Vaisala Bird Spike Kit
- Consists of a metallic band with spikes pointing upward
- Kit is installed on top of the transmitter and attached with a screw
- Spikes are designed so that interference with wind and rain measurement is minimal
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The spikes are designed not to hurt the birds; they are simply a barrier to make it more difficult for birds to land on top of the transmitter. Note that the Vaisala bird spike kit does not provide complete protection against birds, but it does render the transmitter unsuitable for roosting and nest building.
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