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  • Location: North Turton
  • Location: North Turton

    Hello,

    are there any amateur weather stations on the market (Europe/UK) which connect directly to the internet via wifi on base station to router, rather than base station to PC to router?

    Many years ago I had two Oregon Scientific weather stations where the base stations connected to the PC (serial and USB ports) to connect to the internet. I want to by pass this hurdle.

    It would be ideal if the weather station had extras like UV etc.

    thanks

    BrianR    

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  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snow
  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire

    I have this station: Watson W8686. Includes solar and UV sensors and wifi connectivity for uploading to weather underground ect. Very good weather station for the price £189.95 from here: 

     

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  • Location: North Turton
  • Location: North Turton

    Thanks for the link.  Interesting.  I was looking at the ambient weather ws2000 and this Watson looks almost identical (except for different colour Base unit).

    Any thoughts? A UK rebrand? Or coincidence?

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  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snow
  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire

    Yes it is the same, the Watson is the UK branded version. It is a clone of Ecowitt.

    Think Weatherspares sell additional sensors that work with it too such as lightning detector, soil sensor ect. I have the lightning sensor connected to the Watson base unit.

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
    On 05/09/2021 at 20:20, Morning Rain said:

    Yes it is the same, the Watson is the UK branded version. It is a clone of Ecowitt.

    Think Weatherspares sell additional sensors that work with it too such as lightning detector, soil sensor ect. I have the lightning sensor connected to the Watson base unit.

    In looking at the spec, is it me.... ( Dew Points readings don't come with this WS ) ???

     

     

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  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snow
  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
    11 hours ago, Dancerwithwings said:

    In looking at the spec, is it me.... ( Dew Points readings don't come with this WS ) ???

     

     

    Hi, i can confirm the station does give dew point readings including humidity and feels like readings.

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  • Location: North Turton
  • Location: North Turton

    To what weather sites can this watson device send data to? Until my oregons packed in a few years ago i was posting to wonderground and awekas.

    And btw thanks for the info on this device, and spares. 

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  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snow
  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire

    It can send data to WU, Weathercloud and WOW

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  • Location: North Turton
  • Location: North Turton

    Ordered a station from nevada and a separate pm25. Quick to arrive, quick to set up and already atop  my old pole attached to the garage.  Just need to configure wifi and wunderground and sit back 🙂

    Now where is that damn rain!

    BTW I had a spare and still new  crud basket from my old oregon rain bucket as the watson doesn't come with one. Advisable to keep out leaves etc (part of an old sieve would suffice )

    Thanks for all your help.

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  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snow
  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire

    Enjoy, it is an excellent station for the price 🙂

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)

    The link/model you’ve shown earlier in this thread doesn’t show/state *dew points* but the Pro model does, that model is still very good value though 👍

    WWW.NEVADARADIO.CO.UK

     

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  • Location: North Turton
  • Location: North Turton

    Does the ecowitt lightning detector work with watson? Nothing relating to one in compatible sensors. However it does use dew point exceeding 70f for lightning icon to appear.(page 76)

     

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  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snow
  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire

    Yes the ecowitt lightning sensor works with Watson ws8686, i have one transmitting to the console 🙂

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  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snow
  • Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
    13 hours ago, Dancerwithwings said:

    The link/model you’ve shown earlier in this thread doesn’t show/state *dew points* but the Pro model does, that model is still very good value though 👍

    WWW.NEVADARADIO.CO.UK

     

    That model is older than the ws8686. The ws8686 definitely does dew point 🙂

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
    8 hours ago, Morning Rain said:

    That model is older than the ws8686. The ws8686 definitely does dew point 🙂

    Thanks for letting me know that 👍

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
    On 10/09/2021 at 08:03, Morning Rain said:

    That model is older than the ws8686. The ws8686 definitely does dew point 🙂

    Well it’s landed 🥳

    Weather isn’t to good today for setting it up, so I’ll leave it to the weekend....then again I could get itchy fingers and it could be done as soon as tomorrow.

    Can anyone give me a little guidance on where to obtain a pole 👍

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  • Location: North Turton
  • Location: North Turton

    I had mine talking to wunderground without issue, little WU symbol appears on screen to show it's connected . Results arrived at wunderground.  I connected it to met office wow and ecowitt.  Now it's stopped sending data to wunderground and the WU support haven't answered my query. 😞

    I originally had ambient ws2000 selected as the station type as ecowitt doesn't appear.

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
    11 minutes ago, BrianR said:

    Mines on a dog leg TV pole attached to the garage with a mounting plate

    Thanks Brian,

    Seen em,  Tool Station/Screw Fix 👍

    keep us updated with your data issues 🤔

    Hope mine looks as good as yours does on ya profile photo 🤗

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  • Location: North Turton
  • Location: North Turton

    The watson sits on top of the post, make sure the bolts are tight. The other (lower) anemometer is a spare from my old oregon. I now use it solely as a weather vane that I can see from the house.

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