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Mark Bayley

Buying a weather station

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I all ready have a weather clock witch tells me the temp humidity and pressure. I am now looking at something a lot better. I am finding if difficult to choose but i thought this one was quite good. Whats all your opinions on it. If you can find a beater one than please post it :rolleyes:

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Evening Mark

Thats the one which im using , and touch wood so far after a year its still working , However { apart from my rain gauge which has packed up , dont know why {will have to dismantle it and have a look at the weekend} Im running mine on Mains , you can also run this set up on batteries , which i did at first , then found the batteries had to be changed quite often

Nigel

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So would you recomend it and how often did you have to change the bateries becouse i don't want wires running all over the garden. Don't mine having the indoor bit conected to the mains though

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MY WEATHER STATION LINK

It looks good but here is mine above its very easy to set up i got it last december and its been fine too and is easy to use.

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Mark

I think ive changed the batteries about 3 times cant remember for sure ,

nigel

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Once every four months not bad for changing the bateries if it was every month then it would anoyme. What is all the data like when you upload it to your computer. Is it easy to use

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You only need to change the battery in mine every year

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I would use the rechargble battires though. I would use the ones you buy in the shop for heavy duty. I got them and they have lasted a year

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The one you linked to will be good Mark, and as good as quite expensive ones if you manage to shield the temperature sensor from direct sunshine and get some breeze past it. The only thing that can't compare to more expensive stations is the wind gauge which, at best, will only give you an approximate speed because it samples far less frequently than something like a Vantage Pro.

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Thanks OON. I have asked my mum and dad about it. We are getting a shed so the wind gauge can go on top of it. The raifall will go near the shed as well and so will the senser so i will be able to link them all to the mains power suply. I also like the touch screen on it as well.

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Ah stop boasting OON about your Vanatge Pro :):)

I love mine too and I have to agree with you, the 2.5 secs wind updates and average wind gusts are great and in a storm is brilliant for live updates.

They are a lot more expensive compared to other stations though.

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Mark. Just got one of those too. Simple to set up. Transmitter gives good coverage but secure it to a north facing wall as for the reason that OON pointed out. Works great with weather display software. Sample rates are good enough for a good idea as to what's going on. £700 v £180 Obviously you get what you pay for..

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whats the best weather station to buy, thats less then £150 and very gud at measuring wind speed?

I brought one last year that couldnt measure wind speeds more then 45 mph :)

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whats the best weather station to buy, thats less then £150 and very gud at measuring wind speed?

I brought one last year that couldnt measure wind speeds more then 45 mph :)

I know what you mean with the strong winds in the western isles try mine its less than £150 also it can measure up to 111mph and it also made it through a winter out here a

so here is a link

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111mph?

I emailed them the other day and they said 138mph!

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well 138mph thats better though

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# Wind speed and wind direction Measure units : km/h, m/s, knots, mph or Beaufort

# Range : from 0 to 180 km/h (or from 1 to 49.9 m/s)

# Wind direction displayed on a 360° compass

# Recording of Min / Max with time and date of recordings

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thanks mate. I will decide this week which out of these 2 I will buy

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ws2300 has PC connection.

I think its a case of sitting and reading the specs cookie. As long as it does what you want it to do for the money you are willing to pay. Would like a Davis but for me, that's something for the future.. :)

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ws2300 has PC connection.

I think its a case of sitting and reading the specs cookie. As long as it does what you want it to do for the money you are willing to pay. Would like a Davis but for me, that's something for the future.. :)

my dad is going to look at with me.

whats a davis?

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Is this where you baught your on from pottyprof

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I use a WS 2300 and have had no problems with it so far.

I got it from UKweathershop at it was on offer there.

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