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Hi Jeff,

Unfortunately, I don't have Meteobridge configured to use a webcam, so I don't have any guidance for you about that...
My webcam setup uses some ancient software (ImageSalsa V2) and a XAMPP service + custom PHP script to offer my 'real-time' image, and that setup is neither simple, nor portable.

Maybe others could chime in who have configured Meteobridge to use a webcam .. I suggest you start a new topic with that question in the Meteobridge board on this forum.

Best regards,
Custom Website Templates / Burnsville template and Canada's AQHI
« Last post by blainec on Yesterday at 11:43:36 PM »
I know that the template can handle AQI for US users, but is there an option I can add to display Canada's AQHI?
it might have been i glitch with my wifi  it seems to be working much faster now
The mobile site?
When I looked at your site it is waiting to connect to your camera.
Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: More than 8 Stations?
« Last post by hankster on Yesterday at 11:05:56 PM »
You can have as many as you want if they are wired stations.
Hi all i have not changed  anything on my mobile site in months  and all of a sudden  the page loads right away  but it take about 25 seconds for the weather condition icon to show up and also for everything to start updating.  any ideas??

Thank you so much!... I reconfigured meteobridge and that code on top is gone.. Things are working very well and updating fast.

Since you know your way around meteobridge may I ask you a question about a video cam? what script do you recommend to interface a video Camera to the Base Templates? I had success with both FTP and HTTP methods used by WU. My Ubiquiti UniFi Video Camera G3 can also stream live video by utilizing  RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) for live IP based video. Are you able to guide me to resources I would need to set this up? I am not especially adapt at programming and would offer to reimburse someone for their time and skill  setting this up for me.
I hope I am not breaking any rules by asking...

Thank you,
Jeff Goldrich R.Ph.
Thanks for the replies. I think it's well sited (nowhere is perfect with an all-in-one unit). It's on a pole about 7ft above the roofline on my single-story house, well away from any vents.
I'll get another device to measure humidity...and not get too uptight about it all.

If you have a "school" contact, you can probably borrow a psychrometer.

And, in my view, a personal weather station should be reporting the measurements that are correct for the place where it's located.  Not some "ideal location".  And yes, with an all-in-one unit that is often a compromise.  But it is your PWS at your location.
Lightning / Re: Mounting poles and NOT attracting lightning.
« Last post by NHWF5510 on Yesterday at 09:14:47 PM »
Static charge on the mast is irrelevant in this case.

Grounding the mast doesn’t make it any more attractive to lightning.  It would just as likely strike the mast if it were ungrounded.

The difference is the grounded mast would provide a safe path to ground, limiting any damage.  An ungrounded mast, like one separated from ground by wood as you originally suggested, would cause damage as the lightning tries to pass through the wood.

In short, lightning doesn’t “know” how well something is grounded before it hits. 

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  This is interesting. And leads me to another relevant question on the subject of masts and lighting.

 Many people opt to mount their anemometers on the roof. This can be done via a chimney mount, tripod mount or an eave mount. Whatever the mount, these typically support a metal pole and are completely un-grounded. Usually bolted into wood or masonry. But this will almost always mean it's the highest point on the roof as well. Do these become more of a target for lightning? Or are they "invisible" to lightning because they offer no easy path to ground?
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