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    Hi all,

    I have had a Davis Monitor II WX station for about 10 years. (see it http://home.comcast.net/~smdamelio here). Recently I have had trouble with the anemometer. It seems to stop recording in very wet (100% humidity) weather. So I took this as an excuse to upgrade to a Vantage Pro2.

    Now my dilemma...

    It appears the new unit has all the measuring equipment in one bundle. That means I can't seperate my anemometer from my temp sensor location. If I place it on my roof, I'm pretty sure it will show too high of a reading off the roofing material. But the sweet spot for my temp readings blocks the good wind.

    I know this is a pretty popular unit and would be open to any solutions w/regard to location.

    Thanks,

    Steve (new MWO member, your drive is working)

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    Steve,

    It is great to see you here and to see you are a new member. I appreciate it as I want to see the new images!

    I can not help on your question, but Bill O may be able to.

    Thanks for joining and supporting the Observatory.
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    How long is the cable attached to the anemometer? I have a Vantage Pro and the cable is about 50 feet. That should help a lot.

    If I were you I'd find an ideal location for the temp/humidity sensor and just work with the anemometer from there. After all, unless the anemometer is at 10 meters its not official and the measurements are just for fun.
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    Thanks for the replies, I haven't got the unit yet (should be here Tuesday) so I don't know if the components can be seperated. It's the wireless version and the pics show all the instruments mounted together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6288
    Thanks for the replies, I haven't got the unit yet (should be here Tuesday) so I don't know if the components can be seperated. It's the wireless version and the pics show all the instruments mounted together.
    You should be fine, even though they are shown together the anemometer can be seperated, it comes with a 50 foot cord. It just makes for a good advertising picture to show them all together.
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