denodan, my advice to you would be to stick with your "cheapo" weather station and forget the Davis station. You are obviously unable to grasp the concept of running Davis equipment.
I am not getting at Davis, but my cheap station has internal memory, as has the Davis, but with my presen station, that internal memor can be transfered to computer, so working as a data logger. Davis could have easliy done the same, with data being about to be transfer data from console to computer.
I am getting a Davis due to being a far morre rebust unit, as my cheap weather station's rain gaudge does not work properly and want a better Weather Station anyway, but do see how it works, when you want to hook your weather station to computer, Davis arre forcing me to pay big money, 1/4 the price again to be about to download data to a logger then the computer,when they could have easily have the internal data trasnferable to PC.
I will use my Davis to record data to PC, but just a little annoyed they are forcing me to pay big money, when it should have been a simple matter without the big cost. So where do you get the idea I don't understand the concept when my cheap station is doing everything my avis will, but at a cost of only a USB cable. It is a hook Davis uses there own interface and is non standard. I know using a PC to store and look at data really adds a great deal to your weather station, so will use the data logger and software, but Davis could have made it alot cheaper and easier. Anyway does not La Cosse make things simple by using standard USB and being able to transerfer weather console memory to computer? Afterall your Daivs allready keeps data in the console.
I am not trasing Davis as one reply suggests I am only getting at Davis due to the extra expense needed for a simple operation. M cheap system is doing everything a Davis does for nothing and Cumlus is keeping all my data and my station transers it's inteernal memory info to computer .