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Offline C P RON

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Help with next PWS
« on: September 28, 2017, 05:10:49 PM »
Greetings one and all, I am using a ambient w2080 weather station now.  Want to upgrade to a all in one unit(don't have room for separate sensors) .

My budget is around $200-$400 dollars for a PWS,and mast set up.

I live in a manufactured Housing development and the only place I can located a PWS would be on my home due to trees and other units around me. Thinking about using a Tripod type roof system.

 Looking to have PWS send information to WU,my iPhone and older Macbook Pro laptop.

Right now very confused (*,)after looking and reading for days at different  PWS here and online.

Please help this old guy out.

Thanks C P Ron     

C P RON
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Offline Bushman

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Re: Help with next PWS
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 07:39:09 PM »
Davis vantage Vue.  Bellfryboy aftermarket logger.  Done and done. 

Offline eyecue

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Re: Help with next PWS
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 10:30:02 PM »
I would have to agree with Bushman, for the quality and price you cannot beat the model he is recommending. The networking module he talks about is a custom made non mass produced interface. Check out ebay and amazon for best prices.  You  may  be able to cheat on the roof mount with a pipe that slips on or in the DWV plumbing exit on the roof. 
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Offline C P RON

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Re: Help with next PWS
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 08:29:52 AM »
Davis vantage Vue.  Bellfryboy aftermarket logger.  Done and done.

Thanks for the feed back.  Would I be correct,that the logger has to be plugged  into the Davis display unit and then into my laptop 24/7 to send data to WU or other sites?

My laptop is the only computer I have.

Thanks for the help.

C P RON
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Offline benay ra'am

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Re: Help with next PWS
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 09:18:26 AM »
If you buy the Serial or USB, yes the Computer needs to run 24/7. Weather Link IP or the 3rd party bridges, no.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 09:21:20 AM by benay ra'am »




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Offline Bushman

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Re: Help with next PWS
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2017, 03:09:19 PM »
A Raspberry Pi running Weewx is another option.  Cheap, too.

 

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