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WMR 300 Q's...
« on: January 10, 2017, 01:07:58 PM »
Hi folks

Toying with ideas here what with the options for Davis being expensive, i have also been looking at the WMR 300
It seems the most sensible choice, what with being able to easily add ( and hopefully cheaper than davis) more sensors
Obviously the Solar and UV are quite essential (more the solar for me) but also there is the rain duration that i use too

I know someone has been having issues with his, im hoping thats a one off, so will disregard/ignore that for now

OK, it looks like you can extend the anemometer cable so thats a BIG plus

But, I would like to know,

1, is the original shield any good?
2, is a FARS conversion possible?
3, do you think its possible to remove the temp/hum sensor, extend cable and place in my own shield
4, anemometer; only 6m cable included, thats a problem if you want a tidy installation, can it be extended any more?
5, Disregarding all of the above, is the whole lot too big/heavy for installation at 6m? how would that effect temp readings
    also would it not make the bucket tip in strong winds?

I see there are no extra sensors available at present, not even any temp sensors, tis a tad lame, its this
that is putting me right off, i.e. could be that they are holding back on them in case there's not enough sales on the WMR300
and if there's not then they will not go ahead with the additional sensors?

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Re: WMR 300 Q's...
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 10:44:07 AM »
Where did you find out that the Anemometer cable length could be extended ?
Just curious as I would have a better place to locate it, if it had a longer cable.
Wonder if theres a maximum length limit.

OS WM918 soon to be retired.

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Re: WMR 300 Q's...
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 05:46:06 PM »
possibly related to the fact you can extend the Davis cable with no problems
I extended my WMR300 cable (2x) with no problems

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Re: WMR 300 Q's...
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 03:21:13 PM »
Thats great, will try and get a cable and try it out.
My old OS WM-918 anemometer is on the roof, so I would like to put the WMR300 one
on the same pole.

OS WM918 almost completely replaced by WMR300