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Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

This morning when I got up there were multiple layers of clouds stacked against the Eastern horizon.  The sun is still rising too soon for me to get the really dramatic photos, but I did manage to capture this:



It is a different style of dramatic clouds.  After all, variety is the spice of life!  8)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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Dear toadstone, Mark, X-Air, and WeatherCat station owners in search of bargains,

Is it,  that both the Vantage and Vue require the datalogger unit to to be purchased in order to work with WeatherCat?

Yes, you will need a datalogger - but their are cheaper 3rd party versions available, it doesn't have to be a Davis unit.

I don't know how many clones are out there but there is at least this clone:

http://belfryboyweatherbits.blogspot.com/p/the-belfryboy-clone-usb-logger.html

I've always been a bit concerned about these clones, but we have had a recent newcomer with such a clone and it works exactly like the Davis USB data logger.  The discussion can be found here:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=2600.msg25243#msg25243

However, there is another way to save money.

He is probably referring to Rainman.com, an great on-line weather hardware/software retailer.

That's one discounter of Davis equipment.  Another one is Scaled Instruments:

https://www.scaledinstruments.com/

I've had good experiences with both.  Last time this question was kicked around on this forum the best discounts to be had were to be found here:

http://www.provantage.com/service/searchsvcs?QUERY=Davis+weather

Also we are in the holiday season and retailers are discounting, so you might find a bargain in the retail insanity.

May that give you some hope that you can have a Davis station after all!  :)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

P.S. Sorry to muddy the waters but Davis makes two types of data-loggers.  One connects to your computer via USB and the other is an Ethernet IP device that connects to your home network.  We have a comparison between the two on the WeatherCat Wiki:

http://wiki.trixology.com/index.php?title=A_comparison_of_the_Davis_USB_and_IP_data_loggers_for_the_Vantage-2/Vue_line_of_weather_stations
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Re: Davis Instruments confused.
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 10:46:49 PM »
He is probably referring to Rainman.com, an great on-line weather hardware/software retailer. Many have even called, talked to the owner and had questions answered without needing to purchase anything! There are others, of course. ;) Use the "Search" function on these forums and you can see many satisfied buyer comments about Rainman! ;)
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Re: Davis Instruments confused.
« Last post by toadstone on Yesterday at 06:21:52 PM »
Am I missing something here Mark?  Any clues?
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Re: Davis Instruments confused.
« Last post by mcrossley on Yesterday at 04:54:40 PM »
Yes, you will need a datalogger - but their are cheaper 3rd party versions available, it doesn't have to be a Davis unit.
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Davis Instruments confused.
« Last post by toadstone on Yesterday at 04:40:11 PM »
Hi Guys & Gals,

Not been paying attention for sometime. You set these things up and expect them to run forever!!!!  For sometime now I've needed to replace my station with something more professional but pennies as with all of us are an issue. Would love to migrate to Davis but no matter how I look at it its just too expensive. But before I totally kick the idea into the "one day never bin", could the more knowledgeable of you just confirm that I've got the right or wrong end of the stick.

Is it,  that both the Vantage and Vue require the datalogger unit to to be purchased in order to work with WeatherCat?

You know if I look back at the number of Watson type and Oregon units I've bought over the years I could have afforded a Davis     lol(1)

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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 2.4.4 Now Available
« Last post by JohnDoe1983 on Yesterday at 03:14:40 AM »
Hi!
So far so good.
The installation automatically made the 2 others drivers disappeared. Wow!!
No more lost communications messages at night.

Thanks everyone for your great help.

Cheers.

John
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Dear X-Air, and WeatherCat users that are happy to give thanks for blessings to be found here,

I'm thankful for Stu and his programming skills. I'm thankful for the helpful tips/suggestions/ideas/experience of so many sharing folks at this forum. I'm especially thankful for people answering my stupid questions and helping me get started!

I'll second that motion!  [bounce]

May you all have a safe and tasty celebration of the beginnings of this country. Hope all you other Citizens of the World also celebrate the blessings where ever you live! ThU5:-)

I'm all in favor of a tasty celebration.  However, do forgive me if we skip on the turkey.  After battling wild turkeys for over 1/2 of the summer - I've had my fill!!   >:(

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!
« Last post by Weatheraardvark on November 22, 2017, 11:51:36 PM »
There is always something to be thankful for.
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General Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving!!
« Last post by xairbusdriver on November 22, 2017, 11:09:46 PM »
I'm thankful for Stu and his programming skills. I'm thankful for the helpful tips/suggestions/ideas/experience of so many sharing folks at this forum. I'm especially thankful for people answering my stupid questions and helping me get started!

May you all have a safe and tasty celebration of the beginnings of this country. Hope all you other Citizens of the World also celebrate the blessings where ever you live! ThU5:-)
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