Wednesday, August 31, 2011

APRS weather station?

I have been looking around the web to find an inexpensive aprs capable weather station kit. It seems to me that the only options are the FD-WX1 from Fox Delta and the µWeather from RXComm. The FD-WX1 looks like a nice kit but it's not currently available and the µWeather is not a kit as they only sell the bare PCB without any parts.

Any suggestions?

5 comments:

  1. Have you looked at the Argent Data Wx station gear? You don;t specify your exact requirements so this may not be for you... 73

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  2. Hi Steve!

    Thanks for your suggestion! I will consider the WX station from Argent Data if I can't find a suitable kit.

    72/73! Mads, la1tpa

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  3. Hei Mads,

    I have just ordered the Argent OpenTracker USB in order to monitor indoor and eventually also outdoor temperature at my mountain cabin. I am interested in hearing if you were able to find a solution for the weather station?

    LA3ZA

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  4. Hei Sverre!

    I ended up with the ADS-WX1 from Argent Data and I use it to monitor indoor temperature and humidity. Later I will look into the possibility to connect an external DS18S20 Temperature Sensor to monitor outside temperature as well.

    http://aprs.fi/weather/?call=LA1TPA-4&date_start=2012-03-01+21%3A07%3A54&date_end=2012-03-31+21%3A07%3A54

    Good luck with your project!

    73! Mads

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  5. Hei Mads,

    Takker så mye!

    Thanks for the info, if I have understood right the OpenTracker USB will monitor temperature locally. I also have been thinking about using a DS18S20 chip outside. As far as I can tell from the position info you cannot be so far away from my cabin in Telemark.

    Sverre/LA3ZA

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