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Offline prsmith777

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Colorado Station
« on: November 10, 2022, 03:07:46 PM »
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This is my setup.

I have the Ambient WS5000 about 30ft up on the pole.  I added a box at the base to put in the heater transformer and a plug.  The pole tilts down for easy access.
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Re: Colorado Station
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2022, 01:54:05 PM »
How are you gonna do maintenance on that?
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Re: Colorado Station
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2022, 04:38:22 PM »
I can see the anny at 30ft. That's a good idea, but can you mount the temperature sensor lower or is is it all one unit.
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Re: Colorado Station
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2022, 01:53:42 PM »
Can’t tell from the photo but is your rain collector up that high? If so, you get more accurate measurements if placed on or near the ground. As another poster stated, how are you going to perform routine maintenance on this?
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Re: Colorado Station
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2022, 07:07:40 PM »
The pole tilts down for easy access.

Looks like he's got a tilting mechanism for maintenance. Can see it better in the second image as well.

Really cool siting and setup, did you make that mast system yourself?
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Re: Colorado Station
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2022, 09:24:50 AM »
It looks like the DX Engineering "Omni-Tilt" Vertical Antenna Base. I have one mounted for my 5-Band Vertical Ham HF antenna. It appears to have been painted, but I recognized it immediately.

Go to DX Engineering's web site and look up "Omni-Tilt".

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Re: Colorado Station
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2023, 07:12:36 AM »
That would be awesome for your wind readings. I would move the rain collector closer to the ground, maybe a foot above your tilting point on the pole. I would put my temp reader about six feet off that pole for optimal readings. But hell, it's better than my all in one units placement so those are just suggestions since you have the pole set, nice rig.

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