• I have a remark/suggestion for windy developers to make shorter API key if possible.

    I tried to convince the producers of Ecowitt / Froggit weather stations so as that collected data be sent automatically from the console. However, the API key is 123 characters long and their engineer replied that only up to 64 characters could be entered into the Customized Setup field. This means that for now it will not be possible to send data without additional software for this reason, and yet there are quite a few users using this equipment.

  • Administrator

    @mark014 Thank you for suggestion.
    Many stations need additional software to send data, there is currently no other solution.

  • Meteorologist

    @mark014
    Even if the Windy API key were smaller you still would not be able to upload to Windy with your Ecowitt console using the "Customized" server upload feature because it uploads using a different protocol than what Windy uses.

    My suggestion for you is to use the Ecowitt GW1000 or Froggit DP1500 in conjunction with your station if you don't currently have one of these. It will be compatible with your current station as long as you get it with the same frequency as your current station (433, 868, or 915 MHz).

    Then you can run one of the follow software applications that are capable of getting data from the GW1000 / DP1500 and uploading it to Windy. These compatible applications are: Cumulus MX, Meteobridge, Weather-Display, and WeeWX. A good solution to run these is a Raspberry Pi. If you need more guidance you should head over the wxforum.net and read up on these solutions or ask for help there.

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