Wind test: PASSED !

Currently I live in a nice rural village at 100KM from Barcelona. It is a clean RFI zone without strong near transmitters. This area is very good for weak signal radio like Radio Astronomy, Seti and EME activities, except for one point: the wind.

Wind peak from 2009 to 2013

Wind peak from 2009 to 2013

Every January strong winds appears here, getting every year peaks of more than 100Km/h. But in 2009 we was get a explisive cyclogenesis with winds of more than 150Km/h destroying my 10 foot dish completely

10 foot dish destroyed

10 foot dish destroyed

After the destruction, the idea was mount a new dish and mount capable to support very strong winds. Thanks to Paul J Marsh I was get the contatact of a Denmark guy that was sell me a professional Non-Penetrating Roof Mount, and from my friend Joan Coll I was locate a Prodelin 1251 dish here in Spain.

New dish mount

New dish mount

Prodelin 1251

Prodelin 1251

This week, as every January we have get strong winds again getting the levels as in 2009. I was very worried about if the strong wind can damage the new dish.

Evolution of the wind  in January of 2013

Evolution of the wind in January of 2013

Well, one time the cyclogenesis has passed, the dish has not been damaged and it is in good shape! πŸ™‚

 

After the storm comes a calm :)

After the storm comes a calm πŸ™‚