit to a windowsill facing Colorado. Certain geographic locations may experience difficulties receiving the signal. Ex: In a low valley, mountain range or a heavily wooded area. These areas may receive very infrequent signals or not at all.