Hi I’m a newbie to this site. I’ve been following the weather for the past year now. At the moment I’ve got a basic OS weather station which only reads temperature and gives a forecast. I’m thinking of buying a La Crosse WS3600 as I’ve only got a budget of
From what I’ve read… avoid like the plague.
Anybody else care to comment?
Well, since you ask, I agree 100% with Tom.
How about the LaCrosse WS2300 model? It’s not the best weather station out there, but it will get you off to a good start and it fits in your price range (
And I agree with Nikoshepherd!
Well, actually I don’t agree. I have the WS3600 (which is the european version of the WS3600). HeavyWeather 1.1 is extremely stable and well behaved, I have no problems whatsoever with the software. Weather Display now uses the data from the WS3600 without problems or hickups, and the readings of the station are reliable and pretty precise.
My only grumble with the station is concerning their method to combine wind speed and wind direction into one instrument. Apart from that, I think it’s well worth the money.
but a 2310 will give you 6 second update speed if wired mode
wherewas as the 2500 is only 1 minute update rate
also you need a good PC to run the heavy weather program, as it is resource hungry
but good you are going OK observer with it
I’ll back Observer up, I’ve been using a WS3600 since March this year, and apart from the odd glitch, I have had no problems at all. The Heavy weather program is occasionally processor demanding, but this is only for a short time while it updates from the console. Running the heavy weather & WD quite successfully along with lots of other stuff on a 1 Ghz PC with only 512Mb of RAM, 24/7
well, there you go, another happy camper with a 3600
Well I bought the WS3600 in the end and it has been working faultlessly. It seems as accurate as my old OS weather station with regards to temperature and humidity. So overall I’m happy with it.
That’s great news, jon.
So, I’m guessing that you’re going to be connecting it to the computer? :?
If I have the console where the computer is I have reception problems. So unless I get a dedicated computer I won’t be able to have the console connected to the computer
try putting RF baluns/choke clamps around the serial cable to the pc, and other cables in use
Haven’t been on here for a while. I think I’ve got a problem with my thermo-hygro sensor. Every so often I get a drop out in the info being sent to the base station. Its almost like the batteries have gone flat yet it does it when new batteries are put in. It can happen once a month or a couple of times a week. Its almost like the sensor has a very high drain on the batteries. So I take it my sensor is faulty? I’ve contacted the UK Weather Shop which is where I bought it from to see what they say, but I was just wondering what you guys think.
Edit: Not working again now LOL.
Well got the thermohygro unit back and it still doesn’t work even though its been tested and confirmed that it does :roll: So there must be something wrong with the console. Haven’t a clue what though. I read bad things about La Crosse but didn’t realise they were this bad. I think I’m going to buy OS WMR928NX (968 in America). Are they any good? I want somthing that is reliable without going to the expense of a Davis as I definetly can’t afford one them.
I have had a similar problem occasionally with my 3600. It started after I moved the thermohygro to a different location (further away from the console). I replaced the batteries & it seemed to work - for a while. Put the thermohygro back to it’s original position (where it had been for 6 months) and everything seemed OK, until last week when the same problem occured. I found that if I moved the console off the wall and onto a table, it worked ok, but it is now back on the wall & still working - so I don’t know :?
I would love to upgrade to the WMR928 - just need to convince “her indoors” !
there does seem to be less problems with a wmr968 type station (although originaly when they first came out they had problems but they have got over that now)…
yes, a la crosse station is one you will have to baby sit a fair bit…thats just what I have know from users experiences
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I have had a similar problem occasionally with my 3600. It started after I moved the thermohygro to a different location (further away from the console). I replaced the batteries & it seemed to work - for a while. Put the thermohygro back to it’s original position (where it had been for 6 months) and everything seemed OK, until last week when the same problem occured. I found that if I moved the console off the wall and onto a table, it worked ok, but it is now back on the wall & still working - so I don’t know
Hi, I’m relaying this question to the board on behalf of my uncle who really can’t speak english the situation is this: my uncle has been using the Lacrosse WS-3600 for some time, but it was just last week that he finally got rid of his old dial up connection and got a fairly decent ADSL-connection. His plan was to publish the weather data on his website, and the included Heavy Weather PRO v. 1.1 and the Heavy Weather Publisher v. 1.0 software met all his needs.
He says everything works just fine apart from one big thing, the cpu usage goes up to 100% when the HeavyWeather Pro is “communicating with weather station”, it wouldn’t be a problem unless this was happening like every 5-10 seconds! which subsequently results in a constant maxed out cpu temperature and this is of course not desireable nor acceptable… and the Publisher software needs the Main program to run in order to get the data. Now why would it have to communicate with the station that frequently, IIRC the update frequency is only 128 seconds or 32 seconds with wind above 10mph? He actually just wants to publish the data every five minutes and set the data point logging to every five minutes as well, and he doesn’t really care about the live display since he can just look at the console… so ideally it would only have to communicate with the station every five minutes to get the data.
I read that using the WD software it wouldn’t use as much cpu and not as often, but he doesn’t think it’s worth paying $70 “just to publish the weather data”.
Is there any solution as to not having the Heavy Weather software fry the cpu by communicating with the base station every few seconds?? or is he screwed? in that case I have to convince him to get the WD, which won’t be easy