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  • Greg
    The first thing I thought of was maybe water in the connections. Go to the auto parts store or Wal-mart and get some dielectric grease (the kind that goes on
    Message 1 of 14 , May 2, 2009
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      The first thing I thought of was maybe water in the connections. Go to the auto parts store or Wal-mart and get some dielectric grease (the kind that goes on your car battery terminals). I put some on my sensor wires and it works great (if you can keep from dropping them in the dirt before plugging them in!).

      If the weather is nice, take the console outside to the sensors and see if it's a reception problem. You could also run a wire from the transmitter to the console that way, too, while the console is outside.

      If it's not the batteries or the connections, it might just be a sensor problem. There are some here that know how to replace the switches in the sensor. That might be another option for you.

      Good luck,

      Greg Whitehead
      Euchee, TN
    • Rob Reab
      I ve got a La Crosse 2317. My wind direction is very erratic. It seems that it flips to the opposite direction with the slightest change in wind direction. I
      Message 2 of 14 , May 3, 2009
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        I've got a La Crosse 2317. My wind direction is very erratic. It seems that it flips to the opposite direction with the slightest change in wind direction. I end up with readings all over the scale. Anyone have this problem or know of any mods to help? Thanks

        Rob Reab

         
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      • wuhu_software
        In the La Crosse Yahoo group, someone noticed that sunlight can sometimes shine inside the case of the wind direction sensor case. The optical pick-ups then
        Message 3 of 14 , May 3, 2009
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          In the La Crosse Yahoo group, someone noticed that sunlight can sometimes shine inside the case of the wind direction sensor case.

          The optical pick-ups then report bogus wind directions.

          I guess the solution is to pull it apart and add some electrical tape.

          See the post below.

          Did you happen to notice if this happens on Sunny days?

          Sunlight and Wind Direction Post 


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        • Rob Reab
          I think this is a physical problem with the weather vane design. I’ve watched the vane flip back and forth a lot. This problem occurs night or day. Today
          Message 4 of 14 , May 3, 2009
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            I think this is a physical problem with the weather vane design. I’ve watched the vane flip back and forth a lot. This problem occurs night or day. Today there has been no direct sunlight. It’s been raining most of the day. I don’t think it’s the sunlight interfering with the leds.

             

            Here is a good example:

            http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KTNCOOKE13&graphspan=day&month=5&day=1&year=2009

             

            It rained and was cloudy most of the day. Plus you can see that it’s erratic during the night hours.

             

            Here’s the same day on another local station:

            http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KTNCOOKE13&graphspan=day&month=5&day=1&year=2009

             

            and another:

            http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KTNCOOKE10&graphspan=day&month=5&day=1&year=2009

             

            As you can see, mine (the first) is much more erratic than the others.

             

             

             

             

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            Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Erratic wind direction

             




            É know this problem WUHU author about it one year ago ,i had problems like this but i resolve it
            In this page i have some manual about this

            http://users.otenet.gr/~meteo/fixanemometer.html

            Best regards from Greece
            Dimitris
            http://users.otenet.gr/~meteo/index.html

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            > In the La Crosse Yahoo group, someone noticed that sunlight can
            > sometimes shine inside the case of the wind direction sensor case.
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            > The optical pick-ups then report bogus wind directions.
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            > I guess the solution is to pull it apart and add some electrical tape.
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            > See the post below.
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          • Rich Brunnworth
            My personal opinion is that the vane is too well balanced, so what I did was to put more weight on the tail using foil tape. Reaction time has been slowed
            Message 5 of 14 , May 3, 2009
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              My personal opinion is that the vane is too well balanced, so what I did
              was to put more weight on the tail using foil tape. Reaction time has
              been slowed some, but the readings are now more reliable (at least for me).

              Rich

              Rob Reab wrote:
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              > I think this is a physical problem with the weather vane design. I’ve
              > watched the vane flip back and forth a lot. This problem occurs night
              > or day. Today there has been no direct sunlight. It’s been raining
              > most of the day. I don’t think it’s the sunlight interfering with the
              > leds.
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            • Bob Tyszka
              Ok, you think you have wind problems, check out this story! http://www.turnto23.com/news/19357602/detail.html The Tehachapi Pass is a major highway and
              Message 6 of 14 , May 3, 2009
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                Ok, you think you have wind problems, check out this story!

                http://www.turnto23.com/news/19357602/detail.html

                The Tehachapi Pass is a major highway and railroad artery between the California Central Valley and the rest of the country.  The pass is home to hundreds of electricity generating wind turbines and now one is running amok and shut down the railroad and highway, maybe for days.

                Just a little perspective, hope you get your problem solved soon!  :-)

                Bob Tyszka
                KCACALIF5/CW9012


                Rob Reab wrote:

                I think this is a physical problem with the weather vane design. I’ve watched the vane flip back and forth a lot. This problem occurs night or day. Today there has been no direct sunlight. It’s been raining most of the day. I don’t think it’s the sunlight interfering with the leds.

                 



              • Ron Moeller
                Bob, Are you related to Ed Tyszka who went to Maple Heights High Class of 59? He s changed his name to Tyson as of last report. Ron ... From: Bob Tyszka To:
                Message 7 of 14 , May 4, 2009
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                  Bob,
                   
                  Are you related to Ed Tyszka who went to Maple Heights High Class of '59? He's changed his name to Tyson as of last report.
                   
                  Ron
                   
                   
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                  Ok, you think you have wind problems, check out this story!

                  http://www.turnto23 .com/news/ 19357602/ detail.html

                  The Tehachapi Pass is a major highway and railroad artery between the California Central Valley and the rest of the country.  The pass is home to hundreds of electricity generating wind turbines and now one is running amok and shut down the railroad and highway, maybe for days.

                  Just a little perspective, hope you get your problem solved soon!  :-)

                  Bob Tyszka
                  KCACALIF5/CW9012


                  Rob Reab wrote:

                  I think this is a physical problem with the weather vane design. I’ve watched the vane flip back and forth a lot. This problem occurs night or day. Today there has been no direct sunlight. It’s been raining most of the day. I don’t think it’s the sunlight interfering with the leds.



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