problem with [sync~]

    Feb 14 2009 | 7:17 pm
    hello together,
    sorry i'm relatively new to max and this question might be pretty dumb but i'm having trouble with the basic features of [sync~].
    if i press stop, the correct midi-message 252 is put out at the right outlet of the object just as the reference-page says but if i press start nothing happens: is this a bug a bug or am i too stupid to use the object??
    sometimes it just begins to work (i think it has to do with opening the helpfile) and the midi-tick at 248 is printed. then start and stop remains working - just until I open the patch for the next time...
    i need that patch for some experiments with quartz composer's midi clock input and thought [sync~] is the easiest way to do it (instead of clicking together my own midiclock with [counter] etc.
    thanks in advance, jonas