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Outside transmitter vulnerable,
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I bought this in July 2012, and found it very easy to set up - though there was a small discrepency between the readings of the base station and the transmitter. The monitor was outdoors protected by a bit of plastic, about 10m from the base. The only problems in the early months were that the weather readings are a bit small, and since I bought it more for these than the clock - which is very prominent - it was a bit frustrating. The weather forecast readings were not particulalry useful, but I didn't expect them to be. There was quite a bit of rain, but it still seemed to work OK. You needed to be a bit careful that there was nothing major blocking the line between the transmitter the base.
Alas in November problems started. The transmitter repeatedly stopped functioning. The weather got both very wet and quite cold (often around freezing). It seemed as if the batteries in the transmitter weren't working. It would work fine if they were changed...but for shorter and shorter intervals. And then the discrepency between the base started to get worse - to over 3C. I sent it back to Amazon who gave me a refund. My theory is that the outside transmitter isn't tough enough for prolonged exposure to the elements. I am now using a more expensive Oregon product - which looks more robust, but only time will tell.