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Offline flygpagen

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Best antenna/range - WH2650 or WH2910
« on: July 10, 2024, 03:28:57 AM »
Hi! I have just ordered a replacement wxstation that comes with a WH2650/2680 wifi console. I already have a WH2910C, but I don´t really need a display because all it does is forward data to a RBpi. I just wonder if the reception from the sensor console is better on the older WH2650, or if I should keep the WH2910C. It is appr. 100 meters between sensor console and wifi console which has worked fine.

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Re: Best antenna/range - WH2650 or WH2910
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2024, 08:34:56 AM »
you can use both, the WS2910 and the WH2650 in parallel - the RF reception of the WH2650 (depending on location) could be slightly better than the WS2910. What improvements the WH2680 version comes with compared to a WH2650 is still under inquiry as it is not an officially published product of Fine Offset / Ecowitt - maybe an upgrade for resellers only.
Can you share the link to where you ordered the WH2680 ?
WS2350 1.6.7, GW1000(3) 1.7.7,WH2650 WiFi (2) 1.7.7 (test/backup), GW1100 2.3.2, GW1200 1.3.1, GW2000(3) 3.1.3, HP2551 1.9.6,5.1.6;HP3500 1.7.2,WS3800 1.3.0, WN1910 1.2.3,WN1980 1.2.3;
Ecowitt WS90(2)1.4.3/1.4.0, WS80(2)1.2.8, WS68, WS69, WH40,WH31,WH31-EP,WN30,WN34L,WN35,WH32,WH32-EP, WH32B, WH57 [Lightning], WH41[PM2.5], WH51, WH45, WH55
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Re: Best antenna/range - WH2650 or WH2910
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2024, 10:00:19 AM »
 :D I was amused to see that there is a WU member page in Austria that says their equipment is an "Ecowitt WH2680". See: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IYBBSA10

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Re: Best antenna/range - WH2650 or WH2910
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2024, 10:50:13 AM »
you can use both, the WS2910 and the WH2650 in parallel - the RF reception of the WH2650 (depending on location) could be slightly better than the WS2910. What improvements the WH2680 version comes with compared to a WH2650 is still under inquiry as it is not an officially published product of Fine Offset / Ecowitt - maybe an upgrade for resellers only.
Can you share the link to where you ordered the WH2680 ?

Its from Expondo, however their payment system is a bit havoc so it’s still to be decided if the order works… sorry about the W* mixup, I just looked in the compatibility matrix and maybe called it wrong. https://www.expondo.se/steinberg-systems-wifi-vaederstation-utomhussensor-inomhussensor-10030583

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Re: Best antenna/range - WH2650 or WH2910
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2024, 01:14:01 PM »
the Steinberg Systems station (sold via expondo - these days 109 EUR) is the SBS-WS-600 which so far came with a WH2650 - but the WH2680 might be a hardware upgrade. Waiting for Ecowitt to enlighten me here. They have mentioned this console in some document but nowhere else on their websites.
I have some suspicions but am waiting for Ecowitt to clarify.
WS2350 1.6.7, GW1000(3) 1.7.7,WH2650 WiFi (2) 1.7.7 (test/backup), GW1100 2.3.2, GW1200 1.3.1, GW2000(3) 3.1.3, HP2551 1.9.6,5.1.6;HP3500 1.7.2,WS3800 1.3.0, WN1910 1.2.3,WN1980 1.2.3;
Ecowitt WS90(2)1.4.3/1.4.0, WS80(2)1.2.8, WS68, WS69, WH40,WH31,WH31-EP,WN30,WN34L,WN35,WH32,WH32-EP, WH32B, WH57 [Lightning], WH41[PM2.5], WH51, WH45, WH55
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Re: Best antenna/range - WH2650 or WH2910
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2024, 01:36:01 AM »
WH2650 and WH2680 are th same - they are no longer (were they ever ... ?) listed on the Ecowitt webpage as the WH2650/WH2680 is functionally a GW1000 without the internal T&HP sensor. They have end-of-live status, but the resellers still have a lot of them I guess. Unless you want to use a WS85 or IoT devices, it cover all other Ecowitt sensors, so it's still a powerful piece - and with the extra needed and separtely placeable WH32 indoor sensor, it is more flexible than GW1000.
The new GW1100/GW1200 now have the choice of using the internal or an external T&HP sensor.

If the antenna under the little stick is the WiFi or the RF antenna (or both) I don't know - haven't opened it yet. But I have no reception issues with mine. The distance is not so far, but there are a couple f concrete walls with some sensors.

Design-wise the box is debatable but functionally very good.
The WH2682 (only in the USA resp. only a 915 MHz model) is even better as it has WLAN and LAN interfaces like the GW2000. Its IoT compatibility is still unknown though.
WS2350 1.6.7, GW1000(3) 1.7.7,WH2650 WiFi (2) 1.7.7 (test/backup), GW1100 2.3.2, GW1200 1.3.1, GW2000(3) 3.1.3, HP2551 1.9.6,5.1.6;HP3500 1.7.2,WS3800 1.3.0, WN1910 1.2.3,WN1980 1.2.3;
Ecowitt WS90(2)1.4.3/1.4.0, WS80(2)1.2.8, WS68, WS69, WH40,WH31,WH31-EP,WN30,WN34L,WN35,WH32,WH32-EP, WH32B, WH57 [Lightning], WH41[PM2.5], WH51, WH45, WH55
MeteobridgePro(2)[test,prod] 5.8 Mar 01 2024, 15185 - Blake-Larsen Sun Recorder - RPi4/weewx 4.8.0/4.10.2/CumulusMX 3283/Meteobridge RPi4B-2GB,
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weather landing page: http://meshka.eu
WIKI http://meshka.eu/Ecowitt/dokuwiki