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Title: New Start
Post by: orrokmas on January 06, 2011, 09:24:17 PM
Hi There,

Just started properly recording weather, although been interested for a few years. In the process of setting up a Davis Vantage in Aberdeen City. Have a good site for most instruments but am not happy with anemometer siting at present as it is partially sheltered by a local tree. Considering moving it to the chimney which will give a clearer all around  view. (would have to buy another transmitter to do this though). So far the numbers I'm recording are not too different from other local observation sites which is a relief. Still to look at websites etc but that is another project,

Mike 8)


Title: Re: New Start
Post by: Budgie on January 07, 2011, 01:11:21 AM
Hi Mike,

Welcome to the forum.
I use an extension lead for my anemometer to the ISS instead of another transmitter.
I trenched the cable into the ground across my field to the ISS. They come in 2.4m, 12m & 30m lengths with waterproof couplers.
Here's a link if it's an option: Skyview (http://www.skyview.co.uk/dept1/acatalog/Standard_4_Conductor_Cable.html)

Martin.


Title: Re: New Start
Post by: skyewright on January 07, 2011, 03:29:11 PM
Welcome to the Forum, Mike.

I use an extension lead for my anemometer to the ISS instead of another transmitter.
I trenched the cable into the ground across my field to the ISS. They come in 2.4m, 12m & 30m lengths with waterproof couplers.
I did something similar, though as it's just an area of rough grass and there was no problem with livestock or any such instead of trenching I just threaded[1] the extension down a length of hosepipe to give it a bit of protection; a year or so later it has as good a buried itself for most of the length!  ;)

[1] Threading was easy enough because, since I made up my own cable using some spare CAT5e (only using 4 of the cores) and some RJ12 connectors, I didn't need to pass the connector down the pipe, just the cable.


Title: Re: New Start
Post by: orrokmas on January 07, 2011, 04:48:44 PM
David, Martin,

Thanks for that thought.

I have a few more practical questions bubling away which I'll post as the project moves forward,

Regards,

Mike


Title: Re: New Start
Post by: Budgie on January 07, 2011, 11:32:50 PM
No problem Mike,

We're happy to help if we can.  ;)