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Personal Weather Stations

Postby Tom M (Chaser 80) » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:43 pm

Hey y'all!

Im am curious to know who of you have their own weather station at home or work, and if so what is your setup like? Eg: Lert how do you collect your rain? analog or some kinda wireless rain gauge?

I know that JJ has a Davis station and Tim has a wireless rain gauge and a indoor/outdoor station.....(correct me if Im off the mark guys!! :oops:)

But everyone else, Im very interested, as this is one of my major interests........measuring weather!

Post pics if you can!

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Postby Tim S » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:25 pm

yep thats my crappy weather station, though I dont use the wireless rain gauge as its buggered, and thats the technical term :)

As far as know Mr Lert uses the same gauge as me, http://shop.weatherzone.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=46&products_id=286&osCsid=1b2c149367c7547470a4eba819471fba
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Postby MikeF » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:45 pm

This is the weather station that I bought and I am pretty happy with it.

http://www.lacrossetechnology.com.au/WS3600.html

It cost me $500 but it comes with software that enables you to download and look through data on your pc. It also does graphs as well which are quite good.

Amazingly I also got the strikealert pocket lightning detector with it as a gift when I bought it and now I see that the lightning detectors are being sold for $249.00. They used to be $79 back then!!!

I currently have all of the sensors outside in the rain and weather and have the station hanging on the wall in the kitchen. Sometimes I move it to other places if I am working at my computer so that I don't have to get up to look at the outside conditions.

It is probably not as accurate as the davis but then it is a lot less expensive as well.

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Pete » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:07 pm

My sensor is transmitting but my weather station is blank and is obviously not receiving the signal even though the distance from the sensor is pretty reasonable. The station and sensor is brand new. (only bought the other day) anyone have any advice?

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby nocky » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:46 am

What sort of station Pete? how far away is the Base from the Station, any trees or even other devices working on 433mHz nearby

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Pete » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:05 pm

It's a Wireless Weather Station, roughly about 6 meters apart. I don't about any devices working on 433 mHz. I do get readings occasionaly now. I'm hoping it'll just sort itself out. I don't think distance is a problem. I bring the station right up to the sensor and I still don't get a signal instantly. The sensor will change temp but the station won't.

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby nocky » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:19 am

I have a cheap wireless station and station is about 15m from base, have no drama's, don't understand what you mean by the sensor will change temp but the station won't??

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Pete » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:27 pm

The sensor's temp reading might drop to, for an instance, like 12c and it will signal, but my station will still read 13c. It seems to working now actually. 14.2c atm. I don't know what happened there. :o

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Pete » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:04 pm

Having trouble with the blasted thing again :evil: I put new batteries in it and set the time and stuff again but I haven't received a signal from my sensor yet. Any advice?

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:30 pm

Tin Can and String????

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Pete » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:55 pm

:?: :?:

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:54 pm

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Pete » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:57 pm

:lol: who knows maybe it might work.

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Personal Weather Stations

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:05 am

Have you sussed the sensor it self? Corroded solders, moisture damage? Spray some "CO Contact cleaner" in there.

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Re: Personal Weather Stations

Postby Pete » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:08 am

Yeah I dried the whole thing and its working now. Looks like it might of been moisture damage. :)

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