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WMR100/200 poll

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Would you like Cumulus to support the WMR 100 and WMR 200 stations?

WMR-100
11
22%
WMR-200
40
78%
 
Total votes: 51

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WMR100/200 poll

Post by steve » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:14 pm

After I've done the next round of changes to Cumulus (highs and lows for today/yesterday/this month/this year) I'm going to look at adding support for the Oregon Scientific WMR100 and WMR200. I'm considering actually buying a station as this makes things much easier.

I've had quite a few emails about this over the years, but I'm wondering how many people are actually reading the forum who are waiting for support for these stations so I thought a poll might be interesting. Note that there's no assumption that anyone will be making a donation...
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by mcrossley » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:40 pm

Steve, I have voted for WMR-200, I don't have one myself but a friend of mine has one and he would definitely switch to Cumulus if support for it was added.
Edit: Oops, he has a WMR-100 - vote changed :oops:

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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by TgT » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:00 pm

Dont they have the same protocol? WMR-100,WMR200,WMRS200? :roll:
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by steve » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:04 pm

TgT wrote:Dont they have the same protocol? WMR-100,WMR200,WMRS200? :roll:
Yes, but the 100 doesn't have a logger. I don't intend to do one but not the other(s), I'm just interested in the figures. I may choose to leave the logger code out of the first attempt.
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by steve » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:36 am

Does anyone know if the WMR88 uses the same protocol?
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by bigmac » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:03 pm

Yay, bring it on! Still drop by regularly to see if there has been any update for the WMR200, so I'm happy you are now considering it.
And how is that for dedication to the cause, that you are actually thinking of buying one to test it with!?!
I'm sure I speak for everyone else with a WMR100/200 in that we will all help you test it!

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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by steve » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:19 pm

Once I've got the bugs out of the latest stuff, I'm going to have a bit of a rest, and then start on the WMR200 stuff next.
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by mcrossley » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:18 am

I see the WMR100 is down in price, and now has separate remote sensors - with solar power options. Much better for mounting the wind sensor up high and finding a decent place for temp/rainfall. The only thing missing is the data logger, otherwise this may be the best of the 'cheaper' units?
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by Gina » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:52 am

Separate transmitters on each sensor is certainly a good feature - an end to cables trailing everywhere and far less chance of picking up interference. Also, the availability of solar power units, particularly for the wind unit which want mounting on a high mast. On the down side, I see the rain gauge is only a third as sensitive as the (unmodified) FO unit, but I guess the same mod with a larger funnel could easily be applied.

Writing software for these units would certainly make an interesting project - as long as we can get the appropriate information.

For me this possibility is some way in the future - I haven't even got enough time ATM to pursue FO based software as I would like. I would probably go for the WMR100 as I run 24/7 with UPS for weather station(s). If/when Cumulus supports these units I wouldn't have any problem testing it (once I get a WMR100 of course! Can't afford it at present).
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by bigmac » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:09 pm

Hmmm, not many votes......don't let that disuade you from doing this Steve!!

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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by steve » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:42 pm

bigmac wrote:Hmmm, not many votes......don't let that disuade you from doing this Steve!!
No, I won't. There are quite a number of people who have emailed me in recent times who may not have seen this. As soon as I've knocked 1.9.1 into shape, this is definitely next on the list.
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by steve » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:46 pm

Actually, I'll probably extend the 1.9.1 beta period for quite a bit longer, so I may start adding WMR100/200 into that, rather than waiting for it to be stable. It will make testing the WMR100/200 changes more interesting :lol:
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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by g4obk » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:13 pm

HI Steve

It's a long time (almost 2 years) since I checked in to the Sandaysoft website and forum, although I have been using Cumulus with one of the cheap Watson Weather Stations for that 2 year period and your software has been solid and reliable. I recently decided to upgrade to a better unit which should provide more accurate readings so I have purchased an Oregon Scientific WMR-200 station and now realised that Cumulus doesn't yet support it. I have cast my vote now though having read the news.

If I can be of any help in testing please let me know. I intend making a small donation after I have written this. Thank you for your efforts. I don't mind helping out if the software isn't yet stable if that will assist in your work.

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Phil, North Yorkshire.

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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by jpaone18 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:39 am

Yes I give my NEW Vote to WMR 200. Oregon will use this station ultimately to replace the 918

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Re: WMR100/200 poll

Post by Tonky » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:23 pm

Yes, I’m also waiting for the WMR 200 support in Cumulus 1 or 2.
So that would be great news. :)
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