That's why i ruled it out, the reception at the window is poor enough as is
Thats why i thought of NTP, The signal is plenty strong and and i should be able to move the alarm clock to any location within wifi range..
i had a look at this post: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,8505.0.html
and its somewhat close to what i want except that it pulls the alarm times from a server and also the time. this makes it dependent on haveing a server running all the time so not so great in the end.
but i guess i could use the debounce routine for each button... but then again my programming skills are to bad for me to figure out how to set/store an alarm time
in the learing section i did find how to connect to an ntp and get the time of that... http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/UdpNtpClient
oh well anyway time to go to bed... will thinker on with this