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Ambient Weather WS-1070 Wireless Home Weather Station
User Manual
Table of Contents
1.
2.
3.
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 2
Warnings and Cautions ..................................................................................................................................... 2
Getting Started .................................................................................................................................................. 2
3.1
Parts List .................................................................................................................................................. 3
3.2
Recommend Tools ................................................................................................................................... 3
3.3
Sensor Assembly Set Up .......................................................................................................................... 4
3.4
Display Console ....................................................................................................................................... 7
3.4.1 Display Console Layout ...................................................................................................................... 7
3.4.1 Initial Display Console Set Up ............................................................................................................ 9
3.4.2 Radio Controlled Clock (RCC) ........................................................................................................... 9
3.4.3 Sensor Operation Verification.............................................................................................................. 9
4. Weather Station Installation ............................................................................................................................ 10
4.1
Pre Installation Checkout ....................................................................................................................... 10
4.2
Site Survey ............................................................................................................................................. 10
4.3
Final Installation of Sensor Array .......................................................................................................... 10
5. Console Operation .......................................................................................................................................... 10
5.1
Set Mode ................................................................................................................................................ 10
5.1.1 Set Time ..............................................................................................................................................11
5.1.2 Set Date ............................................................................................................................................. 12
5.1.3 Set Indoor Temperature and Outdoor Temperature Units .................................................................. 12
5.1.4 Set Barometric Pressure..................................................................................................................... 12
5.1.5 Set Wind Units ....................................................................................................................................... 13
5.1.5 Set Rain Units .................................................................................................................................... 13
5.2
Quick Set Mode ..................................................................................................................................... 13
5.2.1 Outdoor Temperature, Wind chill and Dew Point Display ................................................................ 13
5.2.2 Relative and Absolute Pressure Display ............................................................................................ 13
5.2.3 Average Wind Speed and Wind Gust ................................................................................................. 13
5.2.4 Rain Display and Reset...................................................................................................................... 13
5.3
History Mode ......................................................................................................................................... 13
5.4
Alarm Mode ........................................................................................................................................... 14
5.4.1 High Alarm Mode .............................................................................................................................. 14
5.4.2 Low Alarm Mode............................................................................................................................... 16
5.4.3 Cancelling an Alarm .......................................................................................................................... 16
5.4.4 Outdoor Temperature/ Wind Chill / Dew Point Alarm ...................................................................... 16
5.5
Min/Max Mode ...................................................................................................................................... 17
5.5.1 Maximum Mode ................................................................................................................................ 17
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5.5.2 Minimum Mode ................................................................................................................................. 18
5.6
Other Console Features .......................................................................................................................... 19
5.6.1 Weather Forecasting .......................................................................................................................... 19
5.6.2 Weather Icons .................................................................................................................................... 19
5.6.3 Weather tendency indicator ............................................................................................................... 19
5.6.4 Storm threshold indicator .................................................................................................................. 20
5.6.5 Pressure threshold setting .................................................................................................................. 20
5.6.6 Pressure Graph................................................................................................................................... 20
6. Glossary of Terms ........................................................................................................................................... 20
7. Specifications ................................................................................................................................................. 21
7.1
Wireless Specifications .......................................................................................................................... 21
7.2
Measurement Specifications .................................................................................................................. 21
7.3
Power Consumption............................................................................................................................... 21
7.4
Cable Lengths ........................................................................................................................................ 21
8. Troubleshooting Guide ................................................................................................................................... 22
9. Accessories ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
10.
Liability Disclaimer ................................................................................................................................... 24
11.
FCC Statement ........................................................................................................................................... 24
12.
Warranty Information ................................................................................................................................. 25
1. Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the Ambient Weather WS-1070 wireless weather station. The following user
guide provides step by step instructions for installation, operation and troubleshooting. To download the latest
manual and additional troubleshooting tips, please visit:
http://ambientweather.wikispaces.com/ws1050
2. Warnings and Cautions
Warning: Any metal object may attract a lightning strike, including your weather station mounting pole.
Never install the weather station in a storm.
Warning: Installing your weather station in a high location may result in injury or death. Perform as much
of the initial check out and operation on the ground and inside a building or home. Only install the weather
station on a clear, dry day.
3. Getting Started
The WS-1070 weather station consists of a display console (receiver), a thermo-hygrometer transmitter unit, a
wind speed sensor, a rain gauge, and mounting hardware.
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3.1 Parts List
QTY
Item
1
Display Console
Frame Dimensions (LxWxH): 6.5” x 6” x 1.25”
LCD Dimensions (LxW): 5” x 2.75”
1
Thermo-hygrometer transmitter (measures temperature and humidity)
1
Thermo-hygrometer transmitter mounting bracket
1
Thermo-hygrometer transmitter radiation shield
1
Wind speed sensor
1
Rain gauge
1
Rain gauge mounting bracket
1
1” nut and bolt (long)
1
13/16” nut and bolt (short)
1
½” set screw (long)
1
3/8”set screw (short) (Optional)
1
Upper pole (L: 12”)
1
Lower pole (L: 12”)
4
Zip ties
2
Hose clamps (2 ¾” diameter)
3.2 Recommend Tools





Precision screwdriver (for small Phillips screws)
Pliers
Phillips screwdriver
Flat blade screwdriver
Tack (small) hammer or rubber mallet
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3.3 Sensor Assembly Set Up
Connect the wind cup assembly to the top end of the top mounting pole. Align the holes, and fasten with
long bolt and nut. Tighten with precision screwdriver while securing the nut with pliers, as shown in
Front
Back
1. Figure 1 (front and back view). Attach the small set screw (optional). The set screw will not set flush
with the pole. Do not over tighten.
Front
Back
Figure 1
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2. Connect the rain gauge with long set screw. Tighten with precision screwdriver, as shown in Figure 2.
Note: There may be a slight “play” in the rain gauge and the screw may not be flush. Do not force
the screw.
Note: There are two mounting holes on the side of the rain gauge in the event you wish to mount the
rain gauge in a different location than the mounting arm.
Figure 2
3. Connect the thermo-hygrometer with short bolt and nut. Tighten with precision screwdriver, as shown in
Figure 3. Slide the radiation shield over the thermo-hygrometer after connecting the cables from the
wind speed sensor and rain gauge (Step 7). Attach to the thermo-hygrometer mounting arm to the
upper mounting pole.
Figure 3
4. Connect the wind speed cable to the thermo-hygrometer jack (reference the label on the
thermo-hygrometer). Connect the rain gauge cable to the thermo-hygrometer jack (reference the label on
the thermo-hygrometer).
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5. Insert two AA batteries in the thermo-hygrometer. The transmitter LED will light up momentarily (4
seconds), and then flash once every 48 seconds for each transmission update.
Note: Do not install the batteries backwards. You can permanently damage the thermo-hygrometer.
Do not use rechargeable batteries.
Note: We recommend installing Lithium AA batteries:
http://www.ambientweather.com/enaaliba4pa.html
Lithium batteries provide longer life and operate in colder temperatures.
Figure 4
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6. Fasten the lower mounting pole (which is swaged on the top end) to your mounting pole or bracket
(purchased separately) with the hose clamps. Tighten the lower mounting pole to your mounting pole
with the hose clamps with a flat head screw driver, as shown in Figure 5. Slide the top weather station
pole (with the sensor array) into the lower pole (connected to your mounting pole) when your station is
finally mounted.
Figure 5
7. Install the solar shield over the thermo-hygrometer/transmitter, and use the enclosed zip ties to clean up
the cables.
3.4 Display Console
3.4.1 Display Console Layout
Note: The presence of the "Alarm-On icon" in the section means that the particular alarm has been enabled.
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Figure 6
1. Time
15. General outdoor alarm icon
2. Alarm on indicator
16. Weather forecast icon
3. Day of week/ time zone
17. Weather tendency indicator
4. Date
18. Pressure unit (relative or absolute)
5. Indoor temperature display
19. Pressure with 24 hour history graph
6. Indoor humidity display
20. Pressure low alarm and high alarm
7. Indoor temperature and humidity low alarm and high
21. Pressure display unit (inHg or hPa)
alarm
22. Pressure alarm on indicator
8. Temperature display unit
23. Wind speed display unit (m/s, km/h, knots, chill mph,
9. General indoor alarm icon
bft)
10. MIN/MAX information
24. Wind speed high alarm
11. Wind chill and dew point temperature display
25. Wind alarm on indicator
12. Outdoor temperature and humidity display
26. Rainfall display unit (mm/in)
13. Outdoor temperature and humidity low alarm and high
27. Rainfall 1h, 24h,week, month or total hour display
alarm
28. Rainfall alarm on indicator
14. Temperature display unit
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3.4.1 Initial Display Console Set Up
Note: The sensor array must be powered and updating before powering up the console, or the
console will give up searching for the sensors. Perform this step last.
Make certain the weather station sensor array is at least 10’ away from the console and within 300’ of
the console. If the weather station is too close or two far away, it will not receive a proper signal.
Insert three AA batteries into the battery compartment on the back of the display. After inserting the
batteries into the console, all of the LCD segments will light up for a few seconds to verify all
segments are operating properly.
The unit will instantly display indoor temperature, humidity, barometer, tendency, date and time.
The wind speed, rain, and outdoor temperature and humidity will update on the display within a few
minutes. Do not touch the LCD until the outside transmitter report in, otherwise the outdoor sensor
search mode will be terminated. When the outdoor transmitter data has been received, the console will
automatically switch to the normal mode from which all further settings can be performed.
If it does not update, please reference the troubleshooting guide in Section 8.
3.4.2 Radio Controlled Clock (RCC)
After the remote sensor is powered up, the sensor will transmit weather data for 30 seconds, and then
the sensor will begin radio controlled clock (RCC) reception. During the RCC time reception period
(maximum 10 minutes), no weather data will be transmitted to avoid interference.
If the signal reception is not successful within 1 minute, the signal search will be cancelled and will
automatically resume every two hours until the signal is successfully captured. The regular RF link
will resume once RCC reception routine is finished. In some locations, RCC reception may take a
couple of days to receive the signal.
3.4.3 Sensor Operation Verification
The following steps verify proper operation of the sensors prior to installing the sensor array.
1. Verify proper operation of the rain gauge. Tip the sensor array back and forth several times.
You should hear a “clicking” sound within the rain gauge. Verify the rain reading on the
display console is not reading 0.00. Each “click” represents 0.01 inches of rainfall.
2. Verify proper operating of the wind speed. Rotate the wind cups manually or with a fan.
Verify the wind speed is not reading 0.0.
3. Verify proper operation of the indoor and outdoor temperature. Verify the indoor and
outdoor temperature match closely with the console and sensor array in the same location
(about 10’ apart). The sensors should be within 4°F (2°C) (the accuracy is ± 2°F / 1°C).
Allow about 30 minutes for both sensors to stabilize.
4. Verify proper operation of the indoor and outdoor humidity. Verify the indoor and
outdoor humidity match closely with the console and sensor array in the same location (about
10’ apart). The sensors should be within 8% (the accuracy is ± 4%). Allow about 30 minutes
for both sensors to stabilize.
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4. Weather Station Installation
4.1 Pre Installation Checkout
Before installing your weather station in the permanent location, we recommend operating the weather
station for one week in a temporary location with easy access. This will allow you to check out all of
the functions, insure proper operation, and familiarize you with the weather station and calibration
procedures. This will also allow you to test the wireless range of the weather station.
4.2 Site Survey
Perform a site survey before installing the weather station. Consider the following:
1. You must clean the rain gauge once per year and change the batteries every two years.
Provide easy access to the weather station.
2. Avoid radiant heat transfer from buildings and structures. In general, install the sensor array at
least 5’ from any building, structure, ground, or roof top.
3. Avoid wind and rain obstructions. The rule of thumb is to install the sensor array at least four
times the distance of the height of the tallest obstruction. For example, if the building is 20’
tall, install 4 x 20’ = 80’ away. Use common sense. If the weather station is installed next to a
tall building, the wind and rain will not be accurate.
4. Wireless Range. The radio communication between receiver and transmitter in an open field
can reach a distance of up to 330 feet, providing there are no interfering obstacles such as
buildings, trees, vehicles, high voltage lines. Wireless signals will not penetrate metal
buildings.
5. Radio interference such as PCs, radios or TV sets can, in the worst case, entirely cut off radio
communication. Please take this into consideration when choosing console or mounting
locations.
6. Visit Ambient Weather Mounting Solutions for assistance and ideas for mounting your
weather station:
http://www.ambientweather.com/amwemoso.html
4.3 Final Installation of Sensor Array
Mount the weather station in the permanent location. Confirm the weather station data is still updating
on the display console.
5. Console Operation
Note: The display console has five keys for basic operation: SET key, + key, HISTORY key,
ALARM key and MIN/MAX key.
5.1 Set Mode
While in the normal mode, press the SET key for 3 seconds to enter the Set Mode. The Set mode can
be exited at any time by either pressing the HISTORY key or waiting for the 10-second time-out to
take effect. You can skip over any setting by pressing the SET key again.
Holding the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) when in the Set mode will change values
rapidly.
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5.1.1 Set Time
1. Time Zone. The time zone value will begin flashing.
Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) to adjust the time zone from -12 to 12,
based on the number of hours from Coordinated Universal Time, or Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT).
The following table provides times zones throughout the world. Locations in the eastern
hemisphere are positive, and locations in the western hemisphere are negative.
Hours from
GMT
-12
-11
-10
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Time Zone
IDLW: International Date Line West
NT: Nome
AHST: Alaska-Hawaii Standard
CAT: Central Alaska
HST: Hawaii Standard
YST: Yukon Standard
PST: Pacific Standard
MST: Mountain Standard
CST: Central Standard
EST: Eastern Standard
AST: Atlantic Standard
--AT: Azores
WAT: West Africa
GMT: Greenwich Mean
WET: Western European
CET: Central European
EET: Eastern European
BT: Baghdad
--------CCT: China Coast
JST: Japan Standard
GST: Guam Standard
--IDLE: International Date Line East
NZST: New Zealand Standard
Cities
--Nome, AK
Honolulu, HI
Yukon Territory
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Denver, CO, USA
Chicago, IL, USA
New York, NY, USA
Caracas
São Paulo, Brazil
Azores, Cape Verde Islands
--London, England
Paris, France
Athens, Greece
Moscow, Russia
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tashkent
Astana
Bangkok
Bejing
Tokyo
Sydney
Magadan
Wellington, New Zealand
2. 12/24 Hour Format. Press the SET key to change the 12/24 hour format. Press the + key to
alternate the display unit between 12 hour format and 24 hour format.
3. Change Hour. Press the SET key to set the hour. Press the + key or MIN/MAX key to
change the hour setting. Manually setting the time overrides the automatic RCC time.
4. Change Minute. Press the SET key to set the minute. Press the + key or MIN/MAX key to
change the minute setting. Manually setting the time overrides the automatic RCC time.
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5.1.2 Set Date
1. Change Year. Press the SET key to set the year. The year will begin flashing. Press the + key
or MIN/MAX key to change the year setting.
2. Change Month. Press the SET key to set the month. The month will begin flashing. Press
the + key or MIN/MAX key to change the month setting.
3. Change Day. Press the SET key to set the day. The day will begin flashing. Press the + key
or MIN/MAX key to change the day setting.
5.1.3 Set Indoor Temperature and Outdoor Temperature Units
Change Indoor Temperature Units. Press the SET key to set the indoor and outdoor temperature
units. The indoor and outdoor temperature will begin flashing. Press the + .to alternate the display unit
between °C and °F.
5.1.4 Set Barometric Pressure
Note: The weather station console displays two different pressures: absolute (measured) and
relative (corrected to sea-level).
To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct pressure to
sea-level conditions. Because the air pressure decreases as you rise in altitude, the sea-level corrected
pressure (the pressure if you were located at sea-level) is generally higher than your measured
pressure.
Thus, your absolute pressure may read 28.62 inHg (969 mb) at an altitude of 1000 feet (305 m), but
the relative pressure is 30.00 inHg (1016 mb).
The standard sea-level pressure is 29.92 in Hg (1013 mb). This is the average sea-level pressure
around the world. Relative pressure measurements greater than 29.92 inHg (1013 mb) are
considered high pressure and relative pressure measurements less than 29.92 inHg are considered low
pressure.
To determine the relative pressure for your location, locate an official reporting station near you (the
internet is best source for real time barometer conditions, such as Weather.com or Wunderground.com),
and set your weather station to match the official reporting station.
1. Pressure Units. Press the SET key to set the pressure units. The pressure units will begin
flashing. Press the + key to alternate between in Hg and hPa.
2. Relative vs. Absolute Pressure Display. Press the + key to alternate the display between
relative (rel) pressure and absolute (abs) pressure.
3. Relative Pressure Calibration. Press the SET key to set the relative pressure. The relative
pressure will flash. Press the + key or MIN/MAX key to change the relative pressure.
4. Pressure Threshold. Press the SET key to change the pressure threshold. The pressure
threshold will be flashing. Press the + key to adjust the pressure threshold from 2.0 to 4.0
hPa/hr (the default is 2 hPa/hr).
5. Storm Threshold. Press the SET key to change the storm threshold. The storm threshold will
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be flashing. Press the + key to adjust the pressure threshold from 3.0 to 9.0 hPa/hr (the default
is 4 hPa/hr).
5.1.5 Set Wind Units
Wind Units. Press the SET key to set the wind units. The wind will begin flashing. Press the + key to
alternate the display unit between km/h, mph, m/s, knots, and bft (or Beaufort scale).
5.1.5
Set Rain Units
Rain Units. Press the SET key to set the rain units. The rain will begin flashing. Press the + key to
alternate the display unit between in and mm.
5.2 Quick Set Mode
While in the Normal mode, press the SET key to enter the Quick Set Mode. The Quick Set mode can
be exited at any time by either pressing the HISTORY key or waiting for the 10-second time-out to
take effect. You can skip over any setting by pressing the SET key again.
Holding the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) when in the Set mode will change values
rapidly.
5.2.1 Outdoor Temperature, Wind chill and Dew Point Display
Outdoor Temperature, Wind Chill and Dew Point Display. The outdoor temperature will begin
flashing. Press the + key to alternate the display between the outdoor temperature, wind chill and dew
point.
5.2.2 Relative and Absolute Pressure Display
Relative and Absolute Pressure Display. Press the SET key to change the pressure display. The
pressure will begin flashing. Press the + key to alternate the display between absolute and relative
pressure.
5.2.3 Average Wind Speed and Wind Gust
Average Wind Speed and Gust. Press the SET key to change the wind speed display. The wind
speed will begin flashing. Press the + key to alternate the display between the 48 second Wind
Average Speed and Gust Speed (or the maximum wind speed in the update period, which is 48
seconds).
5.2.4 Rain Display and Reset
1. Rain Increment Display. Press the SET key to change the rain increment display. The rain
will begin flashing. Press the + key to alternate the display between the 1 hour rain, 24 hour
rain, weekly monthly rain, and total rain (since reset).
2. Total Rain Reset. With the total rain flashing in the previous step, press and hold the SET
key for three seconds, and the total rain will reset to zero.
5.3 History Mode
While in the Normal mode, press the HISTORY key to enter the History mode.
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Select the + key to review historical data archived in the console in increments of two hours (-24, -22,
-20, -18, -16, -14, -10, -8, -6, -4 and -2 hours).
5.4 Alarm Mode
Note: After initially pressing the ALARM key, the display will show the current high and low
alarm values. The alarm value will be displayed only for those already activated, otherwise, inactive
alarms will show dashes (--).
The Alarm mode can be exited at any time by either pressing the ALARM key or waiting for the
10-second time-out to take effect.
5.4.1 High Alarm Mode
While in the Normal mode, press the ALARM key to enter the High Alarm mode. The HIAL icon
will be displayed in the TIME section.
1. Time of Day Alarm. Press the SET key to set the hour of day alarm. The hour will begin
flashing. Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the hour value.
Press the SET key again to set the minute value. The minute will begin flashing. Press the
+ key or MIN/MAX key to increase or decrease the minute value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on).
2. Indoor Humidity High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the indoor humidity high alarm.
The indoor humidity will begin flashing. Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key
(decrease) to change the indoor humidity alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
3. Indoor Temperature High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the indoor temperature high
alarm. The indoor temperature will begin flashing. Press the + key (increase) or
MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the indoor temperature alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
4. Outdoor Humidity High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the outdoor humidity high alarm.
The outdoor humidity will begin flashing. Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key
(decrease) to change the outdoor humidity alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
5. Outdoor Temperature High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the outdoor temperature high
alarm. The TEMP icon will be displayed and the outdoor temperature will begin flashing.
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Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the outdoor temperature
alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
6. Wind Chill High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the wind chill high alarm. The WIND
CHILL icon will be displayed and the outdoor temperature (wind chill) will begin flashing.
Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the wind chill alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
7. Dew Point High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the dew point high alarm. The DEW
POINT icon will be displayed and the outdoor temperature (dew point) will begin flashing.
Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the dew point alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
8. Barometric Pressure High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the barometric pressure high
alarm. The barometric pressure will begin flashing. Press the + key (increase) or
MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the barometric pressure alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
9. Wind Speed High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the wind speed high alarm. The wind
speed will begin flashing. Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) to
change the wind speed alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
10. Wind Gust High Alarm. Press the SET key to set the wind gust high alarm. The GUST icon
will be displayed and the wind speed will begin flashing. Press the + key (increase) or
MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the wind gust alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
11. 1 Hour Rain Alarm. Press the SET key to set the 1 hour rain alarm. The rain will begin
flashing. Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the 1 hour rain
alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
12. 24 Hour Rain Alarm. Press the SET key to set the 24 hour rain alarm. The rain will begin
flashing. Press the + key (increase) or MIN/MAX key (decrease) to change the 24 hour
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rain alarm value.
Press the ALARM key to turn the alarm on or off (if the alarm is enabled, the alarm icon
will be turned on and the HI AL icon will be displayed).
5.4.2 Low Alarm Mode
While in the Normal mode, press the ALARM key twice to enter the Low Alarm mode. The LOAL
icon will be displayed in the TIME section.
1. Time of Day Alarm. Reference Section 5.4.1.
2. Indoor Humidity Low Alarm. Reference Section 5.4.1. The low alarm is similar to the high
alarm setting.
3. Indoor Temperature Low Alarm. Reference Section 5.4.1. The low alarm is similar to the
high alarm setting.
4. Outdoor Humidity Low Alarm. Reference Section 5.4.1. The low alarm is similar to the
high alarm setting.
5. Outdoor Temperature Low Alarm. Reference Section 5.4.1. The low alarm is similar to the
high alarm setting.
6. Wind Chill Low Alarm. Reference Section 5.4.1. The low alarm is similar to the high alarm
setting.
7. Dew Point Low Alarm. Reference Section 5.4.1. The low alarm is similar to the high alarm
setting.
8. Barometric Pressure Low Alarm. Reference Section 5.4.1. The low alarm is similar to the
high alarm setting.
5.4.3 Cancelling an Alarm
When a weather alarm condition has been triggered, the alarm will sound for 120 second and flash
until the weather condition is no longer valid. Press any key to silence the alarm.
The alarm will reactivate automatically once the value has exceeded the alarm limit again. To avoid
repeated alarms, you should disable the alarm function or set it to a new value.
5.4.4 Outdoor Temperature/ Wind Chill / Dew Point Alarm
When an alarm has been triggered, it will flash on the LCD display and the general outdoor alarm icon
and high/low alarm icon will flash accordingly.
For example, when the dew point high alarm is triggered, the DEW POINT icon will flash along with
general outdoor alarm icon and high alarm icon flashing
, as shown in Figure 7.
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Figure 7
5.5 Min/Max Mode
While in the Normal mode, press the MIN/MAX key to enter the Maximum mode. The maximum
values will begin flashing.
Press the MIN/MAX key again to enter the Minimum mode. The minimum values will begin flashing.
The Min/Max mode can be exited at any time by either pressing the HISTORY key or waiting for the
10-second time-out to take effect. You can skip over any setting by pressing the + key again.
5.5.1 Maximum Mode
1. Maximum Indoor Humidity. Press the + key to display the maximum indoor humidity
with the associated time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum indoor humidity to the current value, date and time.
2. Maximum Indoor Temperature. Press the + key to display the maximum indoor
temperature with the associated time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum indoor temperature to the current value, date and
time.
3. Maximum Outdoor Humidity. Press the + key to display the maximum outdoor humidity
with the associated time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum outdoor humidity to the current value, date and time.
4. Maximum Outdoor Temperature.
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Press the + key to display the maximum outdoor
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temperature with the associated time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum outdoor temperature to the current value, date and
time.
5. Maximum Wind Chill. Press the + key to display the maximum wind chill with the
associated time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum wind chill to the current value, date and time.
6. Maximum Dew Point. Press the + key to display the maximum dew point with the
associated time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum dew point to the current value, date and time.
7. Maximum Pressure. Press the + key to display the maximum pressure with the associated
time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum pressure to the current value, date and time.
8. Maximum Wind Speed. Press the + key to display the maximum wind speed with the
associated time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum wind speed to the current value, date and time.
9. Maximum Wind Gust. Press the + key to display the maximum wind gust with the
associated time and date stamp.
Press the SET key to reset the maximum wind gust to the current value, date and time.
5.5.2 Minimum Mode
1. Minimum Indoor Humidity.
the maximum setting.
Reference Section 5.5.1. The minimum setting is similar to
2. Minimum Indoor Temperature.
similar to the maximum setting.
3. Minimum Outdoor Humidity.
to the maximum setting.
Reference Section 5.5.1.
4. Minimum Outdoor Temperature.
similar to the maximum setting.
5. Minimum Wind Chill.
maximum setting.
Reference Section 5.5.1.
The minimum setting is
The minimum setting is similar
Reference Section 5.5.1.
The minimum setting is
Reference Section 5.5.1. The minimum setting is similar to the
6. Minimum Dew Point. Reference Section 5.5.1. The minimum setting is similar to the
maximum setting.
7. Minimum Pressure.
maximum setting.
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Reference Section 5.5.1.
The minimum setting is similar to the
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5.6 Other Console Features
The following section describes additional console features.
5.6.1 Weather Forecasting
Note: The weather forecast or pressure tendency is based on the rate of change of barometric
pressure. In general, when the pressure increases, the weather improves (sunny to partly cloudy) and
when the pressure decreases, the weather degrades (cloudy to rain).
The weather forecast is an estimation or generalization of weather changes in the next 24 to 48 hours,
and varies from location to location. The tendency is simply a tool for projecting weather conditions
and is never to be relied upon as an accurate method to predict the weather.
5.6.2 Weather Icons
Sunny
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy
Rainy
The four weather icons are Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy and Rainy. There are also two weather
tendency indicators to show the air pressure tendency between the weather icons.
5.6.3 Weather tendency indicator
The weather tendency arrow is located between the weather icons to show the air pressure tendency
and provide a forecast based on increasing or decreasing air pressure.
The arrow pointing to the right indicates that the air pressure is increasing and the weather is expected
to improve. The arrow pointing the left indicates that the air pressure is decreasing and the weather is
expected to deteriorate.
The weather tendency is based on the pressure change since last six hours. If the weather is changing,
the weather tendency indicator (animated arrows) will flash for three hours, indicating the weather is
expected to change. If the weather conditions become stable and no new weather change conditions
are met, then the arrows will be fixed.
Example 1: Pressure is decreasing, weather is deteriorating.
Example 2: Pressure is increasing, weather is improving.
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5.6.4 Storm threshold indicator
The storm threshold (the negative rate of pressure change signifying a storm is expected) can be
adjusted by the user from level 3 to level 9 (the default level 4).
When negative rate of change of pressure is exceeded for 3 hours, the storm warning indicator will be
activated, and the clouds with rain icon and tendency arrows will flash for 3 hours indicating the storm
warning feature has been activated.
5.6.5 Pressure threshold setting
The pressure threshold (the negative or positive rate of change of pressure signifying a change in the
weather) can be adjusted by the user from level 2 to level 4 (default level 2).
The lower the level pressure threshold setting, the higher sensitivity for weather forecast changes.
Locations that experience frequent changes in air pressure require a higher setting compared to
locations where the air pressure is typically stagnant.
5.6.6 Pressure Graph
Note: The weather station bar graph flashes from left to right to prevent screen burn in. This
feature cannot be turned off.
The pressure graph displays the barometric pressure for the last 24 hours. Each bar represents three
hours.
6. Glossary of Terms
Term
Absolute Barometric
Pressure
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Definition
Relative barometric pressure, corrected to sea-level. To compare
pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct
pressure to sea-level conditions. Because the air pressure decreases as
you rise in altitude, the sea-level corrected pressure (the pressure your
location would be at if located at sea-level) is generally higher than your
measured pressure.
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Term
Accuracy
Hecto Pascals (hPa)
Hygrometer
Inches of Mercury (inHg)
Range
Relative Barometric
Pressure
Resolution
Definition
Accuracy is defined as the ability of a measurement to match the actual
value of the quantity being measured.
Pressure units in SI (international system) units of measurement. Same
as millibars (1 hPa = 1 mbar)
A hygrometer is a device that measures relative humidity. Relative
humidity is a term used to describe the amount or percentage of water
vapor that exists in air.
Pressure in Imperial units of measure.
1 inch of mercury = 33.86 millibars
Range is defined as the amount or extent a value can be measured.
Measured barometric pressure relative to your location or ambient
conditions.
Resolution is defined as the number of significant digits (decimal
places) to which a value is being reliably measured.
7. Specifications
7.1 Wireless Specifications


Line of sight wireless transmission (in open air): 300 feet
Update Rate: 48 seconds
7.2 Measurement Specifications
The following table provides the specifications for the measured parameters.
Measurement
Indoor Temperature
Outdoor Temperature
Indoor Humidity
Outdoor Humidity
Barometric Pressure
Range
32 to 140 °F
-40 to 149 °F
10 to 99 %
10 to 99%
8.85 to 32.50 inHg
Rain
Wind Speed
0 to 394 in.
0 to 112 mph
Accuracy
± 2 °F
± 2 °F
± 4%
± 4%
± 0.08 inHg (within
range of 27.13 to 32.50
inHg)
± 10%
± 2.2 mph or 10%
(whichever is greater)
Resolution
0.1 °F
0.1 °F
1%
1%
0.01 inHg
0.01 in
0.1 mph
7.3 Power Consumption



Base station : 3XAA 1.5V LR6 Alkaline batteries
Remote sensor : 2xAA 1.5V LR6 Alkaline batteries
Battery life: Minimum 12 months for base station
Minimum 24 months for thermo-hygro sensor (use lithium batteries in cold weather climates)
7.4 Cable Lengths


Anemometer to Thermo-Hygrometer-Transmitter: 8.5 feet
Rain Gauge to Thermo-Hygrometer-Transmitter: 8.5 feet
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8. Troubleshooting Guide
If your question is not answered here, you can contact us as follows:
1. Email Support: support@ambientweather.com
2. Live Chat Support: www.ambientweather.com/chat.html (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)
3. Technical Support: 480-283-1644 (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)
Problem
Wireless remote (thermo-hygrometer) not
reporting in to console.
Solution
The maximum line of sight communication range is
300’. Move the sensor assembly closer to the display
console.
There are dashes on the display console.
If the sensor assembly is too close (less than 10’), move
the sensor assembly away from the display console.
Cycle power on the console. The console may have
exited the search mode.
Install a fresh set of batteries in the remote
thermo-hygrometer. For cold weather environments,
install lithium batteries.
Make sure the remote sensors are not transmitting
through solid metal (acts as an RF shield), or earth
barrier (down a hill).
Move the display console around electrical noise
generating devices, such as computers, TVs and other
wireless transmitters or receivers.
Move the remote sensor to a higher location.
Temperature sensor reads too high in the
day time.
Indoor and Outdoor Temperature do not
agree
Indoor and Outdoor Humidity do not
agree
Absolute pressure does not agree with
official reporting station
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Radio Frequency (RF) Sensors cannot transmit through
metal barriers (example, aluminum siding) or multiple,
thick walls.
In hot weather climates, the rain guard and solar shield
may not be effective enough. Consider the following
radiation shield:
http://www.ambientweather.com/amwesrpatean.html
Allow up to one hour for the sensors to stabilize due to
signal filtering. The indoor and outdoor temperature
sensors should agree within 4 °F (the sensor accuracy is
± 2 °F)
Allow up to one hour for the sensors to stabilize due to
signal filtering. The indoor and outdoor humidity sensors
should agree within 10 % (the sensor accuracy is ± 5 %)
You may be viewing the relative pressure, not the
absolute pressure.
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Problem
Solution
Select the absolute pressure. Make sure you properly
calibrate the sensor to an official local weather station.
Reference Section 5.1.4 for details.
Rain gauge reports rain when it is not
raining
Barometer graph flashes. Can I turn this
off?
Wind speed appears low
Can the lamp be turned on all of time?
The forecast icon is not accurate
The barometer is only accurate to ± 0.08 inHg within the
following relative pressure range: 27.13 to 32.50 inHg,
which corresponds to an altitude of -2,200 to 2,700 feet.
At higher altitudes, expect some non-linearity or error.
An unstable mounting solution (sway in the mounting
pole) may result in the tipping bucket incorrectly
incrementing rainfall. Make sure you have a stable
mounting solution. Move the rain gauge from the pole
mount to a flat, stable mount (fixed, flat structure).
No, this feature prevents burn in of the display monitor.
Average wind speed may have the appearance of low
wind. Try switching the display to wind gust.
No, to prevent the bulb from burning out, it can only turn
on temporarily.
The weather station console must run for several days to
trend barometric pressure.
The weather forecast is an estimation or generalization of
weather changes in the next 24 to 48 hours, and varies
from location to location. The tendency is simply a tool
for projecting weather conditions and is never to be
relied upon as an accurate method to predict the weather.
9. Accessories
The following software and hardware accessories are available for this weather station at
www.AmbientWeather.com .
Accessory
BCY29 4 in 1 Pocket
Precision Screwdriver
Image
Description
This precision screwdriver kit is a must for
assembling this weather station due to the
small, precision screws.
Weather Station Mounting
Solutions
Pole mounting solutions, tripods, mast to mast
mounting kits. The WS-1070 pole mount can
be attached to a pole mounting solution with
the included hose clamps.
Energizer AA Lithium
Battery (2-pack) - Batteries
for Long Life and Cold
Climates
AA lithium batteries for cold weather
climates.
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Accessory
SRS100LX Temperature
and Humidity Solar
Radiation Shield
Image
Description
Solar Radiation Shield improves temperature
accuracy for hot weather climates. Remove
the rain guard and install over
thermo-hygrometer.
Cable Extensions
Cable extension kits allow you to extend the
cables between the anemometer and rain
gauge to the thermo-hygrometer, improving
the flexibility of the installation.
Ambient Weather P2P2
Mast to Mast Mounting Kit
The P2P2 mast to mast reduction kit is used
with any of Ambient Weather's mounting pole
kits, and allows you to mount smaller
diameter poles to larger diameter poles,
providing a solid mounting solution.
Replaces hose clamps included with weather
station for improved mounting stability.
10. Liability Disclaimer
Please help in the preservation of the environment and return used batteries to an authorized depot.
The electrical and electronic wastes contain hazardous substances. Disposal of electronic waste in
wild country and/or in unauthorized grounds strongly damages the environment.
Reading the “User manual” is highly recommended. The manufacturer and supplier cannot accept any
responsibility for any incorrect readings and any consequences that occur should an inaccurate reading
take place.
This product is designed for use in the home only as indication of weather conditions. This product is
not to be used for medical purposes or for public information.
The specifications of this product may change without prior notice.
This product is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of children.
No part of this manual may be reproduced without written authorization of Ambient, LLC.
Ambient, LLC WILL NOT ASSUME LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
PUNITIVE, OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION OR
MALFUNCTION OF THIS PRODUCT.
11. FCC Statement
Statement according to FCC part 15.19:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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Statement according to FCC part 15.21:
Modifications not expressly approved by this company could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Statement according to FCC part 15.105:
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
12. Warranty Information
Ambient, LLC provides a 1-year limited warranty on this product against manufacturing defects in
materials and workmanship.
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, is valid only on products purchased and
only to the original purchaser of this product. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact
Ambient, LLC for problem determination and service procedures.
Warranty service can only be performed by Ambient, LLC. The original dated bill of sale must be
presented upon request as proof of purchase to Ambient, LLC.
Your Ambient, LLC warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship with the following
specified exceptions: (1) damage caused by accident, unreasonable use or neglect (lack of reasonable
and necessary maintenance); (2) damage resulting from failure to follow instructions contained in your
owner’s manual; (3) damage resulting from the performance of repairs or alterations by someone other
than an authorized Ambient, LLC authorized service center; (4) units used for other than home use (5)
applications and uses that this product was not intended (6) the products inability to receive a signal
due to any source of interference or metal obstructions and (7) extreme acts of nature, such as
lightning strikes or floods.
This warranty covers only actual defects within the product itself, and does not cover the cost of
installation or removal from a fixed installation, normal set-up or adjustments, claims based on
misrepresentation by the seller or performance variations resulting from installation-related
circumstances.
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