Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: La Crosse 2308-AL replacement
- I used to have a 2310 that I kept going for a while before I bought a Davis WS. The cheapest way I kept mine working was to go to the Great Big Outlet (it’s now http://www.lacrossetechnologyoutlet.com/) and buy a second WS to use for parts. You might try that – unless you do what I did, buy a Davis. I have not had to replace a part in 6 years.
I have had my 2308 running since 2006. I have replaced the wind sensor once (with one with cups instead of the fan style, and replace the rain sensor twice. The site I bought them from (lacrossetechnologyoutlet) does not list them as available now. You might try to Google the actual part number on the sensor. I think that is how I replace the first sensor.
I have about the same budget for a replacement station (next time this one goes down) and I have settled on the Davis Vantage Vue. Ambient has them now for about 280 plus 110 for the data logger. About 100 more than what I want to spend but.....
--- In mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software" wrote:
>try contacting La Crosse directly.
> For the heck of it, you might
>there. I would fire off an email to them.
> The parts list does not seem to show much. Not sure what is going on
>saving the station if all you need is a new anemometer and a rain bucket.
> It might be worth
> >I've been running a LC 2308AL since early 01/2008 and joined WUHU on 01/16/2008 and I've learned a great deal by lurking and reading so thank you all.
> > Hi
> >the time may have come for an up-grade: the wind speed detection has become very flaky; the rain gauge is suspect at best; about 3 years ago the batteries leaked in the main station but after a thorough cleaning I got it back online. I use a ten year old E-Machine laptop, behind a physical router, running fully patched Win-XP as a dedicated server to WeatherUnderground and CWOP, I started searching for a replacement wind speed/direction unit and a new rain gauge but finding them from a reliable source seems to be a bit problematic.
> > As with any other piece of equipment
> >suggestions of either a source for replacement parts or a new station would be welcome. My station budget is in the $150.00 to $300.00 (US) range.
> > I trust the groups input so any
> > Thanks again for 5 years of knowledge.
> > Doug Thompson