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Offline G.O.B.B

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I am looking for a cheap way to collect weather data in a remote area. Temperature, humidity and rain are the minimum requirements for data collection.

Because only mobile phone coverage is available, I need to plunk a simcard in it or use a USB modem thingy (which I have).

Any idea folks....

Thanks
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Offline galfert

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Check out the Ecowitt WH6006E.
http://www.ecowitt.com/weather_station/6.html

That said it is a 3G cellular modem device and some carriers like Verizon and AT&T will be shutting down 3G service in the next couple years. Ecowitt has said that they are working on developing a 4G version but that may not be out for a year or more. No ETA on this. You would most likely be able to upgrade the modem when it becomes available... no guarantees.

Offline txweather

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Check out the Ecowitt WH6006E.
http://www.ecowitt.com/weather_station/6.html

That said it is a 3G cellular modem device and some carriers like Verizon and AT&T will be shutting down 3G service in the next couple years. Ecowitt has said that they are working on developing a 4G version but that may not be out for a year or more. No ETA on this. You would most likely be able to upgrade the modem when it becomes available... no guarantees.

I second galfert's recommendation.

Offline G.O.B.B

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Thanks folks. will explore.

 

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