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Offline Beech33

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Re: The straw that broke my back...
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2021, 11:05:53 AM »
Long time acurite user here. 5-in-1 for years and now have 3 Atlas/Access locations running flawlessly. I have found that the Access location is critical to the reliable operation. Antenna placement and signal propagation is a black art  ;).

To those that experience loss of signal, try moving the Access unit a few feet in several directions and leaving it to see if it becomes stable.

What I like about the access system is the multiple sensors that can be paired. On one of my units I have the Atlas outside on a pole 250 yards for the Atlantic Ocean, a very old 5-in-1 in an unconditioned storage room, and 3 temp/humidity sensors all reporting to an Access easily viewable on myAcurite. Will any other systems support this array of sensors for $200?

I do not use lighting strike sensors - IMO they are useless. There are internet based mapping sites that will accurately locate light strikes within feet.

I do not have any displays connected to any of my Atlas locations. I only rely on myAcurite and Wunderground to read the conditions. Maybe this is why I can report high reliability.

Offline jjh92

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Re: The straw that broke my back...
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2021, 04:35:16 PM »
"To those that experience loss of signal, try moving the Access unit a few feet in several directions and leaving it to see if it becomes stable."   Excellent comment Beech33.

I also experienced frequent dropouts that seemed very random. Could not figure out any reason for the dropouts.  I have direct line of sight from Atlas to Access of about 125'.   I am a Access only user (no displays).  I had the access in my office because it was convenient to attach to the WiFi/Eth router.  But, the office room has WiFi router, printers, computers and other electronics, a very RF noisy environment.   Frustration got so high I decided to experiment and move the Access to a different room.  I placed the Access in the next room, still had line of sight to Atlas.  Would you believe, no more drop outs!  All this time thinking Atlas was not that good and now suddenly its rock stable connection.  My bad for not trying this earlier. Acurite is very clear in saying to keep it away from other electronics.

If you have not given this try you are unfairly blaming Acurite for something you need to give a try.

 

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