The VE6AB Weather Network
A birds-eye-view of the APRS weather station that resides in the back of my mobile.
The call sign for my weather station is VE6AB-8 if you happen to see it on the screen of your favorite APRS device.
The insert shown here is the display of my Kenwood D710A that resides in the radio stack located in the front of my mobile.
Normally the electronics package for my weather station is out of the weather and secured in the cargo bay.
All of the sensors (wind direction, anemometer, rain bucket, external temperature probe, and humidity sensor) that are required to be outside of the cargo bay are mounted in the required positions giving accurate readings that are being uploaded to the Internet at http://www.aprs.fi and on the displays of your APRS device.
Visible in the top right corner of the photo is the 2 meter antenna required for the Yaesu VX-170 transceiver that is part of the electronics package, as well as the GPS receiver mounted just behind the 2 meter antenna.
At the present I am designing a new permanent mount that will allow the wind sensors to be lowered and raised into position by a linear actuator controlled from the radio stack location in the front of my mobile.
This mount with included weather sensors will be in a new permanent location just back of the sail of my Avalanche.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....