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Offline iaflyer

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C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:21:49 PM »
So I saw the La Crosse C84428 unit at a great price, and decided to buy it to replace my Acurite unit. The Acurite currently reports to Wunderground and CWOP through a Raspberry PI and WeeWX.

The C84428 is still sitting in the box, because all the information I can find indicates that the La Crosse C84428 can't report to WU. It's even in the FAQ... but has anyone figured out a way to get this unit to report to WU?


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Re: C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 11:03:27 AM »
So I saw the La Crosse C84428 unit at a great price, and decided to buy it to replace my Acurite unit. The Acurite currently reports to Wunderground and CWOP through a Raspberry PI and WeeWX.

The C84428 is still sitting in the box, because all the information I can find indicates that the La Crosse C84428 can't report to WU. It's even in the FAQ... but has anyone figured out a way to get this unit to report to WU?

Like what you've discovered I don't think it can.  Lacrosse wants you to use their app.  The problem is you can't share the data..??  Maybe with some type of cross post through facebook or the like.  I've got mine finally hooked up and wifi connected. 

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Re: C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 01:08:57 PM »
The C84428 is still sitting in the box, because all the information I can find indicates that the La Crosse C84428 can't report to WU. It's even in the FAQ... but has anyone figured out a way to get this unit to report to WU?

Does the C84428 have wifi capabilities?  If so, we could reverse engineer whatever protocol it is using.

Does your lacrosse station have the GW1000U to bridge the weather station console to a TCP/IP network?  If so, then you can use the weewx-interceptor driver to do what you want.

If you do not have a GW1000U, you could purchase a 20$US SDR USB device to capture the radio traffic between the console and sensors.  Use the weewx-sdr driver to feed that into weewx and WU, CWOP, whatever.

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Re: C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 02:37:44 PM »
The C84428 is still sitting in the box, because all the information I can find indicates that the La Crosse C84428 can't report to WU. It's even in the FAQ... but has anyone figured out a way to get this unit to report to WU?

Does the C84428 have wifi capabilities?  If so, we could reverse engineer whatever protocol it is using.

Does your lacrosse station have the GW1000U to bridge the weather station console to a TCP/IP network?  If so, then you can use the weewx-interceptor driver to do what you want.

If you do not have a GW1000U, you could purchase a 20$US SDR USB device to capture the radio traffic between the console and sensors.  Use the weewx-sdr driver to feed that into weewx and WU, CWOP, whatever.

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Does the C84428 have wifi capabilities?  Yes....it's used for the sensors to the router and display or some sort arrangement.



Does your lacrosse station have the GW1000U to bridge the weather station console to a TCP/IP network?  No


I personally am I not interested in this station talking to WU.  I have 2 others that can do that trick just fine.

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Re: C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 09:48:38 PM »
Thanks for the tips. What's annoying is that the station clearly has Wifi capabilities to communicate with the LaCrosse iOS App. It probably not a hard programming job to enable some sort of upload to WU. I think it's just a features issue to force people who want to report to WU to a higher priced product.

Unfortunately (for them), I'm not paying an extra $100 plus for the weather station (http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/330-2315-professional-weather-underground)  that does report to WU. Sure, it probably has other features to differentiate it, but in the end, it's a significantly more expensive product.


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Re: C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 09:57:39 PM »
what happens if WU pull the plug on personal weather station data too?
all these cheap weather stations advertising and promoting and using WU as a way to get data will be up a creek with no paddle

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Re: C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 03:04:01 PM »
Hello all.  New to the forum here and just purchased the C84428.  I'll try and capture some packets with Wireshark and see what I can find.

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Re: C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 04:38:41 PM »
Hello all.  New to the forum here and just purchased the C84428.  I'll try and capture some packets with Wireshark and see what I can find.

I will keep an eye over here, I really want to do the same...  \:D/

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Re: C84428 station and WeatherUnderground
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 01:01:44 PM »
Hello all.  New to the forum here and just purchased the C84428.  I'll try and capture some packets with Wireshark and see what I can find.

I'm curious what you come up with.  Let me know if you could use some extra coding or another set of eyes.  I have a C84428 too and am interested to get the data connected to WU.

 

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