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Spider-Vice
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Weather Station: PCE FWS-20 (Fine Offset)
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Question

Post by Spider-Vice »

So I have two sensors for my FO, the main one (Which the console doesn't detect anymore but that's not what the topic is about) and a spare one I got once. The spare one won't transmit the wind direction but it will transmit everything else. I am wondering why this could be, it's really odd.

Thanks.

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NO0C
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Re: Question

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Perhaps your wind direction sensor and/or wiring from it to the transmitter is fubar.
Tim

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Spider-Vice
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Re: Question

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No, the original transmitter works fine. It's just the spare one that doesn't transmit the wind direction.

apenwith
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Re: Question

Post by apenwith »

Hi
I would suspect the spring contacts in the transmitter RJ socket - either gone flat or corroded

Regards
Alan

Spider-Vice
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Re: Question

Post by Spider-Vice »

Well, it's like that since I got it, oddly it does transmit wind speed but not its direction, as I said it works fine in the original one. Also inside the transmitter seems to be different aswell, maybe a different model? Hmm, I'm gonna have to compare carefully.

ejay
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Re: Question

Post by ejay »

apenwith wrote:Hi
I would suspect the spring contacts in the transmitter RJ socket - either gone flat or corroded
Or even if the pins are bent. Also check the soldering on the board behind the RJ sockets.
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Spider-Vice
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Re: Question

Post by Spider-Vice »

Not that, it looks like it is a different version. On another hand, my FO has been puzzling me so much, it keeps failing with rain, but I know the signal gets down here because in some other places it gets the signal but then loses it. I'm 100% sure the transmitter isn't failing, if I go near it it works correctly, but I just can't seem to see why would rain disrupt the signal and sometimes it just won't come back even after 1-2 dry days...

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