Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JaguarOT Have had mine for over two years
The weather station worked great out of the box, so I didn't have the problems of the previous poster. Wireless makes setup a breeze, other than getting things properly located (as you can see in the pictures). Sun plays havoc with temperature readings requiring trial and error locating the thermo/hygro sensor. Stucco-over-chicken-wire reduces the 200 ft. advertised signal range to less than half that. If you have a few interior walls between the indoor display and your computer, there can be problems with signal loss to the USB receiver. I have three walls, but a USB extension cable allowed me to position the receiver up away from the computer on the floor to a workable spot. These are problems only if you are spread out. If your computer and weather station equipment are closer together, it would be easy. After I had everything in range, it worked like a charm.
I downloaded the free Heavy Weather Uploader software and have been reporting my data to Weather Underground and WeatherBug for a couple years. It's cool to be able to see weather at my station when I'm out of town. Also, Heavy Weather has active forums where you can get valuable assistance.
You can spend three times or more for the high-end amateur or low-end professional weather stations. They might be built a little better, last decades and be a smidge more accurate, but this is a great starter system for anyone fascinated by weather.
May 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DCip Careful if you have an issue with this out of the box
I understand there may be issues with hardware fresh out of the box. But when you call Lacross, you'll have to pay shipping of the defective item to them, and a return shipping cost to you. The tech on the phone, stated it is probably better to return it to the store. I will, and because of there poor customer support, I'll be purchasing another brand.
October 30, 2012