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RAWS-F Remote Automated Weather Station, Fire Weather
Quick Setup
Ready for use in as little as
10 minutes, without tools
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux & turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

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.

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Benefits and Features

  • Monitors, records, and transmits meteorological data relevant to fire danger prediction.
  • Ideal for prescribed burns or other temporary installations.
  • Can be set up in as little as 10 minutes—without tools.
  • Preprogrammed to monitor wind speed and direction, air temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, and solar radiation sensors.
  • Complies with the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) weather station standard.

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Detailed Description

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

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.)

Sensor Connections

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.

Communication Methods

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.

Carrying Case

The station's components fit inside two carrying cases for easily transporting the station to your site.

Specifications

-NOTE- The RAWS-F has components that have their own specifications.

To review these specifications, refer to the appropriate products below:

Tripod Material Aluminum
Enclosure Material Aluminum
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)

Compatibility

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.

Sensors

The following sensors can be attached to the connector panel.

Connector Label Compatible Sensors (one sensor per connector)
WS/WD 034B-QD
FM/FT CS516-QD
Temp/RH HC2S3-QD
PRECIP TE525-QD
SDI-12 WINDSONIC4-QD
SOLAR RAD
SDI-12
CS300-QD

Barometer

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.

Battery Chargers and Solar Panels

The following can be used to recharge the internal battery.

Connector Label Compatible Device (choose one)
BATT CHARGER/
SOLAR PANEL
18897 wall charger,
SP10-QD 10 W solar panel, SP20-QD 20 W solar panel

Communications

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to RAWS-F: 1

  1. Campbell Scientific offers several software options, which are outlined below:

    1. PC200W
      • Provides basic tools (clock set, program download, monitor data, retrieve data, etc.)
      • Only works with direct connections between a PC and a datalogger (that is, connecting through a serial COM port, such as a short haul RAD modem or radio); no telecommunication, such as phone modems or Internet
      • Offers simple tools to view and graph data files
      • Does not include the CRBasic Editor or Edlog software
      • Does not do automated scheduled data collection
      • Is available as a free download from our website
    2. PC400
      • Has all of the features of the PC200W
      • Compatible with additional telecommunications options, such as IP ports and phone modems; does not work with combined communications options such as phone-to-radio
      • Offers additional features, including the CRBasic and Edlog program editors
      • Does not do automated scheduled data collection
      • Is not offered as a trial version
    3. VisualWeather
      • Has been designed for use with weather stations
      • Allows connection to the station, viewing of current conditions, and data collection
      • Does not include the CRBasic Editor or Edlog program editors
      • Generates reports and graphs
      • Does automated scheduled data collection
      • Can be set up to create web content and transfer it to a web server via FTP
      • Is available as a 30 day downloadable trial version
    4. LoggerNet
      • Is not as simple to use as the other software options, but contains the tools needed to communicate with, program, manage, and collect data from a single datalogger or a network of dataloggers
      • Includes the CRBasic and Edlog program editors
      • Can communicate with any configuration of hardware and telemetry offered by Campbell Scientific
      • Includes tools to view, graph, and manipulate data files
      • Does automated scheduled data collection
      • Has a task manager to manipulate data files following collection
      • Is available as a 30 day downloadable trial version

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