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Offline mmorris

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If you own a PurpleAir
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:25:43 AM »
 How about joining the Facebook page also Link

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/purpleair/

They only have about 79 member make you wonder why as they have over 1300 sensor online. I don't see a link on there web site funny
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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 11:56:13 AM »
Spread the word, but perhaps there is a certain avoidance of FaceBook and other attempts to let a data-mining company shoulder the burden of hosting a comment site.

For example, a local newspaper recently decided to shut down it's web site for comments, shifting entirely to facebook and twitter and others for comments.   

That essentially cut out those of us with paid subscriptions to the paper who have weighed the risks and dangers of facebook with the convenience.

There are enormous helpful services that they dangle in front of users, especially for family who has spread across the world and yet all this free stuff comes with a price.

I, for one, think that having the forum exist on facebook excludes many who would otherwise participate but cannot since they choose not to be a facebook user.

I like forums like this one, for my two cents worth.

Just commenting, but I think your effort to get the Purple Air community talking and exchanging ideas and experiences is great.  I'm hoping to add that to my set up this summer.
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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 12:43:40 PM »
I have also posted a link on the PurpleAir Facebook page back to this Forum. I don't know people think someone or something is trying to do them in. Well you all know by now if your on the web on a browser they got you. I Don't think Facebook is any worse then Amazon or any wal-mart or Home-depot or any Corp. web site if your worried now a days you shouldn't be on the Web.
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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 10:55:47 PM »
Just joined wxforum today to see if I can find info on the PA-II I got last week.  Powers up and fans work.
I see the SSID on both win7 and Linux Mint (using WICD netwk mgr), but trying to connect just times out.
I also got a conflict btwn the mac addr Adrionics sent me and what came up on my ARRIS cable modem/router 2.4Ghz wifi config page.
The label on the PA-II and the email shows mac addr starting with '60' and the router shows '62', the rest of the addr being the same.
I sent 2 different support inquiries to purpleair, one via the website and the other direct to their support email addr.
Has any of the forum members had any issues connecting to a PA-II and what are the odds of getting a response from purpleair/adrionics?
I have $244 USD wrapped up in this thing and did a lot of prior research b4 buying it, and saw some early issues with the sensors, but most users
seem to have minimal issues with the install.
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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 10:28:08 PM »
Well, I finally got the PA-II up and running this PM with Adrian and Amanda's help from Purpleair.
It definitely wasn't easy.  Had to set up the WICD network manager on linux mint to connect to the AirMonitor_30ce SSID while I did a page re-load
on Chrome to 192.168.4.1 at the same time.  Finally got the page up to configure the wifi.  Now it's running on my 2.4Ghz network and I see it on the map.
Purpleair's install procedure needs some work.

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Amateur Radio call K6TPK
CWOP: CW9461
WU: KCACONCO16
Rainwise MK-III-RT1-LR with UV/Solar radiation sensors.
Boltek LD-250 lightning detector w/Microsferics add-on
PurpleAir PA-II AQI sensor
Oregon Scientific WMR968.
All mounted on 20' Rohn 55G tower.

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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 08:32:57 PM »
Well, I finally got the PA-II up and running this PM with Adrian and Amanda's help from Purpleair.
It definitely wasn't easy.  Had to set up the WICD network manager on linux mint to connect to the AirMonitor_30ce SSID while I did a page re-load
on Chrome to 192.168.4.1 at the same time.  Finally got the page up to configure the wifi.  Now it's running on my 2.4Ghz network and I see it on the map.
Purpleair's install procedure needs some work.

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Hi Tim, welcome to the forum.  Glad you got your Purpleair working.  I am intrigued by the description of your rainwise in your sig.  I would like to add solar and UV to my Mk III but I didn't even know they were available.  Do you have any info about them?  May be time to call Lonnie at Rainwise!

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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 10:10:02 PM »
ggsteve:

Yeah, I called Lonnie and gave him the model/part #'s off their website.
800-1200 MK-lll EXPANSION Expansion Board for MK-lll ($78)
800-1300 AGROMET EXPANSION Add-on Board for AgroMET
808-1005 PYRANOMETER Silicon Photo Diode Pyranometer ($400)
808-1006 UV UV Index Sensor ($200)
810-1004 LW Leaf Wetness Sensor
800-1100 SM Soil Moisture Sensor w/ 15 cable
800-1095 ST Soil Temperature Sensor w/25 cable
Lonnie told me they have to wait on their supplier for the hardware and then Rainwise will assemble them with the correct mounts for the MK-III.
Make sure you tell Lonnie whether you have the regular MK-III or a MK-III-LR like mine.  The exp. board is different for each.
I really like the Rainwise product.  Still waiting on my order to ship..been almost 3 weeks now.  getting a little impatient to finish the project up.
I'm not going to bother with the leaf wetness or soil temp, don't need it and just more $$ I don't need to spend when on a fixed income (retired AT&T).
-tim
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Amateur Radio call K6TPK
CWOP: CW9461
WU: KCACONCO16
Rainwise MK-III-RT1-LR with UV/Solar radiation sensors.
Boltek LD-250 lightning detector w/Microsferics add-on
PurpleAir PA-II AQI sensor
Oregon Scientific WMR968.
All mounted on 20' Rohn 55G tower.

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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 10:17:17 PM »
I too like Rainwise, and figure their station would be just a wee bit better with those additions.

Is there any documentation on the expansion board, the sensors and so on? 

Just curious so one might look about a bit.
Thanks for raising the awareness of these possible additions.
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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 10:41:22 PM »
I too like Rainwise, and figure their station would be just a wee bit better with those additions.

Is there any documentation on the expansion board, the sensors and so on? 

Just curious so one might look about a bit.
Thanks for raising the awareness of these possible additions.
Dale

Hi Dale,
Sorry I replied to the wrong post.  Haven't been on any forums in years, so kinda forgot how they work, lol.
I haven't received my order from Lonnie at Rainwise yet.  When I get it (hopefully RSN) I'll try to post the docs that come with it for members interested.
The 3 parts + shipping came to $704, so it ain't cheap on top of the $1260 for the MK-III-LR.  It is what it is I guess..
-tim
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CWOP: CW9461
WU: KCACONCO16
Rainwise MK-III-RT1-LR with UV/Solar radiation sensors.
Boltek LD-250 lightning detector w/Microsferics add-on
PurpleAir PA-II AQI sensor
Oregon Scientific WMR968.
All mounted on 20' Rohn 55G tower.

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Re: If you own a PurpleAir
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 07:12:06 PM »
Hi,
installed today and just joined to fb group :)
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