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Offline N6GQ

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My WS-5000 is dying, what next?
« on: June 01, 2024, 04:22:36 PM »
I got one of the first WS-5000s 5 or 6 years ago. Itís worked ok but itís dying - lately things stop working and Iím struggling to keep it online with all sensors working. So I think itís time to upgrade. Davis?

Iím in TX, and right now I have an Ambient lightning sensor as well as a few remote wireless temp sensors for pool temp, remote parts of the house temp, etc. So Iíd want to be able to add similar.

I want all the standard sensors on the 5000 in the next station. Basically a better quality 5000 is where Iím going. Is that a VP2? Anything else?

Offline K2MIT

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Re: My WS-5000 is dying, what next?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2024, 05:46:20 PM »
I really like my VP2. I would buy the Integrator Sensor Suite (several different versions if you want UV recordings) alone and then buy Weatherlink Live.  I am not a fan of their old or new consoles and Weatherlink live is app or web based and allows you to upload data to CWOP, Weather Underground and WOW in the U.K.

My VP2 is on the top of my ham tower for almost 9 years and I finally had to replace the anemometer/wind vane (about $200) this year.

For replacement parts and whole units, I found Scientific Sales in NJ to have great prices and fast shipping . I am just a customer and have no affiliation.

Good luck.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2024, 05:59:41 PM by K2MIT »
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