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Offline wmiler

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Need help picking gear for remote site
« on: February 25, 2007, 05:11:05 PM »
Hey folks,

I have a friend in the Bahamas, who would like to setup a weather station with lightning detector. He has a mostly-on cable modem (common power failures on his island).

So, I was wondering:
 a) should he use the LD250, and go with something like the NSLU2 to run the station software/upload, or
b) go with the PCI board and find a cheap computer that he could stick it in to run everything.

Of course that brings to mind, can the NSLU2 even run Nexstorm (via WINE or whatnot)?

Thanks.

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Re: Need help picking gear for remote site
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2007, 02:26:23 PM »
I've heard (on other forums) that the LD250 doesn't have the same features available as on the PCI card, so for max features, the PCI card is a better bet.  On the PC you could run NexStorm, WASP2, and the weather software for an all-in-one station.

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Re: Need help picking gear for remote site
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 03:55:33 PM »
Ok, going with that (PC), any ideas on what my lowest cost complete solution would run us? I'm also seeking recommendations on which PC to use and the like (there's a nice can-o-worms :) ).

Davis VP2 6153
Boltek PCI
Nexstorm
Some PC weather station software (I use wview on the Mac, no clue on the PC)
a PC (again, no clue, I'm a Mac user :) )

Anything I'm missing? This needs to pretty much be a turnkey setup & install, being a weather nut is not my friend's full time occupation. He does emergency flights out of the Eleuthera/Current island area.

Going by Ambient's prices and using the wunderground packages, it would run us around $1400 before the PC, which puts us over our $1k budget.... oops.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Need help picking gear for remote site
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 05:47:52 PM »
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Re: Need help picking gear for remote site
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 08:58:46 PM »
I was going to tell him the same thing!  I would look anywhere but where he's looking now!

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