AltaCom II is a racing weatherstation designed for superior in-field operation. From sensor specifications and board design to the remote sensing, paging functions, and software; every choice has been made to provide you with stable, accurate platform you can rely on.
The AltaCom II is used successfully by professional and sportsman racers. We have customers in all IHRA and NHRA drag racing classes, and in NASCAR, SCCA, IROC, Formula One and offshore boat racing. These drivers and teams appreciate our responsive customer service, and the superior accuracy of our AltaCom II.
AltaCom II Standard Features
AltaCom II is an excellent weatherstation for tuning, racing and dyno work. The fan-aspirated remote sensor housing are mounted above the trailer roof or in the plenum. The remote cable permits flexible setup, with the console located for convenient viewing. The LCD on the console updates every 20 seconds. The console logs data to internal memory, and can be connected to a PC with the included serial cable for downloading and live data display on screen Both 12 volt power cord and 110 supply are included.
Front panel of the console showing scroll switch, backlit LCD and indicator lights.
Rear panel of the console showing on-off switch, antenna connections, power jack, serial number, FCC ID, Remote Sensor Housing Connection, Serial Cable Connection, and extra data ports.
rear panel has on/off switch and connections -DB25 f RS232, DB9 f to Remote Sensor Housing, power
LCD is 2 x 16 character supertwist backlight, 20 sec update and scroll button
Additional Input Ports: 4 A/D RG11, 1 digital W/S
Remote Sensor Housing
powerful ventilation fan
Aluminum Solar Roof with Standoffs
PVC Mounting Mast
Full Scale Specifications
0 - 125 x 0.1F x 1%
Semiconductor with a linear output.
0 - 100% x 0.1% x 3%
IC (Integrated Circuit) with linear output and multi-point calibration for full scale repeatability.
Absolute Barometric Pressure
21 - 31.5"Hg x 0.01 x 0.1
IC with built-in signal conditioning and
IC with linear output.
AltaCom Improvements (Recent History)
Improvements in 2008
Merlin 7.25 for Vista and Win XP
New features include Trend weather and weather graphing, automatic COM port selection, and the manual being integrated under the Help Menu.
Improvements in 2007
Updated Software Merlin 6.51.b
Revised and Enhanced Merlin Manual (now 32 pp)
New Optional Pole Mounting Clamps
Improvements in 2006
New Larger Aluminum Solar Shield
New PRO Anemometer
PRO Anemometer Upgrade Offered to owners of older AltaComs
New Optional Console Mounting Bracket
Improved 3 db Gain Antenna
Updated Software Merlin v6.25
J20 Designed for Custom Trailer Installations
Improvements in 2005
AltaCom Version 2.54 allows automatic paging to be turned off
Support for AltaWeather Software
Upgrade offered for New Remote Sensor Housing
J10 designed for Custom Trailer Installations
Improvements for 2004
New Ambient Light Sensor
New Remote Sensor Design
New Mounting Mast
Simplified Cable Assembly
Updated Software Merlin v6.2
New 26 pg Merlin Manual
USB to Serial Support
New Digital Pagers
New Digital Radio and Upgraded Power Supply