[TowerTalk] Wired Anemometer for Tower?

K0DAN k0dan at comcast.net
Sun Apr 27 16:28:17 EDT 2014

The outdoor unit uses a small solar cell to charge a small (but several 
Farad) supercapacitor and a small battery. Battery replacement is easy, 
repair/replacement of the supercap is a little dicey, but I was able to do 
it so anyone could. Of course the company will repair it for you for $$$. 
Normally these components don't fail for 10 years or more, but failure is a 
possibility, especially out in the environment. But not a reason to avoid 
the company and the products, they're about the best 
non-commercial/industrial units out there.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Kim Elmore
Sent: April 27, 2014 12:50
To: Steve Jones
Cc: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wired Anemometer for Tower?

I had a Peet Bros. Unit and it was fine. I had issues with the physical 
wiring (critters) and do went to a Davis wireless unit.

Be advised that the wireless units use a backup battery that needs periodic 
replacement. That said, mine has never had any issues at all on my tower and 
I shunt feed it for 160 m at 1.5 kW.  It's about 15 ft below my other 
antennas -- I've never heard it and it isn't bothered by me.

Kim N5OP

"People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the 
music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith

> On Apr 27, 2014, at 12:01, "Steve Jones" <n6sj at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Can any of you recommend a wired anemometer or weather station unit?
> I want to install an anemometer to monitor the wind speed at the top of my
> tower.  All I can find online are wireless units.  On this reflector I 
> have
> seen a number of bad reviews of wireless weather sensors, because their
> little wifi transceivers get damaged by the RF from a ham antenna.  I have 
> a
> spare CAT5 cable at the base of the tower available.
> 73,
> Steve
> N6SJ
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