OPES® WEATHER STATION
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
MODEL: OP-WS01/WH1170
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1. Inventory of contents…………………………………………..…………….. 2
2. Feature………………………………………………………………………….. 2
3. Set up guide……………………………………………………………………. 2
3.1 Battery install………………………………………………………………. 2
3.2 Mounting…………………………………………………………………..... 3
4. LCD overview…………………………………………………………………... 4
4.1 LCD overview……………………………………………………………. 4
4.2 Weather forecasting……………………………..………….………….. 4
4.3 Weather tendency indicator………………………………………….... 5
4.4 Examples of changing weather icons……………………………….. 5
4.5 Storm warning indicator……………………………………….………. 5
5. Program modes……………………………………..……………………….… 5
5.1 Quick display mode………………………………………………….…. 5
5.2 Setting mode………………………………………………….…………. 6
5.2.1 Setting Calibrated Humidity ……………………………….…… 6
5.2.2 Setting Barometric Pressure……………………………….…… 6
5.3 Alarm mode…………………………………………………………….… 7
5.4 Min/Max mode…………………………………………………………… 8
6. Problems and interference with operation………………………...…........ 9
7. Specification……………………………………………………. ………............ 9
This Operation Manual is part of this product and should be kept in a safe place for
future reference. It contains important notes on setup and operation.
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1. Inventory of contents
1) Base station
2) One remote sensor with mounting bracket
3) Instruction manual
2. Feature
1) Wireless outdoor and indoor humidity (%RH)
2) Wireless outdoor and indoor temperature (°F or °C)
3) Records min. and max. humidity
4) Records min. and max. temperature
5) Barometric pressure 24-hour history graph (inHg or hPa)
6) Weather forecast tendency arrow
7) Forecast icons based on changing barometric pressure
8) DCF radio controlled time and date with manual setting
9) Automatically updates for daylight saving time based on Germany DST system
10) 12 or 24-hour time display
11) Perpetual calendar
12) Time alarm with snooze
13) Can receive information from one sensor
14) LED backlight
15) Wall hanging or free standing
16) Includes remote sensor
17) Synchronized instant reception
3. Set up Guide
3.1 Battery install
Note: To avoid operating problems, please take note of battery polarity before/when inserting any
Alkaline Batteries (permanent damaged can be caused by inserting the battery the wrong way).
Use good quality Alkaline Batteries and avoid rechargeable batteries.
1) Insert two AAA batteries into the remote sensor
2) Insert three AA batteries into the Opes™ Weather Station.
3) Wait 3 minutes or until the outdoor temperature is displayed on the Opes™ Weather Station. Do not
press any keys before outdoor sensor data is received.
4) Mount the units, ensuring that the receiver can still pick up the signal from the transmitter. To
measure outdoor temperature, place the transmitter outdoors. It will transmit the temperature from its
location.
Every time the remote sensor is powered up (for example after a change of batteries), a random security
code is transmitted and this code must be synchronized with the base station to receive weather data.
Therefore, if batteries are changed in the transmitter, the receiver must be powered up again to
re-synchronise with the transmitter.
After the remote sensor is powered up, the sensor will transmit weather data 6 times every 8s. After this
learning period is over, the transmitter will transmit every 48s.
When the base station is powered up, a short beep will sound and all LCD segments will light up for about
3 seconds before it enters into learning mode to learn the sensors security code. After the learning mode,
the base station will start the DCF radio controlled time reception. The receiver will start Radio Controlled
Clock (RCC) time reception period (maximum 10 minutes), and no weather data will be received during
this period of time. If RCC signal cannot be found within1 minute, the signal search will be cancelled and
will automatically resume every two hours until the signal is successfully captured. Regular RF link will be
established once RCC reception routine is finished.
Note: DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY DURING THE FIRST 3 MINUTES LEARNING PERIOD. After both
indoor and outdoor data is displayed you can place your remote sensor outdoors and set your time (if no
RCC reception is possible). If there is no temperature reading in the indoor station, make sure the units
are within range of each other or repeat the battery installation procedure. If a key is pressed before the
Opes™ Weather Station receives the temperature signal, you will need to follow the battery installation
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procedure again. Please wait 10seconds before you re-insert the battery to make sure both
transmitter and receiver reset properly.
Note for Radio Controlled Time:
The time and date displayed is based on the signal provided by the highly accurate government operated
atomic clock. The base station will continue to scan for the radio controlled time signal each day despite it
being manually set. If reception has been unsuccessful, then the radio controlled time icon will not appear
but reception will still be attempted continually. If reception has been successful, the received time and
date will overwrite the manually set time and date.
Note:
Please participate in the preservation of the environment by properly disposing of all used-up
batteries and accumulators at designated disposal points. Never dispose of batteries in a fire as this
may cause explosion, risk of fire or leakage of dangerous chemicals and fumes
3.2 Mounting
1) Base station
By using the foldable legs at the back of the unit, the base station can be placed onto any flat surface or
can be wall mounted at the desired location by the hanging holes at the back of the unit. It is important to
check that the radio signal can be received before permanently mounting
any of the units
2) Remote sensor
To wall mount, use 3 screws to affix the wall bracket to the wall and plug in
the remote sensor to the bracket.
Note: To achieve a true temperature reading, avoid mounting remote sensor
in direct sunlight. We recommend that you mount the remote sensor on an
outside North-facing wall; obstacles such as walls, concrete, and large metal
objects will reduce the range. The unit should be placed in a sheltered
position where it will not be subjected to direct rain or snow.
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4. LCD overview
4.1 LCD overview
The following illustration shows the full segments of the LCD for description purposes only and will not
appear like this during normal operation.
1. DST
2. DCF Radio Controlled Time
3. Time
4. Radio Controlled Time icon
5. Alarm on indicator
6. Day of week/ time zone
7. Date
8. Indoor humidity display
9. Indoor temperature and humidity low / high alarm
10. Indoor temperature display
11. Temperature display unit
12. Indoor temperature and humidity alarm on
indicator
13. Remote sensor transmit signal indicator
14. MIN/MAX information
15. Dew point temperature display
4.2 Weather forecasting
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16. Outdoor humidity display
17. Outdoor temperature and humidity low/high
alarm
18. Temperature display unit
19. Outdoor temperature display
20. General outdoor alarm icon
21. Weather forecast icon
22. Weather tendency indicator
23. Pressure high alarm
24. Absolute or relative air pressure selection
25. Pressure low alarm
26. Pressure with 24 hour history graph
27. Barometer air pressure
28. Pressure display unit (inHg or hPa)
29. Pressure alarm on indicator
Sunny
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy
Rainy
The four weather icons Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy and Rainy represent the weather forecasting. There
are also two weather tendency indicators to show the air pressure tendency between the weather icons.
The weather forecasting is based upon the change of air pressure.
4.3 Weather tendency indicator
The weather tendency indicators arrow is located between the weather icons to show the air pressure
tendency and provide a forecast of the weather to be expected by the decreasing or increasing air pressure.
The rightward arrow means that the air pressure is increasing and the weather is expected to become
better. The leftward arrow means that the air pressure is decreasing and the weather is expected to
become worse.
The change of weather forecast icon is based on the relationship between current relative pressure and the
pressure change in the previous six hours. If the weather is changing, weather tendency indicator
(animated arrows) will be flashing for three hours indicating a weather change is happening. After that, if
weather conditions have become stable and no new weather change condition met, then the arrows will be
fixed.
4.4 Examples of changing weather icons:
4.5 Storm warning indicator
The storm threshold can be set to suit the user’s requirement for storm forecasting from 3-9hPa (default
4hPa). When there is a fall over pressure threshold within 3 hours, the storm forecasting will be activated,
the clouds with rain icon and tendency arrows will flash for 3 hours indicating the storm warning feature has
been activated.
Notes to pressure sensitivity setting for weather forecasting:
The pressure threshold can be set to suit the user’s requirement for weather forecasting from 2-4hPa
(default 2hPa). For areas that experience frequent changes in air pressure require a higher setting
compared to an area where the air pressure is stagnant. For example if 4hPa is selected, then there must
be a fall or rise in air pressure of at least 4hPa before the Opes™ Weather Station will register this as a
change in weather.
5. Program Mode
The base station has five keys for easy operation: SET key, ALARM key, MIN/MAX key + key and
SNOOZE/LIGHT key. And there are four program modes available: Quick Display Mode, Setting Mode,
Alarm Mode and Min/Max Mode.
The program mode can be exited at any time by either pressing the SNOOZE/LIGHT key, or waiting for
the 10-second time-out to take effect.
5.1 Quick Display Mode
- While in Normal Mode, press the SET key to enter the Quick Display Mode as follow:
1. Outdoor Temperature / Dew Point (press the MIN/MAX key or + key shifts the display between
outdoor temperature and dew point)
2. Absolute pressure / Relative Pressure (press the MIN/MAX key or + key shifts the display between
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the absolute pressure and relative pressure)
- press the SET key to accept the changes and advance to the next display mode. Continue to press the
SET key to toggle through the display mode until you return to the normal Mode
5.2 Setting Modes
Press the SET key for 3 second while in normal mode to enter the normal Setting mode
- Press the SET key to select the following setting in sequence :
1) Time Zone Setting (should be set at “-1” for UK and “0” For Germany)
2) 12/24 hour format
3) Manual time setting (hours/minutes)
4) Calendar setting (year /month /date)
5) Temperature display unit degree Celsius or Fahrenheit
6) Indoor humidity calibration
7) Outdoor humidity calibration
8) Air pressure display units in hPa or inHg
9) Relative pressure setting from 919.0hPa – 1080.0hPa (default 1013.5hPa)
10) Pressure threshold setting (default 2hPa)
11) Storm threshold setting (default 4hPa)
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In the setting modes, press + key or MIN/MAX key to change or scroll the value. Hold the +key or
MIN/MAX key for 3 second will increase/decrease digits in greater steps.
Press SNOOZE/LIGHT key or no key for 10 seconds and the setting mode will revert to Normal
Mode
Note: Please first set the units of measurement before attempting to change unit values. During change
of units setting, units’ value will change according to new units but it might cause resolution loss due to its
internal calculation algorithm.
5.2.1 Setting Calibrated Humidity
The display console allows you to calibrate both the indoor and outdoor humidity. Humidity is a difficult
parameter to measure accurately and drifts over time. The calibration feature allows you to zero out this
error.
To calibrate humidity, you will need an accurate source, such as a hygrometer.
To calibrate indoor humidity, in the Set Mode with indoor humidity flashing, press the + key or MIN/MAX
key to increase or decrease the humidity setting (in increments of 1%) to match the calibrated or known
humidity source.
To return the indoor humidity to the measured value, press and hold the SET key for 3
seconds and the humidity will return to the uncalibrated value.
To calibrate outdoor humidity, in the Set Mode with outdoor humidity flashing, press the + key or
MIN/MAX key to increase or decrease the humidity setting (in increments of 1%) to match the calibrated
or known humidity source. To return the outdoor humidity to the measured value, press and hold the SET
key for 3 seconds and the humidity will return to the uncalibrated value.
Note: The remote (outdoor) thermo-hygrometer will always display the measured humidity level and not
the calibrated humidity level. Only the console will show the calibrated value.
Note: The dew point calculation is based on the calibrated humidity level.
5.2.2 Setting Barometric Pressure
The display console displays two different pressures: absolute (measured) and relative (corrected to
sea-level).
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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.
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 the best source for real time barometer conditions, such as Weather.com or
Wunderground.com), and set your Opes™ Weather Station to match the official reporting station.
To change the relative pressure when flashing, press the + key or MIN/MAX key to increase or decrease
the relative pressure setting to match the official reporting station.
5.3 Alarm Modes
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While in Normal Mode press the ALARM key to enter the High Alarm Mode
Press the ALARM key again to enter Low Alarm mode
Remark: after the initial pressing of ALARM key, the display will be refreshed to show current high,
low alarm value. Normal alarm value will be displayed only for those already activated, all other not
activated values will be displayed with “---“or”--“instead.
Press the ALARM key again to return the Normal Mode
In the High Alarm Mode press the SET key to select the following alarm modes:
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Time alarm (hour/minute)
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Indoor humidity high alarm
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Indoor temperature high alarm
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Outdoor humidity high alarm
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Outdoor temperature and dew point high alarm
6.
Pressure high alarm
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In the Low Alarm Mode press the SET key to select the following alarm modes:
1. Time alarm (hour/minute)
2. Indoor humidity low alarm
3. Indoor temperature low alarm
4. Outdoor humidity low alarm
5. Outdoor temperature and dew point low alarm
6. Pressure low alarm
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In the alarm modes, Press + key or MIN/MAX key to change or scroll the alarm value. Hold the + key or
MIN/MAX key for 3 second to change the number in greater steps. Press the ALARM key to choose
the alarm on or off (if alarm is enabled, the speaker icon on the LCD will be turned on indicating the
alarm function has been enabled). Press the SET key to confirm the setting and continue pressing the
SET key to toggle through each alarm mode until it returns to the normal display mode.
Press SNOOZE/LIGHT key or no key for 10 seconds and the alarm mode will return to Normal Mode
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Canceling the Temperature Alarm While Sounding
a. When a set weather alarm condition has been activated, that particular alarm will sound and flash for 120
seconds. Press any key to mute the alarm. When weather alarm condition is activated again within 10
minutes, alarm will not sound but will continue to flash until weather conditions have become more steady.
This feature is useful to avoid repeated triggering for the same alarm value.
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b. The alarm will reactivate automatically once the value has fallen below the set value, or if a new value is
entered.
The outdoor weather alarm
When a set outdoor weather 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 in outdoor temperature
display mode, when dew point high alarm is triggered, DEW POINT icon will flash along with general
outdoor alarm icon and high alarm icon telling that the current alarm source is from dew point.
5.4 Min/Max Mode
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While in Normal Mode, press the MIN/MAX key to enter the maximum mode, MAX logo and the
general Max record will be displayed.
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Press MIN/MAX key again to enter the minimum mode, MIN icon and minimum record will be
displayed
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Press MIN/MAX key again to return the Normal Mode
Maximum Reading Reset: In the maximum reading Mode, press the + key to display the maximum
values for the readings below together with the time and date time stamp at which these values were
recorded. Press SET key for 2 seconds for each reading to reset the Maximum value to the current reading:
1. Indoor humidity maximum
2. Indoor temperature maximum
3. Outdoor humidity maximum
4. Outdoor temperature maximum
5. Outdoor dew point maximum
6. Pressure maximum
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Minimum Reading Reset: In the minimum reading Mode, press the + key to display the minimum
values for the readings below together with the time and date at which these values were recorded.
Press SET key for 2 seconds for each reading to reset the Minimum value to the current reading:
1.
Indoor humidity minimum
2.
Indoor temperature minimum
3.
Outdoor humidity minimum
4.
Outdoor temperature minimum
5.
Outdoor dew point minimum
6.
Pressure minimum
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Press the SNOOZE/LIGHT key or no key for 10 seconds, the Min/Max mode will return to Normal
Mode
6. Problems and interference with operation
Problem & cause
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Remedy
Poor response inaccurate readings
Reduce distance between transmitters and receiver to receive
signal
High shielding materials between the
units (thick walls, steel, concrete,
isolating aluminum foil and etc.)
Find a different location for sensors and/or receiver. See also
item ‘transmission range’ below
Interference from other sources (e.g.
wireless radio, headset, speaker, etc.
operating on the same frequency)
Find a different location for the sensors and/or base station.
Neighbours using electrical devices operating at the same
signal frequency can also cause interference with reception
Poor contrast LCD or no reception or
low batteries in sensors or receiver
Temperature, humidity, or air pressure
is incorrect.
Change batteries
Check/replace batteries. If multiple remote sensors are in use,
check location with corresponding “boxed numbers”. Or move
away from sources of heat/cold. Adjust relative air pressure to a
value from a reliable source (TV radio, etc.).
Specifications
Outdoor data
Transmission distance in open field
Frequency
Temperature range
Resolution
Measuring range rel. humidity
Humidity accuracy
Measuring interval thermo-hygro sensor
Water proof level
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100meter max.
433MHz
-40℃ to +65℃ (show OFL if outside range)
0.1℃
1%~99%
+/-5% under 0-45℃
48 sec
IPX3
Indoor data
Pressure / temperature
Indoor temperature range
Resolution
Measuring range rel. humidity
Resolution
Measuring range air pressure
Resolution/Accuracy
Alarm duration
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48 sec
0℃ to +60℃
0.1℃
1%~99%
1%
919hPa – 1080hPa
0.1hPa/1.5hPa
120 sec
Power consumption
Base station
Remote sensor
Battery life
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3XAA 1.5V LR6 Alkaline batteries
2xAAA 1.5V LR03 Alkaline batteries
Minimum 12 months for base station
Minimum 24months for remote sensor
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