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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I've had a basic cheap weather station for a few years , but was thinking on getting something a bit better .. with wind speed and direction, rainfall, humidity, temp and pressure.. I would also want to log the data on a PC..

    I've looked at dozens and have almost decided on this one..

    http://www.skyview.co.uk/acatalog/DAV_6250UK.html

    anyone have one could offer advice on this or other makes/models ?
     
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    That looks like a nice gadget.:thumb: I like weather stations. We have this one in the van, stare at it loads:BigGrin:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I had one in the RV.. bought it from Lidl in 2006 .. about £20 .. When we moved into the house it came with us .. but sadly it packed up a couple of weeks ago.. and I miss it.. so a great excuse to buy something a bit better .. :Smile:
     
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    Wow Jim that looks the business, so we will know where to come for the forecast when heading for East Anglia.:Wink:
     
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    Cant you just look out of the window. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    This is mine :Smile:

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    Or send the wife out........."Hey love, next doors dog is digging your garden up again".......

    If she comes in wet, well hey, its raining. :BigGrin:
     
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    I've been running a weatherstation here now since 2001: Search for a weather station online and the choices are endless, and when it comes to spending your money, the more you spend the better the quality - and reliability. I am now on my second station as such, both have been manufactured by Davis Instruments who are widely recognised as the market leaders in the technology. Many come with the facility to download to your computer, and the one I currently use, a Davis VP2 (Vantage Pro2) if used with a "datalogger" continually streams weather conditions every minute to the web but by-passes the computer in doing so, and you don't have to have your own website to display it online. There are a huge number of variables depending on what you want it for, and how 'serious' your interest in the weather is.
    However, I am able to recommend a company called Prodata. They have a superb website on weather station technology, and supply various stations to order with Davis providing most of them. Behind the scenes is a guy called John Dann, and believe me, he provides a wealth of knowledge, experience and back-up if and when little glitches or problems arise. (I once had a problem with my anemometer: he sent me a brand new one to test the system without having to commit to buy one if the fault was elsewhere) Highly recommended! Any queries - just ask.

    http://www.weatherstations.co.uk/
     
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    Country file is pretty good for the weeks forecast then BBC weather for our daily summery. Other than that have a look at the sky. Works for me. Today is dry with sunny periods light winds and the ground is water logged.:helptitanic: What more do we need to know.:Wink: Nearly forgot...for all those holidaying in Spain...it is pi$$ing down.:Smile::rain:
     
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    Thank you very much.. will have a look at the Prodata website :thumb:
     
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    Jim,

    I have had the sky view for a couple of years now, its been totally reliable in that time although I never use it to its full potential.

    The main reason I purchased this one is the range. I have the out side bit mounted some way off on top of a barn.

    Hope this helps.

    Pat.
     
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    This is mine

    Good value as far as I'm concerned, set up in M/H Solar Powered all good
    Good Luck with your weather :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
    Bob
     
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    You are all mugs !!

    All these devices tell you what you can see out of the window !! Maybe !!

    Deal with it !!:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    The deluxe version allows you to stick your hand out of the window :Smile:
     
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    Can't find any clips on youTube so the script will have to suffice;

    VYVYAN: [looking at window] Five past eleven and it's still raining. I wonder how hard it is?
    RICK: I think it's probably not very hard seeing how it's only made of water!

    [VYVYAN snatches the comic, rips it in half, and throws it in RICKS lap]
    VYVYAN: I'm going to find out anyway.
    [VYVYAN walks over to the window and opens the pane. He sticks his glass of tea out the window, holds it out for a few seconds, and pulls it back in. The glass is covered in phlegm]
    VYVYAN: It's only spitting!

    later...

    [NEIL enters carrying two kittens. He places them down as he pulls more kittens from his pockets]
    NEIL: I've never seen rain like this.

    From: The Young Ones - Flood

    Written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, and Lise Mayer
    Additional material by Alexei Sayle
    BBC, 1984

    They don't write 'em like that any more.
     
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    Nice kit, I have the Plus version. Part of my duties in my last job was to record and submit weather reports hourly to the Met office and when I left work, I missed the kit, so bought my own. Its pretty comprehensive, but you can get good weather stations for a lot less. My first one was an Oregon Scientific WMR928NX which I bought about 5 years ago, still going strong alongside my Vantage kit.

    Allan
     
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