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Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Posted: Sat 01 Sep 2012 9:36 am
by apenwith

Results for August - some very spurious RG11 readings on the Cumulus RG11 at the end of the month. My first though was birds perching on the unit but the select-a-graph shows the readings occur when there is rain - birds would be much more random.
The two buckets performed quite well. The dummy reading and two other red entries used the manual gauge reading due to instrument or computer hiccups

Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Posted: Sat 01 Sep 2012 11:31 am
by bruce45
ok have not worked out figures per day but have monthly totals for

july rg11 3.19 inches tip bucket 4.65 inches

august rg11 5.3 inches tip bucket 6.07 inches

not really sure what to make of the figures

Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Posted: Sat 15 Sep 2012 8:01 pm
by pete_c
My numbers were so different between the two RG-11's sitting only maybe 24 inches from each; I quit looking. The odd thing is that the Davis and the Dallas tipping bucket are also adjacent to each other on the same weather mast and these two tipping buckets were always in sync. That said I honestly don't know if I want to use the RG-11 as a digital tipping bucket. Maybe just an on/off switch for a rain sensor.

Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Posted: Sun 16 Sep 2012 1:49 pm
by duke
Maybe just an on/off switch for a rain sensor.
My conclusion too. At least now if the RG11 development / accuracy continues, Cumulus has the ability to read the data from it :) .

Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Posted: Mon 01 Oct 2012 6:48 am
by bruce45
this is septembers results

i bought a manual gauge from the local garden centre mid august just to compare as i was not sure how accurate the tip bucket was

manual gauge 6.56 inches

rg11 6.82 inches

tip bucket 6.48 inches

still confused about results but not to much difference

will see what october brings

Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Posted: Mon 01 Oct 2012 11:07 am
by apenwith
Hi All
I thought it had gone quiet on the RG11 front but it seems I'm not the only on still playing with the things.

So here are my results from September.
The manual site RG11 is still modified with the funnel and an extra tipping bucket has been added. A very well made mini weather station from Lidl - not PC loadable - only stand alone. At £39.99 with wireless wind and rain sensors incredible value.
That's the one I have called SH Bucket (It's on my summer house roof). The SH Bucket only started during the month so a red 9.3 entry is added to correct the early part of the month. The RG11's are not a million miles out over a period but in the short term very erratic. The red zeroes are when there were no readings. The Sept 31st line is there to give a part reading up to 9am 1/10/2012.

Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Posted: Mon 01 Oct 2012 1:40 pm
by bruce45
the trend i have noticed is that with light rain the rg11 over measures and heavy rain under measures,

this does fall in line with the info on hydreon's site about accuracy in tip bucket mode.

more readings from other users might help to workout what is going on.

Re: Hydreon RG-11 results

Posted: Thu 01 Nov 2012 10:21 am
by bruce45
ok for what its worth this is the October figure

manual gauge 5.96 inches

rg11 5.73 inches

tip bucket 6.09 inches

looking a bit better will wait and see what this month shows