[AARA] RS weather station on sale - can be used for APRS

Dave Redfearn n4elm at bellsouth.net
Tue Aug 30 20:34:53 EDT 2011


If anyone has been looking for a low cost weather station to interface to
APRS, 

I stumbled on the Radio Shack 63-256 Weather Station on in-store closeout
here in Lafayette.

 

A picture and brief description are here:

http://dallastx.zip2save.com/products/radio-shack-radioshack-r-professional-
weather-station-product-4142741/radio-shack-store-463

 

It is similar to the Oregon Scientific WMR-100.

 

Note that the wireless sensors transmit on 433 MHz.

I don't operate on 440 much so don't know if this will be an issue.

 

 

My APRS iGate station runs the UI-View software to route local APRS packets
to/from the Internet.

 

I installed the weather station and used the latest beta version of Cumulus
on the APRS PC to interface to the weather station and create the wxnow.txt
file that UI-View reads to create the WX packets.

 

The iGate/WX APRS station is running as N4ELM-2 and the measurements can be
seen online at aprs.fi or findu or directly off the air on 144.39.

This is still work-in-progress but appears to be working well. 

 

 

73, 
Dave Redfearn
ARS N4ELM  Lafayette, LA

QRL? de N4ELM/qrp 

 

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