[aprssig] Should I develop an embedded I/F to Davis WX?

J. Gary Bender, WS5N WS5N at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 1 23:59:33 EDT 2004

You might have put your finger on the most likely "gotcha", Jim.  The Data 
Logger is a hardware item that is hidden in the software listings for the Davis 
Vantage Pro.  Looks like it might be a case of having to buy their $150 
WeatherLink software in order to get the hardware so my $35 device will work.  
At that point, their software has done most of the fun stuff.

I'll wait until my weather station shows up this week and see where to go from 
there.  I don't see the Data Logger sold separately.  If the standard hardware 
has a serial port onboard, and one of the Data Logger's functions is to make it 
RS-232 compatible, there still may be hope.

My gizmo won't have the storage on board to make files, but I can probably 
generate data records in WXNOW.txt format.  But to make it useful, you'd need a 
bigger computer to monkey with it.  That defeats the purpose of what I want to 
accomplish.  A nifty standalone APRS/WX system with a little bit of 
J. Gary Bender
Tijeras, New Mexico USA

On Sun, 01 Aug 2004 12:45:14 -0700, Spider wrote:
> Gary,
> The Davis products are likely the most popular product.  However, it
> seems every application that uses it's data requires the logger.
> So if during your development you can come up with a way to provide data
> right out of the unit, convert it to the standard WXNOW.txt file, then
> all sorts of uses could be had.  Then, take the WXNOW.txt file and
> convert that to APRS for your specific application.
> That would be what I'd do if i was a programmer....but then, I'd be
> dangerous if I was a programmer!!! ;)
> Jim, WA6OFT

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