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I hae no idea what people are talking about Access, i got no e-mail, i got no "snail" mail, i don't even know if i should get one or not, and I feel I am out of the "loop". Currently I don'think i need one or not. I have a 02064M model. I have great strength and it's a look out the window of my room in the apartment complex and on of all things the maintaence shed nice an high and strong! I just feel sad it can't get higher than 25mph or even 33 feet...but it's better than i had all along and at about 15' off the ground and 3 feet off the roof. nothing blocking it at all.
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Rick Davis

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I feel your pain Chris. We had a hurricane blow through here a couple weeks ago with sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. The highest reading I got was 27 mph and the weather vane is well exposed to the wind.
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Hello Rick,

Where is the sensor mounted? How high is it mounted? What is around the sensor? Are you able to attach a picture of the sensor and the area around it? The higher the better for a wind speed reading. I have attached a guideline for wind speed readings. Once we are able to see a picture of the area around the sensor we can see if there is anything that can be done for a better wind speed reading.

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Chris the Access is the new version of the smarthub, looking at your model number you have a PC connect unit so if you  don't share your system online or you use the PC connect then you don't need it.
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George D. Nincehelser

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My high speed on a 5n1 last year was 41mph just 6 feet off the ground.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Chris,

The AcuRite Access is the upgrade to the smartHUB.  This is a piece that plugs into your router and allows you to see your readings online.  Where is your sensor mounted?  The NWS does recommend at least 33 feet off the ground, and the higher the better for the wind speed reading.  You want it mounted where there are no obstructions for several 100 feet. We understand that in a residential area this can be hard to achieve. If you would like to attach a picture of where your sensor is mounted, and the area around it we can take a look at it. Thank you.