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Offline CamShep

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Advice on new weather station
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:42:58 PM »
I was hoping to get some advice on buying a new weather station.  I had a Davis Vantage Vue that unfortunately blew off the roof and is now in pieces, but before that I was pretty happy with it, other than the console which (IMO) is butt ugly.  I also have a Davis Vantage Pro at our farm which I'm pretty happy with (console slightly better looking), with a Meteobridge.  Both these units are considerably more expensive than others on the market, but I guess the Davis quality and accuracy is what you are paying for?  The downside of the Davis (apart from cost) is the dated consoles! My requirements are:
- separate anemometer so it can be better sited higher up
- IP connection so I can remotely observe (ie no 24x7 computer)
- cloud datalogging
- decent looking console to keep the wife happy!
Very appreciative of any advice received.

Offline Mattk

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Re: Advice on new weather station
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 04:09:44 AM »
Would be interesting to have your spec on what a "decent looking console" is?

Offline CamShep

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Re: Advice on new weather station
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 08:48:36 AM »
Something I could get my wife to agree to have on the kitchen bench or the lounge room wall? There are sleek colour consoles and there are the Davis ones which (again in my opinion) are somewhat behind the curve.

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Re: Advice on new weather station
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 10:47:46 AM »
Nothing that a cheap Android tablet or old iPad attached to the wall can't solve:



If I had to buy a Davis (or any other station) at this point, I wouldn't even buy a console because you can make a nicer one from an Android tablet or even an old smartphone.....
WU Gold Stars for everyone! :lol:

Offline CamShep

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Re: Advice on new weather station
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 07:45:22 PM »
Your right vreihen, good point -probably dont need a console.

 

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