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The following are the cable lengths of the sensors maintained by the BLM RAWS Depot. Please configure your sensors to meet these lengths in order to keep the Depot contract cost to a minimum.

Sensor Cable Length Configuration

Wind Speed/Direction 35 feet
Solar Radiation 10 feet
Fuel Moisture/Temperature 10 feet
Rain Gauge 19 feet
Relative Humidity/Air Temperature 12 feet
GOES Antenna 12 feet
Solar Panel 15 feet


View suggested placement of sensors on a typical 403 tower(link is external).

Custom Cables

For those stations that require longer cable lengths for nonstandard sensor placement the RSFWSU Depot can fabricate cable extensions. Purchase of cable and connectors to fabricate extensions are the responsibility of the station owner.

For applications where a longer single length of cable is more practical the RSFWSU Depot can attach a longer length of cable to a sensor. Again, purchase of the cable is the responsibility of the station owner. Please note that sensors with custom lengths must either be removed from the station and returned to the Depot each time the sensor is due for calibration, or another length of cable must be purchased by the station owner and drop shipped to the Depot to be attached to another refurbished sensor.

Sensors requiring longer cable lengths or the fabrication of extender cables may exceed the 10 day maximum shipping from RSFWSU.

For questions on custom cables or for part number information to purchase the required materials please contact the RAWS Help Desk.

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