Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
Carl, before you plug it in to power, you need to check a few things:
1. Set your Time Zone
You may slide the TIME ZONE selector at the back of the unit to Eastern (EST), Central (CST), Mountain (MST) or Pacific (PST)
2. Set Daylight Savings
You can slide the DST switch at the back of the unit to turn on/ off in areas observing/ not observing such time change.
From there, the correct time should appear automatically, as the radio does have an auto set function.
You can still set yourself manually though
1. Slide the switch lock/WAKE1/ WAKE2/ on the top of the unit to clock position.
2. Press <<REV or FWD>> to set the clock time. The time decrements or increments will follow by a faster rate when you press and hold the buttons. The “:” between hour and minute time flashes when you are setting the time. AM or PM icon will also beside the time.
3. Slide the switch lock/WAKE1/ WAKE2/ on the top of the unit to lock position when finished.
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