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11506Re: [snowkiteidaho] Re: [BSA] New Weather station

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  • Jason Brickner
    May 4, 2013
      I'm good for $20-$50 too.

      Regards,
      -Jason Brickner
      Olympus Controls
      (208)-475-4670

      Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors. Sent from my phone.

      On May 4, 2013, at 12:43 PM, "Jim Tighe" <jim@...> wrote:

      > "i also will do $20-50. i consider this cheap fun. lets get a good product
      > that lasts n lets Chris L be on the water more."
      >
      >
      > On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...>wrote:
      >
      >> I'm in for $20 but will do $50 to make it happen. And of course still help
      >> out as needed.
      >>
      >> Also. I put a call (left message) into ACE Thursday about a clean up
      >> party and sign relocation. Target may 19 fund collection day???
      >>
      >> Will and I are paragliding in SLC. Will is going to get the thrill of a
      >> lifetime going tandem with a great pilot. Forecast is go High and go far.
      >> Yesterday I flew to 10,000ft froze ass off, then ran for 13 miles cross
      >> country. Here we go again.[image: image.jpeg]thats the hill we flew
      >> yesterday and again about an hour.
      >>
      >> Eddy
      >>
      >>
      >> On May 4, 2013, at 11:01 AM, RUSTY HILL <rustyshill@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> So after dissecting the weather station's anemometer today looking for a
      >> model number I discovered that replacement parts are not sold for our
      >> trusty but currently broken weather station. (one of the anemometer scoops
      >> have been broken off due to weathering and possibly a bird landing on it…
      >> who knows) I've spent several hours searching for the best solution. Here
      >> are my findings:
      >>
      >> Most ideal (but most costly) situation would be to invest in a completely
      >> wireless kit that includes new wireless sensors (wind direction, wind
      >> speed, temp, barometric pressure and humidity) as well as a server that
      >> uploads all the information IN REAL TIME WITHOUT A PC (the main cause of
      >> the frustrations and problems with our current weather station) It would
      >> also allow us to install a weather cam, at a later time, that uploads
      >> snapshots at a given interval. I don't know about you, but actually seeing
      >> your fellow wind-junkies on the water when you're debating wether or not to
      >> get out of bed would be huge in maximizing every epic wind day at LP. Or on
      >> the other hand, it could help avoid a lonely solo session or worse, getting
      >> skunked. Now for the downside… you need a post 1990 internet connection.
      >> i.e. dialup won't hack it. So we'd have to subscribe to a wireless internet
      >> plan like verizon or AT&T as well as purchase a wifi hotspot to make it
      >> work. If any of you have a wireless hotspot from one of those carriers and
      >> would like to donate it or at least let us borrow it to see if the
      >> connection is strong enough to make this plan possible, that would be a
      >> great help. Last year I tried a Clear modem up there without any success.
      >> Another possible solution would be to solicit local businesses like
      >> waterski proshop or Cabela's to sponsor the internet connection and
      >> lovingly name the station after them. (if anyone has connections or strings
      >> they can pull, please speak up) With internet connections aside the
      >> weather station and server would come to - $269. With our surplus from last
      >> year and interest earned in my high yield checking account at %0.0003 we
      >> have about $110 left from last years donations. Which would put us short
      >> about $170 with shipping. If we have the same amount of contributions as
      >> last year it would almost cover the upgrade. If we wanted to go ahead with
      >> this option we'd need everyone to dig a little deeper and help fund a more
      >> reliable wind tracker. Again if we could solve the internet problem this
      >> would be the best for everyone who relies on this station, but especially
      >> those of us like Chris Lee who has been an absolute saint in dedicating
      >> hours and hours to maintaining the station.
      >>
      >> The other option is business as usual… buy new sensors, replacing the
      >> broken and aged equipment and try to keep everything running during the
      >> summer. Cost for new sensors would be around $115. Which is just about what
      >> we have left over from last year.
      >>
      >> I realize I put a little more work into "selling" the first idea, but in
      >> reality I think it would be a much better long term solution. The main
      >> hurdle is the internet connection as DSL nor cable is not available. I
      >> mostly wanted to get some feedback and see if anyone can help find out
      >> who's data service works up there. I don't imagine the quantity of data
      >> will be very substantial but having a good connection would be important if
      >> we're trying to improve reliability. Also, if anyone has suggestions for
      >> potential solutions to paying for or procuring an inexpensive internet
      >> connection….
      >> Let the dialog commence…
      >>
      >>
      >> RUSTY HILL
      >> rustyshill@...
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