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Offline DelChard

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2021, 12:19:12 PM »
Solar and wind readings are believable (comparable to other stations nearby).
Weather permitting, I'll try the soft reset.
To be honest, providing the wind values hold up, I'll leave it at that for now.
The V1.2.0 firmware Is an option, if I get a further problem.
Unit was purchased from weather spares here in the UK, so, I'd go through them.
GW1100 - WS80 WH40 WH32EP
Feeding Weewx on Pi4b, CumulusMX on Synology DS215+

GW1100 - WS69
HP2550 - WS80 WH40

Extras common to all 3
WH51 5, WH31 4, WN30 3, WH57, WH41 1, WN34S 1, WN35 1, WH55 1

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2021, 01:37:38 PM »
the new firmware for the 2nd generation WS80 with the STH40 sensors might be helpful, yes.
Weather Spares in UK seem to be very cooperative regarding support.
We haven't heard anything contrary so far.
They are also members in the forum and might read your post.  8-)
Froggit WH4000SE (=EW 2320E) 1.6.4/GW1100 2.1.4/Froggit DP1500 1.6.8 (+EW GW1000 (4) 1.6.8/7.2 test/backup)/HP1000SE Pro (HP2551) 1.6.4/1.7.8, WH2650 WiFi (2) 1.7.2,GW2000 2.1.4;
Ecowitt WS90-,WS80,WH40,WH65,WH31(5),WH31-EP(1),WN30/DP30 (1),WH32(1),WH32-EP(1),WH32B [T/H/P] (1), WH57 [Lightning] (1), WH41 [PM2.5] (2), WH51 [SoilMoisture] (5), WH45, WH55 (2)
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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2021, 02:40:37 PM »
I use 2 GW1100 gateways, both upload to ecowitt.net, 1 public and 1 private.
The private gateway is recording the temp and humidity from the WS80.
As can be seen from the attached screen captures, the error condition lasted for about 3hrs and 20 mins.
However there is no corresponding step in wind values.
Therefore I suspect that the temp and humidity sensor has been performing correctly and  the correct sound velocity compensation applied. Just the transmission in error.
I'll probably just monitor it for the duration of the Xmas and New year. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
GW1100 - WS80 WH40 WH32EP
Feeding Weewx on Pi4b, CumulusMX on Synology DS215+

GW1100 - WS69
HP2550 - WS80 WH40

Extras common to all 3
WH51 5, WH31 4, WN30 3, WH57, WH41 1, WN34S 1, WN35 1, WH55 1

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2021, 02:47:46 PM »
another possibility is that your GW1100 went nuts.
You have to make sure that it is not close to devices which could create interference like transformers (power supplies), router, WLAN accesspoint, .... and don't plug it in directly to a computer or USB hub, use the provided extension cable. Check that cable !! There could also be (moveable ?) obstacles between sensor array and console.

Issues with the position of the gateway (console, GW1x00) have been repeatedly reported, hence the above hints.

Also, did you use proper batteries (no rechargeable ones!) for the WS80 ?

As you can see there are potentially quite some factors which can have an impact on your console (or sensor array or both) to work properly.
Froggit WH4000SE (=EW 2320E) 1.6.4/GW1100 2.1.4/Froggit DP1500 1.6.8 (+EW GW1000 (4) 1.6.8/7.2 test/backup)/HP1000SE Pro (HP2551) 1.6.4/1.7.8, WH2650 WiFi (2) 1.7.2,GW2000 2.1.4;
Ecowitt WS90-,WS80,WH40,WH65,WH31(5),WH31-EP(1),WN30/DP30 (1),WH32(1),WH32-EP(1),WH32B [T/H/P] (1), WH57 [Lightning] (1), WH41 [PM2.5] (2), WH51 [SoilMoisture] (5), WH45, WH55 (2)
MeteobridgePro(2)[test,prod 5.4 May 07 2022, 14745 - Blake-Larsen Sun Recorder - RPi4/weewx 4.8.0/CumulusMX 3184/MB RPi4(2671)
Barani Meteoshield Pro, MetSpec Rad02
Ecowitt 5763,34418;WU ISAARB3(WH4000SE), ISAARB22(HP2553), http://meshka.eu

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2021, 03:11:20 PM »
Thanks for the comments. I'm a mechanical engineer by qualification and worked in metallurgy, so not my field of expertise.
But would a communication issue be so selective.
Both gateways are connected using their correct cables. And I used energiser lithium batteries
The gateway using the WH32EP for outdoor temp and humidity is fed from a USB port on my router, but positioned the full length of the cable.
The gateway reporting the temp and humidity from the WS80 is fed from a Usb power plug well away from any other equipment.
At the moment, all is well.
I will keep monitoring.

Enjoy your Xmas
GW1100 - WS80 WH40 WH32EP
Feeding Weewx on Pi4b, CumulusMX on Synology DS215+

GW1100 - WS69
HP2550 - WS80 WH40

Extras common to all 3
WH51 5, WH31 4, WN30 3, WH57, WH41 1, WN34S 1, WN35 1, WH55 1

Offline giusCB

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2021, 06:04:52 AM »
How do you know it's a newer version (apart from the transducer cover) ?
Any serial number, type specification ?
Or only by being able to easily disassemble it (the T/H unit) ?
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unfortunately there is no sn reference on the sensors.
I think the version with removable TH is also the one with newest sht40 sensor (to be verified)
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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2021, 12:22:43 AM »
i recently received a ws80 with the latest hardware changes,

What are the hardware changes and when were they done?

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2021, 02:05:08 AM »
As can be seen from the attached screen captures, the error condition lasted for about 3hrs and 20 mins.
I have a similar problem, at various times my GW1100 will not use the outdoor sensor and will instead use the first WH31 sensor.
It has to do with reflections and cancellations of the rf signal, moving the GW1100 a few inches will fix it. For a while it was affected by where I parked my car.

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2021, 03:04:27 AM »
i recently received a ws80 with the latest hardware changes,

What are the hardware changes and when were they done?
the transducers of the anemometer were covered to avoid wrong readings in the combination of heavy rains and winds
Froggit WH4000SE (=EW 2320E) 1.6.4/GW1100 2.1.4/Froggit DP1500 1.6.8 (+EW GW1000 (4) 1.6.8/7.2 test/backup)/HP1000SE Pro (HP2551) 1.6.4/1.7.8, WH2650 WiFi (2) 1.7.2,GW2000 2.1.4;
Ecowitt WS90-,WS80,WH40,WH65,WH31(5),WH31-EP(1),WN30/DP30 (1),WH32(1),WH32-EP(1),WH32B [T/H/P] (1), WH57 [Lightning] (1), WH41 [PM2.5] (2), WH51 [SoilMoisture] (5), WH45, WH55 (2)
MeteobridgePro(2)[test,prod 5.4 May 07 2022, 14745 - Blake-Larsen Sun Recorder - RPi4/weewx 4.8.0/CumulusMX 3184/MB RPi4(2671)
Barani Meteoshield Pro, MetSpec Rad02
Ecowitt 5763,34418;WU ISAARB3(WH4000SE), ISAARB22(HP2553), http://meshka.eu

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2021, 03:57:46 AM »
Thanks to Gyvate and WA4OPQ
I had another 'outage' yesterday.
However on this occasion, it affected more than just the T & H from the WS80,
This meant I could compare readings received by both GW1100s, which showed 1 errant gateway
I took the usual Microsoft fix and rebooted the gateway, and all is now well.
The WS80 wind speed and direction went AWOL just after dark yesterday.
I have done a soft reset this morning. Now reporting normally.
Rain is now due, so I'll hold off upgrading the firmware.
GW1100 - WS80 WH40 WH32EP
Feeding Weewx on Pi4b, CumulusMX on Synology DS215+

GW1100 - WS69
HP2550 - WS80 WH40

Extras common to all 3
WH51 5, WH31 4, WN30 3, WH57, WH41 1, WN34S 1, WN35 1, WH55 1

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Re: Firmware update ultrasonic anemometer WS80 available
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2022, 06:16:19 AM »
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got a wind spike today after a very little freezing this morning  #-o
tomorrow is expected snow with around 0 degrees. I am really worried  :cry:

ps. yes i've the new. fw. onboard (ws80 with new hw. design)
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