The unit I have bought is Termometerfabriken Viking 02049--a clone of Fine Offset Electronics WS 2080 which in turn is a newer version of the well known WS 1080/1090 models. This weather station measures wind speed and direction, outside temperature and humidity, inside temperature and humidity, rainfall and barometric pressure. It is equipped with 4 outside sensors namely: a thermo-hygrometer (THS), a wind direction sensor, a wind speed sensor, and a rain gauge. Only the temperature and humidity sensor is equipped with radio transmitter unit, so wind & rainfall sensors are connected to THS with telephone cables.
I have decided not to follow mounting as described in the manual. I put THS inside my wooden Stevenson screen which I have built some time ago and which I consider much better than the plastic ersatz included with the station. A rainfall sensor is mounted nearby. A real problem is the wind sensors. I plan to buy 30 m extension cable (original cable is only 2,5 m long) and mount the sensor at the roof of my flat. Complicated, but there are no other viable alternatives :-)
The software included is of no use to me as well.
Fortunately there are
I have started with the first one not being aware of
Wview installs w/o problems in Lenny:
apt-get install wview
but fails to work:
/etc/init.d/wview start /etc/init.d/wview: line 57: 1934 Illegal instruction $WVIEWD_BIN htmlgend: &1302287846673> : system init failed! wvalarmd: &1302287846719> : wviewd process is not running - aborting! wvcwopd: &1302287846764> : wviewd process not running - aborting! wvhttpd: &1302287846807> : wviewd process no running - aborting! wviewftpd: &1302287846850> : wview daemon lock file /var/lib/wview/wviewd.pid does not exist - aborting! wviewsshd: &1302287846896> : wviewd process not running - aborting! wvpmond: &1302287846942> : wviewd process not running - aborting!
Looking via Google how to proceed I have found nothing except the impression
wview is not finely maintained nor top quality software.
Fortunately I have discovered
pywws which installs and works flawlessly.
Useful links: Personal Weather Station using BifferBoard | pywws | Watson W8681 Wireless Weather Station Review | Personal Weather Station.
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