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Greetings -

I've ordered a Weathermount2 to mount my VP2 up on the roof - curious if anyone out there has found they needed any stabilizing brackets? I am hoping it's pretty solid - it can be quite windy and gusty here in Seattle, and I'm about 3/4 of the way up Capitol Hill so we get some fun winds.

It will be mounted on the rooftop of a 3 story house. Unfortunately, due to the housing closeness to our neighbors, the ISS will also be mounted up there (albeit lower on the pole than the anemometer), as there's no suitable location on ground level that will provide good readings.

Any other feedback on the weathermount 2 would be welcomed as well.

Thanks!
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Weather Web Resources / Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Last post by tim273 on Today at 02:00:41 PM »

NOAA takes us seriously:

03/27/2017: US Dept of Commerce, NOAA, NWS has just approved and authorized
 the use of the NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio logo  for Noaa Weather Radio ORG
=D>

Awesome to hear.
Weather Underground have got to be slapping themselves silly right now as a result.

Yes, very awesome!  It's not too often you get endorsed by the NWS!  Great job!
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Weather Web Resources / Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Last post by Helmsword on Today at 01:59:03 PM »

NOAA takes us seriously:

03/27/2017: US Dept of Commerce, NOAA, NWS has just approved and authorized
 the use of the NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio logo  for Noaa Weather Radio ORG
=D>

Awesome to hear.
Weather Underground have got to be slapping themselves silly right now as a result.
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Weather Web Resources / Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Last post by Cutty Sark Sailor on Today at 01:57:36 PM »

NOAA takes us seriously:

03/27/2017: US Dept of Commerce, NOAA, NWS has just approved and authorized
 the use of the NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio logo  for Noaa Weather Radio ORG
=D>
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Weather Radios / Re: NOAA RADIO HARDWARE
« Last post by tim273 on Today at 01:45:13 PM »

Hi Tim.

You've outdone me  :grin: :grin: awesome amount of information there, THANK YOU !!  =D>

Lets get this listing growing !! remember, not expecting everything but the kitchen sink in your reply, as long as the radio in use is listed and has the necessary audio output (ear/headphone socket/RCA connections etc, any other info is a bonus !!  \:D/

Nick. dw7240.com

Thanks!  I try to be thorough and I actually just updated it with a couple more things I forgot.
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Weather Radios / Re: NOAA RADIO HARDWARE
« Last post by DW7240 on Today at 01:25:06 PM »

Hi Tim.

You've outdone me  :grin: :grin: awesome amount of information there, THANK YOU !!  =D>

Lets get this listing growing !! remember, not expecting everything but the kitchen sink in your reply, as long as the radio in use is listed and has the necessary audio output (ear/headphone socket/RCA connections etc, any other info is a bonus !!  \:D/

Nick. dw7240.com
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Weather Radios / Re: NOAA RADIO HARDWARE
« Last post by tim273 on Today at 01:11:02 PM »
Computer: Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian Jessie - perfect for running 24/7 without the issues that Windows sometimes has, plus very low power.
Radio: NooElec Mini 2+ TCXO: http://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/sdr-receivers/nesdr/nesdr-mini-2-plus.html along with the metal enclosure: http://www.nooelec.com/store/nesdr-enclosure-206.html
Antenna: Coax cable with 17 1/2 inches of the jacket stripped off (to expose 17 1/2 inches of bare inner coax wire) and mounted in the attic.  I have the tools to make my own coax cable so I just put an F connector on one end and then ran the coax up to my attic with the stripped end and mounted it up there. 
Adapters: To hook from the coax to the RTL SDR, I purchased two adapters, this one: http://www.nooelec.com/store/male-mcx-to-male-sma-pigtail-rg316-0-5-length.html to and this one: https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-adapter-female/dp/B00CVTRGIC
Streaming Software: RTL SDR (https://github.com/osmocom/rtl-sdr) and Darkice (http://www.darkice.org/ and https://github.com/rafael2k/darkice)

A guide to set up the Raspberry Pi and RTL SDR is here: http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=31582

In the past I've used a Reecomm R-1630 with a Raspberry Pi, Darkice and this sound card: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA202-BEHRINGER-U-CONTROL/dp/B000KW2YEI and this adapter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052A2LYG along with a pair of RCA cables.  I actually found a mono 3.5mm to dual RCA splutter, it may have been at Radio Shack before they stopped selling that stuff but I can't seem to find another one like it.

For hooking the coax antenna cable to the radio antenna RCA connector, I needed one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Coaxial-Adapter-Female-Male-Style/dp/B000AAL4PA

Bonus Item:

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS): https://www.samsclub.com/sams/1350-battery-backup/prod8410081.ip  I happen to have a Sams Club membership and saw this one day at the store.  This will keep your stream up and running if there is a power outage, which of course happens when there is severe weather and people need your stream the most!  You'll need to plug your computer, radio (if it's external), and router/modem into it to keep the stream going.  Depending on what kind of computer you have, it will last 30 minutes to a few hours.  On mine, the total load with Raspberry Pi/RTL SDR, modem and router is about 15 watts, so mine should last a couple hours or so.  If you search on Amazon for UPS, you'll find quite a few to choose from.
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Weather Web Cams / Re: cheap wweb cam
« Last post by okieman98 on Today at 01:09:34 PM »
this fwink, this is a screen shot of what it shows me when i go there, maybe this cam will not be able to use the setting. are something, might have to find a different one

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Weather Radios / Re: NOAA RADIO HARDWARE
« Last post by Cutty Sark Sailor on Today at 01:08:11 PM »
I removed my post thought we were doing a streaming setup.
Shoot... I thought what you had was cool... :eek:
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Outside temperature, 2% or 2F accuracy on the AcuRite, Does it matter how fast the sensor updates with accuracy like that? NOPE.
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