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Title: No Internet or WiFi
Post by: russelljjackson on December 28, 2021, 10:21:00 AM
Hi! Im looking for a simple weather station for my mom. However, she is very, very rural. She has cell service but no Internet or WiFi. Itís kind of confusing as to which stations require WiFi vs those that donít. Has anyone faced this situation and have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!


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Title: Re: No Internet or WiFi
Post by: russelljjackson on December 28, 2021, 11:46:04 AM
More specifically, do all the outside sensors use WiFi to talk to the display inside? Or are there any models that use a proprietary solution for that? Maybe this is a dumb question!


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Title: Re: No Internet or WiFi
Post by: box on December 28, 2021, 12:56:37 PM
More specifically, do all the outside sensors use WiFi to talk to the display inside? Or are there any models that use a proprietary solution for that? Maybe this is a dumb question!


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Outside sensors usually talk to the console or gateway unit by radio signal - a simple broadcast 433 Mhz for the US

If your Mum just wants her local data and doesn't care about sharing it all she needs is a standard station and a console to display the data

Something like this

https://www.ecowitt.com/shop/goodsDetail/173

Then you add the sensors to it that you want.  There are loads of manufacturers, some supply the console and a sensor package  as well (usually an anemometer, temperature sensor and rainfall guage but it varies)

With mobile data coverage she can share it if she wants to

I know that ecowitt has a 4G station -

https://www.ecowitt.com/shop/goodsDetail/197

I assume Ambient sells something similar

And DAVIS stations can connect using this

https://www.davisinstruments.com/pages/vantage-connect

I am sure there are others, might get pricy with data plans though and unecessarily complicated :lol:







Title: Re: No Internet or WiFi
Post by: PaulMy on December 28, 2021, 01:23:32 PM

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More specifically, do all the outside sensors use WiFi to talk to the display inside? Or are there any models that use a proprietary solution for that?
The Davis VP2 is either cabled or wireless from Integrated Sensor Suite (outside unit) to inside console, and the Davis Vue is also wireless to the console- no WiFi needed.  All data can be viewed on the console.  By adding a USB or serial logger to the console the data can be viewed and saved on a computer. 

Davis also has options for WiFi, internet, and cell services to send data.

Enjoy,
Paul 
Title: Re: No Internet or WiFi
Post by: chief-david on December 28, 2021, 02:36:19 PM
rainwise has a cell station

https://rainwise.com/kestrelmet-6000-cellular-weather-station

I would guess it reports to rainwise.net
Title: Re: No Internet or WiFi
Post by: alanb on December 28, 2021, 02:59:31 PM
If you mom lives in US, something like the Ambient Weather WS-1900A might be a good choice.
Title: Re: No Internet or WiFi
Post by: russelljjackson on December 28, 2021, 05:52:24 PM
Thanks so much everyone who offered guidance. Super helpful as always!


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