Davis Vantage Pro 2 Wireless
Model # 6152
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.
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.
may operate a PWS ?
may operate a PWS and provide weather data to the various services.
do I need to set up a PWS ?
will need a quality weather station you can purchase as a complete
station or assemble from quality components.
learn more on getting started and station selection
Weather Underground PWS Guide
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
send data via the internet to NOAA's CWOP, your software must be
able to send in APRS message format.
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.
can sign up for CWOP at this link.
This will walk you through the sign up process.
you need APRS data sending software, select a program such as VWS,
WeatherDisplay, WeatherLink, WeatherView32, Cumulus etc.
software links below.
up with CWOP you will receive an ID number and password.
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.
can then sign up for on-line weather sites such as Weather Underground.
They will assign you a id and password.
you have a Weather
Underground id, we can place a weather banner with your data on the
page. (See below)
Your station must meet and maintain quality data standards as set by
NOAA's CWOP and MADIS
Up Example: 5/10/11 PWS
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
Download APRS data logging software on computer.
(This example uses
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
2 : Confirm WX Station Data is Running
in APRS Logging Software
3 : Enter Your ID
numbers & Passwords and Hit OK.
examples are using SandySoft Cumulus 1.9.1but are typical set up
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
New Davis Vantage station Wx4pbc uploaded with Davis
proprietary interface cables.
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