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By: nobyter, 4:08 PM GMT on February 11, 2017
It has finally happened... My weather station and webcam is now being blocked during the day by ViaSat because of data overages. They say that when you reach the limit, they just slow down your connection (not true anymore). In the past, when I had overages, the weather station and webcam uploaded okay. It still works at night when they have the "free" period. They changed the way data is counted and now the data uploaded by the weather station and webcam are c...
By: nobyter, 11:11 PM GMT on September 19, 2016
Okay, 10 years is enough time for the present weather station... I'm having Humidity errors and it doesn't seem to be fixing itself. I plan to take the weather station down for a couple of days and other than the wind and rain gauge, replace everything. I had to order a new temp/humidity sensor, so it may take a week to get it. When it arrives, I will turn off the reporting and almost completely replace the unit. Good news is that it w...
By: nobyter, 4:48 PM GMT on August 11, 2016
Sorry that I haven't been updating this blog, but it seems like there is plenty of other fires to put out around here. A thunderstorm took out my Directv dish, long range wireless Access Point, and another outside camera. My webcam on Wunderground is effected by the long range wireless AP as it now is trying to link with my internal Access Point. I also have to figure out how to clean the plastic cover over the lens of the camera to improve the quality of the cam...
By: nobyter, 1:01 PM GMT on April 22, 2015
Wow, my weather station is almost 10 years old! I have a Davis Vantage Pro 2 station that had problems with the capacitor since 2011... I had replaced the capacitor over a year ago, but must have messed up one of the leads when soldering. It failed and now after carefully putting in another one, I think I have it fixed. I also bought a complete remote module with the solar panel, circuit board, and enclosure (~$250). Now I have a new backup just in case... I ...
By: nobyter, 10:54 PM GMT on February 12, 2014
Local VDOT has a thick coating of salt brine on the roads and I saw at least 6 salt plow trucks waiting for this to start. I wonder what people are thinking when they say they didn't know it would get this bad. They were warned... This will get dangerous to all that don't heed the warning! I think we'll get snowed-in.
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