MY WEATHER STATION SET-UP
I started my weather station in 1990 and have built up more equipment as I have gone along
The computer in the centre is only a 386 and it's 10 years old. It might be out of date but it is still good enough for geostationary and polar reception. It also receives radio fax images through a short-wave aerial. The computer to the left is a spare 486.
My 4th computer and the latest one (AMD 450) is used for graphic designing and is not used for any weather work apart from this web site.
The reason I have 4 computers is because everyone is dedicated to receiving different weather data and the only one that is not tied up is the AMD 450.
This is the Davis monitor for receiving daily weather information like rainfall, temps, ect.
This little hand held lightning detector available from Skyscan. It detects lightning in a 40 mile radius. Unlike the stormtracker system above this one doesn't show you which direction the storm is coming from, so you need to be out side observing the sky at the same time. As you can see I've made up 2 maps for my area as a guide.
This photo shows my aerial set-up. The red arrow points to the dish for receiving geostationary satellites, the yellow one is the short-wave aerial, the green one is a polar satellite aerial, the orange one is a CB aerial, The black one is the anemometer for the weather monitor and the purple one is a listening aerial.