Antenna mod for my WMR-200 weather station.
I was having a lot of problems with the default mounted antenna of my Oregon Scientific WMR-200 Weatherstation. This resulted in not receiving the temperature sensor. The distance between my temperature sensor and the receiver is aprox. 20 meters (line of sight) but this was enough to allow interference stop receiving the signal for a long time (usually all night) You can see that in some historical records This resulted in a lot of N/A readings. Today I have removed the original […]
Earthquakemonitor Widget v1.7 released
Hooray again 🙂 Earhquake monitor v1.7 is released. This release has a total new cache structure and also a new feature is added. PAGER (Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response) background PAGER (Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response) is an automated system that produces content concerning the impact of significant earthquakes around the world, informing emergency responders, government and aid agencies, and the media of the scope of the potential disaster. PAGER results are generally available within 30 minutes of a significant earthquake, shortly after the determination […]
Earthquakemonitor Widget v1.62 released
Hooray !! Version V1.62 of the earthquake monitor has been released. (You can see a demo on this site) A few minor changes, but worth the update 🙂 Changelog v1.62 Tested for wordpress 4.2.3 Minor text adjustments Minor aesthetic improvements Added banner Minor security update You can find the download here : https://wordpress.org/plugins/earthquakemonitor/
The effect of a Solar Eclipse on Solar Panels
The solar eclipse 2015 provided an acid test for a continent that has placed a big bet on renewable energy—but whose aging electricity grids could buckle under the strain of a sudden drop in solar power. This is the effect measured on my own solar panels during the eclipse. While (due to clouds) barely visible to the naked eye, the production during the eclipse dropped dramatically. During the eclipse on it’s max (10h30 till 10h40) the generated power dropped to 8 watt. You can view the full stats here.