DIY weather radar

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Too simple for a project page & which may never happen.

lion-mclionheadlion mclionhead 03/15/2023 at 00:400 Comments

NEXRAD is so bad, it rarely picks up the lighter amounts & sometimes picks up non existent amounts.  It's always delayed by 5 minutes.  The lion kingdom still has most of the parts required for 2.4Ghz radar.  It would be short range & low power.  NEXRAD goes at 2.8Ghz.  Theoretically, common 2.4Ghz wifi can detect rain at a short range.

NEXRAD also scans 360 degrees when all you really need is the direction the rain is coming from.