Quality home station with cam - advice please!

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Quality home station with cam - advice please!

Post by ByronBased » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:52 pm

Hi guys, newb here. Looking for a good home station and from reading previous posts probably favouring a Davis. Is there a model that I can link to weather underground type sites and that I can add a cam to. I’d like to stream the actual weather images from my place as well as the conditions.

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Re: Quality home station with cam - advice please!

Post by hillybilly » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:12 am

Byron,

If you can afford it I'd go for a Davis Vantage Pro2 or Davis Vantage Vue. They make the best consumer instruments. I've got one of the Pro2 which has proven very reliable.

The only downside is they are a bit harder to get onto the web. You could also look at the wunderground recommendations – see https://www.wunderground.com/weathersta ... gguide.asp

The "best" way to get the Davis online is through Meteobridge (google it). It is a bit fiddly, but not too difficult.

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Re: Quality home station with cam - advice please!

Post by ByronBased » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:15 pm

Great, thanks hilly. I’m looking at your suggestions. Is the Pro MUCH better than the Vue? There is a big price difference. Have you set up a camera through th Meteobridge?

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