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Offline dport

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J mount and 24hr FARS
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:01:13 PM »
My VP2 is currently attached directly to a 4x4 post.  It's very cumbersome to take down for maintenance, etc. In hopes to solve this I have purchased the J mount in the attached picture.  We all know how hot dark metal can get.  Is this going to affect the temp with 24hr FARS? Should I consider painting the mount white?

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Re: J mount and 24hr FARS
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 07:53:21 PM »
Unless I'm mistaken, the VP2's solar panel(s) should be shielding some if not all of the mount at the strongest sun times?

FYI, I bought that same exact mount from Amazon a few months ago:



Notice that the color is much lighter than their ad picture, and how you can creatively mount a Stratus rain gauge right next to your VP2 for the ultimate precipitation comparisons.....
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Re: J mount and 24hr FARS
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 08:08:09 PM »
I have one - works just fine.  And you can just insert the anemometer pipe into the top hole of the J-mount.

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Re: J mount and 24hr FARS
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 08:11:44 PM »
I also have one, and it is grey rather than black. Works great so far.

Curious about whether that Stratus would be affected by any splash from the ISS? I thought about putting my Stratus on my ISS post/pole too but decided to think it over first.

What's your thought?

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Re: J mount and 24hr FARS
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 08:37:06 PM »
Another perspective.....



Not likely to see any splashing.....
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Re: J mount and 24hr FARS
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 09:35:25 PM »
Very nice.

I am having to remount my Stratus. The board it is mounted to has begun to loosen from its post and the board itself has seen too many Kansas dry, windy days.

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Re: J mount and 24hr FARS
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 10:04:21 PM »
I also have one, and it is grey rather than black. Works great so far.

Curious about whether that Stratus would be affected by any splash from the ISS? I thought about putting my Stratus on my ISS post/pole too but decided to think it over first.

What's your thought?

Great, thanks guys,  will post pictures when I have it installed.