Bird kit - WXT530

WXT530 Series User Guide

Document code
M211840EN
Revision
F
Language
English (United States)
Product
WXT530
Document type
User guide

The optional bird kit reduces the interference that birds cause to the wind and rain measurement.

The kit consists of a metallic band with spikes pointing upward. The kit is installed on top of the transmitter. The shape and location of the spikes has been designed so that the interference with wind and rain measurement is minimal.

Figure 1. WXT536 with bird kit

The spikes do not hurt the birds; they are simply a barrier that makes it difficult for birds to land on top of the transmitter. The bird spike kit does not provide complete protection against birds, but it does render the transmitter unsuitable for roosting and nest building.

When the kit is in place, more snow can accumulate on the transmitter, and the snow can melt away more slowly.