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CWOP Forum / Re: Help with CWOP
« Last post by gszlag on Today at 07:17:03 AM »

"... find out the exact elevation of my property but keep getting different results."

"One thing for certain is the height AGL of the sensor. Once i am able to determine the correct elevation of the property i will know a total elevation for the barometer."

"... the console started to display the ABS and REL barometer readings.
Is it all figured out or are there further steps to correctly set it up to be accurate?"
 
.".. my property is only roughly 45feet-60feet or 14meters-18meters above sea level. I donít know that it really makes a difference between absolute pressure and relative pressure this low to sea level"

"The sensor is roughly another 27-28 feet or 8-9 meters AGL.
Total is only 22-26 meters.

"So in summary to the barometer are there calculations and calibrations i still need to do and what is the best way to do it."

 

You definitely need to get a more accurate elevation mumber, The best visual method to determine elevation above sea level is Google Earth. I just cursor around in Google Earth and mouse over until I'm on the ground near the foundation of the building where the barometric sensor will be. You are correct, you need to have the total elevation of the barometric sensor  (ground elevation AMSL + height of sensor AGL.)

Depending on your situation, you might be able to confirm your elevation with a topographical map. Otherwise stick with Google Earth.

Elevation matters as you are about 25 meters AMSL so differences in pressure between sensor elevation and sea level pressure wll be significant enough. The good news is that you are close enough to sea level where the firmware in your console will work just fine. You will need to adjust both your ABS and REL values.

REL needs to be adjusted because your barometer needs to know high it is above sea level. The ABS needs to be adjusted(calibrated) to check and verify that your sensor is accurate.

The whole process is detailed in this post: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=45601.0

I believe that at an altitude/elevation of 25 meters, your REL value should always be 3.0 hPa higher than your current ABS value. For instance, if a close-by airport is reporting Altimeter = 1013.2 your ABS should be reading 1010.2. Use the calculator mentioned in the how-to to determine your exact pressure difference value.

If you run into a snag or you get stuck...report back.
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Hi GYVATE,
Yes I checked everything but still Wind Speed, Gust and Direction have "Value" = 0 in the Json data packet.

I Sent back to FROGGIT the defective unit this morning. The "Old" WS80 is back on the mast after a reset !!

This morning I have a new "surprise" in the JSON data packet. Since the beginning (Nov 2023) the Sonic Array WS80 "common_list" Json data packet contained the items "id": "3" and  "id": "0x05" (heat index and feel like Temp) but without notice or any change on my side these two "id" disappeared at 6:30 AM today and are now replaced by only the "id": "4"  (App Temp)  ?????
Do you have any explanation about this unexpected change ? Does that mean that the "id" "3", "0x05" and "4" may appear or disappear without notice ?


Thanks for your reply

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if it was showing all the outdoor sensors before - and not only the vlues from a WS90 but also from a WH31/WN31 - and now only shows indoor values (indoor temoeature/humidity) and the ir pressure, then it looks as if the RF reception module has given up its ghost and a device exchange on warranty is needed.
Did you report the symptoms to support@ecowitt.com and asked for thei advice ?

It's rather unlikely that both the WS90 and the WH31 have failed at the same time (unless you had a lightning strike very nearby).
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We use our indoor sensors to regulate heating and humidity. Is there a way to see BOTH sensors?
if you mean by both the GW1100 inbuilt T/RH (indoor) sensor and the WH32B/WH32 indoor/WN32P T&HP sensor (there are these different names for the same sensor floating around), then the answer is NO. It's either or.
If you want to see other temperatures different  from the official outdoor (T&H) and indoor (T&HP) sensor, you need to deploy WH31 extra temperature/humidity sensors which you can place anywhere. Up to 8 per console/gateway.
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CWOP Forum / Re: Help with CWOP
« Last post by Ahill on Today at 03:16:23 AM »
Thank you for the kind reply.
I did manage to get in contact with ambient weather and they told me the ws5000 is currently not compatible to send data to CWOP and that a weather bridge is required.
They are working on having a weather bridge for the ws5000 hopefully later in the year but the other models such as the ws2902 with a weather bridge can send data to CWOP.
I donít know if what you are saying is different than what they are talking about. Please excuse me as this is all still fairly new to me as well as the terminology.
You did bring up another topic that i am also confused about as well as many others i have seen being discussed.
The whole barometer calibration and elevation matter. First of all i have looked into many different areas to find outbthe exact elevation of my property but keep getting different results. When i set up the ambient weather account the website or app seem to automatically generate a elevation for the location but according to other sources it is not the same.
One thing for certain is the hight AGL of the sensor. Once i am able to determine the correct elevation of the property i will know a total elevation for the barometer. Or do i even need to figure all that out? It seems once i got everything up and working including the account for ambient, the console started to display the ABS and REL barometer readings.
Is it all figured out or are there further steps to correctly set it up to be accurate?
One thing to note is that my property is only roughly 45feet-60feet or 14meters-18meters above sea level. I donít know that it really makes a difference between absolute pressure and relative pressure this low to sea level.
The sensor is roughly another 27-28 feet or 8-9 meters AGL.
Total is only 22-26 meters.
So in summary to the barometer are there calculations and calibrations i still need to do and what is the best way to do it. ](*,)
 :( :-k
Thanks again
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CWOP Forum / Re: Help with CWOP
« Last post by dwhitemv on Today at 12:46:56 AM »
Looks like there is an outside service that will transfer your AmbientWeather.net data to CWOP:

https://ambientcwop.com/

Once signed up and connected, AmbientCWOP will take care of transferring data between the services using an API key to access your data. You just need to make sure your station is uploading to AmbientWeather.net.

Station settings are addressed in the help/signup info. Its possible your unit doesn't allow the sensor poll time to be changed, if not then don't worry about it. The AmbientWeather update time is more important.

For the barometer, I find Google Maps and the iPhone Compass app to both be pretty accurate as far as elevation goes. The phone app will increase in accuracy with more sky exposure and time; try leaving it on outside for 5-10 minutes. (Be careful about leaving the phone in direct sunlight, it can get hot!) Precise elevation will depend on the status of the GPS satellite constellation, in particular how many are low on the horizon vs. how many are directly above. That said +/- 10 feet isn't going to cause any major barometer inaccuracies. You can always adjust it later if there seems to be a constant bias.
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Custom Website Templates / Re: Top radar images
« Last post by saratogaWX on Yesterday at 11:16:37 PM »
Looking at the page source for your index.php shows
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<!-- incorrect leftMap='Satellite|https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/standard/SOUTHEAST_loop.gif|' for left map - using 'sw' map instead. -->
so that's what is causing the default sw map to show.

In the README-2020-06-10-dashboard-maps.txt it says:
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Either or both can be overridden by custom settings:

$SITE['leftMap']  = '<name>|<URL>[|<link-to-page>]';
$SITE['rightMap'] = '<name>|<URL>[|<link-to-page>]';

where:
<name> is the name of the map to display on mouseover (in alt= and title=)
<URL>  is the URL (fully qualified or relative) of the img file to display
<link-to-page> is the OPTIONAL URL (fully qualified or relative) that will be
       used in an <a href=... with a title="Click to open <name> page in new tab."

In your Settings.php you have
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$SITE['NWSregion'] = 'se'; // NOAA/NWS regional radar maps
// 'ak' = Alaska,
// 'nw' = Northwest, 'nr' = Northern Rockies, 'nm' = North Mississippi Valley,
// 'nc' = Central Great Lakes,  'ne' = Northeast,
// 'hi' = Hawaii,
// 'sw' = Southwest, 'sr' = Southern Rockies, 'sc' = Southern Plains,
// 'sm' = South Mississippi Valley, 'se' = Southeast

$SITE['WUsatellite'] = 'se'; // Wunderground regional satellite maps
// ="nw" North West, ="nc" North Central, ="ne" North East,
// ="wc" West Central, ="ce" Central, ="ec" East Central,
// ="sw" South West, ="sc" South Central, ="se" South East,
$SITE['leftMap'] = "Satellite|https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/standard/SOUTHEAST_loop.gif|";

Your $SITE['leftMap'] entry has a trailing | but no alt URL, so removing the trailing | before " should fix the issue;
or you could just comment out $SITE['leftMap'] and the SE radar loop should show.
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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Fall/Winter 2023-24
« Last post by Bunty on Yesterday at 11:03:54 PM »
It hit 88 degrees at OKC airport today, 2/26, easily breaking the old record high of 82. Four degrees off of the all-time February record and tied for our 5th warmest February day.  Tuesday may be another record-breaking day, if clouds don't get too thick.  But it will be whiplash Wednesday when the high will only be in the upper 40s.  Due to the drying effects of WSW wind making for a humidity of 15 to 30%, chances of rain or severe storms then expected to be very low.  Later on, states to the east may have severe weather, though.

My station's Monday high was 89, which is the warmest Feb. 26 since 2012.

Dallas got up to a record high of 93 on Monday.
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Custom Website Templates / Re: Top radar images
« Last post by JupiterJoe on Yesterday at 09:53:02 PM »
Hi guys, revisiting this to see if anyone knows why a west coast image shows instead of a southeast image. Thank you for any help, I just can't find it!!!  ](*,) ](*,)
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