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What Size Micro SD Card do you Recommend for the Console?

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…

How do I Calibrate the Wind Direction?

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…

Can the Weather Station Measure Snow?

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”.

Outdoor temperature is inaccurate or drifting, Observer Series.

Replace the batteries. We recommend the following batteries: https://ambientweather.net/help/my-rechargeable-batteries-no-longer-work-which-batteries-are-recommended-for-my-weather-station/ Clean any corrosion around and on the battery terminals. If the problem persists, the sensor array must be replaced. We have a one year warranty. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbienetWeather.com/rma.html If out of warranty, a…

Console does not boot up or start up, stuck at Starting or Splash Screen.

If the console does not boot up and is displaying Starting…. or blue lines are flashing across the screen. Update the firmware. To update the firmware, visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amwewswsdo.html If the problem persists, the console must be replaced.We have a one year warranty. Visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.htmlIf out of…

How do I reset the console to Factory Default, Observer Series?

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…

My sunrise and sunset are incorrect, Observer Series.

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 To view your longitude and latitude, select the Tools icon  to…

What is the Solar Radiation Sensor For?

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…

Sensor Array drains batteries, Observer Series.

If the sensor array drains batteries quickly after the batteries are replaced: Remove the batteries and replace with non-rechargeable Energizer Lithium batteries. We have a discussion here: My rechargeable batteries no longer work. Which batteries are recommended for my weather station? 2.  Clean any corrosion…

UV (ultraviolet) Radiation Definition.

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…

Sensor Array Loses Signal At Night, Observer Series.

Replace the batteries.We recommend Energizer Lithium Ultimate batteries like the following: https://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Ultimate-Lithium-Batteries-Each/dp/B00003IEMEhave 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…

How to insert Micro SD Card into Console, Observer Series.

To inert the SD card into the console, the slot is on the right side of the console when viewing the display (#1, below): The gold pins should be facing towards you. The micro SD card slot is spring loaded. Push until the SD Card…

How do I change the Rainfall Totals? WS-1000, WS-1200 Series.

To change the rain fall totals, select the calibration screen on your display console. To select the calibration screen, press the Settings button    three times.   To adjust the parameter, press   to scroll to the parameter you wish to change. Press   to highlight the sign (positive…

When it gets cold out, my weather station stops communicating

Make sure you are using the prescribed Energizer Ultimate batteries. They have a wide temperature range of -40 degF to 140 degF. Replace the batteries. Do not use rechargeable batteries. Do not use alkaline batteries in cold climates. The sensor array may be having an…