My station here in Edelweiss consists
Davis Vantage Vue
which is a less
expensive instrument that the Vantage Pro II. The instrument is mounted 6 feet above the centerline of
the peak of the roof of my home. It is less then an ideal
location due to the many
pine trees surrounding but it is the largest open area on my lot and is the
best I can do. The close proximity of the trees could affect the wind speed/direction
slightly but otherwise, it is well located.
The software for moving the weather data to
the Internet locations is
Cumulus, a freeware or donationware project. The software
included with the data-logger did not meet my needs and Cumulus was
my first try of a less expensive option. I don't know if I
will stay with it, but for now, it does work well, though I've had 2
crashes in 4 days.
The station communicates via wireless
spread-spectrum at 933 Mhz to
the indoor console. The console connects to my Windows7
desktop computer via a USB datalogger. USB and windows are problematic and may at
times fail to send the data. The console's
capable of storing about 2 weeks of data before data loss if there
are computer problems. It is not likely that a data loss would occur but
certainly if you notice stale or static data being sent or if no
data is sent for more than 10 minutes, then there is an issue.
I'd appreciate an Email, letting me know that the
"Weather Station is Not Reporting!!!".