I would like to mount the 5n1 weather sensor on a steel tv tower will the metal from the tower affect the accuracy of the unit??

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I would like to mount the 5n1 Weather Senor on a steel tv tower will the metal from the tower affect the accuracy?
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Cyriel Braet

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Steve U

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depends on where on the tower.  On a 'wing' bracket (off the side), the air flow (direction and speed) will be disturbed a bit by the structure. How much? hard to say.  make the arm a couple of feet and I would say that the sensor would not resolve the effect.
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I am going to mount it up about 35 feet, they said in the instructions not to mount it near anything Metallic. The TV tower is metal ,should  I mount the unit on a piece of wood, then mount it to the tower or is that nessary.
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Cyriel 
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I have my 5 in one mounted on the top of a steel gas pipe( the only pipe that will fit inside the mounting holes tightly and keep the unit level) up about 24 feet. Which puts it about 4 feet above my roof . I have not had any issues with signal strength to the receiver at the opposite end of the house fourty feet away. The house has fiberboard siding.
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The "arm" Steve U is talking about is basically to get the unit out into clean wind.

What they're worried about with nearby metal is having it affect the radio signal itself, but typically tower mountings aren't a problem.
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Thanks for your input, I think I will mount it to the tower. The receiver will be about 80 feet away. I can always use a piece of wood to mount the unit if it acts up.
Thanks again
Cyriel
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Sure!
I use a standard TV mast inserted into that adapter furnished for wood. Perfect fit.  Do use screws to anti-rotate lock all joints that are not indexed (had twist issues, multiple places).
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The tower should not be a problem. In fact, it sounds like a good idea to me. The metal on the tower is not enough to block a signal like a metal roof or siding on a home.
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Thanks 
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Hello Cyriel,
As others have stated above, the tower should not cause an issue. If you have any questions, please contact the AcuRite Loyalty Team at 262-729-4850. Thank you.
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Thanks
Cyriel