You want affordable and the best? Doesn't exist.
Pick two of these:
- Service / features.
Price & Quality = Acurite Atlas
Price & Service / features = Ambient or Ecowitt
Quality & Service / features = Davis VP2
Weather upload interval will update after 1 week.
Newest Meteobridge update now supports custom station ID uploads. Basically it now supports &station=X standard.
Hmm...Thanks but how hard is to use Google translate? Is that too much to expect? Or am I the one being insensitive and entitled?
OP Translated text:
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Another thought.... remember with WeatherLink.com you can send your data to CWOP. All CWOP stations automatically show up on Windy without you needing to open a Windy account nor do anything on the Windy side. So that is just another option. Data from CWOP is delayed 10 minutes and compared to a station that sends data directly to Windy then that is only delayed 5 minutes. So there is an advantage to uploading directly to Windy rather than via CWOP. Another advantage to sending directly to Windy is that only then does it give a forecast.
The WeatherLink IP alone is not going to help you send data to Windy.
I recommend you run one of the following software that will read data from the WeatherLink IP in order to then send it to Windy. (listed in no special order). Which means you need a device on that local network to pickup data from the WeatherLink IP. This could be a Raspberry Pi in the case of some of this software or in case of the Meteobridge it is its own small device.
There are many software options to upload to Windy when using a Davis station. You mentioned Weatherlink but I'm unsure if you are referring to Weatherlink.com or the new WeatherLink Live device. Either way you might need to add some hardware/software to upload to Windy.
As for uploading from a network of 10 VP2 hardware it depends on the software used as there are several options. It might require a separate Windy account (email) for each device. I do know of a way with the Meteobridge for example to upload to Windy from several stations using the same account. It requires sending data to Windy using the HTTP upload method with custom URL instead of using the built in Windy upload. This is because the default Windy upload defaults to station=0 which is your first listed Windy station ID on your Windy account. So to specify upload to a different Windy ID you use the custom HTTP upload method and then change the "station equal statement" to match the matching ID for example station=3 in the HTTP upload. It is possible to probably do this with other weather software but you'd have to research or ask. Check with the following other software to see how to change the station= upload with these other various software; Weather-Dispaly, Cumulus MX, WeeWx. For information on how to do this with Meteobridge here is a relevant link:
@Phillip1511 Your station hardware is built by Fine Offset. It is an HP1000 based system.
This is nothing like an Acurite. It is as I said though like an Ambient since Ambient is among the most recognizable reseller brands from Fine Offset which people often call Ambient clone or Fine Offset clone when it isn't an actual Ambient. You'll probably find a lot of information if you search the Internet for the equivalent Ambient model to your station which is one of several of these in order of release; WS-1000, WS-1001, and the latest is WS-1002
Now that we know what you have I can recommend a solution. There are actually several solutions to upload to Windy. But since you said that technology was not your strong point I will recommend the least technical solution first....which is not lesser in any way as it is a very complete solution that will enable your system to not just upload to Windy but you can upload to many many other weather services all simultaneously including; Weather Underground, CWOP, AWEKAS, PWSweather, WeatherCloud, MetOffice WOW, OpenWeatherMap, AmbientWeather.net, Ecowitt.net and even more...including to your own personal website with custom templates or your own scripts.
Here is the solution that you'll need:
Essentially what happens with this extra hardware/software is that the GW1000 reads your outdoor sensor (temp/hum/rain/wind...etc). and then passes it along to the Meteobridge. It is the Meteobridge device with its software that then lets you upload data to a multitude of places.
If you want a cheaper alternative solution:
So this is totally doable. I suggest if you need help to visit the wxforum.net for further help. If you post there, numerous people are available to help answer your questions.
What do you mean your station is similar to an Acurite? It is either an Acurite or it is something else. If you don't tell us what it is exactly then it makes it impossible to guide you to a compatible solution. You could though have said that it is similar to an Ambient station (if that's the case) because in that case there are several branded resellers that are really the same hardware.
As for what to change in your station to upload to Windy...well it doesn't work that way. You can't change what you have configured Weather Underground to then make it to Windy. That is what the manufacturer designed into your station and you'll need extra hardware/software to augment your stations capabilities. In most cases you need to run extra weather software on a computer or small computing device to upload to Windy. That computer or computing devices gets the data by reading it from your station. Can't give you more specific guidance because you didn't tell us what you have. But essentially it comes down to in some form running one of the following software and the actual method or choice of which comes down to compatibility with your station. These software are in alphabetical order; Acuparse, Cumulus, Meteobridge, Weather-Display, WeeWx, or WiFiLogger.