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That's interesting offering! Certainly a good price point for people who just want a simple station that reports out to WU...but still has the ability to monitor a screen in your house.
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2017.  Knowing WU, it went obsolete before Acu-Rite could even ship the new console..... #-o

you are putting your gold star in danger of revocation !  :lol:

Whatever, IMO $149 is high for this device, and the Homedepot $99 price much more appropriate for a non-pro 5in1 w/o hub. But it's new and some people will want to be the first to have it.
Maybe acurite thinks that the display with ultra-modern "wi-fi" feature is worth the extra $50? :grin: Does The Access hub use wifi?
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Access Connection Issues
« Last post by Glenn on Today at 09:12:54 AM »
John,
That's really interesting! I hadn't given that any thought.

I have my SmartHub running in tandem. I noticed a few outages with this this morning as well. Hmmmm.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: SmartHUB data costs
« Last post by Glenn on Today at 09:10:12 AM »
There have been a few minor issues with my WU pages as well. Station reporting times, missing temps on the map. They seem to come and go as of late.
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With the advent of Arduino and Raspberry devices, I've seen or sensed an even more steep decline in the availability and use of tools to allow one to use their own Windows based computer to interact with the world.

I used to program for a living, but most of those languages are now in museums and behind glass.  Learning FORTRAN, ALGOL, COBOL, Assembler, well those pretty much disappeared with the advent of the PC and then even more of a loss when Windows came along and prevented folks like me from getting to the hardware.  The last serious programming I did on a PC was the use QBASIC to read, display and store data from my Heathkit ID-5001.  Several attempts to use Visual Basic were not pleasant.  I used FoxPro, which was a great data manipulation tool, but not to input anything except from the keyboard.

Enough lamenting.  Despite all the announced efforts to get kids interested in programming, and I think the very inexpensive things like Arduino help a lot to teach the how and why, I'm interesting in using my Win 7 or eventually Win10 based machine to do what our software packages, like Weather Display and others, to actually read data from the USB to Com port adapter and then do a little manipulation, and then write the info to a file that Weather Display can read and use, just as if Brian had written a custom interface from my station to his software.  He, in effect, has done that by allowing one to put a file filled with the data string onto the hard drive and his universal station interface basically reads and does his magic with it, rather than selecting something like a Davis, Vaisala, etc.

So now knowing what I wish to do, I'm hoping someone can advise me as to a programming language, sort of like old QBASIC or Visual, that is affordable, will produce an executable that will allow me to read the USB port (interface drivers in place to do the details of course) and write a text file as my home station provides the data for WD.

Thoughts?  Suggestions?  I know things like  php scripts can do a  lot (Saratoga anyone?) but that essentially is running a web page and is far from what I need to do.

Thnaks for any thoughts or leads.  Dale
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Shipping
« Last post by Mchd17 on Today at 08:22:15 AM »
I ordered on Feb 16, received order confirmation email. Yesterday, I finally received shipping confirmation email. They seem to take a few days. If you call them, good luck, they don't seem to like to answer.
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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Fall/Winter '17-'18
« Last post by WeatherHost on Today at 07:14:16 AM »
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1215 AM CST WED FEB 21 2018

...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT PADUCAH KY...

A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 67 DEGREES WAS SET AT PADUCAH
KY ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 56 SET IN
2016. THIS ALSO SETS A NEW ALL-TIME MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE FOR
FEBRUARY. THE OLD RECORD WAS 65 DEGREES SET ON FEBRUARY 26, 1996.
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Meteohub/Meteobridge / Re: Meteobridge and WeatherLinkIP
« Last post by fredericowessel on Today at 07:03:35 AM »
I'm not sure, but I believe at most some days, not more then a week. I will install in a remote area and sometimes can happen mainly internet failure.
Thanks for the infos.
I believe Meteobridge + WLIP it's a great setup. Nowadays I have Meteohub in my 6 weather stations, but will switch all for WLIP + Meteobridge.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Shipping
« Last post by txbayou on Today at 06:42:16 AM »
A few days ago I used the 90 dollar discount to get the access cause why not I paid to have the thing by the 19th I still haven't even got an email saying it shipped and they are in stock. Anyone else having shipping problems?

FWIW I used the discount to buy a bundle on the 18th, with free shipping. IIRC there was a notice as I went through the order process saying it would ship around the end of the month. They charged my card and sent me a confirmation email. My acurite account shows order processing. When I bought a bundle from them a year ago it also took them around a week to process and ship, then I could track it on fedex IIRC.

That said, looking at the acurite support forums there are a lot of complaints about order fulfillment,non-working customer service phone numbers and whatnot so I'll be glad if my order goes through as expected.
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2017.  Knowing WU, it went obsolete before Acu-Rite could even ship the new console..... #-o
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