Our RAWS-F Fire Weather Quick Deployment Station is ideal for prescribed burns or other temporary installations. Customers can set up the station in as little as 10 minutes—without tools. Each RAWS-F station is preprogrammed to monitor wind speed and direction, air temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, and solar radiation. This program complies with the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) weather station standards.Read More
A RAWS-F station consists of an aluminum environmental enclosure mounted to a 6-foot tripod. The enclosure houses and protects a CR1000 datalogger and a 12-V battery that is recharged via a solar panel or an AC transformer. To facilitate sensor connection, the outside of the enclosure has color-coded, keyed connectors. A wiring panel is also provided allowing the RAWS-F to measure additional sensors.
Meteorological sensors included with the RAWS-F are the CS300-QD Solar Radiation Sensor, HC2S3-QD Air Temperature and Relative Humidity Probe, TE525-QD Tipping Bucket Rain Gage, and either the 034B-QD Wind Set (option -MW) or WindSonic4-QD 2-D Sonic Wind Sensor (option -GW). The CS100-QD Barometric Pressure Probe is available as an option (-QB), and the CS516-QD fuel moisture/temperature sensor can be ordered as a Common Accessory. (See Ordering Info on the web page.)
The outside of the enclosure has color-coded, keyed connectors for attaching wind speed and direction, air temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, and the optional fuel moisture/temperature sensors. Besides the connectors, a wiring panel is provided that allows the attachment of additional sensors that measure barometric pressure, stream flow, snow depth, or water depth.
The RAWS-F typically communicates via our GOES satellite transmitter. It is also compatible with other communication equipment such as telephones, digital cellular transceivers, and radios.
The station's components fit inside two carrying cases for easily transporting the station to your site.
The RAWS-F has components that have their own specifications.
To review these specifications, refer to the appropriate products below:
|Hard Transport Case||Holds sensors, enclosure, solar panel, crossarm, and antennas.|
|Soft Transport Case||Holds tripod, mast, and grounding kit.|
|Connector Descriptions||Color-coded keyed connectors for attaching sensors.|
|Tripod Height||1.8 m (6 ft)|
|Tripod Weight||13.6 kg (30.0 lb)|
|Enclosure Dimensions||35.6 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm (14.0 x 18.0 x 9.0 in.)|
|Enclosure Weight||12.6 kg (27.75 lb) fully loaded with CR1000M, connector panel, and 7 Ahr battery|
|Hard Transport Case Dimensions||96.5 x 63.5 x 43.2 cm (38 x 25 x 17 in.)|
|Soft Transport Case Dimensions||94.0 x 45.7 x 15.2 cm (37 x 18 x 6 in.)|
|Hard Transport Case Weight||16.3 kg (36.0 lb)|
|Soft Transport Case Weight||4.1 kg (9.1 lb)|
Sensors and solar panels with a "-QD" suffix have a cable that terminates in a military style connector that attaches to the RAWS-F. The cable length of these products is ideal for attachment to the RAWS-F tripod.
The following sensors can be attached to the connector panel.
|Connector Label||Compatible Sensors (one sensor per connector)|
The CS100-QD barometric pressure sensor is also compatible. It is mounted inside of the RAWS environmental enclosure and the sensor wires are attached to the CR1000 printed circuit board wiring panel.
The following can be used to recharge the internal battery.
|Connector Label||Compatible Device (choose one)|
|18897 wall charger,
SP10-QD 10 W solar panel, SP20-QD 20 W solar panel
Our GOES satellite transmitter is offered as an option for the RAWS-F. It is also compatible with communication equipment such as telephones, digital cellular transceivers, and radios.
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Campbell Scientific offers several software options, which are outlined below: