It seems the St. Peters station has been having some interference issues as of late. Sounds familiar as I had issues with this station at the O’Fallon site. This really escalated over the last week and finally pushed Andy(the station’s host) and I to try and find the cause. The console is located with several PC’s, monitors, a wireless router and wireless phone, not the best location for this low powered unit.
We started by shutting everything down except the console and weather computer. Reception went to 95%-100%!
Time to start turning other items on, computers, no change, wireless access point, little to no change.
Andy then decided to turn the wireless off and plug his cordless phone back in……. Within 15 minutes we were below 50% reception. Everything else is now back on, Andy is going to try and move the phone base to another location.
It appears we have some rain coming over the next week. Keep an eye open, the models are wavering a bit, but it is possible we could get enough rain for some flooding in some areas.