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Ambient Weather Station / Re: Tablet and Console Side by Side
« Last post by kbellis on Today at 10:12:51 AM »
And that's just one page of the data the 2000 can provide.  The graph pages are pretty nice.

The users manual doesn't speak about the WS-2000's ability to graph. Could you please post a screen shot of an example as well as describing the "how to"?

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Chit-Chat / Re: Gas Prices
« Last post by stevebrtx on Today at 09:52:07 AM »
Looks like we bottomed out at $1.80 and are back up at $1.85 again yesterday. I was just looking at the Mexico forum where I used to live, their prices are up 64% in pesos while ours are down 33% over the last 3 years. And now they're having shortages and everyone is nervous about the supply.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas/Access in a metal building
« Last post by John Z on Today at 09:38:27 AM »
A long thin gap will favor one wave polarization, and suppress the other.
Back in the day,  Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, a contemporary of Marconi, was experimenting with millimeter waves produced using a spark gap and resonator approach.

He desired to separate vertically polarized waves from horizontal. He grabbed a paper book, and slipped sheets of metal foil between the pages, building a thick alternating stack. He illuminated one edge of the book with his signals, delivered via waveguide. Polarized waves came out from the far edge, having travelled via the paper dielectric. The paper thickness was a tiny fraction of the signal wavelength.

 The waves would only pass through a second such book if it's orientation agreed with the first, demonstrating he had polarized the radio energy, by blocking the unwanted polarization with the foil.

Magic stuff!
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas/Access in a metal building
« Last post by miraculon on Today at 08:57:46 AM »
I just got a new freezer this past week. I was looking into various thermometer options to monitor the freezer temperature.

On Amazon, I saw some Acu-Rite thermometers for freezers that appeared to be the usual stuff, just labeled for refrigerator/freezer application.

I got to wondering if an old Acu-Rite that I have would work. I put new Lithium batteries in the sender, and new alkaline ones in the indicator. Much to my surprise, it works fine.

When I was working, we had to test our automotive amplifiers to the OEM EMC specs. We did this in a special shielded room. When I was inside the screen room, the cell phone reception went to "no bars" and didn't work. (we left the room when testing...) All we had to do is crack the door open and we could get cell phone reception again. This was in a double shielded room with ferrite plates on the inside of the steel walls and RF absorbent foam cones.

I suspect that any opening that is a good fraction of the wavelength will let signal through.

I guess that the freezer has enough of a path to let the signal out. The thermometer is a 00380. It works on 433 MHz. I do have it fairly close to the freezer, about 1 meter (3 ft) away.

I think that the pole barns and hangar have large enough gaps to let signals pass with no problem.

Greg H.
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hello chuck

not as bad as was warned or expected took no longer than 10 minutes think i was on cloud 9 from the anesthesia longer ..charts ill take a look later probably me messed up just leaving date(Y) in there somewhere..let you know..brian

Glad to hear things went well. Thanks for the updates!

Chuck
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Ambient Weather Station / Re: Tablet and Console Side by Side
« Last post by kbellis on Today at 08:15:48 AM »
Nice visual comparison.  Now just imagine how nice the WS-2000 could be if it were borderless/touch screen.

Imagine, it's easy if you try.

Last month I wrote to Ed with the idea of implementing a fully functioning skin for interactivity with the Display Console/ Tablet Display similar to the RAMS interface I helped develop for a past client. The idea is that you basically have full control of the console remotely from your mobile device or PC.


20181231 12:15 UTC-5
Hello Ed,

Consider adding a fully functional skin to the Dashboard; i.e., control the Console Display remotely.

If that's too ambitious for your programmers in the short run, consider at least having the skin display, in as close as practicable, real time values as seen on the physical Display Console and presented realistically on the device showing the Dashboard.

Below are a couple of examples using the Display Console for the WS-2902A, but the actual skin would vary according to the customer's actual display console model, e.g., WS-2000, etc.


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Example above in Firefox browser

Example below on cell phone
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Thanks the Excel file will help out a lot!  I couldn't sleep this morning so I got up at 4am to start integrating it into my Home Assistant.  Also, my Homeassistant exports all its data into an Influx Database so I am able to see the data in Grafana.  I am still working on a dashboard and I'll share it when it is ready.

Units are decribed in XLS file, but console gives you :
temp in Fahrenheit
wind speed in mph
rain and ET in inch
bar in inch
elevation in feet (config station only)

Please not that in near future JSON file will change, but I will add some new fields, so your code should be good.
I need to put some identification of WFL to this file. It's ok now when you have only one, but when you want to server a few via PHP you need some identification, so I will add Name, MAC address, maybe local IP. I will try to make unique key for WFLs, to protect your server from other users.
But data will be like this. WFL JSON file contains all current data + hilows data, when WFL will send via second JSON file archive records from data logger memory, then whole info from console will be exported via JSON. JSON will be exported via FTP/HTTP/MQTT. HTTP and MQTT in 3 sec interval.
Thats my goal for now.

If you will need any help, ask here, or send me an email wifilogger@qq.com.
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Maybe the OP is confusing ULTRAsound with plain old acoustic disdrometers?????
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Weather Website PHP/AJAX scripting / Re: glob
« Last post by kplew on Today at 07:12:23 AM »
Works perfect. Thanks. :grin:
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Thanks the Excel file will help out a lot!  I couldn't sleep this morning so I got up at 4am to start integrating it into my Home Assistant.  Also, my Homeassistant exports all its data into an Influx Database so I am able to see the data in Grafana.  I am still working on a dashboard and I'll share it when it is ready.

I figured out a few of the units but I was missing others, I'll work on it more tonight.

Here is what I have in Home Assistant so far:
https://imgur.com/a/SzuvPqX

I just received my logger and installed it tonight and it works great!  I'm very interested in using MQTT to publish data to Home Assistant however I noticed the temperatures are all sent in F instead of C.  Is there any way to change the MQTT settings to send in C?  I noticed that in the FTP settings it can be changed.
Thanks this is an awesome product and I'm happy to support it!
My other post on the Home Assistant forum, maybe we can get some more people from there!
https://community.home-assistant.io/t/wifi-logger-for-davis-weather-stations/88966/3

When I was preparing CSV(text) file for archive export, I wanted to make something similar to WeatherLink standard, but now I know that was bad idea.
When you have original TXT file from WeatherLink PC you don't know what units are in it. I have add units columns to my file.
JSON file is in native console units and has to be like this. It's universal. You have to recalculated units before showing on screen like WU, or PWS make it.
Please visit my website
http://wifilogger.net/station/php/wflexp.json
and template to show data from this JSON
http://wifilogger.net/station/php/
When you click on unit lik C or mph, units will change and settings will be stored by cookies in your web browser. So when you visit this site again it will have your (local)preferences.
It's quite convenient. In same time when you want to store data in data base from multiple people, then data will always be the same F, mph, inch, no mismatch possible.

My next move is to export archive data via JSON format. It will also be in native units from console.

Check how looks recalculating in JavaScript(maybe not very clean code):
Changing from F to C is only  return Math.round(((unit-32)/1.8 )*10) / 10;
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function Ubar(bar){
var b=0;
switch(UNITS[0]) {
case "mm":  b = bar * 25.4 ;break;
case "hPa": b = bar * 33.8639;break;
case "mb": b = bar * 33.8637526; break;
default:  return Math.round((bar)*1000) /1000;
}

return Math.round((b)*10) /10;
}


function Uwind(wind){
        if(wind == "---") return "---";
var w=0;

switch(UNITS[4]) {
case "mph":   w = wind;break;
case "m/s":   w = wind * 0.447;   break;   
case "km/h":  w = wind * 1.6093;break;
case "knots": w = wind * 0.869;break;
default:w = wind;
}
return Math.round((w)*10) /10;
}

function Urain(rain){
var r=0;
switch(UNITS[3]) {
case "mm": r = Math.round((rain*25.4)*10) /10; return r.toFixed(1);break;
default:   r = Math.round((rain)*100) /100; return r.toFixed(2);
}


}

    function Utemp(unit){
if(UNITS[1] == "F") return unit;
else{
return Math.round(((unit-32)/1.8)*10) / 10;
}
}

I am adding JSON structire in XLS
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