The Oregon WMR300 sadly doesn't come with a build-in solar radiation sensor and even after I phoned the customer service they couldn't tell me when it might become available, so I decided to build and wire my own sensor from scratch - but read the full story below.
Nach diversen Hitze-Rekorden sowie langanhaltender Trockenheit während fast des gesamten Jahres 2015 scheint nun auch der Winter 2015/2016 so mild wie selten zuvor zu werden. Die einzige kältere Episode in diesem Januar brachte im Raum Bad Schönborn kaum Niederschläge mit sich, der einzige Tag an dem sich bisher ein Anzeichen einer Schneedecke bilden konnte war[...]
This Monday, the last total lunar eclipse until 2018 happened just as the moon was on its closest point to the earth, and our webcam was pointed in the right direction!
While our camera is streaming in HD quality, the images sadly can't keep up with mounted DSLRs or professional webcams as seen to the right - but watch for yourself.
Since back in the time when I purchased the brand-new weatherstation (sadly without a deeper research beforehand), no software running on linux was available to communicate with the Oregon WMR300, I had to reverse engineer all the protocols used. I will try to guide you through the set-up of the required software systems to communicate in this part, and go into detail on how to decode and store the received data in the next post.