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Offline Rocketman

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Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« on: January 28, 2023, 08:40:21 PM »
Is it possible to update the console firmware to see multiple WH57 lightning sensors individually ?
HP2550 console 1.8.7 firmware  , WS80 weather station , WH57 lightning sensor , WH40 rain gauge , WH51 soil moisture sensor , GX1100 gateway 2.2.1 firmware

Offline kheller2

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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2023, 08:47:14 PM »
No.  And I would like to ask why you would ever need that, since all the sensors would report the same strikes (in theory) since they have to be in range of the console.
Ambient Consoles: WS-2000, WS-1900, WS-1200, WS-2902C, WS-3000-X3, WS-0900-IP(observerIP), WS-1001-WIFI
Ambient Arrays: WH65B
Ambient Sensors: WH31E(3), WH31B(2), WH32B, WH31SM(2), WH31PGW, AQIN, WH31LA(3)
Ambient Spares: WH24B(2), WH25B.
Ecowitt: HP2551BU, GW1000B(dead), GW1100B(2), GW2000B
Ecowitt Sensors: WH51, WN34BL, WN34(2), WH31, WH41, WH40

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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2023, 12:43:30 AM »
So you can compare the preformance of each lightning sensor . The one I have currently got has not registered any lightning strikes
and we had a few today
HP2550 console 1.8.7 firmware  , WS80 weather station , WH57 lightning sensor , WH40 rain gauge , WH51 soil moisture sensor , GX1100 gateway 2.2.1 firmware

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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2023, 07:57:17 AM »
Other option is to use another console/gateway with the 2nd WH57.
Ambient:
  WS-2000
  PM 2.5(2)
  WH31B(2)
  WH40E
  WH31P
EcoWitt:
  GW1100
  GW1000(4)
  WH31(2)
  WH57
  WH51(12),
  WH40
  WH5360B
  WN34S
  WittBoy WS90 + GW2000
  WS90 (other one) + GW1100
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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2023, 02:44:36 PM »
Got some lightning detections with all switches in the down position (or default position ) just need ro fine tune now .
Lightning strike just as I was setting up weather display which made lightning sound ( give me a hell of a fright )



HP2550 console 1.8.7 firmware  , WS80 weather station , WH57 lightning sensor , WH40 rain gauge , WH51 soil moisture sensor , GX1100 gateway 2.2.1 firmware

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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2023, 02:55:19 PM »
If you search the forum for WH57 accuracy, issues, etc..

You will find a ton of posts on the unit. In my experience with the one I have, it works, it detects, that is about all I can say.

I would not consider this a precision sensor, and personal experiences vary wildly from false strikes to not registering strikes if you search as mentioned above, I may be lucky , not only with the unit , but maybe my geographic location lends itself better for the sensor.

Interesting that you are considering buying a 2nd one





Ambient:
  WS-2000
  PM 2.5(2)
  WH31B(2)
  WH40E
  WH31P
EcoWitt:
  GW1100
  GW1000(4)
  WH31(2)
  WH57
  WH51(12),
  WH40
  WH5360B
  WN34S
  WittBoy WS90 + GW2000
  WS90 (other one) + GW1100
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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2023, 03:21:23 PM »
My initial setup the wh57 didnít work   ](*,) so I did some reading at set things to default and waited for the next lot of lightning . It certainly works
I might take the sensitivity up to the next level and see what happens
HP2550 console 1.8.7 firmware  , WS80 weather station , WH57 lightning sensor , WH40 rain gauge , WH51 soil moisture sensor , GX1100 gateway 2.2.1 firmware

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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2023, 03:27:16 PM »
Anybody played with the antenna of the WH57 ?
HP2550 console 1.8.7 firmware  , WS80 weather station , WH57 lightning sensor , WH40 rain gauge , WH51 soil moisture sensor , GX1100 gateway 2.2.1 firmware

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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2023, 01:13:23 AM »
Anybody played with the antenna of the WH57 ?

Search in the forum for info about this. There are tons of discussions about accuracy etc.
Ecowitt HP2550C v1.8.7
GW2000 v2.2.2
Beta WittBoy WS90 v1.3.0
3x WH31, WH32, WH40, WH41, WH57
WN34L, 2x WH51, WN35

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Re: Multiple WH57 lightning sensors
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2023, 07:16:09 PM »
Setting has been changed to high sensitivity nothing showing for the last three days ( so far all good )
HP2550 console 1.8.7 firmware  , WS80 weather station , WH57 lightning sensor , WH40 rain gauge , WH51 soil moisture sensor , GX1100 gateway 2.2.1 firmware

 

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