I too have a WS-1001. You CAN push to other weather websites but you need to purchase the Observer IP module and a Meteobridge.A-ha! Now I get it, I really thought I was out of luck and needed to buy a completely different set of sensors and hardware. Thanks for the input, I've printed your note for later reference...
The Observer IP can coexist with the tablet display that came with your WS-1001, just leave the "Weather Network" settings blank in the Observer IP. My strategy is to use the WS-1001 tablet to continue to report to wunderground.com, but use the Observer IP solely for the third party weather websites.
The Observer IP can only plug into your LAN via ethernet so it has to be near your router.
The Meteobridge has to be configured via ethernet but once you activate the wifi you can place it anywhere there's an electrical outlet for power. Then you can complete the remaining configuration via wifi. It has only ~ 1 foot power cord on it but you can replace it with a longer mini USB (not micro) cable.
The Meteobridge has a drop down menu with multiple third party weather networks, including Meteotemplate, which in tandem with PC software such as Weather Display, will allow you to create your own weather website. Of course you need to purchase a domain name to do this.
I've gotten as far as completing configuration of the Observer IP and Meteobridge, now I just need to sign up for accounts to other weather websites to push to them. My end goal is go have my own weather website so I still need to investigate Weather Display and Meteotemplate. The good news is the developers of these two have worked together to make it fairly easy for Meteotemplate to work with Weather Display.
So just to be clear;
- The WS-1001 tablet can only grab data from the sensor array and upload to wunderground. It offers no way for other devices to intercept the data stream.
- The Observer IP grabs data from the sensor array and with it's web-based GUI can only upload to wunderground. However, it makes the data available to other hardware that is compatible.
- The Meteobridge is a compatible hardware device. It has its own web-based GUI, and one of the tabs is to define what weather station you have. The Ambient Observer IP is one of the choices. You just have to input the LAN IP address of the Observer IP.
- The Meteobridge web-based GUI has another tab where you define which weather services/websites you want to publish to. It's a drop down menu. So you have to go to each website, create an account, get some type of weather station identity from each, and then fill out the Meteobridge form specific to each weather website. From then on, it sends out the data stream to each service that you configured.
- The Meteobridge is really an inexpensive (~$30-40 US) TP-Link router (I forget which model but I was easily able to search for it) that has had the firmware replaced with the Meteobridge firmware (~$60 I think). OR... you can take the easy way out and buy the Weatherbridge from Ambient Weather for ~$220. Basically you're paying them for the exact same hardware/firmware I just described and they perform the firmware upgrade service for you.
And yes, if it was more clear to me when I first bought the WS-1001 I would have gladly spent less for the WS-1400 and instead spent the difference on the Weatherbridge and not have the WS-1001's tablet.