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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Wireless USB for VP2 Console?
« Last post by klschmidt on Today at 03:20:12 PM »

Or simply get a second Vue (ISS data only) or VP2 console or an Envoy unit.

I got a used Vue console on ebay for about $60. Another advantage of using a Vue is the ability to set the barometer to ALT. I really like having my VP2 console in the kitchen with no wires attached.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by nincehelser on Today at 03:18:18 PM »
Me? I bought the Access hub for $40, so I already have that. So my best bet would be Option #2, the Atlas and the display;of course I want to add the lightning detector but 'll have to buy that separately.

I'm the same as you, so I purchased a Atlas & Monitor. I'm nearing the end of the thunderstorm season so I'll wait and purchase the lightning detector from AcuRite.com when they have one of their 20% Off whole site sales.

https://www.acurite.com/atlas-lightning-detection-sensor.html

"Black Friday" has always been a great time to buy.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by worachj on Today at 03:16:07 PM »
Me? I bought the Access hub for $40, so I already have that. So my best bet would be Option #2, the Atlas and the display;of course I want to add the lightning detector but 'll have to buy that separately.

I'm the same as you, so I purchased a Atlas & Monitor. I'm nearing the end of the thunderstorm season so I'll wait and purchase the lightning detector from AcuRite.com when they have one of their 20% Off whole site sales.

https://www.acurite.com/atlas-lightning-detection-sensor.html
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Wireless USB for VP2 Console?
« Last post by Bushman on Today at 03:10:21 PM »
How about a pair of XBees?  You can get them from SparkFun along with a USB dongle & an XBee regulated board for under $100.  They act just like a serial cable.  You'd have to supply 5V to the board on the logger, though, unless the logger can supply 5V.

Interesting idea for the hackers in the crowd.  IIRC someone on this forum already did that?  Maybe Dekay??  https://www.digi.com/blog/community/xbee-tech-tip-sending-serial-data-from-one-xbee-wi-fi-to-another/
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by worachj on Today at 03:06:13 PM »
A Amazon search on Acurite "Atlas" will return Atlas tagged items (quote around Atlas).
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by SkellyCA on Today at 03:04:24 PM »
Amazon has 3 listing for the Atlas in different configurations that I can see; two of them are $200 and one is $275.

First configuration Includes the Atlas and the Access hub for $200

Atlas + Access Hub

Second configuration includes the Atlas and the HD display, also $200

Atlas + HD Dispay

The Third configuration includes the Atlas, the Access hub, the HD display AND the Lightning Detector and sells for $275

Atlas, Access hub, HD Display and Lightning Detector

So depending on your needs, you can save money by buying one of these bundles from Amazon, then add whatever upgrades you want after that.

Me? I bought the Access hub for $40, so I already have that. So my best bet would be Option #2, the Atlas and the display;of course I want to add the lightning detector but 'll have to buy that separately.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by nincehelser on Today at 03:02:21 PM »
Interesting thank you for sharing. I like that the humidity nicely reaches 100%. The wind doesn't seem to ever register lower than 1 mph. And why is there no UV and no Solar on displayed on WU? I also noticed precipitation rate is not really the rain rate per hour but rather the accumulative amount that hour. On the Meteobridge for example there is a setting to change the type of rain rate sent to WU (accumulative vs rate per hour). I'm referring to the green line graph in WU. Is there a way to change the rain rate method reported?

According to the upload protocol there is no "rain-rate" reported.

What you're supposed to report is the amount of rainfall in the past 60 minutes.  Developers have differed on what this means.  Does it mean a rolling 60 minute window, or does it mean a fixed hour window?

Another problem is that ever since wunderground changed their graph format a few years back, they seem to be schizophrenic in how to plot rain rate data.  It seemed to change randomly.  It could be that it depended on what particular server you hit at the time.

The current firmware level of the Access (47) is not properly reporting UV and light intensity to wunderground.  There are some obvious typos in the string that need to be corrected, and wunderground also wants Acurite to report data to a different host name.  I've no idea why this hasn't been fixed yet, but maybe Acurite is waiting for wunderground to settle down with their infrastructure changes.
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Wireless USB for VP2 Console?
« Last post by adnadeau on Today at 03:01:53 PM »
How about a pair of XBees?  You can get them from SparkFun along with a USB dongle & an XBee regulated board for under $100.  They act just like a serial cable.  You'd have to supply 5V to the board on the logger, though, unless the logger can supply 5V.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by SkellyCA on Today at 02:54:06 PM »
I guess if you didn't get in on the $40 Access upgrade, this is a way to get back in the game.

$199 for an Atlas and an Access.   :shock:

https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-01008M-Weather-Station-Monitoring/dp/B074XK4BSN/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1537545709&sr=8-5&keywords=Acurite+atlas

Amazon is losing money on this. I would jump on this quick before it changes... The Atlas is worth at least $185 by itself .

Actually, the Atlas by itself sells for $150 on the Acurite site.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by jcookjr82 on Today at 02:47:33 PM »
I wonder if Costco will ever sell this model. They have AcuRite products. Their weather stations offered in the past was LaCrosse. My 2813 unit was very good. Probably not this year, but maybe next?
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