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    Hi All

    I am in search of a wireless outdoor weather station to replace my Oregon Scientific Rain gauge which stopped working.

    Which products are you using?

    TIA

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    Using a Acu-Rite for the past 7 years, no issues thus far. Must say Oregon just look and feel like a better product.

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    Acu-rite. For a couple of years now. Only had to "rebuild" the wind meter's cups due to hail damage
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    I did some research on this a while back and asked Kobus Botha www.weatherphotos.co.za what he recommends for someone who doesn't quite have the budget for Davis, He said Acu-Rite all the way, he runs some of their products alongside his Davis and he is very happy.
    He said both his and his sons Oregon didn't last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    I did some research on this a while back and asked Kobus Botha www.weatherphotos.co.za what he recommends for someone who doesn't quite have the budget for Davis, He said Acu-Rite all the way, he runs some of their products alongside his Davis and he is very happy.
    He said both his and his sons Oregon didn't last.
    My Oregon did not last either - about 2 years. An expensive hobby.
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    My Oregan weather station is now 2.5yrs old.

    Better rain predictor I cannot get. Only issue is the amount of rain I receive after prediction....two rain drops does count as a prediction

    All I have to do is clean the ants out the rain gauge periodically and replaced the bottom bearing in the wind twirly. Minute bearing, but off the shelve at SKF
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    My Oregon did not last either - about 2 years. An expensive hobby.


    I decided to put it on the back burner and save up for a Davis, I specifically want some of the Davis features like uploading to the internet and I'll also have the option to transmit via APRS in future.
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    Any local links/ suppliers for AcuRite? All I see is international shipping…

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    https://www.instruments.co.za/Weather_stations.html

    Had a HP2000 for 2.5 years now. Registered on weather underground (https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ITSHWA2) for remote monitoring and history. Very happy.
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    I run a Vantage Pro, but look at the Vantage Vue, it is cheaper and does the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changa Bulanga View Post
    https://www.instruments.co.za/Weather_stations.html

    Had a HP2000 for 2.5 years now. Registered on weather underground (https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ITSHWA2) for remote monitoring and history. Very happy.
    Did you really only have 2mm rain in July so far?

    Btw tx for the link. Abour R6k, more or less the same than importing an AcuRite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    I run a Vantage Pro, but look at the Vantage Vue, it is cheaper and does the same thing.

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    Very nice, but seems quite expensive (although it does look like a quality product). Am I reading correctly? R10-11k for the unit and another R5k or so for the wireless interface?

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    Thanks for the feedback received

    Any experience with the following two

    https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07TVMQ2CK/...ge=en_GB&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5TEHLI...ing=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by bees View Post
    Did you really only have 2mm rain in July so far?
    Yip. Highveld, so summer rainfall. Only really expecting rain again in October/November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarelSee View Post
    Hi All

    I am in search of a wireless outdoor weather station to replace my Oregon Scientific Rain gauge which stopped working.

    Which products are you using?

    TIA
    I had 2 of those fail on me. Do not trust the Oregon rain meter anymore. Just using the most trustworthy one now, the "manual" one planted in the garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bees View Post
    Very nice, but seems quite expensive (although it does look like a quality product). Am I reading correctly? R10-11k for the unit and another R5k or so for the wireless interface?
    I imported a unit for my parents last year for just under R6 000.

    https://www.davisinstruments.com/pro...eather-station

    If you want to export your data from the console to your PC you will need the Weatherlink USB interface. $175

    https://www.davisinstruments.com/pro...nk-windows-usb
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    I use this WS at the farm and we have one at work. It is not linked via sim card but it provides data wireless to a base station and then the data can be downloaded by means of a laptop. Has wireless reception of a 100 meters.
    https://plastrip.co.za/products/prof...station-wt1081
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    Google iWeathar (it is spelled correctly!) They have a remote weather station available that streams data every 10 minutes including pictures.

    Works quite well.

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