My new weather station arrives Wed. July 13/16

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My new weather station arrives Wed. July 13/16

Postby SardisBCwxman » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:58 pm

Can't wait to set it up. :P

https://www.amazon.ca/Technology-WS-151 ... se+weather

Seems to have decent reviews anyone one else familiar with La Crosse?
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Re: My new weather station arrives Wed. July 13/16

Postby rhondle » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:06 pm

Not familiar with La Crosse, how do you like it so far?

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Re: My new weather station arrives Wed. July 13/16

Postby SardisBCwxman » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:45 pm

rhondle wrote:Not familiar with La Crosse, how do you like it so far?
Actually that model I exchanged for another model that seems a little better. So far I'm happy with it, it has lightning detector as well which seemed to work a couple weeks ago when we had instability around the Lowermainland.
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Re: My new weather station arrives Wed. July 13/16

Postby Glacier » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:57 am

Lightning detector, that sounds interesting! Mine only does UV and solar radiation.

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Re: My new weather station arrives Wed. July 13/16

Postby rhondle » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:29 am

From my personal experience, lightning detection is always a bit iffy, especially in the budget price bracket. I've been experimenting with all sorts of lightning detection for 15+ years now, including a variety of home-brew devices.. The unit I had that worked best has long been discontinued but was made by a company called Stormwise, although it only worked with C-G strikes. They probably have much improved options now.

If you're an electronics hobbyist like me, check out the Franklin AMS3935 chip which has got a lot of interest over the last few years. There was a Tindie project that I was going to buy a few years back that packaged the chip nicely on a board with antenna and discrete components, but I never got around to it. Maybe there's an improved version now?

I'd be curious to hear from others who are interested in home-brew projects like this =)


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