Ambient Weather Support

WS-2000 Weather Station

WS-2000 Weather Station
Support for the Ambient Weather WS-2000 Weather Station

When you want to change the name or label on the a tile on Ambientweather.net you can follow these easy steps

1. Open Ambientweather.net and access the dashboard.


2. double click the title of the tile  you want to change and it will highlight blue
then begin typing to change the name.



You have changed the label on your tile on AmbientWeather.net

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To obtain your CWOP ID using Weatherbridge:

  1. In the Weatherbridge Control Panel select the ‘Weather Network’ tab.
  2. Select CWOP from the ‘Add more Weather Networks’ drop down list
  3. In order to upload data, you need credentials from CWOP. Visit:
    http://www.findu.com/citizenweather/cw_form.html.
  4. Check your email for your CWOP ID.
  5. Enter your new CWOP ID into Weatherbridge
  6. Click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom
  7. You will soon be reporting to CWOP at the following URL: http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wx.cgi?call=YOUR_CWOP_ID

CITIZEN WEATHER PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM

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Connect any of our IFTTT-enabled Ambient Weather Stations to your favorite Amazon Alexa device in just a few easy steps. After completing the steps below, you will have the ability to ask Alexa for things like weather reports, outdoor conditions, indoor conditions, and past weather events.

1. Confirm your station compatibility

First things first, let's confirm your compatibility. The following stations are IFTTT enabled and offer Amazon Alexa compatibility:

Weather Stations Compatible Sensors
WS-2902C WH31E, WH31p, WH31LA PM25, PM25IN, WH32B
WS-2000 WH31E, WH31p, WH31LA, PM25, PM25IN, WH31L, WH32SM, WH32B
WS-5000 WH31E, WH31p, WH31LA, PM25, PM25IN, WH31L, WH32SM, WH32B
WS-50 WH31E, WH31p
ObserverIP WH31E, WH31p, WH31LA PM25, PM25IN, WH32B
WS-8480 TX-3107, TX-3102, TX-3110B
WS-8482 TX-3107, TX-3102, TX-3110B
WS-7078 TX-3110B, TX-3102, TX-3110B
WS-7079 TX-3110B, TX-3102, TX-3107
WS-8478 TX-3110B, TX-3102, TX-3107

If the station you own is not on this list, it does NOT currently work with Amazon Alexa.

To learn more about IFTTT Devices, check out our blog post: IFTTT Basics.

2. Connect Your Station to AmbientWeather.Net.

If your station is already connected to AmbientWeather.net, go ahead and move to Step #3.

If you are not connected, follow the instructions below to get set up. The Amazon Alexa Skill is based on your Ambient Weather Network account data and is REQUIRED before adding the skill to your Alexa.

  1. To connect your station to AmbientWeather.net, you must first link your weather station console to your WiFi Router. Look for the WiFi icon WiFi in the time field of the weather station console. If this icon is on, you are already connected to WiFi. If it is off, please reference these instructions HERE.
  2. Next, launch the console configuration app AWNET AW NET on your mobile device or tablet. The app will pick up the nearby device and display the weather station MAC address in the Device List. Please note: The AWNET app is only a console configuration tool and is not used to view your live data.

    AWNET app Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dtston.ambienttoolplus

    AWNET app Download for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/awnet/id1341994564
  3. Visit AmbientWeather.net and select Create Your Account. Use the MAC address you acquired in the previous step to register your account!

Don't forget to return to your personal dashboard once you've completed setting up Amazon Alexa. Ambientweather.net offers a customizable dashboard of your conditions and sensors along with a large interactive weather community where you can share your own forecasts and connect with stations in your area.

3. Download the Amazon Alexa Skill

Ambient Weather Amazon Alexa Skill

Sign in to your Amazon account and add the Ambient Weather Skill at no cost.

Download the Ambient Weather Amazon Alexa Skill.

4. Ask Alexa

Once the Ambient Weather Skill has been enabled for Amazon Alexa, you can begin asking questions about your indoor and outdoor weather conditions.

Say: "Alexa, ask Ambient Weather… weather report."

This will provide you with your outdoor weather report. You can ask for your indoor weather report as well by saying, "indoor conditions."

Here are some sample commands:

  • Weather Report
  • Outdoor conditions
  • Indoor conditions
  • Yesterday's weather
  • Conditions for October 15, 2020
  • Conditions for September 2020
  • Conditions for 2020
  • Change default device to {the name of your device}

We hope you enjoy using this new skill from Ambient Weather. Have any questions? Contact us at support@AmbientWeather.com

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The following is the Telnet protocol for direct communication protocol to the specified products listed below:

  1. Data exchange format

Fixed header, CMD, SIZE, DATA1, DATA2, … , DATAn, CHECKSUM

Fixed header: 2 bytes, header is fixed as 0xffff

CMD: 1 byte, Command

SIZE: 1 byte, packet size,counted from CMD till CHECKSUM

DATA: n bytes, payloads,variable length

CHECKSUM: 1 byte, CHECKSUM=CMD+SIZE+DATA1+DATA2+…+DATAn

  • Command and data structure definition:

typedef  enum  {

//

CMD_WRITE_SSID                                                                 = 0x11,// send SSID and Password to WIFI module

CMD_BROADCAST                                                = 0x12,// UDP cast for device echo,answer back data size is 2 Bytes

CMD_READ_ECOWITT                                                          = 0x1E,// read aw.net setting

CMD_WRITE_ ECOWITT                                                       = 0x1F, //write back awt.net setting

CMD_READ_WUNDERGROUND                        = 0x20,// read Wunderground setting

CMD_WRITE_WUNDERGROUND                       = 0x21, //write back Wunderground setting

CMD_READ_WOW                                                                 = 0x22, // read WeatherObservationsWebsite setting

CMD_WRITE_WOW                                                                = 0x23, // write back WeatherObservationsWebsite setting

CMD_READ_WEATHERCLOUD                          = 0x24,// read Weathercloud setting

CMD_WRITE_WEATHERCLOUD                         = 0x25, //write back Weathercloud setting

CMD_READ_SATION_MAC                                  = 0x26,// read MAC address

CMD_READ_CUSTOMIZED                 = 0x2A,// read Customized sever setting

CMD_WRITE_CUSTOMIZED                = 0x2B, // write back Customized sever setting

CMD_WRITE_UPDATE                                                           = 0x43,// firmware upgrade

CMD_READ_FIRMWARE_VERSION = 0x50,// read current firmware version number

CMD_READ_USR_PATH                       = 0x51,

CMD_WRITE_USR_PATH                     = 0x52,

// the following command is only valid for GW1000, WH2650 and wn1900支持:

CMD_GW1000_LIVEDATA                                   = 0x27, // read current data,reply data size is 2bytes.

             CMD_GET_SOILHUMIAD                                 = 0x28,// read Soilmoisture Sensor calibration parameters

             CMD_SET_SOILHUMIAD                                                 = 0x29, // write back Soilmoisture Sensor calibration parameters

CMD_GET_MulCH_OFFSET                                                = 0x2C, // read multi channel sensor offset value

CMD_SET_MulCH_OFFSET                                = 0x2D, // write back  multi channel sensor OFFSET value

CMD_GET_PM25_OFFSET                                  = 0x2E, // read PM2.5OFFSET calibration data

CMD_SET_PM25_OFFSET                                  = 0x2F, // writeback PM2.5OFFSET calibration data

             CMD_READ_SSSS                                                                            = 0x30,// read system info

             CMD_WRITE_SSSS                                                                           = 0x31,// write back system info

             CMD_READ_RAINDATA                                                   = 0x34,// read rain data

             CMD_WRITE_RAINDATA                                                  = 0x35, // write back rain data

             CMD_READ_GAIN                                                                             = 0x36, // read rain gain

             CMD_WRITE_GAIN                                                                            = 0x37, // write back rain gain

             CMD_READ_CALIBRATION                             = 0x38,// read sensor set offset calibration value

             CMD_WRITE_CALIBRATION                                           = 0x39,// write back  sensor set offset value

             CMD_READ_SENSOR_ID               = 0x3A,// read Sensors ID

CMD_WRITE_SENSOR_ID                 = 0x3B, // write back Sensors ID

CMD_READ_SENSOR_ID_NEW        = 0x3C,//// this is reserved for newly added sensors

             CMD_WRITE_REBOOT                                                     = 0x40,// system restart

             CMD_WRITE_RESET                                                        = 0x41,// reset to default

}CMD_LT;

//********************************************************************************************

#define SOIL_CH_MAX                                       8

#define WH31_CHANNEL                                              8

#define PM25_CH_MAX             4

#define LEAK_CH_MAX             4

typedef enum

{                           

    //eWH24_SENSOR = 0x00,

    eWH65_SENSOR = 0x00,

    //eWH69_SENSOR,

    eWH68_SENSOR,

    eWH80_SENSOR,  //80H(

    eWH40_SENSOR,

    eWH25_SENSOR,

    eWH26_SENSOR,

    eWH31_SENSORCH1,

    eWH31_SENSORCH2,

    eWH31_SENSORCH3,

    eWH31_SENSORCH4,

    eWH31_SENSORCH5,

    eWH31_SENSORCH6,

    eWH31_SENSORCH7,

    eWH31_SENSORCH8,

    eWH51_SENSORCH1,

    eWH51_SENSORCH2,

    eWH51_SENSORCH3,

    eWH51_SENSORCH4,

    eWH51_SENSORCH5,

    eWH51_SENSORCH6,

    eWH51_SENSORCH7,

    eWH51_SENSORCH8,

    eWH41_SENSORCH1,

    eWH41_SENSORCH2,

    eWH41_SENSORCH3,

    eWH41_SENSORCH4,

    //————-

    eWH57_SENSOR,

    eWH55_SENSORCH1,

    eWH55_SENSORCH2,

    eWH55_SENSORCH3,

eWH55_SENSORCH4,  

    eWH34_SENSORCH1 = 31,

    eWH34_SENSORCH2 = 32,

    eWH34_SENSORCH3 = 33,

    eWH34_SENSORCH4 = 34,

    eWH34_SENSORCH5 = 35,

    eWH34_SENSORCH6 = 36,

    eWH34_SENSORCH7 = 37,

    eWH34_SENSORCH8 = 38,

    // the sensor sequence can not be altered!!

    //————-

    eMAX_SENSOR

}SENSOR_IDT;

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#define ITEM_INTEMP                                                    0x01//Indoor Temperature (℃)                                                          2

#define ITEM_OUTTEMP                                                                0x02//Outdoor Temperature (℃)                                       2

#define ITEM_DEWPOINT                                              0x03//Dew point (℃)                                                                                         2

#define ITEM_WINDCHILL                                             0x04//Wind chill (℃)                                                                                         2

#define ITEM_HEATINDEX                                             0x05//Heat index (℃)                                                                          2

#define ITEM_INHUMI                                                     0x06//Indoor Humidity (%)                                                                  1

#define ITEM_OUTHUMI                                                 0x07//Outdoor Humidity (%)                                                               1

#define ITEM_ABSBARO                                                                0x08//Absolutely Barometric (hpa)                                   2

#define ITEM_RELBARO                                                0x09//Relative Barometric (hpa)                                       2

#define ITEM_WINDDIRECTION                   0x0A//Wind Direction (360°)                                                              2

#define ITEM_WINDSPEED                                           0x0B//Wind Speed (m/s)                                                                     2

#define ITEM_GUSTSPEED                                           0x0C//Gust Speed (m/s)                                                                     2

#define ITEM_RAINEVENT                                            0x0D//Rain Event (mm)                                                                      2

#define ITEM_RAINRATE                                                               0x0E//Rain Rate (mm/h)                                                                  2

#define ITEM_RAINHOUR                                              0x0F//Rain hour (mm)                                                                         2

#define ITEM_RAINDAY                                                  0x10//Rain Day (mm)                                                                          2

#define ITEM_RAINWEEK                                              0x11//Rain Week (mm)                                                                       2

#define ITEM_RAINMONTH                                           0x12//Rain Month (mm)                                                                      4

#define ITEM_RAINYEAR                                                               0x13//Rain Year (mm)                                                                      4

#define ITEM_RAINTOTALS                                           0x14//Rain Totals (mm)                                                                       4

#define ITEM_LIGHT                                                        0x15//Light (lux)                                                                                   4

#define ITEM_UV                                                                              0x16//UV (uW/m2)                                                                                            2

#define ITEM_UVI                                                                             0x17//UVI (0-15 index)                                                                     1

#define ITEM_TIME                                                                          0x18//Date and time                                                                                         6

#define ITEM_DAYLWINDMAX                                      0X19//Day max wind(m/s)                                                                  2

#define ITEM_TEMP1                                                      0x1A//Temperature 1(℃)                                                                    2

#define ITEM_TEMP2                                                      0x1B//Temperature 2(℃)                                                                    2

#define ITEM_TEMP3                                                      0x1C//Temperature 3(℃)                                                                    2

#define ITEM_TEMP4                                                      0x1D//Temperature 4(℃)                                                                    2

#define ITEM_TEMP5                                                      0x1E//Temperature 5(℃)                                                                    2

#define ITEM_TEMP6                                                      0x1F//Temperature 6(℃)                                                                    2

#define ITEM_TEMP7                                                      0x20//Temperature 7(℃)                                                                    2

#define ITEM_TEMP8                                                      0x21//Temperature 8(℃)                                                                    2

#define ITEM_HUMI1                                                       0x22//Humidity 1, 0-100%                                                                  1

#define ITEM_HUMI2                                                       0x23//Humidity 2, 0-100%                                                                  1

#define ITEM_HUMI3                                                       0x24//Humidity 3, 0-100%                                                                  1

#define ITEM_HUMI4                                                       0x25//Humidity 4, 0-100%                                                                  1

#define ITEM_HUMI5                                                       0x26//Humidity 5, 0-100%                                                                  1

#define ITEM_HUMI6                                                       0x27//Humidity 6, 0-100%                                                                  1

#define ITEM_HUMI7                                                       0x28//Humidity 7, 0-100%                                                                  1

#define ITEM_HUMI8                                                       0x29//Humidity 8, 0-100%                                                                  1

#define ITEM_PM25_CH1                                              0x2A//PM2.5 Air Quality Sensor(μg/m3)                          2

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP1                                             0x2B//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                               2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE1                   0x2C//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP2                                             0x2D//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                               2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE2                   0x2E//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP3                                             0x2F//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE3                   0x30//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP4                                             0x31//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE4                   0x32//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP5                                             0x33//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE5                   0x34//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP6                                             0x35//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE6                   0x36//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP7                                             0x37//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE7                   0x38//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP8                                             0x39//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE8                   0x3A//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP9                                             0x3B//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                               2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE9                   0x3C//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP10                                           0x3D//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                               2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE10                 0x3E//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP11                                           0x3F//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE11                 0x40//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP12                                           0x41//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE12                 0x42//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP13                                           0x43//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE13                 0x44//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

#define ITEM_SOILTEMP14                                           0x45//Soil Temperature(℃)                                                2

#define ITEM_SOILMOISTURE14                 0x46//Soil Moisture(%)                                                                       1

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The lightning bolt icon signifies the Dew Point is greater than 70 degF, which is conducive for lightning in the area. It is just a prediction and the weather station does not sense lightning directly.

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The North Marker is molded into the top of the sensor array body. Point the rain gauge in the direction of North.

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To edit the label name on the console, select the Settings button , and then the down arrow  9 times until Multi Channel Sensor Setup is highlighted and press plus  to view the channel settings.

To edit the channel name, Press  or  key to select the channel name.  The name field will turn green.

Press the   key to view the keyboard, and enter the sensor name. Press   to scroll to the character and press   to select the character. Press ‘OK’ to save your newly labeled Sensor. Press   to return to the setup page.

 

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Console : Input 5V DC; 6.5′ 110-240V 50-60 Hz wall charger included.

Power Consumption: 0.5 Watts (1.25 Watts during WiFi configuration mode)

DC barrel connector dimensions: 7.5mm ( L ) x 3.5mm ( OUT D) x 1.35mm ( Inner D)

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A computer is not required to connect our weather stations to the Internet. They are WiFi enabled weather stations that connect directly to your router and the Internet. They communicate via Port 80, which is standard for most web browser (https) operations.

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If there is an exclamation point ! or mark next to the WiFi icon on the WS-2000 display, it means the display is connected to WiFi but the WiFi is not connected to the Internet.

Make sure the 2.4 GHz band on your router is connected to the Internet.

If the problem persists, try rebooting your router.

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To retrieve the SD Card:

1. Remove the AC power cord
2. Remove three of the four screws on the back.
 
3. Gently pry the front and back plastic apart using a thin flat head screw driver or any this blade tool  (be very careful).  The gap only needs to be 3/8″ – 1/4″.
4. Tilt the console back and forth or upside down until the micro SD card falls out
Note: The SD Card is very small and easy to lose when it falls out. Perform over a surface and not the ground.
5. Click the plastic back together, you’ll see the clips on the outer edge.
6. Reinstall the three screws
7. Plug in the AC adapter.
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You can adjust the month in which the yearly rain resets to zero. The default is January.

To change this to a different month, select the Setup Page.

Tap the Settings button     to view the Setup page.

Select up to highlight Rainfall Season and press up or down   to change the month.

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Heat Index is not valid or calculated below 80 degF, according to the National Weather Service:

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  1. Replace the batteries if it has been a while. We recommend Energizer Ultimate Lithium.
  2. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  3. If out of warranty, a replacement array can be purchased here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html
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No, the data will still be stored in the console and can be accessed with the Micro SD Card option.

However, it will not write this data to the Internet while the Internet is down, and it does not make up the data when the Internet comes back.

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The AC Adapter Size Requirements and Specifications For The WS-2000 Series Console are as follows:

  • Console : Input 5V DC; 6.5′ 110-240V 50-60 Hz wall charger included, Power Consumption: 7.5 Watts, 1.0A output power rate.
  • DC barrel connector dimensions:  7.5mm ( L )  x 3.5mm ( OUT D) x 1.35mm ( Inner D)
  • UL Rated.
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Although the WH31,WH31B, WH31E, WH31P, WH31PF, WH31L, WH31SM, WH31L, PM25, PM25IN and AQIN sensor data from Channel 1-8 cannot be viewed on the user interface, it can be downloaded via the SD Card to your computer.

To collect this data, the SD Card must be inserted into the SD card slot.

The sensor data is not saved to on-board flash due to memory constraints, it is only saved to the SD card.

Thus, the SD card must be inserted into the tablet all the time. Whenever there is a new data set recorded, it will added to this file.

The file Backup-A.csv is the history file copied from console flash memory. It is generated when you manually.  This file does not include channel sensor data.

2019CH1A.csv  i s the channel sensor data and is only generated when the SD Card is inserted into the tablet.

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/1113

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000.html

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The indoor thermo-hygrometer-barometer measures absolute pressure. The display console displays relative pressure.

Here is a guide on the difference between absolute and relative pressure:

What Is The Difference Between Absolute And Relative Pressure?

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  1. If the wind vane or cups is not completely seated, fully remove the set screw from unit. Re-install the wind vane or cups.
  2. If that does not work, inspect the plastic sleeve where the shaft goes in for debris and manufacturing burs. If there is debris,  push it out with a sharp tool or open ended paper clip.
  3. If that does not work, use a 5/64″ drill bit if necessary to remove debris. Be careful not to drill through the top plastic of the wind vane or cups.

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    1. Replace the batteries. We recommend the following batteries:

My Rechargeable Batteries No Longer Work. Which Batteries Are Recommended For My Weather Station?

  1. Clean any corrosion around and on the battery terminals.
  2. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  3. If out of warranty, a replacement array can be purchased here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/1113

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000.html

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The solar panel charges a super capacitor. This is a much more efficient design.

If the super capacitor voltage drops too low due to night or extended cloud cover, the non-rechargeable batteries take over for the solar collector.

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To prevent battery corrosion, we recommend a small packet of dieletric grease. They are sold in most auto supply stores.

Here is an example on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AL8VD2

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Yes, you can, but you will need to change the following Gain Factors on the console:

Wind Gain: 2.17

Rain Gain: 1.18

Here is how you change the gain factors on the WS-1000 series console:

  1. Press the Settings button three times to display the calibration panel:
  2. Press the down button until the temperature field is highlighted, and press plus  or minus  to adjust. Press the left  or right  button to change each multiple value.
  3. Press the return button  to return to the main screen.

Note that you will lose resolution on wind speed and wind direction due to the gain exceeding 1.0.

 

 

 

Example:

The wind gust has a resolution of about 1.1 mph.

How Is The Wind Speed And Wind Gust Calculated In The WS-2902 Weather Station?

If you changed the gain from 1.0 to 1.2 for example, the new resolution is:

1.1 x 1.2 = 1.32 mph.

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The wind speed is 2.24 revolutions per m/s or 5.01 revolutions per 1 mph.

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The SD Card must be inserted into the console and remain inserted to record channel 1-8 sensor data.

The sensor data is not saved to on-board flash due to memory constraints, it is only saved to the SD card.

Thus, the SD card must be inserted into the tablet all the time. Whenever there is a new data set recorded, it will added to this file.

The file Backup-A.csv is the history file copied from console flash memory. It is generated when you manually.  This file does not include channel sensor data.

2019CH1A.csv  i s the channel sensor data and is only generated when the SD Card is inserted into the tablet.

No (data point number)
Time
 CH1 Temperature(°)
 CH1 Dewpoint(°)
 CH1 HeatIndex(°)
 CH1 Humidity(%)
 CH2 Temperature(°)
 CH2 Dewpoint(°)
 CH2 HeatIndex(°)
 CH2 Humidity(%)
 CH3 Temperature(°)
 CH3 Dewpoint(°)
 CH3 HeatIndex(°)
 CH3 Humidity(%)
 CH4 Temperature(°)
 CH4 Dewpoint(°)
 CH4 HeatIndex(°)
 CH4 Humidity(%)
 CH5 Temperature(°)
 CH5 Dewpoint(°)
 CH5 HeatIndex(°)
 CH5 Humidity(%)
 CH6 Temperature(°)
 CH6 Dewpoint(°)
 CH6 HeatIndex(°)
 CH6 Humidity(%)
 CH7 Temperature(°)
 CH7 Dewpoint(°)
 CH7 HeatIndex(°)
 CH7 Humidity(%)
 CH8 Temperature(°)
 CH8 Dewpoint(°)
 CH8 HeatIndex(°)
 CH8 Humidity(%)
 WH31L count
 WH31L distance
 AQIN Temperature(°)
 AQIN Humidity(%)
 AQIN CO2(ppm)
 AQIN Pm2.5(ug/m3)
 AQIN Pm10(ug/m3)
 WH31SMCH1(%)
 WH31SMCH2(%)
 WH31SMCH3(%)
 WH31SMCH4(%)
 WH31SMCH5(%)
 WH31SMCH6(%)
 WH31SMCH7(%)
 WH31SMCH8(%)
 Leak1
 Leak2
 Leak3
 Leak4
 PM2.5 OUT(ug/m3)
 PM2.5 IN(ug/m3)

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/1113

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000.html

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WS-8478/WS-8478A/WS-8480

WS-1900/WS-2902/WS-2902A/WS-2902B

WS-2000/WS-2002/WS-5000

WS-1000/WS-1001/WS-1002

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To view archived data from the WS-2000 and WS-5000 display consoles, select History button twice from the main console screen. 

History_YYYYDD.csv: The history data file as shown in Figure 59.

YYYYDD.csv: The remaining data during the download. For example, if it takes three minutes to download, it the last three minutes of data.

The format of the data is csv (comma separated value) and can be opened in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel for advanced data analysis, with the following headers:

Column Parameter
1 No (data point number)
2 Time
3 Indoor Temperature (°F)
4 Indoor Humidity (%)
5 Outdoor Temperature (°F)
6 Outdoor Humidity (%)
7 Dew Point (°F)
8 Feels Like (°F)
9 Wind (mph)
10 Gust (mph)
11 Wind Direction (°)
12 ABS Barometer (inHg)
13 REL Barometer (inHg)
14 Solar Rad. (lux)
15 UV Index
16 Rain Rate (in/h)
17 Event Rain (in)
18 Daily Rain (in)
19 Weekly Rain (in)
20 Monthly Rain (in)
21 Yearly Rain (in)

The SD Card must be inserted into the console and remain inserted to record channel 1-8 sensor data.  Whenever there is a new data set recorded, it will be added to this file." to "The SD Card must be inserted into the console and remain inserted to record channel 1-8 sensor data (WH31,WH31B, WH31E, WH31P, WH31PF, WH31L, WH31SM, WH31L, PM25, PM25IN and AQIN).  Whenever there is a new data set recorded, it will be added to this file.

The sensor data is not saved to on-board flash due to memory constraints; it is only saved to the SD card.

YYYYCH1A.csv is the channel sensor data and is only generated when the SD Card is inserted into the tablet.

Column Parameter
1 No (data point number)
2 Time
3  CH1 Temperature(°)
4  CH1 Dewpoint(°)
5  CH1 HeatIndex(°)
6  CH1 Humidity(%)
7  CH2 Temperature(°)
8  CH2 Dewpoint(°)
9  CH2 HeatIndex(°)
10  CH2 Humidity(%)
11  CH3 Temperature(°)
12  CH3 Dewpoint(°)
13  CH3 HeatIndex(°)
14  CH3 Humidity(%)
15  CH4 Temperature(°)
16  CH4 Dewpoint(°)
17  CH4 HeatIndex(°)
18  CH4 Humidity(%)
19  CH5 Temperature(°)
20  CH5 Dewpoint(°)
21  CH5 HeatIndex(°)
22  CH5 Humidity(%)
23  CH6 Temperature(°)
24  CH6 Dewpoint(°)
25  CH6 HeatIndex(°)
26  CH6 Humidity(%)
27  CH7 Temperature(°)
28  CH7 Dewpoint(°)
29  CH7 HeatIndex(°)
30  CH7 Humidity(%)
31  CH8 Temperature(°)
32  CH8 Dewpoint(°)
33  CH8 HeatIndex(°)
34  CH8 Humidity(%)
35  WH31L count
36  WH31L distance
37  AQIN Temperature(°)
38  AQIN Humidity(%)
39  AQIN CO2(ppm)
40  AQIN Pm2.5(ug/m3)
41  AQIN Pm10(ug/m3)
42  WH31SMCH1(%)
43  WH31SMCH2(%)
44  WH31SMCH3(%)
45  WH31SMCH4(%)
46  WH31SMCH5(%)
47  WH31SMCH6(%)
48  WH31SMCH7(%)
49  WH31SMCH8(%)
50  Leak1
51  Leak2
52  Leak3
53  Leak4
54  PM2.5 OUT(ug/m3)
55  PM2.5 IN(ug/m3)
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It will not. The device will only connect to a wifi routers main 2.4GHz signal. It will not connect to a guest account or a Mesh networks secondary nodes. To get around having to use a wifi router you can use our Observerip module which will connect directly to a router via an ethernet cable and remove the need for wifi.

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If the lightning sensor has a weak signal, please check the following:

  1. Make sure both the console firmware: How Do I Update The WiFi Firmware, WS-2000 And WS-5000?  are up to date.
  2. Make sure all the dip switches in the Lightning sensor are in the down position. Power down and up the sensor after changing the dip switch positions for changes to take effect.
  3. Power down the WS-2000 console then power it back up.
  4. Re-register the Lightning sensor through the Sensor ID screen.
  5. Ensure that the sensor is within 300 ft line of sight with your indoor console.
  6. We recommend the WH31-SRS as an enclosure for the lightning detector. https://ambientweather.com/wh31-srs-solar-radiation-shield

Select ‘SETUP’ to enter the MORE screen

Select ‘SETUP’ to enter the SENSOR ID screen

Select the Sensor ID next to the Lightning Sensor WH31L

Select ‘Disable’ to turn the sensor off
Select ‘REGISTER’ to re-register the sensor to the console

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The AC adapter or console has a power issue.

  1. If you have a volt meter, test the voltage output of the AC adapter.
  2. The console or AC adapter needs replacing. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  3. If out of warranty, a replacement console is available here:
    WS-2000 Console: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000c.html
    WS-2000 Console AC Adapter:  https://www.ambientweather.com/amws1000acadapter.html
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To view your back light settings, select the Tools icon from your display to enter the Setup screen. Press the down arrow button    until Backlight Setup is selected, and press Plus   to view the settings. 

and check the Automatic control backlight to turn on and off the backlight at a specific time. To turn this feature off, uncheck this checkbox.

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The smaller of the two wind speed markers is the instantaneous wind direction.  The larger of the two markers is the 10 minute average wind speed.

 

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/1113

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000.html

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Lightning sensors detect a specific radio frequency wave form generated by lightning strikes.

However, electronic devices like motors starting (HVAC units, lawn equipment), and fluorescent lighting can emit noisy electromagnetic field (EMF) signature that can generate a false positive lightning strike.

To avoid false lightning strikes, move the detector away from any electrical noise-generating devices.

Although electrical noise can be random in nature, another way to determine installation location is by using a portable AM radio set in between stations where you can hear white noise only, and hold the radio close to the installation location. Any crackling heard on the radio may be detected by the WH31L lightning detector.

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The following is a guide on how to properly mount the PM2.5/PM25 sensor, and perform preventative maintenance:

Mounting Guidelines:
Place the sensor in a shaded, well ventilated, non-moisture condensing area. Although the sensor is designed for outdoor use, it is best to mount in a well protected area, such as under a patio or carport.
The solar panel is sensitive to low light, but will still require monthly charging from the USB power port.
With PM2.5 sensors, fog reflects the light, and can result in a higher reading. This is characteristic to the inherent sensor design. The condition occurs during rainy or foggy weather.
Mounting orientation is not important. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally, as long as the vents are not blocked. 

Preventive Maintenance:
Periodic cleaning of the PM2.5 sensors fan may need to be done if readings do not seem to change. To clean the fan you would remove the battery compartment of the sensor. Then carefully remove the sensor body from the protective shell. There are 2 small gauge wires connecting the solar cell to the sensor body. Please be careful to not pull on the wires and cause them to break. You would then use a can of compressed air to gently blow out any debris from the sensor fan(Warning: Do not use an air compressor)

Carefully separate the sensor body from the protective shell


ADVANCED CLEANING PROCEDURE:

(Note, if you’re not experienced/comfortable with performing something this complex please do not attempt as the unit may get damaged and void the warranty)

If an issue persists of the readings still being low then usually some pests have gotten into the internal sensor itself. You can carefully remove the screws from the main sensor housing and inspect/clean any pests, spider webs, eggs, etc. It is recommended to use Q-Tips to remove the debris.

To access the internal Detecting Chamber please refer to the images below.

Step 1: Remove the rubber coverings of the 3 screws.

Step 2: Remove the 3 screws.

Step 3: Remove the Protective Top Cover

Step 4: Carefully lift up and flip over the Sensor Board.

Step 5: Carefully clean the sensor board and Detecting Chamber then re-assemble in the reverse order.

 

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Your console Wi-Fi firmware must be updated, which requires the awnet app. Here is a help guide:

How Do I Update The WiFi Firmware, WS-2000 And WS-5000?

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If the display console only displays km, make sure your firmware is up to date. This issue was resolved in Version 1.6.3:

Ambient Weather WS-2000 And WS-5000 Firmware Download Center

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To view the Sensors ID panel on the display console, select the Settings button  and then More Setup.

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Currently, at this time, no.

AQI is calculated individually for each pollutant. The overall pollutant with the highest AQI becomes the reported AQI. Since AmbientWeather.net only monitors (at this time) PM2.5, the only AQI value they could calculate would be the PM2.5 AQI. If, by chance, the PM10 AQI is higher than the PM2.5 AQI, then AmbientWeather.net would be reporting the wrong AQI value.

 

AQI, is a unitless index derived by the EPA.

Reference:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-05/documents/zell-aqi.pdf

The U.S. EPA PM2.5 AQI model is on Page 11.

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Q: What size socket/wrench can I use to tighten the nuts for the u-bolts/u bolts for my outdoor sensor array?

 

A: 10mm

  1. Install each M5 nut in the order above. 1, 2, 3 then 4.
  2. Do not tighten with an impact driver. Hand tighten, then a half turn / 180 degrees. No more.
  3. If your mounting pole is a soft material (wood, pvc, etc.) you may need to retighten the M5 nuts when you perform your maintenance every 3 months.
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Can the PM25/PM2.5 sensor measure pollen?

No. Pollen doesn’t have much effect on the AQI for particle pollution. Most pollen particles are much larger than the particles we measure for the AQI. The size of PM2.5 is 2.5 micrometers in diameter or smaller while pollen particles are usually well over 10 micrometers. Pollen particles can sometimes rupture and break into smaller airborne particles in the PM2.5 range, but their contribution is too small to make a difference in the AQI.

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Place each curved foam insert in between the cutouts where the rain funnel locks into place.

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The console stores up to 4080 complete sets of weather data with associated time and date stamp. The base station will lose all of the weather data if there a power interruption. In the event the memory is full, the old data is overwritten by the new data.

Show button presses to get to interval setting

Example 1: 4,080 complete sets of weather data = 68 hours of memory at 1 minute interval

Example 2: 4,080 complete sets of weather data = 204 hours of memory at 5 minute interval

Example 3: 4,080 complete sets of weather data = 1,020 hours of memory at 15 minute interval

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Notes:

  • To determine your firmware version, press the gear icon/button until you get to the Factory page then select Factory | About | Display from the console.
  • The firmware revision number is what you need to verify on the about screen.

Instructions:

Download the latest hardware firmware file (under firmware update downloads and history below) to your your computer and save as Factory.bin. Make a note of where you saved this file.

Note:  File may download as another file name rename to Factory.bin.

  1. Copy the Factory.bin to your Micro-SD Card (the SD card must be empty and format FAT32).
  2. Example of how it should appear after the file is copied.
  1. Power down your display console by removing AC power.
  2. Insert the SD Card into the display console.
  3. Power up the display console.
  4. The console will verify the firmware was updated.
  5. Power down the console after complete. Remove the SD Card when the console is powered down.

 

Where to purchase a MicroSD Card:

You can purchase one from AmbientWeather.com, here (4, 8, 16 or 32 GB will work):

Ambient Weather SDC4-4GB


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Firmware Update Downloads And History:


March 29, 2023 | Version 1.9.0

Changes:

  • When you enter the network password, it will be changed to " * " after 1 second.
  • Fixed a bug with PM2.5 data display when using indoor and outdoor PM2.5 sensors.
  • In the About screen, when there is no newer Wi-Fi firmware version available, the message is changed from "The new version is not checked." to "The new version is not available."
  • Removed limits from Feelslike display.

Septermber 8, 2021 | Version 1.7.6

Changes:

  • Removed Barometer Display from setup screen and replaces with Reset Weekly Rain at.
  • Removed Background from setup screen and replaces with Reset Daily Rain at.

July 21, 2021 | Version 1.7.4

Changes:

  • Can now rename indoor sensor to custom name.

November 17, 2020 | Version 1.6.9

Changes:

  • Add path for custom server setup. Wifi firmware will need to be upgraded to 4.2.8 or later.
  • Revise PM2.5、AQI, PM10、CO2  average buffer to be reset when newly registered again.

June 12, 2020 | Version 1.6.4

Changes:

  • Fixes issue with PM2.5 IN not displaying on the console, introduced in Version 1.6.3.
  • Leak detector icon turns orange on the display console if the sensor loses communication for 10 minutes.

June 8, 2020 | Version 1.6.3

Changes:

  • Supports leak detectors
  • Fixes issue where lightning distance only displayed km (not miles).

April 30, 2020 | Version 1.6.2

Changes:

  • Fixed update issue with WS-5000 and AmbientWeather.net. It would not always update on the minute.
  • When no rain sensor is detected with the WS-5000, then rain data area is switched to hide rain data and display the weather forecast.

April 14, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

Changes:

  • Finalized leak detection reporting to AmbientWeather.net
  • Supports Low Battery for WS-5000 sensor array
  • Lightning detection units of measure tied to wind speed units of measure (if wind units of measure is m/s, km/h, or bft, lightning is km; if wind units of measure is mph, ft / second, lightning is miles; if wind units of measure is knots, lighting is nautical miles (nmi).

March 27, 2020 | Version 1.6.0

Changes:

  • Added soil moisture sensor reporting to AmbientWeather.net
  • Added lighting detection reporting to AmbientWeather.net
  • Added leak detection reporting to AmbientWeather.net

December 25, 2019 | Version 1.5.8

Changes:

  • Fixed wind gust reporting issue.

December 8 2019 | Version 1.5.7

Changes:

  • Sensor low battery status displayed on sensor info page.
  • Current and 24H AQI data display supported.
  • Supports indoor PM2.5 display
  • Wifi password can be up to 64 characters, previously 32.

November 18 2019 | Version 1.5.3

Changes:

  • Sensors can be managed and disabled on the setup page.
  • Supports 8 channel soil moisture and temperature sensors.
  • Supports calibration for soil moisture and temperature sensors.
  • Supports indoor PM2.5 sensor.
  • Corrected spelling errors.
  • German language supported.
  • Sensor handling optimization.

June 10 2019 | Version 1.4.8

Changes:

  • Minor bug fixes

June 6 2019 | Version 1.4.6

Changes:

  • Fixed issue with back light button not responding.
  • Fixed issue with Wunderground.com 16 second updates introduced in Version 1.4.5.

June 6 2019 | Version 1.4.5

Changes:

  • Improvements to RF Chip Sensitivity
  • More intuitive WiFi and User Interface Set up
  • Improvements to Keyboard User Interface
  • UART0 communication bug fix
  • Improvements to AmbientWeather.net data stream
  • Fixed false Low battery alert PM2.5 sensor
  • RAM optimized
  • Rain calculation algorithm optimized Backlight on/off control algorithm improved

May 16 2019 | Version 1.4.4

Changes:

Finalized firmware for PM2.5 Sensor.


April 29 2019 | Version 1.4.2

Changes:

  • Memory stack optimized.

Checksum prevents corrupted updates.


April 15 2019 | Version 1.4.1

Changes:

Fixed history time format exported to SD Card.


March 28 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Changes:

  • Fixes time bug between 12:00am and 1:00am
  • Sensor signal quality and battery status are now displayed
  • Rain rate value is now displayed
  • Sensor ID is displayed on About Display page for advanced customer troubleshooting

History file saved on SD card are now optimized based on units of measure


January 24 2019 | Version 1.3.8

Changes:

  • Optimized RF receiver response.
  • Corrected several bugs, including barometer scaling error.
  • WeatherUnderground.com update rate changed from 30 to 16 seconds.
  • Correct spelling error on upgrade page.
  • Changed time/date format per customer suggestions.
  • Integration of Ambient Weather PM2.5 Particulate Monitor sensor.

Optimized SD Card Storage.


January 16 2019 | Version 1.3.7

Changes:

  • Optimized RF receiver setting and can follow sensor reception quickly.
  • Background is now black instead of dark gray.

Removed top gray bar to make extra room for date and time.


January 6 2019 | Version 1.3.5

Changes:

  • Fixes a number of issues with stray characters.
  • Fixes issue with Channel 1 not showing on AmbientWeather.net
  • Fixes issue with date and time.

Screen makes room for new Air Quality Sensor (coming soon, no details yet). Moved date and time to top bar to make room (similar to a phone layout).


December 27 2018 | Version 1.2.7

Changes:

  • Fixes formatting issue introduced in 1.2.5
  • Fixes issue introduced in 1.2.5 where sunset does not set on home display screen.

December 22 2018 | Version 1.2.6

Changes:

  • Fixes formatting issue introduced in 1.2.5
  • Fixes bug with barometric pressure calibration for high altitude (above 7,000′).

December 13 2018 | Version 1.2.5

Changes:

Improved readability of screen. The temperature and wind circles were slightly elongated, and improved resolution of some of the characters.


November 14 2018 | Version 1.2.1

Changes:

The console could not connect to a non-secure network. This issue was resolved.


September 21 2018 | Version 1.2.0

Changes:

February was incorrectly spelled “Febuary”.


July 11 2018 | Version 1.1.0

Changes:

Critical update. Console is bricked when archived data reaches 740th flash block address.


July 3 2018 | Version 1.0.9

Changes:

Added max daily wind gust to dashboard.


June 30 2018 | Version 1.0.7

Changes:

  • 10 minute average wind speed was not updating properly.
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Q. What is this coil spring that came with my rain gauge?

 

It is a stainless steel filter which is included in the package. It’s aimed to stop leaves or bird droppings to avoid the obstruction of the cone hole.

The installation is simple: press the filter until the hook is inside the outlet hole and self -locked. The spring tension will keep the filter sit tight on the funnel.

 

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How to Refresh Your Browsers Cache

Clearing Cache Memory

To ensure you see the latest version of a site you need to clear the cache memory. This is done by doing a force refresh by pressing both control and F5 buttons simultaneously on your keyboard (depending on your browser). Most times a simple force cache refresh won’t work and you need to clear the cache by hand. On this site you can find step by step guides for ChromeFirefox 3Firefox 2Internet Explorer 8Internet Explorer 7Internet Explorer 6Safari and more on how to refresh your cache.

Force Refresh

Someone just told you to “force reload” your browser to fix something. Depending on your operating system all you need to do is the following key combination:

Windows: ctrl + F5
Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R
Linux: F5

Cache And Privacy

Internet cache can be a threat to your privacy as everyone who has access to your computer can see some personal information by simply opening the cache folder.
Also when the cache fills up, performance can slow down and your hard drive may run out of space.

Internet Service Provider Cache

In the same way that your web browser has a cache of recent web pages, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may be doing some caching on your behalf.

In some (rare) cases, even though you are using shift-refresh to get new data from a webpage, the pages still seem to be old. This may be because your Internet Service Provider also has a cache and their cache may not be set up quite right, and they are not downloading the latest web pages.

When you encounter this problem you will have to communicatie with your ISP to fix this problem

 

Command Prompt: Ipconfig /Flushdns

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Simply moving your display console (or receiver) to a different location may easily fix the communication issue.

We recommend the following best practices for trouble free wireless communication.

  1. Fresh Batteries. If applicable, make sure there are fresh batteries in both the console and remote. Remember to power up the console last when changing batteries. Do not use rechargeable batteries. They have a lower voltage and lower range than non-rechargeable batteries.
  2. Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI). Keep the console several feet away from computers, TVs and electronic cables.
  3. Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). If you have other 433/915 MHz devices and communication is intermittent, try turning off these other devices for troubleshooting purposes. You may need to relocate the transmitters or receivers to avoid intermittent communication.
  4. Cold Weather. If the temperature is below < 10 degF, use e2 energizer batteries (Lithium), available in most stores batteries are sold (blue in color). Alkaline and NMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries do not operate below 10 degF.
  5. Sensor orientation.  To insure proper communication, mount the remote sensor on a vertical surface, such as a wall.  Do not lay the sensor flat if this is a small remote sensor.
  6. Line of Sight Rating. This device is rated at 300 feet line of sight (no interference, barriers or walls) but typically you will get 100 feet maximum under most real-world installations, which include passing through barriers or walls.
  7. Metal Barriers. Radio frequency will not pass through metal barriers such as aluminum siding. If you have metal siding, align the remote and console through a window to get a clear line of sight.
  8. Defective Sensor. It is possible the remote sensor is defective. If you have not done so already, to replace under one year warranty, please visit AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

The following is a table of reception loss vs. the transmission medium. Each “wall” or obstruction decreases the transmission range by the factor shown below.

Medium RF Signal Strength Reduction
Glass (untreated) 5-15%
Plastics 10-15%
Wood 10-40%
Brick 10-40%
Concrete 40-80%
Metal 90-100%
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To update the WiFi Firmware please go to the following link for a guide : How Do I Update The WiFi Firmware, WS-2000 And WS-5000


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Version 4.3.3:

  • Adjust piezio gain for weather station. 

Version 4.3.2:

  • Optimized domain name resoloution.
  • Optimized stability of uploading to custom servers.
  • Fixed exception caused by user customization.

Version 4.3.1:

  • Optimized WU server dns parsing.
  • Fixed bug that effected third party custom mode.

Version 4.3.0:

  • Improved domain name resoloution
  • Improved stability of uploading to custom servers.

Version 4.2.8:

  • Adds path for custom server setup.
  • Able to upload Co2 sensor data

Version 4.2.6:

  • Fixes issues with connecting to Arris, Asus and several other routers.

Version 4.2.4:

  • Supports alert if leak detector is offline for 10 minutes.

Version 4.2.2:

  • WS-5000: Supports low battery indicator push to AmbientWeather.net server.

Version 4.2.1:

  • Supports leak detector, soil moisture sensor data push to AmbientWeather.net server.

Version 4.2.0:

  • Supports lightning detection data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).
  • Supports leak detection data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).

Version 4.1.9:

  • Supports soil moisture data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).

Version 4.1.8:

  • Supports PM2.5 indoor sensor data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).

Version 4.1.7:

  • Improves pairing with Android 9 OS phone.

Version 4.1.6:

  • Fixes low battery bug for PM2.5 (Model WS-2000 and WS-5000 only).  It would falsely alarm the low battery alert.

Version 4.1.5:

  • Firmware improves RF sensitivity.
  • WiFi setup user interface improved.
  • Console setup user interface improved (WS-2000 only).
  • Bug fixed with UART0 communication (WS-2000 only).
  • Improved data stream to AmbientWeather.net
  • Corrected low battery bug for PM2.5. It would falsely alarm the low battery alert (WS-2000 only).
  • RAM optimized (WS-2000 only).
  • Rain calculation algorithm optimized (WS-2000 only).
  • Backlight on/off control algorithm improved (WS-2000 only).

Version 4.1.4:

  • Model WS-2000 only. Fixes low battery bug introduced in 4.1.2 for PM2.5 sensor.

Version 4.1.3:

  • Model WS-2000 only. PM2.5, PM2.5_24h and its low battery, soil moisture sensor data push supported.

Version 4.1.2:

  • Model WS-2000 only. Adds support for PM2.5 sensor to AmbientWeather.net

Version 4.1.1:

  • Fixes rounding and sign error when temperature is between -10 and 0 degF.

Version 4.0.10:

  • One customer reported their weather station would go offline every day at Midnight, so we rolled back the SDK but kept all of the other fixes in 4.0.9 until we can further evaluate the SDK.

Version 4.0.9:

  • SDK is updated to official release 3.3.1. The WiFi connection is much faster and more stable.
  • Time sync ping changed from Wunderground to AWS. The AWS time server is much more reliable.
  • Weathercloud ID and password are verified for exactly 16 and 32 bytes, otherwise, no connection is attempted.
  • Some customers reported WiFi disconnecting at Midnight. We were resetting the WiFi module every night to force a reconnect once per day, but we removed this logic.

Version 4.0.8:

  • Fixed bug where temperature was set to 0.0 and Midnight.

Version 4.0.7:

  • WiFi SDK update.

Version 4.0.6:

  • After DNS lookup is verified, it will ping once per minute.

Version 4.0.3:

  • Previous to Firmware Version 4.0.3, DNS queries were performed every 5 seconds, which was excessive.
  • With Version 4.0.3, DNS queries are now performed once every 15 minutes.
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Personal Weather Station Comparison Chart: https://ambientweather.com/weather-station-comparison-chart

The following is a comparison of specifications and features for the Ambient Weather station brands.

  1. Falcon Series
    WS-8480

  1. Observer Series
    WS-1201-IP

  1. Osprey Series
    WS-2902C
    WS-1900A
    WS-1550-IP

  1. Osprey Series
    WS-2000
    WS-5000

  1. WS-7000 Series
    WS-7078
    WS-7079

  1. WS-100 Series:
    WS-100

  1. ColorView Series:
    WS-50

Each brand shares the same sensor array (Falcon, Osprey, Observer, ColorView), but have different console and Internet features.

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It may be as simple as placing the remote(s) (powered up with fresh batteries) about 10-20 feet away from the console, power down and up the console by removing one or more batteries, disconnecting from AC power (if applicable), wait 30 seconds, and put the batteries back in, then wait several minutes to synchronize.

DO NOT TOUCH ANY BUTTONS and look for the search icon. Wait until the search icon turns off before pressing any buttons.

If you have more than one sensor, make sure they are programmed to transmit on different channels.

If the problem persists, we have a one year warranty. Please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

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WS-2000/WS-2902A Wireless Weather Station Printed on the part as WH65B

Preventive Maintenance and Reset of the Outdoor Sensor Array. (Printed Part: WH65B)

 

To ensure that the outdoor weather station array stays in proper working condition please follow the steps below:

 

1.Replace the batteries. We recommend fresh Lithium Energizer and here is why:Why Are Lithium Ultimate Batteries Recommended And Not Alkaline Or Rechargeable Batteries?

2. Make certain the rain gauge is level. If not perfectly level, the tipping mechanism will not work properly and under report rain.

3. Visually inspect the rain funnel. Is the funnel missing? To replace the funnel, please visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902funnel.html

4. Check the funnel for any debris. Clean the funnel.

5. Remove the funnel and check for any debris that may be affecting the tipping mechanism. Tip the mechanism back and forth. Does the rain update on the console? Check for any bugs or dirt. Clean with a damp, soft cloth.

6. In heavy downpours or sideways wind, the rain droplets can “bounce” out of the rain gauge. Use Teflon spray: https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Silicone-Lubricant-Aerosol-14-Ounce/dp/B00D3ZKVAS to prevent accumulation of the droplets on the walls of the rain gauge.

How to Reset the Outdoor Sensor Array:

  1. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
  2. Remove the batteries.
  3. Let sit for up to 24 hours to drain the solar capacitor.
  4. Reinsert fresh batteries.
  5. Press the reset button (#10, below) for a full minute with a pointed object, such as a pen tip:

6. Uncover the solar collector.

7. LED(#11) should flash once per 16 seconds. If it is not flashing, the sensor array must be replaced.

8. Power down and up the console to resync(Remove batteries and AC Adapter then reinsert)

9. May take a few minutes for the outside array information to display on the console

 

*If the weather station array is not communicating properly with the indoor console AFTER performing ALL of the steps above then the outdoor sensor array OR individual sensor/sensors will need to be replaced.

 

**Why Preventive/Routine Maintenance needs to be done:


Clogged Rain Funnel: Rain will not report correctly
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To update the firmware on your display tablet:

  • Download the latest bin file (below) to your your computer. Make a note of where you saved this file:

Ambient Weather WS-2000 and WS-5000 Firmware Download Center

  • Copy the factory.bin (ensure filename is just factory.bin) to your MicroSD Card (the SD card must be empty).
  • Power down your display console by removing AC power.
  • Insert the SD Card into the display console.
  • Power up the display console.
  • The console will verify the firmware was updated.
  • Power down the console after complete. Remove the SD Card when the console is powered down.
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To update the WiFi firmware, you must first download the awnet app for mobile devices from the Apple Store or Google Play Store:

Android Devices:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dtston.ambienttoolplus

iOS Devices:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/awnet/id1341994564

WiFi Firmware version history: https://ambientweather.com/faqs/question/view/id/1444/

To update the WiFi firmware on the WS-2000/WS-5000 console , launch awnet   from your mobile device.

From the Device Info panel, tap on your device (in the example below, three devices are connected to the WiFi network):

On the bottom right is the current WiFi firmware version of your console. If there is an upgrade available, tap on the upgrade link:

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To report to AmbientWeather.net, you must:

1. own an Ambient Weather branded weather station that directly connects to the Internet (models listed below).

2. own a third party weather station that connects to the WeatherBridge:
more info…

3. own a Davis Instruments weather station and nano Wi-Fi data logger:
more info…


 

 

 

Model Image MAC Label
ObserverIP
(IP series)

printed on the bottom of the IP module
more info…
WS-50
printed on the back of the console
more info…
WS-2902
WS-2902A
WS-2902B
WS-2902C

printed on the back of the console
more info…
WS-2000 Displayed in the ‘Weather Server’ section of the console
more info…
WS-5000 Displayed in the ‘Weather Server’ section of the console
more info…
WS-8478A
WS-8480

printed on the back of the console
more info…
WS-8482
printed on the back of the console
more info…

WS-1001-WiFi
WS-1002-WiFi
Displayed in the ‘Weather Server’ section of the console
more info…
nano Accessed from the User Interface panel:
more info…
Weather Bridge Accessed from the User Interface panel:
more info…
KestrelMet 6000 Weather Station  
WS-1965 Accessed from the User Interface panel and console:
more info...
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  1. The WS-2000 is a newer model but shares the same sensor array as the WS-2902A.
  2. The WS-2000 supports up to 8 additional thermo-hygrometers:
    https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh32b.html
  3. The WS-2000 has a separate indoor thermo-hygrometer-barometer. The WS-2902A contains these sensors inside the console.
  4. The WS-2000 has a nicer display console (TFT) vs. the WS-2902 (Color Film LCD), which has a limited viewing angle.
  5. The WS-2000 is easier to set up with WiFi and the Internet, because the settings are entered on the console and not from an app.
  6. Both weather stations support WiFi and Internet cloud services, including AmbientWeather.net.
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The peak of the luminosity function is at 555 nm (green); the eye’s visual system is more sensitive to light of this wavelength than any other. For monochromatic light of this wavelength, the irradiance needed to make one lux is minimum, at 1.464 mW/m2.

That is, one obtains 683.002 lux per W/m2 (or lumens per watt) at this wavelength.  Other wavelengths of visible light produce fewer lumens per watt.

Solar Radiation is a shorter wave length and different color spectrum, so it has a different factor of Lux to W/m2:

Bright sunlight is approximately 136000 lux = 1075 W/m2 = 126.7

The factor changes slightly depending on time of day, conditions such as cloud cover, moisture in the air etc. and most sources  agree on the 126.7 as a reasonable factor to use.

The conversion in the green visible light spectrum spectrum at 555nm is  1W/m2 = 683 lux, and is used of human eyes.

Some of our weather stations allow to calibrate the gain to whatever light spectrum you wish to base solar radiation on.

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If the temperature and / or humidity are showing dashes (–), and all of the other sensors are updating, it is possible the sensor array requires fresh batteries or needs resetting.

Replace the batteries. We recommend fresh Lithium Energizer and here is why:

Why Are Lithium Ultimate Batteries Recommended And Not Alkaline Or Rechargeable Batteries?

  1. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
  2. Remove the batteries.
  3. Let sit for an hour to drain the solar capacitor
  4. Press the reset button (#10, below) for a full minute with a pointed object, such as a pen tip:

  1. Reinsert fresh batteries
  2. Uncover the solar collector.
  3. LED should flash once per 14 seconds. If it is not flashing, the sensor array must be replaced.
  4. Power down and up the console to resync
  5. If the outdoor temperature is still showing -40 or 140 degF or dashes (–) after several minutes, the sensor array must be replaced.
  6. We have a one year warranty. To replace the sensor array, please visit:  www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  7. For out of warranty replacement, please visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html
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Your weather station may only display some of the following increments of rain. Please refer to your User Manual for details. Here are how increments of rain are defined:

  • Rain Rate is defined as the rainfall in the last 10 minutes, multiplied by 6  (10 minutes x 6 = 1 hour). This is also referred to as instantaneous rain per hour.
  • Hourly Rain is defined as the rainfall in the last hour.
  • Rain event is defined as continuous rainand resets to zero if accumulated rainfall is less than 1 mm (0.039 in) in a 24 hour period.  Some weather stations may calculate this slightly differently and the customer should reference the User Manual.
  • Daily Rain is defined as the rainfall since midnight (00:00).
  • 24 Hour Rain is defined as the rainfall in the last 24 hours. For example, if it is currently 5:00 pm, 24 hour rain would be the amount of rain that has fallen since 5:00 pm yesterday.
  • Weekly Rain is defined as the calendar week total, and resets on Sunday morning at midnight (Sunday thru Saturday).
  • Monthly Rain is defined as the calendar month total, and resets on the first day of the Month.
  • Yearly Rain is defined as the calendar year total, and resets on the first day of the Year. The WS-1000 series weather stations allow you to change the month rain is reset to 0.00 (referred to as Rainfall Season).
  • Total Rain is defined as the running total since station was powered up.
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If the hygrometer or humidity sensor reads 99% all of the time, it is possible the sensor array requires fresh batteries or needs resetting.

  1. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
  2. Cover remove the batteries.
  3. Press the reset button for a full minute. There should be no LED flashing
  4.  Reinsert fresh batteries
  5. Uncover the solar collector.
  6. LED should flash once per 14 seconds. If it is not flashing, the sensor array must be replaced.
  7. Power down and up the console to resync
  8. If the outdoor humidity is still showing 99% after several minutes, the sensor array must be replaced.
  9. We have a one year warranty. To replace the sensor array, please visit:  www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  10. For out of warranty replacement, please visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html
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There are four basic issues that will limit the wireless range of the weather station:

  1. Is the weather station console near other electronic devices? If so, move the weather station console to a new location.
  2. Are you using the prescribed lithium batteries in the sensor array? Alkaline and other battery chemistry will only operate to + 10 degF. Lithium Energizer Ultimate Batteries operate to -40 degF.
  3. How far is the sensor array from the console? The line of sight RF range is 300′, 100′ under most conditions. Reference the More Help Guide below for a discussion on line of sight, and the effect of walls or barriers.
  4. Is the wireless signal transmitting through metal or thick walled concrete? How many walls or obstructions is it transmitting through? Metal or thick wall concrete can block a wireless signal.

If you continue to have issue, please read the More Help Guide below:


More Help:

If the sensor array is intermittent, or stops communicating at night or at dark, read this guide first:

The guide recommends changing batteries and moving the sensor array or console around, or paying attention to barriers,  to overcome interference and distance.

it is important to note what LED light is doing on the bottom of the sensor array:

  • LED on all of the time
  • LED off all of the time
  • LED flashing rapidy
  • LED flashing normally (16 seconds)

If the LED is on all of the time, please reference:

If the LED  is flashing rapidly, please reference:

If the LED is flashing normally every 16 seconds, please reference:

If the LED is not flashing at all:

Please reset the sensor array:

  1. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
  2. Cover remove the batteries.
  3. Press the reset button for a full minute. There should be no LED flashing
  4.  Reinsert the batteries
  5. Uncover the solar collector.
  6. LED should flash once per 16 seconds. If it is not flashing, the sensor array must be replaced.
  7. Power down and up the console to resync.
  8. If the outdoor temperature and humidity are still showing dashes (–) after several minutes, the sensor array must be replaced.
  9. We have a one year warranty. To replace the sensor array, please visit:  www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  10. If out of warranty, the sensor array can be purchased here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html

If it is very cold outside, please reference:

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The follow consoles are compatible with your WS-2000 array.

WS-2902C console

WS-2000 console

WS-1900A Console

The WS-1900A is the same layout as the WS-2902C console but does not connect to the internet.

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To Perform a Network Reset:

Please follow the steps below to perform a Network Reset:

  1. Unplug power to modem, router and weather console (unplug AC adapter and/or remove batteries).
  2. Plug power back into the cable Modem and let it sync back up with the network.
  3. Plug power back into the Router and let it sync up.
  4. Plug AC adapter back into the console.
  5. Proceed to step 6 if using a WS-2902C, WS-2902B, WS-2902A, WS-2902, WS-2000, WS-2002, WS-5000, WS-8482, WS-0262A, WS-50, WS-8478, WS-8480, WS-1000, WS-1001, WS-1002
  6. Wait 5 minutes then click the corresponding link below and follow the setup instructions to connect your console to wifi

 

I Cannot Connect My WS-2902A, WS-2902B, WS-2902C To WiFi, Android.

I Cannot Connect My WS-2902A, WS-2902B, WS-2902C To WiFi, Apple Or IOS.

How Do I Connect The WS-8482 To WiFi And The Internet?

How Do I Connect The WS-2000/WS-5000 To WiFi And The Internet

How Do I Connect My The WS-50 To WiFi?

WS-0262A: Cannot Connect WS-0262A To WiFi And The Internet With Android Device.

How Do I Access The User Interface Panel, Falcon Series.

I Cannot Connect To My Wireless Router., WS-1000-WiFi, WS-1001-WiFi, WS-1002-WiFi

 

**NOTE** MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE AC POWER ADAPTER THAT CAME WITH YOUR CONSOLE. THE CONSOLE WILL NOT CONNECT TO WIFI WITHOUT THE POWER ADAPTER BEING USED.

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The MAC address is found on the weather station console’s Weather Server panel:

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/1113

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000.html

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  1. If the display is showing rain rate, change to daily rain to track the rain accumulation better.
  2. Make certain the rain gauge is level. If not perfectly level, the tipping mechanism will not work properly and under report rain.
  3. Make certain there are no obstructions in the funnel and tipping mechanism.
  4. In heavy downpours or sideways wind, the rain droplets can “bounce” out of the rain gauge. Use Teflon spray:https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Silicone-Lubricant-Aerosol-14-Ounce/dp/B00D3ZKVASto prevent accumulation of the droplets on the walls of the rain gauge.
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Yes and No…..

Not directly, not at the moment. We have developed an API:

API

which allow programmers to create apps, including uploading to CWOP.

The API documentation is available here:

https://ambientweather.docs.apiary.io

As you and others create apps, they are posted at our community listing:

Community

We have also created a website to assist in uploading data to CWOP via our API, which is

https://www.ambientcwop.com

You will need to create an account first.

You will need to create an API key first using the guide below.

How Do I Generate An API Key For Third Party Applications?

Then you can add your API Key to send data from The Ambient Weather Network to CWOP.

Also, you can purchase our Weatherbridge (https://www.ambientweather.com/amweatherbridge.html) and OBSERVERIP (https://www.ambientweather.com/amobserverip.html ) which together will report to CWOP, APRS and 30 other Weather Networks.

Including:

 

 

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There are two versions of firmware:

  • Console Firmware
  • WiFi Firmware

The WS-2000 firmware must be updated to the following revisions in order to support the PM25, PM25IN, and AQIN Sensor:

  • Firmware Revision Number (console): 1.4.4
  • WiFi Firmware: AMBWeatherV4.1.4

To check the firmware version:

How do I Check my Firmware Versions

You must upgrade both versions of firmware for proper PM25 sensor operation:

Console Firmware:

How do I update firmware, WS-2000?

WiFi Firmware:

How do I update WiFi firmware, WS-2000/WS-5000

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The Feels Like temperature is a combination of Heat Index when it is hot outside, and Wind Chill when it is cold outside.

Wind Chill temperature is defined by the National Weather Service for temperatures at or below 40 °F and wind speeds above 5.0 mph.

Heat Index is not valid or calculated below 80 degF.

Thus, when the outdoor temperature is between 40 degF and 80 degF, the feels like temperature is the same as the outdoor temperature.

If the temperature is below 40 degF, the feels like temperature is the same as the outdoor temperature when the wind speed is less than 5 mph.

 

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If you receive the message:

There’s no real-time data yet. Give us a sec…

Waiting for data to load…

and the AmbientWeather.net never updates, it usually means you incorrectly entered the MAC address on AmbientWeather.net.

You can locate the MAC address on your device using this guide:  How Do I Find My MAC Address?

Check the MAC address on your device vs. the MAC address you entered on AmbientWeather.net to make sure there is not a typo.

Also, you must own an Ambient Weather weather station or appliance to work with AmbientWeather.net.

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Our weather stations base forecast on rate of change of pressure. This does not display what is happening right now, but rather, if the weather will change in the next 24 to 48 hours due to changes in barometric pressure.

In general, if the rate of change of pressure increases, the weather is improving (sunny). If the rate of change of pressure decreases, the weather is degrading (cloudy or rainy). If the rate of change is relatively steady, it will read partly cloudy or partly sunny (depending on the type of weather station).

The reason the current conditions do not match the forecast icon is because it is a prediction 24-48 hours in advance. In most locations, this prediction is only 70% accurate and it is a good idea to consult the National Weather Service for more accurate weather forecasts. In some locations, this prediction may be less or more accurate.

The National Weather Service (and other weather services such as Accuweather and The Weather Channel) have many tools at their disposal to predict weather conditions, including weather radar, weather models, and detailed mapping of ground conditions.  Thus, these forecasts are significantly more accurate then forecasts based on rate of change of pressure.

You will need to give the weather station enough time to predict changes in weather. This can take up to 30 days, depending on where you live.

FAQs:

  1. The icons on my weather station have not changed in the short time I have owned it. You will need to give the weather station enough time to predict changes in weather. This can take up to 30 days, depending on where you live.
  2.  Can I change the set points that trigger changes in the forecast icon?  With some Ambient Weather Stations (not most), there is the option “Pressure Threshold Setting”. The pressure threshold (the negative or positive rate of change of pressure signifying a change in the weather) can be adjusted by the user from level 2 to level 4 (default level 2 mbar/hour). Check your User’s Manual for this feature.  The lower the level pressure threshold setting, the higher sensitivity for weather forecast changes. Locations that experience frequent changes in air pressure require a higher setting compared to locations where the air pressure is typically stagnant.
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  • The gust is the maximum wind speed in the 16 second update period (sampled once per second), whereas the wind speed is the 16 sample average. It is difficult to “perceive” an average wind speed.
  • We recommend you switch the display console to gust. It will typically read 1.5 to 2.5 x higher, and agrees better with human perception and what you see outside. To switch the display to gust, press the WIND button.
  • View the max gust of the day (or since the last reset, based on your reset settings). Press the MAX/MIN button once and the max values will be displayed. Next, press the WIND button to see the max gust of the day (or since the last reset):

  • Does this value agree with your perception or other stations in the area?
  • What is displayed on AmbientWeather.net is only sampled once every minute and saved to graphs and data once every 4-5 minutes. The gust will likely be missed at this sample rate.
  • AmbientWeather.net does record the maximum gust of the day in the Wind Speed Tile. The example below shows a peak daily wind gust of 15.0 mph:
  • Unless your cups stop abruptly and do not coast down, there is likely nothing wrong with your weather station.
  • You can send us an email support@ambientweather.com with installation images, or post them on our Ambient Weather Network User Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ambientweathernetwork/ and get a second opinion from thousands of users.
  • If it is extremely cold (below freezing), it is possible that the wind gauge has frozen up. This is common to all weather stations with moving parts.You can spray the top of the unit with teflon snow and ice repellent like this:https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon-Snow-Repellant-10-Ounce/dp/B0031T82NObut this is not 100% effective.
  • We have a detailed discussion here:

Wind Speed or Wind Gust Appears to Read Low.

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Lithium ultimate batteries are recommended based on these operating principles.

  • Lasts 5 times longer than any alkaline battery
  • Higher energy density than NiMh and NiCd batteries
  • Longer run time than NiMh or NiCd batteries
  • Cost less than NiMH rechargeable batteries Low self-discharge rate (about 10% per month)
  • Lightweight Use for high-drain devices
  • Operates between -40 deg. F and 140 deg F

AA lithium batteries on Ambient Weather

Alkaline batteries operate around above 10 deg F. Rechargable batteries often have a limited life and mean constant replacing, as well as a narrow temperature range.

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Most weather stations use self-emptying rain gauges, which do not count snow and will not operate when frozen.

It requires the snow melt before the precipitation is “counted”.

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Snow build up is difficult to prevent, especially “wet snow”. You can spray the top of the unit with teflon snow and ice repellent like this:

https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon-Snow-Repellant-10-Ounce/dp/B0031T82NO

but this is not 100% effective.

Snow is considered normal maintenance, and accumulated snow can be brushed off gently with a broom.


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To connect to Wi-Fi and the Internet, select the Settings icon and then the down arrow  until the Wi-Fi Scan Setup field is highlighted.  Select the plus button  to perform a Wi-Fi scan.

 

Scroll down to select your Wi-Fi network (2.4 GHz) and press the Enter key and enter the Wi-Fi password.

Press up or down , left or right to scroll to the character, and press to select the enter  character. Press OK when complete. Press  to return  to the WiFi Network setup page. Leave the password blank if the WiFi network is not encrypted.

The Wi-Fi signal strength icon is displayed on the home page. If wireless connectivity is successful, the Wi-Fi icon on the top left-hand side of the display tablet.

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You can locate an official source for your area to cailbrate by visiting https://ambientweather.net/baro

To calibrate the relative pressure, select the Calibration Panel on your display console by pressing the Settings icon three times:

 

From the calibration panel, adjust the relative pressure to the reference pressure in your area:

Press   to highlight the REL Barometer field.

Press to highlight the significant digit you wish to change. Press  or  to adjust the digit up or down.

For details on relative pressure calibration, please visit:

Relative Barometric Pressure Does Not Match Official Source.

The WH32B thermo-hygrometer-barometer sensor will always display the measured pressure. The relative pressure is calibrated on the console.

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  1. The WS-2000 will not connect to a guest account.
  2. The WS-2000 series connects to the 2.4 GHz band on your router. Make sure the 2.4 GHz band is operating and connected to the Internet.
  3. If you own a Mesh Network or multiple repeaters, power off all of the secondary nodes, and leave the primary node (connected to the Internet) on.
  4. Reboot the router.
  5. Use the Hidden SSID feature to enter your SSID (whether it is hidden or not).
    Be careful, the SSID and password are both case sensitive.
  6. Perform a factory reset on the console.
  7. Contact support@ambientweather.com for assistance and include your router type.
  8. One option is to add the ObserverIP Module (see below).https://www.ambientweather.com/amobserverip.html
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How to re-register a sensor through the Sensor ID screen.

 

Enter Setup mode as shown below.


Select ‘SETUP’ to enter the MORE screen

Select ‘SETUP’ to enter the SENSOR ID screen

Select the Sensor ID next to the sensor you want to re-register. Example Lightning Sensor WH31L

Select ‘Disable’ to turn the sensor off

Select ‘REGISTER’ to re-register the sensor to the console


Return to the Home Screen to view the WH31L Lightning Sensor Data or whatever sensor you re-registerd
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Even the smaller  memory sized Micro SD Card will store more data than the life of the weather station.

It just needs to be FAT32 formatted (standard).

We recommend smaller than larger SD Cards (4 GB) because they are less expensive and fail or have to be reformatted less often:

https://www.ambientweather.com/kisdc48gb.html

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There are two versions of firmware:

  • Console Firmware, which updates the console layout and general operation.
  • WiFi Firmware, which is specifically for the WiFi chip.

To check the versions of firmware you are running, tap the Settings button  four times to get to the Factory page.

Select up  to highlight About Display, and select plus .

In the example above:

Firmware Revision: 1.0.9

WiFi Firmware Revision: V4.0.2

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Rainfall spikes, or over reporting is generally caused by pole vibration.

Pole vibration can occur when it is very windy, or a bird lands on the weather station.

Hail can also cause the rain gauge mechanism to vibrate.

Make certain the pole is not vibrating during windy conditions, causing false readings.

If you were working on the weather station, the vibration may also result in rainfall spikes.

Debris and snow melt can also cause a delayed reporting of rain.

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The WH31WH31B and WH31E are 8-channel thermo-hygrometers that support a variety of Ambient Weather Stations

The WH31 and WH31E include a radio controlled clock (RCC). The WH31B does not.

The WH31 and WH31E are only required for the WS-3000 Series, which includes a Radio Controlled Clock.

Our Internet Connected weather stations receive the time from the Internet Time Server (NIST.gov).

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How do I enter my WeatherCloud Station ID and Key?

  1. Create an account at WeatherCloud.net
  2. Add a New device
  3. Notate the WeatherCloud ID and Key
  4. Launch the AWnet App and tap on your device, as shown in the figure below.
  5. AmbientWeather.net console settings are displayed. Tap Next.
  6. Wunderground console settings are displayed. Tap Next.
  7. Weatherclould console settings are displayed.
  8. Enter your WeatherCloud ID and Key.
  9. Tap Save.

Product Manual:

https://p10.secure.hostingprod.com/@site.ambientweatherstore.com/ssl/Manuals/WS-5000.pdf

 

Product Page:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws5000.html

 

AWNET app Google Play download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dtston.ambienttoolplus

AWNET app Apple iOS download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/awnet/id1341994564

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Please follow the recommended steps when using a Mesh Network:

  1. Please make sure firmware is updated. Orbi: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/orbi.aspx#download , eero: https://support.eero.com/hc/en-us/articles/213376263-How-can-I-check-to-see-if-there-is-an-eeroOS-update-available-on-my-network– , Google: https://www.support.com/how-to/how-to-update-a-google-wifi-mesh-router-12703
  2. On the Mesh Network (examples,  Orbi, eero or Google), temporarily turn off all of the secondary nodes, leaving only the primary node (the node connected to the Internet) powered up.If you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN), temporarily turn this off.
  3. Make sure 2.4GHz SSID and the 5GHz SSID are different names
  4. Temporarily disable 5GHz network while going through setup
  5. Consoles will not connect to Guest accounts
  6. Consoles will not connect to Hidden SSID

 

Reset your Network then connect to wifi: Perform A Network Reset

 

Make sure the consoles firmware is up to date:

WS-1000-WiFi, WS-1001-WiFi, WS-1002-WiFi: How Do I Update The Console Firmware, Observer Series ?

WS-2000: How Do I Update Firmware, WS-2000/WS-5000?

WS-2902A: How Do I Update Firmware, WS-2902A, WS-2902B, WS-2902C ?

WS-8478&WS-8480:  Ambient Weather WS-8478 Falcon Download Center

 

**If you are using an ios device(ipad, iphone) and it just shows ‘wifi’ for your networks SSID then you may need to use an android device to get connected.

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No, it is not possible to access the raw data from the WiFi Weather Stations.

We have developed an API:

API

which allow programmers to create apps, and archive data.

As you and others create apps, they are posted at our community listing:

 

Community

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  1. Replace the batteries.
  2. Clean the terminals of any corrosion.
  3. Reset the sensor array.
    Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
    Cover remove the batteries.
    Press the reset button for a full minute. There should be no LED flashing
    Reinsert the batteries
    Uncover the solar collector.
    LED should flash once per 16 seconds.
  4. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  5. If out of warranty, a replacement array can be purchased here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html
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To align the sensor array to true north, use a GPS (a compass measures magnetic north).

The rain gauge points to the north as shown in the diagram below.

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The wind vane was designed to be dampened on purpose so that the slightest wind does not change the wind direction, which would result in the wind being scattered or variable all of the time.

If you review other products, it was a major complaint.

For example, you can read more here:

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=26951.0

Many customers were adding weights to the vane to make it less responsive. We came up with a better solution than making the wind vane heavier (which wears the bearings faster). We added some resistance or damping to the wind vane.

It takes about 2-3 mph for the wind vane to change direction.

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If only the temperature is stuck or does not change, and all of the other sensors are updating, it is possible the sensor array requires fresh batteries or needs resetting.

  1. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
  2. Cover remove the batteries.
  3. Press the reset button for a full minute. There should be no LED flashing
  4.  Reinsert fresh batteries
  5. Uncover the solar collector.
  6. LED should flash once per 14 seconds. If it is not flashing, the sensor array must be replaced.
  7. Power down and up the console to resync
  8. If the outdoor temperature is still showing -40 or 140 degF after several minutes, the sensor array must be replaced.
  9. We have a one year warranty. To replace the sensor array, please visit:  www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  10. For out of warranty replacement, please visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html
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To add a second station to AmbientWeather.net, select the Devices panel:

https://ambientweather.net/devices

and Connect Your Device by entering a new MAC address.

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.net

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There is no reason to cover the rain gauge. The plastic expands with the ice.

The rain collector mechanism can freeze in the Winter and stop updating. As the snow melts, the rain is counted by the rain collector mechanism.

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The WH31B is an 8-channel thermo-hygrometer sensor and is an accessory. It is designated as Channel 1-8 sensor on AmbientWeather.net.

The WH32B is a single channel thermo-hygrometer-barometer. It is designated as the indoor sensor on AmbientWeather.net.

It is included with some of our weather stations, including the WS-2000. It is optional for the WS-1550-IP weather staton.

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1 . Replace the batteries. We recommend Energizer Lithium Ultimate batteries like the following:

https://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Ultimate-Lithium-Batteries-Each/dp/B00003IEME

Lithium batteries have a wide temperature operating range. They operate between -40 degF and 140 degF. Alkaline batteries only operate to about +10 degF.

Rechargeable batteries often have a limited life and mean constant replacing, as well as a narrow temperature range.

If the problem persists, the sensor array needs replacing. We have a one year warranty. Please visit:

www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

If out of warranty, the sensor array can be replaced here:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html

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The following sensors can be used with the WS-2000-C and WS-5000-C display consoles, and can be enabled or disabled on the Sensors ID Setup panel:







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If data is not being written to your Micro SD Card:

  1. Make sure the Micro SD Card is blank.
  2. We recommend an SD Card memory size of 32 GBytes or less. If the card is larger than 32 GBytes, it must be partitioned.
  3. Make sure the SD Card is FAT32 formatted. Right click on the SD Card Drive from your computer:
  4. Try a different SD Card.
  5. If the problem persists, we have a one year warranty. For details, please visit:www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
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Temperature can read too low (or inaccurate) at night when placed close to a radiant heat source, like a house, building or structure.  It can also read lower then other stations in your area due to irrigation or sprinklers.

  1. Place the sensor inside next to the indoor console sensor. Wait about 1 hour for stabilization. The sensors should agree within the accuracy specifications. Most RTD (resistive thermal device) sensors are accurate within +/- 2 degF. Thus, the sensors should agree within 4 degF.
  2. Mercury or red spirit thermometers are very accurate. Inside your house, place a red spirit thermometer next to the digital thermometer. The thermometers should agree within 2 degF.
  3. For colder temperature verification, place the sensor with the red spirit thermometer in the regrigerator or freezer.
  4. If the sensor is separate, place the sensor in a shaded area on the north side of the structure to avoid direct and radiant heat.
  5. Temperature sensors that do not have radiation shields will absorb solar energy and read higher than the ambient temperature. To prevent this problem, purchase a solar radiation shield from Ambient Weather.
  6. We have a one year warranty and a 30 day return policy. For details, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  7. While at the website, enter the part number of the transmitter in the Search by Keyword to locate the product.
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Ambient Weather stations are not designed to connect and send data over an open-air Internet connection such as cellular or satellite-based Internet. Even though the station may connect we cannot guarantee that it will send data consistently. This is due to a concept called Time to Live or TTL which states that our website is expecting data to arrive at a specific interval. The way data packets are handled by these type of connections does not allow the data to arrive when our website is expecting it. Therefore, the data is rejected as being invalid for not arriving at the correct time and you may see no data transmitting or inconsistent data transmission.

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Ambient Weather stations are not designed to connect and send data over an open-air Internet connection such as cellular or satellite-based Internet. Even though the station may connect we cannot guarantee that it will send data consistently. This is due to a concept called Time to Live or TTL which states that our website is expecting data to arrive at a specific interval. The way data packets are handled by these type of connections does not allow the data to arrive when our website is expecting it. Therefore, the data is rejected as being invalid for not arriving at the correct time and you may see no data transmitting or inconsistent data transmission.

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A solar radiation sensor measures solar energy from the sun.

Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun from a nuclear fusion reaction that creates electromagnetic energy. The spectrum of solar radiation is close to that of a black body with a temperature of about 5800 K. About half of the radiation is in the visible short-wave part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The other half is mostly in the near-infrared part, with some in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum.

The units of measure are Watts per square meter.

The device is typically used in agricultural applications, and is used in the calculation of Evapotransportation.

Evapotransportation is the potential for evaporation of moisture from the soil (or the reverse of rainfall) and is a function solar energy, wind and temperature.

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To clear the rain totals, go to the calibration screen and manually set each rain increments to 0.00:

Tap the Settings icon three times to page to the Calibration Settings.

 

Press   to Enter the Calibration or Correction Mode.

Scroll down to adjust the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rain totals.

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To calibrate the wind direction, select the Calibration Panel from your display by tapping the Tool Icon four times:

Enter the correct current Wind Direction into the Display Console:

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, point the solar panel to the North and calibrate the wind direction with a 180 degrees offset.

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An ultraviolet sensor (UV sensor) is a device that measures UV light from the Sun.

The UV index is an international standard measurement of how strong the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is at a particular place on a particular day. It is a scale primarily used in daily forecasts aimed at the general public.

Its purpose is to help people to effectively protect themselves from UV light, of which excessive exposure causes sunburns, eye damage such as cataracts, skin aging, and skin cancer (see the section health effects of ultraviolet light).

A UV Index reading of 0 to 2 means low danger from the sun’s UV rays for the average person.
  • Wear sunglasses on bright days.
  • If you burn easily, cover up and use broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen.
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.

A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 means moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.

  • Stay in shade near midday when the sun is strongest.
  • If outdoors, wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.

A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 means high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed.

  • Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.

A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 means very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly.

  • Minimize sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.

A UV Index reading of 11 or more means extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes.

  • Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.
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The wind speed or wind direction anemometer can freeze when with cold weather and ice. This will not harm the weather station.

Take a broom or similar pole and gently tap the wind gauges to unfreeze them.

You can spray the top of the unit with teflon snow and ice repellent like this:

https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon-Snow-Repellant-10-Ounce/dp/B0031T82NO

but this is not 100% effective.

Snow and ice is considered normal maintenance.

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No, it does not. It comes with a bracket and two U-Bolts and to tighten around a 1 to 2″ diameter pole, which you supply.

 

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Check to see if the WiFi icon  is on (#2 below):

If the WiFi icon is on:

  1. Power down and up the console by removing AC power. If the problem persists,
  2. Reboot your router.

If the WiFi icon is off:

  1. Power down and up the console by removing AC power. If the problem persists,
  2. Reboot your router. If the WiFi icon is still off, reconnect your console to your wireless router:

I Cannot Connect To My Wireless Router, WS-2000/WS-5000

There may be a firewall issue. To check, press the Set icon  on the display console.

Tap the down arrow button  to highlight Setup and Time Setup.

Press  to display the Time Settings Page.

Press the arrow button  to highlight the Time Server Update box.

Press  to update.

If you receive an error, this means that both inboard and outboard Port 80 commands are being blocked.

If you do not receive an error (Next Synchronization with time shown), this means only outboard Port 80 commands are being blocked.

If you own a dual band router, make sure the 2.4 GHz band is connected to to the Internet and no commands are getting blocked.

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If the wind cups are turning but wind speed displays 0.0 on the display console:

  1. Make sure the wind cups set screw is properly fastened to the wind speed shaft. If the problem persists,
  2. The sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.ambientweather.com/rma.html
  3. If out of warranty, a replacement wind speed module can be purchased here:https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902wcassembly.html
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The Osprey series has a super capacitor that holds a lot of energy when there is no solar energy or low batteries. Even if you remove the batteries, the transmitter may still be transmitting.

  1. Bring your old sensor array inside the house or facility. The wind speed, UV and solar radiation will read 0.0.
  2. Press and hold the reset button on the bottom of the sensor array for about a minute while covering the solar collector with your hand.
  3. Next, power cycle the display console by removing AC power and batteries (WS-1900, WS-2902 series) or just AC power (WS-2000 series).
  4. If it still appears to pick up the old sensor array (UV, solar radiation and wind speed read zero), physically move the old weather station to a different location away from the house.
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If the sensor array drains batteries quickly after the batteries are replaced:

  1. Remove the batteries and replace with non-rechargeable Energizer Lithium Ultimate batteries. We have a discussion here:Why Are Lithium Ultimate Batteries Recommended And Not Alkaline Or Rechargeable Batteries?

    2.  Clean any corrosion around and on the battery terminals.

    3. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

     

    4. If out of warranty, a replacement array can be purchased here:
    https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html

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Yes, you can add as many consoles as you like.

The WS-2000 array works with four different consoles:

  1. WS-2000,
    which is the one that came with your weather station.

  2. WS-2902D
    which is a lower quality but less expensive color film LCD
  3. WS-1900A
    which is identical to the WS-2902D console, but does not have a WiFi chip:
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In order for your sunrise and sunset to be correct, your date, time zone, longitude and latitude must be entered correctly.

To find your longitude and latitude, enter your address into Bing Maps:

https://www.bing.com/maps

  1. To view your longitude and latitude, select the Tools icon to enter the Setup screen. Press the down arrow button  until Longitude_Latitude Setup is selected, and press Plus  to view the settings. Make sure your longitude, latitude and hemisphere settings (north vs south, east vs west) are correct.Note that if your longitude is negative, choose the western hemisphere. If your latitude is negative, choose the southern hemisphere.

2. To view your time zone settings, select the select the Tools icon  to enter the Setup screen.  Press the down arrow button  until Date and Time Setup is selected,  and press Plus  to view the settings. Make sure your time zone is set correctly.

The most common issues are:

  1. Longitude and latitude are reversed.
  2. The hemisphere is selected incorrectly.
  3. The time zone is set incorrectly.
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Reset to Factory Default. Clears all stored memory, calibrations and other variables to factory default.

To restore your display console to factory default, press the Tool icon four times to display the Factory Page.

 

 

Press   to select Reset to Factory Default. Press or key to popup the Message Box ”Are you sure you want to reset to factory default?” Press   to select Yes. Press the  key to confirm the selection.

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This model has a small back up battery inside the console that is not replaceable. It will store all of your settings if you lose power.

Once power is restored, the console will automatically reconnect to your wireless router and the Internet.

However, the console will not continue to archive data during the outage.

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Here are the ports used:

1. 45000 for TCP

2. 46000, 43210 for UDP

3. 7000 for firmware update

4. 80 Http for read and writing of weather station data to AmbientWeather.net and Wunderground.com, and reading time from the NIST Internet Time Server.

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solar radiation sensor measures solar energy from the sun.

Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun from a nuclear fusion reaction that creates electromagnetic energy. The spectrum of solar radiation is close to that of a black body with a temperature of about 5800 K. About half of the radiation is in the visible short-wave part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The other half is mostly in the near-infrared part, with some in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum.

The units of measure are Watts per square meter (W/m2), Lux or Foot Candles (fc).

The device is typically used in agricultural applications, and is used in the calculation of Evapotransportation. Evapotransportation is the potential for evaporation of moisture from the soil (or the reverse of rainfall) and is a function solar energy, wind and temperature.

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You can add a second or additional console to your WS-2000 weather station:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000c.html

It will read and display both your existing indoor and outdoor sensor.

There is also a lower cost alternative WS-2902D console:

Ambient Weather WS-2902D Wireless Console

If your second console does not require connection to the Internet, and is for display purposes only, you can save by ordering the WS-1900 console:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws1900console.html

The WS-1900 does not support the PM2.5 sensor or the 8-channel WH31E sensor.

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It is possible the sensor array was not powered up properly. Please reset the sensor array:

  1. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source.
  2. Remove the batteries.
  3. Press the reset button for a full minute. There should be no LED flashing
  4.  Reinsert fresh batteries. Make sure they are fresh alkaline or lithium Energizer non-rechargeable batteries.
  5. Uncover the solar collector.
  6. LED should flash once per 14 seconds.
  7. Power down and up the console to resync.

If the problem persists, we have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit:

www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

For out of warranty replacement, please visit:

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html

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Yes, you can, but you will need to change the following Gain Factors on the console:

Wind Gain: 0.46

Rain Gain: 0.85

Here is how you change the gain factors on the WS-1000 series console:

  1. Press the Settings button three times to display the calibration panel:
  2. Press the down button until the temperature field is highlighted, and press plus  or minus  to adjust. Press the left  or right  button to change each multiple value.
  3. Press the return button  to return to the main screen.
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IOS:

Ambient Weather Dashboard

  • Free.
  • The Ambient Weather Network is an ad-free weather platform enhanced by a powerful network of weather stations providing the most accurate hyperlocal conditions for your neighborhood, activity, or business. Connect your compatible Ambient Weather Station to access your data remotely and join one of the fastest-growing weather communities. Personalize your data tiles, set alerts, and share your weather updates with other weather enthusiasts - all for free!

ANDROID:

Ambient Weather

  • Free.
  • The Ambient Weather Network is an ad-free weather platform enhanced by a powerful network of weather stations providing the most accurate hyperlocal conditions for your neighborhood, activity, or business. Connect your compatible Ambient Weather Station to access your data remotely and join one of the fastest-growing weather communities. Personalize your data tiles, set alerts, and share your weather updates with other weather enthusiasts - all for free!

IOS:

awnet

  • Free.
  • The awnet app allows you to connect your Ambient Weather Station WS-2000, WS-2902A, WS-2902B, WS-2902C or WS-5000 console to your WiFi router and the internet. The WS-2902As were first sold in 06/2018.

ANDROID:

awnet

  • Free.
  • Connect your WS-2902A and other Ambient Weather Stations to WiFi, your router and the Internet, allowing you to publish on AmbientWeather.net and Wundeground.com.

IOS:

AmbientTool

  • Free.
  • The AmbientTool app allows you to connect your Ambient Weather Station WS-2902 console (sold from 12/2016 until 05/2018) to your WiFi router and the internet.

ANDROID:

Ambient Weather Osprey Tool

  • Free.
  • The Ambient Weather Osprey Tool allows you to communicate to your Osprey display console or internet module's WiFi connection, and program the connection to your wireless router and cloud services, such as Wunderground.

In order to stay up to date with the latest Ambient Weather firmware or app updates, sign up for email notifications below. This way, you'll always be notified when a new update is available for your station or app.


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If your router has the wrong system timezone setting, the weather station may stop updating the Internet.
 
The router can reset it’s timezone to GMT. It definitely was not set up that way originally. This is a recognized problem with certain ASUS model routers and versions of the firmware.
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The WS-2000 weather station sensor array wirelessly updates wind speed and direction to the tablet every 16 seconds.

The sensor array updates wind speed and direction once per second and then calculates the 16 sample average as wind speed and the peak or maximum wind speed in the 16 second update period as gust.
 
The console also displays 10 Minute Wind Speed Average, 10 Minute Wind Direction Average, and Max Daily Gust.

Product Manual
https://ambientweather.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/1113

Product Page
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2000.html

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How to report to Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) using Weatherbridge


Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)
  1. In the Weatherbridge Control Panel select the ‘Weather Network’ tab.
  2. Select APRS from the ‘Add more Weather Networks’ drop down list
  3. APRS Server: rotate.aprs2.net:14580
  4. APRS ID is your Ham radio Call Sign
  5. APRS RegNum is generated here ( https://apps.magicbug.co.uk/passcode/ ). Enter your callsign, and it’ll return a passcode
  6. Click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom.
  7. You will soon be reporting to APRS: http://www.aprs-is.net/
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There have been significant reports of connection issues with Asus and Arris routers. Our Wi-Fi chip manufacturer resolved these issues with an updated SDK (many non-Ambient Weather devices share the same issue), which was implemented in WiFi Firmware Version 4.2.6.

If you are running Firmware Version 4.2.4 (or prior), there are two options:

 

Option 1 - Temporarily change the encryption on your router, until after you upgrade, and then set the encryption back to the nominal settings.

Open up a web browser (Internet Explorer, for example) and enter the IP address http://192.168.0.1 in your browser’s address bar and press Enter. The Login window will prompt for the router configuration username and password.

  • Select only 802.11 b/g/n mode. The other two options do not work at all for most Wi-Fi modules. We believe these routers have a general problem with 802.11n and 802.11b/g.
  • Make sure “AP isolation” is disabled.
  • Make sure no security option is selected.

To update the WiFi firmware, you must first download the awnet app for mobile devices a guide here can assist. After the firmware update, you can return your router to it’s normal settings.

Option 2 - Send the weather station to us, and we can upgrade the firmware for you. To get started, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html

 

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  1. Visually inspect the rain funnel. Is the funnel missing? To replace the funnel, please visit:https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902funnel.html
  2. Check the funnel for any debris. Clean the funnel.
  3. Remove the funnel and check for any debris that may be affecting the tipping mechanism. Tip the mechanism back and forth. Does the rain update on the console? Check for any bugs or dirt. Clean with a damp, soft cloth.
  4. If the problem persists, we have a one year warranty. Please visit www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html
  5. If out of warranty, the sensor array can be replaced here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902array.html
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Why does my PM25/PM2.5 not show up on AmbientWeather.net/ Ambient Dashboard app?

You will need to update your consoles firmware and your wifi firmware to the most current versions as shown below.

How Do I Update Firmware, WS-2000/WS-5000?

How Do I Update The WiFi Firmware, WS-2000 And WS-5000?

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Please see this video:

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