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  • KNHBRIST1
    I have the old style and if my memory is correct, I asked LaCrosse tech folks about that and they said you would also need a new console to get the 1-99%. If
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      I have the old style and if my memory is correct, I asked LaCrosse tech folks about that and they said you would also need a new console to get the 1-99%.
      If you try it and it does work, please post here.
      Steve

      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software" <wuhu_software@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Good question... If I had to guess, I would say that you need both a new console and a remote thermo, but that is only a guess.
      >
      > It is possible that the key is just the remote thermo unit.
      >
      > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Will the console recognize the 1-99% humidity range?
      > >
      > > Rich
      > >
      > > wuhu_software wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > The WS-23XX stuff is probably all compatible however the older remote
      > > > thermo supports a limited relative humidity range of 19-90%? rather
      > > > than 1-99% in the newer versions.
      > > >
      > >
      > > --
      > > Rich
      > >
      >
    • wuhu_software
      One clue might be that I did run a WS-2308 with the old remote thermo type. It did work. I later swapped it out for the newer version and it was then full
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        One clue might be that I did run a WS-2308 with the old remote thermo type. It did work. I later swapped it out for the newer version and it was then full range. That is why I believe it may be possible. I do have an old console I could check it out... Maybe tomorrow.


        --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "KNHBRIST1" <steve_03222@...> wrote:
        >
        > I have the old style and if my memory is correct, I asked LaCrosse tech folks about that and they said you would also need a new console to get the 1-99%.
        > If you try it and it does work, please post here.
        > Steve
        >
        > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software" <wuhu_software@> wrote:
        > >
        > >
        > > Good question... If I had to guess, I would say that you need both a new console and a remote thermo, but that is only a guess.
        > >
        > > It is possible that the key is just the remote thermo unit.
        > >
        > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@> wrote:
        > > >
        > > > Will the console recognize the 1-99% humidity range?
        > > >
        > > > Rich
        > > >
        > > > wuhu_software wrote:
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > > The WS-23XX stuff is probably all compatible however the older remote
        > > > > thermo supports a limited relative humidity range of 19-90%? rather
        > > > > than 1-99% in the newer versions.
        > > > >
        > > >
        > > > --
        > > > Rich
        > > >
        > >
        >
      • Rich Brunnworth
        It s worth a try. Worst that can happen is it doesn t work. LOL Rich ... -- Rich
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          It's worth a try. Worst that can happen is it doesn't work. LOL

          Rich

          wuhu_software wrote:
          >
          >
          >
          > One clue might be that I did run a WS-2308 with the old remote thermo
          > type. It did work. I later swapped it out for the newer version and it
          > was then full range. That is why I believe it may be possible. I do
          > have an old console I could check it out... Maybe tomorrow.
          >





          --
          Rich
        • Rob Reab
          Not sure about the accuracy but, my 2317 is about 1 year old and I ve recorded a number of readings above 90%. FYI Rob Reab
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            Not sure about the accuracy but, my 2317 is about 1 year old and I've recorded a number of readings above 90%. FYI

            Rob Reab

             
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            To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
            From: steve_03222@...
            Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 01:00:54 +0000
            Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors

             
            I have the old style and if my memory is correct, I asked LaCrosse tech folks about that and they said you would also need a new console to get the 1-99%.
            If you try it and it does work, please post here.
            Steve

            --- In wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com, "wuhu_software" <wuhu_software@ ...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > Good question... If I had to guess, I would say that you need both a new console and a remote thermo, but that is only a guess.
            >
            > It is possible that the key is just the remote thermo unit.
            >
            > --- In wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Will the console recognize the 1-99% humidity range?
            > >
            > > Rich
            > >
            > > wuhu_software wrote:
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > > The WS-23XX stuff is probably all compatible however the older remote
            > > > thermo supports a limited relative humidity range of 19-90%? rather
            > > > than 1-99% in the newer versions.
            > > >
            > >
            > > --
            > > Rich
            > >
            >




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          • wuhu_software
            Ok, I forgot, my old WS-2310 must be one of the newer ones... I forgot about that. Both consoles do show 93% humidity, but looking back, that was a newer
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              Ok, I forgot, my old WS-2310 must be one of the newer ones... I forgot about that. Both consoles do show 93% humidity, but looking back, that was a newer model.

              Does anyone have a junk old style WS-23XX console laying around?

              Thanks.

              --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Rich Brunnworth <ibbrunnie@...> wrote:
              >
              > It's worth a try. Worst that can happen is it doesn't work. LOL
              >
              > Rich
              >
              > wuhu_software wrote:
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > One clue might be that I did run a WS-2308 with the old remote thermo
              > > type. It did work. I later swapped it out for the newer version and it
              > > was then full range. That is why I believe it may be possible. I do
              > > have an old console I could check it out... Maybe tomorrow.
              > >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > --
              > Rich
              >
            • lratcliff lratcliff
              Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was thinking of something like a
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                Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                in commercial audio mic cable.

                Lee
                KC4ART
              • Rob Reab
                I think a quick search of this forum will give you lot s of results of people having success replacing cables with shielded-twisted pair cable. On that note,
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                  I think a quick search of this forum will give you lot’s of results of people having success replacing cables with shielded-twisted pair cable.

                   

                  On that note, I’ve being thinking of doing this myself. I’ve been plagued with invalid wind speed readings on my 2317. I’ve been using rechargeable batteries on mine. My batteries ran out this recently. After replacing them, I’ve had no erroneous readings since. Weak batteries may have been causing the majority of the bad readings. I may be switching to disposables soon. FYI

                   

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                  Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors

                   

                   

                  Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                  Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                  thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                  in commercial audio mic cable.

                  Lee
                  KC4ART

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                • Jerry Flanders
                  Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80 foot length of it to carry
                  Message 8 of 28 , Oct 5, 2009
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                    Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI
                    immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80
                    foot length of it to carry the HDTV signals from my DISH satellite
                    receiver to my bedroom TV, and a second run for the stereo audio.
                    Works well. Common RCA plugs at each end, and no apparent problem
                    with the balanced-to-unbalanced transitions at each end.

                    Common shielded wire may not be as good as properly connected cat-5
                    in this regard - common shielded wire usually offers less than 100% shielding.

                    Jerry W4UK

                    At 08:30 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                    >Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                    >Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                    >thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                    >in commercial audio mic cable.
                    >
                    >Lee
                    >KC4ART
                  • Jerry Flanders
                    I should have also mentioned that I actually intended to wire up my Lacrosse 2315 with a run of cat-5 from the sensors to the console, but decided to keep it
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                      I should have also mentioned that I actually intended to wire up my
                      Lacrosse 2315 with a run of cat-5 from the sensors to the console,
                      but decided to keep it totally wireless after realizing what a nice
                      conductor that cat-5 would provide for lightning, and the value of
                      the electronics in the shack also hooked up to the wx computer. I
                      will put up with changing those batteries, or maybe plug in a wall
                      wart outside to substitute for the batteries.

                      Jerry W4UK

                      At 10:29 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                      >Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI
                      >immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80
                      >foot length of it to carry the HDTV signals from my DISH satellite
                      >receiver to my bedroom TV, and a second run for the stereo audio.
                      >Works well. Common RCA plugs at each end, and no apparent problem
                      >with the balanced-to-unbalanced transitions at each end.
                      >
                      >Common shielded wire may not be as good as properly connected cat-5
                      >in this regard - common shielded wire usually offers less than 100% shielding.
                      >
                      >Jerry W4UK
                      >
                      >At 08:30 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                      > >Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                      > >Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                      > >thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                      > >in commercial audio mic cable.
                      > >
                      > >Lee
                      > >KC4ART
                      >
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                    • lratcliff lratcliff
                      Ok, I am not familure with the CAT5 cable, other than knowing what it is. How would I wire it up as ballanced. I understand what that means as far as RF feed
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                        Ok, I am not familure with the CAT5 cable, other than knowing what it
                        is. How would I wire it up as ballanced. I understand what that
                        means as far as RF feed lines, but not sure how to make it work in
                        this application.

                        Lee
                        KC4ART

                        On 10/5/09, Jerry Flanders <jeflanders@...> wrote:
                        > I should have also mentioned that I actually intended to wire up my
                        > Lacrosse 2315 with a run of cat-5 from the sensors to the console,
                        > but decided to keep it totally wireless after realizing what a nice
                        > conductor that cat-5 would provide for lightning, and the value of
                        > the electronics in the shack also hooked up to the wx computer. I
                        > will put up with changing those batteries, or maybe plug in a wall
                        > wart outside to substitute for the batteries.
                        >
                        > Jerry W4UK
                        >
                        > At 10:29 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                        > >Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI
                        > >immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80
                        > >foot length of it to carry the HDTV signals from my DISH satellite
                        > >receiver to my bedroom TV, and a second run for the stereo audio.
                        > >Works well. Common RCA plugs at each end, and no apparent problem
                        > >with the balanced-to-unbalanced transitions at each end.
                        > >
                        > >Common shielded wire may not be as good as properly connected cat-5
                        > >in this regard - common shielded wire usually offers less than 100% shielding.
                        > >
                        > >Jerry W4UK
                        > >
                        > >At 08:30 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                        > > >Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                        > > >Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                        > > >thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                        > > >in commercial audio mic cable.
                        > > >
                        > > >Lee
                        > > >KC4ART
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                      • Jerry Flanders
                        You have 4 pairs of conductors. just pretend they are 4 shielded cables and use the same wire at each end as if it were the shield - for example, with a blue
                        Message 11 of 28 , Oct 5, 2009
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                          You have 4 pairs of conductors. just pretend they are 4 shielded
                          cables and use the same wire at each end as if it were the shield -
                          for example, with a blue and blue+white pair, let the blue be the
                          "center" conductor and the blue+white be the shield.

                          Lets say you have 4 signal lines plus one ground to connect up
                          between your devices. I would connect all the color+white lines to
                          the ground and then use the colors for each of the 4 signal lines.

                          In my HDTV application, I didn't need to connect the "shields" in
                          common, but I don't think it will make any difference.

                          Jerry W4UK

                          At 11:34 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                          >Ok, I am not familure with the CAT5 cable, other than knowing what it
                          >is. How would I wire it up as ballanced. I understand what that
                          >means as far as RF feed lines, but not sure how to make it work in
                          >this application.
                          >
                          >Lee
                          >KC4ART
                          >
                          >On 10/5/09, Jerry Flanders <jeflanders@...> wrote:
                          > > I should have also mentioned that I actually intended to wire up my
                          > > Lacrosse 2315 with a run of cat-5 from the sensors to the console,
                          > > but decided to keep it totally wireless after realizing what a nice
                          > > conductor that cat-5 would provide for lightning, and the value of
                          > > the electronics in the shack also hooked up to the wx computer. I
                          > > will put up with changing those batteries, or maybe plug in a wall
                          > > wart outside to substitute for the batteries.
                          > >
                          > > Jerry W4UK
                          > >
                          > > At 10:29 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                          > > >Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI
                          > > >immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80
                          > > >foot length of it to carry the HDTV signals from my DISH satellite
                          > > >receiver to my bedroom TV, and a second run for the stereo audio.
                          > > >Works well. Common RCA plugs at each end, and no apparent problem
                          > > >with the balanced-to-unbalanced transitions at each end.
                          > > >
                          > > >Common shielded wire may not be as good as properly connected cat-5
                          > > >in this regard - common shielded wire usually offers less than
                          > 100% shielding.
                          > > >
                          > > >Jerry W4UK
                          > > >
                          > > >At 08:30 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                          > > > >Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                          > > > >Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                          > > > >thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                          > > > >in commercial audio mic cable.
                          > > > >
                          > > > >Lee
                          > > > >KC4ART
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                        • Rob Reab
                          If you re rewiring to reduce RF interference, I would suggest shielded twisted pair cable. Conventional cat5 is not shielded. Can t help you on the balance
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                            If you’re rewiring to reduce RF interference, I would suggest shielded twisted pair cable. Conventional cat5 is not shielded. Can’t help you on the ‘balance’ issues.

                             

                            From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lratcliff lratcliff
                            Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 10:34 AM
                            To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors

                             

                             

                            Ok, I am not familure with the CAT5 cable, other than knowing what it
                            is. How would I wire it up as ballanced. I understand what that
                            means as far as RF feed lines, but not sure how to make it work in
                            this application.

                            Lee
                            KC4ART

                            On 10/5/09, Jerry Flanders <jeflanders@...> wrote:

                            > I should have also mentioned that I actually intended to wire up my
                            > Lacrosse 2315 with a run of cat-5 from the sensors to the console,
                            > but decided to keep it totally wireless after realizing what a nice
                            > conductor that cat-5 would provide for lightning, and the value of
                            > the electronics in the shack also hooked up to the wx computer. I
                            > will put up with changing those batteries, or maybe plug in a wall
                            > wart outside to substitute for the batteries.
                            >
                            > Jerry W4UK
                            >
                            > At 10:29 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                            > >Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI
                            > >immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80
                            > >foot length of it to carry the HDTV signals from my DISH satellite
                            > >receiver to my bedroom TV, and a second run for the stereo audio.
                            > >Works well. Common RCA plugs at each end, and no apparent problem
                            > >with the balanced-to-unbalanced transitions at each end.
                            > >
                            > >Common shielded wire may not be as good as properly connected cat-5
                            > >in this regard - common shielded wire usually offers less than 100%
                            shielding.
                            > >
                            > >Jerry W4UK
                            > >
                            > >At 08:30 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                            > > >Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                            > > >Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                            > > >thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is
                            used
                            > > >in commercial audio mic cable.
                            > > >
                            > > >Lee
                            > > >KC4ART
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                          • lratcliff lratcliff
                            OK, I think I understand now. I assume I can make one run to the rain and wind sensor, using a different pair for each, and split them out to go to the
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                              OK, I think I understand now.  I assume I can make one run to the rain and wind sensor, using a different pair for each, and split them out to go to the sensors, and the temp sensor on the other end.  Ok to leave the unused pairs open?
                               
                              Lee
                              KC4ART


                               
                              On 10/5/09, Rob Reab <robreab@...> wrote:


                              If you’re rewiring to reduce RF interference, I would suggest shielded twisted pair cable. Conventional cat5 is not shielded. Can’t help you on the ‘balance’ issues.

                               

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                              Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 10:34 AM
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                              Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors

                               

                               

                              Ok, I am not familure with the CAT5 cable, other than knowing what it


                              is. How would I wire it up as ballanced. I understand what that
                              means as far as RF feed lines, but not sure how to make it work in
                              this application.

                              Lee
                              KC4ART

                              On 10/5/09, Jerry Flanders <jeflanders@...> wrote:
                              > I should have also mentioned that I actually intended to wire up my
                              > Lacrosse 2315 with a run of cat-5 from the sensors to the console,
                              > but decided to keep it totally wireless after realizing what a nice
                              > conductor that cat-5 would provide for lightning, and the value of
                              > the electronics in the shack also hooked up to the wx computer. I
                              > will put up with changing those batteries, or maybe plug in a wall
                              > wart outside to substitute for the batteries.
                              >
                              > Jerry W4UK
                              >
                              > At 10:29 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                              > >Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI
                              > >immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80
                              > >foot length of it to carry the HDTV signals from my DISH satellite
                              > >receiver to my bedroom TV, and a second run for the stereo audio.
                              > >Works well. Common RCA plugs at each end, and no apparent problem
                              > >with the balanced-to-unbalanced transitions at each end.
                              > >
                              > >Common shielded wire may not be as good as properly connected cat-5
                              > >in this regard - common shielded wire usually offers less than 100% shielding.
                              > >
                              > >Jerry W4UK
                              > >
                              > >At 08:30 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                              > > >Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                              > > >Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                              > > >thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                              > > >in commercial audio mic cable.
                              > > >
                              > > >Lee
                              > > >KC4ART
                              > >
                              > >
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                            • Jerry Flanders
                              I was thinking about the run from the temp/hygro sensor to the console. I would be surprised if the run to the rain/wind sensors need RFI protection. Anyway,
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                                I was thinking about the run from the temp/hygro sensor to the
                                console. I would be surprised if the run to the rain/wind sensors
                                need RFI protection. Anyway, if you want to use it, just ignore any
                                unused pairs and always use both wires of a pair - otherwise,
                                immunity to outside interference is impaired. I buy this stuff at
                                hamfests (electronic flea-market) for around a penny per foot, and
                                wouldn't bother trying to economize with it.

                                BTW, Shielding is not required if both lines of a pair are tightly
                                twisted. Look up the specs on cat-5 crosstalk, etc. This is great
                                general-purpose stuff. I don't know if the cables that come with the
                                Lacrosse are twisted pairs. Probably not, but you could twist them
                                manually to see if it helps in an RFI situation.

                                Jerry W4UK

                                At 12:19 PM 10/5/2009, you wrote:


                                >OK, I think I understand now. I assume I can make one run to the
                                >rain and wind sensor, using a different pair for each, and split
                                >them out to go to the sensors, and the temp sensor on the other
                                >end. Ok to leave the unused pairs open?
                                >
                                >Lee
                                >KC4ART
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >On 10/5/09, Rob Reab <<mailto:robreab@...>robreab@...> wrote:
                                >
                                >
                                >If you're rewiring to reduce RF interference, I would suggest
                                >shielded twisted pair cable. Conventional cat5 is not shielded.
                                >Can't help you on the 'balance' issues.
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >From:
                                ><mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                >[mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lratcliff lratcliff
                                >Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 10:34 AM
                                >To:
                                ><mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                >Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >Ok, I am not familure with the CAT5 cable, other than knowing what it
                                >
                                >is. How would I wire it up as ballanced. I understand what that
                                >means as far as RF feed lines, but not sure how to make it work in
                                >this application.
                                >
                                >Lee
                                >KC4ART
                                >
                                >On 10/5/09, Jerry Flanders
                                ><<mailto:jeflanders%40comcast.net>jeflanders@...> wrote:
                                > > I should have also mentioned that I actually intended to wire up my
                                > > Lacrosse 2315 with a run of cat-5 from the sensors to the console,
                                > > but decided to keep it totally wireless after realizing what a nice
                                > > conductor that cat-5 would provide for lightning, and the value of
                                > > the electronics in the shack also hooked up to the wx computer. I
                                > > will put up with changing those batteries, or maybe plug in a wall
                                > > wart outside to substitute for the batteries.
                                > >
                                > > Jerry W4UK
                                > >
                                > > At 10:29 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                                > > >Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI
                                > > >immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80
                                > > >foot length of it to carry the HDTV signals from my DISH satellite
                                > > >receiver to my bedroom TV, and a second run for the stereo audio.
                                > > >Works well. Common RCA plugs at each end, and no apparent problem
                                > > >with the balanced-to-unbalanced transitions at each end.
                                > > >
                                > > >Common shielded wire may not be as good as properly connected cat-5
                                > > >in this regard - common shielded wire usually offers less than
                                > 100% shielding.
                                > > >
                                > > >Jerry W4UK
                                > > >
                                > > >At 08:30 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                                > > > >Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                                > > > >Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                                > > > >thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                                > > > >in commercial audio mic cable.
                                > > > >
                                > > > >Lee
                                > > > >KC4ART
                                > > >
                                > > >
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                              • Rob Reab
                                I was suggesting that shielded twisted pair would better protect against EXTERNAL RFI. Twisted pair alone, is designed to help eliminate crosstalk between the
                                Message 15 of 28 , Oct 5, 2009
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                                  I was suggesting that shielded twisted pair would better protect against EXTERNAL RFI. Twisted pair alone, is designed to help eliminate crosstalk between the conductors as per the quotes below from CISCO.

                                   

                                  “Twisted-pair cable is a type of cabling that is used for telephone communications and most modern Ethernet networks. … The pairs are twisted to provide protection against crosstalk, the noise generated by adjacent pairs.”

                                   

                                  “Shielded twisted-pair (STP) cable combines the techniques of shielding, cancellation, and wire twisting. ….As specified for use in Ethernet network installations, STP reduces electrical noise both within the cable (pair-to-pair coupling, or crosstalk) and from outside the cable (EMI and RFI).

                                   

                                  Rob

                                   

                                  From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Flanders
                                  Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 12:32 PM
                                  To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                  Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors

                                   

                                   

                                  I was thinking about the run from the temp/hygro sensor to the
                                  console. I would be surprised if the run to the rain/wind sensors
                                  need RFI protection. Anyway, if you want to use it, just ignore any
                                  unused pairs and always use both wires of a pair - otherwise,
                                  immunity to outside interference is impaired. I buy this stuff at
                                  hamfests (electronic flea-market) for around a penny per foot, and
                                  wouldn't bother trying to economize with it.

                                  BTW, Shielding is not required if both lines of a pair are tightly
                                  twisted. Look up the specs on cat-5 crosstalk, etc. This is great
                                  general-purpose stuff. I don't know if the cables that come with the
                                  Lacrosse are twisted pairs. Probably not, but you could twist them
                                  manually to see if it helps in an RFI situation.

                                  Jerry W4UK

                                  At 12:19 PM 10/5/2009, you wrote:

                                  >OK, I think I understand now. I assume I can make one run to the
                                  >rain and wind sensor, using a different pair for each, and split
                                  >them out to go to the sensors, and the temp sensor on the other
                                  >end. Ok to leave the unused pairs open?
                                  >
                                  >Lee
                                  >KC4ART
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >On 10/5/09, Rob Reab <<mailto:robreab@...>
                                  href="mailto:robreab%40msn.com">robreab@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >If you're rewiring to reduce RF interference, I would suggest
                                  >shielded twisted pair cable. Conventional cat5 is not shielded.
                                  >Can't help you on the 'balance' issues.
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >From:
                                  ><mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
                                  href="mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com">wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                  >[mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com]
                                  On Behalf Of lratcliff lratcliff
                                  >Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 10:34 AM
                                  >To:
                                  ><mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
                                  href="mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com">wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                  >Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >Ok, I am not familure with the CAT5 cable, other than knowing what it
                                  >
                                  >is. How would I wire it up as ballanced. I understand what that
                                  >means as far as RF feed lines, but not sure how to make it work in
                                  >this application.
                                  >
                                  >Lee
                                  >KC4ART
                                  >
                                  >On 10/5/09, Jerry Flanders
                                  ><<mailto:jeflanders%40comcast.net>
                                  href="mailto:jeflanders%40comcast.net">jeflanders@...> wrote:
                                  > > I should have also mentioned that I actually intended to wire up my
                                  > > Lacrosse 2315 with a run of cat-5 from the sensors to the console,
                                  > > but decided to keep it totally wireless after realizing what a nice
                                  > > conductor that cat-5 would provide for lightning, and the value of
                                  > > the electronics in the shack also hooked up to the wx computer. I
                                  > > will put up with changing those batteries, or maybe plug in a wall
                                  > > wart outside to substitute for the batteries.
                                  > >
                                  > > Jerry W4UK
                                  > >
                                  > > At 10:29 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                                  > > >Look up the specs on common cat-5 cable. I would expect high RFI
                                  > > >immunity if you used it balanced as intended. I actually use a 80
                                  > > >foot length of it to carry the HDTV signals from my DISH
                                  satellite
                                  > > >receiver to my bedroom TV, and a second run for the stereo audio.
                                  > > >Works well. Common RCA plugs at each end, and no apparent problem
                                  > > >with the balanced-to-unbalanced transitions at each end.
                                  > > >
                                  > > >Common shielded wire may not be as good as properly connected
                                  cat-5
                                  > > >in this regard - common shielded wire usually offers less than
                                  > 100% shielding.
                                  > > >
                                  > > >Jerry W4UK
                                  > > >
                                  > > >At 08:30 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
                                  > > > >Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on
                                  the
                                  > > > >Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I
                                  was
                                  > > > >thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire
                                  like is used
                                  > > > >in commercial audio mic cable.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >Lee
                                  > > > >KC4ART
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
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                                • Jerry Flanders
                                  How do you? It claims multi-camera support , but I can t get a clue how to make this happen. Is there a tutorial somewhere? Thanks Jerry W4UK
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                                    How do you?

                                    It claims "multi-camera support", but I can't get a clue how to make
                                    this happen.

                                    Is there a tutorial somewhere?

                                    Thanks

                                    Jerry W4UK
                                  • Mike
                                    You might be interested in my approach to keep the 23XX thermo/hydro unit powered - I picked up a Oregon Scientific STR938 solar unit from a surplus store -
                                    Message 17 of 28 , Oct 7, 2009
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                                      You might be interested in my approach to keep the 23XX thermo/hydro unit powered -
                                      I picked up a Oregon Scientific STR938 solar unit from a surplus store - The STR938
                                      unit has a solar panel, a Ni-MH battery and 2 regular back-up AA Alkaline batteries.

                                      I wired the STR938 unit to the battery connections on the WS23XX therm-hydro unit
                                      The output from the (STR938) internal RJ11 (6-pin) is 3.67v.

                                      -Mike
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > I think a quick search of this forum will give you lot´s of results of people having
                                      > success replacing cables with shielded-twisted pair cable.
                                      >
                                      > On that note, I´ve being thinking of doing this myself. I´ve been plagued with invalid
                                      > wind speed readings on my 2317. I´ve been using rechargeable batteries on mine.
                                      > My batteries ran out this recently. After replacing them, I´ve had no erroneous
                                      > readings since. Weak batteries may have been causing the majority of the bad
                                      > readings. I may be switching to disposables soon. FYI
                                      >
                                      > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                      > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lratcliff lratcliff
                                      > Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 7:30 AM
                                      > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                      > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                                      > Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                                      > thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                                      > in commercial audio mic cable.
                                      >
                                      > Lee
                                      > KC4ART
                                      >
                                      >
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                                    • Rob Reab
                                      Actually I was just thinking about looking around for an affordable set up like you described. Thanks for the info! - Rob From:
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                                        Actually I was just thinking about looking around for an affordable set up like you described. Thanks for the info! - Rob

                                         

                                        From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike
                                        Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:57 AM
                                        To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                        Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors

                                         

                                         


                                        You might be interested in my approach to keep the 23XX thermo/hydro unit powered -
                                        I picked up a Oregon Scientific STR938 solar unit from a surplus store - The STR938
                                        unit has a solar panel, a Ni-MH battery and 2 regular back-up AA Alkaline batteries.

                                        I wired the STR938 unit to the battery connections on the WS23XX therm-hydro unit
                                        The output from the (STR938) internal RJ11 (6-pin) is 3.67v.

                                        -Mike

                                        >
                                        >
                                        > I think a quick search of this forum will give you lot´s of results of
                                        people having
                                        > success replacing cables with shielded-twisted pair cable.
                                        >
                                        > On that note, I´ve being thinking of doing this myself. I´ve been plagued
                                        with invalid
                                        > wind speed readings on my 2317. I´ve been using rechargeable batteries on
                                        mine.
                                        > My batteries ran out this recently. After replacing them, I´ve had no
                                        erroneous
                                        > readings since. Weak batteries may have been causing the majority of the
                                        bad
                                        > readings. I may be switching to disposables soon. FYI
                                        >
                                        > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                        > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com]
                                        On Behalf Of lratcliff lratcliff
                                        > Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 7:30 AM
                                        > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                        > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                                        > Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                                        > thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                                        > in commercial audio mic cable.
                                        >
                                        > Lee
                                        > KC4ART
                                        >
                                        >
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                                      • Jerry Flanders
                                        Where did you get it? Price? Is the store on the internet? Jerry W4UK
                                        Message 19 of 28 , Oct 7, 2009
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                                          Where did you get it? Price?

                                          Is the store on the internet?

                                          Jerry W4UK

                                          At 12:57 PM 10/7/2009, you wrote:

                                          >You might be interested in my approach to keep the 23XX thermo/hydro
                                          >unit powered -
                                          >I picked up a Oregon Scientific STR938 solar unit from a surplus
                                          >store - The STR938
                                          >unit has a solar panel, a Ni-MH battery and 2 regular back-up AA
                                          >Alkaline batteries.
                                          >
                                          >I wired the STR938 unit to the battery connections on the WS23XX
                                          >therm-hydro unit
                                          >The output from the (STR938) internal RJ11 (6-pin) is 3.67v.
                                          >
                                          >-Mike
                                        • Mike
                                          From www.surplusgizmos.com - I walked into their retail store on Oregon and saw the STR938. You might like to call them ( 503-439-1249) and see if they still
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                                            From www.surplusgizmos.com - I walked into their retail store on Oregon and saw the STR938. You might like to call them (503-439-1249) and see if they still have some in stock (make sure you ask for the STR928 - it's the one with the single solar panel) and will ship - purchase price $5.


                                            If you need the pin-out for the RJ11(6) power jack let me know.

                                            -Mike

                                            >
                                            > Where did you get it? Price?
                                            >
                                            > Is the store on the internet?
                                            >
                                            > Jerry W4UK
                                            >
                                            > At 12:57 PM 10/7/2009, you wrote:
                                            >
                                            > >You might be interested in my approach to keep the 23XX thermo/hydro
                                            > >unit powered -
                                            > >I picked up a Oregon Scientific STR938 solar unit from a surplus
                                            > >store - The STR938
                                            > >unit has a solar panel, a Ni-MH battery and 2 regular back-up AA
                                            > >Alkaline batteries.
                                            > >
                                            > >I wired the STR938 unit to the battery connections on the WS23XX
                                            > >therm-hydro unit
                                            > >The output from the (STR938) internal RJ11 (6-pin) is 3.67v.
                                            > >
                                            > >-Mike
                                            >
                                            >
                                            >

                                              
                                          • Mike
                                            Forgot to say - make sure you also ask for the base (swivel) mounting unit.
                                            Message 21 of 28 , Oct 7, 2009
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                                              Forgot to say - make sure you also ask for the base (swivel) mounting unit.

                                              >
                                              > From www.surplusgizmos.com - I walked into their retail store on Oregon and saw the
                                              > STR938. You might like to call them (503-439-1249) and see if they still have some in stock
                                              > (make sure you ask for the STR928 - it's the one with the single solar panel) and will ship -
                                              > purchase price $5.
                                              >
                                              > If you need the pin-out for the RJ11(6) power jack let me know.
                                              >
                                              > -Mike
                                              >
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > > Where did you get it? Price?
                                              > >
                                              > > Is the store on the internet?
                                              > >
                                              > > Jerry W4UK
                                              > >
                                              > > At 12:57 PM 10/7/2009, you wrote:
                                              > >
                                              > > >You might be interested in my approach to keep the 23XX thermo/hydro
                                              > > >unit powered -
                                              > > >I picked up a Oregon Scientific STR938 solar unit from a surplus
                                              > > >store - The STR938
                                              > > >unit has a solar panel, a Ni-MH battery and 2 regular back-up AA
                                              > > >Alkaline batteries.
                                              > > >
                                              > > >I wired the STR938 unit to the battery connections on the WS23XX
                                              > > >therm-hydro unit
                                              > > >The output from the (STR938) internal RJ11 (6-pin) is 3.67v.
                                              > > >
                                              > > >-Mike
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                            • Greg
                                              I have one of these units extra. How would one go about wiring it up? (Wiring for dummies - me). Greg Whitehead Euchee, TN CWOP: DW0148 WU: KTNEUCHE3 and
                                              Message 22 of 28 , Oct 7, 2009
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                                                I have one of these units extra.  How would one go about wiring it up?  (Wiring for dummies -> me).
                                                 
                                                 
                                                Greg Whitehead
                                                Euchee, TN
                                                CWOP:  DW0148
                                                WU:  KTNEUCHE3 and KTNTENMI2
                                                OS WMR968 WUHU
                                                WS-2315 WUHU
                                                CoCoRaHS:  TN-MS-1
                                                ----- Original Message -----
                                                From: Mike
                                                Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:57 PM
                                                Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors

                                                 


                                                You might be interested in my approach to keep the 23XX thermo/hydro unit powered -
                                                I picked up a Oregon Scientific STR938 solar unit from a surplus store - The STR938
                                                unit has a solar panel, a Ni-MH battery and 2 regular back-up AA Alkaline batteries.

                                                I wired the STR938 unit to the battery connections on the WS23XX therm-hydro unit
                                                The output from the (STR938) internal RJ11 (6-pin) is 3.67v.

                                                -Mike
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > I think a quick search of this forum will give you lot´s of results of people having
                                                > success replacing cables with shielded-twisted pair cable.
                                                >
                                                > On that note, I´ve being thinking of doing this myself. I´ve been plagued with invalid
                                                > wind speed readings on my 2317. I´ve been using rechargeable batteries on mine.
                                                > My batteries ran out this recently. After replacing them, I´ve had no erroneous
                                                > readings since. Weak batteries may have been causing the majority of the bad
                                                > readings. I may be switching to disposables soon. FYI
                                                >
                                                > From: wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com
                                                > [mailto:wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com] On Behalf Of lratcliff lratcliff
                                                > Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 7:30 AM
                                                > To: wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com
                                                > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_ group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                                                > Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                                                > thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                                                > in commercial audio mic cable.
                                                >
                                                > Lee
                                                > KC4ART
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > No virus found in this incoming message.
                                                > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                > Version: 8.5.420 / Virus Database: 270.14.3/2414 - Release Date: 10/04/09 18:42:00
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >

                                              • Mike
                                                Here s what I did.... 1) get a blank 6-pin RJ11 (phone) connector from say Home Depot (comes in packs of ~25 I think). 2) get a RJ11 connector tool - or
                                                Message 23 of 28 , Oct 8, 2009
                                                Here's what I did....

                                                1) get a "blank 6-pin RJ11 (phone) connector from say Home Depot (comes in packs of
                                                ~25 I think).
                                                2) get a RJ11 connector tool - or borrow one.
                                                3) find at least a 2-wire phone cable (will be used as the power cable for the thermo
                                                unit, so length maybe important), cut off one end for now.
                                                4) strip cut-off end of cable and mount into 6-pin RJ11 connector using tool - use pins 1
                                                and 4 (see pic attached)
                                                5) cut off 2nd connector from cable (if there's one) - can't use it to connect to the
                                                thermo sensor as it will think it's now wired (not wireless)
                                                6) strip 2 wires from cable - noting which is + and - (as per RJ11 pin 1 = plus and pin 4 =
                                                minus.
                                                7) remove back cover of STR938
                                                8) connect new RJ11 connector to STR938 - see pic attached
                                                9) test there's voltage across the two stripped wires (~2 - 3+ volts) - if nothing then
                                                the connection to the RJ11 connector could be the issue (rebuild it), or the STR938 unit
                                                is dead - try allowing the solar to recharge the battery (as few hours).
                                                10) if good connection and power then remount back cover of STR938
                                                11) remove cover from WS23xx thermo unit.
                                                12) remove batteries from WS23xx thermo unit (for now).
                                                13) slide cable wires into a slot by battery terminals (at top of unit) - wires must
                                                physically mate/connect with the terminals - better solution would be to solder the
                                                wires to these terminals.
                                                14) reinsert batteries but add a insulator to one of the batteries so that it's not used -
                                                you're using the batteries to keep the cable connections mated.

                                                Note: thermo unit cover won't mate now - could cut a hole and pass the cable through,
                                                or cover with PVC tape.

                                                Any questions please let me know.

                                                -Mike
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > I have one of these units extra. How would one go about wiring it up? (Wiring for dummies ->
                                                > me).
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > Greg Whitehead
                                                > Euchee, TN
                                                > CWOP: DW0148
                                                > WU: KTNEUCHE3 and KTNTENMI2
                                                > OS WMR968 WUHU
                                                > WS-2315 WUHU
                                                > CoCoRaHS: TN-MS-1
                                                > ----- Original Message -----
                                                > From: Mike
                                                > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                                > Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:57 PM
                                                > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > You might be interested in my approach to keep the 23XX thermo/hydro unit powered -
                                                > I picked up a Oregon Scientific STR938 solar unit from a surplus store - The STR938
                                                > unit has a solar panel, a Ni-MH battery and 2 regular back-up AA Alkaline batteries.
                                                >
                                                > I wired the STR938 unit to the battery connections on the WS23XX therm-hydro unit
                                                > The output from the (STR938) internal RJ11 (6-pin) is 3.67v.
                                                >
                                                > -Mike
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > I think a quick search of this forum will give you lot´s of results of people having
                                                > > success replacing cables with shielded-twisted pair cable.
                                                > >
                                                > > On that note, I´ve being thinking of doing this myself. I´ve been plagued with invalid
                                                > > wind speed readings on my 2317. I´ve been using rechargeable batteries on mine.
                                                > > My batteries ran out this recently. After replacing them, I´ve had no erroneous
                                                > > readings since. Weak batteries may have been causing the majority of the bad
                                                > > readings. I may be switching to disposables soon. FYI
                                                > >
                                                > > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                                > > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lratcliff lratcliff
                                                > > Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 7:30 AM
                                                > > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
                                                > > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Lacrosse cables and sensors
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > Has anyone tried changing out the cables on the sencors on the
                                                > > Lacrosse gear with something a little more imune to RF? I was
                                                > > thinking of something like a shielded twin conductor wire like is used
                                                > > in commercial audio mic cable.
                                                > >
                                                > > Lee
                                                > > KC4ART
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > No virus found in this incoming message.
                                                > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                > > Version: 8.5.420 / Virus Database: 270.14.3/2414 - Release Date: 10/04/09 18:42:00
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
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