Alright my dad and I wanna hook up a weather station on our car its a Ford Explorer and Looking for something at a good price any suggestions?
Also think about how you are going to power this? Is it battery powered? Solar powered? How reliable is the solar device? Are the sensors wireless? If so, the possibility of RF Interference comes into play.
I've had this model for a couple of years now. I got it when I first moved to Michigan and was worried about how the solar panels and batteries would respond to the harsh 'elements'. I had absolutely no problem maintaining sufficient charge in all pieces of equipment. My anenometer shot craps, lol, but that's my only complaint. The lack of sun in Michigan didn't bother the system either.
As for the RF issues, I'm sure I've blasted the crap out of the system with all my ham radio gear and have seen no issues. I even experimented with 440 (70cm) and was unable to phase it with the US portion of the ham bands. It transmits on 433.xx and I haven't found anything to interfere, yet :wink:
Just some input from my situation. Good luck!
Originally posted by David Drummond
Here's a pick of the same setup on my last Windstar van. It's closer up so you can see the setup. I will be doing away with the mobile mesonet style drainpipe setup for the new van I just got. I have a totally new idea for a fold down setup!
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Originally posted by John Diel
I saw somewhere (sorry, I don't remember where) that someone had covered the solar panels (or maybe it was a sensor of some sort) with 1/4 inch plexiglass.
I would go with Aluminum and use wing nuts for the foldable parts. I would bet the whole array could be fit into a folding package that would fit in the back of the explorer.