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Offline TheBushPilot

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Uploading Station Data to CWOP
« on: March 03, 2023, 03:50:03 PM »
Hi all,

I've got some questions regarding data upload to CWOP:

Some background: I currently have plans in the not so distant future to put together a generally decent weather station. It's going to use an older data logger CR23X from Campbell Scientific and will log at 1 minute intervals for "XYZ" software to upload to CWOP. Then for viewing the data publicly just using the NWS Time Series Viewer since I don't really care about having my own website or anything.

Do any of you have a comprehensive breakdown of what parameters can be uploaded to CWOP? Or perhaps where I might go to find something like that? I've been perusing their site and haven't been able to find any documents or clearer answers than what was on their FAQ. The other part to this is that my station will have weather type and visibility as output and will be able to do just about anything with derived measurements. I'll be the first to admit I know nothing about "middle-man" software for weather stations to internet and wanted to know if there were any options that communicate with CSI and also do non-conventional measurements types like visibility, ceiling, etc.?

The obvious alternative to this would be using a modern logger with CRBasic with which I could directly code the internet communication into the program and eliminate any third-party software. Would prefer not going this route as I'd like to use what I already have and have grown accustomed to the software those older loggers use. And I'd also rather not pay as much for one the same as a used car.

Any feed back or suggestions are welcome and appreciated,

Cheers
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Re: Uploading Station Data to CWOP
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2023, 04:15:23 PM »
will log at 1 minute intervals for "XYZ" software to upload to CWOP.
Last I checked, CWOP prefers a frequency of no more than 5 minutes.

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Re: Uploading Station Data to CWOP
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2023, 04:20:31 PM »
will log at 1 minute intervals for "XYZ" software to upload to CWOP.
Last I checked, CWOP prefers a frequency of no more than 5 minutes.

Sorry, should have specified the station itself will be logging every 1 minute while the software uploads every 5 minutes.
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Re: Uploading Station Data to CWOP
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2023, 04:46:18 PM »
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