Where to send MeteoBridge data

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NormanW
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Where to send MeteoBridge data

Post by NormanW » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:37 pm

Since the change to the way Wunderground handles the data from my station, I have decided to use my own web site with a page for my PWS.

My website is built using WordPress and I want to use the WordPress plugin called WeatherStation. I need to find one of the accepting weather sites in the MeteoBridge weather networks where I can access the Stickerstags, clientdraw.txt or realtime.txt file that MeteoBridge uploads. I'm not sure how MeteoBridge even sends out my PWS data?

WordPress asks for an HTTP/HTTPS webserver and the url where the data can be found. This is the pertinent paragraph from the manual:

File-based station
If you operate your weather station using a common software (such as Weather Display, Cumulus, WeeWX, WeatherLink, WsWin32, MeteoBridge, etc.), you can ask this software to export its data via a realtime.txt, clientraw.txt or stickertags file. If this file is locally accessible or “published” via a file server or a web server, it can be read by Weather Station to become a collected station – like any other type of station.

To add such a station please, set all the required fields and adjust the source as follow:

Web server
If the file is published on a web server, for the field source name you can specify the resource like www.example.com/path/realtime.txt. Note there’s no protocole like http:// or https:// in the source name.

File server
If the file resides on a file server, for the field source name you can specify the resource like example.com/path/realtime.txt (unauthenticated file server) or like user:password@example.com/path/clientraw.txt (authenticated file server). In this case, too, there is no protocol specification in the name of the source.


Please could someone tell me how I can achieve this. I already upload to Wunderground, PWS Weather, Open WeatherMap and Weathercloud, but none of these seem to make the information that the WeatherStation plugin needs available.

Is anyone else using WeatherStation? The WeatherStation handbook is online https://weather.station.software/handbo ... a-station/

Thanks for reading

NW
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Re: Where to send MeteoBridge data

Post by SANdood » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:08 pm

Your best bet is to look at how other web-based weather stations collect data from the Meteobridge. There is a "MBrealtime.txt" method out there for the Saratoga templates - this uses a server-based PHP script which the MB pushes as an HTML service (this may make no sense to you until you review the Saratoga installation process). You would use this process to get the script from a server which would generate a file on that server, and then telling WeatherStation to pick up this file as its data source.

If that doesn't work, try searching over at WXForum.net - there are threads for practically every template and weather station, with many Meteobridge users. They can probably help...

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Re: Where to send MeteoBridge data

Post by NormanW » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:48 pm

Thank you for your insightful response. I have now asked on WXForum as well.

You are correct there are huge numbers of users who have MB, but because the WordPress WeatherStation is fairly new, there seem to be few users of it.

I'll keep trying...

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