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How do I Find my MAC Address?

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…

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…

ObserverIP Firmware Update

Note: The WS-0900-IP was discontinued and firmware updates are no longer supported. ONLY use 4.5.8 for a WS-0900-IP Download Latest Version: 4.6.1 History: Version 4.6.1: Added support for the PM2.5 Indoor Sensor Version 4.5.8: Default station changed to WS-1550-IP RF Configuration process optimized Server LED…

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. Falcon SeriesWS-8480 Observer SeriesWS-1201-IP Osprey SeriesWS-2902CWS-1900AWS-1550-IP Osprey SeriesWS-2000WS-5000 WS-7000 SeriesWS-7078WS-7079 WS-100 Series:WS-100 ColorView Series:WS-50 Each brand shares the same sensor array (Falcon, Osprey, Observer, ColorView), but have different console and…

REFRESH YOUR CACHE

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…

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 do I update the Firmware for the ObserverIP Module?

To view your current version of firmware, access you IP Module through the IP address. The firmware version is shown in the upper right hand corner of the display. The version shown in the figure below is 4.0.0. For instructions on updating the firmware, visit…

How do I update the Console Firmware, Observer Series ?

To check your current version of firmware, go to the Factory About| Display from your Display Console (press the tool icon on the display four times, or ): The firmware in this example is 2.3.1. The update procedure is as follows: 1. Download the latest…

Rain not reporting or under reporting, Observer Series

If the rain is under reporting, loss of reception may result in uncounted rain with older firmware. You can update to the latest firmware here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amwewswsdo.html For WS-1000, WS-1001, WS-1002, WS-1200, WS-1201 owners: Your display may be showing rain rate (in/hr) and it has not…

How do I test the accuracy of my rain gauge?

To determine the accuracy of a digital rain gauge, you need to know the surface area of the funnel. If the rain gauge has a rectangular inlet: Area = length x width If the rain gauge is circular: Area = ( π x d2 ) /…

Testing the accuracy of a hygrometer - saturated salt test

The saturated salt solution test is an easy method for testing the accuracy of your humidity sensor. Most electronic sensors are accurate from +/- 3 to 5% humidity, and some weather stations or weather centers can be calibrated from the display console by applying 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…

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

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…

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…

Wind Speed or Wind Gust Appears to Read Low.

This is a very common complaint with weather station owners, regardless of model numbers or manufacturers (from the low cost $100 weather station to $1000+ weather stations). Many of the units returned to us meet their accuracy requirements based on a constant speed fan test….

Perform a Network Reset

To Perform a Network Reset: Please follow the steps below to perform a Network Reset: Unplug power to modem, router and weather console (unplug AC adapter and/or remove batteries). Plug power back into the cable Modem and let it sync back up with the network….

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:…

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…

Can I Add Additional Sensors to the ObserverIP Module?

Yes, for ObserverIP models: WS-0800-IP, WS-0900-IP, WS-1200-IP, WS-1201-IP, WS-1400-IP, WS-1401-IP, WS-1600-IP you can add up to 8 additional thermo-hygrometer sensors (WH31B): https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh31b.html You must make sure you are running Firmware Version 4.4.5 or greater: How do I update the Firmware for the ObserverIP Module?  

Sensor array not communicating to the display console or Intermittent, Observer Series.

If the sensor array is not communicating to the console, or loses communication on cloudy days or night: Replace the batteries. We recommend Lithium Energizer Ultimate Batteries. Please read the following: https://help.ambientweather.net/help/my-rechargeable-batteries-no-longer-work-which-batteries-are-recommended-for-my-weather-station/ The LED on the bottom of the sensor array (next to the sensor…

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…