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Just remembered I have the adapter from the console. I plugged it into the transmitter and Iím still getting bad data with the 5VDC.
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I did get some false strikes yesterday on the Atlas. None on the stand alone sensor.

Atlas showed 255 strikes yesterday morning. Closest was 7 miles away @ 7:23. Which puts these strikes just after sunrise.

So maybe our thinning ozone layer is letting in to much radiation?  :shock:
(That's a joke btw)
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What Weather Station Should I Buy? / Re: Cell weather stations
« Last post by havtrail on Yesterday at 11:23:10 PM »
Just two quick comments:

Don't forget the Davis Enviromonitor systems - these are intended more for agricultural applications with many sensors, but there's no reason not to use simply an EM gateway plus a cabled VP2 ISS. The cost is not very different to a Davis Connect + wireless ISS and there's the small advantage of not needing to worry about the ISS battery.

And, as long as it's a cell system, I wouldn't worry too much about whether it's 3G or 4G (or even 2G) - the data rate is pretty low for weather applications and so there's no practical  benefit to 4G - it's a completely different application to smartphones.

Our previous HOBO U30 unit went obsolete - Onset told me that the major U.S. cell carriers finished dropping 2G support at their towers at the end of 2017. Just an FYI.

Rich K.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Did Amazon Pull the Atlas?
« Last post by CW2274 on Yesterday at 11:08:28 PM »
I can buy the Davis Vantage Vue station for $238 and it's unquestionably a higher quality unit with 2.5 second updates, which is critical during a thunderstorm.


That price for the Vue does not include a data logger. So the difference between the Vue and the Atlas is much greater if you plan on connecting to the Internet.

So, with the Vue, out of the box, you cant monitor your station via the internet in any way shape or form with out a data logger?
Are all the Davis's like that now?

thanks
Yes. Always have been.
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I found a thread in the "other hardware" sub forum discussing this issue with an Ecowitt station, which is a clone of our Ambient stations. We'll rather I should be saying Ecowitt and Ambient are both Fine Offset clones.

Check out the photos of the spike mod. Very nice.
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=34971.0
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Other Weather Station Hardware / Re: Detachable Metal Bird Spikes
« Last post by galfert on Yesterday at 10:30:21 PM »
Looks to be same rain collector as Ambient Weather WS-2902A, WS-2000, and WS-1600-IP. Where can we buy this modification? I can easily find the metal zip tie and made my own spikes from a long thick metal rod cut to size. But the critical piece is the plastic insert and where do we get that?
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Did Amazon Pull the Atlas?
« Last post by wase4711 on Yesterday at 10:29:14 PM »
I can buy the Davis Vantage Vue station for $238 and it's unquestionably a higher quality unit with 2.5 second updates, which is critical during a thunderstorm.


That price for the Vue does not include a data logger. So the difference between the Vue and the Atlas is much greater if you plan on connecting to the Internet.

So, with the Vue, out of the box, you cant monitor your station via the internet in any way shape or form with out a data logger?
Are all the Davis's like that now?

thanks
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Other Weather Station Hardware / Re: Automated Weather Source weather station
« Last post by galfert on Yesterday at 10:15:58 PM »
So what are you going to recommend to them for an upgrade?
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Did Amazon Pull the Atlas?
« Last post by graculus on Yesterday at 10:11:16 PM »
I can buy the Davis Vantage Vue station for $238 and it's unquestionably a higher quality unit with 2.5 second updates, which is critical during a thunderstorm.

I'm no AcuRite fan, but if wx data is critical to you don't forget that with the Vue you are stuck with either the anemometer or the rain/temp/hum being mounted at an unsuitable height.
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I found a 2.4VDC adapter lying around that fit into the ISS connector and no luck. Still bad data.

Needs 5 volts. 
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