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well it's up, it is currently 4-5 inches lower than the Ambient Weather was. I get the wind will be all messed up but its not an ideal location for wind anyway. I don't think the rain should have an issue and the temp for now is spot on with surrounding stations, we will see how it does when it gets really hot and its pretty close to the vinyl fence in summer. I could raise it higher but I'll have to figure out a better solution that I did today.

PS: I set up Weatherlink 2.0 with a Weatherlink IP (I'm a Mac user.) I paid the "pro" fee because well, I don't know why. I set it up to forward to Weather Underground and CWOP. So far it seems to send data every 5 minutes to Weatherlink 2.0 and every 15 minutes to WU/CWOP. Next week I'll experiment with using the Meteobridge I have to get WU on Rapid Fire while trying to maintain use of Weatherlink 2.0

Quick question... how can I tell if I am on the 1 minute sample rate for the WLIP? My understanding is somehow I could check on the console if I am not a PC user, but isn't it the default? I want to max out the sample rate to the extent the stock WLIP can handle at least until I bring the Meteobridge into the equation...

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Paul,

Sounds like you are fixing your wind reporting issue. Good luck. I have two complete VP2s and like them very much except for the horrible rainfall accuracy. I know the right answer is to connect my Rainwise 111 to my VP2s and disconnect the Davis tipper and the problem will go away. But I may try another Davis rain base as finding a suitable home (i.e., acceptable to my wifeís aesthetics) for the Rainwise is problematic. I am disappointed Davis canít fix its rain tool, but my guess it results because the collector is too small whereas an 8 inch collector would fix the issue. But what do us hobbyists know vs. our friends at Davis?

I have found calibration of the VP2 rain base highly inaccurate and unreliable.
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Insolation = heating due to solar radiation (sunshine).

The function of the radiation shield is to mitigate solar 'heating' caused by sunshine, thus allowing the sensor to measure AIR temperature rather than heating caused by sunshine.
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...My question at the moment is regarding the solar radiation and UV sensors available with some brands. I can't find what these are for, why they might be useful, and if I might appreciate having these sensors even if I don't understand them now.......

Knowing UV is valuable as it is potentially carcinogenic.
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Actually I had looked at that thread when I first discovered the problem.  Unfortunately I can not do that on my own.

Paul
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Sorry, I can't answer that question.  I have only connected my Vue/WiFiLogger with both A/C and batteries installed.


Paul
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I'm assuming that, like the OEM Davis WL-IP data-logger, that *IF* the Console is being powered by the #6625 AC adapter that the internal 3xC-cell batteries are not truly necessary and could be eliminated. Yes? No? Maybe?
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I called Davis and they would not send out the cable for now based on the diagnostics I gave them.  Since it started to work again they asked me to do a couple of tests on the console.  They asked that the next time I find it not working to do a couple of things on the anemometer.  Then if it does not work to call them for further testing.


Paul
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From my point of view, there are those who have mainly Davis stations with their easily available add-ons or more complete stations with at least the solar sensor on them.
Sometimes it seems like solar values are just one more thing about our weather to measure and record.  Other times it is used to help calculate evaporation losses, so I'm thinking the ag users would be more interested.  Other times it does help estimate hours of sunlight, for growing, solar power generation,and so on.

Me?  I glance at my graph and get a good idea of whether the skies were clear, partly cloudy, what time of day and all that. Just using as my 'sunshine indicator' for which there are other but not integrated devices. 

Hope it helps your awareness.
Dale
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