Has the Alameda Sensor been Adjusted recently?

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Has the Alameda Sensor been Adjusted recently?

Postby andyandmarlys » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:21 pm

Usually when the alameda sensor hits 10mph (in the past year) I have been able to go out and ride with a big kite and big board.

Recently I have been getting pages from the sensor showing 10mph for winds that would barely keep my kite in the air... Does anyone know if there have been some adjustments recently?
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Postby winter winds » Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:37 pm

adjustments recently?
ya dec 31, jan 1 !
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Postby andyandmarlys » Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:55 pm

Maybe all the gunk that was slowing down the sensor blew away.....
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Postby Pablito » Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:10 pm

On Tuesday the sensor was reading 20 avg. ENE and I was barely able to stay upwind with my 12. It was more like 10-12 with gusts to 20.

But I've heard that ENE readings are always wierd at Alameda.
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Postby Sander » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:51 am

The sensors have a calibration factor applied by iWindsurf according to direction. They don't always get it right, especially for directions that are atypical, such as NE winds. You can provide feedback to iWindsurf and tell them that the NE readings are high (or that the normal direction reads low).
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