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WiFi Firmware Update and Changes, WS-2902A and WS-2000

Version 4.1.9: Supports soil moisture data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 only). Version 4.1.8: Supports PM2.5 indoor sensor data to AmbientWeather.net (Model WS-2000 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 only).  It would falsely…

Wireless signal is intermittent or not working

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. Fresh Batteries. If applicable, make sure there are fresh batteries in both the console and remote. Remember…

How Can I Compare your different Weather Station Model Features and Specifications?

The following is a comparison of specifications and features for the Ambient Weather station brands. We offer four different brands: Falcon Series: WS-8478A WS-8480  Observer Series: WS-1002-WiFi WS-1201-IP WS-1401-IP Osprey Series: WS-2902A WS-1900 WS-1550-IP Osprey Series: WS-2000  ColorView Series: WS-12 WS-50 Each brand shares the…

What are the differences between the WS-2000 and WS-2902A?

The WS-2000 is a newer model but shares the same sensor array as the WS-2902A. The WS-2000 supports up to 8 additional thermo-hygrometers: https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh32b.html The WS-2000 has a separate indoor thermo-hygrometer-barometer. The WS-2902A contains these sensors inside the console. The WS-2000 has a nicer display…

Humidity reads 99% all of the time, Osprey Series.

If the hygrometer or humidity sensor reads 99% all of the time, it is possible the sensor array requires fresh batteries or needs resetting. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source. Cover remove the batteries. Press the reset button for a…

Rain Increment Definitions

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…

My rain gauge appears to be under reporting.

If the display is showing rain rate, change to daily rain to track the rain accumulation better. Make certain the rain gauge is level. If not perfectly level, the tipping mechanism will not work properly and under report rain. Make certain there are no obstructions…

Why is the Lux to W / M^ 2 conversion factor 126.7?

The peak of the luminosity function is at 555 mm (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,…

Firmware Upgrade for PM2.5 Sensor

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 PM2.5 Sensor: Firmware Revision Number (console): 1.4.4 WiFi Firmware: AMBWeatherV4.1.4 To check the firmware version: How do I Check my…

The Outdoor Temperature and Feels Like Temperature Are the Same.

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…

Do Ambient Weather Stations support CWOP or APRS?

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:…

Wind Speed reads low, Osprey Series.

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…

How do I prevent snow build up on my weather station?

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…

Why are Lithium Ultimate batteries recommended and not Alkaline or rechargeable batteries?

Lithium ultimate batteries like the following: https://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Ultimate-Lithium-Batteries-Each/dp/B00003IEME 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…

Rainfall spikes, or over reporting.

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…

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”.

WS-2000: How do I Update the WiFi Firmware, WS-2000?

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 To update the WiFi firmware on the WS-2000 console , launch awnet   from your mobile device. From the Device Info…