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Offline mortderire

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WTGR800 wind sensor
« on: October 04, 2017, 11:36:35 AM »
Hi folks,

First post here,

I was bought a WMR89A, as a gift just over two years ago.
The wind sensor on it was never accurate.
Local weather report would indicate windows of 30kph, it would 10kph.

I assumed for a long time it (2 years), that the mounting position was at fault.
That the wind was being deflected by my house, so recently I erected the a 3.5 meter pole and vaulted the sensor over my house.
No improvement.

So its on a 3.5 meter pole, over a house, that sits at the top of a hill (literally) - so its not the position.

Does anybody help have these sensors?
I would buy a replacement, if I thought it would work any better.

Ray K


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Re: WTGR800 wind sensor
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 01:13:02 AM »
I have the old WMR968 at 10m, i then bought a Davis VP2 and mounted it at the same height
I thought it was much slower, but then i relaised that the Davis transmits ever 2.5 seconds and
the OS about 14 seconds, cause of that lag, the OS misses many decent gusts.......
Kind regards
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Re: WTGR800 wind sensor
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 06:10:37 AM »

Yeah,

That is my sense also - I have a 433Mhz receiver, and it transmits about every 14 seconds.
It doesn't have the granularity then.

Thanks,

Ray K

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Re: WTGR800 wind sensor
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 07:15:24 AM »
I am in the same situation.  I was frustrated with my OS station.  Davis makes a much better station.  You can get a very accurate Davis Vue for a reasonable price if you don't need all the bells and whistles.

Good luck!  :)

I have the old WMR968 at 10m, i then bought a Davis VP2 and mounted it at the same height
I thought it was much slower, but then i relaised that the Davis transmits ever 2.5 seconds and
the OS about 14 seconds, cause of that lag, the OS misses many decent gusts.......
Greg Whitehead
Ten Mile, TN USA