The weather station should be working again (again).
I am hoping it will runs happily for a couple of weeks now but I don't have remote access so if it does go wrong it will have to wait until I get back to Lasham again (again!).
The first of the new cameras is up and operating at my home - see
There are no operational cameras at Lasham...
... since the clubhouse fire.
I will maintain one or two at home and was already looking into new cameras and a better internet connection for the southside. I will try to come up with a solution which also works northside until we have a clubhouse again...
On the brighter side:
I have bought kit which will, hopefully, solve internet connectivity. I am evaluating that at home...
I have bought a variety of new cameras. I am evaluating / playing them with at home. You might see some of that on the Cameras page
Aiming to get the weather station operational again by March 1st.
Aiming to get the new south-side network working before the regionals (needed for wx station and new cameras).
Aiming to get some / all of the new cameras operational again by the end of March before the regionals.
Massive TODO list
✓Try to get the weather station working again
(if I manage it I will probably have to discard the rest of February's data)
✓(wip) Evaluate new 4G modem and VPN
(for south-side network / weather station / new cameras)
✓Evaluate new 5MP, fixed-focus camera (images, software and wx-proof fixings)
(these should be good to replace the existing cameras - which were quite good anyway)
✓Evaluate new 8MP, variable focus camera (images, software and wx-proof fixings)
(with adjustable field of view we should be able to get higher resolution images with less lens distortion)
✓(wip) Evaluate new 8MP, PTZ camera (images, software and wx-proof fixings)
(The intention is to put this up the 10m mast and give a near 360° view of the airfield and horizon and cover most of the areas that the fixed cameras don't)
✓Setup new PC to replace the one ruined in the fire
Install new network south-side
Get rid of old internet connection
Install south-side cameras
Either get the clubhouse cameras working again (temporarily)
... or retrieve them and see if they are ok.
Install new network and PC north-side
Install new north-side cameras (temporarily? ...)
Manage another scan without tumours
get driving again
✓get a car
get flying again
LS6 online and annual
Sell some varios!
Build a new clubhouse to mount some new cameras 😀
The anemometer was fixed, but the wind direction needs tuning (it is probably within 20 degrees). (9/7/2020)
Soaring Forecasts (on this site)
(David Masson at Lasham Depending on workload, will try to maintain the outlook and soaring foreacasts for most XC-able days)