WeatherHawk Weather Stations are Ideal for Challenging Environments
Industry grade components and robust construction used in WeatherHawk Weather Stations provide great reliability, particularly in remote locations.
WeatherHawk Weather Stations,
manufactured by Campbell Scientific, provide the full range of
outside weather information expected of a top line industrial or
home weather station - temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind
speed and direction, and rainfall. And you can throw in solar
radiation as well.
Both cable and wireless weather stations are available, and
they are designed for long term reliability in harsh conditions,
including coastal locations where salt may cause corrosion
They are particularly suited to situations where access to
the recorders is difficult or not always possible, and where
reliability is essential. Their exceptionally long radio
range of 5.5miles (almost 9km) when boosted can also solve
The sensor unit is powered by a solar recharged battery,
although AC recharging is also possible if necessary.
The sensor package is designed for roof mounting,
but ground mounting options are available.
Back up is excellent, and the WeatherHawk Weather Stations
have a good record for reliability. They come with
necessary interfaces for connection to a PC or Mac.
When you unpack yours, it will be factory assembled and
Very Nice, But is it Right for You?
The WeatherHawk Weather Station is comparable to
stronger models produced by
(also suitable to
severe coastal locations) and Davis, particularly the
Davis Vantage Pro2,
, and has a slightly greater radio range.
But it has some significant downside issues which require consideration.
Firstly, compared to the Rainwise and Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Stations, the WeatherHawk Weather Station is not quite as strong in recording range and resolution, and has no facility for recording inside temperature or humidity.
Secondly, it has no display console, and must be connected to your computer, which could be annoying at times.
And finally, the big problem is price* - $2240.00 (manufacturer's recommended retail) which, although including a roof mounting kit, computer connections and software, is much higher than the similar wireless weather stations from Davis and Rainwise.
Discounts can be found, but check carefully to make surethat what you are buying is a complete working unit. Ambient Weather is always worth checking
So although it is obviously designed as a reliable data collector for harsher than average conditions, and has a long unboosted communication range of a quarter to half a mile, (about 400 to 800m) depending on frequency, the value is hard to see.
Nevertheless, if your situation is marginal and requires a strong sensor array with long radio range, further investigation may be worthwhile.
And if, instead of a home weather station you are looking for a rugged reliable commercial or emergencyweather station, then the WeatherHawk Weather Stationshould definitely be considered.
WeatherHawk Weather Stations are also widely used inautomated home management systems, where weather informationis used for tasks such as closing storm shutters ormanaging garden irrigation systems.