The FTS Quick Deploy Portable Weather Station is the fire community’s most widely used weather station for prescribed burns and temporary monitoring applications. It offers the same sensors, telemetry and reliability as our full Fixed RAWS but in a portable form. It can be set up completely in 15-minutes by one person, with no tools and no technical training. Its portability means that several can be placed at the fire line and rapidly relocated as needed. It offers the same sensors and telemetry options as the Fixed RAW, and all components are interchangeable with the Fixed Raws.
Because it was designed for fire management professionals, the Quick Deploy is not like any other portable weather station. It’s exceptionally durable—no plastic components—so it can take a beating. We also designed it to be extremely simple to set up quickly and get working every time without any training, since we ship it preconfigured to your specifications and it doesn’t require a laptop or alignment of a GOES antenna.
A fixed site can be configured with any other digital and analog sensors required.
Data on Demand and Alerts
The Quick Deploy Portable Weather Station can be configured with AirTalk radio voice communication which provides real-time data to the fire crew at the burn site via any DF-capable radio (compatible with P25 digital radios). With a simple 3- or 4-digit code, AirTalk broadcasts up-to- the-minute current weather conditions via a clearly audible digitized voice. In addition, instant alerts will be broadcast if any weather parameter threshold is exceeded. This provides real-time decision-making, maximizing fire crew safety and helping prevent escaped burns.
- Solar panel
- The QD comes standard with three 7.5 amp-hour heavy-duty batteries, integrated into the enclosure.