[MLB-WIRELESS] Debugging 915mhz weather station?

emdeex emdeex at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 14:50:29 EST 2010

Thanks Neal, this WS1600IT I bought has a digital wind-vane and anemometer
and rain-gauge.  As well as the temperature, barometer.

The way the rain gauge works is interesting, in that its a box, inside is a
little see-saw with cups and magnets, the rain fills the cups, and the
see-sawing motion of the cups/magnets is detected by the sensor.  That way,
unlike a traditional rain-gauge it never needs emptying.

There is only one outside transmitter which is weather-resistant but should
be out of the direct rain/sun (under the eaves), the wind-vane/anemometer is
rated to 180km/h and can mount on the antenna-mast, the rain-gauge needs to
go on a flat surface, they both connect to the transmitter via RJ13 type

On 22 March 2010 13:32, Neal Wise <nwise at spy.net> wrote:

> On 21/03/2010, at 9:48 AM, emdeex wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I just bought a wireless weather station at the sunday market, its a La
> Crosse WS1600IT.  But of course, I can't get it to connect (probably why he
> was selling it cheap!)  But where there is a will, there is a way I always
> say!
> Just got a sale notice from scorptec for a weather centre:
> http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/search/?keyword-m=weather
> Shintaro (always a fine brand) weather centre/photo frame
> I've got a similar weather center to yours. I've always had to do the
> following when swapping the battery out on the outside sensor:
> * force reset on base unit using button near its own battery
> * force reset on outside unit
> and then within a few seconds I've got a reading on the base unit.
> otherwise it just sits there forever. if your base supports more than one
> sensor you should go get more from the distributor since they're $15. :-)
> Neal
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