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There are weather stations online on which you can run software and your stations readings appear on the net - I haven't really got the grasp of this so can anyone tell me how you do this, and what potentially fairly economic weather stations will allow me to link them to the internet?

I do have a weather station at the moment but I'm having to take manual records and it's tiring so I'm looking for one I can link to the internet and which obviously automatically keep records

thanks in advance!

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There are weather stations online on which you can run software and your stations readings appear on the net - I haven't really got the grasp of this so can anyone tell me how you do this, and what potentially fairly economic weather stations will allow me to link them to the internet?

I do have a weather station at the moment but I'm having to take manual records and it's tiring so I'm looking for one I can link to the internet and which obviously automatically keep records

thanks in advance!

Hi Stephen

I have an Oregon AWS, (WSR928NX) which connects to a serial port on my PC, the more updated versions now connect via the USB port. You will also need a piece of software that stores and displays the data from the AWS. It will also have to be capable of uploading data to a web-site via an FTP connection. (File Transfer Protocol)

I use Weather Display, it does all the work for you, though there are many other packages out there that will do a similar job.

You will also need to get your self a Web Host which supports FTP uploads, I use 50 Webs.com, http://50webs.com/index.html who offer a free service. There are many other free Web Hosing sites, you just need to find the right one that suites your needs.

You can view my weather station from my web-site, the link is in my signature.

Hope that helps

Paul

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It's not the cheapest but Davis gives a lot of felxibility. My website (www.lortonweather.co.uk) is updated every 5 mins by the weatherlink software. The site is based on my own template but Davis auto re-writes elements of the code which has been tagged.

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Thanks guys I'll take these point into consideration, obviously a 'virtual weather station' is brilliant as it can store records and that's mainly what it is for!

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Is there a wireless version? 

I don't know where to start, all I know is 'this' is something that I have started to get interested in and I'd like a weather station that can link up to my PC (wireless) but I find everything so confusing. I'd have thought it would have been simple to buy a device that transmits the conditions straight to a receiver that is plugged into your PC? 

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Is there a wireless version? 

I don't know where to start, all I know is 'this' is something that I have started to get interested in and I'd like a weather station that can link up to my PC (wireless) but I find everything so confusing. I'd have thought it would have been simple to buy a device that transmits the conditions straight to a receiver that is plugged into your PC? 

Hi Soreen,

See my post in this thread, the Oregon model I own is wireless and does all the above you mention. You will need some kind of software for your computer, so the data can be stored and displayed, this is often supplied free with the hardware.

Paul

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I just set this up today and am quite happy with it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pro-Wireless-Weather-Station-interface/dp/B002LSEN52/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260039649&sr=8-3

It's not as advanced as the Oregon one but it's enough to keep me busy and happy for the winter.

I have the sensors mounted at the end of my back garden and it wirelessly transmits to the base in my house which I can connect to my laptop with a USB port and it comes with its own software for tracking.

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