Would a weather station improve safety at your airport?
While windsocks have their place, they’re simply inadequate when flying in after a day trip. Wind direction, speed, visibility, and more can all be significantly different than they were at takeoff, and the pilot’s safety depends on knowing those specific conditions.
Of course, small operations don’t typically have massive budgets for complicated weather instruments. Although high-end FAA-certified AWOS equipment is incredibly helpful, the initial cost and ongoing maintenance can be prohibitive to small communities. At the other end of the spectrum, department store weather instruments suit the needs of a gardener but can be unreliable on a larger scope.
Dyacon advisory weather stations hit the sweet spot: reliable and affordable. Using DyaconLive (a service included with every weather station equipped with a cell phone), you can view aviation-specific variables such as density altitude and estimated cloud base using SMS text message or a web browser.
For the last 4 years we have been using Eugene’s system with text message access with great success. The equipment is very reliable, provides a timely and accurate transmission of important airport weather.Preston AirportJohn Kezele
We at Papillon Airways, Inc. are very happy with the Dyacon weather station. It has delivered exactly what we were looking for... This has greatly improved our ability to anticipate the need to stop operations.Papillon Grand Canyon HelicoptersBurl Boyd
Despite the harsh conditions of the Washington coast, including high wind speeds and the corrosive effects of salt spray, the Dyacon system performed well throughout the year long study.Oregon State UniversityNick Cohn
Dyacon weather stations are made in the USA and are pre-configured for aviation applications. The MS‑130 was created specifically to meet the needs of the aviation industry.
- Real-time web portal
- Fully autonomous (wireless and solar powered)
- Wind speed and direction
- SMS (text message) weather reports
- USB configuration
- Air temperature
- Relative humidity
- Barometric pressure
- Modbus slave (for local computer)
- Low-power operation
- Data logger
With these stations, weather reports are provided in an easy-to-use METAR format through a simple SMS text message interface. Once the weather station is installed, you can simply send a text message request from your cell phone and receive an immediate response directly from the weather station. Dyacon weather stations can also automatically upload to DyaconLive, our weather data web portal.
The integrated cell phone and solar power capabilities allow for remote installations and easy configuration. The system requires no apps, no websites, and no computer voices. No special data logger programming is required. If you can set up your home router, you can install a Dyacon weather station.
Basic measurements include wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure.
When combined with a Dyacon tripod, Dyacon weather stations are portable, which allows you to relocate them for seasonal or temporary landing strips.