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Offline Antonio (stormboy)

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MY NEW WEATHER STATION
« on: 31 March 2009, 12:34:23 PM »
this is my new weather station it has many many features and pocket size :)

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Re: MY NEW WEATHER STATION
« Reply #1 on: 31 March 2009, 12:38:45 PM »
even better than my other one i mean way better u know what i mean???

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Re: MY NEW WEATHER STATION
« Reply #2 on: 31 March 2009, 03:30:07 PM »
Don't see the figures for rainfall since 9am or wind speeds? Seems not to be a weather station at all. If it was you would get current wind/rainfall and barometric pressure information. Would love to see a weather station that measures the above fit in a pocket.

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Re: MY NEW WEATHER STATION
« Reply #3 on: 31 March 2009, 05:08:14 PM »
they both read pressure trends as for rainfall you gotta go real pro

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Re: MY NEW WEATHER STATION
« Reply #4 on: 14 April 2009, 06:59:07 PM »
Those things are never accurate anyway. The BoM uses the old style thermometers and wet/dry bulbs because they're more reliable and give more realistic readings. As Richary said, if it fits in a pocket, it's not a weather station per se. Where are the temperature sensors??

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Re: MY NEW WEATHER STATION
« Reply #5 on: 15 April 2009, 01:57:38 AM »
Well,

You pay for what you want. The more you pay the higher the quality. I guess I would be a little more positive in suggesting it is a handy portable weather instrument/station. It just does not measure as many variables as some of the higher quality ones but for a starter I am pretty sure it is ok.

My suggestion is to test its limitations and accuracy with the very expensively acquired Bureau instrumentation in your local region over a period of at least a few weeks and over different times of the year. Just a little hobby to keep you occupied.

Good on you for getting something to check out weather stats. All I have is a rain gauge:)

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Re: MY NEW WEATHER STATION
« Reply #6 on: 25 April 2009, 05:33:24 AM »
Well I know for one thing, my home digital thermometer always varies by a few degrees by the airport readings. Perhaps it's because I'm 10km from the station, or maybe it's because I placed my sensor outside my window which faces south and is partly subject to the morning and arvo sun in summer? Who knows.