Well it had to happen, my dear old Bios Weather Station has dropped the bearing in the Anemometer and the whole thing is due for retirement immediately. I don't want to buy another cheapy such as the Digitor line, nor go overboard price wise with a Davis System (and for me at least, unknown protocols). The Oregon Scientific stations seems to be a sweet spot in between. Minimum sensors for my setup are - external temperature, wind speed, wind direction and rainfall. The WMR200 ticks those boxes and has the advantage of solar assisted power supply to promote battery life. Arduino suppling air pressure and humidity readings itself.
However, regardless of brand, I do want to definitely keep the strategy of my own Arduino base station intercepting the 433MHz from the OS sensors to provide the interface to my web server. I will just put their LCD version on the kitchen bench.
So what are people's opinions of this line of Weather Station gear in terms of the value/reliability/accuracy trade off??? What is also extremely important is, how successful have been people been, especially in the Arduino community, in intercepting and decoding the Oregon Scientific protocols? I had read some promisinghttp://wmrx00.sourceforge.net/Arduino/OregonScientific-RF-Protocols.pdf
www material and https://github.com/phardy/WeatherStation
, but a bit more detail about analysing the more complex sensor combinations such as the WMR200 would be appreciated.
PS is there an updated version after the WMR200 around? Is it the WMR300? Does it use the same simple keying (OOK) 433MHz/Manchester protocol? Has anyone had a crack at it? 50% more costly here in Australia and reminds me of a Davis product in style at least.