The following is a selection of Dyacon weather stations operating in different conditions and filling different roles. If you have installed a Dyacon weather station, please send us a picture, we’d love to add it to our gallery.
Grand Canyon Aviation
The user staked the weather station in sandy and rocky soil near the landing zone. Due to the location in the bottom the canyon, the cell phone signal strength is very low, but transmits Weather Underground data, text messages, and receives over-the-air firmware updates.
Preston Community Airport
The Preston, ID airport station is installed in sandy soil using stakes to secure the tripod. The weather station uses a rain gauge, pyranometer, and soil temperature sensor which serve as a reference for the rural agricultural area. The station uploads to WeatherUnderground and MesoWest.
STS VIP Helicopter Services
As can be seen from the Weather Underground page, the station operates in a high humidity environment.
With access to a machine shop, STS fabricated a beautiful and unique weather station tower near their landing pad. All of the cables are neatly routed through the welded pipe; making a very tidy installation.
Agricultural Extension Station Network
Renegade Fly-in Community
The Dyacon weather station is located mid-field on the runway. The weather station uses a WiFi transceiver to send real-time weather data through HughesNet satellite modem. The modem serves the broadband needs of the community, including VOIP.
TW Daniels Forest
The consistent wind direction could cause abnormal potentiometer wear on most wind direction sensors, but Dyacon WSD-1 uses a non-contact angular sensor.
This installation was unique for Dyacon and the first experience in a coastal environment. Due to permit restrictions, the tripod could not be permanently anchored so we used Dyacon Sand and Snow Plates. These were buried about 6 inches in the sand and two stakes used on each foot. The tripod held firm throughout the winter and was removed at the conclusion of the study.