Oregon Scientific WMR100
Oregon Scientific PCR800 Wireless RainGauge for Professional Weather Stations iscompatible with the WMR80, WMR90 A, WMR100and WMR200professional weather stations.
Brand: Oregon Scientific
Part Numbers: LWS0571510611001, PCR800
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Advanced Weather Station with Wireless Sensor Set & Mounting Package Model: WMR100 / WMR100A
Introduction... 1 Packing Contents.. 1 Wind Sensor... 1 Rain Gauge... 2 Overview... 2 LCD Display... 3 Wind Sensor... 4 Rain Gauge... 4 Getting Started... 4 Set up Remote Wind Sensor.. 4 Set up Remote Rain Gauge... 6 Set up Base Station... 7 Base Station... 7 Change Display / Setting.. 7 Clock Reception.. 7 Clock / Calendar.. 8 Clock Alarm... 8 Moon Phase... 8 Auto Scanning Function.. 8 Weather Forecast.. 8 Temperature and Humidity.. 9 Temperature and Humidity Trend.. 9 Comfort Level... 9 Wind Direction / Speed.. 10 UVI / Barometer / Rainfall.. 10 UV Index... 11 Barometer... 11 Rainfall... 11 Weather Alarms... 11 Connection to PC... 11 Backlight.. 12 Reset... 12 Accessories Sensors.. 12 Troubleshooting.. 12 Precautions.. 12 Specications... 13 About Oregon Scientic.. 14 Eu-declaration of Conformity.. 14 FCC Statement.. 14 Declaration of Conformity.. 14
Thank you for selecting the Oregon ScienticTM Weather Station (WMR100 / WMR100A). The base station is compatible with other sensors. To purchase additional sensors, please contact your local retailer. Sensors with this logo unit. are compatible with this
NOTE Please keep this manual handy as you use your new product. It contains practical step-by-step instructions, as well as technical specications and warnings you should know about.
1 x USB Cable
1 x 6V Adapter
4 x UM-3 / AA The Virtual Weather Station software and manual are available for download at this address: http://www2.oregonscientific.com/assets/software/ wmr100.exe
1 x Wind Vane
1 x Top Pole 1 x Wind Sensor with TShaped Connector
1 x Wind Direction Indicator
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2 x Round U-Shaped Bolts
2 x Rectangular Base Legs
3 x Pins
3 x Tension Strings 1x MidPole 1x Bottom Pole
1. MEMORY / ON/OFF: Read the max / min memory record; activate / deactivate alarms 2. ALARM: View and set alarms for barometer, temperature, humidity, rainfall and wind speed 3. MODE: Switch between the different display modes / settings 4. Rotating dial: Rotate left or right to increase or decrease the values of the selected reading
4 x Screws (Type A)
2 x Screws (Type B)
5. SELECT: Switch between the different areas
4 x UM-3 / AA
1 x Cone-Shaped End
1 x Plastic Support Base
1. AC adapter socket 2. RESET: Returns unit to default settings 3. SEARCH: Searches for sensors or for the radiocontrolled clock signal 4. UNIT: Selects unit of measurement 1 x Rain Collector 1 x Filter 2 x UM-3 / AA 5. Battery compartment 6. WMR100 only EU / UK radio signal 7. USB connector
4 x Screws (Type C)
6 x Washers
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Wind Speed / Wind Direction Area
1. Wind speed levels: AVERAGE / MAX / GUST
2. Wind speed level indicator 3. Outdoor wind sensor battery is low 4. Wind speed level description 5. Gust wind or wind speed reading (m / s, kph, mph or knots) 6. HI gust wind alarm is set 7. Wind direction display UVI / Barometer / Rainfall Area
1. Weather Forecast Area 2. Temperature / Heat Index / Wind Chill Area 3. Wind Speed / Wind Direction Area 4. UVI / Barometer / Rainfall Area 5. Clock / Alarm / Calendar / Moon Phase Area 6. AC adapter icon - displays when unplugged 7. Low battery icon for base station 8. Humidity / Dew Point Area Temperature / Heat Index / Wind Chill Area
1. UVI / barometer / rainfall readings is showing 2. Outdoor UV / rain sensor battery is low 3. UV / barometer / rainfall alarm is set 4. Rain rate is showing 5. UVI / barometric pressure (mmHg, inHg or mb / hPa) / rainfall readings (in / hr or mm / hr) 6. UVI level indicator 7. Accumulated rainfall is showing 8. Past 24hrs rainfall is showing 9. Altitude is showing 10. UVI / barometric pressure / rainfall historical bar chart display Clock / Alarm / Calendar / Moon Phase Area
1. Temperature trend 2. Wind Chill level - temperature is showing 3. Heat Index level - temperature is showing 4. HI / LO temperature, HI Heat Index and LO Wind Chill alarms are set 5. Selected area icon 6. Indoor / Outdoor channel temperature and humidity is displayed 7. MAX / MIN temperature 8. Outdoor sensor battery is low 9. Temperature (C / F)
1. Clock radio reception 2. Alarm 1 and 2 are displayed and set 3. Timestamp is displayed 4. Offset time zone 5. Moon phase 6. Time / date / calendar 3
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Humidity / Dew Point Area
1. Rain gauge
1. Dew point level - Temperature is showing 2. HI / LO humidity and Dew Point alarms are set 3. Comfort levels 4. Humidity trend 5. MAX / MIN humidity 6. Humidity reading
2. Battery compartment 3. RESET button Tipping bucket rain gauge
1. Funnel 2. Level indicator
GETTING STARTED SET UP REMOTE WIND SENSOR
The wind sensor can take 3 readings: The wind speed and directions The outdoor temperature (Channel 1 only) The outdoor relative humidity (Channel 1 only)
The sensor is battery operated and is capable of transmitting data to the base station wirelessly within an approximate operating range of 100 meters (328 feet). NOTE For best results, ensure that the wind direction indicator on the wind sensor points to the North to enable an accurate reading. The sensor also should be positioned in an open area away from trees or other obstructions. To set up the wind sensor main body on the steel pole: 1. Assemble the wind direction pointer on the top of the wind sensor. 2. Use the screw (Type B) to x. 3. Assemble the wind vanes on the top of the wind pointer. 4. Use the screw (Type B) to x.
1. Wind vane measuring the wind speed 2. Wind direction sensor 3. Battery compartment 4. RESET hole 5. North indicator 6. Plastic sleeve protecting the batteries
Base and funnel
5. Hold the wind sensor upright and rotate the protective sleeve to the left to unlock. 4
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6. Slide the sleeve down to open the battery compartment. 7. Insert batteries (4 x UM-3 / AA) in the compartment, matching the polarity (+ / -) and press RESET. 8. Slide the protective sleeve up to close the compartment. 9. Rotate the sleeve to the right to lock.
10. Assemble the top pole to the mid-pole. 11. Use the screw to x.
5. Mount the plastic base on an existing pole. 6. Using the 2 U-bolts, secure the base on the pole using the 4 washers and bolts. 7. Assemble the wind sensor main body horizontally to the pole. 8. Use the screw to x. 9. Open the battery compartment.
2. Remove the tape.
10. Using a compass, rotate the wind direction part until the NORTH indicator points to the North. 11. Press RESET. 12. Close the battery compartment. 13. Rotate the sleeve to the right to lock.
3. Put a few drops of water on the cross at the base of the funnel to check the horizontal level.
If water remains on 1-4, the gauge is not horizontal. 4. If necessary, adjust the level using the screw.
NOTE For best results, ensure the base is horizontal to allow maximum drainage of any collected rain.
SET UP REMOTE RAIN GAUGE
The rain gauge collects rain and takes readings of the total rainfall over a period of time. The sensor can remotely transmit data to the base station. The base station and rain gauge should be positioned within effective range: about 100 meters (328 feet) in an open area.
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SET UP BASE STATION
NOTE Install batteries in the remote sensor before the base station matching the polarities (+ and -).
In addition, the UNIT and SEARCH buttons located at the bottom of the base station allows pre-setting of the remote sensor channels and the measurement units for display.
TIP To exit from the setting mode, push any button. Alternatively, the base station will automatically exit after 30 seconds. For continuous use, please install the AC adapter. The batteries are for back-up use only. NOTE Please make sure the socket-outlet is installed near the equipment and is easily accessible.
This product is designed to synchronize its calendar clock automatically once it is brought within range of a radio signal: WMR100: DCF-77 generated from Frankfurt, Germany for Central Europe MSF-60 generated from Rugby, England
The radio signal range is 1500 km (932 miles). WMR100A: Install the base station batteries (4 x UM-3 / AA) matching the polarity + and -. Press RESET after each battery change. NOTE Do not use rechargeable batteries. It is recommended that you use alkaline batteries with this product for longer performance. The battery icon indicator following areas: AREA Weather Forecast Area may appear in the WWVB-60 generated from the atomic clock in Fort Collins, Colorado
The radio signal range is 3219 km (2000 miles). WMR100 only - slide the EU / UK switch to the appropriate setting based on your location. Press RESET whenever you change the selected setting. The reception icon will blink when it is searching for a signal. If the radio signal is weak it can take up to 24 hours to get a valid signal reception. indicates the status of the clock reception signal. ICON MEANING Time is synchronized. Receiving signal is strong Time is not synchronized. Receiving signal is weak To enable (and force a signal search) / disable the clock radio reception (clock synchronization): 1. Press SELECT to navigate to the Clock / Calendar / Alarm Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Press and hold SEARCH. appears when it is enabled.
MEANING Battery in the base station is low. will show when AC adapter is disconnected.
Temperature / Heat Index / Wind Chill Area Wind Speed / Wind Direction Area UVI / Barometer / Rainfall Area
The displayed channel indicates the outdoor sensor for which battery is low. Battery in the wind sensor is low.
Battery in the UV / Rain sensor is low.
BASE STATION CHANGE DISPLAY / SETTING
To change the display and settings, use the following buttons on the rotating dial: SELECT, MEMORY / ON/OFF, MODE and ALARM.
NOTE For best reception, the base station should be placed on a at, non-metallic surface near a window in an upper oor of your home. The antenna should be placed away from electrical appliances and not be moved around when searching for a signal.
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CLOCK / CALENDAR
To manually set the clock: (You only need to set the clock and calendar if you have disabled the clock radio reception.) 1. Press SELECT to navigate to the Clock Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Press and hold MODE to change the clock setting. The setting will blink. 3. Rotate the dial left or right to decrease or increase the setting value. 4. Press MODE to conrm. 5. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to set the time zone offset hour (+ / -23 hours), 12 / 24 hour format, hour, minute, year, date / month format, month, date and weekday language. NOTE If you enter +1 in the time zone setting, this will give you your regional time plus 1 hour. NOTE The weekday is available in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. To change the clock display: 1. Press SELECT to navigate to the Clock Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Press MODE to toggle between: Clock with Seconds Clock with Weekday Calendar
To activate / deactivate an alarm: 1. Press SELECT to navigate to the Clock Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Press ALARM to toggle between alarm 1 alarm 2 3. Press MEMORY / deactivate the alarm. alarm is activated. and
to activate or appears when the
The Calendar must be set for this feature to work (see Clock / Calendar section). ICON DESCRIPTION New moon Waxing crescent First quarter Waxing gibbous Full moon Waning gibbous Third quarter Waning crescent
The clock has 2 alarms that can be set to sound with a beep. ICON MEANING Alarm 1 or 2 is displayed Alarm 1 or 2 is activated No icons No alarm is set
AUTO SCANNING FUNCTION
To activate the outdoor temperature and humidity auto-scan function: 1. Press SELECT to navigate to the Temperature or Humidity Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Press and hold MODE to activate auto-scan. The temperature and humidity display will scroll from indoor to ch1 through to ch10. 3. Press MEMORY / ON/OFF or MODE or ALARM to stop the auto-scan. NOTE Channel 1 is used for the outdoor temperature and humidity sensor in the remote wind sensor. Additional temperature and humidity sensors can use other channels.
To set an alarm: 1. Press SELECT to navigate to the Clock Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Press ALARM to toggle between alarm 1 alarm 2 display. 3. When youve selected the alarm you wish to change, press and hold ALARM. The alarm setting will blink. 4. Rotate the dial left or right to change the setting. 5. Press ALARM to conrm.
The weather display in the top part of the screen shows the current weather and the weather forecast for the next 12-24 hours within a 30-50 km (19-31 mile) radius. Weather Forecast Area ICON DESCRIPTION Sunny
Partly cloudy 8
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Current / MAX heat index Current / MIN wind chill Current / MAX / MIN dew point Current / MAX / MIN humidity
The timestamp is displayed accordingly in the Clock Area. To clear the memories and timestamp for the temperature, heat index, wind chill, humidity and dew point readings: In the Temperature or Humidity Area, press and hold MEMORY / ON/OFF to clear the readings. To change the high / low temperature, heat index, wind chill, humidity and dew point alarms: 1. In the Temperature or Humidity Area, press ALARM repeatedly to toggle between high / low alarms for temperature, heat index, wind chill, humidity and dew point readings. 2. Press and hold ALARM to enter the alarm setting. 3. Rotate the dial left or right to set the desired values. 4. Press ALARM to conrm the setting. To activate / deactivate the high / low temperature, heat index, wind chill, humidity and dew point alarms: 1. In the Temperature or Humidity Area, press ALARM repeatedly to select the desired alarm. 2. Press MEMORY / ON/OFF to activate or deactivate the alarm. NOTE The dew point advises at what temperature condensation will form. The wind chill factor is based on the combined effects of temperature and wind speed.
TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
The weather station displays indoor and outdoor readings for: 1. Current, minimum and maximum temperatures and relative humidity. 2. Comfort level indicator and trend line. 3. Heat index, wind chill and dew point level. The weather station can connect up to 10 remote sensors. NOTE Channel 1 is dedicated for outdoor temperature and humidity in the wind sensor. shows which remote sensors data you are viewing. appears when indoor data is displayed. The timestamp records the date and time when storing the temperature and humidity readings in memory. To select the temperature measurement unit: Press UNIT (at the bottom of the base station) to select C / F. NOTE The unit of all temperature related displays will be changed simultaneously. To view readings from indoor / outdoor sensors (1-10) for temperature and humidity: 1. Press SELECT to navigate select the Temperature or Humidity Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Rotate the dial left or right to select the channel. To view minimum and maximum temperature or humidity: 1. In the Temperature or Humidity Area, press MODE repeatedly to cycle through the readings for: Current Temperature Heat Index Wind Chill Dew Point Humidity
TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY TREND
The trend lines are shown next to the temperature and humidity readings. The trend is shown as follows: TREND ICON DESCRIPTION Rising Steady Falling
The Comfort Zone icon indicates how comfortable the climate is based on current temperature and humidity measurements: ICON DESCRIPTION Comfortable Neutral Uncomfortable 9
2. For each of the above readings, press MEMORY / r ON/OFF repeatedly to toggle respectively between: Current / MAX / MIN temperature
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WIND DIRECTION / SPEED
The base station provides wind speed and wind direction information. To read the wind direction nd the compass point the is pointing to. The timestamp records the date and time when storing the wind speed readings. To select the wind speed unit: Press UNIT (at the bottom of the base station) to switch between: Metres per second (m / s) Kilometers per hour (kph) Miles per hour (mph) Knots (knots)
To activate / deactivate the high gust wind speed alarm: 1. In the Wind Speed and Wind Direction Area, press ALARM repeatedly to select the desired alarm. 2. Press MEMORY / ON/OFF to activate or deactivate the alarm.
UVI / BAROMETER / RAINFALL
The weather station works with one UV sensor and one rain gauge. The station is capable of storing and displaying the hourly history data for the last 10 hours of UV index, and 24 hours of rainfall and barometric pressure readings. UVI BAROMETER RAINFALL
The wind level is shown by a series of icons: ICON LEVEL N/A Light Moderate Strong Storm DESCRIPTION <2 mph (<4km/h) 2-8 mph (3~13 km/h) 9-25 mph (~14-41 km/h) 26-54 mph (~42-87 km/h) >55 mph (>88 km/h) The bar chart display shows the current and historical data for the UV index, barometric pressure and rainfall readings. To view the UV / Barometer / Rainfall readings: 1. Press SELECT to navigate to the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Press MODE to toggle between UVI / Barometer / Rainfall readings. The corresponding icon will appear: UVI BAROMETER RAINFALL
To display the AVERAGE and GUST wind: 1. Press SELECT to navigate to the Wind Speed and Wind Direction Area. will show next to the Area. 2. Press MODE to toggle between AVERAGE and GUST wind readings. To display the maximum speed and direction for gust wind: In the Wind Speed and Wind Direction Area, press MEMORY / ON/OFF to toggle between wind speed / MAX GUST wind readings. The timestamp is displayed accordingly in the Clock Area. To clear the memories and timestamp for the wind readings: In the Wind Speed and Wind Direction Area, press and hold MEMORY / ON/OFF to clear the readings. To change the high gust wind speed alarm: 1. In the Wind Speed and Wind Direction Area, press and hold ALARM to enter the high gust wind alarm setting. 2. Rotate the dial left or right to set the desired values. 3. Press ALARM to conrm the settings. 10
3. Rotate the dial left or right to view the historical data for the selected area. The corresponding historical readings are showing. NOTE The number shown in the HR icon indicates how long ago each measurement was taken (e.g. 2 hours ago, 3 hours ago, etc.). To select the measurement unit for the barometer or rainfall readings: In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area, press UNIT (at the bottom of the base station) to switch between: For barometer: Millimeters of mercury (mmHg), inches of mercury (inHg), millibars per hectopascal (mb / hpa). For rainfall: Millimeters (mm), inches (in), inches per hour (in / hr) or millimeters per hour (mm / hr).
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The UV index levels are as follows: UV INDEX 0-2 3-5 6-7 8-and above DANGER LEVEL Low Moderate High Very high Extremely high ICON
time when the accumulated rainfall is displayed. The icon appears and the start date is showing. To toggle between rainfall & rain rate display: In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and Rainfall reading display, press and hold MODE. To reset the accumulated rainfall and timestamp: In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and Rainfall reading display. Press and hold MEMORY / ON/OFF to reset the accumulated rainfall to 0 and to set the timestamp to current date and time. To change the HI rainfall rate alarm: 1. In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and Rainfall reading display, press and hold ALARM to enter the Rainfall alarm setting. 2. Rotate the dial left or right to set the desired values. 3. Press ALARM to conrm the settings. To activate / deactivate the HI rainfall rate alarm: 1. In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and Rainfall reading display, press ALARM repeatedly to select the desired alarm. 2. Press MEMORY / ON/OFF to activate or deactivate the alarm.
To change the high UV alarm: 1. In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and UVI reading display. Press and hold ALARM to enter the high UV alarm setting. 2. Rotate the dial left or right to set the desired values. 3. Press ALARM to conrm the settings. To activate / deactivate the high UV alarm: 1. In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and UVI reading display, press ALARM repeatedly to select the desired alarm. 2. Press MEMORY / ON/OFF to activate or deactivate the alarm.
To change the barometer alarm: 1. In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and Barometer reading display. press and hold ALARM to enter the Barometer alarm setting. 2. Rotate the dial left or right to set the desired values. 3. Press ALARM to conrm the settings.
Weather alarms are used to alert you of certain weather conditions. Once activated, the alarm will go off when a certain criterion is met. Alarms can be set for: Indoor and outdoor high/low temperatures, dew point and high/low humidity High Heat Index High Gust Wind Low wind chill High UV Pressure drop High rain rate
To activate / deactivate the barometer alarm: 1. In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and Barometer reading display, press ALARM repeatedly to select the desired alarm. 2. Press MEMORY / ON/OFF to activate or deactivate the alarm. To set the altitude level compensation for the Barometer readings: 1. In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and Barometer reading display. Press and hold MODE to enter the altitude setting. 2. Rotate the dial left or right to set the desired values. 3. Press MODE to conrm the setting.
See the relevant section for how to set the alarm. To silence any alarm: Press any button or rotate the dial.
CONNECTION TO PC
The weather station is capable of connecting to a PC computer using the USB connection. The Virtual Weather Station software can read the latest weather data collected from the base station. Please download the software from the following website: http://www2.oregonscientific.com/assets/software/ wmr100.exe For full details see the Virtual Weather Station software instructions.
To view the current hour, accumulated or last 24 hours rainfall history: In the UV / Barometer / Rainfall Area and Rainfall reading display, press MEMORY / ON/OFF repeatedly to toggle between current, past 24 hours or accumulated rainfall. The clock line will change to display the start 11
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PC System requirements The minimum system requirements for use of the Virtual Weather Station software is: Operating system: Microsoft Windows 98 or above Processor: Pentium II 166Mhz or above Hard disk free space: Min. 30Mb
PROBLEM Temp Remote sensor
SYMPTOM Shows LLL or HHH Cannot locate remote sensor
REMEDY Temperature is out-of-range 1. Check batteries 2. Check if sensors are within range
RAM: Min. 64Mb To connect the base station to the computer:
This unit is engineered to give you years of satisfactory service if you handle it carefully. Here are a few precautions: Placement of this product on wood surfaces with certain types of nishes, such as clear varnish, may result in damage to the nish. Consult the furniture manufacturers care instructions for direction as to the types of objects that may safely be placed on the wood surface. Oregon Scientic shall not be responsible for any damage to wood surfaces from contact with this product. Do not cover the ventilation holes. Make sure items that are nearby such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains etc cannot accidentally cover the ventilation holes. Do not immerse the unit in water. If you spill liquid over it, dry it immediately with a soft, lint-free cloth. Do not clean the unit with abrasive or corrosive materials. This may scratch the plastic parts and corrode the electronic circuit. Do not subject the unit to excessive force, shock, dust, temperature or humidity, which may result in malfunction, shorter electronic life span, damaged battery and distorted parts. This product may malfunction if electrostatic discharge or radio interference appears in the environment and / or affects the ac power line. The unit will revert to normal operation when interference stops. Do not tamper with the units internal components. Doing so will invalidate the warranty on the unit and may cause unnecessary damage. The unit contains no user-serviceable parts. Only use fresh batteries as specied in the users instructions. Do not mix new and old batteries as the old ones may leak. Do not dispose this product as unsorted municipal waste. Collection of such waste separately for special treatment is necessary. Due to printing limitations, the displays shown in this manual may differ from the actual display. The contents of this manual may not be reproduced without the permission of the manufacturer. NOTE The technical specications for this product and the contents of the user manual are subject to change without notice.
1. Uncover the USB point on the side of the base station. 2. Plug in the USB cable. 3. Plug in the other end of the cable in the computer.
Press any button or rotate the dial to activate the backlight.
Press RESET to return to the default settings.
This product can work with up to 10 sensors at any one time to capture outdoor temperature, relative humidity or UV readings in various locations. Optional wireless remote sensors such as those listed below can be purchased separately. For more information, please contact your local retailer. Thermo-hygro THGR800 (3-Ch) Thermo-hygro THGR810 (10-Ch) UV UVN800
PROBLEM Barometer Calendar Clock SYMPTOM Strange readings Strange date / month Cannot adjust clock Cannot autosynch REMEDY Set unit Change language Disable radiocontrolled clock 1. Adjust batteries 2. Press RESET 3. Manually activate radiocontrolled clock 12
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SPECIFICATIONS BASE STATION
Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight 143 x 89 x 165 mm (5.6 x 3.5 x 6.5 inches) 300g (0.66 lbs) without battery
REMOTE WIND SENSOR UNIT
Weight Wind speed unit Speed accuracy Direction accuracy Transmission of wind speed signal Memory 556 g (1.23 lbs) without battery m/s, kph, mph, knots 2 m/s ~ 10 m/s (+/- 3 m/s) 10 m/s ~ 56 m/s (+/- 10%) 16 positions Approx. every 14 seconds Max speed gust
Barometer unit Measuring range Accuracy Resolution Altitude setting Weather display Memory mb/hPa, inHg and mmHg 700 1050mb/hPa +/- 10 mb/hPa 1mb (0.0 inHg) Sea level User setting for compensation Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rainy and Snowy Historical data and bar chart for last 24hrs
Temp. unit Displayed range. Operating range. Accuracy C / F -50C to 70C (-58F to 158F) -30C to 60C (-4F to 140F) -20C 0C: +/- 2C (+/- 4.0F) 0C - 40C: +/- 1C (+/- 2.0F) 40C - 50C: +/- 2C (+/- 4.0F) 50C - 60C: +/- 3C (+/- 6.0F) 20C to 25C (68F to 77F) Current, min and max temp. Dew Point w/ max and min Wind chill temp. and min
Temp. unit Displayed range. Operating range. Accuracy Comfort Memory Alarm C / F 0C to 50C (32F to 122F) -30C to 60C (-4F to 140F) 0C - 40C: +/- 1C (+/- 2.0F) 40C - 50C: +/- 2C (+/- 4.0F) 20C to 25C (68F to 77F) Current, min and max temp. Dew Point w/ min and max Hi / Lo
Displayed range. Operating range. Resolution Accuracy 2% to 98% 25% to 90% 1% 25% - 40%: +/- 7% 40% - 80%: +/- 5% 80% - 90%: +/- 7% 40% to 70% Current, min and max
INDOOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Displayed range Operating range Resolution Accuracy 2% to 98% 25% to 90% 1% 25% - 40%: +/- 7% 40% - 80%: +/- 5% 80% - 90%: +/- 7% 40% to 70% Current, min and max Hi / Lo
RF frequency Range Transmission No. of Channel Battery 433MHz Up to 100 meters (328 feet) with no obstructions Approx. every 60 seconds 1 for Wind/ Rain/ UV and 10 for Temp. / Humidity 4 x UM-3 (AA) 1.5V
Comfort Memory Alarm
RADIO-CONTROLLED / ATOMIC CLOCK
Synchronization Clock display Hour format Calendar Weekday in 5 languages Battery AC adapter Auto or disabled HH:MM:SS 12hr AM/PM or24hr DD/MM or MM/DD (E, G, F, I, S) 4 x UM-3 (AA) 1.5V batteries 6V
REMOTE RAIN GAUGE
Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight Rainfall unit Range Resolution Accuracy Memory Battery x 87 x 56 mm (4.2 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches) 134 g (0.3 lbs) without battery Mm/hr and in/hr 0 mm/hr 999 mm/hr 1 mm/hr < 15 mm/hr: +/- 1 mm 15 mm to 9999 mm: +/- 7% Past 24hrs, hourly and accumulated from last memory reset 2 x UM-3 (AA) 1.5V
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particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
The following information is not to be used as contact for support or sales. Please call our customer service number (listed on our website at www.oregonscientic. com), or on the warranty card for this product) for all inquiries instead. We Name: Address: Telephone No.: Oregon Scientic, Inc. 19861 SW 95th Ave., Tualatin, Oregon 97062 USA 1-800-853-8883
EU-DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Hereby, Oregon Scientic, declares that this Weather Station with Wireless Rain and Wind sensors model WMR100 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. A copy of the signed and dated Declaration of Conformity is available on request via our Oregon Scientic Customer Service.
declare that the product Product No.: Product Name: Manufacturer: WMR100A Professional Weather Station IDT Technology Limited Block C, 9/F, Kaiser Estate, Phase 1,41 Man Yue St., Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
COUNTRIES RTTE APPROVAL COMPLIED All EU countries, Switzerland CH and Norway N
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. WARNING Changes or modications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment. NOTE This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
is in conformity with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference. 2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Virtual Weather Station User's Guide 6.7.4 Quit Program Prompt.... 17 6.7.5 CPU Resources...... 17 6.8 STATION SETTINGS..... 17 6.8.1 Station Description..... 17 6.8.2 Station Location..... 18 6.8.3 World Location...... 18 6.8.4 Longitude and Latitude..... 18 6.8.5 Time Zone..... 18 6.8.6 Altitude...... 18 6.8.7 Air Data Calculator (correcting Pressure to Sea-level Conditions)... 18 6.8.8 Station Settings, Sun, Moon and Altitude Corrections... 18 6.9 MULTIPLE STATION SETTINGS..... 19 6.10 REAL-TIME DATA..... 19 6.11 WEATHER DISPLAYS..... 20 6.11.1 Icon...... 20 6.11.2 Broadcast..... 20 6.11.3 Cable TV Slide..... 20 6.11.4 Cable TV Slide 2..... 21 6.11.5 Color Spectrum...... 21 6.11.6 High / Low Display..... 21 6.11.7 Distribution Chart.... 21 6.11.8 Wind Direction...... 22 6.11.9 Thermometer..... 22 6.11.10 Gauge..... 22 6.11.11 Meter...... 22 6.11.12 Graph, Graph2.... 23 6.11.13 Strip Chart..... 23 6.11.14 Tank..... 23 6.11.15 Alpha Numeric.... 23 6.11.16 Moon Phase...... 24 6.11.17 Difference Between Graphs and Strip Charts.... 24 6.12 CUSTOMIZING DISPLAYS..... 24 6.12.1 Adding and Deleting Displays.... 24 126.96.36.199 Parameter List..... 24 188.8.131.52 Parameter List 2..... 24 6.12.2 Modifying the Display and Display Attributes.... 25 6.12.3 Broadcast Display Settings..... 26 184.108.40.206 Displaying the Icon.... 26 220.127.116.11 Changing the Background Image.... 26 18.104.22.168 Changing the Logo Image.... 26 22.214.171.124 Web Cams, Weather Cams and Dynamic Images... 26 126.96.36.199.1 Displaying the WeatherCam Image in the Broadcast Panel... 26 188.8.131.52.2 Sizing the Image..... 26 184.108.40.206.3 Image Time Stamp..... 26 220.127.116.11.4 Daytime Update Only..... 26 18.104.22.168.5 Time Lapse.... 26 22.214.171.124.6 Reset Display at Midnight.... 26 6.13 GENERAL DISPLAY SETTINGS.... 27 6.13.1 Full Screen Display..... 27 6.14 DATABASE..... 27 6.14.1 Database Timer..... 27 6.14.2 Database Format..... 28 6.14.3 Editing and Deleting Database Records.... 30 6.14.4 Resizing the Database..... 30 6.15 CHANNEL 1, 2, AND 3 OPTIONAL SENSORS.... 30 6.15.1 Oregon Scientific WMR-918.... 30 6.15.2 Oregon Scientific WMR-968 (Radio Shack Wireless Weather Station)... 30 6.15.3 Davis Instruments Wireless Vantage Pro2 and Vantage Pro2 Plus... 30 6.15.4 Davis Instruments Wireless Vantage Pro2 and Vantage Pro2 Plus... 31 6.16 JPEG FILES..... 31
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide 6.16.1 Image Quality..... 31 6.16.2 Jpeg File Location.... 31 6.16.3 Jpeg File Naming Convention.... 31 6.17 ADVANCED PARAMETER SETTINGS..... 31 6.17.1 Degree Days Heating and Cooling.... 31 126.96.36.199 Heating Threshold.... 32 188.8.131.52 Cooling Threshold..... 32 6.17.2 Wind Run..... 32 6.17.3 Pressure Trend...... 32 6.17.4 Wind Gust Calculation..... 32 6.17.5 Filtered Average Time Constant..... 32 6.17.6 New Wind Chill Calculation.... 32 6.17.7 Use Channel 1 As Outdoor Temperature.... 32 6.17.8 Rainfall Settings..... 33 6.17.9 Dominant Wind Direction Counter..... 33 6.17.10 Resetting Daily Minimum and Maximum Values... 34 6.18 COMPLETE PARAMETER LIST.... 34 6.18.1 Daily Highs and Lows..... 34 6.18.2 Average Values...... 34 6.19 RATE OF CHANGE VALUES..... 34 6.20 DAILY, MONTHLY AND YEARLY SUMMARY.... 42 6.20.1 Recalling the Daily, Monthly and Yearly Summary.... 42 6.20.2 Recalling the Daily, Monthly and Yearly Summary 2... 42 6.20.3 Daily Summary...... 42 6.20.4 Monthly Summary..... 42 6.20.5 Yearly Summary..... 42 6.21 ALARMS AND MEMORY (WM-918 AND WX-200 ONLY).... 43 6.22 ICON SETTINGS..... 43 6.22.1 Display Attributes..... 43 6.22.2 Icon Automation..... 43 184.108.40.206 Manually Updating the Icon..... 43 220.127.116.11 Update Icon Based on Weather Station Prediction... 43 18.104.22.168 Update Icon Based on METAR Station (Internet Version only)... 43 22.214.171.124 Update Icon Based on Smart Forecast... 43 6.22.3 Jpeg Settings..... 43 6.22.4 Editing Icon Images..... 43 6.23 SMART FORECAST..... 44 6.23.1 Smart Forecast Settings..... 44 6.23.2 Boolean Settings..... 44 6.24 ALARMS..... 44 6.24.1 Alarm Settings..... 44 6.24.2 Launching Executable or Batch Files.... 45 6.25 SYNCHRONIZE DATE AND TIME..... 45 6.26 DESKTOP OPTIONS..... 45 6.26.1 The Taskbar...... 45 6.26.2 The Toolbar...... 45 6.27 RAINWISE SETTINGS..... 45 6.27.1 Sea-level Barometer Adjustment (418 MHz systems only)... 46 6.27.2 Reset Barom to Absolute Pressure.... 46 6.27.3 Reset Daily Min/Max Data..... 46 6.27.4 Reset Daily and Monthly Rainfall.... 46 6.27.5 Reset Total Rainfall to Zero..... 46 6.27.6 Reset High Windspeed..... 46 6.27.7 Clear All Logged Data..... 46 6.27.8 No. Items Logged..... 46 6.27.9 Update Computer Interfaces Clock..... 46 6.27.10 Increment Logging Interval..... 46 6.27.11 Battery Voltage..... 46 6.27.12 Version..... 46 6.28 RAINWISE DATA LOGGER..... 46
WMR-918 WM-918 Kestrel 4000
Accuweather Davis Instruments
63-1016 Vantage Pro
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide Manufacturer Model Number Virtual Weather Station Reference Rainwise Rainwise Peet Bros Texas Weather Instruments Columbia Weather Systems
HINT: Menu Shortcuts are displayed in blue font. 5.1 Installing the Software
Rainwise Rainwise Peet Bros Texas Weather Instruments Columbia Weather Systems WeatherHawk
WS-2000 WT-/ 800 / 2000 1-Wire Weather Stations Capricorn II, Capricorn 2000
To install the software, run the following: setup.exe If transferring the files to your hard drive, copy all of the files to a common directory and run setup.exe. 5.2 Connecting Your Communication Port to the Weather Station Oregon Scientific, Radio Shack and Huger Weather Stations
Table 1 - Station Part Numbers and Corresponding Reference in Virtual Weather Station
Hardware and Software Requirements and Display Preferences
Hardware and Software Requirements
Connect your weather station directly to your PC using a standard DB9M/DB9F serial or RS-232 cable (supplied by Ambient, LLC). The serial port on your computer is generally a 9-pin, male connector, similar to the 9-pin female RS-232 connector on your weather station. 5.2.2 Rainwise Weather Stations
Connect your weather station directly to your PC using the cable provided with your Rainwise Computer Interface. 5.2.3 Davis Instruments
The following hardware is required for communicating to the Weather Station: PC running Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 (or greater), 2000, ME and XP with at least 10 MB of free disk space 8MB RAM Serial or USB Communication Port Serial or USB Cable. Serial to USB converters are available directly from Ambient Weather at: http://www.ambientweather.com/cousbto9sead.ht ml 4.2 Display Preferences
Connection to the weather station requires the WeatherLink module. 5.3 Running Virtual Weather Station
Connect a serial cable to your computer's comport and verify your Weather Station is turned on.
Run Virtual Weather Station from the Virtual Weather Station icon. 5.4 License Information Registration Information
Menu Shortcut: Help Virtual Weather Station prefers high resolution or 16-bit color. Some images may result in poor quality at lower resolution settings. Virtual Weather Station is best viewed at 800 x 600 pixels or greater. Power or Energy saving features may result in distorted jpeg images and loss of communication to the Weather Station.
The time zone is required for calculating the sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset. If you live in a time zone that does not adhere to the GMT standard and is offset by 30 minutes, enter the offset in the +Time Zone Offset (min) numerical field. If the daylight savings time is not calculated properly by your Windows operating system, you can compensate by adding or subtracting 60 minutes.
Virtual Weather Station includes a celestial calendar for calculating sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset times. You can calculate these times for any calendar date.
Figure 12 Multiple Station Settings 6.10 Real-time Data
Virtual Weather Station continuously collects data from your weather station. The sample rate varies based on your weather station's specifications. See your weather station user manual for specifics on the sample rate.
Figure 11 - Station Settings (Location and Altitude) 6.9 Multiple Station Settings Multiple Station Settings
Virtual Weather Station supports multiple station configurations. Thus, the data and desktop settings can be different for each weather station in a network of weather stations. To create a new station settings, select Create New Station. To recall a station setting, select Recall Existing Station. The data for each station is stored in a file based on the station name, as displayed in the Station Directory Pathname. To select this file, double-click on the filename.
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide 6.11 Weather Displays
Table 3 provides a list of the weather displays and a description of each display. Description 6.11.1 Icon Display
Weather conditions based on weather station prediction. Switches from day to night based on sunrise and sunset times.
TV broadcast display. Logo and location name can be modified by selecting right-mouse click on display.
Cable TV Slide
Designed exclusively for WeatherCentral Cable TV applications. Allows user to incorporate into cable TV slide show.
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide Description 6.11.4 Cable TV Slide 2 Display
Color bars change color based on adjustable color spectrum. Displays daily high, low and current value. Rate of change arrow represents rising, falling or steady. 6.11.6 High / Low Display
Simple daily high and low display. Displays daily high, low and current value. Rate of change arrow represents rising, falling or steady. 6.11.7 Distribution Chart
Pie chart displays historical distribution. Range values are adjustable. Note - the chart will be empty if (1) the database is empty (example, when the program is first started, or (2) Data has not been collected in the plot time frame specified in the attributes window (the program was off).
126.96.36.199.6 Reset Display at Midnight
Memory leaks may occur with some operating systems when updating images. To reset memory at midnight, select the checkbox and the panel will be discarded and reloaded.
WebCams or WeatherCams can be displayed in the broadcast panel. To display a WeatherCam image, a software package such as ImageSalsa is required to
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide Display Setting images. Average Display Preferences Allows you to chose between a one hour filtered average, the daily average, the monthly average or the yearly average on the display. Description
Table 5 - General Display Settings 6.13.1 Full Screen Display
Figure 16 - Broadcast Display Attributes 6.13 General Display Settings General Display
To use the full screen display, double click anywhere on the background of the desktop (other than a weather element). To return to the normal display, hit any key.
Menu Shortcut: Modify Display Settings
General display settings change all of the display settings at the same time. Reference Table 5 - General Display Settings.
Display Setting Time and Date Display Background Color
Description Specify date and 24-hour vs. 12 hour format Specify the display panel background color Changes the font setting for all of the displays. Changes all of the display colors at the same time. Virtual Weather Station provides limited foreign language support. To change the titles to the language of choice, edit each individual display. Ideal for monitoring the display on a television or closed circuit. You can display weather images on the entire desktop and automatically scroll. 6.14 Figure 17 - General Display Settings Database Database Settings
Menu Shortcut: Settings Font Settings
Virtual Weather Station generates a database for storing data for plotting and graphing. This data is stored in a comma separated file located in the following directory path: \VWS\data\dbase.csv where csv stands for "comma separated value". This database can be viewed, edited and deleted. 6.14.1 Database Timer
A database timer allows you to customize how often data is written to the database. The database is limited to 20,000 records, so the recommended minimum database timer is 10 minutes. Once the database reaches 20,000 records, is automatically resized to 15,000 records. A backup record of the database is stored in the following file:
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide 6.14.3 Editing and Deleting Database Records 6.15.2 Oregon Scientific WMR-968 (Radio Shack Wireless Weather Station) Part No. Description Where to Buy Link
You can recall and edit any of the database records by date or record number. Once you retrieve a database record, the data can be edited to correct errors. 6.14.4 Resizing the Database
Ch 1, 2, 3 Temperature
Indoor / Outdoor Thermo/Hygrometer Waterproof Floating Pool and Spa Thermometer Waterproof temperature probe for pools, spas, lakes, pipes, AC Ducts Indoor / Outdoor Thermo/Hygrometer
To resize the database, select the Resize Database number. Decreasing the database size can improve the operating speed of Virtual Weather Station.
Ch 1, 2, 3 Humidity
Table 8- Oregon Scientific WMR-968 Optional Sensors 6.15.3 Davis Instruments Wireless Vantage Pro2 and Vantage Pro2 Plus Part No. 6370 Description Where to Buy Link
Channel Figure 18 - Database Settings 6.15 Channel 1, 2, and 3 Optional Sensors Ch 1, 2, 3 Temperature
Optional sensors can be purchased from Ambient and displayed as Channel 1, 2 and 3 Temperature and Humidity Sensors. The following section describes the sensor part number, functionality and where to purchase. 6.15.1 Oregon Scientific WMR-918
Wireless Indoor / Outdoor Temperature Sensor with Waterproof Probe Wireless Temperature/Humidity Station with Standard Radiation Shield Wireless Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temperature Station Wireless Soil Moisture/Temperature Station Wireless Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temperature Station Wireless Soil Moisture/Temperature Station
6343 Channel Part No. Description Where to Buy Link 6361
Ch 1, 2, 3 Temperature Ch 1, 2, 3 Humidity
Indoor / Outdoor Thermo/Hygrometer Indoor / Outdoor Thermo/Hygrometer
Link Ch 1, 2, 3 Humidity (leaf wetness, soil moisture) 6343 Link
Table 7- Oregon Scientific WMR-918 Optional Sensors
Table 9 Davis Vantage Pro2/Pro Plus Optional Sensors
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide 6.16.2 6.15.4 Davis Instruments Wireless Vantage Pro2 and Vantage Pro2 Plus Part No. 6372 Description Where to Buy Link Jpeg File Location
Specifies where the jpeg files are saved. For web server applications, save in the web server root directory. 6.16.3 Jpeg File Naming Convention
Wireless Indoor / Outdoor Temperature Sensor with Waterproof Probe Wireless Temperature/Humidity Station with Standard Radiation Shield Wireless Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temperature Station Complete Wireless Soil Moisture/Temperature Station Wireless Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temperature Station Complete Wireless Soil Moisture/Temperature Station
The threshold for calculating degree-days cooling. 6.17.2 Wind Run
Wind run is the distance wind has traveled. For example, the wind run for a constant wind speed of 20 mph for 2 hours is 40 miles, or: Wind Run = Wind Speed * Time There may be wind run calculation problems with specific computers due to the microprocessor and other hardware devices. If you find the wind run values are out of range, place the following line in your win.ini file: wuseDefaultTimer=True To reset these values, select Settings | Recall Daily, Monthly and Yearly and edit the windrun for the day, month and year. 6.17.3 Pressure Trend
Your station may not calculate the pressure trend. Virtual Weather Station will calculate the pressure trend based on your own specified threshold. If the rate of change of pressure is above this threshold, Virtual Weather Station will report rising pressure. If the rate of change of pressure is below this threshold, Virtual Weather Station will report falling pressure. 6.17.4 Wind Gust Calculation
Each weather station uses a different method for calculating wind gust. You can override your stations default method and select the maximum within a specified number of samples. 6.17.5 Filtered Average Time Constant
The time constant for the filtered average can be varied. The filter is based on a low pass filter differential equation. The output value reaches 63% of the input value after one time constant (the default time constant is 60 minutes or one hour), and will reach 95% of the input value after five time constants (default = 300 minutes or five hours).
Some weather stations (example, Texas Weather Instruments, Columbia Weather Systems, Davis Vantage Pro2, and Oregon Scientific) exchange Channel 1
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide Temperature for Outdoor Temperature. In these special cases, Virtual Weather Station allows you to swap or interchange these parameters.
Figure 20- Advanced Parameter Settings 6.17.8 Rainfall Settings Rainfall
Figure 21 - Rainfall Settings 6.17.9 Dominant Wind Direction Counter Dominant Wind Direction
Some stations calculate the daily and monthly rain. In the event the daily and monthly rain is not calculated by the weather station, the daily rain is calculated by subtracting the minimum daily rain from the maximum daily rain. To change the daily, monthly or yearly rain, you must calculate the difference between the daily maximum and minimum rain, and enter it in the minimum rain field. The daily rain is stored by Virtual Weather Station as the difference between the maximum daily rain and the minimum daily rain, or: Daily Rain = Maximum Daily Rain - Minimum Daily Rain The same is true for monthly and yearly rain. Note that changing the daily rain does not change the monthly or yearly rain automatically. You must edit the monthly and yearly rain fields as well. Some stations are not capable of reporting daily rain, so Virtual Weather Station must be operating 24-hours per day to capture the total amount.
Virtual Weather Station calculates the dominant wind direction based on the day, month and year. The wind direction is only counted when the wind speed is greater than 0. The dominant wind direction values can be edited. This information is summarized in the NOAA reports.
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide 6.18.1 Daily Highs and Lows
Daily highs and lows are calculated by Virtual Weather Station. Note that Virtual Weather Station must be running for the daily highs and lows to be recorded. 6.18.2 Average Values
Average values for all of the weather parameters are calculated by Virtual Weather Station based on a one hour time period. Like the daily highs and lows, Virtual Weather Station must be running for the daily highs and lows to be recorded (average values are not stored in the weather station). When Virtual Weather Station is restarted, the average values are reset to the current value. 6.19 Rate of Change Values
Rate of change values for all of the weather parameters are calculated by Virtual Weather Station based on a one hour time period. Like the daily highs and lows, Virtual Weather Station must be running for rate of change values to be recorded. When Virtual Weather Station is restarted, the rate of change values are reset to zero. Figure 22 - Dominant Wind Direction Counter 6.17.10 Resetting Daily Minimum and Maximum Values Menu Shortcut: Settings Reset Min and Max NOTE - Available sensors vary based on your weather station. See your weather station manual for more details.
No. Parameter Name Measured by Calculated Calculated Station by Station by VWS
You can reset the daily minimums and maximums at any time by selecting the OK button.
Wind Direction Wind Speed1 Wind Gust2 Indoor Humidity Outdoor Humidity Indoor Temperature Outdoor or
6 Figure 23 - Resetting Minimums and Maximums 6.18 Complete Parameter List Complete Parameter List
Menu Shortcut: Window
Table 11 provides a complete list of the parameters (1) measured by your weather station, (2) calculated by your weather station and retrieved by Virtual Weather Station, or (3) calculated by Virtual Weather Station.
Wind Speed is displayed as wind gust on the weather station.
Wind Gust is calculated from the wind gust displayed on the weather station.
No. Parameter Name Measured by Calculated Calculated Station by Station by VWS No. Parameter Name Measured by Calculated Calculated Station by Station by VWS
Temperature 8 Barometric Pressure Total Rain Channel 1 Temperature3 Channel 1 Humidity3 Channel 2 Temperature3 Channel 2 Humidity14 Channel 3 Temperature15 Channel 3 Humidity3 Evapotranspirati on4,5 UV Index4 or Battery Votage5 Solar Radiation4,Wind Chill Indoor Heat Index Outdoor Heat Index Dew Point Sea-level Barometric 24
Pressure Pressure Altitude Cloud Base Height Density Altitude Virtual Temperature Vapor Pressure Wind Direction Rate Wind Speed Rate Wind Gust Rate Indoor Humidity Rate Outdoor Humidity Rate Indoor Temperature Rate Outdoor Temperature Rate Barometric Pressure Rate Total Rain Rate Channel 1 Temperature Rate3 Channel 1 Humidity Rate3 Channel 2 Temperature Rate3 Channel 2 Humidity Rate3
Optional Sensor Davis Instruments WeatherHawk
Channel 3 Temperature Rate3 Channel 3 Humidity Rate3
Total Rain Avg. Channel 1 Temperature 3 Avg. Channel 1 Humidity Avg.3 Channel 2 Temperature Avg.3 Channel 2 Humidity Avg.3 Channel 3 Temperature Avg.3 Channel 3 Humidity Avg.3 Evapotranspirati on Avg4,5 UV Index Avg4 or Battery Voltage Avg5 Solar Radiation Avg4,5 Wind Chill Avg. Indoor Heat Index Avg. Outdoor Heat Index Avg. Dew Point Avg. Sea-level Barometer Avg. Wind Direction Daily High Wind Speed Daily High Wind Gust
Evapotranspirati on Rate4,5 UV Index Rate4 or Battery Voltage Rate5 Solar Radiation Rate4,5 Wind Chill Rate Indoor Heat Index Rate Outdoor Heat Index Rate Dew Point Rate Sea-level Barometer Rate Wind Direction Avg. Wind Speed Avg. Wind Gust Avg. Indoor Humidity Avg. Outdoor Humidity Avg. Indoor Temperature Avg. Outdoor Temperature Avg. Barometric Pressure Avg. 63
Daily High 78 Indoor Humidity Daily High Outdoor Humidity Daily High Indoor Temperature Daily High Outdoor Temperature Daily High Barometric Pressure Daily High Total Rain Daily High Channel 1 Temperature High3 Channel 1 Humidity High3 Channel 2 Temperature High3 Channel 2 Humidity High3 Channel 3 Temperature High3 Channel 3 Humidity High3 Evapotranspirati on High4,5 UV Index High4 or Battery Voltage High5 Solar Radiation High4,5
Wind Chill Daily High Indoor Heat Index Daily High Outdoor Heat Index Daily High Dew Point Daily High Sea-level Barometer High Wind Direction Daily Low Wind Speed Daily Low Wind Gust Daily Low Indoor Humidity Daily Low Outdoor Humidity Daily Low Indoor Temperature Daily Low Outdoor Temperature Daily Low Barometric Pressure Daily Low Total Rain Daily Low Channel 1 Temperature Low3 Channel 1 Humidity Low3
^temp_norm_lo# ^ ^temp_norm_hi# ^
Description on Figure 49 - Color spectrum for the HTML Tags. Example HTML usage: bgcolor="#^temp_rec_lo1^"> where temp_rec_lo1 is the record low temperature for station 1 defined in the almanac. temp_norm_hi Normal high daily temperature background color, based on Figure 49 - Color spectrum for the HTML Tags. Example HTML usage: bgcolor="#^temp_norm_hi1^"> where temp_norm_hi1 is the record normal temperature for station 1 defined in the almanac. temp_norm_lo Normal low daily temperature background color, based on Figure 49 - Color spectrum for the HTML Tags. Example HTML usage:
bgcolor="#^temp_norm_lo1^"> where temp_norm_lo1 is the normal low temperature for station 1 defined in the almanac. METAR DATA ^mtr001ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 001 specifies the METAR Identifier. Example: ^mtrKLAX001^ ^mtr002ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 002 specifies the METAR Site. Example: ^mtrKLAX002^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 003specifies the METAR UTC Update. Example: ^mtrKLAX003^ ^mtr004ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 004 specifies the METAR
temp_rec_lo Record low daily temperature background color, based
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide Tag Name Description Tag Name Description Example: ^mtrKLAX014^ ^mtr015ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 015 specifies the METAR Rain/hr. Example: ^mtrKLAX015^ ^mtr016ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 016 specifies the METAR Wind Chill. Example: ^mtrKLAX016^ ^mtr017ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 017 specifies the METAR Heat Index. Example: ^mtrKLAX017^ WARNING DATA
warning_desc# warning_desc = Weather Warning Description # = location (1 to 15) warning_time# warning_time =Weather Warning Time # = location (1 to 15)
Example: ^mtrKLAX005^ ^mtr005ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 005 specifies the METAR Dew Point. Example: ^mtrKLAX005^ ^mtr006ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 006 specifies the METAR % Relative Humidity. Example: ^mtrKLAX006^ ^mtr007ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 007 specifies the METAR Pressure. Example: ^mtrKLAX007^ ^mtr008ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 008 specifies the METAR Wind Direction. Example: ^mtrKLAX008^ ^mtr009ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 009 specifies the METAR Wind Speed. Example: ^mtrKLAX001^ ^mtr010ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 010 specifies the METAR Wind Gust. Example: ^mtrKLAX010^ ^mtr011ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 011 specifies the METAR Visibility. Example: ^mtrKLAX011^ ^mtr012ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 012 specifies the METAR Cloud Height. Example: ^mtrKLAX012^ ^mtr013ABCD^ ABCD = METAR identifier, 013 specifies the METAR Sky. ^almnormlo#^ Example: ^mtrKLAX013^ ^almdatelo#^
Since METAR is the reporting standard for weather observations, VWS generates METAR reports so you can share weather data. VWS also includes an interpreter, so you can interpret other METAR reports. The main reason users put their information on the internet is to share data. VWS provides a conduit for sharing weather information.
Create METAR File Schedule
Figure 63 METAR Report Generator 8.17.8 METAR Text Reports
Three text reports are available from METAR generated data. The following section describes the METAR reports and locations.
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide 188.8.131.52 METAR Summary Text Report following file location: \data\metar.txt
Press in 29.91 29.90 29.92 Rain in ------Wind Dir ESE ESE WSW Wind Spd 6 Wind Visib Cloud Sky/Weather Gust miles kft --- Clear/ --- Clear/ --- Clear/
The METAR summary text reports are located in the
Location Last Update Date and Time Van Nuys 05/29/2001 09:51pm Burbank 05/29/2001 08:53pm Los Angeles 05/29/2001 09:50pm Temp F 63 Dew F 59 HtIx Chill %Rh F 68 F 60 % 88
Figure 64 METAR Summary Reports 184.108.40.206 METAR Historical Text Report \data\KABC.txt where KABC is the METAR identifier.
The METAR historical text reports are located in the following file location:
Date / Time
Dew F 55 54
HtIx Chill %Rh Press F 68.3 68.3 68.3 67.2 67.2 67.2 66.1 65.4 64.3 64.3 63.4 63.4 63.4 63.4 63.4 63.4 63.4 62.5 F % in 29.99 29.97 29.97 29.95 29.94 29.94 29.94 29.93 29.93 29.93 29.94 29.94 29.94 29.94 29.95 29.95 29.96 29.95
Rain in -------------------------------------
Wind Dir --WSW --WSW WSW --WSW WSW WSW SW WSW --W --W --WSW WSW
Wind Spd 9 6
Wind Visib Cloud Sky/Weather Gust miles 0.50 0.3 kft ---/--2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 Overcast/ Haze Broken Clouds/ Broken Clouds/ Broken Clouds/ Broken Clouds/ Broken Clouds/ Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist Overcast/ Mist
03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001 03/31/2001
12:50pm 01:50pm 01:50pm 02:50pm 03:26pm 03:26pm 03:50pm 04:07pm 04:50pm 05:50pm 06:29pm 06:29pm 06:50pm 06:50pm 07:50pm 07:50pm 08:50pm 09:50pm
64.4 64.4 64.4 62.6 62.6 62.6 60.8 60.8 59.0 59.0 57.2 57.2 57.2 57.2 57.2 57.2 57.2 57.2
Haze Haze Haze Haze Haze
Figure 65 METAR Historical Reports 220.127.116.11 METAR Raw Data \metar\KABC.txt where KABC is the METAR identifier.
The raw METAR data is located in the following file location:
2001/06/03 18:56 KPHX 031856Z 28010G15KT 10SM CLR 34/M01 A2967 RMK AO2 SLP025 T03391006 $ Figure 66 Raw METAR Data 8.17.9 Learning More About METAR 8.18 8.18.1 18.104.22.168 Weather Servers Weather Underground Weather Underground Settings Sign-up
An audible alarm or executable can be run in the event of a weather warning. The alarm priorities are based on the
22.214.171.124.3 Weather Warning Text Reports
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide Text reports are generated for each location (numbered 1 through 15) in the following location: \vws\data\warnings\#.txt where # is the location number.
Figure 69 - Climate Reports 126.96.36.199 Five Day Forecast 5-Day Forecast
Menu Shortcut: Wunderground Figure 68 Weather Warnings 188.8.131.52 Climate Report Climate Report
Virtual Weather Station will download the 5-Day forecast data from the National Weather Service for any location around the world. This information can be included on your webpage using tags. For information, reference Table 14 Index of HTML Tag Names. Text reports are generated for each location (numbered 1 through 15) in the following location: \vws\data\forecast5\#.txt where # is the location number.
Menu Shortcut: Wunderground
Virtual Weather Station will download climate data for each day of the year. This data includes record highs and low temperature and year they occurred, normal high and low temperature, and monthly and yearly rainfall to date. This information can be included on your webpage using tags. For information, reference Table 14 Index of HTML Tag Names. Text reports are generated for each location (numbered 1 through 15) in the following location: \vws\data\cliamte\#.txt where # is the location number
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide Figure 70 Five Day Forecast 184.108.40.206 Mesonet
Mesonet is a combination of the words "mesoscale" and "network". In meteorology, "mesoscale" refers to weather events that range in size from a few miles to a few hundred miles. Mesoscale events last from several minutes to several hours. Thunderstorms and squall lines are two examples of mesoscale events. A "network" is an interconnected system. Thus, the Weather Underground Mesonet is a system designed to measure the environment at the size and duration of mesoscale weather events. Your weather station is an important tool for meteorologists and hobbyists to predict local weather conditions. It is important you maintain your weather station, including proper installation and calibration. Virtual Weather Station allows you perform an end-to-end calibration by applying a gain and offset to the measured parameter. Figure 71 Mesonet Settings
Figure 80 - WeatherFlash Virtual Weather Station brings your PC to life, but add-on Ambient's WeatherFlash, with it's rich array of dynamic and colorful gauges, dials, graphs and charts, and now your Web site will come alive for your visitors too! Using Ambient's WeatherFlash, you are in complete control of everything. The WeatherFlash interface is completely customizable you can arrange the virtual instruments based on your own personal preferences, select your colors, update interval, and much more. WeatherFlash, and your imagination, you literally can choose from over 1,000 ways to display your weather data, in "real-time". WeatherFlash is keyed to your site, so multiple instances of WeatherFlash may be hosted on the same Web server. Each installation only requires about 50Kb of storage, and the data files are less than 2Kb in size. Data may be sent to WeatherFlash via HTTP post using Active Server Pages or using your current FTP access.
Virtual Weather Station User's Guide To learn more about WeatherFlash, please visit http://www.AmbientWeather.com/WxFlash/ 9.4 Image Salsa
ImageSalsa captures images from your webcam and creates a series of jpeg images for web page insertion, real-time streaming video, graphical and text overlays, and integrates with Virtual Weather Station to create real-time weather displays. Imagine watching the clouds roll in and out using the time lapse photography feature, and then overlaying weather data to monitor the changing weather conditions. A must for every Virtual Weather Station and WeatherCam Owner, ImageSalsa give your webpage that professional tv broadcast look. ImageSalsa stands up against any WebCam authoring tool on the market today at a fraction of the price! Figure 81 ImageSalsa
10 Troubleshooting Tips
Problem The program is not communicating to the weather station (the instrument panel is not updating) Solution Verify you have selected the correct Weather Station in Virtual Weather Station. To view this winow, select the menu item Communication | Communication. Verify that you have the correct communication port selected. If you are unsure which comport is correct, select [Start][Settings][Control Panel] from the windows menubar and select [System][Device Manager] and Ports. If COM1 is designated, your comport is Communication Port 1. Verify you are using the proper cable. A standard 9-pin serial cable is required. Do not use a NULL modem cable. If another program is using the serial communication port, quit the program. Two programs can not share the same serial port. If you own a Palm Pilot or similar device (such as a digital camera), the software is often configured to open at startup of your computer, and steals the serial comport, even if the device is not connected. Select Ctrl-Alt-Del once, and see if any external device software is running. Verify your station is not running on batteries and is connected to AC power. Your communication port is locked-up. Cycle power to the computer Your weather station console's communication port is locked up. Cycle power to the console. You have a hardware device conflict. It is recommended that you contact your PC vendor or PC technical support. Your serial port uses a non-standard IRQ line
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