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Chit-Chat / Re: Gas Prices
« Last post by Greg_M on Today at 04:17:34 PM »
Cheapest gas I've seen in many years in Los Lunas, NM at $1.66.
Not for long though.

The wife took a picture just to send it to her brother.
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Custom Website Templates / Re: HOMEWEATHERSTATION Dashboard template
« Last post by Giggino on Today at 04:17:21 PM »
Good evening,
I'm using the 'Cumulus' version of this template that is online on this page: lastazionedelporto.altervista.org
The data is regularly updated every 60 seconds, I would like to know if it is possible to set a lower update time (for example 8 seconds) at least for the wind data. Thank you.
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Remote Battery
« Last post by Mattk on Today at 04:01:21 PM »
I noticed that solar panel hase two connectors to cable connected to ISS.
What about connecting external 5V-6V DC to these connectors.
Maybe a stupid question, but will that work?

No No No

You seems to be pretty sure that this is a bad idea.
Since you don't provide any background or details behind your opinion, we have no idea why.


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Sometimes it helps if users were to read the manual and specifications of the equipment they are using then they might understand why! The ISS solar panel provides less than 3 volts at 0.5 watts and only chargers the supercap which is backed up by the 3v replaceable battery. The external DC jack is provided for connecting 5-6v external power NOT the solar panel connector running <3 volts.
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What Weather Station Should I Buy? / Re: Low Cost Lightning Detector
« Last post by WeatherHost on Today at 03:58:23 PM »
I searched the forum for info on low cost lightning detector.

What are you really looking for?  Something to carry around in your pocket?  Or something that is installed at your home/business?  Physical on wall display?  Or into a PC screen?

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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU not correcting for relative pressure.
« Last post by WheelinDealin on Today at 03:48:03 PM »
Thanks. I almost forgot.
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Weather Web Cams / Suggestions needed for replacement weather cam
« Last post by jdpsys on Today at 03:47:54 PM »
I could use some suggestions finding a replacement for my aging Panasonic BL-C140A.
Have looked at Reolink's RLC-420 and HDViews dome cameras that I am installing on other projects.
The Panasonic allows me to FTP a jpg with a static name every minute. That is what I am looking for.
I really don't want to maintain a PC to process the image. What I have has worked flawlessly for many
years without constant maintenance (or an oopsies from Microsoft updates).
My Sheva Plug is the same, just sits there and updates the Davis Station to the website without a complaint.

Thanks ~ Jon
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Chit-Chat / Re: Gas Prices
« Last post by Jstx on Today at 03:38:55 PM »
Filled up a couple of evenings ago at the Floresville, TX Murphy/Walmart for $1.859/gal-87oct regular w/walmart 'card' discount ($1.889 actual posted price). New SUV gets PFG gas mileage. Wish there were EV/hybrid SUVs available now, with solar charging at home, operation costs would be near $0.00/mi.

HEB was $1.899, other 'convenience' places (never ever shop at 'em myself) at $1.959. In Karnes City/Kenedy and other towns prices were $1.899 to $1.959. Was in San Antonio recently and forgot to check most of the usual places I look at for gas prices, think they were in that range.

Great evenings for driving with the moonroof open, mostly clear, a waxing 3/4+ moon just northeast of Orion overhead on my heading, good music on the SiriusXM; ahhhh, memories of a convertible in the '60-70's and 8-track cassettes.
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Weather Station Pictures / Re: Another Barometer Collection
« Last post by Jim_S on Today at 03:38:44 PM »
A friend had a dial barometer that supposedly came from a ship in WWII, sort of plain but something I'd really like to be gifted if he ever gets tired of it.   I can't recall the name of the manufacturer, but did say something about the navy on it, I think. 
I found one on eBay that matches your description.

Again, if I recall it had sort of a chain drive (maybe I'm hallucinating)
Aneroid barometers do use a chain drive. If you look closely at my first image of the Swift you can see it. (click on the image for full res and zoom in) Typically the chain looks more like a bicycle chain and is shorter. (it's barely visible on the image for the Welby but a bit out of focus)

and was literally so sensitive that we had fun taking it off the wall hook and going down stairs, seeing a difference in the needle position, then repeating it.  Maybe we spoofed ourselves, but it seemed with the big hand and generous dial size, and the heft of it's construction, that it may literally have been able to do that.

With your extensive collection, do you think we were seeing a real effect, or not?
Well the markings on the dial are usually every 2 1/100s and a 10' change in elevation is about 1/100, so I guess it depends on how many flights of stairs you were going up or down. I would say a 20' or 30' change in elevation would be noticeable, less than 10' would require some imagination.

I know sometimes folks get all excited about precision and accuracy.  Yet as a kid I sort of scoffed at my 19 year older sister in college and doing quantitative analysis in chemistry and saying the lab had a balance scale that could weigh her fingerprint.  Yet when I was there at the same school (new chemistry building) I took a series of classes and indeed weighed my fingerprint many times.  Some things are really true, I guess.

Tell me more... What was your procedure. My balance collection is much smaller (only 2) but I'll give it a try. :)
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU not correcting for relative pressure.
« Last post by galfert on Today at 03:30:33 PM »
Don't forget to add your Rain totals into the ObserverIP. If you didn't copy them from before the firmware update then use the numbers on your WU.

Monthly: 9.05
Yearly: 13.86


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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU not correcting for relative pressure.
« Last post by WheelinDealin on Today at 03:22:20 PM »
Thank again. At least you confirmed that it's not on my end.
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