lightning detector MD# 06045M

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Lightning detector MD# 06045M too sensitive  Claims interference all the time.Is there any way to reduce the sensitively on this?
  Went out to the middle of our field and sat with it. (This is a section of land + a bit) the nearest power line were over 1/2 mile from me NO cel phone with me and still I would get 2 green flash and the next one would be green with a yellow (interference) flash right behind it. The unit is only 2 weeks old and has never worked. I call and been on hold for over an hr. I am inches away from sending back the whole 01022M Pro Weather Station back to Amazon and posting a 1 star review Something better be right by 03/14/18 or it will be sent back
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Big Al

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David Millendorf

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Why not post a ZERO star review. That's what the unit is worth. SEND IT BACK. 
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Mark W Bosse

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My back ground is in electrical eng. 30 yrs retired.  If you could make a tin foil to protect it from one quitrent at a time you my find what direction the issues is coming from. then you can make adjustments to position or shielding possibilities. for:
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I don't know how their unit is detecting the magnetic charges and the unit is detecting the electro magnetic Field (EMF) generated by the high electric system and from the lighting.. If you shield your unit enough to stop the EMF you may not get any detection of lighting in your area. I might try using a ground cage and change the  spacing of the openings. If you want to test  for the best results but it may not be worth the efforts. also all energy has a wave length. the power company maybe able to tell you the wave length of the EMF from you. then you can calculate the opening spacing to stop the EMFbut it may still decrease your units detection abilities.
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Big Al, I tried to order a couple of these, but
kept getting "unavailable" notices, after further research, I found out that the 'lightning detector is not compatible with my 01512 5-in-1 sensor. My info may be incorrect as I can't quote 'Chapter Nor Verse from the store. Best of luck to you.
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My 5 in one cam with it, however my problem is not that the will not talk to each other is that I am getting so called interference (yellow flash) all the time. I can my my AM radio on the lower frequency and pick up stations in the TX valley (400 + miles away) with no static however I still get an interference reading form the detector. 
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I had mt sheet metal shop make me a 14 gauge box  with a open bottom for it and hung it on a post. drove a T pole 2 fo into the ground and tied a copper wire to the cover and the t pole as to ground the cover. Can still see the yellow flash reflecting. Sending the unit back to Amazon and buying one from the Co that name starts with a D. Understand they have good customer service
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Mine is very finicky and will sometimes falsely detect if you touch it and/or move it around.  I have an overhead power line across my backyard, probably about 50 ft from where the sensor is mounted.  I mounted the sensor on a cedar post of my pergola, but if I mounted it facing the power line, it would falsely detect constantly, so I mounted it on the the side that doesn't face the power line and it works pretty well.  It does constantly detect interference though and shows that on my display.  However, during storms, it is pretty accurate at detecting strikes.  You will see a flash and then beep beep, the sensor goes off almost immediately.  It misses a few every now and then but otherwise actually works well despite the interference.  We were in the pool swimming one afternoon and the sun was out and shinning brightly, I heard the sensor go off and thought it was a false detection but I got out to check just in case and sure enough and storm had popped up just a few miles away!  That made it worth the $20 I spent on it.
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Out in the middle of the rice field I was more that a mile from any high power lined and over a 1/2 mile from any telephone lines......still get the yellow flash. The main problem is the lack of customer service with acurite. Well it is getting boxed up and Amazon is getting it back before the last return date 03/14/2018. I a buying the the one I should have bought in the first place by the co that name start with D. I understand they have good customer service.
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Hello Big Al,

We apologize for the delay in response. We would be happy to assist you with this product if you still have it. What is the name brand of the batteries you are using in the detector? You were always getting interference detected no matter where it was located? When you were in the middle of the field did you remove the batteries for 2 minutes, and then put them back in to see if it detected interference after that?
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I am using Duracell Copper Top Date 2018 Voyages three are 1.5 and one is 1.6 (or they were when I first started to have problem...(first hr of having the unit). I have taken the batteries out over night and put them back in and within a few min I strt getting the yellow flash. When the yellow flash the 06046m reads that there is a problem with the detector. The unit is now boxed up and waiting for amazon to give me a UPS return. My last day to return is the 20th however I will be out of town then and I do not wait till the last min to do things.

Returning to amazon will not cost me anyting. Reading your warranty sending the unit back will cost me shipping