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Offline Scot

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Weather Station
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:56:23 PM »
Thinking about getting a personal weather station for my home.  Something that will remotely send the data to my computer.  What is the best but reasonably priced?


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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 02:02:23 PM »
Ive owned most brands Oregon scientific, Lacrosse, Davis, et cetera. Davis Vantage Vue would be my strong recommendation. You can find decent deals online if you know where to look..

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 02:17:56 PM »
Thanks!!


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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 02:31:36 PM »
I'd go through Ambient Weather. Probably my favorite site from past dealings. You can get one for around 300.
http://www.ambientweather.com/da6250.html

If you really want to splurge, a VP2 but those aren't reasonable. My VP2 is 4 years old, been beat to h3ll and still going strong. One time my unit got blown off the roof of my garage onto concrete and was practically unscathed haha!
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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 04:13:25 PM »
I've had a vp2 for about three years. It's been beat up too but still works well for the most part. The anemometer is not reading right now, I think the reed switch is broken or not making contact. I think it was about $100 more than the Vue so it was worth it for me.

As a note, you may want to consider the software that you are going to use along with the weather station. I have weather display and really like it.

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 05:05:15 PM »
Loosen the screw that holds the cups on the anemometer and make sure the wind cups are pushed all the way up. Common issue with me 

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 05:34:14 PM »
Loosen the screw that holds the cups on the anemometer and make sure the wind cups are pushed all the way up. Common issue with me 

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Awesome, thanks for the advice - I'll give it a try!




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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 06:47:29 PM »
Let me know how that goes. If not Davis might just send you another one.

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 11:34:55 AM »
Finally a day that was warm and dry enough to make the trek up to the anemometer - and happy to report that your advice worked perfectly, Clay.  I had resigned myself to the fact that the reed switch would have to be replaced, but that wasn't the case and just had to re-adjust the cups a little.  Glad to be back to 100% again, thank you for your suggestion.

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 06:34:26 PM »
Finally a day that was warm and dry enough to make the trek up to the anemometer - and happy to report that your advice worked perfectly, Clay.  I had resigned myself to the fact that the reed switch would have to be replaced, but that wasn't the case and just had to re-adjust the cups a little.  Glad to be back to 100% again, thank you for your suggestion.
Glad to help! Do you post to WU?

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2013, 11:08:52 PM »
Glad to help! Do you post to WU?

Yup. I'm KTNSMYRN5. You can also go to www.smyrnaweather.net, I have the station updating there every 10 minutes with weather display.

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2013, 11:57:44 AM »
I am also considering the Davis Vantage Vue. Any software recommendations/prices?

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2013, 12:17:23 PM »
It's a great station, certainly outdoes the competition! My only gripe is that the wind cups can't be separated from the main unit. I recommend going through Ambient Weather! I've found that they will have best prices you will find and their service is good.
http://www.ambientweather.com/da6250.html

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2013, 12:25:37 PM »
It's a great station, certainly outdoes the competition! My only gripe is that the wind cups can't be separated from the main unit. I recommend going through Ambient Weather! I've found that they will have best prices you will find and their service is good.
http://www.ambientweather.com/da6250.html

Thanks for the advice Clay. I think I've pretty much decided to get it. As far as uploading the data through a computer, what software do you use? WeatherLinkIP vs WeatherLinkUSB or other options?
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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2013, 12:28:26 PM »
Thanks for the advice clay. I think I've pretty much decided to get it. As far as uploading the data through a computer, what software do you use? WeatherLinkIP vs WeatherLinkUSB or other options?
Get the data logger with the serial connection as opposed to the USB. It is much more reliable/less prone to glitches. I upload with WUHU.

 

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