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Davis Weather Wizard III

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CLTX11

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Checked eham reviews on this station. They actually do not have this station posted but the Wizard II. Seems to be ok for a lower end station and reliable from what they said on the II.


I know you will say "get a Vantage Pro2" or "you get what you pay for."

It will only be used to give me something else to fiddle with without paying my life away.

So, to the ones who HAVE/HAD this station any comments?

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I've used the Wizard III and was somewhat happy with it... However it's very basic and will leave you wanting more functionality...

I got the vantage pro2 for these reasons:

The wizard doesn't have solar ability
The wizard doesn't use the 900mghz radio system = shorter distances, more lost packets
The wizard doesn't use a radiation shield for the temp & baro sensor= more accurate temp less likely to be affected by reflected or direct sun light ...
The basic Wizard (for 185$-195$) doesn't have the rain gauge, Wizard with rain gauge is another 55$... (250$)

It took me a little bit to save for one but I am very pleased with the pro2...

The bad side is that the logger costs extra, but is not needed if you don't plan on using a PC...

Good Luck
 

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viper21 said:
I've used the Wizard III and was somewhat happy with it... However it's very basic and will leave you wanting more functionality...

I got the vantage pro2 for these reasons:

The wizard doesn't have solar ability
The wizard doesn't use the 900mghz radio system = shorter distances, more lost packets
The wizard doesn't use a radiation shield for the temp & baro sensor= more accurate temp less likely to be affected by reflected or direct sun light ...
The basic Wizard (for 185$-195$) doesn't have the rain gauge, Wizard with rain gauge is another 55$... (250$)

It took me a little bit to save for one but I am very pleased with the pro2...

The bad side is that the logger costs extra, but is not needed if you don't plan on using a PC...

Good Luck

I have found the Wizard III for $150.00 for the complete set at a couple of different places including Universal Radio.

I have an idea of where I am going to mount it and how. I have read somewhere about making radiation shields...

I plan on mounting it on the highest point of the house on the south end, would putting the temp. cord under the eave work?

I just really car for the wind and rain gauge, I have found a rain gauge people are happy with but the anemometer's are pricey so I figured I would get this setup and get a few more features.
 
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