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Offline morfeas2002

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Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« on: December 16, 2012, 09:13:38 AM »
Hello there. I want to introduce my weather station. My name is Kostas, i am an amateur meteorologist and here is my equipment, in the center of city Kalamata, in South West Greece.
My station is Davis Vantage Pro 2 6153. Here is the ISS





Here is the pole with the anemometer





These are my two HD webcams





This is my weather site 

http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/

And these are the pages for my webcams

http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/kalathi.html

http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/kalamata.html

I bought Davis station in summer 2012. Before that i had a National Geographic 265NE with handmade radiation shield.

Last part is a Boltek stormtracker pci lightning radar



http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/lightning/

I hope you enjoy my work.
   
                                 Kostas.
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 09:32:56 AM »
Excellent showing of your equipment and station.  The webcams give a fantastic view.  The English and Greek side by side really help me navigate your webpage (actually the English is all I understand but it is awesome to see both).

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 09:40:43 AM »
I am glad you like it  :-)

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 10:20:24 AM »
Great website, I too like the idea of the two langauges side by side, and having the webcam pics built in is really good.

I admire you're old homemade radiaton shield, using what looks like and old fan from a PC? =D> good stuff.

Lovely area you are in by the looks of it.

Well done and thanks for sharing, good luck with your site Kostas.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 10:56:01 AM »
Kostas,

Thanks for posting your pictures. It is always interesting to see a variety of installations for different situations.

How does your home-made shelter temperature compare with the Davis? The home-made shelter is very interesting and looks like it should work well.

I am curious about one thing though. The ISS antenna is horizontal. Is your console directly below and this was the best orientation?

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 01:00:05 PM »
Those are some very nice looking stations.  It looks like you're up high enough to get good wind readings.  Looking at the map, it looks like you're stuck out in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.  I'll bet you get some interesting weather out there.

There is another forum member Weather1967 from Greece (Athens).  He has done some very interesting modifications and experiments to stations, too.

Your site is easy to read and is well done.  :)
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 02:55:00 PM »
@ ukwoody

It is fan from an old pc, you are very observant  ;)

This is the best area for the eastern cam.

@ miraculon

Davis is about 0.5 to 1.5 c below national. I tried my best, but i cannot reach davis factory  :grin:

The ISS antenna is horizontal because the console is just below the station.

@  Slow Modem

This area is very interesting. We have a lot of rain in winter, snow in the mountains in camera, thunderstorms in spring, summer and autumn.
Yearly rain is about 1000 mm per year.

I know Weather1967  :-)

You will enjoy my timelapse if you have a look in my youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/morfeas2002?feature=g-high-u

When i have time i will post some very interesting photos from storms and wall clouds i have pictured till now.
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 03:39:09 PM »
Congratulations on everything and welcome to WXF from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Great site although it is all Greek to me-couldn't resist.   :roll:
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 03:41:41 PM »
That`s why i have English translation next to everything.  ;)

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 03:17:54 AM »
are you a MATRIX fan, going by your forum name?  ;)
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 08:37:48 AM »
I would rather say i am the god of sleep (Morfeas in Greek mythology was the god of sleep)  :-P

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2012, 07:04:04 AM »
Hi Kostas,

The quality of your webcam images is excellent. What cameras do you use? And do you run your own web server? The bandwidth must be very high with those images updated twice a minute.
Cheers,
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2012, 07:12:39 AM »
Thanks Ray.
East camera is Logitech C905 HD. http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/kalathi.html
West camera is Logitech C310 HD. http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/kalamata.html
I do not run my own web server, Meteoclub.gr gives me hosting. I am a member and hosting is free.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2012, 07:21:07 AM »
Thanks for that info Kostas. I'm surprised how inexpensive those cameras are. Clearly you have installed them in a good housing which is why I thought they were expensive IP webcams.

You're very lucky to get free hosting with the amount of bandwidth those images consume! I'm also very impressed with the time-lapse movie on YouTube.  =D>
Cheers,
Ray
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2012, 08:51:57 AM »
Weather here is an ally in these timelapse videos.  ;)

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2013, 11:08:52 PM »
Thanks Ray.
East camera is Logitech C905 HD. http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/kalathi.html
West camera is Logitech C310 HD. http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/kalamata.html
I do not run my own web server, Meteoclub.gr gives me hosting. I am a member and hosting is free.

Can you provide a daytime picture from your C310? I never seem to be able to check the view until it's night time for you! Thanks!

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2013, 05:42:07 AM »
Here is a previews one




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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 01:24:33 AM »
Here is a previews one


Thank you. I just ordered a C310.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2014, 06:34:47 AM »
Weather Station acquired its new IP weather panoramic camera. Its Vivotek IP 7160.
This is cameras link
http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/taygeti.html

and a still image

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2014, 02:18:28 PM »
Weather Station acquired its new IP weather panoramic camera. Its Vivotek IP 7160.
This is cameras link
http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/taygeti.html

and a still image

That's a fantastic view!   =D>

I wish I could afford to live in a place with a view like that.
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2014, 03:11:52 PM »
I would like it too !!! But my home is in the city that this camera monitors :)

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2014, 09:57:38 PM »
Kostas,

You have some great still photos in your ImageShack albums.

I spent quite a bit of time admiring your still photos.  My favorites are images of the "Roll" clouds - very sweet and on my bucket list.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2014, 12:48:32 AM »
Nice, but too bad about the view.  Huh?   ;)
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2014, 07:35:04 AM »
New IP Camera for Kalamata from our weather team. Magnificent view from beach and Messinan Gulf and harbor entrance.


This is cameras url http://kalamata.meteoclub.gr/webcam/paralia.html
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station in Kalamata, Greece
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2014, 01:30:54 AM »
Thanks for sharing and it looks like your going to get some great vids!

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