visitor: Emily Orling
Conducted experiments to 1) ensure we know the physical location of each light sensor and 2) try to determine why qsosun is tracking but has been reporting lower than ground level values since 14:30 2008-05-30.
11:10-11:30PT - covered (blocked sun) from linear light bar inside treated area (lower on the hill than station)
11:10 - 11:50 - removed soil moisture probe inside treated area. on reinsert probe leg bent a bit, but is relatively straight now.
13:50-14:00PT - covered (blocked sun) from qsosun
14:00PT cleaned qsosun w/ alcohol and qtip
Site in ok shape. Rain gage funnel and filter-mesh found on ground nearby, difficulty clipping it back on securely so was secured with duct tape in two places. Some bird waste on solar panel cleaned off. qsosun looked clean, but was cleaned anyways as noted above. qsosun cable looked fine. Putty sealant on enclosure bottom around incoming cables is starting to flake off, future visitor should bring more. Enclosure desiccant should probably be replaced too. Screw in lightening rod clamp is rusting.