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Leading manufacturers of weather stations such as Oregon Scientific, Davis Instruments and La Crosse Technology offer wireless equipment with an effective range from 100 to 300 feet. These units eliminate the need for stringing cable and cutting holes in walls.
Cabled versions of weather stations do have their place, however. Wireless units are affected by distance, building materials such as aluminum siding or roofing which acts as a shield and unfavorable terrain. Cabled versions of weather stations are very reliable and are not affected by such aforementioned circumstances.