Re: newbie- looking for recommendations
- 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 email@example.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.