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Oregon WMR89

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sdalrymple
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Oregon WMR89

Post by sdalrymple » Thu 11 Jan 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-WM ... on/18-2959

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Re: Oregon WMR89

Post by steve » Thu 11 Jan 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

Post by AllyCat » Fri 12 Jan 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

Post by sdalrymple » Mon 15 Jan 2018 2:43 pm

Thanks very much!

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Re: Oregon WMR89

Post by TerryMulhern » Thu 14 Mar 2019 6:03 am

Hi,

Unfortunately, the product is discontinued. Perhaps, I'll need to look somewhere else, as I was thinking about WMR89 as well. However, some space parts are still available (rain gauge and wind sensor). Too bad it doesn’t work with Cumulus.

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