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Hi. Take a look at the signal propogation maps for NIST station WWVB. That station broadcasts the VLF signal that adjusts so many of our "atomic" watches and clocks. Unfortunately the signal appears to miss Alaska. It hits most of Canada and the Aleutians. If the propogation gods are feeling benevolent late at night you may catch a signal every once in a while.


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From the NIST website, Radio-controlled clocks :

"We have also heard several reports from Alaska that the clocks work fine, even though Alaska is outside the coverage area shown on the maps. This is probably due to the low amount of radio “background” noise found in a sparsely populated area."

Personally, I wouldn't get my hopes up.
 

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From the NIST website, Radio-controlled clocks :

"We have also heard several reports from Alaska that the clocks work fine, even though Alaska is outside the coverage area shown on the maps. This is probably due to the low amount of radio “background” noise found in a sparsely populated area."

Personally, I wouldn't get my hopes up.
A home-made tuned VLF ferrite rod antenna might pull the signal level up enough to set the watch at night.
 
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