The applications for a hand held anemometer are wide ranging and varied: From the model aircraft enthusiast who wants to ensure that their machine can cope with the prevailing conditions, to the para-glider who needs to know that it is safe to take off; the competitive kite flyer who needs to know that their expensive kite will be safe in the air, to the wind surfer who wants to know that conditions are suitable for a good surf; climbers, engineers, sportsmen and sportswomen, yachtsmen and Coast Guard, engineers and firemen, demolition crews and building site managers, armed forces and aerodromes. So many occupations and pastimes that could be seriously affected by wind conditions. All of whom need reliable, accurate and up to date information. What better way to have this information readily available at the instant that it is required than to own a personal Handheld Anemometer?
An independent company since 1992, having spent the previous fifteen years producing sensors, probes, measuring stations and measuring networks for the environment, Ames has nearly forty years experience in the manufacture of high quality, accurate meteorological measuring devices.
The Ames Handheld Anemometer RVM 96B-1 has been produced with all of this experience in the large scale meteorological world now invested in a personal Anemometer for all of the interests, hobbies and professions listed above. With its own light-weight carrying case and weighing only 0.5kg itself the RVM 96B-1 is ideal for storing in cars, back-packs, cockpits or pockets. It is less than a foot long at 275mm and battery powered with four 1.5v AA batteries which will give 70 hours of use. The optoelectronic sensors give an accuracy in wind speed to within 0.5 m/s either way, easily readable in all conditions through the illuminated Liquid Crystal Display, and the mechanical vane with built in electronic compass gives readings to within five degrees either way of wind direction. All of the information necessary to make considered judgements in various wind affected situations. This Anemometer is also suitable for small weather stations, mobile weather stations and for all professionals in the meteorological field. It has an optional RS 232 data transmission port to enable the exportation of data to an external device.
It is the goal of Ames to offer innovative, reliable and high quality meteorological solutions for a global market and this handheld Anemometer is a quality product to live up to this ambition. Lightweight, compact, robust and highly accurate, it is the perfect personal anemometer for all professional or non-professional situations.