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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…

Console does not power up, Observer Series

If your screen does not power up, or the console is blank, press any of the keys on the display. If it does not display: The issue may be with the AC adapter. Measure the output voltage of the AC adapter, and it should be…

Weather Station Grounding.

Because lightning is so unpredictable, we cannot make important decisions about your individual installation. If you are installing the weather station on your roof or structure, consult a licensed electrician that specializes in lightning for advice. Because weather stations are not hardened against EMP damage…

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…

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…

Outdoor temperature is inaccurate or drifting, Observer Series.

Replace the batteries. We recommend the following batteries: https://help.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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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 well…

Solar Radiation Definition

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 about 5800…

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…