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JAT Observatory
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Reged: 02/20/05

Loc: In the Primordial Soup
Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again
      #5715096 - 03/05/13 06:52 PM

My 1st gen Boltwood cloud and rain sensor is back up and running. The thermal grease used to both seal out the elements and provide electrical isolation of IR sky temperature sensor and the rain sensor circuit needed to be replaced.

The sensor would always report the sky temperature as being between -10F an +4F. That would cause the sensor to always display "Very Cloudy". The sensor will be placed back online on the website's weather page in a few days, after it is calibrated.


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CarolG
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Re: Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5715271 - 03/05/13 08:17 PM

Glad to hear you got it going again, Marcus. By the way, I love your web pages. A lot can be learned from your site. Thanks!!

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JAT Observatory
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Reged: 02/20/05

Loc: In the Primordial Soup
Re: Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again new [Re: CarolG]
      #5715328 - 03/05/13 08:48 PM

Thanks Carol. The site needs some updates but I'm getting to it when I can.

Edited by JAT Observatory (03/05/13 08:50 PM)


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1965healy
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Re: Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again new [Re: CarolG]
      #5715329 - 03/05/13 08:49 PM

Yippee! Go Marcus! Now fix the camera so I can spy on you yard again!

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JAT Observatory
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Reged: 02/20/05

Loc: In the Primordial Soup
Re: Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5715336 - 03/05/13 08:52 PM

Karen the camera is on the list right after I figure out why the computer won't open the darn shutters

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1965healy
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Re: Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5715355 - 03/05/13 09:03 PM

Died of loneliness?

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JAT Observatory
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Reged: 02/20/05

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Re: Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5716768 - 03/06/13 04:22 PM

It might even longer..loaner DSLR showed up today

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JJK
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Re: Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #5716924 - 03/06/13 05:40 PM

If you need the sensor calibrated on a competely overcast sky, send it to me. The weather here this past year had set a new standard in poor.

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JAT Observatory
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Re: Cloud Sensor & Rain Sensor Working Again new [Re: JJK]
      #5717116 - 03/06/13 07:28 PM

John sorry to hear the about weather there. The clear to cloudy to rainy weather has alreay allowed me to get the sensor calibrated. It's online.

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