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Electronic Barometers/Barographs?

Well, I need to get a Barograph (logging barometer) and I'm looking at a few different electronic versions. The one I'd like to get is over $1,000 with accessories, but I'll post it here for grins. Any thoughts on the others? I'm leaning towards the NASA Marine unit right now.

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I have an earlier version of the Weems & Plath unit. It has served well enough. Only real complaint has been that it has a non-adjustable threshold for high-wind warning, which leads to false alarms in the tropics (because there's a twice-daily 3mb change in baro pressure). Other than that, ok.
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I have a Speedtech unit I bought second-hand for $35. It's no longer made, and eats just 4 AAA batteries per year. It is ideal for me, and logs 24 hours of readings.

You may wish to simply just get a good aneroid barometer and a wrist-top watch that records baro info like those from Suunto (I glance at mine a few times a day in changeable weather). Conversely, get a weather station with output to a PC and record and display historigraphs that way.

Other than that, the W&P unit is most similar to my old Speedtech. Look at the Oregon Instruments site; they may have something appropriate, too.
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I have a Weems and Plath # 4002, I think it's the current model, a simple electronic barometer. It uses AA batteries which last about a year. IT displays history at 2,4,6,12,24 and 48 hr intervals and lets you set an gale warning alarm for the pressure change you set in. The only fearure I'd like that it doesn't have is a dew point as we get fog often here in the spring/fall.
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Well, I need to get a Barograph (logging barometer) and I'm looking at a few different electronic versions. The one I'd like to get is over $1,000 with accessories, but I'll post it here for grins. Any thoughts on the others? I'm leaning towards the NASA Marine unit right now.

NASA Marine Unit (I'd get it without the wind speed stuff)

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I have the Nasa Meteoman. It is available online for a lot less than the link you gave at:
allGadgets: Product: 'NASA MeteoMan Weather Station - £125!'
Nice unit, good display and hardwired into 12v. It requires a bit to mount it.

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Thanks all. I just ordered the Meteoman from the link Paul posted. Hopefully I get it I'll let y'all know how it is.
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