As above , do any of you think the Davis , over reads or under reads rainfall against any other rain gauge you use.?
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For the larger grower it would involve a lot of driving to tip manual rain guauges on outlying land.I use one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Conical-Rain-Meter-Gauge-Plastic-Transparent-Measuring-Cups-For-Outdoor-Garden/353147112206?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649and write the amount down on the calendar. what are advantages (if any) and cost of an electronic one?
I use one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Conical-Rain-Meter-Gauge-Plastic-Transparent-Measuring-Cups-For-Outdoor-Garden/353147112206?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649and write the amount down on the calendar. what are advantages (if any) and cost of an electronic one?
I have a dAvis Vantage View of my own and find it quite accurate and in line with other recorders. However I also have on the farm A Davis Vantage Pro put in place by another organisation. I have been convinced that it seriously under records rainfall.
AHDB have a similar machine on the local monitor farm and I know, after speaking with the farmer, that they have had to make quite a few adjustments to it to get it reading correctly.
I also host a Davis Vantage Pro for what might be the same outside organisation as you (I host the Croft northern NIAB trials). It under-reads by 50% compared to a manual one 200 yards away. The firm from Beds who manage these for KisanHub didn't out it up level nor put any stay wires in to keep it level. They weren't very keen on coming up to fix it either. There's a spirit level under the main rain gauge which needs to be level. I'd suggest a good coating of fly spray in the spring to keep spiders away from the tipping spoons.
Agrii have a station 10 feet away from the Davis whose name I can't see & it is much more accurate. Far better set up too. Luckily I can see their data too.
Bit late to the party and just seen this. Yes it will be for the same organisation. But the relationship has ended between Kisan and NIAB Tag
I’m hosting the weather station and now can’t get any of the data
Mind you Kisan Hub failed to impress me right from the start
Can you not find your location on the Davis website? Is it no longer transmitting? Your station will have a KH... number. I can read mine using the WeatherLink app on my phone.