Sooooo Disappointed with this unit

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OMG I am so disappointed with my weather system. I have a model 06004RM 5-in-1 Weather sensor with a model 06006RM display. I already added (spent MORE money) the signal repeater because originally the display NEVER connected to the station. The station is on a 15 foot pole which is 30 linear feet from the display. I have the display on a window sill with a direct line of sight to the weather station but I still only saw connections only once in a great while. So I added the signal repeater placing it halfway between the station and the display. That resulted in only a 50% improvement. Now, when the weather is great the display connects but when we are having a major weather event it ALWAYS loses connectivity. That makes this weather system totally worthless IMO and I am ready to invoke the warranty and send it back for a refund.

BTW: I should also report that when there is a large wind event, like we are having now, the rainfall indicator must be too sensitive to the wind. Right now it is reading 42.07" of rain. Of course we have not had any rain for over 24 hours so this reading is ridiculous.
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Roger Smith

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  • Totally disappointed with this very frustrating system.

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Roger,

If the sensor is not secured enough, the wind will rock the unit back and forth causing rain to register.  We have had customers that have secured the mount and corrected this issue. 

Heavy rain or wet foliage may create interference impacting the wireless signal between an outdoor sensor and indoor companion product (display, bridge, etc.). To ensure a strong wireless connection, mount the sensor higher up or relocate it to another area.

  • Increase the mounting height. A wireless signal traveling close to the ground and through objects like windows, walls, bushes, grass, drywall, etc., reduces the potential wireless range. Rain may cause additional interference on the wireless signal.
  • Relocate the product(s) – When moving a wireless product, even an inch can make a difference in signal strength. For products with both a sensor (transmitter) and digital display or bridge (receiver), relocating both parts may help improve the wireless range.



Please let us know if you continue to have this issue. Thank you.
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Roger Smith

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Thanks Rachell
For the benefit of other readers I can 100% confirm that my 3/4" (galvanized water pipe) pole isn't heavy enough to prevent rocking and swaying. I can certainly see how that might influence the rain readings especially given that yesterday afternoon our average wind speed was around 40mph with gusts to 65 and that went on for about 6 hours. At the end of the storm the rain gauge was reading 56" of rain!?!

I chose that size of pole because the OD of a 3/4" pipe exactly matches the mount on the underside of the weather station. Given your recommendation I guess I will have to replace it with a 1" or a 1-1/4" pole and reduce it down to match the  mount.

As for the signal strength, it continues to be a major problem. As I mentioned before there is a direct and unimpeded line of sight between the station and the display. The display is sitting on a window sill right now which isn't the best place for viewing. the line of sight is over a grass lawn with no shrubbery or bushes nearby. Given your advice I will add another 5 or 6 feet when I replace the pole but I dont feel confident that will mitigate the problem. I will also experiment further with the signal repeater unit but it seems like it shouldnt be this hard to get good reception!

Lastly, I also notice that the barometer readings on the display stay at a constant 29.xx regardless of the actual pressure reading. However the reading on MyAcurite & Wunderground seem to be correct. Has anyone else experienced this problem and how did they fix it?
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Hello Roger,

The display goes through a 14-33 day learning mode to learn your elevation and adjust the barometric pressure. However, depending on if you are using PC Connect you can calibrate the barometric pressure readings being sent to Weather Underground and My AcuRite in the PC Connect software otherwise, the display sends the raw (not calibrated) pressure. Please wait the full 14-33 days before comparing the barometric pressure readings.