|Framework on its mounting, |
but not wired up yet
If you order one of these, you have to have a good think beforehand of where and how you will be able to fit it. Even if you know the general location, the immediate problems of what it will fix to are there. I couldn't really decide of finalise until I was up on the scaffolding, looking at the immediate site. The main thing is to get the Anenometer in a clean airflow, above the ridge, and clear of everything, including the TV aerial. The Raingauge is near it, but below - that also needs to be in clear space where it isn't over shaded, and not picking up dead leaves etc. The Anenometer has to be oriented very careful so that its North and South align to the true compass angles.
|Framework on the work table. The two|
units sit on a 38x38 angle
This is a Lacrosse 1600, and setting up was very easy. Once the batteries are in, the transmitter in the thermometer sends a signal, and the display unit is like a small iPad with buttons. There is a 'Set' button for progressively setting Time, Date, Units etc.
One thing that this may teach me, is whether a small wind generator would be worth fitting. Although there are no buildings south-west of us, we are in a dip, and the main smooth airstream is passing about 50metres plus above the house. At the height of our ridge, it already seems that the wind is too variable and reduced to be useful.