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Offline LTCSZ

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Recommend Stand Alone Wind Meter?
« on: June 23, 2019, 01:40:54 PM »
I have an Ambient Weather WS-2000 weather station with which I am reasonably satisfied. My only disappointment is in the wind reporting transmission time. It only transmits data roughly every 60 seconds or greater and then only the wind speed at that precise time. Meaning at least 60 second gaps in reports. That's a lot of missed wind gusts. Can anyone here recommend a stand alone gauge (I don't want to replace the WS-2000) that will report immediate and constant wind speed without a delay? Wired or wire-less is fine. Thanks for your help!

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Re: Recommend Stand Alone Wind Meter?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 02:17:41 PM »
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Re: Recommend Stand Alone Wind Meter?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 08:28:27 PM »
Thatís one of the things I love about my Heath ID-5001, wind speed and direction readings are in real time. Iíd hate to have any delay.  Here are some high quality options as well, both made in Massachusetts, but are on the pricier end.

Downeaster
https://www.capecodwindandweather.com

Maximum
https://www.maximum-inc.com
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Re: Recommend Stand Alone Wind Meter?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 04:44:39 AM »
You could add a GW-1000 which as long as you are on the same wifi network you can see 60 second slices from your WS-2000 sensor array on a app (WS-View). Not quite live but close enough.
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Re: Recommend Stand Alone Wind Meter?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2019, 01:02:12 PM »
I own both (Cape Cod and Maximum) and both are impeccable anemometers.  I can't say the same for either one of their wind vanes.  The Maximum vane is a half vane with no pointer and thus, induces quite a lot of flutter on the dial.  The Cape Cod (Downeaster) is a crude thing, consisting of a metal "flag" like contraption... 

 
Thatís one of the things I love about my Heath ID-5001, wind speed and direction readings are in real time. Iíd hate to have any delay.  Here are some high quality options as well, both made in Massachusetts, but are on the pricier end.

Downeaster
https://www.capecodwindandweather.com

Maximum
https://www.maximum-inc.com

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Re: Recommend Stand Alone Wind Meter?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 10:37:46 PM »
I own both (Cape Cod and Maximum) and both are impeccable anemometers.  I can't say the same for either one of their wind vanes.  The Maximum vane is a half vane with no pointer and thus, induces quite a lot of flutter on the dial.  The Cape Cod (Downeaster) is a crude thing, consisting of a metal "flag" like contraption...

Downeaster still has a regular vane, same size as the Davis, not the small tails of Cape Cod and Maximum. Cape Cod bought Downeaster in 2010, but they've kept the Downeaster division, sensors, and dials exactly the same as when it was its own company.

Here's the Downeaster sensors-

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