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Hydreon RG-11 results

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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:01 am

Hi
Results 0900 26/06 to 0900 27/06

Manual Station
Manual Gauge 0.4mm
RG11 0.4mm
Cumulus Station
No reliable results as FO station problem

Apparently the RG11 is now supplied with RainX applied however rain does appear to stick on the surface.
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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby bruce45 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:25 am

on my existing tip bucket rain gauge i have used novus to clean and polish the plastic to stop the rain just wetting it untill there is enough for it to run. even light rain just forms beads and runs off.

http://www.novuspolish.com/ you can buy this from amazon in the uk as well as from ebay. this is ment for plastic and i used it to remove scratches and clean jukebox covers.

rain x is used on glass such as car windscreens to reduce smearing it puts a thin film over the glass and seals the microscopic pores of the glass.

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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby Super-T » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:45 pm

Anyone tried just a good wax car polish?

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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:52 am

Hi
Results 0900 27/06 to 0900 28/06

Manual Station
Manual Gauge 1.7mm
RG11 4.2mm
Very light misty rain probably drifting over the manual gauge
Cumulus Station
No data - FO weather station failed
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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Hi
The new FO weather station is installed so we should start getting more results. Since I now have a spare tipping bucket I may put it over with the manual gear.
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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:08 am

Hi
Results 0900 28/06 to 0900 29/06
The new FO station is up and running and there is a tipping bucket at the manual gauge site. But no reliable data as the new FO took a while to set up. Should be OK tomorow.
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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:43 am

Hi
Results 0900 29/06 to 0900 30/06
Manual Station
Manual Gauge 4.3mm
RG11 6.6mm
Bucket 2.4mm
Cumulus Station
RG11 0.2mm
FO Bucket 4.8mm
Light Rain Wind 10 - 15 knots
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Alan

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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby duke » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:07 am

Alan, any idea why one of the Rg11's consistently reports higher than the other?
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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:35 am

Hi
Next time we get some rain I'll set the debug log on to see if the Cumulus unit is reporting as it should. The differences at the manual site is puzzling as the units are close together about 1M above the ground. The Cumulus RG11 is sited on a mast (not ideal but fairly close to the bucket on a flat roof). It could be turbulence from the wind over the roofs that changes the drop characteristics.
But more tests are obviously needed.
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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:38 am

Results 0900 30/06 to 0900 01/07
Manual Site
RG11 1.6mm
Manual Gauge 0.2mm
Bucket 0.3mm
Cumulus Site
RG11 0.0mm
FO Bucket 0.0mm
Light winds
No rain apparent - suspect manual site affected by dew.
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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:08 am

Results 0900 01/07 to 0900 02/07
Manual Site
RG11 16.6mm
Manual Gauge 9.0mm
Bucket 6.9mm
Cumulus Site
RG11 No Data
FO Bucket 6.3mm
Light winds

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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby bruce45 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:50 am

hi
no rain over night so nothing to report

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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:08 am

Hi
Results 0900 02/07 to 0900 03/07
Manual Site
RG11 Data link lost
Bucket 7.2mm
Manual Gauge 9.2mm
Cumulus Site
RG11 6.5mm
FO Bucket 7.2mm
Light winds Light Rain

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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby apenwith » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:26 am

Hi
Rather than putting in daily figures I will post a weekly summary so that it would be easier to spot any pattern emerging. Could I humbly suggest others do the same.
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Alan

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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Postby duke » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:39 pm

Steve, would it be possible to have an option to allow the RG11 rain measurements to be displayed on the same "rain today" trends graph already uploaded to our web sites so we can easily compare each others data?

I'll post a request for this in the correct place too.
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