Signal Loss mostly at night

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This issue is odd. I have a 1036RM color station which during the day seems to have all 5 bars. At night it constantly is losing signal. Not quite sure why it loses signal only at night seems kind of odd. Can't figure out what could be causing the interference. 
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Mitchell Mellin

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Posted 3 years ago

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Jimmy T Theisen

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Could be sunspots
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AcuRite Kevin

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Hi Mitchell Mellin,

There are a number of factors which could cause interference.  Is it getting extremely cold at night?  Do you have any electric/electronic devices that run only at night?  Is there machinery or a nearby factory/business/utility that has recently started some sort of function at night?  Is this a problem you have had since installation, or did it start recently? 

In any event, please perform a reset of your system, and definitely change the ABC switch in both battery compartments.  Before proceeding with the reset, please check your batteries. We recommend that the batteries meet the following criteria:

• Verify you are using standard alkaline batteries such as Rayovac or Energizer. Lithium batteries can be used in the outdoor sensor if you are in a location that will frequently see temperatures below -4oF/-20oC. (Rechargeable batteries, as well as batteries that indicate a heavy-duty quality are not recommended, and may cause irregularities.)
• Verify that you are using a fresh set of batteries. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% of their power or more every year in storage.

1. Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors and position them side by side.

2. Remove all batteries from both the sensor and the display unit. (If the display has an AC adapter, please unplug this, as well, to completely power down the unit.)

3. Locate the A-B-C ID switch inside each battery compartment. Make sure that the two parts are set to the same position. Please change both parts to the next available letter on the ID switch, as this can help to reset the unit.

4. Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor first.

5. Reinstall batteries (and/or reconnect AC adapter) to the display last.

6. Let both sensor and display sit side by side to establish connection. (Leaving the devices side by side for 30 minutes will allow you to verify accuracy by comparing the indoor and outdoor readings shown on the display. For accuracy standards, please visit
7. After a connection has been established, the sensor can be placed outdoors.

If you continue to have difficulties, please call Customer Support at 877-221-1252.  Have a great day!