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Barometer, Hygrometer, Thermometer, Anemometer, GPS

 
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:05 PM
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Barometer, Hygrometer, Thermometer, Anemometer, GPS

I'm looking for the CHEAPEST not the most CONVIENIENT way to purchase all these and have the ability to take accurate readings for shooting. Later on I will get a Kestrel or something nice like that.

Anemometer, Thermometer= $20.00
I was advised that the Caldwell Wind Wizard was good enough

Barometer, Hygrometer= $30.00
Anybody have any advise on something cheap that will read accurately?
What about something like this...http://www.amazon.com/Weather-Station-Barometer-Hygrometer-inch/dp/B003N3C8JW/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1309467395&sr=1-1
The main thing is I just want it to read actual and not recieve signal from weather station or something like that.

What do yall use for Hygrometer and Barometer (by yall I mean...those less fortunate)

Oh yeah and same for a GPS (basic handheld...saves waypoints...that's all)
Thanks
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:26 PM
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Re: Barometer, Hygrometer, Thermometer, Anemometer, GPS

Celestron Personal GPS reTrace Deluxe Handheld Locator ...what do yall think about this

Celestron Personal GPS reTrace Deluxe Handheld Locator FREE S&H 44856, 44857. Celestron GPS.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:12 PM
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Re: Barometer, Hygrometer, Thermometer, Anemometer, GPS

I say get a Skymaster for $120, it'll do all you need. A gps is handy for marking points, plus I don't use the altitude setting on a weather unit that measures it off of the BP and a gps will give you a more accurate altitude reading. I have a cheap $90 gps from WalMart and a Garmin Rhino that cost about 3 times as much. The Rhino never gets used, the cheapy is a lot more user friendly. I used it as a backup in Iraq on a couple deployments.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:31 AM
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Re: Barometer, Hygrometer, Thermometer, Anemometer, GPS

you can do it cheaper, with multiple instruments, but there's nothing quite as good as a single unit that will provide all the atmospheric data you need. A buddy of mine has a couple of instruments and when we get together, rather than mess with gear, he relies on my kestrel.

$200 might be a lot of money, but worth every dime...

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Old 07-04-2011, 03:18 PM
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Re: Barometer, Hygrometer, Thermometer, Anemometer, GPS

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you can do it cheaper, with multiple instruments, but there's nothing quite as good as a single unit that will provide all the atmospheric data you need. A buddy of mine has a couple of instruments and when we get together, rather than mess with gear, he relies on my kestrel.

$200 might be a lot of money, but worth every dime...

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+1 on the Kestrel 3500. LR shooting isnt cheap
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