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by AllyCat
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Fine Offset parts source?
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Fine Offset parts source?

Hi, I normally just search ebay.co.uk, amazon or google but wasn't very successful this time. However "simply bearings" rang a bell, so try this . I've never used them but they seem to have free postage (but +VAT). Somebody did recently suggest that you should wash out the grease and repla...
by AllyCat
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Fine Offset parts source?
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Fine Offset parts source?

Hi, They seem to be available for £15.50 + £3 shipping here . That seems ridiculously high as it's more than the price of their Wind Vane and Rain sensors. :shock: Waters and Stanton (£10.95 + shipping) appear to be out of stock, but a search for "Ambient", or similar keywords. might find ...
by AllyCat
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson W-8681-Solar
Replies: 20
Views: 4616

Re: Watson W-8681-Solar

Hi, Welcome to the forum. AFAIK the 8681-Solar Pod is identical to the WH-308x family, so did you look at the long thread I linked at the top of this page? Unfortunately the photos are no longer attached, but it became apparent that there were several different faults with the original Pods. My firs...
by AllyCat
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: 1% relative humidity outside - I don't think so!
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: 1% relative humidity outside - I don't think so!

Hi, I thought that Davis use one of the "Legacy" (analogue) Sensirion SHT... Humidity sensors. They're more expensive, difficult to obtain and very small SMD devices, so difficult to fit. Take a look at this thread and perhaps look for posts from Belfyboy on the forum. Cheers, Alan.
by AllyCat
Sun May 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather Station features
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Weather Station features

Hi,

See the Weatherduino project and in particular the Weatherduino Pro2Plus receiver. Not an off-the-shelf system, but becoming more mature with some of the circuit boards now fully assembled as an option.

Cheers, Alan.
by AllyCat
Sun May 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Ambient Weather 2080 - Console Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Ambient Weather 2080 - Console Problems

Hi, Yes, the 1080/81 stations are still available, for example also here and from Clas Ohlson, etc.. Perhaps slightly different to Maplin's because of 868 MHz radio frequency (cf 434 MHz) and a Radio Controlled Clock, etc. But the great advantage of Maplin was that they sold each of the outdoor sens...
by AllyCat
Mon May 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which weather station to buy??
Replies: 12
Views: 2428

Re: Which weather station to buy??

Hi, my old Maplin N96FY (a Fine Offset, rebranded), which Maplin were often selling half price (£50, $70) has been going strong for 8-9 years now. Ah yes, that was probably the "old" version where the "wireless protocol" was far better engineered than later versions (but almost i...
by AllyCat
Mon May 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Ambient Weather 2080 - Console Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Ambient Weather 2080 - Console Problems

Hi, you can order the console from misolie in china here: Be careful to check the specification of exactly what you order. The stations may use 434, 868 or 915 MHz radio frequency. The link appears to be for a full station (at 434 MHz), but note that although it says "Solar Sensors", it is...
by AllyCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: wh1080 clas olhson
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: wh1080 clas olhson

Hi, am I right in thinking that to get the 'green light' console working I need a 'Watson 8681-HHT Pass 14' transmitter?. AFAIK no, not if the Green Light Console has a "grey" surround. That appears to be the old "Pass 7" protocol, but your photo shows a "Pass 14" trans...
by AllyCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: wh1080 clas olhson
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: wh1080 clas olhson

Hi, Yes, Clas Ohlson appear to have been one of the last suppliers to change to the "new" wireless protocol, I think at the same time as the blue backlight was introduced. Note that although it is quite "easy" to receive and decode the "new" OOK protocol (e.g. with a Ra...
by AllyCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Raspberry PI link to weather station using the supplied transmitter?
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Raspberry PI link to weather station using the supplied transmitter?

Hi,

Ah yes, I thought I'd answered that question.

One of the hazards of an OP asking the same question in more than one thread. ;)

Cheers, Alan.
by AllyCat
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Wind Speed Abnormality
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Wind Speed Abnormality

Hi Andy, Yes your diagnosis sounds very probably correct, but a few easy things you can try first: Windspeeds are generally lower at night so the new anemometer might just be "stiff". Is it definitely rotating at night when no wind is recorded? I presume the slightly elevated zero line on ...
by AllyCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Raspberry PI and Maplin N96GY stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Raspberry PI and Maplin N96GY stopped working

Hi, ....has anyone managed to receive the signal directly from the weather station onto a Raspberry PI so as to by pass the receiver/display? Yes, do a search on this forum and elsewhere for Kevin Sangeelee, for example here . The "Maplin" station is a WH1081 in one of its numerous "f...
by AllyCat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Web site - General
Topic: MAplin W1081 Fail need advice on replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: MAplin W1081 Fail need advice on replacement

Hi, AFAIK the WH-1081 is still being manufactured and is available with various "badge" names. The most obvious is the very similar WH-1080 from Clas Ohlson which adds a Radio Controlled Clock [EDIT: might have been removed], 868MHz radio link and a blue backlight, but all of those feature...
by AllyCat
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Intermittent wind speed in Fine Offset WH1080
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Intermittent wind speed in Fine Offset WH1080

Hi, Yes, anemometer (speed) on the two middle pins (or Rain on the other connector) and Direction (vane) on the two "Outer" pins (of 4 in RJ11). Polarity not critical (the sensor circuit is effectively symmetrical). Contacts 1 and 6 (of RJ12, if used) are not connected. Interestingly, the ...

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