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Reviews Categories | Weather Stations | Oregon Scientific Wireless Rain Gauge RGR122 Help

Reviews Summary for Oregon Scientific Wireless Rain Gauge RGR122
Oregon Scientific Wireless Rain Gauge RGR122 Reviews: 6 Average rating: 2.7/5 MSRP: $79.95 List - (Street $55 to $60)
Description: Wireless rain gauge, transmitting on a MHZ
frequency. Range advertised as up to 300-ft.
Product is in production.
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W2TXB Rating: 3/5 Mar 11, 2017 12:40 Send this review to a friend
It finally died  Time owned: more than 12 months
After ~15 years, it finally went to the scrap heap. It was a marginally accurate device which was a pain to reset each month... more so when batteries needed replacement, but for the money, I still can rate it as "Good" (sort of).

Bought and installed a much better weather station a couple of years ago and am not missing the Oregon Scientific stuff at all.
W2TXB Rating: 3/5 Nov 10, 2008 20:23 Send this review to a friend
Not bad, but not great  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have owned one of these units for several years, and it still works reasonably well. Bear in mind this is not intended to be a highly precise instrument; Oregon Scientific makes consumer-grade stuff that sells for relatively low prices. Some of their products work OK, while others do not fare as well.

Back to the RGR122, the reset sequence and procedure is a bit odd, but it finally works, often after several attempts.

If mine were to fail, it would be replaced with something better.
W9ZX Rating: 0/5 Sep 23, 2007 20:55 Send this review to a friend
piece of crap  Time owned: more than 12 months
I received mine as a gift. It sort of worked for a few weeks and then quit. The units were separated by only 35 feet but still would not work. I pitched it. Don't waste your money on this one.
K6PDU Rating: 3/5 Jan 9, 2005 20:25 Send this review to a friend
not accurate  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have no problem with the signal going threw close to 4 walls and 200 ft away. It only goes in big increaments and is not accurate. Other then that its a good product
K8AC Rating: 5/5 Apr 19, 2004 09:37 Send this review to a friend
Works for me  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have the sensor mounted about 50 feet from the display unit and it works fine - no lost communications. The self-emptying sensor works as advertised. I have other devices made by Oregon Scientific and find their instructions rather cryptic - clearly written by a very technical person and not a user of the device! The sensor measures in .04" increments so maybe not very useful if all you get is trace amounts of rain. In our area, the Lowes home improvement stores sell these for $49.95.
N4XU Rating: 2/5 Sep 1, 2002 12:46 Send this review to a friend
Short life for the dollars  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Got this for a 2001 Christmas present. Worked for about 8 months. Suddenly lost communication with the remote sensor. Replaced batteries on both the remote and the display, did reset. (Note:complete reset procedure is not in the manual, you have to go to their web-site, under FAQ to find out you have to reset both units, in a specific sequence). After all that, still not communicating. Oregon Scientific has a very short warranty - 3 months - on this unit. Their only suggestion was to move the unit(s) to different locations. Had to move the display to within 50-ft of the remote sensor to get communication. They advertise 300-ft - mine was originally less than 150-ft, unobstructed. Spend more money - get a reliable one!

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