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04-10-2019, 09:28   #1
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Weather station kit - expert opinion needed

I'm looking to get a home weather station kit to put on my chimney on a 1.5m pole. I have network gear in the attic with a POE switch so can do POE if that's available. My budget is €200-300. I'd prefer to buy on Amazon but can do anywhere online really for a good deal. I have a Netatmo thermostat and see they do a weather station but have no idea if it's any good.
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04-10-2019, 11:55   #2
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personally I wouldn't attach anything to my chimney, certainly not a met station. It will get covered in soot from the fire and, even if you never light a fire, your readings will likely be affected by the updraught from the chimney
I don't have any recommendations for specific devices but if you can find one the will do POE, then that is much preferable to one that runs off batteries or is wireless



https://www.weathershack.com/static/...on-set-up.html
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Not a good idea. First putting it at any height other than 2m or 10m will make it hard to compare the data with anywhere else

Then the chimney will affect all the measurements, temp and wind will be useless when chimney is in use.

Too close to a building, will affect temp

If anything goes wrong it will be a pain in the ass to check and fix
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Ok, thanks. I might just put it on the back of the house at the back of a lean-to just above gutter level. Can anyone suggest a decent kit
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The Davis PRO 2 is totally separable . Ive my Anemometer on a 10m pole, rain bucket on the ground and the temperature sensor in a screen.
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10-11-2019, 17:20   #7
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I finally bit the bullet and ordered this on Amazon.de today. It's currently £129 on the UK site but only €99 on .de with 13.65 shipping

Waldbeck Halley Profi-Wetterstation - 6-in-1, 6 Messungen auf einen Blick, In- und Outdoor-Station, Wetterwarnungen, Live-Wetterdaten, punktgenaue Angaben, WiFi, App-kompatibel, schwarz https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07JN73RKW/..._aAeYDbB45SVC0
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I finally bit the bullet and ordered this on Amazon.de today. It's currently £129 on the UK site but only €99 on .de with 13.65 shipping

Waldbeck Halley Profi-Wetterstation - 6-in-1, 6 Messungen auf einen Blick, In- und Outdoor-Station, Wetterwarnungen, Live-Wetterdaten, punktgenaue Angaben, WiFi, App-kompatibel, schwarz https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07JN73RKW/..._aAeYDbB45SVC0
Good luck with it!
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Good luck with it!
Thanks, looking forward to getting it set up. Been reading up on it. It's a rebranded Fine Offset wh2650. It connects straight to 3 different online weather sites and there's an app you can use to connect to see the data.

http://www.foshk.com/Wifi_Weather_Station/WH2650.html

There's also a big community working on it and other weather stations. I can run an interceptor software that mimics the app and polls the weather station for the data that I can add to WeeWX to create my own database and website.

https://github.com/matthewwall/weewx.../master/readme
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Have been spurred on by high horse I pressed the button on a bresser 5 in 1 from Amazon UK for £69 with free postage to Ireland.

Worked out at €80.
Been looking at them the last 12 months and this is the best price I've seen.

How far from an obstruction should I set it up? How accurate are they at a distance?
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Have been spurred on by high horse I pressed the button on a bresser 5 in 1 from Amazon UK for £69 with free postage to Ireland.

Worked out at €80.
Been looking at them the last 12 months and this is the best price I've seen.

How far from an obstruction should I set it up? How accurate are they at a distance?
I looked at that bresser, bought it and cancelled it before it was dispatched. The issue for me is there is no way to get the weather data off the device and it doesn't update to any sites, just a wireless link back to a monitoring screen.
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I looked at that bresser, bought it and cancelled it before it was dispatched. The issue for me is there is no way to get the weather data off the device and it doesn't update to any sites, just a wireless link back to a monitoring screen.
Not a big issue for me as far as I know
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Not a big issue for me as far as I know
Cool.

I thinking of putting mine on a 6m pole on the back wall of the garden with a t and k bracket
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Cool.

I thinking of putting mine on a 6m pole on the back wall of the garden with a t and k bracket
I've a 40 foot hedge so may put it out in the field.
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