Belfort Instruments Digiwx AWOS Antiquated and Outdated SHIT
- From: Borked Pseudo Mailed <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 14:43:44 -0700 (MST)
Belfort Instruments ancient ceilometer is being retired.
Belfort Instruments unreliable ASOS wind anemometer is being replaced.
Belfort Instruments faulty Universal 5-780 rain gage is being retired.
Belfort Instruments problem-prone Bendix Aerovane is being replaced.
Belfort Instrument Type F Naval wind system being phased out
And now this:
NOAA Replacing Aging Belfort Digiwx 5-780 rain gages
Quote from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
"New equipment currently under evaluation for use with the AIRMoN
program includes the adaptation of several strain gages as potential
replacements for the aging Belfort 5-780" as found at:
All of Belfort's antiquated equipment will cost you "time and agony"
while trying to decipher the weather information being spewed from a
defective piece of Belfort Instruments Digiwx AWOS products. The U.S.
governement knows it and that is why they're disposing of Belfort's
Digiwx rain gage CRAP. Imagine a company that still sells paper charts
for it's outdated 5-780 rain gages in this day and age of electronic
data captures and digital images. This is the kind of SHIT you can
expect from Belfort Digiwx AWOS!
WHY WOULD YOU BUY ANY OF BELFORT'S DIGIWX AWOS SHIT?
About Belfort Instrument Company
Belfort used to be a leading provider of weather instruments to the
government, professional meteorology and aviation markets. Key
words: "use to be." They never provided any wind sensors to the Wright
Brothers despite their fantastic assertion that they did! Historical
archives available at the U.S. Air Force National Museum (1100 Spaatz
Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433) tells a very different story
and specifically mentions a "Richards" anemometer which Wilbur Wright
held as pictured at:
http://www.exn.ca/FlightDeck/Aviators/wright3.cfm. The Belfort
aerovane wind system on U.S. Naval aircraft carriers are currently
being replaced with ultrasonic wind sensors from QPI (11207 Single Oak
Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407) which just won a $94 million dollar
contract for the Moriah Wind System. Belfort wind speed and direction
anemometers found on the ASOS platform are now being replaced with
ultrasonic sensors from the Vaisala Group. Belfort Instruments Model
6000 visibility sensor will no longer be a part of the U.S. Air
Force's OS-21/FSB program come early 2007. And despite a $500,000 U.S.
government grant from NASA's Small Aircraft Transportation System
(SATS) program in 2004 to build a low-cost ceilometer, Belfort didn't
possess the technical smarts nor the engineering know-how to
accomplish the task. So now they're importing the Eliasson CBME 80A
laser ceilometer from Muir Matheson. As one can readily see, Belfort
is no longer setting any standards of measurement in the weather
instrumentation world. And now Belfort is propagating lie after lie
about their fabled company history while trying to steal thunder from
the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers. According to the National
Museum of American History (12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20560), Belfort founder Julian Friez never made it to
Baltimore to set up shop until sometime in the 1890s even though
Belfort officials fradulently claim the company was founded in 1876.
Thus, there was no 125th anniversary for Belfort to celebrate in 2001
even though they hosted a party to which no one came! Belfort's
proclamation that it is the "Oldest Weather Company in the World" is
simply yet another Belfort lie as Thomas Romney Robinson invented the
first wind anemometer in 1846, six years before Julian Friez was born
in 1852. Belfort doesn't even know it's own company history so they
just make it up! You should wonder what other crap (eg. Digiwx AWOS)
they also make up! For more information about Belfort Instrument and
DigiWx, visit dogsh*t.com
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