Wireless weather station

Fragonard

Member
Any comparisons between the Davis Vantage Vue and Sencrop? They're almost the same price, but the Sencrop hasn't wind speed, but the Davis has.
 

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
If you are farming blocks of land say 10miles plus away from your main yard, do any of you have a remote weather station on those blocks of land, which you can read from your farm office,to save a wasted journey to that farm if it has rained etc.
 

Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
If you are farming blocks of land say 10miles plus away from your main yard, do any of you have a remote weather station on those blocks of land, which you can read from your farm office,to save a wasted journey to that farm if it has rained etc.

Yes - it’s exactly what I use the sencrop stations for - saves a lot of wasted journeys
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
to revive this any recommendation on a cheap ish weather station ideally with an app so can view from phone other than that it will just sit in my garden so somthing basic.
 

Against_the_grain

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
S.E
How are sencrop users getting on with them after a few months? Can you link soil moisture sensors/leaf wetness etc to them?

Paid a lot of money for one a year ago but struggle to use the software which i think was written in 1987
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
How are sencrop users getting on with them after a few months? Can you link soil moisture sensors/leaf wetness etc to them?

Paid a lot of money for one a year ago but struggle to use the software which i think was written in 1987
No soil moisture/leaf wetness ability yet but presumably must be coming. Software easy to use and what we are now doing is creating networks with other farmers and can see all their wind and rain data. Excellent if you have a farm a few miles away and someone else already has a Sencrop next to it, saves buying another!
 

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Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
How are sencrop users getting on with them after a few months? Can you link soil moisture sensors/leaf wetness etc to them?

Paid a lot of money for one a year ago but struggle to use the software which i think was written in 1987

they have been rock solid so far - no dropped connections etc

Have 4 units running now at various locations

software and app a joy to use - very simple
 

ffukedfarmer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
West Kent
I love my Netatmo.

Placed beside the house. Don't need remote site monitoring.

Hi Clive, how you had enough rain yet to test how accurate the rain gauge is, only reason I ask is my Netatmo seems to have lost its way again in this dry spell, we had 11mm yesterday, normal gauge next to it said that, but my Netatmo said 8, it’s done this before, spiders make webs inside and slow the tipping mechanism I think. Looking for an upgrade and like the look of this.

How are you both getting on with your netatmos?

I like the look of it but the Amazon reviews aren’t great
 

Matt77

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East Sussex
How are you both getting on with your netatmos?

I like the look of it but the Amazon reviews aren’t great
It's OK, rain gauge hates spider's webs, just need to remember to open it up and clean it few times a year, does what it says on the tin, record's rain, puts on graph that can be looked at anywhere, on anything, tells you when it's raining, which always makes my family laugh as we will be miles away from home and my rain drop notification sound will go off and someone will laugh and say it's raining at home, it's all good enough for me and not silly money.
 

ffukedfarmer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
West Kent
It's OK, rain gauge hates spider's webs, just need to remember to open it up and clean it few times a year, does what it says on the tin, record's rain, puts on graph that can be looked at anywhere, on anything, tells you when it's raining, which always makes my family laugh as we will be miles away from home and my rain drop notification sound will go off and someone will laugh and say it's raining at home, it's all good enough for me and not silly money.

thank you
 

Fendt

Member
We have a sencrop rain gauge and wind station. The app is very user friendly but I find the rain gauge is consistently 15% down on recorded rainfall. For example, we had two spells of rain here last week and the sencrop recorded a total of 6.5mm whilst our old fashioned rain gauge totted up 8mm. Neighbours also report the same thing with their sencrop stations.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

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On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

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