Rain Station for Weather Reach Weather Station


Rain Station


Rain Stations enhance a weather station network by recording localized rainfall measurements that are shared throughout a community.  








Overview


Weather stations represent large geographic areas.  Rain Stations provide localized rain measurements to improve the accuracy of Weather Reach water management.
 
A Weather Reach control products can be programmed to receive wireless rain measurements from a Rain Station in addition to the weather signal broadcast.

When choosing an Rain Station the following options must be considered:
 
  • Power Supply
  • Communication

Power Supply Options
 
  • AC 110 Volt AC Power
  • SP 10 W Solar Panel
Communication Options
 
Weather Reach Servers retrieve weather data stored in the station's datalogger.
 
  • Cellular IP – A cellular modem enables communication via the Internet.
  • Network - Internet connection via TCP/IP.
  • Direct Connect – RAD short haul modems enable a wired connection to a computer.

Models


Models Description
WR-RS-AC-D Rain Station AC Power w/ Direct Connect
WR-RS-AC-N Rain Station AC Power w/ Network Link
WR-RS-AC-CDMA Rain Station AC Power w/ Cellular IP-CDMA
WR-RS-AC-GPRS Rain Station AC Power w/ Cellular IP-GPRS
WR-RS-S-CDMA Rain Station Solar Power w/ Cellular IP-CDMA
WR-RS-S-GPRS Rain Station Solar Power w/ Cellular IP-GPRS

Specifications


A Rain Station includes a Texas Electronics TE525 6” tipping bucket rain gage that measures rainfall in 0.01 inch increments.  A CR200 data logger is housed in a fiberglass enclosure and includes battery backup.  Power supply and communication options are the same as standard weather stations. 

A Weather Reach Server collects logs Rain Station measurements. Rainfall data may be retrieved from the Server by Controller Links via the Internet and may be broadcast via wireless paging to Weather Reach Signal Receivers, including Rain Bird ET Managers.