Model 01500RX - "No Rain Event Since...." Message

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The 01500/01515 Instruction Manual, page 14, states "Additional Messages Include:", one being "No Rain Recorded Since...". However, I can find no way to include this message in the Ticker scroll, or any other Rain message for that matter. Can someone help? Thanks
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Hank

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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hi Hank,

That message is already in the weather ticker. If you watch the different messages scroll across the ticker, you will see this message. If you deleted this message out of the ticker, it could be a reason as to why you are not seeing it.  You can manually cycle through all the available messages on the ticker by pressing set. Please let us know if there is anything else we  can help you with. Thank you. Have a great day!
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Hi Jennifer, thanks for the reply.

On my Model 01500A2 Display Unit, the Set button does not appear to have any affect on the Ticker messages. Though pressing the Weather Ticker Manual Cycle button multiple times will advance through a sequence of Ticker messages, allowing each to be Added or Removed. Unfortunately none of these messages reference Rain. However, when the Weather Ticker Manual Cycle button becomes disabled after a time delay, two Ticker messages are scrolled, one of which is "No Rain Event In (X) Days". This Rain message is accurate, but not one of the ones defined in the Instruction Manual.

Perhaps my Display Unit has an older version of firmware than the one to which you are referring. Is there a way to update the firmware on my Display Unit? Thank you, Hank
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Hi Hank,

I do apologize. This message on your ticker will only display one time a day. It will say No rain event recorded for 1 day, and will only display 1 time that day. Then if you had a 2nd day without rain it would say no rain for 2 days but only display one time that day. I do apologize for the confusion and misinformation. Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you. Have a great day!
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Thanks Jennifer. Unfortunately I was hoping to have the ability to recall the date of, or number of days since the last rain event. We have numerous outdoor plants that need periodic watering. Having the knowledge of the last rain event would allow us to decide whether to set sprinklers.

I assume the Display Unit stores the date when each rain event occurs, or at least the date of the last rain event. So it should be a simple matter to enable the History Mode button to display that information when RAIN is present in the Selectable Category display. This feature is defined in the Additional Messages Include heading on Page 14 of the Instruction Manual. However, it appears the only user accessible function available for the RAIN Category is setting the real-time Alarm function.

Does ACURITE provide a firmware/software update function for the 01500A2 Display Unit?

Thanks for any further information, Hank
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Hank,

We currently do not have a display that will show that continuously. It will only show on that display when it is applicable, and once a day. I can pass your suggestion along for future product development. We do not have a firmware/software update function for this model number.  Please let us know if there is anything we can further assist you with. Have a great day!
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Thanks Jennifer.