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by AllyCat
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!

Hi, Sorry, I don't know much about that "PRO2" version of the Fine Offset stations, except that it isn't compatible with Cumulus (primarily because it doesn't have a USB computer connection). In your case it certainly is possible that the power supply is faulty. If you can't test it, then perhaps ob...
by AllyCat
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!

Hi, I'm still puzzled by the term "black", is it not like the station in this link ? BTW that is a generic FO "3081" and is the first I've seen quoted as 868 MHz (most are in Australia where they use 434 MHz). Also see the 4th photo in the sticky thread which deals with various hardware aspects of t...
by AllyCat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!

Hi, the console went black ........ Still no life in new console. Welcome to the forum. Do you mean "black" or just "blank" (no data displayed) and by "no life" do you mean "no data" or just "no external data" ? Did you buy the replacement Console from exactly the same suppler as the first? I don't ...
by AllyCat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Maplin in administration - where to buy spare parts now?
Replies: 20
Views: 5351

Re: Maplin in administration - where to buy spare parts now?

Hi, Yes, I'm fairly sure that the bearings are the same in Vane and Anemometer. There are several threads (including one quite recently ) that discuss sources for the bearings. Note that the bearings linked in that thread , although from a Chinese seller use some form of expedited shipping, so could...
by AllyCat
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: solar radiation sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: solar radiation sensor

Hi, You need to post a link to the "Pi solar sensor kit". I could only find some generic "sensors" kits (IMHO not much more than "toys") and a solar charging kit, neither of which are likely to be of much use for serious measurements. The Davis solar sensors cost hundreds of £££s, mainly for good re...
by AllyCat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: solar radiation sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: solar radiation sensor

Hi, Not really an MX topic, but the Davis sensors are often considered as "reference" products which use specialised components such as a Teflon (PTFE) "Lens" in both, and a very expensive optical filter in the UVIndex sensor. Also, they are all individually calibrated, so not normally suited to a D...
by AllyCat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson W-8681-Solar
Replies: 23
Views: 7844

Re: Watson W-8681-Solar

Hi, IIRC the FO Solar Pod has a ROM chip on the PCB which probably contains calibration data. So even if you could identify the "correct" sensor chips, would not necessarily guarantee "good" (accurate) results. I won't get onto my hobby horse again in detail here, but IMHO the FO Solar Pod does not ...
by AllyCat
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather Station Consoles to suit WH1081 Station
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Weather Station Consoles to suit WH1081 Station

Hi Chris, Have you seen the "Insides of...1081" thread? I've often been tempted to remove the "Touchscreen" (and replace it with a push-button matrix) to improve the clarity of the display. But maybe just cleaning it will suit you? It's slightly "frightening" to remove the circuit board from the cas...
by AllyCat
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather Station Consoles to suit WH1081 Station
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Weather Station Consoles to suit WH1081 Station

Hi, Unfortunately, a "WH-1081 about 6 years old" could be any one of 6 versions, using one of three carrier frequencies (433, 868 or 915 MHz) and two wireless protocols (believed to be FSK and OOK). If it is electrically compatible with the "Maplin" stations then it will be 433 MHz , but 2012 is alm...
by AllyCat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Which transmitter?
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Which transmitter?

Hi, If the present transmitter was sold by Maplin in 2014 then it will use the "new" (OOK) Wireless Protocol (and 433MHz). Therefore it looks as if the Aercus replacement for the 2083 / 1093 should be suitable (but make sure you can return it if it isn't). These FO transmitters send separate data pa...
by AllyCat
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Fine Offset parts source?
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: Fine Offset parts source?

Hi, Yes, I noticed that although a Chinese seller, the bearings were "UK stock", which usually doubles or triples the price. That Maplin could sell the anemometers for £2.49 suggests that they must cost (very) much less to manufacture in China. And I learned the hard way that also the reed switches ...
by AllyCat
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: HP1000 / WH24 RF Protocol
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

Re: HP1000 / WH24 RF Protocol

Hi, Thanks for the update, I've certainly filed away the links for possible future use. For others, I note that your previous posts were on 6th August 2017 and with hindsight it appears that the photo shows an off-the-shelf receiver module , probably using the Si4432 transceiver chip. But of course ...
by AllyCat
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Fine Offset parts source?
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: Fine Offset parts source?

Hi, I normally just search ebay.co.uk, amazon or google but wasn't very successful this time. However "simply bearings" rang a bell, so try this . I've never used them but they seem to have free postage (but +VAT). Somebody did recently suggest that you should wash out the grease and replace with li...
by AllyCat
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Fine Offset parts source?
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: Fine Offset parts source?

Hi, They seem to be available for £15.50 + £3 shipping here . That seems ridiculously high as it's more than the price of their Wind Vane and Rain sensors. :shock: Waters and Stanton (£10.95 + shipping) appear to be out of stock, but a search for "Ambient", or similar keywords. might find them somew...
by AllyCat
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson W-8681-Solar
Replies: 23
Views: 7844

Re: Watson W-8681-Solar

Hi, Welcome to the forum. AFAIK the 8681-Solar Pod is identical to the WH-308x family, so did you look at the long thread I linked at the top of this page? Unfortunately the photos are no longer attached, but it became apparent that there were several different faults with the original Pods. My firs...