Generally, the USB to serial adapters are not part of the bogus wind
speed problem. If you have a bad USB to serial adapter, it will lock
up windows or refuse to communicate to the station.
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, "R. Shane" <Rob.Shane@...>
> Just a quick question about the modification. When the cable is
replaced is there any reason why the cable can't be shortened from the
10m that it is now. I need no where near as much cable as I have.
> Also, until I get the chance to change out the cable, what is the
best way to deal with the excess? Right now I have it looped several
times up and down one of my tower supports.
> I also understand from reading post here that some of the erratic
high wind speed readings can come from a bad USB to serial connector.
Does using a computer that has a serial port eliminate this. I have
tried several connectors get I still get these erratic readings.
> Rob Shane
> Yahoo IM - rshane84094 & drkshdw84094
> CoCoRaHS.org - UT-SL-3
> WeatherUnderground - KUTSANDY6
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> From: wuhu_software
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> Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 4:37 AM
> Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Getting high readings?
> The La Crosse sensors are prone to bogus wind readings caused by the
> wiring or noise sources like Ham radio.
> Short of replacing the wiring, make sure that the wires are
> are not flapping in the wind. If they are loose, apparently static
> build-up can cause bad readings.
> Users who have taken the extra step to replace the wire between the
> remote thermo and the wind sensor have reported that it does indeed
> solve the problem.
> See this page for the instructions on how to make this modification: