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I've got this shiny new trailer I'm fitting out. Previously my weather pole was fed thru the front wall. I'd noticed that at some races larger tow rigs would either shade the weather sensor or block anemometer.

This time I'd like to keep the console at the front but the sensor pole at the rear to get it out in clear air. Altalab says I can run he sensor cable quite long (long enough for this installation) but, that antenna cable needs to be less than 45 feet to maintain signal strength.

Is anyone here using a long antennae cable and how long is it?


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Bruce, I’ve never seen that and think you’re looking for some advantage where there is none. 99% have their weather station at the front of the trailer on a pole, some with stackers have it on the side of the trailer based on interior cabinet layout and POE. What I have seen is some put the antenna on the shield plate up on the pole.
 
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Bruce,

Why not go out the side, close to where the display box is located with a permanent antenna? That is how I do the Top Fuel and Funny Car teams that get weather stations from us.



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I have mine on the side, in front of the door. With an extendable paint pole, I can get it way up in the air above any blockage, unless I’m parked in the trees somewhere.

I can’t think of any advantage to be gained at the rear of the trailer.


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Not ignoring you guys, just considering what you've suggested.

I am concerned about the antenna cable length. Normally, I just set the antenna on a cookie sheet and set it on the trailer tongue. I do know someone with a rear mount and they don't seem to have problems.

Mounting it the way I've done before does solve a lot of problems and saves some work.

Thanks for the photo Ed. I was just fixin' to go through your thread and see if you were using a painters pole for a sensor mount.


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Mine is like Ed’s except I came thru the front wall with a connector, but I have a box on the tongue that makes it a little easie to


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Mine is like Ed’s except I came thru the front wall with a connector, but I have a box on the tongue that makes it a little easie to


On my last trailer I used an outdoor electrical cover and a little fuzzy cable TV pass thru for the cable to connect to the weather console. A clean set up. The mounted on the front of the trailer.


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I used to put my antenna on a pizza pan on the roof of the trailer. I’ve since bought a stronger antenna off eBay and it is also mounted to the pole beneath the weather sensor, pointed toward the staging lanes.


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I finished the weather station install this morning. I took the advice offered here and installed in the front like I did with my previous trailer. The trailer is 6" higher than the last one and the pole is another foot longer.

It took me so long because I dithered around putting a hole in the front of my new trailer. The installation is just like the last which gave me no trouble at all.





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