2007-06-17

IWS Sensor Repair at Frisco Woods Today

I'm up on the latter giving thumbs up, ready to workToday, I met Glenn Woodell at the Frisco Woods Campground to repair the IWindsurf (IWS) sensor there. It was a "training" day for me to learn how the IWS wind sensors operate, since I will be managing the stations located in Nags Head and Oregon Inlet. Our tasks were to replace a solar array, inspect the system, and attach a "day board" (diamond shaped warning sign) to the mounting pole. The Frisco Woods sensor is located about a half mile offshore in the Pamlico Sound; therefore, we required a boat and were fortunate to enlist the services of the Frisco Woods Campground crew for a water taxi. Conditions were perfect for working on the system as bright sunshine prevailed and winds were light keeping the water calm.

Here are some more photos from the service call:

Glenn opening the electronics assembly panel which contains the solar regulator, relay system, and battery.


The newly mounted solar array


Glenn mounting the new "Danger" day board.

2 Comments:

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Charles said...

That was supposed to be my gig until I bailed and decided to see if I was still fit to live in the real world after 9 years on Hatteras. If your the new guy for iWindsurf then I'll have to get you the spare parts toolbox thats still in my Avon house

 
At 8:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks like a dangerous job.
Be careful Billy that you don't get hurt!
We love you and enjoy your blog!!

 

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