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Ambient Weather Station / Re: Siting in a Wooded Neighborhood
« Last post by Sir_MAK on Today at 07:31:01 AM »
I agree with dupreezd, most of us do not have the perfect placement for a weather station.

I switch to a WS-2902a about a year ago from a Acurite 5-1.  I have been quite please with the performance and reliability of this unit.  It was easy to put together and set up.  I also bought a WS-2000 recently for another location based on how well the WS-2902a worked.
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Hi guys,

I will get my MeteoHelix Iot Pro in a week.
Based on what I talked to the owner of the company, Mr. Barani, the MeteoHelix is currently in fine-tuning stage and should be released officially to market directly after the Meteorology Technology Expo in Amsterdam in October.

From what is/will be available, SigFox and Lora network are supported, as well as in future NB-Iot should be also available.
I have a Sigfox coverage in my area, so I will do tests in my garden. I see a good plus in using the Lora version instead, for example if the user (farmer for ex.) has several devices, he can buy quite cheap Lora gateway and have his own network.

So let me see when it comes, I will post some info later.
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Oh Dear!! I thought the problem was all sorted but came home today and find that Weather Underground is saying my 'PWS stopped reporting' last night. BUT Weathercloud is still showing updates from the same weather station.
Either my weather station is incompatible with Weather Underground, or Weather Underground has a software defect. Either way    I am giving up on Weather Underground. I'll stick with Weathercloud and see how reliable that is.
Also Galfert - I discovered Weathercloud allows me to export my PWS data so if that works it means I can keep my rain history on my PC.
Thanks everyone for you help and advice.
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Has anyone else had spikes in temps and dew point in such a short amount of time like that?
You definitely had some kind of boundary go through there based on the temp drop and consistent rise in dewpoint.
See the loop at 20Z.
https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=LIX-N0Q-1-200

 CW2274 you live out in the desert have you ever seen your humidity spike that much in such a short time with the monsoon or the influx of Pacific moisture?
Honestly, I'm not sure, but if so, I'd be infrequent. It's certainly possible your sensor is acting up, obviously study it closely, you'll be the best judge as whether it's going out the door or not. I posted the radar loop because you could see a 'boundary' or 'outflow' at the time of your spike move from south to north, but the Gulfport airport did not show the spike, but that's only one observation per hour compared to yours every 5 minutes.
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Has anyone else had spikes in temps and dew point in such a short amount of time like that?
You definitely had some kind of boundary go through there based on the temp drop and consistent rise in dewpoint.
See the loop at 20Z.
https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=LIX-N0Q-1-200

I have had a some type of Davis weather station for over 20 years and I've never seen the sea breeze make the humidity jump that high in such a short amount of time. I wonder if it would have shown such a spike in that short of time if I had the 31 installed instead of the 75? CW2274 you live out in the desert have you ever seen your humidity spike that much in such a short time with the monsoon or the influx of Pacific moisture?
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Weather Website PHP/AJAX scripting / Re: Spacew Weather Issues...........
« Last post by DW7240 on Yesterday at 11:03:01 PM »
THANK YOU VERY MUCH KEN....

Much Appreciated as always.

Nick. dw7240.com
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Chit-Chat / Re: What was your first computer?
« Last post by Old Tele man on Yesterday at 10:24:54 PM »
The Z-80 processor in the Trash-80 could not address more than 64K of RAM without using external bank switching, which of course was not standardized and purely a kludge.....

Yep, the original TRS-80 Model I and Model III had that limit; however, the Model IV implemented the bank switching. Many TRS-80 "clones" didn't have such limits.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by bdh on Yesterday at 10:20:15 PM »
God Bless Saratoga
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Atlas setup video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdMfJJYB7fA

It was up for about a grand total of 5 minutes.  I heard from a little birdie that has an inside guy that works on the website and media side that one video didn't get marked as private when uploading... 

What that means is anyone's guess.

That video is back up on youtube in case anyone is interested.  Here's the new link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsvpuCtCyUk


A few things they didn't note:

As you might expect, there's a bubble level up top for making sure your unit is level.

By default, the mounting knob should face due north.  If for some reason you want to point it in another direction, there's a button in the battery compartment you use to calibrate the sensor to your "north".  Obviously this is great for those in the southern hemisphere.  I'm not exactly sure why anyone else would want to be "off-north", but you can do it if you need to.

There's a red LED in the battery bay that blinks when it is transmitting.  (Something that would have been helpful on the 5n1 for diagnostics)  They've arranged it so you can see the LED through the battery cover via an optical guide.  Depending on how it's situated (it's on the "east" side on the bottom), you should be able to see it from a reasonable distance.  If the blinking bugs you (every 10 seconds) you might want to block it with a piece of black electrical tape.

In the battery bay there is a power jack so you can power the Atlas through an AC Adapter or a remote battery pack (both available now from Acurite).  If someone really wants 24-hour FARS, it seems a simple mod should be possible with the AC adapter.

The same mounting attachment that came with the 5n1 also comes with the Atlas.  If you're considering using an existing 5n1 mounting adapter, be aware that the Atlas "hangs" in the opposite direction of the 5n1.

Otherwise, it is really that easy to install.  The mounting knob setup really grips a round pole well.

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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Atlas Has Arrived
« Last post by saratogaWX on Yesterday at 09:51:26 PM »
kd7eir re: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=35084.msg358892#msg358892

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Are you drunk or just an employee of Ambient? ...

This reply has to be the single most idiotic attempt to defend a company I have ever read in my life!

Oops... Yellow Card here.  This personal attack behavior will not be tolerated in the future.
Cease and desist the personal attacks or you will be summarily banned from the forum.
This is your final warning.

You may have (and seem to express) strongly held negative opinions regarding offerings of some vendors.  Be factual in your replies and not sling personal insults at the other members.

For your information, a WeatherBridge from Ambient (their branded Meteobridge system) has free access to publish/use the ambientweather.net uploads.  Only 'native' Meteobridge systems (not purchased from Ambient) would require the API access fee to be paid to submit data to ambientweather.net.

Both WeatherBridge and Meteobridge systems can publish to a variety of weather networks -- only the WeatherBridge branded system can do it for free to ambientweather.net.

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