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Weather Website PHP/AJAX scripting / Re: trouble with webcam image
« Last post by chappelledpc on Today at 12:44:10 AM »
I'm putting together a webcam page http://www.azjerry.com/ANPW/wxwebcam.php but the actual camera image isn't showing on the page.

This is the link to the image which works fine.
  https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ory9bfjwxlcru7/arlosnapshot.jpg?dl=0

What am I missing?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ory9bfjwxlcru7/arlosnapshot.jpg?dl=0 doesn't return just the .jpg image, it returns an html document that contains the image.   
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Ambient Weather Station / Re: WS-8478 Falcon
« Last post by galfert on Today at 12:18:12 AM »

Thank you galfert for the nice write up and wondering if I should upgrade to the WS-2902/A aka WS-2000  #-o as there is nothing wrong with what I have. Ummmmmm  ](*,) ya I probably will now... Again thanks.

Andy

Well good news. You can upgrade your WS-2902 to become a WS-2902A. It is just a firmware difference of the console, the outdoor array is the same. You need to switch to the "awnet" app on your mobile.
https://ambientweather.net/help/how-do-i-convert-my-console-from-a-ws-2902-to-ws-2902a/

Then later to convert your system to a WS-2000 you just get that display console when it comes out. And you get to keep your original console for a second location in your home and use both.

Very impressive MADIS ratings. I wish I knew what temp/humidity sensor was in the WS-2902/A. The graph analysis of the dew point is the most impressive. I don't think a Davis VP2 can do that, as evidenced by the monster SHT31 thread over on the Davis section on this forum. I tried to get those folks to get a WS-2902A and do some side by side comparisons but they don't want to acknowledge the WS-2902A. I'm not saying the VP2 is not better....just saying in terms of temp/humidity the WS-2902A is very impressive and in that aspect I do think the WS-2902A is better. The VP2 wins other categories (software, separate anemometer, soil and leaf monitors, etc).


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Ambient Weather Station / Re: WS-8478 Falcon
« Last post by andyk1 on Yesterday at 10:30:01 PM »
Yep. I have had the original 2902 since early Nov 2017 then purchased the ObserverIP and also a TL-MR3020 but upgraded quickly to a TL-WR902AC For twice the Ram and Rom of the mr3020. Flashed it with Meteobridge firmware and all has been working fine ever since. I post weather... errr I should say accurate weather data to about 8-9 other weather related sites. I also run a local weather website (check out the banner below) and very happy with all of it.

 I to was questioning the WS-8478 Falcon when I saw it in the beginning but lucky for me it was always out of stock. Asking around I saw it did lack a few features the 2902 had one being the  solar w/m2 sensor and the second being the lack of ObserverIP/meteobridge connectivity which was/is a big deal for me.

I somewhat stopped feeding Wunderground back at the end of May and only resently started feeding them as they gave me back my WU API key which was another big deal for me... Long story and another tread.

I for the most part as I said am very, very happy with the quality of the WS-2902 in both accuracy and build material. It for the most part withstood this past winter down to 0 deg (F) and up 108 deg (F) this summer without a single glitch (A Few issues with the ObserverIP firmware) I am really surprised for a low cost mid range sensor array as they are categorizing How accurate it is with very minimal maintenance all winter and summer so far. Picture's of my 2902 at my weather site at the bottom in the CWOP/APRS section or https://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/F2084 to make it easier.

Thank you galfert for the nice write up and wondering if I should upgrade to the WS-2902/A aka WS-2000  #-o as there is nothing wrong with what I have. Ummmmmm  ](*,) ya I probably will now... Again thanks.

I almost forgot to mention, I paid $120.00 US on Amazon.com when I first saw it in November and now up to $170. Still worth it I think.

Andy
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite closes community forum?
« Last post by BeaverMeadow on Yesterday at 10:14:55 PM »
And they are celebrating 75 long years! ...plastered on the top of their homepage.

Hey, that's how long I thought my 5in1 and SmartHub were going to last!  :shock:
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite closes community forum?
« Last post by vreihen on Yesterday at 09:57:57 PM »
Business hours *where*?  Typed chat support versus phone support is a technique used to employ tech support folks who don't speak clear English as a primary language.....
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Ambient Weather Station / Re: WS-8478 Falcon
« Last post by galfert on Yesterday at 09:51:38 PM »
Hello! Am new to the forum. I was torn between getting the Ospry 2902 and the Falcon 8478, as mentioned here there is a lot of overlap between the  models. Not knowing the differences between them made it difficult to come to a purchase decision. Luckily Ed cleared it up for me with the following reply to my email:

1. The Falcon has a much nicer display console.
   
2. The Falcon is easier to set up on the Internet.
    It has a built in web server with GUI.
    The Osprey requires you download an app to pair the console to router through your phone

3. The Osprey has a solar radiation and UV sensor (the Falcon has UV only).

4. The Falcon can be expanded, adding 7 additional thermo-hygrometers, which can be monitored over the Internet

Hope this helps somebody. I just ordered my Falcon.

It is now a few months since this information was posted. I thought I would update this information as to what is coming.

1. Falcon has nicer display - Well it still does but the WS-2902A will soon see a new version with the same great outdoor senor array. It is getting a new screen and it will be called the WS-2000. Already listed on AW website. And for those WS-2902A existing customers...good news...you can upgrade your display to the WS-2000 (when it becomes available).

2. Falcon is easier to setup because of GUI - well again still true about the GUI on the Falcon but the WS-2902A was an upgrade to the original WS-2902 and improved setup ease a great deal with new app and new procedure. And if you get the WS-2000 display the setup is done without an app on the nicer display.

3. The Osprey has a solar radiation and UV sensor (the Falcon has UV only). - Yup! This always was and sitll is an advantage of the WS-2902 and WS-2902A.

4. The Falcon can be expanded.  - Well the WS-2902/A could always be expanded too....if you got an ObserverIP it now support additional temp/humidity sensors. The new WS-2000 display console also supports the additional sensors, so two ways to expand the WS-2902A. BUT the Falcon's expandability was just additional sensors...the Falcon is not compatible with the ObserverIP.

Over time I've not seen that the Flacon has been a good seller. The outdoor module was never better I don't think. I think the reason it was priced higher was because if just had had a nicer display console. I own an ObserverIP and I don't see the Falcon as a listed option to connect with. A big advantage of having a station with ObserverIP compatibility is that then you can add a Meteobridge (or a Weatherbridge)....which lets you post to a whole lot more places and do a whole lot more with other software and databases.

So for me it was a very easy decision. WS-2902A over the Falcon.
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Weather Website PHP/AJAX scripting / Re: Atom Warnings not working
« Last post by ingogliar on Yesterday at 09:38:02 PM »
Jasiu,

Thank you - I will definitely try that tomorrow and post what I find.

Thanks again and have a nice evening.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite closes community forum?
« Last post by alanb on Yesterday at 09:24:31 PM »
Thanks George ... good to know that there are still some other methods for contact. Competition is good and I hope they find success with the Atlas.

Too late for me tho, time to look elsewhere.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite closes community forum?
« Last post by nincehelser on Yesterday at 09:14:36 PM »
No phone or online support? Having to contact them through Facebook? Wow! Is that arrogance, stupidity or both?

They have online support through live chat on their website.  There's also email.  You don't have to use Facebook.

It also looks like they are in the process of adding new help and support features to their website.  I've never noticed the big "Help" button in the lower right corner before, so I'm assuming that's new.  Press it and it pops up a "Leave A Message" dialog.  I wonder if it might do something different during business hours.

The "Submit a Request" on the support page also looks revamped.
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Weather Station Pictures / Re: Ambient Weather WS-900-IP (Wireless)
« Last post by galfert on Yesterday at 09:07:58 PM »
Looks good. Good height for roof mount. But since the roof mount sensor array does not have the temperature sensor you don't have to worry about roof radiation. But even if in the future you replaced it with a WS-2902A or some other fully integrated model with that height I think you are good.

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