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Offline MrM1

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My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« on: October 30, 2018, 05:51:08 PM »
After over a year of no outdoor weather station (and waiting even longer for the Atlas to get released -  ](*,) doh !!).  I finally decided to pull the trigger and just upgrade my array to the AW Osprey (the WS-2902 ARRAY).  Install was super easy on my existing mast,  and so far it has gone butter smooth.  Just change the Station Model Number in the Ambient Weather IPTools v4.4,9 from the WS-1401-IP to the WS-1600-IP.   I am back to reporting at Weather Underground (though I am yet to have a temp badge on the map).  Overall happy.   Easy / Effective / Economical. Also added the Zip-Tie Rain Funnel Bird Spike Mod









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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 06:07:04 PM »
Very nice view with lake.

You'll show back up on the WU Wondermap very soon. It does't take long. A day or two at most...maybe less. All that bad data caused you to get kicked off the map. If my station were to start producing bad data I'd take it off-line right away till the problem is fixed. Then you don't have that bad data to deal with and you get back on the map much sooner.

Nice to see the bird spike mod in action. Let us know how it holds up.
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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 07:08:24 PM »
Whoot Whoot ... I got my WU map marker back :D







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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 06:19:04 AM »
Well that was fast. I remember that taking longer before to reset and make it back in the map.
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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 07:49:34 AM »
Nice setup! In that GIF, is it mounted in a different location? Looks midroof...and the pic above looks like it's mounted on the gable end.
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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2018, 08:34:43 AM »
The roof has 3 teirs. Station is located as indicated by red circle.

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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 11:37:13 AM »
Galfert has it correct.   It is on the mid roof tier,  but the extension has the station above the tallest section.  I am sure I have wind "bubble" issues,  but honestly I am surrounded by much taller trees than my house on 3 sides,  so there is not much I can do to get the wind sensors up any higher.   

I did notice in the Sat pic that the Sat must be over a year old.   I don't see my solar array (9' x 15') up there on the South facing upper section  :grin:







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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 12:27:36 PM »
Just wondering.   What is the correct Station Model to use with the WS-2902-ARRAY in the OberverIP.   I somehow thought it was WS-1900-IP,  but I never have gotten that one to connect.   I also tried WS-1500-IP and that one connects,  but not sure if it is somehow limiting the sensors in the array.   Then I read that one should use WS-1600-IP.  This one also connects.    Which is best?







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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 03:24:05 PM »
Yep, it is a bit confusing. The first recommendation was to use WS-1600-IP for the 2902 outdoor sensor array. But then they started selling the WS-1550-IP which is the same outdoor sensor array without a display and with the ObserverIP instead. So WS-1550-IP also works.  I don't know what the difference is between those. I don't have extra sensors so maybe that is a difference.

As for WS-1900-IP well that is sold as a WS-2902A outdoor sensor but with a display that has no WiFi (looks like a WS-2902A display). Therefore I don't understand why WS-1900-IP is even an option on the ObserverIP.

And I have no clue what a WS-1500-IP is.

I really dislike all these model numbers. They are meaningless. A WS-2902A is less costly than a WS-2000 ...why the lower number then? I think it would help if Ambient had kept the same model numbers that Fine Offset uses....that is what other FO clone sellers do in Europe and elsewhere. The WS-2000 was a poor choice as there existed at one point a WS-2000 from Rainwise.
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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2018, 03:51:03 PM »
Agreed.   I just got my WS-2000 today.  Decided on this instead of an Atlas.   I liked this new array so well,  and wanted a display and did not want the 2902a display because of the off axis display "issues".  Really like the WS-2000 display.  I will repurpose the WS-2902-ARRAY I bought last week to my other location.

But I just got the WS-2000 Today.   It shipped from Phoenix AZ at 5:45pm yesterday and arrived on my desk in N FL at 11:30am ... Whoot Whoot Amazon express shipping for $9 more :D  (which was  still a $1 less than if I ordered it direct from AW with Shipping)
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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2018, 03:53:53 PM »
I have not set it all up yet,  but I did get the WS-2000 connected to Ambient Weather . net and WeatherCloud.  So that is pretty cool







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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2018, 07:39:37 AM »
Gotcha! Thanks for the roof explanation guys!
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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2018, 01:40:22 AM »
I'm glad to see my zip tie bird spike mod is being used be others.  Looking good 8-)
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Re: My New Osprey Array is up and Running (WS-2902-ARRAY)
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2018, 07:46:28 AM »
I had a chance to test it last night with rain. Front coming across the southeast went over us about 3 p.m. . My AcuRite large number yard rain gauge measure just a tick under 1/2 in. And the Osprey measured .44. I think they were almost exactly alike. The rain gauge was in the yard clear of obstructions. And the Osprey array was up on my roof.