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Offline hela

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Finally got a Davis VP2!
« on: August 01, 2020, 10:52:09 PM »
bought my first station, an accurite 5-in-1, about 5 years ago.  after a bunch of small issues with temperature (fan) and connectivity, it finally gave up completely after 2 years of use.

so, after 3 years without a PWS i decided it was time for another and went with a davis.  our first "real" PWS!

ISS is mounted about 6.5' up on a fence post and the anemometer is on a 20' harbor freight flag pole. the flag pole is braced to the fence post about 9' off the ground.  it will be put to the test in the next few days as the tropical storm heads our way.



Offline DRoberts

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Re: Finally got a Davis VP2!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 12:52:32 AM »
Congratulations! You will enjoy the Davis. I have only had mine up since May of 2018, but it has performed flawlessly in all the different weather Kansas can throw its way.

Like your setup also.

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Re: Finally got a Davis VP2!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 01:21:24 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forums.

Congrats. I did notice though the wooden post may cover the aerocone from rain at certain times when it's down wind from the post.  Best to move the ISS up to the top of the post so the  aerocone has a 360 view without being blocked.

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Re: Finally got a Davis VP2!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 05:11:59 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forums.

Congrats. I did notice though the wooden post may cover the aerocone from rain at certain times when it's down wind from the post.  Best to move the ISS up to the top of the post so the  aerocone has a 360 view without being blocked.

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Ditto on the rain bucket.

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Re: Finally got a Davis VP2!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 11:10:03 AM »
thanks for the tips, guys. moved the ISS to the top of the pole this morning.

bring on the rain!

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Re: Finally got a Davis VP2!
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 10:13:37 AM »
Hello....

Congrads on the Davis. They are built to Last. I have had my Davis Vantage Vue and it has performed Nicely for many years.

do you have a weather website there in NJ as well? what is the link? it is possible to add a link in your profile so that on the left of this screen next to your name is a Globe icon that can be clicked on to go to your site. click on the globe icon next to my user name to see what I mean. I am located in Northeast USA as well (Massachusetts)


...chris

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Re: Finally got a Davis VP2!
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 10:15:45 AM »
the red arrow is pointing to the icon I am talking about over on the left of this screen next to usernames



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Offline hela

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Re: Finally got a Davis VP2!
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 11:12:48 AM »
Hello....

Congrads on the Davis. They are built to Last. I have had my Davis Vantage Vue and it has performed Nicely for many years.

do you have a weather website there in NJ as well? what is the link? it is possible to add a link in your profile so that on the left of this screen next to your name is a Globe icon that can be clicked on to go to your site. click on the globe icon next to my user name to see what I mean. I am located in Northeast USA as well (Massachusetts)


...chris

cool.  i don't have anything fancy running yet, but added my location and the link to my Davis station summary for now.

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Re: Finally got a Davis VP2!
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 11:24:17 AM »
thanks for the tips, guys. moved the ISS to the top of the pole this morning.

bring on the rain!
You will enjoy your VP2.  It's about as good as you'll get in a consumer-level weather station.   [tup]

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