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Offline kbellis

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Which hardware to use for weewx
« on: January 18, 2019, 03:48:10 PM »
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Configuring weewx, the available weather station hardware types given in the list are making wonder where the Ambient Weather WS-2000 (Fine Offset HP2550) fits into the picture, or maybe it doesn't at all?

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Re: Which hardware to use for weewx
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 05:42:29 PM »
Hi

I dont think your WX is supported by Weewx. did you not check the hardware list of weewx before you downloaded it?

http://www.weewx.com/hardware.html

some more info on what you can send to:

http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=35420.msg362859#msg362859
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Re: Which hardware to use for weewx
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 05:56:49 PM »
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Configuring weewx, the available weather station hardware types given in the list are making wonder where the Ambient Weather WS-2000 (Fine Offset HP2550) fits into the picture, or maybe it doesn't at all?

hi! 

the ws-2000 is supported, as are many other stations.  the list in the screenshot you posted is for the drivers that are included in the weewx distribution.  in fact, weewx supports many, many more stations (including the ws-2000), but you must download the driver separately.

the hardware page shows many of the supported hardware models:

http://weewx.com/hardware.html

the wiki page contains the most up-to-date listing of drivers:

https://github.com/weewx/weewx/wiki

for the ws-2000, the weewx-interceptor and the weewx-sdr drivers are known to work:

https://github.com/matthewwall/weewx-interceptor

https://github.com/matthewwall/weewx-sdr

it might be possible to use the HP1000 extension to query the ws-2000 directly:

https://github.com/AussieSusan/HP1000

but i don't think that has been officially confirmed yet.

why a separate download?  some time ago we decided to make weewx use module 'extensions', so that hardware support, reports, uploaders, forecasts, and other features could be added without having to modify weewx code.  this also means that we do not have to make a new weewx release for every change in any extension.

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Re: Which hardware to use for weewx
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 06:05:33 PM »
Great! Thank you mwall for all the good information!

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Re: Which hardware to use for weewx
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 06:18:59 PM »
Select the simulator driver in the install menu, and then add on whatever third-party driver you need after the weewx install finishes.....
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Re: Which hardware to use for weewx
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 01:37:33 PM »
@Matt,

I've installed weewx with the simulator chosen for the station type and think I'm ready to try the next step.

Will the order in which I try things be critically important? e.g., can AussieSusan's HP1000 extension be tried independently from your weewx_interceptor driver?

Thanks for any pointers!

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Kelly

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Re: Which hardware to use for weewx
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 03:29:44 PM »
Will the order in which I try things be critically important? e.g., can AussieSusan's HP1000 extension be tried independently from your weewx_interceptor driver?

you can try things in any order.  in fact, since communication is via a network interface, you could even run multiple instances of weewx at the same time to communicate with a single station.  however, there can be only one driver active for each instance of weewx.

https://github.com/weewx/weewx/wiki/Change-driver

https://github.com/weewx/weewx/wiki/weewx-multi

having said that, i HIGHLY recommend that you keep things simple until you understand what is happening.  make sure you can walk before you run :)

install weewx and choose simulator

then install susan's HP1000 driver and try that.  if it works, yay!  if not, look at the log file, and possibly post to the weewx-user group for help.

still no joy? then install the weewx-interceptor driver.

the interceptor is more complicated because it requires some network configuration that is not part of weewx.  it is not hard, many people have done it, and there are some recipes that show what to do, but it is not a one-click solution.

here is one user's process for installing the interceptor driver:

https://github.com/weewx/weewx/wiki/hostapd-WiFi-setup-for-Interceptor-driver

the interceptor readme is more of a reference and assumes that you know how to make the configurations happen, but you might find it useful:

https://github.com/matthewwall/weewx-interceptor

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