- So, the wind meter is officially up and running. In case you don't know where to monitor it….Wunderground collects data every 4-6 minutes and puts it on the list on the bottom of the page, but on a desktop computer (for some reason I can't get the widget to show up on my phone, maybe because it's flash driven) a small widget shows on the top right hand side of the screen with up to the minute weather updates. I've you've been out of the loop, that is 20 times more frequently than before. I've had the system set up at my house for the past few days in order to familiarize myself with the system. It works as smoothly as I could have hoped for. We were waiting for Jake's mobile hotspot to receive it's new simcard. It arrived yesterday and we were able to get it all going this morning. Right now we are monitoring data usage to see if it's feasible to add a webcam without needing more data. Right now we are using Verizon's network and Jake's mobile hotspot that he generously donated. We know that Verizon works up there reliably, but it costs a little more to be on their network ($50). Currently we are on a month to month so I'd still like to explore the possibility of a less expensive option.I know I have asked multiple times but we really need to find someone who has a Sprint smartphone. This isn't a permanent donation. It doesn't require you to give up your device or pay for anything. We just need to determine if their network works at the weather station site. So please, ask around, break into your neighbors house, steal some purses... whatever it takes. The alternative is me buying a hotspot with sprint, paying for a month of service just to test it up there. If it works, great… if it doesn't I can return the device but can't get a refund on a the service for the month. So it's a $30 gamble. If someone can step forward and help out it would save the gamble. Pretty easy, eh? The advantage is that we would save $20 per month…. forever, if it works up there.Lastly, If you check the weather station you'll notice the wind direction is a little skewed… well we ran into a design flaw in the new sensors. If we orient it correctly so that North is North… the rain gauge and temp sensor block the wind from hitting the anemometer. So until we get a new bracket fabricated, or figure out some software tweaking, the readings will be 180 degrees off. It's always something with these blasted things…. anyway…. Enjoy!P.S. All of you doubters and naysayers this morning missed out on A LOT of FUN!!!!! Just figured I'd rub it in. :D
- THANKS GUYS!On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 2:47 PM, Jason Brickner <jasonbrickner@...> wrote:
Sounds good Jim…
Did you remove the Lithium batteries from the unit to extend their life?
Let me know if not and I can do that when I get some time.
I finally found time to go up to lucky peak to get the hot spot. I put the anemometor in the shed. There is a heater inside so nothing will freeze--
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