LETS PROTEST!

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HEY EVERYONE!!.. I suggest we all delay getting the new Hub and wait at least to years end.  Seems the reviews on the new one aren't too good, and anyway this total replacement is BS. I suggest we all wait and if no one buys their new Hubs, it may force them into fixing the interface. Anyway since they have already delayed the change-over for a year, I suspect they smell trouble. They cant be doing this to the people that provide valuable information to Weather UnderGround and at our own costs. I am sure WU is going to loose a good chunk of their reporting stations, so if AcuRite is smart they will fix this. Pass it on....
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Rick G

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joegr

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I don't know why they would care if Weather Underground gets data or not.  Is there some relationship between Weather Underground (IBM?) and AcuRite?
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Rick G

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Not that I know of. WU is as an offshoot of the University of Michigan's Internet weather database. Their weather Data comes from the National Weather Service (NWS), and over 250,000 personal weather stations . AcuRite is an easy setup without Code commands to stream the data so I believe it would really affect the amount of data WU would receive. Anyway stop their sales for 6 months of the most popular seller and something should happen.
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Isn't WU having trouble coping with all the data currently coming in?  Might be a sigh of relief on their part.
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Not that I know of.  (WU does have various problems from time to time, but they are still accepting rapid fire updates just fine.)  I believe that the issue is that AcuRite does not like what they are having to pay for the bandwidth to receive data from all these deployed sensors every 18 or 16 seconds (more often if you have multiple sensors). 
I think that the Access is planned to solve that by storing up data and transmitting it to AcuRite every 5 minutes instead.  I don't know if it will still send the data to WU every 18 seconds, or store it up too. 

Keep in mind that several other brands of weather stations also send data to WU, some only to WU.  Despite the comment above, I think that most are as simple (maybe more simple) to setup to send to WU as with AcuRite.  The other brands aren't doing anything that I know of to reduce data sent to WU.  I think this is strictly an AcuRite problem for AcuRite's servers.