NZ poor selection of weather stations

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so I can mount it down low to get accurate rain readings from it, while keeping the older unit mounted high on a pole for best wind results.
which is what I have done at my Mothers place :)
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Up high your getting offical wind, sure, you dont need to have it up high like the pros, up high is not giving wind speed in your conditions only from a pro point of view and not your own environment and does not reflect your place at all.
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So just an update;
Just ordered an ECOWITT HP2551 from Amazon Au including a lightening detector and air particulate monitor.
Expected to reach me in the next couple of weeks,but I'll not hold my breath because of lockdown and obvious delays.
I will keep you informed as to what eventuates.👍
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So much to the delight of myself and after several years of saving and being off line,I have finally commissioned the new station.
Just a few days of calibration to do,and then get back online, but up to now well worth the money and very happy.🙂
Total cost of the station including lightening detector and air monitor $445.00.
Mind you it's not as if we can spend it abroad at the moment.🤷🏼‍♂️
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I like the 2nd picture. Looks more like the Castlepoint Lighthouse to me ??? :? :rolleyes:
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:lol: Thanks mate.
It does now you've mentioned it.
It's a pretty sensitive little bit of kit.
The air pollution was reading 0 ug/m3 till a few minutes ago and then my nearest neighbour about 1k away lit his log burner and it went up to 2.
I can't wait to see how it reacts to a pollen laden day.
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If you click on the picture it shows your air quality monitoring unit, but the thumbnail shows the Castlepoint Lighthouse for some reason?
I mentioned something about these thumbnails in the Forum Talk section.
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:wave: Thanks for the heads up John, removed the item. _b
Anyway all calibration tests have been performed and were surprisingly not too far out. :smile: Now online to Wunderground.
Link at the bottom signature.
Just got to decide what camera to have now. :-k
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