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Kathryn
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There was a great thread in the old forum about min/max thermometers, but I don’t recall which ones were recommended or which features people liked best. I would like to purchase about 30 thermometers for our society members to determine minimum temperatures around the New Orleans area this winter. I don't want to spend too much money, but I don't want to buy crap either. Any recommendations?

Kate

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I have the LaCrosse WS8610, which is a cheap and simple Thermo/Hygro setup with up to three remote sensors, but it offers PC connectivity with data logging software, which is seldom found at such a low price.  The base station with PC cable, software and one remote was £39.95, with extra remotes only £9.95.  The remotes also have a Thermo/Hygro display, so you can see what is happening when you are wandering around, rather than having to check on your PC or base station.

I'm sure most people will recommend Oregon Scientific systems and they are very good, but my system offers outstanding value.

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Corey Lucas-Divers

Dorset, UK

Ave Jul High 72F/22C (91F/33C Max)

Ave Jul Low 52F/11C (45F/7C Min)

Ave Jan High 46F/8C (59F/15C Max)

Ave Jan Low 34F/1C (21F/-6C Min)

Ave Rain 736mm pa

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Kathryn, you could probably just buy the old school mercury towers that you reset w/ a magnet.  They are reliable and cheaper than any digital system.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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Matt...I've had two of those magnet reset types and they were crapola...I use the Oregon Scientific, but Neofolis' unit sounds like it might top them all. At least for those well versed in computerology.

If global warming means I can grow Cocos Nucifera, then bring it on....

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Thanks for the information on the LaCrosse Corey. I need some cheaper ones for the society memebers, several of whom don't do computers, but I will check into one for myself.

Steve - what's wrong with the magnet types? Which Oregon Scientific do you use and how much does it cost?

Kathryn

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I have the same LaCrosse model as Corey, and it's worked pretty well for me.  I also have one of the magnet types that I bought for about $10, and it works fine.  The hi/lo sides of the magnet one are about 2C (4F) different from each other, but that's about how much error thermometers usually have....

Jack Sayers

East Los Angeles

growing cold tolerant palms halfway between the equator and the arctic circle...

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