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Magellan Portable Weather Station

Magellan Weather Station

The Magellan Weather Station combines a rugged multi parameter weather sensor with an internal compass for critical weather monitoring with automatic wind direction alignment. Shown with optional Weather MicroServer monitoring screens.

All-in-One Sensor Module

  • Sonic Wind Speed and Direction
  • Temperature
  • Relative Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Internal Fluxgate Compass


  • Weather Protected Weather Protected Multi-Sensor Design
  • All-in-One Measurement of Temperature, Relative Humidity, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Barometric Pressure
  • Integrated Sonic Wind Sensor
  • Automatic Self-Alignment Using Internal Flux-Gate Compass
  • Rugged, Reliable, Quick Deploy/Install
  • Low power consumption - ideal for battery or solar-powered installations
  • All Metal Construction
  • No Mechanical Components
  • Wireless transceivers provide remote capability (two-mile range)
  • Tripod sensor mast makes set up simple while "quick-connect" sensor head allows system to be instantly operational
  • Sealed battery system with charger for continuous monitoring
  • Rugged transportation cases for instruments and tripod
  • Automatic interface with Cameo/Aloha Software
  • One-year Warranty

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Standard Magellan Portable Weather Station Includes

  • Wheeled carrying case houses batteries and and wireless transceiver with quick-connect sensor plug-in jacks
  • Magellan sensor head with 15-feet of cable, includes:
    • Radiation shield with temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure
    • Sonic wind speed and direction sensors
    • Internal fluxgate compass
  • Two 2.4 GHz wireless transceivers - 2 mile range
  • 32-hour, 12 volt, Sealed Gel Battery System (Other battery capacities are available upon request.)
  • 10ft tripod with telescoping mast, tiedown kit, compass, and mounting hardware
  • Heavy-duty canvas tripod transportation bag with tote straps

System Components:

Tripod Sensor Mast:
Made of powder coated heavy-gauge steel for added protection against the elements. The mast has three removable legs with locking pins. Telescoping extension elevates to 10 feet overall maximum height. Includes: Guy-wire ring collar, guy-wires, grounding stakes, compass for north orientation, and heavy duty canvas transportation bag.

Transportation Case:
Rugged polyethylene carrying case with roller wheels houses batteries and transceivers with quick-connect sensor plug-in jack. Foam padded interior protects sensitive equipment. Keeps all components in a constant state of readiness.

2.4 GHz Wireless Transceivers:
Gives the system remote capability within two (2) mile line-of-sight range. FCC approved and license free.

Battery Power System with Charger:
Two 12 volt sealed lead acid (SLA) gel batteries provide 32 hours of operating time each. Quick-charging battery system keeps a fresh battery in supply. Batteries come with a plastic carrying case to protect against weather elements and contaminants.

The Magellan Portable Weather Station incorporates the following sensors in a compact, rugged, metal all-in-one sensor head with a single 15-foot cable which connects to the carry case. Click to expand for specific sensor and measurement details.

A unique folded-path, low power sonic anemometer operates on the principle that the speed of the wind affects the time it takes for sound to travel from one point to a second point. If the sound is traveling in the direction of the wind, then the transit time is decreased. If the sound is traveling in a direction opposite the wind, then the transit time is increased.

The wind sensor has no moving parts, which makes it maintenance free. The measurement range for wind speed is from 0 to 134 mph (0 to 60 m/s) and for wind direction from 0 to 360°.

Barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity sensors are housed in a powder-coated metal radiation shield.

Barometric pressure is measured with a stable transducer using nano-technology, yielding a linear and repeatable sensor with low hysteresis. The piezoresistive pressure sensor module is mounted on a small electronic circuit board.

A microcontroller controls the operation of the sensor and the data interface. The microcontroller polls the pressure sensor module once per second for the barometric and ambient temperature. The raw readings are temperature corrected by the microcontroller.

Temperature measurement uses a precision triple-element thermistor. This provides highly accurate and stable readings.

Humidity is measured with a capacitive polymer sensor. This construction provides excellent resistance to wetting, dust, dirt, oils, and common environmental chemicals.

The internal compass module is low power and compact. It employs a pair of magneto-inductive sensors which change inductance with varying magnetic field strengths, to sense the Earth's magnetic field.

The microprocessor measures the output of the internal compass and then corrects wind direction data for the orientation of the sensor. The output of the wind direction is relative to Magnetic North. A user-programmable value of Magnetic Declination may be entered through terminal mode to enable output relative to True North rather than Magnetic North.

Wind Speed
Range: 0-134mph (0-60 m/s)
Accuracy: +/-0.5 m/s or 5% of reading
Resolution: 0.2 mph (0.1 m/s)
Units Available: knots, mph, km/hr, m/s

Wind Direction
Azimuth: 0-360°
Accuracy: ±5° at wind speed >2.2 m/s
Resolution: 1°
Units Available: ° Azimuth

Range: -40 to +140°F (-40 to +60°C)
Accuracy: ±0.2°C (0 to 60°C),
±0.5°C (-40°C to 0°C)
Resolution: 0.1°C
Units Available: °F, °C

Barometric Pressure
Range: 17.50 to 32.50 InHg (600 to 1100 hPa)
Accuracy: ±0.5 hPa (at 25°C)
Resolution: 0.1 hPa
Units Available: Kpa, mbar, InHg

Relative Humidity
Range: 0 - 100%
Accuracy: ±3% (at 25°C)
Resolution: 1%
Units Available: %RH

Accuracy: ±2°
Resolution: 1°

Optional sensors of Solar Radiation, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Visibility, and up to two additional Temperatures can be connected via the Weather MicroServer.

Select your desired method of data viewing and monitoring. Click a title to expand text for additional information.

FTP output (XML and CSV) • XML web service • Internet browser user interface

SNMP, Modbus/OPC and RTU communication protocols are standard for Industrial Management applications.

Compatible with CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) and Weather Underground, the MicroServer can automatically post data from your weather station to these network websites.

Open Weather MicroServer Page

Weather MicroServer

Industrial grade WVGA touchscreen displays current weather data, trends, min/max.

Computes and displays wind chill, heat index and other calculated parameters.

Seven-inch color LCD panel with 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

Available in desktop/wall-mount chassis, 19" rack mount, or panel mount.

Open Weather Display Page

Color Weather Display

Weather Master™ is our proprietary software optimized for CWS weather stations. It provides computer weather monitoring, calculated parameters, graphing and trend displays, as well as automatic archiving of weather data, alarm notification, interface with CAMEO/ALOHA, and weather web page updates.

Additional software options are available including third-party software for PC and Mac.

Open Weather Software Page

Weather Software

Connection between sensor head and monitoring device.

Standard with theMagellan Portable Weather Station, 2.4 GHz wireless transceivers offer one-mile line-of-site range.

One transceiver is housed in the weatherproof carry-case near the sensor head.

The second transceiver is connected to the Interface Module at the data display site, which then is connected to a Weather Display Console and/or computer.

2.4 GHz: FCC (USA), IC (Canada) and ETSI (Europe).

2.4 GHz Wireless Transceiver

Magellan Portable Weather Station comes standard with a tripod mast and tote bag.

This tripod mast is designed to provide 8 to 10 feet of stable, secure support for your weather station sensors or other instrumentation. Set up takes less than five minutes.

Competitively priced and sturdy, the tripod is constructed from welded aluminum and anodized for appearance and longevity. The 15-pound tripod can support up to 60 pounds of equipment such as weather sensors on a 1" (outside diameter) vertical pipe stub.

Operational Features

  • Sturdy construction supports up to 60 pounds of equipment.
  • Legs insert easily into body and fasten securely with stainless steel retainer pins.
  • Guy wires clip quickly to feet for increased stability.
  • Includes tiedown kit for optional optimized stability.

Tripod Specifications

Capacity: Supports up to 60 lbs.
Diameter: 1" OD
Shipping Weight: 17lbs
Shipping Box Dimensions: 70" x 8" x 8"

Order Information

Tripod with Tiedown Kit, Catalog Number: 88019
Tripod Tote for storage and transportation, Catalog Number: 88009

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Weather Station Tripod Mast
Tripod Leg Joint
Tripod TieDown Kit

There are no additional accessories for the Magellan Portable Weather Station.

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