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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: What's wrong with Davis consoles?
« Last post by JayW on Today at 12:02:15 AM »
Am I the only one here who likes the VP2 console? I realize the spot in the kitchen where it resides is usually well illuminated, but I don't find it hard to read. If I do need to check the console in the middle of the night, pressing the top right button twice to activate the backlight is easily done in total darkness. I like the fact that the Davis console has physical buttons instead of a touch screen. No scratches or fingerprints on the screen. LCD displays don't use a lot of power; I get about a year and a half on a set of batteries without using the wall adapter. Not having it plugged in means it can be relocated to a spot most convenient to view in interesting weather events. I guess I'm just a farmer, not a weather professional. Perhaps I should get a different brand so I can see what I've been missing.
Excellent - thank you. I should not have assumed everyone had problems with the console. Next time around I'll ask, "What do you like or dislike about the console.?"
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Something else I noticed (And its a good thing  :grin:) is that now WU reports wind speeds other than calm or 0 all the time.
Before, when WLIP uploaded to WU, it was wind speed at that very moment. So most uploads (<90%) showed calm wind.
The option in WiFiLogger 'Data Export Setup' for CWOP asks for type of wind speed to report. I don't know how or why this would effect WU but since I set it to '2-Min Avg Wind Speed',  CWOP AND WU seem to report the 2 minute average. Maybe I'm interpreting this wrong, but either way, I'm not complaining.

Will there be a way to do this for PWS in future?
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: What's wrong with Davis consoles?
« Last post by JudinNorman on Yesterday at 10:10:10 PM »
I have no issue with any Davis consoles starting with my 1st wizard 3. All info is easily available to view.
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: What's wrong with Davis consoles?
« Last post by SlowModem on Yesterday at 09:38:00 PM »
Am I the only one here who likes the VP2 console?

My parents like theirs.  They live on another house on the property and it's within range of the ISS.  It's from the VP-2 I started out with.
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Davis VP2 vs Kestrel D3
« Last post by Mattk on Yesterday at 09:35:39 PM »
So is this one of those comparison things when you are not really having a comparison as the comparison is based on sensors separated by distance? 
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: What's wrong with Davis consoles?
« Last post by klschmidt on Yesterday at 09:26:13 PM »
Am I the only one here who likes the VP2 console? I realize the spot in the kitchen where it resides is usually well illuminated, but I don't find it hard to read. If I do need to check the console in the middle of the night, pressing the top right button twice to activate the backlight is easily done in total darkness. I like the fact that the Davis console has physical buttons instead of a touch screen. No scratches or fingerprints on the screen. LCD displays don't use a lot of power; I get about a year and a half on a set of batteries without using the wall adapter. Not having it plugged in means it can be relocated to a spot most convenient to view in interesting weather events. I guess I'm just a farmer, not a weather professional. Perhaps I should get a different brand so I can see what I've been missing.
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WeatherUnderground / Re: GoldStar Station
« Last post by SlowModem on Yesterday at 09:00:01 PM »
2018 began with the worst WU has ever been. Down servers, inability to properly report and retrieve data..................Then in late 2018 we all noticed things to go quiet from WU. They stopped communication with the community. So they are MIA. We don't know what IBM is planning now nor thinking. That is why I call it a run away train with nobody seemingly in control.

I think the main reason it was bought was so they could legally use the name on the Weather Channel.  The Weather Underground program is on every night with Mike Bettis and Alex Wilson, IIRC.
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If a licensed 2M transmitter is generating a large 3rd harmonic then the owners/operators need to be told about it as something is probably wrong. The owners/operators also have a responsibility to correct this.
HOWEVER, 433MHz is 'open slather' cowboy territory and if a device is suffering interference then the answer is generally 'Tough!'.
The real answer probably lies in between somewhere.
Susan VK3ANZ
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU strikes again!
« Last post by wase4711 on Yesterday at 08:15:12 PM »
Try this, lots more than just radar too.
https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/

My son went to school there.. 8-)
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU strikes again!
« Last post by saratogaWX on Yesterday at 07:57:50 PM »
Intellicast.com is a part of The Weather Company (weather.com, wunderground.com) so it's not a surprise as they consolidate.
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