Re: Anyone own a WS3610? I need assistance...
- Luckily, I have a Presario 2100 which does incorporate the old-
school serial port, so I don't have any USB-related headaches.
Davis units are less prone to problems, but they cost over $600 to
put online! From an accuracy standpoint, Davis units really aren't
any more precise than a LaCrosse unit that is properly sited and
configured. All things considered, I'm happy with my LaCrosse
station depsite some of the annoying design flaws.
--- In email@example.com, "stevech" <stevech@s...>
> Well, I've sent the WS3610 LCD main unit to them for "repair". Ifthey
> respond with "no trouble found", then I'll return it to theretailer.
> I know it's a competitive market, but really now.on
> Do the $500 Davis units also have lame/whimpy LCDs? With no always-
> backlight?port is
> The cable noise problem I can deal with.
> Another gripe I've registered with the 3610 is that the serial
> W-E-I-R-D. Won't work through a USB to serial (which works withlots of
> other things I have). I think this problem is because they use theperhaps, sending
> RTS/CTS/DTR/DCD lines in very nonstandard ways, to include,
> data with these instead of TD/RD, according to my quick look witha serial
> port analyzer. I may be wrong on this, but that it doesn't work viadesktops
> USB/serial is a big problem for them since most laptops and many
> omit the 9 pin serial port now.Faker!
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> Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Anyone own a WS3610? I need
> I have heard of other LaCrosse units with a similar problem,
> especially the WS-9013U. The LCD contrast on my unit (a WS-2310)
> has to be cranked all the way up...and the backlight, which is
> supposed to stay on all the time when powered by AC, will not
> lit. Apparently, LaCrosse changed that feature later inproduction
> but did not bother to update that change in the product literature.is
> LaCrosse has become notorius for cutting corners. Just ask anyone
> who gets wacky wind readings because the cheap cable they supply
> not adequately shielded. My intuition tells me your problem isthis
> likely another result of LaCrosse's shoddy approach to design and
> quality control. You could contact technical support, however you
> run the risk of incurring additional expenses if they determine
> problem is not related to workmanship issues.LCD
> Good luck!
> --- In email@example.com, "stevech11"
> <stevech@s...> wrote:
> > I just agonized over which weather station to buy. My last
> purchase of
> > one was, er, several years ago, it being a HeathKit LED weather
> > station which still works (anemometer still works). But I need a
> > one for a 2nd home...
> > The WS3610CH just arrived- but I am very dissatisfied with the
> > contrast. It is, in my opinion, not usable. I of course set theadmittedly
> > contrast to MAX (7). I have other LCD termometers, etc,
> > smaller number of data items, but the '3610 is just unreadablefrom
> > more than 2 ft. away, and even up close it's marginal.doing
> > If it looked as good as the photo on the box and website, I'd be
> > Anyone else have experience? Are they all like this, meaning
> > return and exchange won't solve the problem?
> > stevech@s...
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