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 on: January 18, 2015, 11:10:41 AM 
Started by Gogs - Last post by carseman
I am in the same boat!  My wind sensor froze solid just before Christmas for a couple of days, thawed and then the whole sensor suite went down just after Hogmanay.  I repaired the corroded pcb and temperature came back, but no wind. I have a replacement wind sensor which I tested which works and just need to replace it with the one on the roof. I have just got back from 3 days away and during that time, my station was showing 50C (for Tayside !!). I must check my soldering on the sensor board today. Meanwhile I am using the Metar from RAF Leuchars to show at least some fairly local readings on my website.


 on: January 17, 2015, 06:33:34 PM 
Started by Gogs - Last post by Gogs
 If any of you have been following the weather reported from my Station in Kirkliston, which of course you all are, not, you will have been amazed at how Kirkliston recorded zero wind during the recent gales.

Unfortunately this was not due to the fact we are an oasis, but rather because all wind recording instruments on my Watson Weather Station has seized!

The station is now fully repaired and appears to be accurate.

Would you believe it, I missed recording all that high wind!

 on: January 09, 2015, 02:45:38 PM 
Started by Budgie - Last post by MM0ZIF
As radio Amateurs we put a special event station on for the Irvine coast watch, they all seamed rather nice, but my major concern was at the time most of these guys where not trained in anything! now they are getting training but I am not sure if they pay for it themselves or not.

Personally I have done a lot of disaster management and would love to get more involved with flood management and stuff like that, as well as SkyWarn (which I am already a spotter for)

 on: January 04, 2015, 09:03:16 PM 
Started by sandy - Last post by sandy
I think my base station / control panel  may have given up the ghost as there are no numbers or directions shown, even  the indoor temp,just the directions for wind direction, N, S ect and a circle, I put batteries in it but no difference, I had been renewing the plug as there must be a poor connection somewhere, the wires were in the the same order as before. I wonder if I could get another base station as everything outside seemed to be working, had a look on ebay but no base stations ( in the uk at least )

 on: December 21, 2014, 12:46:28 AM 
Started by Budgie - Last post by Budgie
I can't comment on Coastwatch as we don't have any in our area, so I've never worked with them.  Grin

 on: December 21, 2014, 12:44:26 AM 
Started by samhchair - Last post by Budgie
I do use the BGS feed on my own site ( but thought this was an interesting project.
Now I've moved to a 64 bit OS I've stopped using the Quake Catcher sensor as I hadn't found a way to use it for my own site.  Wink

 on: December 20, 2014, 08:57:30 AM 
Started by Budgie - Last post by MM0ZIF
OT reply.

So what are your opinions on the volunteer service Coastwatch?

I've yet to be convinced. As spotters they are fine but I've never seen them in  live situation?

 on: December 20, 2014, 08:54:07 AM 
Started by Tugmistress - Last post by MM0ZIF
I'm on facebook can't remember but you should be able to find me with either Marcus Hazel-McGown or MM0ZIF (profile picture is a guy fawkes mask)

I am on the main map @ Saltcoats Smiley


 on: December 20, 2014, 08:51:16 AM 
Started by samhchair - Last post by MM0ZIF
Would it not be better to use the BGS data feed rather than tying up your application with hardware? before you know it you will end up with lightning detectors, seismic readers.. etc and a host of raspberry pi's to send all the data to the application your using. with Geology I have seen some very very accurate data provided I wonder indeed if it would be worth the expense making it work?

Just my thoughts

 on: December 20, 2014, 08:42:22 AM 
Started by MM0ZIF - Last post by MM0ZIF
Hello everyone, I am Marcus, I live in Three Towns, and have been involved with the weather for many years. In fact my Uncle used to run a weather station for Stewarts and Lloyds in Corby (Steelworks Town, where I was brought up)

My fascination of all things weather and geography based was damped down at school, after geography got rid of earth sciences for geopolitics, But once I found my hobby which is Amateur Radio, everything fell back into place. I now enjoy doing talks on Skywarn, propagation studies and more and am running a station from my own site (That is also reporting to this site) please feel free to look at &

Other than that I am a first aider and teach amateur radio and am a dedicated parent too..

Marcus Hazel-McGown

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