New Weather Station

By: Shryyke , 1:15 PM GMT on July 14, 2014

Been working on my new Weather Station from Acu-Rite. I think I will be saving my pennies to purchase a higher quality Weather Station in the future. My Acu-Rite 5 and 1 Weather Station Pro contraption is a great way for a beginner like myself, to get into hosting a Weather Station. To be honest, I purchased the unit because of the price! But, it is missing basic things like "Rapid Fire" to WU and horrible WiFi range on the Weather Bridge.

One thing I did a lot of research on, was the ability to "Rapid Fire" to WU. I knew up front that the Acu-Rite Weather Station could not "Rapid Fire". But being an I.T. Consultant for the past 25 years, I knew I could handle the setup to get it to "Rapid Fire" quickly. I ran across a blog from a Kevin Key who posted his program that basically capture the information from the Acu-Rite Bridge and posts that information to WU. The program works great! Got it up and running on my old Acer NetBook! :) Have not used my old NetBook in 2 years, now it makes a GREAT system for my Weather Station.

My other BIG complaint is the WiFi strength of the Acu-Rite Weather Bridge. To be blunt, it sucks. I have the Bridge within 10 feet of the 5 and 1 sensor and it still only gets about 2 bars of signal strength. Remember, it is advertises at 300 feet! Oh well, you truly get what you pay for. Since I only paid $99 for the entire setup though, I can't complain, and I get to stick my toes into the waters of hosting my own Weather Station. :)

Have a great day!

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

Log In or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 1 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

1. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:36 AM GMT on July 15, 2014
Shryyke has created a new entry.

Viewing: 1 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

Top of Page
Ad Blocker Enabled

Shryyke doesn't have a bio yet.

Recent Posts

Personal Weather Stations

About Personal Weather Stations