There are several possibilities as to why this might be happening.
It appears that there may be communication problems bewtween the
remote thermo unit and the wind sensor. Since the other data is being
reported normally, I would lean in that direction.
You might double check the modular connection at the remote thermo
unit as well as the wiring running up to the wind sensor. If you used
any sort of staples to hold down the wire going up to the wind
sensor, maybe the wire was damaged.
If you did not use anything to hold down the wire, and it is moving
in the breeze, La Crosse has indicated that this can be a problem as
Is there any possibility that there is some type of electrical
interference? Is the wiring run along power lines or near motors of
It is also possible that the wind sensor itself is bad although it
would be difficult to know for sure.
Since these units are essentially a black boxes, the root cause can
be difficult to determine. For example, the console may have some
polling method where it expects to see updates from the wind sensors
more often than the other data. If the data is not received due to
say wireless range problems or other noise, it may declare the wind
sensor data bad more frequently than the other data.
Are you running the console and remote thermo unit wirelessly?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "scruzphreak" <ms@...>
> Yes, I tried that. The odd thing is that the other outdoor
> work fine (temp, humidity, barometric pressure, and rainfall). And
> the little semicircle indicator is lit up too.
> Tonight the wind indicator came on for about half an hour, and now
> it's showing dashes again.
> --- In email@example.com, "steve_03222"
> <steve_03222@> wrote:
> > Michael,
> > The dashes usually indicate a loss of signal.
> > Have you tried pressing the "PLUS" (+) key for 2 seconds and then
> > releasing?
> > This should re synchronize the sensors.
> > Steve