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  • Don Lafferty
    My rain gauge started working again. I guess it earned a reprieve as did my wallet. ... -- The day Microsoft starts making vacuum cleaners is the day they
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      My rain gauge started working again.  I guess it earned a reprieve as did my wallet.


      On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM, touristua <somesvl@...> wrote:
       

      Package shopping is always cheaper. As for me I bought VV for 338 USD, then item #7716 for 125 USD and finally USB DL for 192 USD. That was in March 20212.



      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Don Lafferty <don@...> wrote:
      >
      > On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Robert Costa, KB6QXM <kb6qxm@...>wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > ** Considering the cost of their hardware, I would not think that one

      > > should buy the software also. It should be sold as a package. I know
      > > software development cost money and there is razor thin margins on
      > > hardware, especially for hardware produced in the US, but that is how you
      > > differentiate yourself from the competition.
      > >
      > > I am a Davis fan, but you have to look at a company that does not keep up
      > > with the times. Look at their website. As a web developer and one that has
      > > managed large B2B sites, Davis.net also needs a face lift. Their technical
      > > support is good, their hardware is good, there just needs to be some 21st
      > > century updates.
      > >
      > > My two cents.
      > >
      > >
      > > 73,
      > > Robert
      > > KB6QXM
      > > "Ham Radio Open Conversation"
      > > Yahoo group owner/moderator
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Reply message -----
      > > From: "touristua" <somesvl@...>
      > > To: <wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Davis Weather Station
      > > Date: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 9:55 am
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Yes, you need to buy Weatherlink USB or Weatherlink IP sets. On official
      > > site it cost 165 USD for USB and 295 for IP. See here:
      > > http://www.vantagevue.com/products/product.asp?pnum=06510USB
      > >
      > > As previous poster said, the strongest side of Davis is design of each
      > > part their stations and technical solutions. But selling software
      > > WeatherLink need update)
      > >
      > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Don Lafferty <don@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Ok so if I go with a $285 Vantage Vue I need to buy the datalogger for
      > > $150
      > > > or else go with the guy on the weather forum who makes one for $50.
      > > >
      > > > If I go Davis all the way it's $435 or VV and home brew it's $335.
      > > >
      > > > I know Davis is the best but what exactly is it that makes it worth 2 or
      > > 3
      > > > times an OS or 4 to 5 times a LaCrosse?
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 8:44 AM, touristua <somesvl@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > **
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > No. Data logger is necessary for downloading data to PC.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Don Lafferty <don@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > So are you saying I can use WUHU as the only piece of software I will
      > > > > need?
      > > > > > I don't need the datalogger to connect to my PC?
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM, touristua <somesvl@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > > **
      > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Weatherlink is only Davis software. You can use many another SW:
      > > > > Cumulus
      > > > > > > for example, or WUHU. But the excellent idea from Davis managers
      > > is to
      > > > > sell
      > > > > > > WeatherLink with USB datalogger (or COM, or IP-link). Without
      > > interface
      > > > > > > between station and PC the data can't be online. So, its time to
      > > > > decide.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "laffert@" <don@>
      > > wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > It looks like my WMR968 rain gauge has stopped working.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > I'm now thinking about going with a Davis. I have some questions
      > > I
      > > > > hope
      > > > > > > can be answered.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Is there a Davis station that doesn't need the Weatherlink? I've
      > > > > always
      > > > > > > seen someone buy a Davis for $350+ and then be told they needed to
      > > buy
      > > > > the
      > > > > > > Weatherlink for another $150+. That always seemed like such a
      > > ripoff.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > I have found a Vantage Vue on Ebay for $286 but I fear I will
      > > need to
      > > > > > > put out another couple hundred to get it online.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Can someone give me the scoop on Davis please?
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Thanks
      > > > > > > > Don
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --
      > > > > > The day Microsoft starts making vacuum cleaners is the day they start
      > > > > > making something that doesn't suck.
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > > The day Microsoft starts making vacuum cleaners is the day they start
      > > > making something that doesn't suck.
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > The day Microsoft starts making vacuum cleaners is the day they start
      > making something that doesn't suck.
      >




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