Here’s Why Weather Station Mounting Pole Is the Best Way to Mount a Personal Weather Station
When you are purchasing your weather station you fast realize that you are in need of a place to set up your weather sensor unit.
Whether your unit is a small remote unit like a La Crosse sensor, an AcuRite sensor, or a much larger professional multifaceted sensor unit like this one from Davis Instruments.
As an example, if you have an AcuRite Weather station like the newest AcuRite 01007M Atlas Weather Station. You then will have a need to buy some pole mounting section.
Here's a Look at What You May Be Missing
This is a newly released product that we recently reviewed. With this unit, an RCA MAST Extension Mounting pole can be used for good AcuRite weather station mounting.
The remote sensor unit for any of the remote suite sensor like for An Acurite (see our review of the AcuRite 02064 Pro Weather Station) or if you own a Davis Instruments (our review is at Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2).
Both of these reviewed units have sensor suites and they need to be attached to a pole which is then fastened to the surface area you have decided works best for getting the best readings you can get.
So as you can see you will need to be set them onto a pole attachment to secure the sensor to ready it for use.
Use a Mounting Pole-Every Product Will Need One
All of the remote sensor units from AcuRite, Davis Instruments, Ambient, and Oregon Scientific use a pole to attach to them.
They all have the pole attachment ring which easily slips over a pole mast. This is much easier to use than to try some other way to hook your station in place on either your roof, your chimney, or your fence.
Remember as I have written these quite extensively in the post What You Should Know About Weather Station Mounting Systems. There are different types of mountings that you may find the most beneficial to your situation.
They are using a tripod for an open field setting, a chimney strap and pole arrangement for mounting on a roof.
Or you may just need to mount your remote sensor unit alongside your house above your roof using a long pole.
Let’s Look at Actual Weather Station Pole Mounting
So as I just mentioned one set up of a sensor involves using a section of a pole attached at your chimney. This is depicted in this photo.
What you see in this photo to the left is a TV antenna on a full mast pole mount and the Davis Vue Weather station mounted from a pole fastened in place by using chimney straps. These chimney straps are easily purchased at Amazon.
⬅⬅⬅They look like this. This is what we used when my brother-in-law set up his weather station above his roof.
He found he has been getting great results for over two years now with this type of mounting. It was very easy to set up for him.
The mast poles were attached to the chimney with two chimney straps. The Davis Vue remote weather sensory unit sits on top of the pole mast unit.
It is now stable and has been stable during high winds, very bad snowstorms, and lots of wind and rain.
It does get very windy where this is located. It is on the outer western edge of the snow belt area east of Lake Erie.
Buffalo, NY and its famous lake effect snows, have been experienced a few times the last two winter seasons.
Your Choices For Weather Station Pole Mounting
- Chimney mount on a rooftop
- Top of a fence mounting
- Freestanding tripod mounting on the ground
- The cementing of a tripod on a rooftop or on the ground
- Mounting on a Pitched Roof
- Mounting on an Eaves
As you can observe you have multiple choices available for you to choose from. The question is that you need to do a thorough inspection of your property to figure out where you will be able to get the very best use of your weather station.
Your Weather Station Mounting Pole Choices
I have found three pole sources that should more than take care of your needs for correctly setting up your personal weather station. Two of the three products I am suggesting are cut in 5-foot sections.
The third choice is an 18-inch long pole which could be used for a rooftop situation or could be attached
With the RCA outdoor antenna mast, you will find the following features that you should be aware of.
First, the sections are sold in 4.5 feet sections. Secondly, there is an RCA provided lifetime warranty provided on the product. The mast is lightweight (it is 12.3 ounces for the 4.5 ft length) and made of heavy-duty steel. It is listed on Amazon as
Solid Signal Heavy Duty Grade 1.25 Inch TV Antenna Mast (SSMAST)The Second suggestion would this heavy pole mast listed on Amazon as
Solid Signal Heavy Duty Grade 1.25 Inch TV Antenna Mast
These pole mount sections come in 5 foot long sections. They are made of galvanized steel and fit into each other just fine.
Their edges are what they call swedged ends which makes for connecting pieces much easier.
They are manufactured with 18 gauge galvanized steel, which makes for many years of great use. They will rust very slowly.
They come with the outer diameter of 1.25 inches. This is for standard antennas and will work just fine with the remote sensor suites attachment.
Next suggestion is listed on Amazon as
The Wilson Pole Mount for antennas is available from Amazon.com. This is a well built 10-inch long pole mount piece. It is 1.5 inches in diameter as well as 10 inches long as I mentioned.
It will work well for a wall mount. The wall could be the top of a section of your house, or it could be fastened to the top of a wooden fence. Or maybe the top of a wall of a shed.
Or you could mount it on the top of a wooden post that has been post driven into the ground on your property.
It will do the job for being used as a base for inserting other mounting posts into this 10-inch piece. It comes with an included U-bracket assembly and wall mount bracket.
It is manufactured by WeBoost a Wilson Electronics Brand located at
3301 E. Deseret Drive
St. George, Utah 84790
As a bonus suggestion, I thought that I would talk about using a Tripod Stand that a pole mast extension may be set in.
This tripod stand may be anchored into the ground, or it can be set into cement to anchor it or I could even be anchored on a flat roof of your home or business as well.
It is listed on Amazon as 3 Feet Tripod Mount With 2-Inch Outside Diameter Mast
Here are some features you will receive if you purchase this product.
You will find that it is super sturdy, and is made of 18 gauge steel. It also has a 28 long center universal support pole that you may use. It extends out to this height.
It has the sturdiness because the outside diameter is 2.0 inches and the telescoped other end has a dimension of 1 5/8 inches. This makes for a flexible mounting base for a personal weather station.
Whether it would be for an AcuRite mounting pole or a La Crosse mounting pole. It can be used for any collection of weather instruments that you are setting up the solidarity for.
So take a look at this tripod if it matches up with where your mounting needs are on your property.
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You will find it including ideas like mounting on a flat roof and mounting your personal weather station on a house eave.
How to best mount your personal weather station, this is a post about how you can do this at your home.