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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

April 8, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9074052

I just bought a Davis Vantage Vue. It's been up 3 days now is works great. Just wondering if other have their own station?

Thanks!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 8, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9074250

Only a thermometer ,getting round tuit one day.60,s today 40's tonight,wind 10 nto 15 with gusts to 25.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2012
8:38 PM

Post #9084102

I have one. It's a La Crosse Technologies station. The wind sensor is on the roof, the temp gauge is an the house wall and the rain gauge is out in one of the gardens.
FountainMan
McKinney, TX

July 30, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9224315

I've got a Vantage Pro2 with added solar radiation sensor and leaf/soil station (4 moisture 2 temperature 1 leaf wetness). I've also got my Pro2 communicating with a Vue down the block as an extra temperature/humidity station.

As a backup I have a WMR200.


Note the attached picture shows the 2 vanes pointing in opposite directions LOL.

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FountainMan
McKinney, TX

July 30, 2012
11:14 PM

Post #9224455

Do you have WeatherLink? If so what program do you use? (included or 3rd party like Virtual Weather Station and Weather Display)
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

July 31, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #9225065

I don't have WeatherLink yet. As for software, none yet either but I hear Cumulus is well liked.
FountainMan
McKinney, TX

July 31, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9225141

I use it and love it. It's perfect for the Vue. I use it with my WMR200 while my VP2 runs on Weather Display. Cumulus is good if you have no plans for adding sensors which isn't possible in the Vue but the VP2 and the add ons Weather Display handles it nicely. my WMR200 has a floating pond temperature sensor and 2 temperature and humidity sensors and Cumulus only tracks one. But like I said The Vue doesn't have add on sensors so it should run nicely. WeatherLink logs the data so if the computer is off there are no gaps and Cumulus automatically imports data from the logger.

Also Cumulus allows you to upload to Weather Underground, CWOP, PWS Weather, and WeatherBug.

FountainMan
McKinney, TX

July 31, 2012
2:42 PM

Post #9225142

Always nice to find other Weather Watchers here.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9225510

Join us over on the daily weather. Everyone is welcome. We all love the weather around us.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9282091

We've just bought a lacrosse wireless station( C86234). Any suggestion on installation/placement? The website gives us start up info, but not much about placement. We have trees near the house, so will need to place only the wind sensor on the roof.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9282346

I have my wind gauge on the roof, the water gauge in the open area in a garden bed and the temp/barometer under the roof eave near where my computer and indoor station is. They are all close enough that they can talk to each other.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

September 21, 2012
2:18 PM

Post #9282364

IIRC the wind gauge should be 33' high. I believe this is the recommended height. If all the instruments are separate.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2012
2:51 PM

Post #9282395

Thanks for info. We set them up out front just to make sure they work. They did. Now we just need to figure out where the highest point is on the roof for the wind sensor. Trees are in the way. The temp. Sensor is on the front porch for the time being. It's the only place that won't get baked by the sun. I'll be checking back as we will probably have more questions as newbies. Sandi

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9282525

Do your directions tell you how far away your equipment can be and still communicate?
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2012
7:50 PM

Post #9282648

Yes, 200 feet.
FountainMan
McKinney, TX

October 28, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9317968

Sorry if I'm posting to a month old topic

Here's a guide to siting http://www.srh.noaa.gov/media/epz/mesonet/CWOP-Siting.pdf

I live under an HOA so I had to compromise

Anemometer and pyranometer 25'
rain gauge temperature and humidity 9'

Range depends on models. Cheaper stations like Lacrosse Oregon Scientific Fine Offset and Acu-
Rite have ranges from 100' to 330' line of sight. Higher end stations like Davis and Rainwise have ranges around 1000' line of site but the higher end stations also have repeaters avalible. Good if you happen to own a large plantation. Higher end stations also typically use frequency hopping which means the stations use a wider spectrum of radio to transmitt through reducing the chance of lost sensors.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

October 29, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9319275

My station is getting a workout today! Sandy is almost here. Last gust here was 19 mph and recorded a 22mph gust at 10:30 this morning. It's supposed to gust to 70-80 mph tonight.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2012
10:28 PM

Post #9319769

All those threathened by Sandy, stay safe! Our thoughts are with you,

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