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Offline W4IOW

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Davis Vantage Pro2 - Computer Interface
« on: February 23, 2012, 10:36:29 AM »
I am in the process of purchasing 6 Vantage PRO2 stations. One station will be place at each of the County's fire stations. My questions for the group are:

1. Is the 6510USB interface along with WUHU software a reliable method of getting real-time weather data to Weather Underground? I would like to hear about issues you have had, as well as those who have found it a reliable set up. How difficult is it to set up?

2. If you use the WeatherLink IP interface to upload data, what are the pros/cons for this device? Also if you have used both the 6510USB and the WeatherLink IP which is your preferred way to get data to the web; specifically to Weather Underground?

Thank you for any advice or assistance you can provide to me. Please feel free to email me directly at W4IOW@arrl.net

I look forward to reading the posts.
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 - Computer Interface
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 11:20:37 AM »
I've too have the USB version. WUHU is a great program, but I perfer Cumulus. Like WUHU it's free and totally compatible with the Vantage Pro2. And has uploads for Wunderground, CWOP, PWS Weather, WeatherBug, and I think AWEKAS. I've got both WUHU and Cumulus on my computer and I like Cumulus alot better.
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 - Computer Interface
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 11:33:17 AM »
Cumulus is actually donationware.  If you use it, kick  a few bucks to the developer.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 - Computer Interface
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 11:43:37 AM »
Your county has an excellent web site.

For your situation, I suggest that you post the weather data from each of the stations on that web site.  The USB interface will be fine.  For your situation, I would not consider the WeatherLinkIP to be necessary or desirable.

Regarding software, WeatherLink would be just fine.  However, I suggest that you get your county's IT department involved in the decisions of interface and software (unless of course the your department and IT don't get along).

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 - Computer Interface
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 11:47:15 AM »
I am in the process of purchasing 6 Vantage PRO2 stations. One station will be place at each of the County's fire stations. My questions for the group are:

1. Is the 6510USB interface along with WUHU software a reliable method of getting real-time weather data to Weather Underground? I would like to hear about issues you have had, as well as those who have found it a reliable set up. How difficult is it to set up?

I use WUHU for all three of my stations (VP2, WMR968 and WS-2315) (but I use a serial data logger) and have never had a bit of trouble.  You can upload every five minutes or rapidfire.  The software author reads this forum and I have always thought he was very timely in responses for hellp or revisions.  You can also visit the WUHU group on yahoo.com for the software and the forum there.

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