New Personal Weather Station.

By: mckTXaws , 12:24 AM GMT on December 27, 2009

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I had just added my weather station to the personal weather station community for McKinney TX KTXMCKIN27.

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7. mckTXaws
4:35 AM GMT on December 27, 2009
The Tycon station is also called Zephyr. They make a bunch of great weather stations. The one pictured is a touch screen. The wind, and rain sensors wire to the thermo/hygro. And the station comes with it's own pole. Also certain models have built in data loggers with USB. And in the clock part of the screen their is a pie chart of the memory being used. Yes I have herd of those. I want to mess around with one so bad. No one sells it in my area. I have never experienced touch screen weather stations. But if their anything like the screens on handhelds, than they should be pretty fun.
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6. aquak9
2:11 AM GMT on December 27, 2009
you might want to look at the newest Davis product, the Vantage Vue. Also for folks on a lower budget, TyconPower has a great station.

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We have been running a side-by-side with a Pro 2, and the Tycon, for about six months, and we are very happy to offer the TyconPower as more affordable option to the Davis products.
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5. mckTXaws
1:57 AM GMT on December 27, 2009
I had considered buying a Vantage Pro 2. Also Davis has their Vantage Vue station, which is cheaper. The one thing I don't like about
Davis stations is, you have to spend 165$ extra to get the weather station to connect to a computer. The Zephyr station also pictured is great quality. I have never seen one in real life, But I say anything under 200$ is a great starting point. I started out with a cheap La-crosse station which didn't work. It measured wind speed, temperature, humidity, and rain. But the sensors never communicated with the receiver. My weather station now is an Oregon Scientific WMR100 which is better than my first, It's also a great place to start, for the same price as the Zephyr. At the time I bought my wmr100, the Zephyr was made by a company called Watson and was only avalible overseas. The Zephyr was introduced to the USA markets around this time last year. And already their one of the most popular stations on the market. But yes, I do love both the Zephyr and the Vantage Pro2
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4. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
1:37 AM GMT on December 27, 2009
COOL

my starter was a pro station



see how long this one runs but my next may be



The Model 6163 Davis Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus with Solar radiation and UV sensors consists of a console unit and an innovative integrated sensor suite that includes a rain collector with self-emptying bucket, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure sensors and an anemometer for wind speed and wind direction. The sensor suite is housed inside a radiation shield, protecting the sensors against solar radiation and additional sources of reflected and/or radiated heat.
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3. mckTXaws
1:30 AM GMT on December 27, 2009
Well I'm successfully streaming live data, but I'm glad I found your web site. I favorited it.

It took me a wile to get my weather station registered, (1.5 years). The old computer wasn't compatible with a weather station software program called Source Forge Weather Data Logger. Before I was using an old version of Basic Weather Display, which was the Free Version, 10.37. Didn't want to spend money to get the real version which had the internet streaming, But wunderground was the main reason I wanted something with PC interface. Now I have a new computer and using the software which is allowing me to stream my data live to Wunderground. And I spent all of today setting it up. But finally I succeded. So it is a big thing for me.
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2. aquak9
12:46 AM GMT on December 27, 2009
For any needed info for getting your weather station online, RainmanWeather.com has an excellent area for Wunderground users.

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