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Offline LeomaTNWX

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My station
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:46:14 AM »
Here are some pics of my first weather station. I think I am really going to love this hobby!!!













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Re: My station
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 12:31:37 PM »
That surely is impressive!

I've been laying here thinking about redoing mine when I'm up and about.  I'm going to save those pics (along with some others) so I'll have some great ideas to look at when the time comes.

I hope your unit works as good as it looks!

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Re: My station
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 01:21:39 PM »
THAT is a sweet looking tower. Did you ground it and how high total??
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Re: My station
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 01:23:47 PM »
Until I looked at your pictures I had not thought about using Kindorf clamps to mount my anemometer support pole.  I am thinking of mounting it about 12 feet above my roof on a pipe that is attached to the side of the home and extends through the roof. The Kindorf clamps will allow me to lower it with minor effort for any future maintenance.

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Re: My station
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 01:27:22 PM »
I hadn't considered using a mailbox post.  That seems like it's just the thing for mounting sensors.

So how high is your annemometer?
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Re: My station
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 10:04:45 PM »
My guess it looks to be around 12'-14'.

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Re: My station
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 01:35:09 AM »
Thanks everyone. It is around 15 feet tall but it is over 100 feet to to the closest object which is my house. I have not grounded it yet but I am going to use #12 wire and a ground rod.

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Re: My station
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 02:49:09 PM »
Very nicely done! I also used unistrut clamps for mounting my mast.

I'm jealous of your location. I have trees everywhere in my yard with no really good spots.


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Re: My station
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 07:37:16 PM »
What was the reason for the curved section at the top?

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Re: My station
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 07:48:43 PM »
Considering the thread's over 10 years old, I'd suggest not holding your breath for a reply. [tup]

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Re: My station
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 10:37:45 AM »
I would suggest having a gap all the way around between the cap and the body of that shield to let the heat out or it may get trapped in the top. Perhaps some kind of legs? Otherwise I like the installation a lot.

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Re: My station
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 10:38:53 AM »
Considering the thread's over 10 years old, I'd suggest not holding your breath for a reply. [tup]

Wow. The station is probably long since dead.

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Re: My station
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 02:44:38 PM »
I believe its still running. I'd be interested if its still the same equipment. QC ratings are real good.
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Re: My station
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 02:51:01 PM »
Considering the thread's over 10 years old, I'd suggest not holding your breath for a reply. [tup]
Yikes! Sorry about that. I swear yesterday I was browsing the forum and when I checked the "Weather Station Pictures" sub forum this thread was right at the top. I didn't see the date...  #-o

I'll try to pay closer attention in the future. :oops:

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Re: My station
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 03:26:57 PM »
Considering the thread's over 10 years old, I'd suggest not holding your breath for a reply. [tup]
Yikes! Sorry about that. I swear yesterday I was browsing the forum and when I checked the "Weather Station Pictures" sub forum this thread was right at the top. I didn't see the date...  #-o

I'll try to pay closer attention in the future. :oops:
Jeez, don't beat yourself up. You're certainly not the first and certainly won't be the last to reply to an "ancient" thread.