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[aprssig] Weather station update

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Mon Nov 9 18:26:13 UTC 2009


Sorry folks, that was meant to be OFFLIST!

Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics, LLC
www.rpc-electronics.com


--- On Mon, 11/9/09, Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com> wrote:

> From: Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Weather station update
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Monday, November 9, 2009, 1:25 PM
> OFFLIST:
> 
> Oh boy, I want one!  Let me know when I can order one
> from you to put with the sensor kit you gave me at
> Dayton.  I have it sitting here waiting for a
> use.  I tried playing with it to see if I could come up
> with somthing useful, but I just too damn shitty of a
> programmer to do anything.
> 
> Any idea of reseller cost yet?  I would love to put
> these on the site.
> 
> Jason KE4NYV
> RPC Electronics, LLC
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> 
> 
> --- On Mon, 11/9/09, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org>
> > Subject: [aprssig] Weather station update
> > To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> > Date: Monday, November 9, 2009, 1:20 PM
> > A quick update on my weather station
> > project... it's coming along well, and I should have
> the
> > first units shipping in time for Christmas.  The
> > pictures here show what should be pretty much the
> final
> > hardware version:
> > 
> > http://n1vg.net/ads-ws1-rev1.jpg
> > http://n1vg.net/ads-ws1-mast.jpg
> > 
> > The wind/rain sensor installation is temporary in
> this
> > picture and I haven't secured the cables yet.  The
> kit
> > comes with cable ties for that.
> > 
> > The box contains temperature, barometric pressure,
> and
> > humidity sensors.  There's a 1/2" port on the left
> > side, covered with a stainless steel mesh, that you
> can't
> > see in the picture.
> > 
> > This board revision includes 2 megabytes of flash
> > memory.  At the moment it's only used for voice
> sample
> > storage (it has a vocabulary of a little over 200
> words for
> > reading weather conditions over the air) but
> eventually
> > it'll be usable for data logging, too.
> > 
> > It's got a solid state relay rated at 8 amps for
> > controlling radio power.  In the pictured setup it's
> > powering an old Alinco DJ-F1T and it's working
> great. 
> > It's drawing about 18 mA, but I should be able to cut
> that
> > by 50% or more as I get some software power save
> options
> > going.
> > 
> > At this point there's mostly just software work and
> > component sourcing to be done.  Those 3.5mm
> pluggable
> > terminal blocks cost $16 each at Digi-Key and they've
> been
> > the biggest headache so far, but I've found a source
> at a
> > fraction of that and they'll be on the way here
> > tomorrow.  A bunch of the voice samples have to be
> > re-recorded (thankfully it's not my voice in the
> production
> > version) but that shouldn't take long.
> > 
> > Retail price should be around $150 (assembled except
> for
> > the wind/rain mast) with all of the sensors.
> > 
> > I'll be documenting a demo installation in the coming
> week,
> > with a complete solar powered station in an ammo can.
> > 
> > Scott
> > N1VG
> > 
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