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  • wuhu_software
    If I had to replace my wind sensor I would get the Vortex. The nice thing is, even if you buy a completely different station type, you can use the Vortex as
    Message 1 of 10 , Nov 20, 2009
      If I had to replace my wind sensor I would get the Vortex.

      The nice thing is, even if you buy a completely different station type, you can use the Vortex as well.


      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, David Lipper <glenvilleweather@...> wrote:
      >
      > Kevin wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I have a 2315. lowest cost I could find but there are hidden costs to
      > > get it to work properly. I had to twist and add ferrite chokes to the
      > > sensor cable and use shielded properly grounded phone cable for the 97
      > > foot run from the station to the temp hum sensor. without this
      > > interference causes faults readings. Its necessary to run wired to get
      > > the max 8 second data retrieval time. I had to make a new rs232 data
      > > cable from the station to the PC as the one supplied is very cheap and
      > > had bad connections out of the box. If your PC has no serial ports you
      > > need an serial to usb adapter. I have serial ports but I use a belkin
      > > adapter anyway as it gives great led feedback about the data
      > > transmission. The supplied wind sensor is horrible. It wont read low
      > > wind speeds out of the box. I replaced the stock turbine type sensor
      > > with a used cup type made for another model station. The cup sensor is
      > > no longer available new. The system is working great but I don't know
      > > what i will do when the wind sensor dies. I think the used market for
      > > the cup sensor will dry up, it may already have.
      > >
      > I agree with pretty much everything above, but I got my replacement wind
      > sensor here (http://www.greatbigoutlet.com/shopexd.asp?id=1321&bc=no)
      > and as far as I know it's still available.
      > Much better than the turbine version originally sold with WS-2310.
      >
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