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Oregon Scientific WMR968 Cable Free Complete Weather Station
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- More than 20 different weather conditions displayed on touchscreen monitor
- Displays one indoor, one outdoor temperature/humidity
- Completely wireless: outdoor solar-powered sensors simple to install
- PC-link software/cable kit available separately
- Outdoor temperature/humidity sensor
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The touch-screen monitor keeps track of the indoor and outdoor sensors, and also displays local weather/barometric pressure forecasts. Additionally, it has a calendar/clock, an alarm that sounds when sensors detect conditions beyond parameters set by the user, a memory button for retrieving past data, and an AC power adapter. (Its backup battery-power unit requires four AA batteries--not included.) The system can support three additional remote sensors and can interface with a PC. Additional sensors, the PC-link software/cable kit, and a long-term data-memory accessory are all sold separately. --Fred Brack
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Only beware! As is noted in these reviews, and on many other consumer review web sites, the manual that comes in the box is trash! Do not use that manual to set up and tune your WMR968. Please, please, please, go to the Radio Shack website and download the manual for the Radio Shack Cable Free Weather Station with AccuWeather, and use that one, it is excellent! The Radio Shack weather station is identical in all respects to the one sold under the Oregon Scientific brand name, except that, for some reason, it has a real manual written by a real American, and it has all the information you need. Note, that the manual that comes with the Oregon Scientific weather station has 9 pages. The Radio Shack manual has 36 pages.
My advice: if you decide to take the risk and purchase the Oregon Scientific WMR968 from Amazon.com, like I did, read all the consumer reviews, even the nasty ones. You should know what might happen to you. Gather up as much information as you can. I have found several exellent tips on setting up and tuning the WMR968 on this and other web sites.Read more ›
If using a third party software, you cannot have batteries installed in the monitor, it must be plugged into a AC outlet. So, it is best that you also go out and get a good cheap Universal Power Supply (UPS) for your computer in which to hook up the monitor, tower and weather station if you have quick little power surges. You will also *need* a serial port cable for use in COM1 or COM2. The Oregon Scientific WMR968 does not come with a serial port cable, you will need to order one or pick one up with the purchase of your weather station.
First the hygrometer both indoor and outdoor sensors work within printed parameters.In my arid climate even during a rain storm do I rarely seem more than 80% only a heavy fog or dew can it hit 95-100% The temperature sensors are within a degree or 2 (found frost one morning when the sensor only reported 34 degrees not 32 or lower).
The rain gauge is pitiful. A small amount of precip will not register on display. Also main unit will tell how much rain fell yesterday but not currently. It keeps a resetable running total but if you get a massive downpour it will say how fast it is raining but not how much until the next day. Also wish it kept a daily total like it rain .25 on Mon and .33 on Tues so on.
The barometer is good as soon as you get your correct reading for your altitude. However I have not been able to find a way to adjust the display on the sensing unit it reads like 22.04 and the the main unit is adjusted to say 29.11 . One good thing is, it is an excellent tool for weather chasing. When the pressure drops rapidly it usally rains. A rain event can be tracked on the bar graph!
The wind gauge may not be working quite right on my system . A very windy day will only be about 17-20mph. However it might be in a bad area where the wind is being blocked somewhat. I will probably move the instrument to a more open spot and see if it will get a more realistic reading.
Finally the clock . A person must manually set the time and date and the unit doesnt adjust for daylight savings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first one I had for years until the instrument pack was damaged and replacement parts was more then a whole set. I now have two display units for upstairs and downstairs.Published on May 7, 2014 by Clark Kent
I have had nothing but problems with this weather station. I have had to reset signals numerous times, as the signals are dropped constantly. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by NCD112
I have been useing the wmr 968 for11 years loading to weather ug aprs my web site [...] useing Virtual Weather Station software has been working great till a week ago my wind... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by JOHN J
Good weather station, sometimes does very real forecast (12 hours ) but it is quite close, temperature indications are very successful..Published on January 19, 2013 by gonz33
very good product and easy to use and install. Second unit that I buy, the first one works for 7 years.Published on March 11, 2012 by gkunstmann
I thought Oregon Scientific was a reputable name and believed this unit would provide a lot of interesting weather information for our specific location. Not so. Read morePublished on October 6, 2011 by JLP
The Weather Station works very well and the software I use FreeWX-Wi by Andy Keir is very well done. The display is very good. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by JimC
Purchased this weather station over a year ago. Due to weather of course a piece of the "Vertical Attachment Bracket" and the "Versatile Base" piece broke. Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by P. D. Egner
I bought this in 2008 When my house was new. I have has to replace the batteries once (lithium). I have the whole system mounted on a 10' tripod in the yard. Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by dalhend