On Friday 27 November 2009 12:46:15 you wrote:
> > Does anyone have experience of a weather station
> > sending back information over the internet,
> > preferably by WiFi but possible by USB connection
> > to a remote computer?
> There are a number of ways to do this, but wifi is out I'm afraid unless
> you have a dedicated linux box (this can be embedded).
Thanks very much for your response.
I do actually have a Linux (CentOS) server at the remote site
which is currently running all the time
(with a not terribly good Linksys WVC54GCA camera attached).
But the ADSL modem there has WiFi connections
so it would be better, probably, to link directly that way,
if that were possible,
> THe easiest way is probably to go for a Davis weather station, and there
> is an article here that details using a Vantage pro:
>>http://www.joejaworski.com/weather/>> Other than that, the Davis site is here:
>>http://www.davisnet.com/weather/products/index.asp>> If you like soldering, and a bit of tweaking, you could try one of the
> weather stations here:
This looks nice, but I'm not sure if I understand the jargon ...
> If you want precision, go for the Vaisala station, otherwise the Oregon
> Scientific stuff is not bad.
Most of the sites I googled at were using Oregon Scientific devices,
though I see your joejaworski site above says they are "crap".
Someone mentioned that Davis devices "cost a fortune".
Amazon are selling an Oregon Scientific WMR968 for about $200 -
which is the model a lot of sites mention -
though I don't know if they would send it across the Atlantic.
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