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Offline LABob

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How to calibrate rain sensor without corrupting data?
« on: January 25, 2018, 11:51:43 AM »
How do you all avoid contaminating your weather data (CWOP, WU, etc.) while calibrating the rain gauge? Just take the whole station offline while calibrating?

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Re: How to calibrate rain sensor without corrupting data?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 01:02:07 PM »
Disconnect the gauge at the ISS and use an external counter. You can hack one up out of a cheapo pedometer. Or, just sit there and count the tips. :)
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Offline Mattk

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Re: How to calibrate rain sensor without corrupting data?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 04:54:29 PM »
And old WMII console works well for counting bucket tips

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Re: How to calibrate rain sensor without corrupting data?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 05:02:29 PM »
How do you all avoid contaminating your weather data (CWOP, WU, etc.) while calibrating the rain gauge? Just take the whole station offline while calibrating?
Yup. All I do is turn off the internet connection in WL for any ISS work... just be sure to clear the console before turning it back on. ;)