On return from my most recent trip (about a week) I was delighted to find it had held the time. It did not record as programmed, perhaps due to cloudy weather or something. Who knows?
It did delete about half of my weekly timers. I speculate when it does not find the signal, it does you the "favor" of deleting the timer.
Yup, I know where the problem is. I am done trying to record with this junk. Time to start shopping, again...
I think I may have discovered the reason (or maybe one reason) I am having problems with this unit. I've been recording to a WD 3TB hard drive. I've also been storing my PC backup files on this drive. Now the Amiko will not record or even read from this drive, presumably because there are too many files on the drive (I gather from info. in the manual, and the drive still works on my PC). I switched to a 1TB Passport drive I was using with an OTA recorder and it performs much better. Another thing is the smaller unit is powered from the USB and not from it's own power supply, perhaps that's another factor.
I don't have a clue why this would affect the clock but it seems to. It evens seems to keep time better, but that may be my imagination, I haven't measured it. So, I guess ideally it is best to use the external drive exclusively for recording with no other files on the drive. It looks like a 1 hour show recorded from an HD channel uses about 6 Gigs, if you are considering getting one of these devices and want to size it. I mean, bigger may not be better considering this limitation.