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Weather Web Resources / Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Last post by tmabell on Today at 10:20:20 AM »
Thanks Ken.  I followed up by trying FF and IE and as you mentioned they both display the page correctly.  I hate Chrome sometimes but after clearing the cache again, this time "for all time" I have a fully functional page.  I appreciate the reply and the help.
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Hereís a pic from Stefan of my HY-WDS2E customized for the VP2. It was shipped a couple days ago and is scheduled to arrive Thursday. Itíll take a little time before I get it installed. I will probably put a switch on the power wire for the heater so that it doesnít have to run in the winter on dry days.

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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite closes community forum?
« Last post by txbayou on Today at 10:07:35 AM »
I don't do facebook either. I don't like their leader and his "business practices". I hope those on it will come here and share their secrets. Is the weatherflow a good deal or not? I didn't think so since the thermometer has to be in the shade.

Acurite was supposed to send me another Atlas to replace the beta, but I never got one. Some testers did I believe, so when txbayou says they are "confused", he certainly could be on point.

On the community forum, it seemed like they didn't have but one person operating it, and only occasionally.

Re the segregated sensor modules of the Weatherflow station, I see this as an advantage. Like my own 5in1, almost all of the other 5in1's in my vicinity, that I can see on WU, read 6-8 degrees higher than what I measure in the shade at my location, which is within a degree or two of an "official" reading I can track, taken at a nearby airport. I am willing to conclude that the aspirator set up on the 5in1 does not function too well. I don't have the interest or the skill to look into the issue further. I would just as well have a separate sensor in a location that I know is good for accurate temp readings.
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Weather Web Resources / Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Last post by saratogaWX on Today at 10:02:29 AM »
I don't know what the difference would be between your site and mine.  I did also notice that using your page and switching to my feed (South Bend, IN) still results in a broken padlock even with a secure stream.  Hopefully, Ken will have an answer.
I just tried all your feed URLs, and they all worked for me (map loads, etc).
https://mymishawakaweather.com/wxnoaaradio.php
http://ww2.mymishawakaweather.com/wxradio.php
So the correct parts for the scripts are present.  If using Google Chrome, you may have to tweak the developer tools to not cache the javascripts -- I did when I was doing testing.  Try displaying the pages with Firefox, Edge, IE, Opera to see if it's a Chrome issue or not.

When using https for the page, it will keep a solid lock if the stream selected is also https, otherwise a 'broken lock' will be displayed if the stream selected is http -- that's just the way it works.  At present, none of the wxradio.dyndns.org streams are provided with https.

The coverage image uses a 'proxy' of NWR-coverage.php?map=[callsign] to fetch the image from the non SSL site and return it with SSL to the browser.. That way, if an SSL stream is used, the site should display as 'secure'.
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Weather Web Resources / Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Last post by chappelledpc on Today at 09:49:14 AM »
I don't know what the difference would be between your site and mine.  I did also notice that using your page and switching to my feed (South Bend, IN) still results in a broken padlock even with a secure stream.  Hopefully, Ken will have an answer.

I believe I see the problem.  Your using the old version (1.04) of NWR-radios.js that was for Google Maps.  You just need to replace it with the new version (2.0) from Ken's package.

And I don't think there is a way around the broken lock.  I don't believe any of the streams are HTTPS.   

EDIT:  My mistake.  I see your stream is HTTPS.  So I don't know the answer to the broken lock.

Well...  I just tried your HTTPS link again and see it works now and the lock was green.  Switched to another stream and the lock broke.  Switched back to your stream and it stayed broken.  Guess once it's broken, it stays broken.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite closes community forum?
« Last post by vreihen on Today at 09:44:58 AM »
Is the weatherflow a good deal or not? I didn't think so since the thermometer has to be in the shade.

In all honesty, every PWS out there compares itself to Davis.  In the time that everyone (including me) waited for Acu-Rite to release the Davis-killer Atlas, inflation alone would have made it smarter to just buy the Davis and enjoy it for the last two years.  I'm in for under $500 on the VP2 and Envoy, saving money by not buying a disco-era Davis console since I have plenty of scrap Android tablets to use as wall-mounted weather consoles.  Plus, there's no hacks/kludges necessary to intercept the data locally for non-cloud use.

In terms of Weatherflow, feel free to peruse their support forum.  There are reports of wind readings going wonky once it reaches tropical storm forces.  With a disclaimer that I have not measured winds here over 28 MPH with *any* station, the ultrasonic has been tracking the VP2 that it shares the mast with so nicely that I can statistically show that the north marks on both units are 8 degrees off from each other.

I mounted the temperature sensor to the north wall of my detached/unheated garage, which hasn't seen direct sunlight in over 75 years.  I will take that reading to the bank 24/7, whereas the Davis passive shield has a little solar heat rise and the 5-in-1 has huge rises in the late afternoon as the sun moves out of alignment with the solar panel.

If it is used along with a good 4" or 8" tipping bucket rain gauge and some sort of radiation shield, it can give both the 5-in-1 and Davis a run for the money under most non-extreme weather conditions.  When you add up the price of everything, I fear that it may wind up nearing the Davis price point though.....
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Barani pro passive shield
« Last post by jerryg on Today at 09:35:15 AM »
I wanted to start a new thread about the pro and standard Barani Designs passive shield and how it works in the backyard of normal pws, any professional studies and comparisons can be found on the Barani home page. And to start i finally got a morning with no wind and no clouds on the horizon to block the sun so i could see how the shields i have in use compared when the sun was hitting the plates at maximum exposure. The standard shield gets some morning shade from my tower and it and the fars which is in full sun ran the same temp. The pro ran about .4 to .5 higher until the wind picked up and then it was running the same as the others. I just want to add that i came up with the top plate idea about adding shade to the shield and passed it along to Valentine, so my bad if it upset the purist in the group. I am always trying different things to improve my readings and will keep doing so. I got the idea of the top plate from looking at the high dollar shields they use on the climate research stations which spec at less than .05F added to temp. The shield is a 3 tube design but has a single large plate that shades the tubes in the heat of the day and i thought if it's good enough for them i would try it and it works. So don't blame Valentine for the idea we both like to try out various things, some work some don't. We both have some sensor housing coming that we will be trying out. So any of you who are thinking about trying a better passive shield then hang it there for further reports. Hey remember the cotton region shelter was the best at the time then someone decided to add the second set of louvers and that became the best then someone said why white inside lets paint it black and absorb radiation inside the shield and that became the best and along came the gill plate design and again the best until the fan was added now that is the standard, so finding better ways of housing sensors is always ongoing  =D>
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Weather Web Resources / Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Last post by tmabell on Today at 09:30:00 AM »
I don't know what the difference would be between your site and mine.  I did also notice that using your page and switching to my feed (South Bend, IN) still results in a broken padlock even with a secure stream.  Hopefully, Ken will have an answer.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite closes community forum?
« Last post by nincehelser on Today at 09:24:14 AM »
Should be very soon then... at least that is the way I am reading it. Maybe next month?

NDA is still in effect, but  ;)
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