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Palm Beach 
147.045 + (PL-110.9)
146.670 - (PL-110.9)
SARNet
443.975  (PL-110.9)

Broward
146.910 - (PL 110.9)
146.790 - (PL 88.5) 
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442.825    (PL 110.9)

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147.000 -
147.180 + (PL 156.7)
444.200 + (PL 94.8)
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444.6       (PL 167.9)

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147.060 + (PL 107.2)
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441.15      (PL 107.2)

Collier 
146.670 - (PL 136.5)

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147.195 + (PL 100)

 

 

 

   





 

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Davis Vantage Pro 2 Wireless 
Model # 6152
High Quality
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A Personal Weather Station Or PWS is a private or non-commercial weather station. Many amateur weather enthusiasts maintain PWS for personal use and provide local weather data to the National Weather Service and commercial weather services such as  Weather Underground, PWS Weather, Ambient Weather etc. 

These PWS provide important weather data to the NWS which aids the NWS in monitoring weather throughout the US and it's territories. 

This information assists the NWS in observing ever changing weather  and verifies  what  their data shows or does not show. 

 Who may operate a PWS ?

Anyone may operate a PWS and provide weather data to the various services.      

 What do I need to set up a PWS ?

You will need a quality weather station you can purchase as a complete station or assemble from quality  components.

To learn more on getting started and station selection click here from the Weather Underground PWS Guide

To set up (sitting) station for high quality data suitable to join the Citizen Weather Observer Program or  CWOP , read and  download their CWOP Guide here

Setting Up PWS to Send Data  

To send data via the internet to NOAA's CWOP, your software must be able to send in APRS message format. 

You are not required to use a radio interface for the CWOP program. If your have an internet connection, your weather station interfaces with your computer, and you have weather data logging software that can format and send APRS messages (VWS, WeatherDisplay, WeatherLink, WeatherView32, Cumulus etc.), via the internet, your all set to go. 

You can sign up for CWOP at this link. 

  http://www.wxqa.com/SIGN-UP.htm This will walk you through the sign up process.

 If you need APRS data sending software, select a program such as VWS, WeatherDisplay, WeatherLink, WeatherView32, Cumulus etc.  

See software links below.

Upon signing up with CWOP you will receive an ID number and password. 

You can use your amateur radio call or for those who  are not hams, they will receive a CW or DW id. With the CWOP id and password, you can set up the APRS sending software to send to APRS/CWOP. 

You can then sign up for on-line weather sites such as Weather Underground. They will assign you a id and password. 

If you have a  Weather Underground id, we can place a weather banner with your data on the page. (See below)

 NOTE: Your station must meet and maintain quality data standards as set by NOAA's CWOP and MADIS 

Set Up Example: 5/10/11 PWS  ProWeatherStation TM  Station CWOP ID: WX4PBC MADIS ID: AT683   Weather Underground ID:KFLBELLE13 APRS Logging Software: Cumulus Version 1.9.1 (Free Download)

  1) Register with CWOP and obtain ID number and set password. 

  2) Register with  Weather Underground and obtain ID number and 
      set password

  3) Download APRS data logging software on computer. 
     
(This example uses Cumulus 1.9.1)

  4) Open Configuration menu and open Station (Example -1)

  5) Set Type of station. If not listed, use FineOffset

  6) Set Lat & Long. These will need to be exact.

  7) Set Altitude. This will be your known height above sea level (ASL)

Example-1 : Setting Station Settings

Example 2 : Confirm WX Station Data is Running in APRS Logging Software

Example 3 : Enter Your ID numbers & Passwords and Hit OK.

These examples are using SandySoft Cumulus 1.9.1but are typical set up instructions.

Once your station is providing data to the internet via Weather Underground or other web based data supplier, e-mail Ray WX4PBC (Webmaster) with your station ID and your PWS will appear on our site. 

Widget Example: Update 5/2/15 New Davis Vantage station Wx4pbc uploaded with Davis WeatherLink IP

 See below *NOTE  on Davis weather stations & proprietary interface cables. 

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ProWeatherStation TM
                         
Model #TP1080WC
Good Quality

 "The best computer weather station is the ProWeatherStation Wireless Data Logging Weather Station." 
Source: 
weatherstationexperts.com

 Known by many different brand names & suppliers 

 

Weather Stations (Software) 

* NOTE: While most weather stations come with a console to PC interface cable, Davis Instruments weather stations do not come with console to PC or Internet interface cables. 

User must purchase the correct interface cable or either WeatherLink software for data logging and PC interface module / cable or WeatherLinkIP software which come with logger module and console to PC / Wifi router interface cables. 

If you can obtain a stand-a-lone data interface cable, you can us other logging software such as Cumulus with a Davis Instrument station. 

These cables are proprietary to
Davis Instruments weather station consoles. 

If looking to download weather data to computer or upload your weather data to the internet, be sure to confirm the weather station is compatible for PC interfacing and what connection cables if any come with your station or what type cables you will need to purchase.    



Davis Vantage Vue Wireless  
Model #6250
High Quality

"
The overall best weather station according to online 
weather station ratings"
Source: 
weatherstationexperts.com

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All information presented here as to price, product availability or quality is solely to assist visitors in available
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CoCoRaHS is a volunteer Rain, Hail 
& Snow data network measuring precipitation across the nation. 

While CoCoRaHS provides volunteer data, to the NWS, CoCoRaHS does not except PWS precipitation data.

To participate in CoCoRaHS, members must use a CoCoRaHS  certified 4" "Stratus" rain gauge. The gauge may be purchased at weather supply stores or via CoCoRaHS's website.  

The NWS does accept PWS precipitation data from a PWS which meets NOAA CWOP and MADIS data quality control. 

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