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#1452598 - 13/02/2018 22:06 Is Mt Stapylton Australia's most unreliable radar?
David Findlay Offline
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Registered: 23/12/2001
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Loc: Woody Point, Qld
Mt Stapylton is down again tonight, after a long outage less than a week ago. It seems to go down every time it rains anywhere in SEQLD. Did the BOM buy a lemon? Is Mt Stapylton the worst radar in Australia?
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#1452624 - 14/02/2018 09:09 Re: Is Mt Stapylton Australia's most unreliable radar? [Re: David Findlay]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
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Loc: Wynnum
Try lightning strikes and power surges. Mt.S is smack bang in the middle of "TS alley" where the storms are mostly at their peak. And being elevated it is a prime target. We can't have everything.
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#1453328 - 18/02/2018 21:47 Re: Is Mt Stapylton Australia's most unreliable radar? [Re: David Findlay]
paulcirrus Offline
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Registered: 08/08/2011
Posts: 1536
Loc: Brisbane - Windsor
Actually it is totally unreliable. Technology is with us to avert lightning strikes and to me the reliability is pathetic.
You can have a plane in the air that gets stiked many times so com on, it should be quite simple for the bom to keep this fixed
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#1454323 - 24/02/2018 15:05 Re: Is Mt Stapylton Australia's most unreliable radar? [Re: David Findlay]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
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Loc: Wynnum
ABC website advises Mt Stapylton off the air UFN. The radar manufacturers from Germany have to fly out to fix it.
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#1454666 - 25/02/2018 21:48 Re: Is Mt Stapylton Australia's most unreliable radar? [Re: David Findlay]
teckert Offline
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Registered: 27/05/2001
Posts: 17558
Loc: NE suburbs, Adelaide, South Au...
def not.... Adelaide (Buckland Pk) is miles ahead in the unreliability stakes.

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#1454763 - 26/02/2018 14:54 Re: Is Mt Stapylton Australia's most unreliable radar? [Re: David Findlay]
Kino Offline
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Registered: 10/08/2017
Posts: 2032
Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
Add Bellambi & Albion Park AWS'es to that useless list pliz. Always offline or not reporting.

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#1454906 - 27/02/2018 10:55 Re: Is Mt Stapylton Australia's most unreliable radar? [Re: retired weather man]
ozthunder Offline
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Registered: 23/09/2001
Posts: 3105
Loc: Mt Warrigal, NSW, Australia
Originally Posted By: retired weather man
ABC website advises Mt Stapylton off the air UFN. The radar manufacturers from Germany have to fly out to fix it.


A nice little job to escape the Northern hemisphere cold !
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