wireless outdoor thermometers

Richard xerics@cox.net
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:38:21 PST
I have used the LaCrosse units for at least 6 years. One indoor
receiver and two outdoor transmitters, one of which is at least
100 ft away. When they work they are fine. When batteries need
changing it gets kind of annoying because the procedure doesn't
make a lot of sense to me. I wish they gave technical
information on the system. 

Vista, CA


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[mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Kathleen
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Subject: [pbs] wireless outdoor thermometers

Now that I have had a cold frame in operation for more than a
year, with wireless outdoor thermometers, I can report on the
durability of several brands. Yes, several, due to sequential

First to go, and not working at all after 4 weeks, was the
Weather Channel thermometer. The indoor unit died a few weeks
after the outdoor unit. This is a solar powered unit, so
moisture in the wiring of the outdoor unit was suspected. 

Second was La Crosse. The outdoor unit died a few weeks into its
run. The indoor unit still works. I use it to keep track of
temperatures on the indoor windowsill, where it sits. 

Third was an Oregon Scientific unit. This one is still
operational a year later. It quit working for a few days
midsummer, but came back and has worked ever since. 


Kathleen Sayce

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