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Old 01-28-2012, 06:49 PM
Kidney Kidney is offline
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hey everyone! :-)

i am going to replace my wx station. i have the Davis Instr. Vantage Pro. i am leaning toward the Vantage Pro 2 for the replacement. i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions/recommendations of weather stations, what you have, what is reliable, etc.

appreciate your help and suggestions very much.
thank you for your time!
christina :-)
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:15 AM
NECOSpotterL311 NECOSpotterL311 is offline
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Provide us with a little more info and we may be able to offer better suggestions. Let's start with this, would this be a home base system or mobile? Also what do you ultimately want to do with your system? If it's a base system then do you want to be able to upload data to a web site or just track it for your own purposes? If it's a mobile site (like in your car) then what kind of data do you want to capture? Will you also use a laptop with it in the car? Stuff like that will help us in our suggestions.

Personally, I'm envious of you for having the Davis already. All I have is a cheapy Natl. Geographic model. The Vantage Pro 2 is a sweet system and I wouldn't complain about having one. I'm slowly in the process of saving up for a new Pro 2 system but I'm not that great with saving. It would be my base system as I would like to grab the data from it and be able to post it on a web page.

Recently I discovered a company called Peet Bros. whom have some really nice systems as well. Their interface is smaller than the others and you have to toggle through the different screens but for a mobile application I think it would be perfect. It's not very big and would fit on a dashboard perfectly without taking up a lot of space. Plus you can download the data to a computer.

I hope this helps some.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:43 PM
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I have had a Peet Bros 2100 for a few years and love it. Its not wireless but than it sends a constant flow of data when compared to a wireless unit.

The folks there are good to work with as well.


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Old 03-28-2012, 04:00 PM
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I read your post - I've been thinking about getting the MFJ-198RC, which can be found on page 53 of the PDF version of the new MFJ catalog available online at I know that it's not a Davis, but it seems like a lot of bang for the buck. Frankly, weather stations are of secondary importance to me, my main focus is ham radio equipment. I don't mind reporting storms and potentially violent weather conditions, but when it comes to forecasting, I'm satisfied getting my info from!

Let me know what you tihik about the MFJ station.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:42 PM
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MFJ station sounds sweet, but I wonder how long the wireless solar batteries would last? Interesting...
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:57 PM
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Lacrosse is the best for all around use but I personally favor the Oregon scientific one. It has a rain gauge as well as a wind vain

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:07 PM
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Great thread and info. I am thinking about purchasing a weather station as well.
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