Clock model 13003-AC

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This clock is supposed to get a satellite signal for accurate time, but the clock is now 12 minutes fast. Please advise.
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David Finkelstein

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joegr

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What ever misled you into thinking this was a satellite (GPS) clock?  It's not.  It's not even an "atomic" clock.  (Atomic clocks get a time signal from terrestrial radio, not satellite.)  It's an "Intelli-time" clock.  Intelli-time clocks have an (supposed to be) highly accurate battery backed clock module inside that was set with the time at the factory before it shipped.  They have no means to ever sync up the time with anything.  The ones I've seen are never accurate to the second, and rarely even to the minute.  I avoid them and don't have any because of this.  (I like for all the clocks in my house to have the same opinion of what the time is.)  I do have several of the "atomic" clocks that get a time sync signal from a radio in Bolder, Colorado.  Unfortunately, they don't work in all rooms of my house.
 
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George D. Nincehelser

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The IntelliTime feature is primarily to keep a reasonable time should the power fail. As joegr mentions, there is no synchronization of time involved.

I think you should be able to correct the time manually, though, and at some point you’ll need to replace the coin battery.
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David Finkelstein

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Thanks for the replies. I stand corrected, it must receive a radio signal to set the time because there is no button for time set on the back of the clock. How do I reset the correct time manually?
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David here are the directions for the 13003 clock   https://www.acurite.com/media/manuals/13003-instructions.pdf
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David Finkelstein

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My model of the clock has a different back. There is no "time set" button.

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John Z

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David, maybe you have 13030?

https://www.acurite.com/kbase/13030_A...
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David Finkelstein

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It has model number 13003-AC on the label
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joegr

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Could you take a picture and post it?
Even "atomic" clocks have a means to manually set the time.  You had to set your time zone right?  It's probably the same buttons that are used to manually set the time. 
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Here are pictures of the back and label
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Ledrak

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David looking at the pictures you posted the model number of your clock is 13003. The AC is for the 120 volt power the clock runs on.  I'm guessing that if you push and hold the (+) button the time will advance and  the (-)   button will back up the time setting.
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It looks like you have an older version of the "intelli-time" (non-radio) clock than the manual on-line covers. 
Try pressing and holding the "alarm set" or the "DST" button for several seconds and see if it switches to time set mode.  Then you can use the "+" and "-" buttons to adjust the time.
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That worked. Thanks everyone for your help.