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Reception Problems

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NHP
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Reception Problems

Postby NHP » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:13 pm

i am using an oregon wmr200 and i am having a problem with the reception. the displat all works fine and recieves all the sensors but when i plug in the usb lead to the computer i lose the connection to the rain and wind sensor. (al the sensors are together on the same post). i have tried putting the unit in diferent places but it happens where ever i have it. any ideas how to fix the problem as i have a web site i update and would like to leave it connected with cumulus running. any help or ideas greatly appreciated.

wd40
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Re: Reception Problems

Postby wd40 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:22 pm

Are you saying you still have the outside temperature but not the rain, wind direction and speed when the usb is plugged in?

NHP
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Re: Reception Problems

Postby NHP » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:27 pm

yes, everything else still displays and works fine except the rain and wind speed and direction. i thought it was just a general reception problem which made it go, so tried moving the display to another room. it worked fine, so left it a few days in the new posistion and the reception never went. brought new cables so i could reach the computer and within 30 seconds of plugging it in it went. i tried unpluging and it came back so tried it a few times and it is difinitely when i plug in the usb lead and not just coincidence. i have moved the unit back and with the usb plugged in it is working fine. plug it in and it goes.

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Re: Reception Problems

Postby mcrossley » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:39 pm

It could be worth either putting a ferrite core on the end of the USB cable at the station, or buying one of the pre-made cables with a core at each end.

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Re: Reception Problems

Postby steve » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:39 pm

I think someone else had a similar problem recently, but perhaps not with the same type of station. Unfortunately I can't remember if there was a solution, and I don't know what search terms to use to find the thread.
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