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Offline Lowgill_Weather

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Free Software?
« on: October 13, 2021, 04:38:30 AM »
I have an Aercus Weather Ranger (is it a re-badged Ambient?). I recently changed from wunderground to PWS for looking at my data online. I keep a spreadsheet version of summary figures but July was messy because of wunderground issues and then the change so to fill in the gap I downloaded the station data into Excel using an SD card but this isn't really a practical way to look at all my historical data. This got me thinking. Is there a software package I can download this csv data into so I can look at it independently of who I use online and also keep my history if I have a station failure? I'm afraid I'm thinking free or cheap.
I have installed EasyWeatherIP thinking that might do it but I have two problems. It sees the ip address of my PC but doesn't find the weather station, I guess it's something to do with my network configuration. Even if I get it working I think it will look at my weather station data rather than the data I have transferred to the PC. Any suggestions please?
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Re: Free Software?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 05:40:01 AM »
I have an Aercus Weather Ranger (is it a re-badged Ambient?). I recently changed from wunderground to PWS for looking at my data online. I keep a spreadsheet version of summary figures but July was messy because of wunderground issues and then the change so to fill in the gap I downloaded the station data into Excel using an SD card but this isn't really a practical way to look at all my historical data. This got me thinking. Is there a software package I can download this csv data into so I can look at it independently of who I use online and also keep my history if I have a station failure? I'm afraid I'm thinking free or cheap.
I have installed EasyWeatherIP thinking that might do it but I have two problems. It sees the ip address of my PC but doesn't find the weather station, I guess it's something to do with my network configuration. Even if I get it working I think it will look at my weather station data rather than the data I have transferred to the PC. Any suggestions please?
sounds like the sort of thing Cumulus Mx could do and your device is not on the unsupported list (unless it's a fine offset clone it's not on the supported one either though :-|)

 

I am not sure about importing data as csv flavours vary and you may need to do some sort of conversion. The devil will be in the detail, for example the measurement units

Cumulus Mx folk are often on these boards so I expect they will be able to confirm
« Last Edit: October 13, 2021, 05:45:18 AM by box »
ECOWITT GW1002:
WS68 Anemometer
WH40 Rainfall Sensor
WH32 Outdoor Temperature and Humidity Sensor
GW 1000 WiFi Gateway

Extra sensors:
WH45 Indoor CO2 PM2.5 PM10 AQ Sensor

Data logging:
Cumulus Mx

Ecowitt Weather: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=33190
WU: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IREDRU11
WOW: https://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/observations/details?site_id=84f04635-7b32-eb11-8441-0
PWS : https://www.pwsweather.com/station/pws/ecowittradnor
Windy: https://www.windy.com/station/pws-f04edec5?50.217,-5.251,12

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Re: Free Software?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 06:00:48 AM »
Thanks for that. I'll have a look. My station only connects to one website at a time, how do you do multiple sites, do you use an always on PC?

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Re: Free Software?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 07:39:40 AM »
Thanks for that. I'll have a look. My station only connects to one website at a time, how do you do multiple sites, do you use an always on PC?

Plenty of methods on these boards, it really does depend how your station interfaces with the outside world, I see its WiFi so it depends how locked down it is

Cumulus Mx for example can forward data to other sites (my Windy and PWSWeather data comes from Cumulus Mx) but there are other solutions

I do have an always-on PC to run Cumulus, thats my choice because I had one, but it can run on Linux and Raspberry PI so there other low cost options

Check out Weewx and meteobridge/meteohub and WeatherDisplay elsewhere on these boards
ECOWITT GW1002:
WS68 Anemometer
WH40 Rainfall Sensor
WH32 Outdoor Temperature and Humidity Sensor
GW 1000 WiFi Gateway

Extra sensors:
WH45 Indoor CO2 PM2.5 PM10 AQ Sensor

Data logging:
Cumulus Mx

Ecowitt Weather: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=33190
WU: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IREDRU11
WOW: https://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/observations/details?site_id=84f04635-7b32-eb11-8441-0
PWS : https://www.pwsweather.com/station/pws/ecowittradnor
Windy: https://www.windy.com/station/pws-f04edec5?50.217,-5.251,12

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Re: Free Software?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 08:24:12 AM »
Ask on the Cumulus forum https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/
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Re: Free Software?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 08:59:00 AM »
Thanks for that. I'll have a look. My station only connects to one website at a time, how do you do multiple sites, do you use an always on PC?

Plenty of methods on these boards, it really does depend how your station interfaces with the outside world, I see its WiFi so it depends how locked down it is

Cumulus Mx for example can forward data to other sites (my Windy and PWSWeather data comes from Cumulus Mx) but there are other solutions

I do have an always-on PC to run Cumulus, thats my choice because I had one, but it can run on Linux and Raspberry PI so there other low cost options

Check out Weewx and meteobridge/meteohub and WeatherDisplay elsewhere on these boards
a quick comment I got carried away - not all this software is free!
ECOWITT GW1002:
WS68 Anemometer
WH40 Rainfall Sensor
WH32 Outdoor Temperature and Humidity Sensor
GW 1000 WiFi Gateway

Extra sensors:
WH45 Indoor CO2 PM2.5 PM10 AQ Sensor

Data logging:
Cumulus Mx

Ecowitt Weather: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=33190
WU: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IREDRU11
WOW: https://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/observations/details?site_id=84f04635-7b32-eb11-8441-0
PWS : https://www.pwsweather.com/station/pws/ecowittradnor
Windy: https://www.windy.com/station/pws-f04edec5?50.217,-5.251,12

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Re: Free Software?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 10:54:08 AM »

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I have an Aercus Weather Ranger (is it a re-badged Ambient?). I recently changed from wunderground to PWS for looking at my data online. I keep a spreadsheet version of summary figures but July was messy because of wunderground issues and then the change so to fill in the gap I downloaded the station data into Excel using an SD card but this isn't really a practical way to look at all my historical data. This got me thinking. Is there a software package I can download this csv data into so I can look at it independently of who I use online and also keep my history if I have a station failure? I'm afraid I'm thinking free or cheap.I have installed EasyWeatherIP thinking that might do it but I have two problems. It sees the ip address of my PC but doesn't find the weather station, I guess it's something to do with my network configuration. Even if I get it working I think it will look at my weather station data rather than the data I have transferred to the PC. Any suggestions please?

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Thanks for that. I'll have a look. My station only connects to one website at a time, how do you do multiple sites, do you use an always on PC?
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I do have an always-on PC to run Cumulus, thats my choice because I had one, but it can run on Linux and Raspberry PI so there other low cost options


The data stored with a local PC/Pi program, like CumulusMX, will give you endless ways to access (txt format), analyse and display your data, as well as live conditions.  It will update to nearly a dozen sites including WU.  Also NOAA Reports http://www.komokaweather.com/cumulusmx/noaareport.htm

However not sure if Aercus Weather Ranger is compatible with CumulusMX.  Current Fine Offset such as Ecowitt and Ambient are compatible.

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Re: Free Software?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 11:45:59 AM »
This guy seems to be running one on Cumulus https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16443
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Re: Free Software?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2021, 02:09:54 AM »
ECOWITT GW1002:
WS68 Anemometer
WH40 Rainfall Sensor
WH32 Outdoor Temperature and Humidity Sensor
GW 1000 WiFi Gateway

Extra sensors:
WH45 Indoor CO2 PM2.5 PM10 AQ Sensor

Data logging:
Cumulus Mx

Ecowitt Weather: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=33190
WU: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IREDRU11
WOW: https://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/observations/details?site_id=84f04635-7b32-eb11-8441-0
PWS : https://www.pwsweather.com/station/pws/ecowittradnor
Windy: https://www.windy.com/station/pws-f04edec5?50.217,-5.251,12