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Reviews Categories | Weather Stations | BIOS (Radio Shack sells) Wireless Wthr Stn Help


Reviews Summary for BIOS (Radio Shack sells) Wireless Wthr Stn
Reviews: 13 Average rating: 1.5/5 MSRP: $$199
Description: Has remotes for rain guage, wind speed, temp and direction. Indoor readout senses humidity, baro and inside temp.
Product is in production.
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KC8QNF Rating: 1/5 Mar 1, 2007 07:47 Send this review to a friend
Even at $69 still not much of a deal!  Time owned: months
This thing works (sorta). Thats about all I can say about it.

Pros...
Still looking for one.

Cons...
1-No usable data while running with PC interface.
No good for packet.
2-Clunky almost usless software. Seems like an after thought.
3-Everytime you close software you have to convert back over from celcius to F.
4- No real time weather, updates aprox. every 128 seconds.
5-When running on PC you can't set the real time clock, it reverts to Jan,1 2006 12:00. You need to hook it up to TV to set it to set it. If you unglug it from Tv an move it to computer you loose your settings, so I guess you need a TV next to you PC.
6-Not very accurate. Miss's most wind gusts due to slow refresh.
7-Radio signal very weak needs to be very close to RCVR. Tried mine with a hardwire and it didn't work at all.


If this thing cost around $29 I might say it would be a fun toy to hook up to the TV. But other than that I would suggest saving your money!
I guess there was a good reason RadioShack had it on clearance!
 
KC2NWV Rating: 3/5 Feb 10, 2007 14:17 Send this review to a friend
Value station  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I always wanted a weather station to compliment my radio hobby but it was a luxury I could never justify....until I saw one of these units on the shelf at Radio Shack on closeout for 69 bucks. I put it together easily, and set up easily. Like SWL said "grab one of these before they are gone" if you are a hobbyist on a budget. It certainly is not a high end station, but it is not a dog either. Good luck!
 
KC2ENI Rating: 0/5 Nov 7, 2006 04:43 Send this review to a friend
This thing SUCKS!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Wind updates every 128 seconds is no good to man nor beast! No screen capture or Internet upload either.

Just about usable as a school weather station.

Save your money and buy an Oregon Scientific model.
 
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