Weather Station Hardware => Ambient Weather and Ecowitt and other Fine Offset clones => Topic started by: Gyvate on November 06, 2020, 03:50:17 PM

Title: MUST READ - Fine Offset Clone Models,sensor compatibility,firmware + other info
Post by: Gyvate on November 06, 2020, 03:50:17 PM
Fine Offset (FOSHK) Weather Stations i.e. consoles, sensors and clones (Ecowitt, Froggit, Ambient, ....)
There are several companies selling Fine Offset hardware. We informally call them all Fine Offset clones. Fine Offset doesn't directly sell any hardware. These reseller companies put their branding on the hardware and often use different model numbers and even different part numbers for the same stuff. There can be several differences though to keep in mind. For example one reseller brand may only provide a certain frequency for their sensors and consoles, which means that mixing brands would not work as the frequencies could be different. Even when the frequencies match sometimes the parts can possibly not be compatible because of firmware differences by each company. The purpose of this thread is to explain these differences and help users to better customize their stations and provide more options. Do also keep in mind that some reseller companies sell Fine Offset hardware along with other hardware that comes from yet different manufactures and consoles and sensors not listed here are most likely that and therefore not compatible with the Fine Offset hardware.

Can't decide which console to get? Then get more than one console! It is a popular option to have both an HP2550-C console and a GW1000/GW1100 for example sharing the same sensors. You can have multiple consoles (with or without display)
The latest console, the GW1100, is a matchbox size low-cost but very powerful display-less console

Table of Contents
1. consoles and sensors (plus related information)
     - matrix
     - footnotes
     - acronym scheme
2. the HP2550 console

2.1 main display
2.2 editing sensor display names
2.3 the SensorsID submenu / (re-) registering sensors

3. firmware - update - versions
3a. consoles
3b. sensors

4. (WiFi) consoles and sensor packages ("stations")
5. How to calibrate the air pressure of your console (barometer)
6. sensor battery status, values etc.
7. data flow between sensors, consoles, application software and internet weather services
8. changelog
9. console - sensor - maximum number table
10. sensor (array) transmission timings / reporting intervals

1. Console to sensor compatibility table / matrix (update status: 17-May-2022 - what's new ? see changelog)
(consoles and sensor pictures shown are not to scale with respect to each other) 16
Using Ecowitt part numbers listed (Other vendor's part numbers like Ambient, Froggit, etc.are shown in respective lines) - These are not intended to match complete model numbers. If these parts match a complete station model, it is a coincidence.

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T&H&P = Temperature, Humidity, Pressure (or Thermometer-Barometer-Hygrometer in Ambient terms)
(I) - I-shape
(Y) - Y-shape, osprey


sensor frequencies used/allowed for PWS in different areas of the globe:
Americas (North/South)                            - 915 MHz
Europe                                                    - 433 MHz or 868 MHz
Asia and Oceania (Australia/New Zealand)  - 433 MHz (or 915 MHz)
Japan, Malaysia, Singapore & South Korea  - 433 MHZ or 920 MHz
(want more detail ? see https://www.analog.com/en/analog-dialogue/articles/wireless-short-range-devices.html)
a country specific list published by Ecowitt: https://osswww.ecowitt.net/support/recommended_frequency_V1.3.pdf

In general a console works (receives RF signals) at a (one !) dedicated frequency (433, 868 or 915 MHz) - hence it can only receive the signals of sensors which transmit at the same frequency.

In principle more than one console can receive the signal of a particular sensor in parallel, provided it operates at the same radio frequency and the firmware allows for the sensor reception. (e.g. a GW1000, a HP2550 and a WH2320E can all together in parallel receive the signals of one and the same WH65 sensor array. If it were the WH57 lightning sensor, a GW1000 and a HP2550 could both receive its signal, however the WH2320E could not as its firmware doesn't allow for that).

Ambient consoles don't display Ecowitt sensors, whereas Ecowitt consoles are compatible with Ambient sensors (provided they run on the same frequency [915 MHz] and are Fine Offset clones). Only Ambient consoles can post weather data to AmbientWeather.net and not to Ecowitt.net and vice versa.

a: Ecowitt (Hongkong, China) sell 433, 868 and 915 MHz sensors/consoles (www.ecowitt.com); Ecowitt don't sell all their sensors in/to the U.S. (contract due to Ambient contract with Fine Offset), Ecowitt sell some models/parts in the U.S. via Amazon and to the rest of the world directly or via Amazon in Canada, Australia, Germany, UK ...
b: Froggit (Germany, Europe) sell only 868 MHz sensors/consoles directly (www.froggit.de), via Amazon (D, UK - no more after Brexit) or eBay; WeatherSpare (UK) offer sales and support for Ecowitt products (www.weatherspares.co.uk)
c: Ambient Weather (U.S.A.) sell 915 MHz sensors/consoles only (www.ambientweather.com). Ambient consoles are not compatible with Ecowitt sensors due to different console firmware; Ecowitt 915 MHz consoles can read Ambient sensors of the same frequency (915 MHz)
d: other brands (list may not be complete) are: ChiliTec, DNT, ELV, GARNI, Misol, PanTech, Renkforce, Sainlogic, Steinberg Systems, Ventus, Waldbeck, Watson ...etc. - however not all of their weather stations offered are Fine Offset clones
1: HP3501/3500 looks like the Ambient WS-3000 console but is totally different. The Ambient WS-3000 is running different firmware and only works with Temp/hum sensors and is not intended to be a complete weather station. Needs firmware > 1.6.2 for extra sensors.
2: here is a non-WiFi version of this console sold by some resellers like Ambient, model WS-1900. It looks identical but costs less and makes for an excellent 2nd display.
3: functionality-wise same as GW1000, needs/comes with an extra T&H&P sensor and has a 5V barrel connector (the Renkforce WH2600 is the legacy LAN model, not the new WiFi model, see also footnote 6)
4: e.g. Meteobridge [Pro, RasPi], Weather-Display, CumulusMX, WeeWX, GW1000live app, PersonalWeatherTablet (PWT) app (Android) ...
5: not sold by Ecowitt to the U.S. - based on Ambient contract with Fine Offset
6: not the same as WH2600 LAN or Ambient ObserverIP (WS-1400IP, WS-1550-IP); the WH2650 is a Fine Offset model, not part of the Ecowitt portfolio - however you can get it as WH2600Pro WiFi from Froggit or e.g. under the Waldbeck Halley/Steinberg SBS-WS-600 brands from www.amazon.de or www.expondo.de (868 Mhz only) as a Weather station set ([displayless] console + T&H&P sensor + WH65 osprey 7-in-1 sensor array).
7: the predecessor model of the WH32 is the WH26 which is no longer built. The WH32 comes in two versions:WH32 and WH32-EP (extra precision). The WH32-EP has an external probe.
If the WH32 sensor is activated together with a WH65, the GW1000, HP2550 and WH2650 consoles overwrite the WH65 values i.e. use the WH32 data instead.
The same applies for a WS68 or WS80 or WS90 sensor array active together with a WH65. The hierarchy is: WH65/WS69 --> WS68 --> WS80 --> WS90 --> WH32 (lowest to highest).
The GW1000/WH2650/HP2550 consoles allow selective activation or deactivation of sensors. Per console there can be only one WH32 sensor active (either WH32 or WH2-EP). If it is active in the console, it overwrites all other outdoor temperature sensors which are active for the console. If you wanted e.g. to get the outdoor temperature sensor data of a WH65, a WS80 and a WH32 altogether, you would need to deploy three consoles (i.e. consoles from the GW1000/WH2650/HP2550 models).
A similar situation exists with the wind sensor data from WH65/WS69, WS68, WS80 and WS90 running in parallel - the consoles prefer WS90 over WS80 data over WS68 over WH65/WH69 sensor array data. You want both (all four), you need two (four) consoles with selective activation/deactivation of WH65, WS68, WS80 and WS90.
8: the whole number of indoor and outdoor PM2.5 sensors (WH41 and WH43) must not exceed four (4) devices (per console). You can have more than four such sensors, but they will then need to be distributed over more than one console. The same applies to the WH55 water leakage sensor.
9: the whole number of WH31 and WN30 extra sensors (WH31 and WH31-EP) must not exceed eight (8 ) devices (per console).
 :!: A number of WH31-EP sensors have been erroneously labeled WN37AS and have been shipped - they are still WH31-EP sensors. (07-Jul-2021)  :!:
10: the WS6006 is a display-less console and a WH65/WH69E array with the possibility to add two extra sensors. Target area is agriculture. The current model uses mobile networks with 3G (UMTS), 4G (LTE) standards. The predecessor didn't have extra sensors and ran on 2G / GPRS. The still to-be-released WL6006 will run on LoRa (Long Range) technology. Number and type of extra sensors still to be determined.
11: Weather Networks - WU=Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com), E=Ecowitt (www.ecowitt.net), WC=WeatherCloud (www.weathercloud.net), WOW=MetOffice WeatherObservationsWebsite (wow.metoffice.gov.uk (http://wow.metoffice.gov.uk)), A=Ambient Weathernet (www.ambientweather.net), C=custom server [W= WU protocol, E= Ecowitt protocol, A=Ambient protocol]
The rebranded models in the matrix ("others") support the same Weather Networks and can use a custom server as the Ecowitt models
12: 433 MHz only
13: 915 MHz only
14: 868 MHz only
15: 868 MHz only; the Ventus W830 console displays digits only in white whereas the other brands have colored digits
16: console with screen sizes (screen diagonal):
      HP2550: 7"/17 cm, HP3501: 4.3"/11 cm, WH2910: 6"/15 cm, WS2320: 7.1"/18 cm
      (the WS2320/WH2320E/WH4000SE console has a 4:3 LxW ratio, the other console screens have a 16:9 LxW ratio)
      display-less console sizes (LengthxWidthxHeight):
      GW1000: 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.4" / 6 x 3 x 1 cm, WH2650: 3 x 2.1 x 2.2" / 7.7 x 5.5 x 5.7 cm (height including antenna), WS6006: ~4 x 2 x 0.6" / ~10 x 5 x 1.5 cm
17: sold by Ambient ( 915 MHz) and Froggit (868 MHz), and since 30-Apr-2021 also by Ecowitt (433, 868, 915 MHz); this sensor is part of the WH31 multi-channel family (WH31x, WH31-EP and now also WN30). This means you can have maximum 8 sensors of WH31 multi-channel type (WH31, WH31B etc.) per console (see footnote 9); remember: Ambient consoles don't display Ecowitt sensors, whereas Ecowitt consoles are compatible with Ambient sensors (provided they run on the same frequency [915 MHz, 868 MHz] and are Fine Offset clones).
18: sensor data from non-Ambient Fine Offset clone consoles which have the custom server option in Ecowitt format available (WSView app --> Device list --> Weather services --> Customized) can be received and processed by Weewx with the so-called Interceptor driver. For the GW1000/WH2650 a dedicated API driver is available. The proprietary Ambient format is not compatible with any so far existing weewx driver (as per 17 January 2021).
19: The Tycon ProWeather TC3000WC has a console display with black letters/numbers on greenish-grayish background, similar to the Davis consoles. The other clone models have bright yellow letters/numbers on a dark blue background.
20: The 2910C console (and clones on latest firmware, both console and WiFi firmware) can receive extra sensor data from WH31 and WH41/43 sensors and publish them on Ecowitt.net. These readings CANNOT be displayed on the console.
21: the WN1900 (not to be confused with the Ambient WS1900  :!:) is a "low-cost console" together with a light-weight version of the WH65 sensor array (WN67) without solar panel, solar and UV sensors and longer sensor sending intervals. It can be connected to other outdoor arrays though. The console cannot display solar/UV values even if a WH65/WS80/WS68/WS90 is connected.
The console itself has the same API as a GW1000/WH2650 but with a grey-green LED display and about palm-size (i.e. can be held in one hand). 8 WH31 multi channel temp/hum sensor recycle display on the console. Other extra sensors data (same as GW1100) is not displayed on the console (pass through to ecowitt.net only); sensor management/calibration via WS VIEW app only. It comes with a greyish/black display (WN1900) or a color display (WN1910)
22: the WH32B has a predecessor model by the name WH25 - it's no longer built. A HP2550 or a WH2650 console should be able to get readings from it as T&H&P sensor. The WH32B indoor T/H/P sensor is not to be confused with the WH32 (without a B) outdoor T/H sensor. These are different devices and cannot replace each other.
23: the WN67 (N=no solar panel) is a light-weight WH65 with no solar radiation reading. It has a longer reporting interval (48 s) and runs on batteries only. It comes with the WN1900 console (still to-be-released). The sensor array which comes with FineOffset WN5300, WN5350, WN2080 is NOT a WN67. It is a WN14 and uses a different modulation method for transmitting the sensor readings. WN14 uses ASK=amplitude shift keying and the WN67 uses FSK=frequency shift keying. So they are not interchangeable and cannot be received by the consoles in our matrix. The sensor arrays of Aercus 2085 and Aercus 3085 also use ASK.
24: the WH65 comes as Y-shape and the newer WS69 arrays as I-shape arrays  (as per Ecowitt engineering). The WS69 can use the BP0001 battery extension pack. Newer hardware revisions come with a "milky sticker", a filter on the solar sensor (do not remove it !) - the predecessor of the WH65/WS69 is the WH24, the "boat" (because of its shape). It can be received by the newer consoles too, only some adjustment needs to be made in the device settings - otherwise the wind readings will be wrong as the way of measuring wind has changed in the WH65.
25: the GW1100 can also be configured and connected to WiFi via a WebUI, not only via the WSView app
26: CumulusMX V13 (b3145) can use a console/server which posts in Ecowitt, Ambient or Wunderground protocol (e.g. custom server option) as a full or complementary station (adding sensors to main station)
27: the WS90 is an all-in-one outdoor array with a haptic rain counter and ultrasonic anemometer; it's not meant to be a replacement for the WS80 - It's part of a new station (Wittboy) with an all-in-one outdoor sensor array (WS90) and a new gateway/hub GW2000 which will become home automation etc. capable in the future. Its rain sensor can be calibrated on five tiers (https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=43139.msg443726#msg443726).
28: in Europe the WH31 comes also in a special edition with a DCF77 chip (radio controlled time signal) - this is not necessary for the normal consoles (GW1x00, HP2550 etc.); it works like anormal WH31 sensor
(868 MHz) - it's sold by dnt
29: when a WH65/WS69 array, a WS90 array and a WH40 rain gauge are active for one console, the precedence of the sensors is WH40 --> WS90 --> WH65/WS69 (leftmost in line is preferred over the others by the consoles GW1100, HP2550)
30: The GW2000 console/gateway can display the rain data of both the haptic ("piezo") rain sensor of the WS90 array and a WH40 in synoptic view (firmware 2.1.1) in its WebUI and on ecowitt.net  if both are registered in the console. (https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=43139.msg443769#msg443769). The GW2000 possesses a LAN and WLAN interface which can be used alternatively or in parallel.
31: the WN36 is a floating pool temperature sensor, 8 channels, so far only published by FOSHK; to come at Ecowitt end-March-beginning April 2022; the 8 channels will be shared with the WH31 family; also = Ambient WH31PF
32: via Ecowitt cloud with APP and API key
#: released 10-Dec-2020
&: in beta testing
%: WN51 = soil moisture sensor with ceramics covered probe; under revision; no more sold
: Fine Offset Electronics Ltd are the manufacturer, the factory (target group: resellers/business customers e.g. Ambient, Froggit, Misol, ...) whereas Ecowitt are FineOffset's private customer outlet/front (target group: retail, private users) which is also involved in research and product development.


Acronym scheme

HP  xxxx weather station with TFT color panel, e.g. HP2551
WS xxxx weather station with solar panel, e.g. WS2320
WH xxxx weather hub (old[er] stations), e.g. WH1080
WN xxxx weather station without solar panel, e.g. WN1900
GW xxxx gateway series, e.g. GW1000

the WH2320E/WH2350E using the WH65/WH69E has a solar panel (meanwhile renamed to WS2320E and WS69)
the WH2650 WiFi [sold by Fine Offset only or by European resellers (868 MHz)] is also a gateway console
the WH0290 Air Quality Monitor is not a full-fledged weather station. It's a console for one WH41/WH43 PM2.5 sensor

XXnn[nn]A, XXnn[nn]B, XXnn[nn]C  A= 868 MHz model, B=915 MHz model, C or nothing=433 MHz model. e.g. HP2551A
(exception: WH0300B, station is only transmitting at 433 Mhz)

further differentiation:
S: soil, L: water (liquid), B: barometer (WH32B = WH32 T/H outdoor + B = WH32B (indoor))
e.g. WN34AS = 868 MHz, soil temperature sensor; WN34BL = 915 MHz, water temperature sensor (WN34 sensors still to be released as per 24-Nov-2020)
E: extended edition (e.g. WH2320E), SE: special edition [Froggit only] (e.g. WH3000SE, WH4000SE, HP1000SE)

The last number of the model number usually refers to the product development time order. e.g. The GW1002 is developed after the GW1001.
(that's a marketing thing: from GW1001 through GW1003 new console/sensor combinations are offered - see also below under packages)
The GW1000 console in these packages is the same.

all weather stations (console + sensor array + indoor sensor where applicable) start with either WH or HP
all extra sensors fall under their DP series (including the DP1500 which is the rebranded GW1000)

all weather stations start with WS, extra sensors are either WHxx or WSxxxx-SENSOR (SENSOR is usually ARRAY or RAIN etc)


firmware - types of firmware - firmware update - latest firmware versions:

see separate post below
(WiFi) console/sensor combinations and packages ("stations"):

see separate post below
Title: Fine Offset Clone Models, compatibility matrix and other useful info - MUST READ
Post by: Gyvate on December 26, 2020, 01:12:16 PM
2. HP2550 console

2.1 main display/interface                                     HP2550/2551 console                                                  2nd generation HP2560 console

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the only difference so far known (apart from the design e.g. feet and more square shape) is that the HP2650 console doesn't need an extra WH32B sensor for indoor temperature, humidity and air pressure any more as the air pressure sensor is integrated in the console main board and the temperature and humidity sensors sit in the antenna/aerial like looking foldable piece on the top right (hence the holes at the end part). Size-wise they are +/- the same (the picture above is not proportionate)

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(1) the WH55 water leak sensors (1-4) also appear here as green drops with the channel number inside

(3) with console firmware 1.7.6 the time stamp of the last strike is now maintained over a reboot or restart

     (before it would disappear after a reboot/restart of the console)

(5) the console does not show 24h rain [yet]  (=rainfall during the previous 24 h - not to be confused with 24 h/daily total rainfall)

Next (left) to the reception quality symbol of each sensor is a low-battery warning symbol, which is invisible during normal operation. It will appear only when the battery power has dropped too much.

2.2 editing sensor display names

As the console firmware update to V1.7.3 in quite a few cases purged the name of the indoor temperature/humidity sensor shown on the main display and replaced it with the text "WH32", the question arose how to fix this.
Below the answer which is somewhat tricky and not clearly documented in the HP2551/2553 manual.
On the main setup pages (pressing the wheel/gear button 1-4 times - the position changes on the 1st setup page !! - or "setup - More" on the 1st setup page) you only find the possibility to change the display names of your WH31 extra sensors (1st setup page).

Ecowitt somehow considers the WH32B sensor, the indoor temperature/humidity/pressure not as a basic sensor (what common sense would expect as the sensor comes with the HP2551/2553 packages) but as an OPTIONAL sensor.
Hence you have to look somewhere else: on the "Optional Sensor Display Mode" page ( press 4 x ▼▲ from the main display). There you suddenly find your WH32B T/H/P sensor under the name it shows on the main display.
However the example in the manual does NOT show this sensor ....
On this page the display names of all sensors shown (all optional sensors including the WH32B) can be edited.
Select the sensor with the ▼▲ key and press the (-) key to enter the editing dialogue.
From firmware 1.7.8 on this page was moved into the "settings" area: Settings (gear wheel) --> More [Setup] --> Sensors Name&Data
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The sorting order is alphabetic for the sensor model names where e.g. the WH45 starts with "C" for CO2, indoor was considered "WH32" (correct would have been "WH32B") and the PM2.5 sensors are WH41/43.

2.3 the SensorsID submenu / (re-)registering sensors

The sensors ID submenu is not properly described in the HP2551 manual (October 2021) and people trying to install a WH32B (e.g. for the HP251 or the WH2650) or the WH32(-EP) - the WH32 manual only shows how to get a WH32 installed for a GW1000/WH2650 but not for a HP2550 console where WS View only works for weather network configuration - are confronted with obstacles, I have decided to explain the SensorsID submenu below.

By the way - there are two submenus. The 2nd one is found by pressing the arrow-right key when you are on the 1st SensorIDs page. The 2nd is for the WN34 and WN35 sensors, whereas the rest of possible sensors shows on sensorIDs page #1.
It's a table with three main columns, each of which has three resp. four sub-columns.

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from firmware 1.7.8 on the WS90 7-in-1 array also shows under the WS68 entry.
it is quite self-explanatory, except for the 1st main column where you find the "T&HP" and "T&H" entries.
T&HP is the WH32B sensor - the indoor temperature/humidity/air pressure sensor
T&H is the WH32 sensor - the single temp/hum outdoor sensor (all other outdoor T/H sensors are integrated in one of the three outdoor arrays, WH65, WS68, WS80) - if you use an outdoor array and a WH32(-EP) outdoor T/H sensor in parallel, you will to register it here - and its readings will override the outdoor T/H readings of all the other arrays.
The WH57 lightning detector and the WH45 indoor 5-in-1 air quality combo sensor also show in the first column.
The same with the WH65/WS69, WS68 and WS80 outdoor arrays.

In order to either register of deactivate a sensor, you will have to select its ID field with the up/down arrow keys and then press the (-) key.
A little pop-up window appears where you have four options:
1. Register (the console will automatically look for the sensor);
2. enter its ID and register (this is useful if you have sensors of the same type and are not happy with the console's choice - or want to assign a particular sensor to a channel (see WH41/43, WH51, WH55, WH31/WN30));
3. select "disable" to deactivate the sensor
4. save (always needed except for 5.)
5. cancel

It is generally GOOD PRACTICE to actively DISABLE all sensors you do not use with your console (HP2550, GW1x00, WH2650) in the sensorsID section of your console or WS View Plus app in order to avoid wrong registrations. Do not leave the sensor ID entry in "learning" mode.

Battery exchange - Battery replacement
If you change/replace the batteries of your sensor(s), the sensor(s) might need to be re-registered in the console(s) it was (they were) registered to before !!

The 2nd main column houses the WH41/43 PM2.5 sensors (4 channels) and the WH31/WN30 Extra Temperature/Humidity sensors (8 channels)
The 3rd main column houses the WH51 soil moisture sensors (8channels) and the WH55 water detectors (4 channels)
Title: Re: Fine Offset Clone Models, compatibility matrix and other useful info - MUST READ
Post by: Gyvate on March 03, 2021, 10:54:22 AM
3. firmware
a. console firmware update
firmware update procedure:
there are two types of firmware for the FineOffset/Ecowitt (clone) consoles: 
a) WiFi firmware for the upload to the Weather Networks and a customer server (if the console supports), usually starting with EasyWeatherVa.b.c (or AMBWeatherVa.b.c for Ambient devices)
b) console firmware, usually just the version like Va.b.c (a, b, c = major version, minor version, patch level)
(The reason for the two firmwares lies in the internal construction. With the display consoles the main processor
handles all activities including a WiFi modem which the WiFi firmware is for)

the GW1100/GW1000/WH2650/GW2000 and WN1900 consoles have a combined WiFi/console firmware
(They have a separate WiFi SoC (system on a chip) with its own processor which handles the WiFi communication. It's faster than the display consoles)

below shown is the update via WSView (Plus) app
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When new firmware (WiFi and/or console) is available for the GW1000 and WH2650, an automatic pop-up will appear when selecting it from the device list (GW1000A,B,C-WIFIxxxx).
For the GW1100/GW2000 (from FW version 2.0.9 on) a red dot will appear in the side menu at the "Device setting" entry and on the "check new version button". When pressed the new firmware version and the change log will be shown and the red dot in the button disappears

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It may appear that you cannot access the WebUI of a GW1100/GW2000 after a firmware update while via the WS View app it is possible to connect. You will have to login again from the start using the IP address ONLY,
e.g. and NOT refresh or try directly any other URL like

When new WiFi firmware is available for the remaining consoles, an update pop-up will appear when you select the console entry from the device list.(EasyWeather-WiFixxxx or AMBWeather-WiFixxxx)
You must acknowledge the message by pressing OK. In the next step you can accept or cancel the update.
On the device list itself a note will be displayed for each affected device in green bold letters saying "New Firmware". When you canceled the update proposal before, an extra button will appear with the text "Update Firmware to a.b.c"
Both notes will disappear after the update was successfully performed.

console firmware update for the HP2551 and HP350x consoles is done via microSDcard. Download from Ecowitt.com or ambientweather.net [https://help.ambientweather.net/help/ambient-weather-ws-2000-firmware-download-center/ (https://help.ambientweather.net/help/ambient-weather-ws-2000-firmware-download-center/)]. Copy the file user.bin (HP2551 or clone) or firmware.bin + picture.bin (HP350x)  or factory.bin (WS-2000/WS-5000 console) to the FAT32 formatted SD card's ( :!:SDHC type only max 32 GB :!:) root directory on a PC and insert it into the console. HP350x will need a power-cycle [switch off/on].
The microSD card can only be properly inserted in one direction. Looking at the console display, the contacts of the microSD card have to go in first and have to be visible for you, the printed side of of the microSD card will have to show away from you.

The Ambient firmware update file may come with different names when you download it (factory_1.bin, user.bin, user.zip (needs to be unpacked first), user_1_6_3.bin etc.).
If the name is not factory.bin or user.bin, it needs to be renamed to user.bin resp. factory.bin . Updates from newer firmware version work with both names for Ambient consoles.
(difference: user.bin will be deleted automatically after the update, factory.bin needs to be deleted manually).

latest firmware versions (revisions): (29-Apr-2022)
WiFi: EasyWeatherV1.6.4 (HP2551, HP3501, WH2910, WS2320) - issue date: 06-April-2022
shows in the device list for your console as EasyWeather-WIFI-xxxx where "xxxx" are the four last characters in HEX format of your console's MAC address.
console: V1.8.0 (HP2550, HP2650 issue date:20-Apr-2022), V1.6.9 (HP350x - released 01-Jul-2021): update via SD card - V.1.7.3 (GW1000, WH2650): update via WSView (Plus) app, V >= 2.0.29 necessary to see the WS90 data - released 14-May-2022V.1.1.9 (WN19x0, release date: 20-Jan-2022): update via WS View (Plus) - V1.1.27 ( WH6006, release date 25-Mar-2022)
V2.1.4 (GW1100 - released 15-Apr-2022) - the update can be checked and applied in the WebUI; since version 2.0.2 also in the WS View Plus app; V2.1.4 (GW2000), released 15-Apr-2022

(Firmware 1.7.0 GW1000/WH2650 allows configuration and live data of the WS90 sensor array in a GW1000 (WSView Plus App >= 2.0.29 needed). for a WH2650 WSView+ >= V2.0.30 needed)

Change log for GW1000/WH2650 firmware 1.6.9/1.7.0/1.7.1/1.7.2/1.7.3
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1. Support WS90 related data reception, calibration and upload.
2.  Fix the bug of abnormal startup of the system. (1.7.2)
3. Fix WU upload bug (1.7.0, 1.7.1)
4. Fix event rain display bug (1.7.3).
Please use the latest version of WSView Plus app to check the data after upgrading the firmware
WSView+ >= V2.0.30 needed - in 1.6.9 no upload to WU took place, fixed in 1.7.0; in 1.7.0 wind data wouldn't upload to WU, fixed in 1.7.1; abnormal reboots, fixed in 1.7.2

Change log for HP2551 device firmware 1.8.0
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Fixed the bug from V1.7.9 that characters will be displayed when pressing key6 when WH51, Wn34, WN35 are not receivedChange log for HP2551 device firmware 1.7.9
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1.Added Rainfall data priority option trad./Piezo./No rain gauge means. Now you can set one of them to calibrate rainfall parameters.
2.Optimized SD card write methods that writing 5 items in once when storage interval less than 5 minutes.
3.Fixed the bug that upload rainfall data when relink console.
4.Adjusted icon: Wi-Fi, lightning, rainfall.
5.Changed translation for German, Spanish, Dutch:
Change log for HP2551 device firmware 1.7.8
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1. Italian, Spanish, Dutch language added.
2. Icon for weather serives of WC, WOW and ecowitt added when these services are enabled.
3. New WS90 sensor supported.
4. Max/Min font color changed.
5. Optimized sensor ID page for better logic.
6. Haptic rain data will be stored in flash upon priority selection.
7. Haptic rain gain can be set for different rain intensity.
8. German translation updated for better layout.
9. Tighter new sensor validation check when new sensor type is found. This is helpful in avoid wrong sensor data being recieved.
10. If haptic and tip spoon type rain sensor both present, user can select which data should be used at "more" page.
11. Fixed a bug for pm2.5 sensor not locked for its sensor ID.
12. Special character supported at the key board layout.

Change log for GW2000 firmware V.2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.4 versions
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- fix static IP issue for LAN interface
- repair sensor page power status display.
- fix lightning data display in livedata
1.Fix the bug of daylight saving time algorithm
1.Fix the correctness of piezo gain upload
2.Fixed that the original number and piezo gain are not transmitted during user customized upload
3.Support user to open or close WI-FI AP mode
4.Repair the display of battery status of all sensors
1. normal rain gauge data and ws90 haptic rain data can be uploaded at the same time and you can view both rain values on your same dashboard. This gives you the possibility that you can view both rain data from WS90 and WH40(WS69) in parallel.
2. Haptic rain calibration can be adjusted according to different rain intensities. This will make it possible that you can fine-tune the rain accuracy for the WS90 wittboy sensor.
3. pressing the central reboot button for more than 10 seconds will perform a factory reset (earlier a factory reset was not possible)
Change log for GW1100 firmware 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07, 2.08, 2.09 thru 2.1.4 versions
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- repair sensor page power status display.
- fix lightning data display in livedata
1.Fix the bug of daylight saving time algorithm
V2.1.2 release
1. Fix the correctness of piezo gain upload
2. Support user to open or close WI-FI AP mode
3. Repair the display of battery status of all sensors
V2.0.9 release
1.Support scanning WiFi hotspot list
2.Modify sever LED status
3.Fix too many broadcasts
V2.0.8 release
 1.  Optimize distribution network function
 2.  Fix SNTP function bug
 3.  Add new version information prompt
 4.  Support wh25,wh26 data protocol new
V2.0.7 release
 1. fixed bug for wind speed error on WOW.
 2. Lightning data stored locally and the pattern of displaying has been updated.
 3. rain reset time is user define enabled now.
 4. Sensor data priority has been changed so that wh40 will override WS65,69, WS90.

V2.0.6 release
1、change sntp time update from once per day only to every one hour
2、fix rain month no reset bug.
3、fix bug for wow wind speed upload error.

V2.0.5 release
1、fix web live data page for invalid data of co2, pm25 handling.
2、upgrade WIFI(server led) status:
      1)off - no router connected.
      2)on - data has been published to server successfully.
      3)flash 1hz router connected, but not able to publish data to weather server.

V2.0.4 release
1、support new sensor WH90
2、HTTPD web server turned on
3、change RF chip AFC:0x8F :AFC OFF to   0x9F:AFC ON.
4、update  soil ad setting page

WH6006/WS6006: WiFi 1.1.27 (25-Mar-2022) update with Weather Logger software (1.6.8) via USB
WL6006: WiFi 1.0.21 (02-Sep-2020)

this also applies to FineOffset clones - see rebrander model number in the matrix

HP2551: changes, improvements, bug fixes coming with the firmware releases: https://www.ecowitt.com/shop/goodsDetail/1
HP3501: changes, improvements, bug fixes coming with the firmware releases: https://www.ecowitt.com/shop/goodsDetail/33

there are also two types of firmware for the Ambient consoles: 
a) WiFi firmware for the upload to the Weather Networks and a customer server (if the console supports), usually starting with AMBWeatherVa.b.c
b) console firmware, usually just the version like Va.b.c (a, b, c = major version, minor version, patch level)
Ambient have a different numbering of the firmware version as their firmware is brand-customized

WiFi: AMBWeatherV4.3.3 (23-Mar-2022) (WS-2000, WS-5000, WS-2902A, B, C) update via awnet app (ambientweather.net not yet updated, still shows 4.3.1)
console: V1.7.6 (WS-2000, WS-5000) update via SD card (issue date 08-Sep-2021)
[visible in the settings/setup of consoles with display and in the awnet app]

changes, improvements, bug fixes coming with the firmware releases: https://ambientweather.com/support or https://ambientweather.com/faqs/question/view/id/1415/

b. sensor firmware update
usually sensors have their firmware for their lifetime, but with the sensor array, different hardware revisions and related firmware revision are possible.

So far it's the WS80 6-in-1 ultrasonic outdoor sensor array for which firmware updates are available, depending on the hardware revision
Latest update is to V.1.2.2 from 17-Mar-2022
For details see: https://www.ecowitt.com/shop/goodsDetail/46#  Tab Manuals and Software

Recently (April 2022) a firmware update V.1.1.7 for the WS90 outdoor array was released.
it's supposed to provide a rain detection pattern improvement  and thereby improve rain measurement accuracy.
Download including instructions at:
A Windows PC/laptop is needed for the upgrade (Win7 - Win11)

A new firmware update V.1.1.9 is available (May 2022): (improvement of wind readings)
download from https://www.ecowitt.com/shop/goodsDetail/249#
Title: Re: Fine Offset Clone Models,sensor compatibility,firmware + other info - MUST READ
Post by: Gyvate on July 07, 2021, 06:41:08 PM
4. Console (WiFi) + sensor combinations / packages ("stations")

 Ecowitt GW1x01: GW1x00 console + WH65 (I) 7-in-1 sensor array
 Ecowitt GW1x02: GW1x00 console + WS68 5-in-1 sensor array + WH40 rain gauge + WH32 outdoor Temp&Hum sensor
 Ecowitt GW1x03: GW1x00 console + WS80 6-in-1 sensor array (ultrasonic anemometer) + WH40 rain gauge
 Ecowitt GW2001: GW2000 console + WS90 7-in-1 sensor array (ultrasonic anemometer + haptic/piezo rain sensor) "Wittboy"
 Ecowitt HP3500B:  HP3500 TFT console + WH65 (I) 7-in-1 sensor array + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B)
 Ecowitt HP3501:    HP3500 TFT console + WS68 5-in-1 sensor array + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B) + WH32 outdoor temperature/humidity sensor + WH40 rain gauge
 Ecowitt WH2320E: WH2320E LED console + WH65 (I) 7-in-1 sensor array
 Ecowitt HP2551: HP2551 console + WH65 (I) 7-in-1 sensor array + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B)
(Ecowitt HP2552 <---not a real model number: HP2551 console + WS68 5-in-1 sensor array + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B) + WH32 outdoor temperature sensor + WH40 rain gauge)
 [user customized by adding components to the console]
 Ecowitt HP2553: HP2551 console + WS80 6-in-1 sensor array + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B) + WH40 rain gauge

Ecowitt HP2564: HP2560 console + WS90 7-in-1 sensor array (ultrasonic anemometer + haptic/piezo rain sensor) "Wittboy"

beyond these sets/packages Ecowitt also sell the single components (sensors, consoles)  so you can compose your own console/sensor "fleet"
 Froggit WH4000SE:                          WH4000SE console (WH2320E console) + WH65 (I) 7-in-1 sensor array (+ local PC console software and database)
 Froggit DP1500:                               DP1500 console (GW1000) + DP50 (WH31) + WH65 (Y) 7-in-1 sensor array [called WH3000SE outdoor array]
 Froggit HP1000SE Pro:                     HP1000SE Pro console (HP2551) + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B)
                                                       + WH65/WS69 (Y) 7-in-1 outdoor sensor array
 Froggit HP1000SE Pro Single sensor: HP1000SE Pro console (HP2551) + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B)
                                                       + WS68  5-in-1 outdoor sensor array + WH32 outdoor T&H sensor  + DP80 (WH40) rain gauge
 Froggit HP1000SE Pro Ultrasonic:     HP1000SE Pro console (HP2551) + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B)
                                                       + WS80 6-in-1 sensor array + DP80 (WH40) rain gauge
 Froggit WH2600 Pro WiFi: WH2600Pro console (WH2650) + T&H&P 3-in-1 indoor sensor (WH32B) + WH65 (Y) 7-in-1 sensor array

Froggit WH3900: WN1910 color display console + WN67 outdoor array

Froggit only sell the rebranded Ecowitt packages as full packages. Some but not all sensors/consoles can be purchased alone as spare parts
 Ambient WS-2000: WS-2000 console (HP2551) + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B)
                             + WH65 (Y) 7-in-1 outdoor sensor array
 Ambient WS-5000: WS-2000 console (HP2551) + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B)
                             + WS-5000-ARRAY (WS80) 6-in-1 sensor array + WS-5000-RAIN/WH40-RAIN (WH40) rain gauge
Ambient Weather WS-5050: WS-2000 console (HP2551) + indoor T&H&P 3-in-1 sensor (WH32B)
                             + WS-5000-ARRAY (WS80) 6-in-1 sensor array (ultrasonic) - NO (!) rain gauge

Ambient only sell the rebranded Fine Offset packages as full packages. Some but not all sensors/consoles can be purchased alone as spare parts.
Ecowitt sensors are not compatible with Ambient consoles (modified Ambient firmware), i.e. Ambient consoles don't display Ecowitt sensors,
whereas Ecowitt consoles are compatible with Ambient sensors (provided they run on the same frequency [915 MHz] and are Fine Offset clones).

Watson sell a HP2551 clone as Watson W8686 (433 or 868 Mhz) [HP2551 console + WH32B + tri-wing WH65] in the UK.
ELV, Waldbeck, Steinberg Systems sell Fine Offset clones (868 MHz) in Germany via amazon.de or other online market places (e.g. expondo.de + country sites in the EU)
Misol sell Fine Offset clones in Asia Pacific (433 MHz) also via aliexpress.com or banggood.com
Title: Re: MUST READ - Fine Offset Clone Models,sensor compatibility,firmware + other info
Post by: Gyvate on March 07, 2022, 04:20:56 AM
5. How to calibrate air pressure in your console (barometer)

most consoles have an inbuilt barometer chip (WS2320E, WH2910, HP350x, GW1x00, GW2000),
the HP2551 console uses an external combo sensor, the WH32B temperature, humidity, air pressure sensor.
(for the Ambient names of the consoles, sensors mentioned have a look at the console/sensor matrix)

We will describe here a simple procedure without going too much into the technical and scientific background
and which will result in a fairly good calibration of your barometer.

If you want to deep dive into the matter, fine tune your readings etc, there are quite a few posts in this board,
which can take you further into the matter
e.g. https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=43477.0 ("beginners")
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=43602.0 (more advanced - the author says "intermediate")

The best conditions for doing this calibration would be a sunny day with an outside temperature around 15C/59F.
For better accurcy you should do the calibration using hPa (hectopascal) units and not mmHg.
(If you prefer to see the pressure display in inHg, you can change the display units of your console once the calibration is completed).

Basically your air pressure sensor measures the air pressure at the place where the sensor (in most cases the console) is located.
This is also called the absolute air pressure. This air pressure changes with the altitude above sea level,
as the weight of the air become less the higher you go (as there is less air to create the pressure above).
In order to make this air pressure comparable with other places, it is put in relation to the air pressure at sea level.
The air pressure at sea level is standaardized to be 1013.25 hPa or mbar at 15 C.
The local, absolute air pressure put into relation with the sea-level pressure is called relative air pressure.
What we need to do is to find the relative pressure which corresponds to the absolute pressure of your (sensor's) place.

For this you need two things:
1. the altitude of your (sensor's) place above sea level (ground level + height of the barometer above ground)
2. a calculator which converts this altitude and the absolute pressure of your location into the relative pressure.
we will use: https://keisan.casio.com/exec/system/1224575267
(the terms altitude and elevation you can consider to be synonyms for practical purposes)

Here you have three values to enter:
- your altitude (find out from e.g. https://www.randymajors.org/elevation-on-google-maps or similar tools)
- your absolute air pressure provided by your console
- the actual temperature

for demonstration purposes we will assume the following values: 
elevation 243 m, absolute air pressure 994.0 hPa, temperature 15C
entering these values into the calculator at https://keisan.casio.com/exec/system/1224575267 and pressing the "execute" button,
will provide a sea level pressure of 1,022.98 hPa (or 1,023.0 hPa rounded)
What we need for the console calibration is the so-called offset, the difference between our absolute pressure (994.0 hPa in the example)
and the corresponding sea level pressure (1023.0 hPa). This difference or offset is 29.0 hPa
This is what you have to enter into the "relative Offset" field in your console. Of course you will have to take your 'personal' difference resulting from your values (altitude, absolute presure).
Once done and saved you are set.

If you want to further fine tune your calibration, e.g. comparing with a the so-called METAR of a near-by airport
(not too far away, +/- similar altitude as your place !),
you will need to look up the sea level pressure (rel. pressure) from that airport and compare it with your relative air pressure.
If there is a difference, you can enter this difference (+ or - !!) into the "absolute offset" field in the calibration menu.
If the pressure at the airport is higher, you have to enter the difference as a positive offset,
if it is lower, as a negative absolute offset.

Again, for more details, look up e.g. https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=43477.0 or other air pressure calibration discussions in this forum.
Title: Re: MUST READ - Fine Offset Clone Models,sensor compatibility,firmware + other info
Post by: Gyvate on March 07, 2022, 04:21:45 AM
6. sensor battery status, values etc.:
this is a rather special and deep dive topic the common weather station user is often not very much interested in,
at least not in the details. Enough to see somewhere if a battery needs to be replaced or not (yet).

For those who want to go to the bottom of it, there are a few links below which can provide you with detailed information in this field



Title: Re: MUST READ - Fine Offset Clone Models,sensor compatibility,firmware + other info
Post by: Gyvate on March 16, 2022, 07:40:11 AM
7. data flow between sensors, consoles, application software, weather services etc.:
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popular examples for templates are Weather34 (stand-alone or e.g. inside Meteobridge on Raspi), Meteotemplate,
CumulusMX default web site or pwsDashboard (which could also be a direct feed from a console or e.g. FOSHKplugin)

The Android app PWT (Personal Weather Tablet) is often used with the displayless consoles GW1x00, GW2000, WH2650
via their http custom server post (push) function to display their data on an (old or new) Andoid tablet.
Title: Re: MUST READ - Fine Offset Clone Models,sensor compatibility,firmware + other info
Post by: Gyvate on March 22, 2022, 01:54:27 PM
8. change log:
(14-Nov-2020) added Froggit DP70 (=Ecowitt WH55)
(14-Nov-2020) updated sensor hierarchy (footnote 7)
(17-Nov-2020) included Watson as Fine Offset clone seller to footnote d and to the packages
(20-Nov-2020) added acronym scheme (source: Ecowitt)
(21-Nov-2020) updated table: added WS6006/WL6006 and updated footnote 10 on WS6006/WL6006 (source: Ecowitt)
(22-Nov-2020) added Ambient PM2.5 indoor (WH43) and WH31LA (WH55), updated HP3501 sensor compatibility, added Weather Network information
(23-Nov-2020) updated WL6006 info
(24-Nov-2020) added console clone models/brands and their frequencies
(25-Nov-2020) updated HP3501 sensors (with console firmware 1.6.9), added console/screen sizes, added firmware info
(03-Dec-2020) updated WiFi firmware version for Ecowitt and compatible
(07-Dec-2020) added WH31P (Ambient) to the matrix
(10-Dec-2020) added picture of newly released WH45 (release date 10-Dec-2020)
(26-Dec-2020) added picture for HP2551/WS-2000/WS5000 console display overview
(30-Dec-2020) marked WH32E for Ambient as "end-of-life" (exactly "end-of-support" as they have taken it off their portfolio)
(03-Jan-2021) added reference to related discussion thread  https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=40837.0
(03-Jan-2021) added remark regarding past 24 h rainfall display of the HP2551 console
(05-Jan-2021) added PanTech as another reseller brand in Australia (HP2551, HP2553 and extra sensors)
(13-Jan-2021) added Froggit DP30 water temperature sensor to the matrix
(17-Jan-2021) added Meteobridge/Weewx/CumulusMX/WeatherDisplay console support info
(22-Jan-2021) updated footnote 9 with the new WN30 (temperature only, waterproof probe, 3 m cable) sensor
(29-Jan-2021) updated firmware info for WIFI firmware 1.5.7 Ecowitt / 4.2.9 Ambient
(02-Feb-2021) update WS68 signal indicator in console pictogram overview - updated announcement for PM2.5 sensor cycling (1-4) in current position with next firmware version
(30-Jan-2021) added Tycon ProWeather TC3000WC (WH2350 Fnbe Offset clone) to the matrix
(02-Feb-2021) updated WS68 signal indicator position on console screen, announcement by Ecowitt to implement PM2.5 indicator (1-4, WH41/43) cycling with next firmware
(26-Feb-2021) added WH35 Leaf Moisture sensor (1-8) to the matrix - sensor already part of firmware 1.6.5
(27-Feb-2021) created a temporary warning regarding firmware 1.6.5 in the firmware section of the matrix footnotes
(02-Mar-2021) updated firmware 1.6.6 for GW1000 - FW 1.6.5 withdrawn, also for WH2650 => latest available FW for WH2650 is 1.6.3 (1.6.5 for early adopters - WH2650 users were not affected by the 1.6.5 side-effects on the GW1000 together with a WH32B - they have another side effect: loss of pressure/barometer data from WH32B)
(03-Mar-2021) moved firmware info into separate post (as the post is reaching its maximum number of characters [2000]); added picture of device list and console identifiers plus update pop-up
(12-Mar-2021) added information about WH2910C console and sensor data uploaded to Ecowitt.net - info on to-be-released FW 1.6.7
(19-Mar-2021) added information about beta-phase WN1900 "low-cost" weather station
(25-Mar-2021) added footnote for WH32B predecessor (WH25)
(27-Mar-2021) added info about firmware 1.7.1 for the HP2551 (and clone) console - main visible feature: WH41/53 PM2.5 sensors are now also scrolling on the main screen
(29-Mar-2021) added ChiliTec and DNT as FO clone resellers
(02-Apr-2021) added WN67 info to matrix
(07-Apr-2021) added info on WiFi firmware upgrade V1.5.8 claiming solving the following issues: 1. Optimize domain name resolution.;2. Optimize the uploading stability of custom servers
- for affected consoles see firmware post / section
(12-Apr-2021) updated HP2551 console info and pictogram
(22-Apr-2021) updated information regarding console firmware update (1.7.1 for HP2551, 1.6.7 for HP350x) and WiFi firmware V1.5.9 (claiming solving the same issues as V1.5.8: 1. Optimize domain name resolution.;2. Optimize the uploading stability of custom servers)
(30-Apr-2021) added WN30 multi-channel waterproof temperature sensor with external probe to the matrix
(10-May-2021) added DP250, the Froggit version of the WH45 5-in-1 indoor air quality sensor to the matrix
(13-May-2021) minor updates to the firmware section
(24-May-2021) added information in footnote 23 regarding the WN67 sensor array which looks similar to the WN14 array (but is different technology) which comes with FineOffset low cost stations, e.g. WH5300, Aercus 2085, Aercus 3085.
(27-May-2021) updated firmware information for GW1000/WH2650 - now V1.6.7
(01-Jun-2021) updated firmware information for GW1000/WH2650 - now V1.6.8
(03-Jun-2021) updated firmware information for HP2551 console - now V1.7.3 (fixes some bugs and may purge the text for the Indoor T/H(/P) sensor and replace the original text (usually "Indoor") by "WH32")
added info on how/where to fix the purge/replace issue in the console post
(04-Jun-2021) added footnote 24 on WH65/WS69 sensor arrays and BP0001 (external battery pack) compatibility
(01-Jul-2021) latest firmware V 1.6.9 for HP350x console released
(02-Jul-2021) latest firmware V 1.7.4 for HP2551/HP2553 (Froggit HP1000SE Pro, Watson 8686, .... see matrix for other clone brands) released
(07-Jul-2021) A number of WH31-EP sensors have been erroneously labeled WN37AS and have been shipped - they are still WH31-EP sensors.
(20-Jul-2021) latest WiFi firmware V1.6.0 for consoles HP2551, WS2320E, HP350x, WH2910 and non-Ambient clones of these consoles published
(21-Jul-2021) added the new GW1100 console with the WebUI configuration option to the matrix
(22-Jul-2021) latest console firmware V1.7.4 for Ambient WS-2000 and WS-5000 stations released
(24-Jul-2021) added ProTech WiFi gateway (GW1000 clone, 868 MHz) to the matrix
(25-Jul-2021) added firmware info for WS-2000/WS-5000 console: file name is factory.bin (whereas for HP2551 and clones it is user.bin)
(30-Jul-2021) added new CumulusMX V12 (3141) functionality - can now use all consoles/servers which post in Ecowitt protocol (e.g. custom server option) as station
(31-Jul-2021) WN34L, WN34S (1-8) and WN35 (1-8) sensors released
(05-Aug-2021) added the WH55 signal position to the HP2551 console pictogram
(06-Aug-2021) added info for WN1900 console features in footnote 21
(09-Aug-2020) Meteobridge application software now supports the WS2320E/Froggit WH4000SE WiFi/Misol WS-2320/ ELV WS980 WiFi, Steinerg sbs-ws-400 consoles
(13-Aug-2021) added GW1100 firmware information
(17-Aug-2021) added Ambient AQIN sensor (the equivalent to Ecowitt WH45 5-in-1 air quality sensor T/H/PM2.5,PM10,CO2)
(01-Sep-2021) added latest firmware (2.0.3) for GW1100 and update method
(09-Sep-2021) added Ambient latest WiFi firmware version 4.3.0 (issue date 07-Sep-2021)
(17-Sep-2021)  added Ambient latest WiFi firmware version 4.3.1 (issue date 13-Sep-2021)
(21-Sep-2021) added latest firmware (2.0.4) for GW1100
(28-Sep-2021) added Ecowitt latest console firmware for HP2551 V 1.7.6
(22-Oct-2021) added the description of the SensorsID submenu in the HP2551 console
(26-Oct-2021) updated WN1900 console info as the console/station is released meanwhile
(28-Oct-2021) added firmware change log for GW1100 V2.04, 2.05, 2.06 in firmware section
(30-Oct-2021) added Ambient WiFi firmware change to V 4.3.2
(03-Nov-2021) added the new WS90 all-in-one outdoor array (beta testing phase) and the WH31 with DCF77 support (868 MHz, Europe only)
(06-Nov-2021) added information about new Wittboy station (WS90 + GW2000) - footnote 27
(07-Nov-2021) added information that with firmware 1.7.6 the HP2551 console keeps last lightning strike time stamp over a reboot/restart
(14-Nov-2021) added change log for GW1100 firmware V2.0.7
(16-Nov-2021) added Ambient WS-5050 station (=WS-5000 without rain gauge)
(21-Nov-2021) added info about GW2000 (still in beta testing phase)
(02-Dec-2021) added info about GW1100 firmware update 2.0.8
(06-Dec-2021) added new WiFi firmware version 1.6.1 for the WH2910, WS2320E, HP2551, HP350x (clone) consoles
(14-Dec-2021) added info about Misol WS80 and Misol WH40 plus Froggit DP10(WN35), DP35 (WN34L) and DP150(WN34S)
(21-Dec-2021) added firmware 2.0.9 for GW1100
(31-Dec-2021) HP2551 console firmware 1.7.7 published; new: French language, a SD card symbol, WH45 temp/humidity cycles with Indoor and WH31 family sensors, WN34/35 viewable/displayed on main console page. Updated console picture and pictogram above, the WS90 7-in-1 outdoor array can be received (and readings displayed) - see sensors ID
(08-Jan-2022) added important sensor ID info to HP2551 console section (applies to GW1x00 and WH2650 too)
(13-Jan-2022) added info about a solar sensor filter in latest hardware revision of the WH65/WS69 array [footnote 24]
(15-Jan-2022) added WS90/GW2000 info in the footnotes where applicable
(03-Feb-2022) updated footnotes a, b with (re-)seller information
(13-Feb-2022) added 920 MHz sensor frequency for Japan, Malaysia, Singapore & South Korea (in addition to 433 MHz)
(27-Feb-2022) added country specific list of frequencies which can be legally used for the (low range) sensor transmission
(03-Mar-2022) added latest firmware info for the GW2000 hub/console/gateway, with special calibration option for the WS90 haptic rain sensor and possible synoptical WH40 and WS90 rain sensor view
(06-Mar-2022) pressing the central reboot button on the GW2000 longer than 10 seconds will now allow a factory reset of the console
(10-Mar-2022) added device firmware upgrade for HP2551 console (1.7.8)
(12-Mar-2022) added Froggit WH3900 (=WN1910C [color display] + WN67) to matrix; added WN36 floating pool temperature sensor (so far only published by Fine Offset)
(13-Mar-2022) updated WN36 info (footnote 31)
(16-Mar-2022) updated footnote 31; added Ambient WH31 PF = Ecowitt WN36
(18-Mar-2022) added a "sensor battery status, values etc." section
(22-Mar-2022) added data flow scheme between sensors, consoles, weather software, weather services etc.
(23-Mar-2022) added WiFi firmware upgrade to V.1.6.2 Ecowitt/FOSHK clones, V.4.3.3 Ambient
(25-Mar-2022) added  firmware upgrade to V.2.1.2 for GW1100 and V.1.1.27 for WH6006 and datalogger 1.6.8
(26-Mar-2023) added  firmware upgrade to V.2.1.2 for GW2000
(01-Apr-2022)  added firmware upgrade to 2.1.3 for GW1100  and GW2000
(04-Apr-2022) added info regarding the move of the optional sensor page and the related name editing for the HP2551 console with firmware 1.7.8 (option 5 in the FW change log)
(06-Apr-2022) added EasyWeather WiFi firmware upgrade to V.1.6.4 for HP2551, HP350x, HP2910, WS2320E (clone) consoles
(09-Apr-2022) added some info regarding the WH24 legacy outdoor array (the "boat") - foot note 24
(10-Apr-2022) added info regarding firmware V.1.1.7 upgrade for the WS90 outdoor array of the GW2001 ("Wittboy") station
(13-Apr-2022) device firmware 1.7.9 for HP2551 (clone) consoles released
(16-Apr-2022) firmware 2.1.4 for GW1100 and GW2000 consoles released
(20-Apr-2022) device firmware 1.8.0 for HP2550 console released
(21-Apr-2022) new firmware 1.6.9 for GW1000/WH2650 released (WS90 support via WSView Plus app, V 2.0.30 needed); WS90 firmware update V.1.1.9 for wind reading improvements
(24-Apr-2022) firmware 1.7.0 for GW1000/WH2650 released - fixes WU and custom server upload issues introduced with 1.6.9
(26-Apr-2022) firmware 1.7.1 for GW1000/WH2650 released - fixes remaining WU wind data issue; WS View Plus 2.0.31 released; added HP2564 station
(29-Apr-2022) -  firmware 1.7.2 for GW1000/WH2650 released - change log - see firmware post above
                      - added chapter 9: console - sensor - maximum number table
                      - added picture of the 2nd generation HP25xx console, the HP2560, to the HP2550 console section/chapter
                      - added the HP2560 console to the matrix
(02-May-2022) added sensor (array) transmission timings to the thread (chapter 10)
(14-May-2022) firmware 1.7.3  for GW1000/WH2650 released - change log - see firmware post above
(17-May-2022) added firmware 1.2.2 upgrade for WS80 6-in-1 sensor array (upgrade firmware for ultrasonic wind sensor)
Title: Re: MUST READ - Fine Offset Clone Models,sensor compatibility,firmware + other info
Post by: Gyvate on April 29, 2022, 05:45:41 AM
9. console - sensor - maximum number table
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the WH2650 gateway console is not contained in this table. It can have/use the same sensors and number of sensors as the HP2550 console with firmware 1.7.2.
It is not sold by Ecowitt directly but mainly by resellers like Froggit, Steinberg Systems, Waldbeck etc. in Europe as 868 MHz models (see matrix on top of the thread).
E.g. Froggit WH2600Pro WiFi

10. sensor (array) transmission timings / reporting intervals
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Title: Re: MUST READ - Fine Offset Clone Models,sensor compatibility,firmware + other info
Post by: Gyvate on May 17, 2022, 06:38:40 AM
technical post - please ignore