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Offline MacGarage

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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2018, 10:24:59 AM »
I actually have two stations on my property…a Fine Offset clone (Ecowitt) and the Atlas. The Ecowitt has been perfect and flawless for nearly three months now. It is my main reporting station since my original AcuRite 5-1 had the sunny temp issue. Plus it reports UV.

I have one more day to return my current Atlas. I unplugged the lightning detector and everything else with the Atlas is working (UV, etc.). I am torn on what to do with regards to the Atlas return…I need the second Access for my other sensors and I and I do like the HD display. I also do not look forward to taking everything back down and packing, shipping, etc. since I am always pressed for time.

I still have not heard back from AcuRite support yet…and if the Atlas needs a fan to fix the issue, does that mean sending it back and waiting about a month (like I did with the Access)?

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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2018, 05:51:24 PM »
Are you planning on running a VP2 and an Ambient station at the same location just for fun? Or are you looking to put the Ambient station at a secondary location?

One can never have too many weather stations in your backyard: ;)


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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2018, 05:54:10 PM »
Very nice! I see 3 different stations up on two poles.

What is up with the strange cloud formations? Is that an air show?
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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2018, 05:54:38 PM »
ICBMs.  :)

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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2018, 07:58:21 PM »
What is up with the strange cloud formations? Is that an air show?

USAF Thunderbirds, performing at the New York International Air Show back in September.  I believe that they were drawing a heart in that maneuver if the newspaper was correct, but I can't say for sure since I'm not willing to pay for a ticket when I get this kind of show from my back deck:



Both the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels form up into their formations for their next easterly passes right over my house whenever they perform at the airshow.....
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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2018, 08:18:27 PM »
BA's rule.

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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2018, 08:25:42 PM »
What is up with the strange cloud formations? Is that an air show?
I'm not willing to pay for a ticket
You shouldn't have to drop a dime for any DOD airshow.

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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2018, 08:59:40 PM »
I get the free airshows as well...from Tora, Tora, Tora to the much bigger ones...(close to WPAFB).




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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2018, 10:06:04 PM »
What is up with the strange cloud formations? Is that an air show?

USAF Thunderbirds, performing at the New York International Air Show back in September.  I believe that they were drawing a heart in that maneuver if the newspaper was correct, but I can't say for sure since I'm not willing to pay for a ticket when I get this kind of show from my back deck:


Both the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels form up into their formations for their next easterly passes right over my house whenever they perform at the airshow.....

I spent much of my life a few blocks from the Confederate Air Force HQ (now renamed, expanded, and moved to other airports).
We would see not only the BA's and T'birds, but all those older warbirds zooming over the house at 500-2000 ft on final, absolutely awesome.
Plus they would practice all the week before AirSho weekend (not good if working deep nights, urg...). Still bought tickets for the family, wanted my kids to get the 'closeup' experience (we would anyway as some acquaintances were top CAF brass).
You ain't lived until Fifi (one of a two still flying B-29's) or a wing of B-17's shakes the leaves off of your big ol' Bo tree and you count the bomb bay rivets. Man, that was forty, almost fifty years ago, and Fifi is still flying (been in it and many of the others).
HRL was a big WWII AAF training base (nav, gunnery, A&P mostly), with several outlying aux fields. When you taxied out, the taxiways still had the faint WWII aircraft 'type' parking assignment markings along them. All changed now.

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Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Reply #59 on: October 24, 2018, 09:24:09 AM »

Since I have a VP2, I'm now looking at maybe trying an Ambient station because it'll be something new for me.

Are you planning on running a VP2 and an Ambient station at the same location just for fun? Or are you looking to put the Ambient station at a secondary location?

Yes, the secondary station will be mounted in another location on my property, still somewhat close to my house so I don't have to use repeaters to get the signal to the console.  I'm going to put this second one online too.

I thought about just buying a second VP2 console, but for that kind of money I realized I could nearly buy a complete Ambient or Acurite system and do more with it.
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