"I would like to commend your knowledgeable and friendly helpline staff. On the few occasions I have found it necessary to call your helpline, I have spoken to a most pleasant young woman. She has consistently provided me with helpful, accurate information in a professional manner, and I find her a pleasure to deal with."
- Craig Setzer S/ST NHRA Div 1
Merlin 8 can text weather and predictions to your cell phone with no annual fee. Merlin 8 is an addition to all the functions and features of Merlin 7. This is a one time purchase for registered users that is licensed for a single computer.
Bob Hoffa at an NHRA event in the late 1980s
The reliable but discontinued Sharp PC 1270.
Bob Hoffa and Van Greer using the PC 1270 at Bristol Dragway in the early 1990s when it was an IHRA track.
Altalab's first PC Software, PCM 2 for DOS
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Since 1987 we have done our best to provide racers with quality instruments at reasonable prices. We listen to our customers, and design weatherstations and software with their needs in mind. Because of our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers, all Altalab weatherstations have a 3 year warranty. At our discretion we will repair or replace any weatherstation or component that does not function as it should.
Fine Print: There are some exceptions; pagers and remote sensor cables have a 1 year warranty. Customers pay shipping on all repairs whether in warranty or not.
213 Alterra Lane
Renick, WV 24966
note: For best service please ship via UPS.
Service and Recommended Maintenance
Calibrations are free for the original owner forever. During the 3 year warranty a complete checkup is also performed for no charge except shipping.
Clock Battery Replacement should be done every 5 years. Cost is $45 plus shipping, or free if included in a complete checkup. Batteries older than 12 years may leak.
After the warranty, and for racers who purchased a used weatherstation, a complete checkup and service is $90 plus shipping.
Non-warranty repairs are $90 per hour plus parts and shipping.
If you are considering purchasing a secondhand weatherstation we recommend sending it in for a complete checkup. We can advise you on any repairs needed or upgrades available. Many of our weatherstations are in excellent working order 13 or more years after original purchase.