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Members Introductions / Re: Hi from sunny? belfast by the sea
« Last post by Budgie on November 30, 2013, 10:55:20 AM »
Hi Mark and welcome to the forum.

I also have three webcams producing time lapse movies but I don't archive them, mainly because of the server space they take up.  ;D
Members Introductions / Hi from sunny? belfast by the sea
« Last post by ho66es on November 29, 2013, 01:14:55 PM »
Hi, my name is Mark and I have been running my weatherstation for a while now, sadly along the way a lot of historical data has vanished into the bit bucket as I migrated from cumulus on windows to pywws on linux and finally? weewx on Linux.

I have an interest in IT, weather, astronomy, music, walking   and whisk(e)y. I recently started to try to get weewx to work more interactively with weather sites and in the last week I have got it producing a cumulus compatible realtime.txt so thought why not join in here as well :)

About the only slightly? unusual thing I do with my weather site is to capture an image with my weather cam every minute and the server then generates a 24hr timelapse every day and these are all archived and available as are the images  back to 2010 for now.
Members Introductions / Re: Hi from Ian
« Last post by Budgie on June 17, 2013, 11:03:01 PM »
Hi Ian and welcome to the forum & network.

We all started with a little interest which has grown over time.
I started with a cheap LaCrosse station for general interest and only added the weather data to my photographic site a year or so later, when I installed Weather Display.

I slowly increased the kit to include 1-Wire lightning detector and solar sensor, a different anemometer as the original fell apart. Then, like you, I went for a VP2 and later got the solar & UV sensors from the U.S.
I now have all sorts of kit around here including Boltek lightning detector, earthquake sensor (not on my website), AIS for shipping, aircraft virtual radar...........................

So be careful if you want them kids to stay fed.  :D

As for the website, a hosted site isn't that much outlay really.
About 5 for the URL and 10 - 15 a year for the hosting.
Quite a few weather sites are hosted my eRice with GoDaddy for the URL. Then you can use the templates and a whole lot more if you want too.

There are plenty of people on here who have done the same thing so you won't be short of help if it's needed.  ;D

Members Introductions / Hi from Ian
« Last post by Spider on June 17, 2013, 06:43:23 AM »
Hi All,

I'm Ian and live in the fenland town of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, I moved here some 7 years ago, before that I'd never heard of it!, in my last house I had a wind speed and direction indicator out of general interest, I did try and reinstall it here when we moved but the bearings had gone on the anemometer and it sounded like my Fiat Stilo on a cold day, so it was time to look for a new one.

 Picked the Davis Vantage Pro 2 based simply based on the number of apparent users (safety in number and all that) and hunted for a good price as they are a considered purchase, did look at importing, but decided to buy from the UK in case of faults, luckily Prodata systems is in Ely less than 30 mins away, so bought the wired version without solar or uv sensors, after all I do still have to feed the kids.

Well that was a few years ago and my interest was recently re-fired, not sure why, maybe I got bored, anyway bought a second hand PC off ebay and this is where everything weather related lives, I know the square root of nothing about web pages (which will be fairly apparent if you dared to risk an eye and look), but, I'm keen to learn new things, (life in the old dog ...) so I'm a dabbler with this, my humble starter site is .

Recently bought the sensors that were left off originally from the US as well as a lightning detector, so thanks to weather display, I send data all over the place and its great to see information from home available to anyone who wants to see it, I'll never be an expert here, but for me it's just for fun.

Happy forming


Edited - 19/7/13 added new web address
Announcements / Registration Emails
« Last post by Budgie on June 07, 2013, 10:57:33 PM »
Attempts have been made by known Spammer bots to register as members on this forum.
95% of these attempted registrations have used either a Hotmail or Gmail email address.
As a result of this I have placed a ban on these two email domains to stop these registration attempts and the ban will remain in place until further notice.

The ban will only effect those trying to register for a new membership account on here, if you use Hotmail or Gmail and are already registered then you shouldn't be effected.

Genuine people wanting the join the forum are asked to use an alternative email account.

Thanks for your understanding.

Members Introductions / Re: New Member
« Last post by Will Grimsley on March 17, 2013, 06:20:25 PM »
Hi Lee,

For my wxphotos.php page, I use some Javascript software to achieve this.

Here is the code:

Code: [Select]
<script type="text/javascript">
// <![CDATA[
// Author:
// Description: slideshow that allows visitors to flip through a series of images on your website

var x=0;

function rotate(num){
if(x<0) x=fs.length-1;[x].value;

function auto() {
if(document.ff.fa.value == "Stop"){
rotate(++x);setTimeout("auto()", 5000);}}
// ]]>

<form name="ff" action="">
<table cellpadding="3" style="border:1px black solid;border-collapse:collapse;">

<tr><td align="center">
<img src="" name="show" alt=""/>

<tr><td align="center" style="border:1px black solid;">
<select name="slide" onchange="rotate(this.selectedIndex);">
<option value="">Davis Vantage Vue</option>
<option value="">Davis Vantage Vue</option>
<option value="">Davis Vantage Vue Console</option>
<option value="">Newton Poppleford</option>
<option value="">Frosty Paddock</option>
<option value="">Frosty Hot Tub</option>
<option value="">Wind Vane</option>
<option value="">Snowy Gazebo and Hot Tub</option>
<option value="">Snowy Garden</option>

<tr><td align="center" style="border:1px black solid;">
<input type="button" onclick="rotate(0);" value="ll&lt;&lt;" title="Jump to beginning" />
<input type="button" onclick="rotate(x-1);" value="&lt;&lt;" title="Last Picture" />
<input type="button" name="fa" onclick="this.value=((this.value=='Stop')?'Start':'Stop');auto();" value="Start" title="Autoplay" style="width:75px;" />
<input type="button" onclick="rotate(x+1);" value="&gt;&gt;" title="Next Picture" />
<input type="button" onclick="rotate(this.form.slide.length-1);" value="&gt;&gt;ll" title="Jump to end" />

Just copy this code into your page but make sure to change the <option value""></option> to your photo links.

Hope this helps...

Members Introductions / Re: New member
« Last post by Budgie on February 04, 2013, 05:10:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum and the network, Lee.

I've got your application and I'll get your station on the map tomorrow, I hope.  ;)

Members Introductions / Re: New Member a question
« Last post by harrisweather on February 04, 2013, 10:41:56 AM »
Hi there,

Just checked out your website, very impressive.
May I ask what are you using for your photos, I having difficulty integrating into my website.


Members Introductions / New member
« Last post by harrisweather on February 04, 2013, 10:31:03 AM »
Hi all

My name is Lee Harris and my weather station is in Bristol,
I use a  Lacrosse WS2300 weather display software.
My website is

I look forward to using this forum.  :D
Announcements / Re: European Weather Network
« Last post by Budgie on January 21, 2013, 03:14:38 PM »
An update on EWN, Henkka and I have been working together and you can now join both networks from the one Join form.  :D

There is now the option on the UKWN join form to also have your station details sent to the EWN and, likewise, the EWN join form has the same option for UKWN & SCWN.

Note: This facility is only open to new members.
If current members of UKWN wish to join the EWN as well then either fill in the EWN online join form or let me know and I will pass your details on to Henkka.

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