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by henkg
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: My new WH-3080. First impressions.
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

My new WH-3080. First impressions.

I moved recently and lost the sensors of my WH-1080 (which worked fine for three years). Order new sensors or purchase a new WS? I decided to purchase a WH-3080 (Dutch version: Alecto WS-5000 ECO, 868 MHz) To start with: it works. Signal reception however was a problem, because the distance between ...
by henkg
Thu May 15, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Raspberry PI
Replies: 17
Views: 6643

Re: Raspberry PI

Raspberry PI with PYWWS: Some info about installing PYWWS: http://www.weather.dragontail.co.uk/index.php?page=station_setup Or, a much easier way, get the prebuilt image: http://www.weather.dragontail.co.uk/index.php?page=rasp_image To be clear: Jim Easterbrook created PYWWS (http://jim-easterbrook....
by henkg
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running CUMULUS from a remote site via the internet....
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

Re: Running CUMULUS from a remote site via the internet....

In your signature I do not see a link to your cumulus webdata, so maybe you are not aware of the possibility to publish live data to the web. Is remote control really necessary? Not if publishing to a website is enabled, and this data is sufficient for monitoring: http://wiki.sandaysoft.com/index.ph...
by henkg
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Another DIY radiation shield (FARS of better: SFARS)
Replies: 22
Views: 11452

Re: Another DIY radiation shield (FARS of better: SFARS)

This winter I did not remove the aspirated part, and the solar fan still works. However, the fan is only running when the sun is shining. By design because there is no buffering of energy. Recently I found this post about a solar module of an Ikea product: http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-IKEA-S...
by henkg
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: WH1081 Battery Change
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: WH1081 Battery Change

Skyline wrote:Its battery change time again
Skyline

My WH1080 console batteries last for two and a half years now. PC is on 12h or more, every day. Would it be wise to change them soon, as a precaution measure?
And, should the PC be on 24h, will they last almost forever?
by henkg
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: cold weather wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 2019

Re: cold weather wiring

At lower temperatures, the resistance of the (copper) cables should be less, so that may not be the fundamental issue.. Resistance will be less, but the voltage may drop. A long and too thin DC cable will also cause a voltage drop. (Although 9 feet is quite short) Just my guess, based on my common ...
by henkg
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Publish data without having my PC switched on...
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Publish data without having my PC switched on...

Yesterday I installed PYWWS on my RPI. I did some reading before, but being a Linux novice, the complicated install scared me. Recently I found a prebuilt image: http://www.weather.dragontail.co.uk/index.php?page=rasp_image In less than 1 hour (starting from downloading the image) I got the basics w...
by henkg
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: PVC Pipe Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield FARS
Replies: 13
Views: 12419

Re: PVC Pipe Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield FARS

the China Solar Fans .. / .. They are too small to fit inside the 3" coupler without major modification so I will not use them. Too small? A different model? The one I own: Solar Panel Size: 42x30mm | Fan diameter: 73mm | Blade diameter: 6 cm (http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&...
by henkg
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: 2nd anniversary of my WH-1080
Replies: 1
Views: 443

2nd anniversary of my WH-1080

A few days ago: 2nd anniversary of my WH-1080.
And still not one problem. (Dutch version of WH-1080: Alecto WS-4000, on 868 MHz)
Image
by henkg
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Another DIY radiation shield (FARS of better: SFARS)
Replies: 22
Views: 11452

Re: Another DIY radiation shield (FARS of better: SFARS)

The cable between fan and panel is very short, and thin. You have to cut it, and extend it by soldering some extra cable to it.
(After cutting the wire, the fan can be shifted off from the clip).
by henkg
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Another DIY radiation shield (FARS of better: SFARS)
Replies: 22
Views: 11452

Re: Another DIY radiation shield (FARS of better: SFARS)

Today the sun was shining. The solar aspirated elbow of my DIY radiation shield is now kept indoors to protect the parts from humidity, until March the sun will not shine on the shield. (I replaced the active elbow with a passive one) So it was easy do perform an indoor test. I wondered how fast the...
by henkg
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do you like Cumulus? Use it? Have you seen the...
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Do you like Cumulus? Use it? Have you seen the...

Donate on 13-02-2013. Nice idea.
However, I know myself, I will probably forget. So I donated today ...
by henkg
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Twin Consoles
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Twin Consoles

Allycat/Alan: Thanks for the explanation.
by henkg
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Twin Consoles
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Twin Consoles

I am interested in the answer too, for another reason:
If my neighbor (less than 20 meters away) buys a FO that transmits on the same frequency (NL: 868 MHz), will it interfere with mine, or is there something like a range of "channels" within that frequency?
by henkg
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Raspberry Pi mini computer £21
Replies: 69
Views: 20092

Re: Raspberry Pi mini computer £21

Interesting topic. I just ordered one (the type B version 2.0 512 MB version). Before that, I did a lot of reading. Information that was useful for me: - This topic. - The Raspberry quick start guide: http://www.raspberrypi.org/quick-start-guide - So you got one, now what?: http://www.engadget.com/2...

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