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Offline nincehelser

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My first weather station from the '70s
« on: June 21, 2015, 06:07:07 PM »
The anemometer never worked like I thought it should, but I probably didn't read the instructions.

One still sealed in the box is going for $50 on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1970s-Skilcraft-Weather-Forecaster-Kit-NIP-Sealed-/391157119346?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5b12c7f972

Offline vreihen

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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 09:19:05 PM »
I had that exact same kit as a kid!  I remember the weather wheel and how it taught me about nor'easters, and even remember permanently marking the barometer as Hurricane David (1979) passed overhead since it would probably be the lowest pressure I would ever see.

The wind speed didn't read directly on the gauge.  You had to watch the dial move over a certain period of time and the difference on the dial was the wind speed.

I'm tempted to bid on it, but I honestly don't have the wall space for it.....
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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 10:16:19 AM »
I had that kit also but without the anemometer. It was a gift from my parents, it was awesome!
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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 12:02:29 PM »
I had that exact same kit as a kid!  I remember the weather wheel and how it taught me about nor'easters, and even remember permanently marking the barometer as Hurricane David (1979) passed overhead since it would probably be the lowest pressure I would ever see.

The wind speed didn't read directly on the gauge.  You had to watch the dial move over a certain period of time and the difference on the dial was the wind speed.

I'm tempted to bid on it, but I honestly don't have the wall space for it.....

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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 12:24:02 PM »
WOW, that was my 1st one too.  :grin:
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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 01:00:57 PM »
Never seen it before. I was born in 76.  :lol:




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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015, 03:05:24 PM »
The anemometer never worked like I thought it should, but I probably didn't read the instructions.

One still sealed in the box is going for $50 on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1970s-Skilcraft-Weather-Forecaster-Kit-NIP-Sealed-/391157119346?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5b12c7f972

Thanks for posting this!! I've been looking for one of these. This was also my first station!

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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2015, 03:09:28 PM »
My first "weather" station was an anemometer I built in eighth grade out of a half gallon milk carton. Got an A for it too!

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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2015, 11:19:49 AM »
Has anyone managed to get one of these to rapid-fire upload to Weather Underground yet?????  :lol:
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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2020, 05:28:58 PM »
I wish I had seen this in 2015! I just received another one on ebay that was used, just the panel (no out door unit).
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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2020, 04:54:24 PM »
I had one of those too! Wow!

I remember the gearing for the anemometer was plastic and eroded so badly that it quit working. Oh well!

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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 05:09:19 PM »
Has anyone managed to get one of these to rapid-fire upload to Weather Underground yet?????  :lol:

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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2020, 06:00:29 PM »
RIP to the author of this thread  :shock:

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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2020, 09:33:21 AM »
RIP to the author of this thread  :shock:

Oh wow, seriously!? How did you find this out? I'm sorry to hear that.  :-(

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Re: My first weather station from the '70s
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2020, 10:57:07 AM »
RIP to the author of this thread  :shock:

Oh wow, seriously!? How did you find this out? I'm sorry to hear that.  :-(
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