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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2013, 11:37:26 PM »
had heavy rain here today
and the rain gauge has performed well :)

I have also tried out the beta software being developed for it now
flashy/bright and modern looking
(but is not getting any data though at this stage..at least for me )
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2013, 05:14:52 AM »

Looks pretty good.   Would consider, but my WMR200 is still running great (now via my raspberry PI).   As for the visual resemblence to the vp station...who cares.  Hopefully VP isn't Apple, and suing everything that may look like a consolidated weather station (rounded corners!)


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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2013, 05:53:27 AM »
It will be interesting to see if the sensors are interchangeable with VP2. For the diagrams and videos I have seen, the TH sensor looks like the same module, and the wind speed may be a direct clone of the Davis mouldings like the rain buckets (Brian?), and wind direction seems to be using the same potentiometer technology as Davis so I wouldn't be surprised if it used same resistance.
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2013, 05:59:54 AM »
The rain bucket and assembly is a direct clone
the windspeed/direction and mount are not 100% the same
(for starters its "upside down")
but would probably work with a davis station, assuming the calibration was the same

currently showing 98% on the WMR300 and 100% on my Davis (which it has been on all day due to lots of rain (winter time here))

yes, the temp/hum sensor looks to be the same as the davis
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2013, 03:49:42 PM »
99% humidity now on the console....windows are all fogged up in the house...so yup its high humidity
when we get a fog, will know if it gets to 100% OK

so far looking great though

impressed
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2013, 04:28:34 PM »
With a humidity reading like that it sounds as if OS finally ditched the analog type humidity sensor for the digital type everyone else is using. That seemed to be one of their big downfalls.

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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2013, 04:35:00 PM »
99% humidity now on the console....windows are all fogged up in the house...so yup its high humidity
when we get a fog, will know if it gets to 100% OK

so far looking great though

impressed
99% 100% still sounds good enough.

I wonder if the UV and solar sensors will look like Davis's.

When will Oregon Scientific release this for sale?
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2013, 05:25:22 PM »
With a humidity reading like that it sounds as if OS finally ditched the analog type humidity sensor for the digital type everyone else is using. That seemed to be one of their big downfalls.
Yes, it was the lousey accuracy of the WMR200 %RH outdoor sensor(s) that drove me to abandon OSI and move UP to Davis VP2.
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2013, 05:29:18 PM »
Yes, it was the lousey accuracy of the WMR200 %RH outdoor sensor(s) that drove me to abandon OSI and move UP to Davis VP2.

The WMR968 RH sensor was my first problem with it, too.
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2013, 05:30:14 PM »
With a humidity reading like that it sounds as if OS finally ditched the analog type humidity sensor for the digital type everyone else is using. That seemed to be one of their big downfalls.

Everybody better dump their stock in Dipity-Do!
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2013, 06:35:29 PM »
With a humidity reading like that it sounds as if OS finally ditched the analog type humidity sensor for the digital type everyone else is using. That seemed to be one of their big downfalls.

Everybody better dump their stock in Dipity-Do!
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2013, 08:12:35 PM »
we have lower humidity here today
and its working perfectly (i.e 60% humidity)
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2013, 03:05:32 PM »
I got the provided (I had to download it) software working now
I had to flash the firmware,as the OS had not been loaded yet

I am able to get data arriving into a test program now, but need to decode it (OS are not going to release the data protocol until August)
Also its looking like the station will be available in the shops in a month or 2
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2013, 04:36:03 PM »
also the data flow to the PC from the USB is fast :)
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2013, 04:41:36 PM »
Does the software allow you to export the data in Comma Separated Variable (*.CSV) format into Excel for analyses and archiving?
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2013, 11:55:04 PM »
I forgot to mention that the barometer on the console is to 1 decimal place for hpa (unlike the WMR200)
but not on the software that comes with it
I have managed to get data flowing in a test program and have managed to decode all the data except for barometer
(waiting on that to change so I can find it in the data)
The data will most likely have barometer to 1 decimal place I presume
So I will be able to add support to WD for this station
(not history data yet at this stage, just live data)

the software that comes with it does produce a log file, but its in binary format, i.e not readable (a .dat file)
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2013, 05:28:39 AM »
also the windspeed is real sensitive, measures like 1.3mph
(my Davis one has become a bit stiff over the years..its showing 0 at the same time)

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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2013, 06:21:07 AM »
oh there is export function in the supplied software...to a date stamped .xls file, for the start/end data specified
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2013, 10:21:26 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2013, 01:52:13 PM »
its not automatic though, ie only if you set to that

I have WD working now with the usb data
updates like every 1 second or so
i.e faster than a Davis VP
I am impressed with this station :)
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2013, 02:22:04 PM »
Although NOT a good idea for actual use, but what is the fastest sustained update and transmit rate (assuming USB) that it's capable of? How close to actual "realtime" is it capable of?
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2013, 08:30:04 PM »
Hi
I finally got the barometer data decoded, so its all working in WD now :)
just need to soak test more

the update rate of around every 1 second is sustained OK
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2013, 05:35:29 AM »

I'll assume this station does not use the OS Protocol V3?
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2013, 06:21:37 AM »
protocol is different to the WMR200
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Re: OS WMR300
« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2013, 02:06:19 PM »
They still using the same TX frequency(s)?
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