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    #46
    Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post

    Thank you, I don't own any PWS yet, I'm looking to buy one - with the local official API, so I can integrate with my plugin.

    So first I need to choose brand. Which one is most popular?

    I contacted Davis Instruments, AcuRite, Holman (AU) - will see....
    The Davis is most expensive and probably the best supported system, highly reliable, very good spares available, and their are various models to choice from. You can’t go by them and even though people complain about the console, they last and last. I have the Davis and would recommend them over the others.

    The Accurite and Ecowitt are basically the same products with different firmware. There are other such as weatherflow and Oregon Scientific.

    The Oregon WMR300 is similar to the Davis 6153 with a different console and with the 433 MHz band instead of the 900 MHz of the but it isn’t really supported anymore, the rain bucket is sold separately making it as expensive and can’t add the different modules like the Davis or potentially get not be able to get spares.

    Ecowitt are normally very active in both Facebook and wxforum and provides a very wide range of cheap affordable products that integrates well together through the GW1000/1001 gateway

    So it would really depend on what you want to spend. A good place to check in Ryda.com.au in Australia for Davis.

    Old thread but relevant to your question
    https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37425.0

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      #47
      I would not recommend a Sonic Anemometer, unless you spend $1000s, in any PWS as they have known issues and questionable readings especially in extreme conditions or during high rain.

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        #48
        Originally posted by brientim View Post
        The Davis is most expensive and probably the best supported system, highly reliable, very good spares available, and their are various models to choice from. You can’t go by them and even though people complain about the console, they last and last. I have the Davis and would recommend them over the others.

        The Accurite and Ecowitt are basically the same products with different firmware. There are other such as weatherflow and Oregon Scientific.

        The Oregon WMR300 is similar to the Davis 6153 with a different console and with the 433 MHz band instead of the 900 MHz of the but it isn’t really supported anymore, the rain bucket is sold separately making it as expensive and can’t add the different modules like the Davis or potentially get not be able to get spares.

        Ecowitt are normally very active in both Facebook and wxforum and provides a very wide range of cheap affordable products that integrates well together through the GW1000/1001 gateway

        So it would really depend on what you want to spend. A good place to check in Ryda.com.au in Australia for Davis.

        Old thread but relevant to your question
        https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37425.0
        Thank mate

        Since I'm looking for PWS not only for personal use - but for the plugin as well, so I'm not really concerned about the cost, especially if the manufacturer send me the unit for testing.

        My main criteria are :

        1. Local comms support (better official API vs. hacked)

        2. Popularity for the users (probably US is the main market)

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          #49
          Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post

          Thank mate

          Since I'm looking for PWS not only for personal use - but for the plugin as well, so I'm not really concerned about the cost, especially if the manufacturer send me the unit for testing.

          My main criteria are :

          1. Local comms support (better official API vs. hacked)

          2. Popularity for the users (probably US is the main market)
          Coms - This is the difference between the most brand listed and Davis as Devis requires additional hardware either standalone as in the Davis 6100, or connected to their console albeit Davis USB, Serial or older IP (replaced by the 6100) or 3rd party products, WifiLogger 2, Meteobridge, Meteo-Pi and others

          If you can get it... the Davis albeit the Vantage Pro (best) or the Vantage Vue combined with a Davis 6100.
          They are very widely used both in residential, schools and universities, agricultural and commercial through out the USA and are really the market leader.
          Their API is now V2 and availble @ https://weatherlink.github.io

          Their API Version 1 is still in use and does support
          https://www.weatherlink.com/static/d...umentation.pdf

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            #50
            Thank you, they even have demo API key for testing.

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              #51
              Originally posted by Bigstevep View Post
              Working great! I even added a second weather station and it came in just fine. I use the second station mainly in the winter to see if it is snowing in the mountains between home and Cali. If you want to do PWS as well let me know and I’ll send you the key to test.
              Ver 4.0.0.15 - I added Weather Underground 5 Days forecast.

              Every value needs to be carefully verified - I added 5 providers, plus imperial / metric units - obviously some values may be missing or incorrect. But easy to tix...

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                #52
                New version just throws error for WU. I sent you PM since the error shows my WU Key.

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by Bigstevep View Post
                  New version just throws error for WU. I sent you PM since the error shows my WU Key.
                  But the key it shows is only 8 long, please check

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by cowinger View Post
                    alexbk66
                    EDIT: In/hr is in the PI so you can forget that one, just Day and Event.
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                    These are on the website as well but not in the PI.
                    BTW, whats "Event Rain"?

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by Bigstevep View Post
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                        #56
                        Bigstevep cowinger More devices will be created if data becomes available, i.e. daily/weekly rain

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post

                          But the key it shows is only 8 long, please check
                          OK what happened is that my API expired and it showed me the actual connect key which I just cut and pasted in. My mistake. The API key expires every 6 months now and mine had expired so when I grabbed a new API key all worked. If you are testing with my old API key you’ll need the new one.

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by Bigstevep View Post
                            OK what happened is that my API expired and it showed me the actual connect key which I just cut and pasted in. My mistake. The API key expires every 6 months now and mine had expired so when I grabbed a new API key all worked. If you are testing with my old API key you’ll need the new one.
                            I can't remember which key I use for which provider - it's so much easier when the plugin is only for one dedicated provider

                            If yours is "765fb...b927d" - then yes

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by Bigstevep View Post

                              OK what happened is that my API expired and it showed me the actual connect key which I just cut and pasted in. My mistake. The API key expires every 6 months now and mine had expired so when I grabbed a new API key all worked. If you are testing with my old API key you’ll need the new one.
                              Ah, yeah - Access Denied

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                                #60
                                You have pm

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