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HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« on: October 03, 2022, 03:01:44 PM »
Davis WeatherLink LIVE (6100) on the way soon.

Any advice and help is appreciated.

I want to upload packet data for a WX station on apri.fi

Thanks!!
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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2022, 03:33:26 PM »
I spoke with Wes at weathershack.com and found out the Davis weatherlink live 6100 device will automagically pump the data to CWOP and wunderground.com

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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2022, 04:17:48 PM »
Hi,
Yes, just add those uploads in your Weatherlink.com site Share and manage shares settings.


Enjoy,
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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2022, 06:37:48 PM »
Eh...why is your ISS so far up?   or is that 5 feet off the ground?   

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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2022, 07:33:03 PM »
The Anemometer is 32 feet up, because my location is sheltered from the wind. When the Anemometer was down by the ISS it detected no wind, while tree tops were moving.

The ISS is a little high so it won't catch any leaves which are a problem here in the northeast US.

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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2022, 07:49:25 PM »
The Anemometer is 32 feet up

So it should be  :-)

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The ISS is a little high so it won't catch any leaves which are a problem here in the northeast US.

But temp should be measured about 4 feet off the ground  :-(

And if the ISS was that low you could check the rain gauge for leaves every day. . .
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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2022, 08:11:33 PM »
Live and learn. It will be moved. Thanks!!

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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2022, 08:27:18 PM »
Live and learn. It will be moved.
And while you're at it, I highly suggest you make your anny cable taut. Not only does it look sloppy, if I do say so, it allows the cable to flop around continuously in the wind, and it will eventually break at a tie down point. I suggest using UV resistant cable ties about 4-ish ft apart.

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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2022, 08:37:10 PM »
Ordered the zip ties, thanks!!

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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2022, 06:34:59 AM »
What did you use for poles?  I don't see guy wires.  How's the swaying?

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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2022, 10:38:02 PM »
As a HAM I two bought telescoping fiberglass poles 10 years ago from this vendor - https://mgs4u.com/fiberglass-push-up-masts/#masts

I bought their heaviest mast and a lighter one, because the cost to ship two was about the same to ship one.

I used three of the lower sections for the configuration pictured, though not from the heaviest duty mast. If you're going to buy one I recommend the heaviest 50 footer.

I don't remember what I paid but today the heaviest duty mast would cost $426.59 delivered to NY, this includes 8% tax.

I have taken the whole kit and kaboodle down and put it back up, it is a one man job.

Steve

p.s. these poles are made to give and the wind load of the anemometer will not tax to poles too much. There hasn't been winds over 9MPH since it's been up and the "sway" has been nothing.

pp.s. The bottom pole of the heaviest mast will absolutely not fit into the Davis ISS U-bolt.
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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2022, 11:33:36 AM »
The ISS was lowered to 5ft (It needs to be in the sunlight). Zip ties were applied to the entire of Anemometer cable. I hope this meets with peoples approval ;-) (except for the perfectionists).

Thanks for all the suggestions!!
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Re: HAM Just getting started - new Davis station
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2022, 12:45:47 PM »
Very nice Steve. :-)

I'd only suggest maybe adding some guy wires if able.

Really like the setup you've got going there.
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