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Oregon WMR89

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Oregon WMR89

Postby sdalrymple » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 am

After nearly 2 years, my Fine Offset 1080 has given up the ghost (both wind and rain gauges are no longer working). Would anyone recommend the Oregon WMR89 as a replacement? It's currently on offer at Clas Ohlson
https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Oregon-WMR89-Weather-Station/18-2959

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Re: Oregon WMR89

Postby steve » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:57 pm

I don’t know much about the WMR89, but one thing I do know is that it doesn’t work with Cumulus, if that matters to you.
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Re: Oregon WMR89

Postby AllyCat » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:37 am

Hi,

The wind and rain sensors are available from Maplin at quite reasonable prices and are all compatible. However their (434MHz) transmitter is out-of-stock and wouldn't support the (inessential) Radio Clock of the 1080.

Clas Ohlson also have the latest (blue backlight) version of the 1080 at £10 less than the WMR89, and should at least be covered by their 2 year warranty. Maybe they will also put that on Offer again sometime. Note that the Clas Ohlson uses 868 MHz so the transmissions wouldn't be compatible with a 434 MHz version (if that's what your current 1080 uses).

Cheers, Alan.

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Re: Oregon WMR89

Postby sdalrymple » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:43 pm

Thanks very much!


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