[aprssig] FEMA- Flood gauges (feedback)

Kirby joekirby at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 15:59:25 CDT 2016


On 09/15/2016 04:42 PM, Ross Whenmouth wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> 
>> Here is a web page on some of the Flood Gauge ideas… Bob
>> http://aprs.org/flood-gauges.html
> 
> Rather than using float switches, would a level sensor with no moving
> parts be cheaper and more reliable?

What happens when gunk grows on the wire? Granted gunk will interfere
with the float switch, but I would think it would be more likely to fail
on. I would think failing on would be preferable to failing off.

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