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Clay Jackson clayj at nwlink.com
Fri Mar 6 02:58:18 UTC 2009

Pardon me for jumping in here; but, I'm not sure I get the  
"incompatibility" here.  Aren't the 1-wire protocols pretty well  
defined?   A friend of mine and I are looking at for a 1-Wire/ 
OpenTracker II solution for a remote application here in the Puget  
Sound area; and this has me concerned.

Also, I'm not sure the Texas Instruments systems are all that good a  
deal - from their price list,  it looks to me like a "full" station  
(wind, temp, humidity, rain) is pushing $700; for that there are lots  
of other options, including Peet, Davis and Oregon Scientific.


On Mar 5, 2009, at 6:47 PM, William Beals wrote:

> Rich:
> Unfortunately, I am not sure.  I do remember looking at them a  
> loooong time
> ago when Dallas first said they were getting out of the business of  
> selling
> weather stations and I vaguely remember they were compatible, but  
> not well
> enough to bet $250 on it!  Does anyone else know for sure?
> will
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wxsig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:wxsig-bounces at tapr.org] On  
> Behalf Of
> Rich Beckwith
> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 6:10 AM
> To: TAPR Weather Station SIG Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [wxsig] questions
> Will,
> Do you know if the unit from Texas Weather Instruments is compatible?
> http://www.txwx.com/1wire_bro1.htm
> At $250 it is over twice the cost of the original Dallas or AAG unit  
> but
> looks exactly like the Dallas  unit to me.
> Rich
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:03 PM, William Beals <will at beals5.com> wrote:
>> Wow, that is a big change from the original sensors--and  
>> unfortunately
>> clearly not T238(+) compatible.
>> will
> (trimmed email)
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