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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #175 on: May 17, 2018, 04:32:31 PM »
I've officially given up on waiting for the atlas.  I legit wanted to give it a shot.  Bought a VP2 from scaled instruments today though.
Yeah I am thinking about doing the same.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #176 on: May 17, 2018, 04:40:52 PM »
I've officially given up on waiting for the atlas.  I legit wanted to give it a shot.  Bought a VP2 from scaled instruments today though.

At $278 if/when it ever ships combined with the headaches of trying to grab data locally from the Access, you made a wise decision to buy the known commodity (Davis VP2) that is shipping today with only a slightly higher price tag.  Granted, the Acu-Rite comes with solar, UV, and lightning sensors for the lower price, but as of today the Atlas 7/8 can't even measure a temperature since it is not available for order.....
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #177 on: May 17, 2018, 04:53:29 PM »
I've officially given up on waiting for the atlas.  I legit wanted to give it a shot.  Bought a VP2 from scaled instruments today though.
Yeah I am thinking about doing the same.

Been there, done that, have ZERO regrets.....




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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #178 on: May 17, 2018, 05:50:19 PM »
I've officially given up on waiting for the atlas.  I legit wanted to give it a shot.  Bought a VP2 from scaled instruments today though.
I won't say I have given up, but I have lost interest somewhat. I have a neighbor only 2000' away who put up an Ambient 2902 in December. It seems to be working well so far, so maybe I don't "need" a weather station after all  ;). I was prepared to buy the Atlas 8 when it came out, but at this point I think I will just monitor my neighbor's station as long as it is reliably publishing to WU and wait to see if the Atlas Elite ever becomes a real product.
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #179 on: May 17, 2018, 06:42:10 PM »
vreihen,

I'm glad I am not alone on having 3 wx stations going in my yard!


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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #180 on: May 17, 2018, 07:10:23 PM »
vreihen,

I'm glad I am not alone on having 3 wx stations going in my yard!

I actually have *four* PWS stations at the moment...plus the Stratus/CoCoRaHS manual gauge.  The biggest problem is trying to decide which one of the four is the most correct at any given time!

As I've said, weather stations multiply like rabbits in my back yard.....  :lol:
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #181 on: May 30, 2018, 07:08:23 PM »
Anyone have any updates? Acurite seems to have gone quiet, and I still haven't received my Atlas. I hope they haven't scrapped this idea... or something fell through.


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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #182 on: May 30, 2018, 07:31:01 PM »
Yep I pre-ordered mine. I am guess spring of 2020 at the soonest.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #183 on: June 01, 2018, 03:46:38 PM »
I got an email saying there was something new posted here... I don't see it, and  several of acurites support staff has been deleted on their forum. I could not log in to their site on Firefox, I had to use explorer.
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #184 on: June 01, 2018, 04:11:41 PM »
Yeah, there was a post have mine say QC check .

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« Reply #185 on: June 01, 2018, 04:18:20 PM »
I imagine Ryan just had second thoughts about what he should post.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #186 on: June 01, 2018, 04:29:21 PM »
I got an email saying there was something new posted here... I don't see it, and  several of acurites support staff has been deleted on their forum. I could not log in to their site on Firefox, I had to use explorer.

You probably have a bad cookie.

I see some name changes and older accounts removed, but nothing startling.


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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #187 on: September 04, 2018, 11:34:34 AM »
Acurite says "new information coming Real Soon."... I hope everyone will be cool and plan to order one of these. I am very impressed with what I have seen, especially the wind, rain, and thermo/hygro readings. I still hope they plan to send me a final product so I can share my comparisons with my WH2310 which I have been very happy with it's readings as well once calibrated to accuracy.


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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #188 on: September 04, 2018, 01:03:14 PM »
Acurite says "new information coming Real Soon."... I hope everyone will be cool and plan to order one of these. I am very impressed with what I have seen, especially the wind, rain, and thermo/hygro readings. I still hope they plan to send me a final product so I can share my comparisons with my WH2310 which I have been very happy with it's readings as well once calibrated to accuracy.
I looked around on the Acurite web site and couldn't find that "new information coming Real Soon." reference. I must be looking in the wrong place. Considering their history on disseminating  information about the Atlas series, it is hard to not be cynical about anything they might tell us. That said, I do hope the Atlas product is "coming Real Soon" and wish them success.
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #189 on: September 04, 2018, 01:16:17 PM »
Acurite says "new information coming Real Soon."... I hope everyone will be cool and plan to order one of these. I am very impressed with what I have seen, especially the wind, rain, and thermo/hygro readings. I still hope they plan to send me a final product so I can share my comparisons with my WH2310 which I have been very happy with it's readings as well once calibrated to accuracy.
I looked around on the Acurite web site and couldn't find that "new information coming Real Soon." reference. I must be looking in the wrong place. Considering their history on disseminating  information about the Atlas series, it is hard to not be cynical about anything they might tell us. That said, I do hope the Atlas product is "coming Real Soon" and wish them success.

I was reading some facebook comments, and acurite responded to "Aaron". The post was Aug. 27 at 501 PM under "save 43% off this weather station."


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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #190 on: September 04, 2018, 09:27:18 PM »
No interest at this point.  They've lost me.  Moved on to a VP2 with FARS.  I gave them a good chance though to get this released.  Hope this works out for folks that actually decide to make an Acurite purchase. 

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #191 on: September 08, 2018, 10:03:44 PM »
Just out of curiosity ...
Does anyone still have any confidence that the Atlas will be available for the 2018 Christmas shopping season? They have about a month (at most) to make that deadline. Funny, I remember talking about this with disbelief for the 2017 Christmas season  :lol:
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #192 on: September 08, 2018, 10:31:19 PM »
Just out of curiosity ...
Does anyone still have any confidence that the Atlas will be available for the 2018 Christmas shopping season? They have about a month (at most) to make that deadline. Funny, I remember talking about this with disbelief for the 2017 Christmas season  :lol:

Yes. The same level of confidence that it will snow at Chicago’s O’hare Airport on December 12, 2018.
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #193 on: September 09, 2018, 09:18:20 AM »
Yes. The same level of confidence that it will snow at Chicago’s O’hare Airport on December 12, 2018.

Since hell will surely freeze over on the day that the Atlas finally ships, I'd say that snow at ORD in December would be a given.  Then again, the poles may shift before AcuRite ships it..... :lol:
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #194 on: September 09, 2018, 09:54:27 AM »
I believe they are gearing up for a big "yee haw" any day now...


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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #195 on: September 13, 2018, 03:27:52 PM »

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #196 on: September 13, 2018, 10:24:23 PM »
Atlas setup video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdMfJJYB7fA

It was up for about a grand total of 5 minutes.  I heard from a little birdie that has an inside guy that works on the website and media side that one video didn't get marked as private when uploading... 

What that means is anyone's guess.
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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #197 on: September 13, 2018, 10:42:09 PM »
For the short time it was up it got some decent view numbers.

44 views plus a few comments shortly after the link was posted here.

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Re: New Acurite Atlas 7/8 Station (Elite Summer 2018?) HD FARS
« Reply #198 on: September 13, 2018, 10:50:32 PM »
For the short time it was up it got some decent view numbers.

44 views plus a few comments shortly after the link was posted here.
43, if you don't count me (watched it when I read the earlier post). I wonder how many of the 44 views were from wxforum members?  :lol:

In any case, it does indicate there is still interest in the Atlas product, in spite of all the false starts and lack of transparancy (or disinformation depending on your point of view) from Acurite.
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