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Weather Station Equipment
Davis Cabled Vantage Pro2 Plus fitted with a Daytime Fan Aspirated Shield
The integrated sensor suite (ISS) includes a rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors and anemometer. The temperature and humidity sensors are enclosed in the radiation shield. The ISS is connected to the Console via cable.  The VP2+ console is connected to a PC via the Davis Weatherlink Data Logger and Weatherlink software.
The solar-powered fan runs during the day and is nearly 75% as effective in reducing the effects of daytime radiation compared to a fan aspirated shield operating 24 hours a day. Since there is no backup battery, the fan will cease running when night falls and the effects of radiation are less.
Solar Radiation Sensor
Measures global radiation, the sum at the point of measurement of both the direct and diffuse components of solar irradiance
Solar sensor
UV Sensor
Measures the sunburning portion of the UV spectrum. Allows display of UV index, dose rate, and daily and accumulated dose.
UV Sensor
Sensor images courtesy of Davis Instruments Station images © CS Weather

Weather Software
  • Weather Display by Brian Hamilton
  • Weather Display Live by Julian Best
  • MesoMap Live by Julian Best & Chris McMahon
  • Virtual VP, VP Live & Startwatch by SoftWx.
  • WeatherLink by Davis.
  • Digital Atmoshpere by Tim Vasquez
  • WXSIM & WXSIMMATE by Tom Ehrensperger
  • Cumulus by Sandysoft Software
Weather Display Weather Display Live MesoMapLive
Virtual VP VP Live Start Watch
Digital Atmosphere WX-SIM Cumulus WD Sparkline Graphs

Hand held weather meter
CS Weather has been fortunate enough to come into posession of a Kestrel 3000 pocket weather meter (which was one as a prize - many thanks to the Australian Severe Weather Association *EXT* and Australian Sky and Weather *EXT*).

The unit measures wind speed, temperature, wind chill, relative humidity, heat index and dew point temperature. Temperature is measured via an external thermistor, and a capacitive humidity sensor records relative humidity. Wind speed is measured with a large-diameter precision ultralight impeller which turns on sapphire bearings.

The unit is compact and light measuring 122mm x 42mm x 14mm and weighing 44g.
More information and specifications available here. *EXT*

Sharp Viewcam Model VL-E37
Lens: 8x power zoom F2.0 f=4.5-36mm
New life for an old unit.
The current camera is an analogue video camera c1996, rescued from the top of the wardrobe. Battery life was poor and you were lucky to get 15 minutes of recording before the battery needed re-charging. The unit runs on mains power via an adaptor.