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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2018, 06:45:44 AM »
the ambient one is compatible (via the ambient server api, as long as you can get signed up OK, then good to go)

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2018, 08:55:19 AM »
OK Thanks , is there one that would work straight out of the box that you could recommend  , without any other parties involved?

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2018, 07:02:59 PM »
that is becoming harder and harder to find
I use a Davis station myself. You will not regret that

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2018, 05:42:05 AM »
any particular model?

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2018, 07:00:37 AM »
Been happy with my Davis Vantage pro plus, I had a Oregon wmr which did not fare well in Phoenix sun, had to replace the batteries in the  senors every year or less, the cheap plastic rain gauge started falling apart in the sun.
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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2018, 03:20:16 AM »
Davis stuff seems very exxy.

Any one had any luck with Jaycar stuff?

https://www.jaycar.com.au/wi-fi-wireless-station-with-7-lcd-display/p/XC0422

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2018, 05:47:58 PM »
you get what you pay for
my brother got one of those but its failing after only a few years

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2018, 12:07:29 AM »
yeah, youre probably right

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2018, 12:33:45 AM »
Now looking at OS gear (since my WM918 lasted nearly 20 yrs) . I note that the latest station the WMR89 is much cheaper than the previous one WMR300. Is it better value for money or just a cheaper unit?

One another matter , what are peoples thoughts on stations that have the components all in one unit as opposed to indivudual parts?

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2018, 12:41:07 AM »
The problem with all-in-one stations is that you are forced to either have the temp/hum/rain part mounted way too high or the anemometer mounted way too low.


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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2018, 10:42:53 PM »
Hello Brian,

I bought a wmr89 & it seems to be running OK. One observation though is that there seems to be a fair time lag between what happens on the instruments to when it shows on WD. Is there a delay in the data transmission from the console to WD? My old wm918 seemed much quicker with readings.

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2018, 11:29:39 PM »
the problem is to do with the update rate to the pc
which is not as fast as it was with with the wmr918

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2018, 03:21:36 AM »
are other brands as bad? or was the legendary wm918 the trendsetter here? :D
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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2018, 09:26:33 AM »
Davis is much better, at 2.5 seconds for all data :)