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[wxsig] Barometer calibration question

John Bennett jabennett at insightbb.com
Tue Aug 16 11:59:34 UTC 2011


Ted,

I will try and find the time to answer your question this evening. I am 
very, very busy with my job right now, so no guarantees.

John
n4xi

On 08/13/2011 10:50 PM, Ted11 wrote:
> Hey everyone,
>
> I'm a bit confused with one of the steps in the barometer calibration
> routine for the X1W-1, hoping someone can clarify. The instructions state:
>
> "When you are finished with this step, water should be even with the tops of
> both tubes and there should be no bubbles in the water. The last point is
> very important."
>
> Okay, got it - tubing should be completely full of water.  However, the
> steps after this seem to rely on only the middle section of tubing being
> full of water, while the ends are not; put another way, there is an air
> "gap" between the water and the transducer.  This setup makes more sense to
> me.  Can someone confirm?  Thanks for your help.
>
> Ted
> K5KZ
>
>
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