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posted on 8-3-2014 at 17:12 Reply With Quote
Weather Station Direction Vane

Just thought I'd let oyu knw that I've just risked life and limb up the telegrpah pole to check on the anemometer.... I'm sure it wasn;t that high or wobbly last time I went up there, but I suppose I was 10 years younger back then as well!

The Wind direction vane is indeed stick pretty firmly and I couldn't get it loosened. I have emailed the manufacturers to see if they can tell me how to sort it out, if not I shall order a new anemometer.. They cost around 160.

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posted on 8-3-2014 at 19:53 Reply With Quote
Good to hear you survived - hopefully it can be sorted. If not you could just arrange for a steady SW
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posted on 31-5-2014 at 17:46 Reply With Quote
I've been up the pole again today but was unsuccessful at fixing the direction vane on the weather station.

Time to save up for a new one I guess... I'll see if I can order a new one later today.

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posted on 1-6-2014 at 05:21 Reply With Quote
You'll be pleased to hear I've ordered a new anemometer for the weather station - 159!

Hopefully it'll arrive soon and I'll be able to shimmy up the pole again to replace it.

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posted on 1-6-2014 at 17:06 Reply With Quote
Great! It will be good to know which way the wind is blowing - though fixing the wind to be a good steady cross-shore would have been a fine alternative


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posted on 1-6-2014 at 19:32 Reply With Quote
Yep.... Maybe I'll just forget about it and set up a static weather station page that says 25 knots SW all the time... And 25C and sunny too.

While I'm at it I may as well make it Saturday afternoon all the time as well!

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posted on 2-6-2014 at 11:22 Reply With Quote
while your up there can you shoot that bloody tweety blackbird.

or feed him to your bees!





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posted on 2-6-2014 at 15:20 Reply With Quote
Haha.... He is quite tuneful at 4:30am isn't he!

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maybe if you train him to tweet when the winds blowing i wouldn't mind,

the misses says i can have a crossbow for christmas!!!!





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posted on 15-6-2014 at 16:04 Reply With Quote
You'll be pleased to hear I've spent most of the afternoon up the telegraph pole fixing the weather station. Hopefully it is all working again now and fingers crossed it'll stay that way for another 10 years as I can't afford close to 200 if it breaks again and that pole seems to get higher and more wobbly each time I go up it! Either that or I'm getting older.

It was quite breezy at the top of it today as well!

Let me know if you notice anything odd with the station though, but hopefully it is once again reading as it should be, complete with wind direction as well as speed.

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posted on 15-6-2014 at 16:26 Reply With Quote
Great! Now we need some good wind to check it out

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posted on 15-6-2014 at 16:49 Reply With Quote
Seams ok. Just left the beach was about 15knt wnw, so that would tie in with northerly not picking up that great and use the gust reading as the average.






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