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22345Re: [wuhu_software_group] Good replacement for La Crosse WS2813U-IT

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  • Chris
    Jul 9, 2013
      I have to second Don's comment.  I started with a LaCrosse station that constantly required maintenance and repair.  I actually bought a second one just for parts that had failed. And I lost a computer to lightning in the process.  It wasn't until I got a Davis system that I realized how much work it was to provide less than accurate data to the internet.  This was about six years ago.  My biggest maintenance issue now is to periodically clean the rain gauge.  Serving it off of a netbook is low cost and efficient, and the netbook can also serve cloud printing and Skype.  

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      -------- Original message --------
      From: Don Lafferty <don@...>
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      To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Good replacement for La Crosse WS2813U-IT


       

      I started with a LaCrosse then upgraded to an Oregon Scientific (WMR 968) for a few years.  A few months ago I went with a Davis Vantage Pro2 and I love it.  Wish I had started with the Davis but who knew it would become the passion it did.

      Don


      On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Mark <muce1@...> wrote:
       

      It looks like my weather station has died after about 2.5 years. It worked great and the wireless installation was easy. I had to do a factory reset a couple times during the 2.5 years which was a pain, bringing the A/WV down from the roof. This last time I stopped getting data from the A/VW and despite repeated factory resets, I could not get any outside readings from any of the sensors when they were all siting together on my desk.

      I'd like the same features and noted a few new options in the same price range. The 2813 is still available, although I noticed a WS2815U-IT, which looked identical. Anyone aware of any differences or advantages? One advantage of another 2813 is that I'd have spare parts and I wouldn't have to do any setup of my reporting PC, although the WUHU conversion of the currdat.lst (or currlst.dat?) is a bit clunky, but it works.

      I know Davis is the Cadillac of the home weather station, with a price to match. I'm not totally averse to spending that much, but noticed that there are offerings by AmbientWeather and a few others. What are the group members' thoughts?

      Mark S.
      KAZPHOEN140 (currently offline)




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