Friday, September 4, 2009

Davis Vantage Pro2

My wife just got me a Davis Vantage Pro2 for my birthday. My first task has been to figure out what I need to get it up-and-running. I've more-or-less selected wview as my data management software of choice as it seems to be the most mature and best support Linux option. After calling Davis and posting on the wview group, I've learned that the WeatherLink package is a required purchase for communicating data to a computer. A bit hard to believe that the included adapter isn't included in the Vantage Pro2 package---are there really people who just like to stare at the console? But, I digress. WeatherLink is on order and I'll be trying to install wview soon...

1 comment:

  1. I've since discovered that weewx is a much nicer software package for managing the connections and data archiving than wview. The caveat is that weewx requires Linux and VP2.