weather stations

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  1. Donza

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    Any suggestions ?

    Want one for down the van in jindy. Mains and AC powered. Not too crazy expensive.
    Anemometer would be a cool luxury.
    want good wifi remote sensors.
     
  2. Claude Cat

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    I have a La Crosse Weather Station, but it is battery powered.
    AC powered seems overkill for a van?
     
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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Davis is good.
     
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  6. Donza

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    But $$$$
     
  7. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    La Crosse is somewhere in-between.
     
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    I bought a La Crosse weather station for christmas and the sensor blew itself up. Thinking it was just that product, i took it back and got another and the exact thing happened again.
     
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    Strange. Ours has been fine for 3 years.
    Sometimes syncing the base with the sensor after a battery change can be fiddly
     
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    I got given this one for Christmas http://m.jaycar.com.au/m_productView.asp?ID=XC0348

    Had it up for about 6 weeks now, seems to work fine. Has solar charger with rechargeable batteries which is good.

    One small issue\annoyance I have with it, is that the LCD panel doesn't display history, I.e. you only get to see rain fall for the last hour not for entire day, for that you need to have it connected to your computer.
     
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    Same one I've got. Temp sensor stopped working after 2 years, rain gauge after 18 months. Bought a new temp sensor which has been going strong for 3 years until November last year when I moved to an apartment and have no space for it :(
     
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    Hi, digging up a bit of an old post, but I hadn’t seen any more recently. We have just moved out to our rural property and are looking to set up a weather station. It gets VERY windy here, so being very sturdy and durable is important, plus I’m keen to see how windy it really gets. Looking to be of sufficient standard to upload to Wundergound potentially. So, what are people using these days?
     
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    Davis are still the most common of the top level non-professional stations. They are expensive though and internet connectivity is not as simple as it probably should be.

    https://www.ryda.com.au/davis-weather.html

    I’ve got a basic Oregon one which I will upgrade in the next few years
     
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    My parents have a Davis one. My family work in the area of IT so navigating any connectivity issues isn’t a problem for them. I like simple.
     
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    No doubt you'll easily sort it out, it's just that rather than just being wifi enabled or similar, I think you need to buy a separate data logger and possibly a module with a SIM card. It's all a bit weird (and expensive) for 2019... I was sort of hoping they'd join the 21st century before I bought one
     
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    I have a Netatmo system at home - indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity sensors, plus I bought their add-on rain gauge a couple of years ago then their anemometer about 6 months ago. The rain gauge is the normal tipping-cup sort (which seems to get issues with spider webs and dust/crap in the air when it hasn’t rained much - like at present, no other problems at all with it though) and the anemometer is some ultrasonic sort of one with no moving parts, rather than the normal spinning cups and directional vane).

    The main unit - which does the indoor temperature and humidity- connects to WiFi and needs power (micro USB - come with a plug pack and cable) and the other units are all AA or AAA batteries, connect via some private 2.4GHz protocol to the main unit, and seem to have at least 30m range through just about any sort of walls or other barriers. The batteries last for ages (9 months to almost 2 years!). I don’t think it works with Wunderground, but it is a good system.

    I used to have a Davis system and it was very well made, but the computer interface was a bit clunky (100% reliable but clunky). I would assume in the decade or so since I bought it they would have advanced a fair way on that front, so I could only agree with the recommendations above that Davis would be a good choice.
     
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    I can see my weather station from my bedroom window....it is a BOM AWS and is located about 150m away in a straight line. Pity it is only at 7m above sea level.
     
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