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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: one day only sale on the Atlas!
« Last post by davefr on Today at 02:32:43 PM »
They're crazy!!  It's cheaper on Amazon and includes Prime shipping.

I guess there's some merit in buying direct to avoid getting any of the dregs that haven't been reworked.
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VP2 is also much more powerful than the Ambient and Acurite stations. So the VP2 is not a good example for someone looking for a <$100 solution.

If you budget is less than $100 then there is no good choice to recommend. Unless you consider the Ambient WS-1900 but that model does not connect to the Internet. It looks just like a WS-2902A but the display has no WiFi.

With the $100 budget you have set the most popular option at that price is the La Crosse Technology V40-PRO-INT. But I just cannot recommend it. Sure it may be popular (according to Amazon its #8 in the best seller list of weather stations) but no weather enthusiasts buy that. If you go into the La Crosse sub forum on this website you'll notice that there is hardly anyone discussing it. The La Crosse sub forum is a dead zone. So people that are buying it probably are not very serious about weather. This weather station doesn't even display barometric pressure.

My cheapest recommendation are the following, but price of these are $135 and $170:
WS-1550-IP (no display ...Internet and web page or mobile app only, but requires Ethernet connection to receiver device)
WS-2902A (display has WiFi and Internet weather services connectivity) - This model is what I'm using and it is the most popular choice today reporting to Weather Underground. But I'm looking to upgrade to the more expensive WS-2000 just because of the display. All of these newest Ambient Weather hardware use the newest Osprey outdoor sensor and had a very good track record. Nothing is perfect though.

I didn't mention the obvious Acurite 5-in-1 that can also be had for around $100, only because I have no experience with it. Lots of people around here have been very happy to move on from the older Acurite 5-in-1 to the newer more expensive Atlas 7/8. From what I gather the Acurite 5-in-1 was just okay and was and still is a very popular choice (#13 on Amazon best seller list).

Whatever you get I wouldn't worry about it working or not through the metal roof. You can always return it if it doesn't work. Just try it. Amazon has great return policy.


This one is #1 on my list so far:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws1900.html

Seems like it's got the newer Osprey sensor suite and my parents don't need (or will know how to use) Wifi connectivity.
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Weather Web Resources / Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Last post by NWROrg Team on Today at 01:05:01 PM »




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I appreciate the heads up.  Learned a lot here already though!......
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I think that the members from Accuweather forums are now mostly hanging out (and posting a lot) on the new forum they created at https://wxdisco.com/ . While all are still welcome here, the bulk of the conversations you were seeing on Accuweather are now taking place there.
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It is seamless metal roofing.  The only possible "opening" is  chimney 20 feet away - opposite direction of where the console is.  Maybe the signal is like Santa?  :)

OK. What RSSI figure do you see?

Remote location - do not have access to that number.  Sorry.  Very rarely (ever?) have I seen transmission issue FWIW.
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It is seamless metal roofing.  The only possible "opening" is  chimney 20 feet away - opposite direction of where the console is.  Maybe the signal is like Santa?  :)

OK. What RSSI figure do you see?
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I called Davis support this morning and was told they are aware of it but could not give me a time when it will be fixed.  Wait and see I guess.
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VP2 is also much more powerful than the Ambient and Acurite stations. So the VP2 is not a good example for someone looking for a <$100 solution.

If you budget is less than $100 then there is no good choice to recommend. Unless you consider the Ambient WS-1900 but that model does not connect to the Internet. It looks just like a WS-2902A but the display has no WiFi.

With the $100 budget you have set the most popular option at that price is the La Crosse Technology V40-PRO-INT. But I just cannot recommend it. Sure it may be popular (according to Amazon its #8 in the best seller list of weather stations) but no weather enthusiasts buy that. If you go into the La Crosse sub forum on this website you'll notice that there is hardly anyone discussing it. The La Crosse sub forum is a dead zone. So people that are buying it probably are not very serious about weather. This weather station doesn't even display barometric pressure.

My cheapest recommendation are the following, but price of these are $135 and $170:
WS-1550-IP (no display ...Internet and web page or mobile app only, but requires Ethernet connection to receiver device)
WS-2902A (display has WiFi and Internet weather services connectivity) - This model is what I'm using and it is the most popular choice today reporting to Weather Underground. But I'm looking to upgrade to the more expensive WS-2000 just because of the display. All of these newest Ambient Weather hardware use the newest Osprey outdoor sensor and had a very good track record. Nothing is perfect though.

I didn't mention the obvious Acurite 5-in-1 that can also be had for around $100, only because I have no experience with it. Lots of people around here have been very happy to move on from the older Acurite 5-in-1 to the newer more expensive Atlas 7/8. From what I gather the Acurite 5-in-1 was just okay and was and still is a very popular choice (#13 on Amazon best seller list).

Whatever you get I wouldn't worry about it working or not through the metal roof. You can always return it if it doesn't work. Just try it. Amazon has great return policy.

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