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Offline Mandrake

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Fine Offset weather station support (GW-1000)
« on: November 20, 2019, 04:48:56 AM »
Dear All, thought I would take the opportunity to highlight that thanks to the latest work of Mark we now can add all the current crop of WiFi stations (and some of the old like the Maplin N23) to those that are now supported by CumulusMX and its latest release (3.2.0 b3056)

In order for you to be able to read the data from your Fine Offset station (Misol/Aercus/Ambient/Ecowitt/Froggit) etc you will need a matchbox sized USB powered gadget called a GW-1000 which is around $50USD. You will need to ensure that you purchase one that matches the frequency of your sensors (ie 433/868 or 915Mhz). This little gem reads the data packets from any of the sensors and sensor arrays that you may have and allows it to be uploaded to the Internet (independent of your console display) and read from software such as CumulusMX. You can also read the live data from a Phone app (WS-View).

The major bonus of this gadget is that it means you can add the myriad of additional sensors that Fine Offset/Ecowitt have to your primary sensor array which will be read by the GW-1000 and now logged/displayed by Cumulus MX. These are for instance, additional internal Temp/Hygro sensors, Soil Moisture sensors, PM2.5 Air quality sensors and to come soon a Lightning detector. There are all sorts of innovations underway and these can be added/read by the GW-1000.

The GW-1000 is available from Amazon in some markets (Ecowitt) or via Froggit in Europe (868Mhz) or you can purchase directly from Ecowitt (www.ecowitt.com) who can provide all frequency variants on request. You may need to contact Lucy at Ecowitt (support@ecowitt.com) in order to get a quote for shipping to your personal location.
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Offline brushwood69

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Re: Fine Offset weather station support (GW-1000)
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 03:53:54 PM »
Hi, Just about to replace my Maplin N23Q with the ecowitt GW1002 but just wanted to check what frequency is best for UK and if all the sensors work across the 3 frequencies or do you need to specify the correct frequency for the sensors.

Just as an aside would anyone know if the N23 display would pickup the ecowitt data if the were 433mhz

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