Weather Station Selection

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General

  1. On the main Weather Display window, click Control Panel.
  2. Under Station Settings, click Station Type & Settings.
  3. Click the tab that corresponds to your station type.

Depending on the weather station type you select, there might be further options to configure. When you have selected the appropriate model of station and click Close, you are returned to the main Weather Display window. The Weather Display title bar displays the weather station type you selected.


Initial setup for specific brands (if required)

Some brands of weather stations require additional configurations. See the list below for specifics.


Dallas 1-wire setup

Use the station selection window to check that it has correctly identified your buttons.

  1. On the main Weather Display window, click Control Panel.
  2. Under Station Settings, click Station Type & Settings.
  3. Click the Dallas/AAG 1 tab.

On the setup page, you can also see the additional temperature sensor and the humidity sensor/temperature readings (if you have one).

Dallas 1-wire station owners also need to set up the wind direction buttons. Click on View, Setup Dallas 1-Wire Wind Direction And Rain to do this. If you have an ini.txt file that was created by Weather 204 and the create list program provided by Dallas Semi, then you can import that file to set the wind direction and rain/wind ibuttons. Next check that the windspeed ibutton ROM ID has been correctly identified. If not, check what was reported under View, WS2000/WMR900H/Dallas 1-wire Data Information. You can change the ROM ID if it is wrong, and then click Save. If you have an extra temperature sensor, then the ROM ID for it should be displayed here as well.


Davis setup

You do not have to configure the COM port release times unless you want to let Davis Weather Link gain access to the weather station at some point to download data from the Davis Datalogger. Davis owners also need to select their rain gauge resolution type.

You also need to select the data logger baud rate. The full version is for when you have a rain gauge, humidity sensor, etc. In Weather Display, the wireless WMII is the same as the WMII Full Version.


ELV/Conrad/WS2000/WS7000, Lacrosse, or WMR900h

These are all the same type of weather station. These stations all require you to do additional initial setup.

  1. On the main Weather Display windows, click View.
  2. Under the Station Setup/Data Reports click WS2010-13/WS2500/ WMR900H /Dallas 1-wire Data Information. Next set the outdoor temperature sensor to use. Choose from the list once you have some sample data. Click on get data to get a sample to check that you have the correct sensor. Also set the logging interval to 5 minutes.

Click on Set Names to allocate names to the sensors to appear with the data in this window. You can also allocate a temperature/humidity sensor to use as your soil sensor, and have it displayed on the main Weather Display screen above the wind speed dial.


Ultimeter

Make sure your weather station console is in datalogging mode at all times. Check this after your restart Weather Display. If you have a U2000 that was manufactured before 2001, you might need to choose the No average speed in the data check box. You can also choose whether you have a humidity sensor or rain gauge.


WMR-918H

A WMR-918H is actually a WMR-968. Try selecting the WMR-968 station type.


WS3600

You don't need to use Heavy Weather.

  1. Exit Heavy Weather.
  2. On the main Weather Display window, click Control Panel.
  3. Under Station Settings, click Station Type & Settings.
  4. Click the ELV/La Crosse/2010-13/WS2310/Hyundai/WS2500/WS2700/WS3600 tab.
  5. Select La Crosse WS2310/WS2310/WS2315/ELV/Conrad WS2300/WS2310/WS2315/Hyundai WS05 etc.
  6. Click Close.
  7. On the Control Panel dialog box, under Station Settings, click COM Port.
  8. Select the COM port number, and then click OK.
  9. Open the settings file open3600.conf and make sure that the COM port number is set correctly.
  10. On the main Weather Display window, click Exit, and then click Save and Exit.
  11. Start Weather Display.

Each minute the program fetch3600.exe runs and produces a log file called out3600.txt. Make sure there is data in the file and that the time and date matches that of the console.

To get missing data when Weather Dispay starts, do the following:

  1. On the main Weather Display window, click Control Panel.
  2. Under Station Settings, click Data Logger.
  3. Click on Extract data at start up so that it displays ON.

Then the missing data will be logged to out23002.txt by the program histlog3600.txt.


Vaisala WXT510

Use the standard mode where the WXT-510 transmitts all data automatically in formatted ASCII to its COM port using the additional setup software/hardware tool sold by Vaisala.

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