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What is the difference between absolute and relative pressure?

Absolute pressure is the measured atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure is not corrected to sea-level conditions. To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct pressure to sea-level conditions (referred to as relative pressure, or pressure relative to sea-level). Because the air pressure decreases as…

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…

Factory Reset, WS-1171 Series

To perform a factory reset: Remove one battery from the battery compartment. Wait 10 seconds for the console to go completely blank. Press and hold the [SET] and [MIN/MAX] buttons at the same time and reinsert the battery. Continue to hold. The backlight will flash 12 times. When the…

How do I Manually Set the Date and Time, WS-117x Series?

The WS-117x series automatically sets the date and time from the radio controlled clock signal. However, you must set the Time Zone (TZ) and Daylight Savings Time (DST). However, you can manually set the Date and Time. To set the date and time, you must…

How do I replace the Sensor (WH2B, WH2C, WH2F) for the WS-1171 Series Weather Station?

The WS-1171, WS-1171A, WS-1172, WS-1173, and WS-1173A were discontinued.The sensor WH2F is no longer available. The WH2B / WH2C is available here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh3.html We recommend one of the following models as a replacement: WS-11: https://www.amazon.com/Ambient-Weather-WS-11-Temperature-Barometer/dp/B00LY9E3Z4 WS-110: https://www.amazon.com/Ambient-Weather-WS-110-Temperature-Backlighting/dp/B00NESZL22 WS-2801A: https://www.amazon.com/Ambient-Weather-WS-2800-Temperature-Barometer/dp/B01FID5TIG

Temperature Reads too low at night.

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. Place the sensor inside next to…

Sensor does not communicate with console, WS-1171, WS-1171A.

If you ordered a new sensor, make sure that the sensor is model WH2B or WH2C and not WH2F:https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh3.html The WH2F includes radio controlled time reception (for the atomic clock), and passes this to the console, whereas the WS-1171 and WS-1171A have the radio controlled…

How do I Change the Temperature Units of Measure, WS-117x Series

To change the temperature Units of measure between degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit, enter the SET mode. To enter the SET mode, press and hold the SET button for 3 seconds. See the table below. Press the SET button (do not hold) until the temperature…

Indoor Temperature and Humidity shows Dashes, does not update.

If the indoor sensors show dashes all of the time (–.- or –), we recommend replacing with fresh batteries and performing a factory reset: Factory Reset, WS-1171 Series If the problem persists: The item must be replaced.  We have a one year warranty. Please visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/rma.html…

Outdoor Temperature is out of Specification, WS-117x Series.

If the temperature sensor is reading out of specification (+/- 2 degF), the sensor will need replacing. To replace under warranty, please visit: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html For out of warranty replacement sensor: WS-1171, WS-1171A, WS-1172, WS-1173, WS-1173A: https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh3.html WS-1171B: https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh2f.html

The Model WS-1171B, WS-1172 and WS-1173 was discontinued. What do you Suggest as a Replacement?

The Models WS-1171B, WS-1172,  and WS-1173 were discontinued. Replacement sensors are no longer available. We recommend the following similar replacements: WS-2801A (requires an AC adapter): https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2800.html WS-11 (optional AC adapter): https://www.ambientweather.com/amws11.html WS-110 (optional AC adapter): https://www.ambientweather.com/amws110.html    

Is it OK to Place the Sensor directly in the Rain?

The sensor is water resistant but not water proof. It cannot be submersed into water but can be placed in the rain. However, it is best to avoid direct rain. It will not last as long, and will give you incorrect humidity readings as well….

Sensor is showing Dashes on Display

If the sensor is showing dashes for temperature and humidity on its own display, the sensor no longer works and beyond repair. Here are some suggested replacements:

Humidity reads 1% all of the time, WS-1171, WS-1172, WS-1173 Series.

If the humidity reads 1% all of the time, replace the batteries. If the problem persists, the sensor needs replacing. We have a one year warranty: www.AmbientWeather.com/rma.html If out of warranty, the sensor can be replaced here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh3.html