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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by radioman61 on Today at 08:56:27 PM »
I'm at 1465 feet, so you are close to 3000?
Thanks for the insight; Time to change my approach and get some current pricing..
What do you recommend for the best value when it comes to wifi/internet connectivity for the VP2? My family would like to be able to view the station from their phones when out and about, and, as long as I can up to WU, that would be sufficient

thanks again for your input!

Check out the iPhone app PWS monitor. It pulls data from your WU feed at three minute intervals.  I have a neighbor with an Ambient 2902 and it displays his UV data but not mine from the Atlas. My guess would be thatís a WU glitch.

It is an Acurite glitch not WU fault. Acurite has a typo in the WU upload packet. A firmware update should easily fix it. I find it rather strange that it is taking them so long to fix it. The problem is a mislabeled variable. I don't recall exactly but it was something like currently it says UVlight= instead of UV= in the packet sent. It is a two second fix.

Why am I not surprised?   #-o
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by galfert on Today at 08:50:20 PM »
I'm at 1465 feet, so you are close to 3000?
Thanks for the insight; Time to change my approach and get some current pricing..
What do you recommend for the best value when it comes to wifi/internet connectivity for the VP2? My family would like to be able to view the station from their phones when out and about, and, as long as I can up to WU, that would be sufficient

thanks again for your input!

Check out the iPhone app PWS monitor. It pulls data from your WU feed at three minute intervals.  I have a neighbor with an Ambient 2902 and it displays his UV data but not mine from the Atlas. My guess would be thatís a WU glitch.

It is an Acurite glitch not WU fault. Acurite has a typo in the WU upload packet. A firmware update should easily fix it. I find it rather strange that it is taking them so long to fix it. The problem is a mislabeled variable. I don't recall exactly but it was something like currently it says UVlight= instead of UV= in the packet sent. It is a two second fix.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by CW2274 on Today at 08:45:05 PM »
I'm at 1465 feet, so you are close to 3000?
What do you recommend for the best value when it comes to wifi/internet connectivity for the VP2?
No. I was going by airports, PHX vs TUS. I'm at 2400' and change.
I'll leave connectivity to others much more informed than me.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by radioman61 on Today at 08:39:17 PM »
I'm at 1465 feet, so you are close to 3000?
Thanks for the insight; Time to change my approach and get some current pricing..
What do you recommend for the best value when it comes to wifi/internet connectivity for the VP2? My family would like to be able to view the station from their phones when out and about, and, as long as I can up to WU, that would be sufficient

thanks again for your input!

Check out the iPhone app PWS monitor. It pulls data from your WU feed at three minute intervals.  I have a neighbor with an Ambient 2902 and it displays his UV data but not mine from the Atlas. My guess would be thatís a WU glitch.
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Was that bad? I'm cracking myself up. That was just too easy. Seriously though, first welcome to the forum. Secondly did you read any posts before you joined and did your first post? You don't have to read everything but at least read a few of the most recent and largest threads.

Anyway. Tell us more about you and why you choose the Atlas. Were you a prior 5-in-1 user or something else, or is this your first station? Are you having any of the problems others are reporting. I won't say what those issues are, you can read about them.

And lastly, that was obviously a joke. There are plenty of happy Atlas owners. But the Atlas, did not come out without some quality control issues, and was certainly not the Davis killer everyone was hoping for after a very very long hyped waiting period of over a year.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by wase4711 on Today at 08:28:07 PM »
I'm at 1465 feet, so you are close to 3000?
Thanks for the insight; Time to change my approach and get some current pricing..
What do you recommend for the best value when it comes to wifi/internet connectivity for the VP2? My family would like to be able to view the station from their phones when out and about, and, as long as I can up to WU, that would be sufficient

thanks again for your input!
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No, everyone returned it or are in the process of returning it.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by CW2274 on Today at 08:19:29 PM »
are you a fellow Phoenician?
And, if I recall, you cant get a FARS on a Vue, you must get a VP2, correct?
No, Tucson, and our UV is normally higher here due to our being ~1300' higher and drier air.
Aspiration is only available to the DFARS (daytime only fan) VP2, or the 24hr version which can be powered at night also via batteries should you choose.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by wase4711 on Today at 08:11:10 PM »
are you a fellow Phoenician?
Its all good man, I didnt think you were dissing my ws2000 UV; I guess you are right, its sunny 95% of the time here, and you dont need a UV sensor to tell  you to stay out of the sun too much!
Yeah, I think the FARS is probably needed; my ws2000 doesnt have it, and, so far, it seems pretty on point, but, it hasnt been over 92 degrees since I got this unit, so I cant speak to what it would read when its 115-120....
And, if I recall, you cant get a FARS on a Vue, you must get a VP2, correct?


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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by CW2274 on Today at 08:04:59 PM »
The uv is useful out here in the Arizona desert, and I would buy a VUE in a heartbeat, but you cant add uv to it
Like I stated before, I think UV is useless here because it's always off the scale. Save the bucks and get the VP2 over the Vue, soooo much more modular/capable.

well, I am not sure my UV sensors are that far off; during the sunniest part of a clear day out here this time of year, I get readings of 5/6/7 on the UV scale, which seems pretty accurate, although I am not a scientist, nor do I have professionally calibrated equipment to compare my ws2000 to..
truth be told, I would prefer a VP2 pro with the uv/solar sensors on board, but, that brings me dangerously close to the 1000 mark, and if I add any sort of internet/wifi ability, which I want for sure, we are at a thousand for sure..I am trying to see if passive cooling would work for me out here, since it saves around 200 bucks, and I do get very good breezes/airflow most  of the time in our mountain valley location
If you thought I was dissing your WS2000 UV, I wasn't, I'm saying to me, any UV is a waste of money here. It's sunny, alot.
Forget the UV, get the FARS., it's by far more helpful here. The passive VP2 is not a particularly good performer compared to the 7714 stand alone version, which is merely the shield, nothing else. The 24hr VP2 has a fantastic shield, when aspirated.
I've only lived here 30 years, obviously your call.
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