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Old Fashioned Weather Station
« on: September 28, 2010, 07:43:35 PM »
Here's what I use to monitor the weather.


Nimbus Ultra Thermometer (spec +/- 0.2F)



RM Young FARS for the Nimbus sensor



Kollsman Altimeter Setting Indicator (spec +/- 0.007 inHg)



Close up of the dial



Belfort Barograph (spec +/- 0.005 inHg)



Close up of the pen



Aquatech Barograph (spec +/- 0.007 inHg)



Princo Mercury Barometer (spec +/- 0.001 inHg)



Kessler Min/Max Thermometers and Psychrometer (spec +/- 0.4F)



Standard Rain Gauge



RM Young Wind Monitor


OSI WIVIS (Visibility and Precipitation Type) with Hail Sensor



Heathkit IDW-5001-C (Factory assembled)



All my old Heathkit stuff I used when I was a kid. Just sitting in a closet now collecting dust.


At some point I want to get a dewpoint sensor and ceilometer.
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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 07:59:21 PM »
 :shock: Very nice!! You'll probably get some queries about that old Heathkit equip. in the closet.
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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 10:15:48 PM »
NiceBill, RIP, is turning over in his grave, green with envy.

VERY nice toys!

George

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 10:23:03 PM »
Very Very nice equipment.....If they could just speak! The stories they could tell.

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 11:13:26 PM »
very cool but I am very jealous.




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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 12:17:50 AM »
That is some very nice equipment!   8-)  I still have my old Heath Kit ID-1290 setting on the shelf.  Someday when I find the time I would still like to fix up the bearings in the outdoor wind sensors and get it back running.  I really preferred to watch it on windy days with the instantaneous wind readings it provided compared to the VP.


NiceBill, RIP, is turning over in his grave, green with envy.

VERY nice toys!

George

I was thinking the same thing George!
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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 07:27:29 AM »
Awesome!  =D>
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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 07:46:52 AM »
On the left in the Heath Kit closet, are those temp and wind sensor kits?

I built them as a kid a LOOOOOOOng time ago.  8-)
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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 09:34:57 AM »
The top one on the left is the ID-1390B outdoor/indoor temperature. The middle one is the ID-1795 digital rain gauge. The bottom one is the ID-2295 outdoor/indoor relative humidity. I built them back in the mid to late 80's.

On the left in the Heath Kit closet, are those temp and wind sensor kits?

I built them as a kid a LOOOOOOOng time ago.  8-)

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 09:38:27 AM »
That's why I don't care for the all-in-one weather stations now a days. I don't like sampling rates. I want instantaneous readings especially on wind speed.

That is some very nice equipment!   8-)  I still have my old Heath Kit ID-1290 setting on the shelf.  Someday when I find the time I would still like to fix up the bearings in the outdoor wind sensors and get it back running.  I really preferred to watch it on windy days with the instantaneous wind readings it provided compared to the VP.


NiceBill, RIP, is turning over in his grave, green with envy.

VERY nice toys!

George

I was thinking the same thing George!

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 11:45:07 AM »
Wow !!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010, 08:48:35 PM »
That is some awesome gear, Jim!

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010, 03:10:44 AM »
Now THAT'S one heck of an entrance!

Nice toys!  =D>

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 03:13:38 AM »
I'm beyond jealous!  But I can't complain.  I've got a Peet Ultimeter 2, an Oregon WMR99A, and just purchased a Davis Weather Wizard 3 on Ebay for $40.00 plus shipping.  Lots to do this weekend.
I've got to say that what you have is the most comprehensive setup I've seen to date.  WOW!

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2010, 06:10:00 PM »
Someone has some money .....

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 10:27:08 AM »
Nice eqpt.  Do you have an RM Young indicator for the wind monitor?  I connect the RMY 05103 wind monitor to my Davis VP2 system.  I have a mercurial barometer and removed the mercury. 
That's a fancy Nimbus, wood cabinet and more switches than mine.  I have the NWS Coop version.  I have the manual if you need a copy.
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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2010, 11:39:10 AM »
Really neat collection.  I had a ton of heathkit stuff in the day.  Alas, it's pretty much gone.  Sold at hamfests to fund new purchases.  After all I am the gadget guy :grin:
 

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2011, 01:14:13 AM »
nice Princo Mercury Barometer  =D>

Now you need to build one of these
 Hazen Thermometer Shelters in the back yard lol

https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/hazen%20and%20stevenson/DSCF2088.jpg?w=319ca25b

I have the plans if you need them :-)

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2011, 07:47:05 AM »
Those older stations ought to last forever. Even thought I have a Vantage Pro2 Plus, I am very jealous.
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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2011, 05:53:40 PM »
Very awesome collection!  Man I wish!!!
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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2011, 08:10:04 AM »
I still kick myself for not knuckling under and buying a couple of Nimbus instruments when they were being made "next door" in Concord (NH).......! ](*,)
Pricey......but worth every penny!!!! And built to last a lifetime!!!!

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2011, 08:33:41 AM »


That's some very nicely looked after gear and hats off for the composition in your pic below, just perfect! =D>





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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2011, 09:55:23 PM »
I still kick myself for not knuckling under and buying a couple of Nimbus instruments when they were being made "next door" in Concord (NH).......! ](*,)
Pricey......but worth every penny!!!! And built to last a lifetime!!!!

I bought mine in '98. I think the thermometer alone was like $500. It's still plugging away. Here's the wind/speed & direction.

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2011, 03:44:57 PM »
I'm really envious, although I'm ancient myself - I only got into weather stations when I retired.  Well done for taking such care that gear.

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Re: Old Fashioned Weather Station
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2011, 04:30:18 PM »
WHAT a collection ! Thanks for sharing  =D>
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