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Title: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on January 31, 2019, 02:22:38 PM
It seems like Ecowitt has the newest Fine Offset hardware. Fine Offset is the manufacture of the hardware (same as what Ambient Weather sells). We have all seen their version of the WS-2902A which they call the WH2910C and the WS-2000 version which they call HP2551. Their sensor array looks a bit different in that it just has two sides instead of 3 sides with the Ambient Osprey series. I think the Ecowitt version may be better for keeping snow off. You can also see this two sided version on Fine Offset's website: www.foshk.com

Well that is not all they have coming up. It seems that I have just discovered posted today on Amazon is a complete weather station with separate components. I'm talking separate rain gauge and separate anemometer. We've seen the rain gauge a few months back. I learned about it when they started selling custom bird spikes. When I saw that separate rain gauge I suspected that the anemometer was not far off. And well here it is and ready to ship from Amazon.

It is the Ecowitt HP3501 and it isn't even listed in their website. None of this is listed in Fine Offset's website either. I guess they are slow to update their sites.
https://www.amazon.com/ECOWITT-Wireless-Anemometer-Self-Emptying-Collector/dp/B07MZ3YV64/

You can also get all these other accessory sensors and what seems is a new version of the ObserverIP called GW1000. It supports all these separate component sensors. You can essentially build your own complete weather station.
https://www.amazon.com/ECOWITT-Gateway-Temperature-Humidity-Pressure/dp/B07JLRFG24/

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Here is the missing piece I had not seen until today, the anemometer:
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The separate rain gauge has a larger diameter than the Osprey type rain gauge that we are used to. I hope it is more accurate, not that I ever felt the Osprey was inaccurate, on the contrary I thought it was very accurate. Yet it is larger so it must be better.

That is not all. We all love the ambientweather.net web service that allows us to see all our WS-2000 and WS-2902A sensors. Well Ecowitt has the exact same thing but better. It is called ecowit.net and it seems to be running a newer version of the same web server software. It has a dark background which I like better. And it includes a map where you can find all other Ecowitt stations much like the old Davis Weatherlink.com. It always surprised me that on ambientweather.net the Community link just took you to a static page on Ambient's site instead of map. I always felt it needed a map. With Ecowitt this same link placement is called "Weather Map."
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See Ambient for comparison....and when you look at the graphs you can tell it is the same software.
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And the Ecowitt map has just a few stations now. Like 3 in the US and 9 in China.

With Amazon you can often see the history of a product to see when it first listed. Sometimes the data isn't there. Another resource I like to use to see how long that product has been for sale on Amazon is CamelCamelCamel but they are down at the moment because of crashed server hard drives. So I used Keepa.com which is similar and the price history on these new items shows that they were just listed today January 31, 2019.

I think Ambient will eventually offer the same hardware. I can't see them not doing so. We already heard from Ambient that they have updated the firmware on the WS-2000 for the PM2.5 air quality sensor and we know they are working on other sensors. So I'd say all this is coming from Ambient, but for now it seems Ecowitt has beat them to the launch.

Some users here are signed up to beta test some GW1000 sensors (myself included). This sorta lets the cat out of the bag of how big this really is though.

Strange to see all this launch now just before Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). I guess its going to be a good year, I think.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on January 31, 2019, 03:10:44 PM
Here are some more screenshot of Ecowitt.net.  Like a newer nicer version of ambientweather.net. Very nice dark theme. Very nice calendar selection option where you can click on specific date instead of going one day at time or one month at a time. The data export is done to .xlsx (Excel format) instead of .csv (comma separated values).

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on January 31, 2019, 03:21:26 PM
Here is a small window of the Ecowitt map. This can be much larger if you run full screen. I just made a small window for this screenshot.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: kbellis on February 01, 2019, 03:34:38 AM
Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on February 01, 2019, 11:30:32 AM
Thanks guys. Useful to see.
I have been exploring this for the last week in anticipation of my new suite of Ecowitt kit (HP2550 with Tri arm sensor array and Gw-1000 and PM2.5 + soil Moisture sensor)
I am counting down the clock til the New year festivities end in Feb and the kit is shipped to me!
For reference since Ecowitt is FO you can pretty much get anything and mix and match if you ask them.
I wanted the HP2550 (WS-2000) display with the 3 arm array (Osprey) which is not shown on the Ecowitt site but they are happy to send it to me.

Galfert are you using your station to feed Ecowitt.net with ambient firmware or is it someone elses data that you are showing?
Just wondering as I shall be curious to see what firmware version to use as I understand that the Ecowitt kit should talk directly to the ecowitt.net servers as a default option in their version of the firmware.

One thing I do know about the ecowitt.net site is it does not yet support Amazon Alexa or Google like the ambient.net version but that it is in development. If they are basically the same platform I assume that it wont take too long.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 01, 2019, 12:38:30 PM
No, you can't feed Ecowitt.net with Ambient branded console nor the other way around. It might be possible to run the firmware of one brand on the hardware of the other. But that still will not let you upload data to the other online service because I they check for MAC. They each keep track of which MAC addresses they each sell. This is already being done with the Meteobridge, so I learned this a long time ago. If you buy the Meteobridge from Ambient (called WeatherBridge) it lets you publish to Ambientweather.net. If you try and publish data to ambientweather.net with a regular Meteobridge it gets blocked, unless you pay the $150 license for the privileged to send to ambientweather.net.

As for Alexa and Google support I'm sure the API is already built in to Ecowitt.net as it is the same software as ambientweather.net and it is just waiting on the skill to be published and made available on each platform.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: tnelson on February 07, 2019, 03:33:36 PM
Has anyone been able to order the anemometer? Doing a search, it only seems to be referenced on the Amazon site. I don't even see it at Ecowitt.

Tom
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WeatherHost on February 07, 2019, 04:35:58 PM
I don't buy from Rainforest Jeff
And I don't buy things that need web gateways to show me something in my own house.  No static wall mount console to work without the web, no money from me.


Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 07, 2019, 05:10:20 PM
I don't buy from Rainforest Jeff
And I don't buy things that need web gateways to show me something in my own house.  No static wall mount console to work without the web, no money from me.

You don't have to buy it from Amazon. You can also buy it directly from Ecowitt at www.ecowitt.com (not all parts are yet available so I'm sure they will update soon). Also there are several consoles to pick from that were not shown in the links above. Think of the gateway device like the new Davis WeatherLink Live (WLL) or the Acurite Access where you can still have a separate console.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WA4OPQ on February 14, 2019, 04:40:32 PM
If Meteobrige would support this new hardware I'd be so excited. I'm too entrenched in the Meteobridge world to consider otherwise.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Shvedi on February 18, 2019, 11:07:35 AM
Now you can see the Ecowitt HP3501 on their website:

http://www.ecowitt.com/weather_station/97.html (http://www.ecowitt.com/weather_station/97.html)

Though the price in Amazon is better:

https://www.amazon.com/ECOWITT-Wireless-Anemometer-Self-Emptying-Collector/dp/B07MZ3YV64/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1_sspa?keywords=ECOWITT%2BHp3501&qid=1550502392&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull-spons&th=1 (https://www.amazon.com/ECOWITT-Wireless-Anemometer-Self-Emptying-Collector/dp/B07MZ3YV64/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1_sspa?keywords=ECOWITT%2BHp3501&qid=1550502392&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull-spons&th=1)

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 18, 2019, 12:17:49 PM
For anyone interested if you already own an Osprey WH65 sensor array station (WS-2000, WS-2902A, WS-1550-IP) it will send data that the Ecowitt GW1000 can pick up. Nothing to do...it just shows up in the GW1000 automatically. There is also a settings change in the Ecowitt WS View app that you use to manage the GW1000, and this settings change allows you to select the older sensor array like WS-1400-IP and the other ones that also use the WH24 outdoor sensor array (WS-1201... etc). So presumably the current and prior generation outdoor sensor arrays work. I can only confirm that it is working with the Osprey WH65 as that is what I have. So in this manner yes your data all shows up on Ecowitt.net.

So far I'm enjoying testing this GW1000 and it's extra sensors for Ecowitt. I'm working on a full review.

TIP - You can't open both Ambient's awnet app and Ecowitt's WS View app at the same time. At least in Android you need to swipe close the prior one. They both work, and they both see all three devices, my GW1000, WS-2000, and WS-2902A. But you can only use one app at a time. They pretty much are the same app anyway. But I assume you'll need to keep both installed for firmware updates to each brand device.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on February 18, 2019, 01:06:46 PM
Oooh I am so jealous! Still waiting for my kit to arrive.

Just so European folks are aware (I am UK) you can order any of the kit from Ecowitt for any frequency range (433/866 or 915Mhz though for Europe you'd want either of the first two).
Contact Ecowitt via the e-mail link and they will give you a quote in US$ and a cost to ship to your locale.
This will be tested and setup by Fine Offset and shipped from China to you.

In effect if you want some of the good toys that Ambient sell (and quite a few that Ambient don't quite sell yet) then this is the place to go.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 18, 2019, 02:29:08 PM
I have an Ecowitt WH2320E Weather Station (https://youtu.be/jftryOYDepY) and also an Ecowitt WH0290 Air Quality Monitor (https://youtu.be/9SJ3uuF4loo) ...both have worked well since the summer.

I probably will try the gateway and soil monitor in the spring.

Their new weather station looks great too...I think if I did not already have an Atlas, I would give it a go as well.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 18, 2019, 05:02:49 PM
Why is all this happening????  :lol:  Because Davis is asleep at the wheel! If you don't keep up with innovation then someone else will take the opportunity. We now have separate components of Wind, Rain, Temperature and humidity, plus other sensors like air quality PM2.5 and soil moisture, and future sensors like lightning and others soon. No more all-in-one compromises.

* I'm not saying that Davis doesn't deliver on other merits. And I'm still hoping for a proper VP3 with I2C sensor bus and modern display, so I can't be accused of drinking the kool-aid.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 18, 2019, 09:56:45 PM
FYI the Ecowitt GW1000 has the same network chipset as the Ambient WS-2000 display tablet console.
The MAC address starts with the same first 3 octets 80:7D:3A
Doing a MAC address lookup I find that is is manufactured by  Espressif Inc.
https://www.espressif.com/

I've done a port scan and found port 45000 TCP open. But get nothing when I try Telnet, SSH, HTTP to that port. This must be the port that is used to talk to it via the WS View app, but I've got no idea what method it uses.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on February 19, 2019, 03:25:11 AM
Interesting that you did that, as it was on the list of things I was planning on doing when I get my kit. I figured that the WS View app must be communicating directly with the console/gateway if it had a live view mode. I was hoping that the app would be using an industry standard to communicate such that the data stream could be captured and manipulated.
I guess I shall be needing to do some packet captures.
I still harbour the desire to somehow get the new data into Cumulus without Weewx or the like. In theory it must be possible to read the data from the console/gateway and convert the format as needed for Cumulus to display realtime. I must admit I am not entirely sure why I am so interested in doing this as the Ecowitt equivalent of Ambient.net looks very good. I guess the only upside would be that I would have a local copy of all my data.

Does anyone know what protocol the old Easyweather IP application for PC used? Might it be the same but adapted for a phone app? Or does anyone know if a android app can be easily decompiled and understood?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on February 20, 2019, 04:20:45 AM
Out of curiosity I asked Ecowitt (Lucy) if the new individual sensor suite will be supported by the HP2550/WS2000 console as well and the confirmation was that it would be.
Whether that's out of the box now or to come is not clear, but an exciting future I think!
The Fine Offset ecosystem is becoming very rich.

I shall look forward to someone testing the new individual sensors to review their build/sensitivity etc and judge whether to migrate the weather station to those in the future.
Exciting times.

In the meantime I shall continue to explore how to get the data stream. ( I have decompiled the WS-View app and its far beyond my programming skills these days, so that route is going to need someone better than I to figure out how the phone app talks with the console/gateways to get the live data)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 20, 2019, 07:42:37 AM
I attempted to use my Ecowitt WH2320 with Ecowitt.net...will not work...looks like it is more for their other sensors..
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on February 20, 2019, 09:02:48 AM
As far as the WH2320 is concerned, I would think its just a matter of firmware update as ecowitt.net is only months old.
Drop a message to Lucy at support@ecowitt.com and ask the question.
As the sensory array is the same for all, I guess worst case you could buy another console that does support it?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 20, 2019, 09:23:31 AM
...looks like it is more for their other sensors..
No it isn't just for their other sensors. Ecowitt.net is for the newest consoles that have been designed to send data there. Your sensor array will work with Ecowitt.net you just need a different console. It is as Mandrake said, where you get a firmware update on your current console that adds connectivity to Ecowitt.net, or you just need different console.

So all you need to do is buy an Ecowitt GW1000. It is only $30. It will pick up your WH2320 sensor array and then your data will end up at Ecowitt.net. The GW1000 is an extra console without a display. There is no limit on the number of consoles you have.

UPDATE: according to MacGarage in post bellow Ecowitt has said the WH2320 sensor array will not work with the GW1000. I suppose that the sensor array is different than the WH65 (or WH65B).

UPDATE 2: according to MacGarage in further post it now works. He only needed to do a firmware update.
Title: Easyweather2 ?
Post by: Mandrake on February 20, 2019, 09:34:12 AM
Hello, has anyone tried Easyweather2 to see if it can read any of the FO weather stations via IP?
This software seems to be linked to the HP3500/3501 console but as far as I can tell if it works over IP for that it should work for the HP2550/WS2000 and perhaps the 2902 as well.

for ease the software can be found here:
http://download.ecowitt.net/down/softwave?n=EasyWeather2
Title: Re: Easyweather2 ?
Post by: MacGarage on February 20, 2019, 10:32:45 AM
Hello, has anyone tried Easyweather2 to see if it can read any of the FO weather stations via IP?
This software seems to be linked to the HP3500/3501 console but as far as I can tell if it works over IP for that it should work for the HP2550/WS2000 and perhaps the 2902 as well.

for ease the software can be found here:
http://download.ecowitt.net/down/softwave?n=EasyWeather2

I tried with their Macintosh version and it would not find my unit. I also tried the PC version with Parallels and it would not work either.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 20, 2019, 10:34:36 AM
As far as the WH2320 is concerned, I would think its just a matter of firmware update as ecowitt.net is only months old.
Drop a message to Lucy at support@ecowitt.com and ask the question.
As the sensory array is the same for all, I guess worst case you could buy another console that does support it?

If I understand correctly from Lucy, my WH2320 will not work with the GW1000. I did do the latest firmware update but no luck...will keep trying though!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on February 20, 2019, 10:48:25 AM
As far as the WH2320 is concerned, I would think its just a matter of firmware update as ecowitt.net is only months old.
Drop a message to Lucy at support@ecowitt.com and ask the question.
As the sensory array is the same for all, I guess worst case you could buy another console that does support it?

If I understand correctly from Lucy, my WH2320 will not work with the GW1000. I did do the latest firmware update but no luck...will keep trying though!

I find that hard to believe. The sensor arrays are almost all universal now. As long as the frequency of the array is the same as the Gw-1000 I would think it will work.
For US$30 or so I would give it a punt if you wanted to have the online capability.
Title: Re: Easyweather2 ?
Post by: galfert on February 20, 2019, 11:15:52 AM
Hello, has anyone tried Easyweather2 to see if it can read any of the FO weather stations via IP?
This software seems to be linked to the HP3500/3501 console but as far as I can tell if it works over IP for that it should work for the HP2550/WS2000 and perhaps the 2902 as well.

for ease the software can be found here:
http://download.ecowitt.net/down/softwave?n=EasyWeather2

I tried Easyweather2 with the GW1000 USB plugged into Windows 10 Pro Lenovo Thinkpad laptop. It does not work in Easyweather2 but I see the data in mobile WS View app. As for reading via IP I'm not sure how you would do that with Easyweather2. Does Easyweather2 automatically find other consoles on the network? Because I see no where to configure the IP address for the console in Easyweather2.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 20, 2019, 11:26:12 AM
Update...I did order a GW1000 with the 5% at Amazon...will see if it works with my WS...I have the air quality unit so that will work anyway. I look to add the soil monitors later if this works well.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on February 20, 2019, 11:29:25 AM
OK, I was kind of assuming/hoping that the Easyweather software found the console on the local network.
Perhaps it was wishful thinking.
This is all in my probably fruitless search to see if there are simpler ways to get the data from the console/gateway!
I expect since Easyweather2 was written they have changed the port/protocol that the consoles now use to communicate with the WS View app.
That said, the HP3500/3501 is a current TFT display so you'd think the firmware/protocols would be the same and that this software would work for the HP2550/WS2000 the same as the WS-View app. I base this on the point that WS View supports the HP3500, so some logic to my thoughts!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 20, 2019, 11:37:05 AM
OK, I was kind of assuming/hoping that the Easyweather software found the console on the local network.
Perhaps it was wishful thinking.
This is all in my probably fruitless search to see if there are simpler ways to get the data from the console/gateway!
I expect since Easyweather2 was written they have changed the port/protocol that the consoles now use to communicate with the WS View app.

Well there is always WeeWx with the Interceptor driver to pull data from the GW1000. But it will only be the data that gets published to WU. That has been done. So no extra sensor data.
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=36150.0
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 20, 2019, 11:47:00 AM
Well Ecowitt is certainly playing around and doing some updates to their map. Originally only stations that had at least wind and rain would show up on the map. Meaning if you just had a PM2.5 or soil sensor you were not on the map. Then yesterday these blue dots showed up on the map. They were GW1000 devices without a WH24 or without a WH65 I believe. Then this morning Ecowitt.net has been down and up and very slow. It seems to be finally back up. The good news is that no missed data. So it was only the front end that was being worked on. Now those same blue dots from yesterday are gone. Now they show up as gray markers and they all say that they last reported over 2 hours ago. I assume they will eventually drop off the map. Or maybe they will all come back and show up once again as blue dots. Nice to see them hard at work doing improvements I'm sure.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 23, 2019, 10:49:27 AM
Update...I did order a GW1000 with the 5% at Amazon...will see if it works with my WS...I have the air quality unit so that will work anyway. I look to add the soil monitors later if this works well.

Just a quick update. I did receive my GW1000.

It just took a couple of minutes to set it up and after updating the firmware(s), to my pleasant surprise, my WH2320 shows up! This is great. The WS View app is pretty handy in administrating the set-up.

Once the snow melts, I will add a couple of the soil monitors as well.

(https://7556552.dotster.com/photos/Screen_Shot_2019-02-23_at_11.00.03_AM.jpg)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: kbellis on February 23, 2019, 11:05:33 AM
 [tup]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 23, 2019, 12:25:36 PM
MacGarage,
Awesome. Glad it works. I guess Lucy does not have the latest information of what their engineers have done. Or maybe there is some small gotcha like rain is not calibrated to that sensor model accurately or wind or something (just throwing possible scenarios). So do test and compare your data to see that it matches what you are reporting on your other console.

I see you on the Ecowitt.net map. Such few of us. Feels like we are pioneers. I'm liking the graphs on Ecowitt.net much better than Ambientweather.net. I feel Ambient needs to upgrade their software to this latest version that Ecowitt is running.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 23, 2019, 12:33:16 PM
MacGarage,
Awesome. Glad it works. I guess Lucy does not have the latest information of what their engineers have done. Or maybe there is some small gotcha like rain is not calibrated to that sensor model accurately or wind or something (just throwing possible scenarios). So do test and compare your data to see that it matches what you are reporting on your other console.

I see you on the Ecowitt.net map. Such few of us. Feels like we are pioneers. I'm liking the graphs on Ecowitt.net much better than Ambientweather.net. I feel Ambient needs to upgrade their software to this latest version that Ecowitt is running.


Actually, it was Lucy to that pointed me to the firmware updates after she saw I ordered the GW1000...very helpful!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 23, 2019, 12:46:33 PM
MacGarage,
Awesome. Glad it works. I guess Lucy does not have the latest information of what their engineers have done. Or maybe there is some small gotcha like rain is not calibrated to that sensor model accurately or wind or something (just throwing possible scenarios). So do test and compare your data to see that it matches what you are reporting on your other console.

I see you on the Ecowitt.net map. Such few of us. Feels like we are pioneers. I'm liking the graphs on Ecowitt.net much better than Ambientweather.net. I feel Ambient needs to upgrade their software to this latest version that Ecowitt is running.


Actually, it was Lucy to that pointed me to the firmware updates after she saw I ordered the GW1000...very helpful!

Oh okay. Maybe I misunderstood one of your previous comments where you said she said it wouldn't work with the GW1000.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 23, 2019, 12:54:03 PM
I was basing my earlier comment on a question I had when the GW1000 first came out...I am happy things were updated to have the station I have...she has been very good at getting back with me quickly if I have a question.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 24, 2019, 10:51:10 AM
I was basing my earlier comment on a question I had when the GW1000 first came out...I am happy things were updated to have the station I have...she has been very good at getting back with me quickly if I have a question.

Looks like the WH2320 might not be compatible....

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 24, 2019, 10:53:37 AM
I was basing my earlier comment on a question I had when the GW1000 first came out...I am happy things were updated to have the station I have...she has been very good at getting back with me quickly if I have a question.

Looks like the WH2320 might not be compatible....

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I have a bad sensor...the warranty replacement is on the way from China....
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 24, 2019, 10:55:05 AM
I was basing my earlier comment on a question I had when the GW1000 first came out...I am happy things were updated to have the station I have...she has been very good at getting back with me quickly if I have a question.

Looks like the WH2320 might not be compatible....

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I have a bad sensor...the warranty replacement is on the way from China....

Oh okay ... Good!  [tup]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 26, 2019, 09:38:40 PM
GW1000 firmware 1.4.0 released. Ecowitt needs a firmware release notes page. I do not like doing firmware updates blindly.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 27, 2019, 02:33:20 PM
Well since I'm testing I upgraded to 1.4.0. I don't see that it did anything. One thing I don't like is that WU updates about every 1.5 minutes (1:25). That didn't change with 1.4.0. I took before and after screenshots of all screens. I don't see anything different. Must be internal or something I didn't catch before. I did notice that my PM2.5 reset its 24hr average after update. Rain totals are still there and calibration still held.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 27, 2019, 02:34:47 PM
Well since I'm testing I upgraded to 1.4.0. I don't see that it did anything. One thing I don't like is that WU updates about every 1.5 minutes (1:25). That didn't change with 1.4.0. I took before and after screenshots of all screens. I don't see anything different. Must be internal or something I didn't catch before. I did notice that my PM2.5 reset its 24hr average after update. Rain totals are still there and calibration still held.

I updated as well without any issues.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 27, 2019, 03:29:48 PM
Wow that was fast. Update 1.4.1 now available. Still looks the same. WU still updates every 1 minute and 25 seconds.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 27, 2019, 03:36:57 PM
Have you figured out a way to view your info via the mobile app, not via WU, when off the local wireless network?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 27, 2019, 03:45:26 PM
Have you figured out a way to view your info via the mobile app, not via WU, when off the local wireless network?

Viewing of all sensors only possible by two ways: mobile app (only works on local network) or via Ecowitt.net (works anywhere). You can for main weather station sensors add 3 other weather services: WU, WeatherCloud, Metoffice WOW.

The mobile WS View app was designed as sort of like a local console when on your network. It provides the most live data like you would expect any console to provide. It is also how you calibrate and configure. So the WS View app is pretty useless unless you are on the local network (besides letting you add multiple WU stations...that don't have to be your station and that works anywhere). I sort of like the WS View app for viewing WU stations. It provides a Humidity graph that WU does not provide.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Shvedi on February 28, 2019, 10:28:58 AM
Have you figured out a way to view your info via the mobile app, not via WU, when off the local wireless network?

Viewing of all sensors only possible by two ways: mobile app (only works on local network) or via Ecowitt.net (works anywhere). You can for main weather station sensors add 3 other weather services: WU, WeatherCloud, Metoffice WOW.

The mobile WS View app was designed as sort of like a local console when on your network. It provides the most live data like you would expect any console to provide. It is also how you calibrate and configure. So the WS View app is pretty useless unless you are on the local network (besides letting you add multiple WU stations...that don't have to be your station and that works anywhere). I sort of like the WS View app for viewing WU stations. It provides a Humidity graph that WU does not provide.

So Ecowitt WS View mobile app is different from the AmbientWeather app, that shows the AmbientWeather.net data adjusted to the mobile screen? Does the Ecowitt.net responsive and shows well on a mobile?

Another question:
I have the ws-2902 (without A) model, with the original firmware (3. something). If I'll get the GW1000 - will my station appear in Ecowitt.net?

Thanks
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 28, 2019, 10:58:13 AM
Have you figured out a way to view your info via the mobile app, not via WU, when off the local wireless network?

Viewing of all sensors only possible by two ways: mobile app (only works on local network) or via Ecowitt.net (works anywhere). You can for main weather station sensors add 3 other weather services: WU, WeatherCloud, Metoffice WOW.

The mobile WS View app was designed as sort of like a local console when on your network. It provides the most live data like you would expect any console to provide. It is also how you calibrate and configure. So the WS View app is pretty useless unless you are on the local network (besides letting you add multiple WU stations...that don't have to be your station and that works anywhere). I sort of like the WS View app for viewing WU stations. It provides a Humidity graph that WU does not provide.

So Ecowitt WS View mobile app is different from the AmbientWeather app, that shows the AmbientWeather.net data adjusted to the mobile screen? Does the Ecowitt.net responsive and shows well on a mobile?
Yes Ecowitt's app is a separate app that you install on your mobile device (Android or iOS). The WS View app looks identical the the Ambient awnet app...they are the same thing...but some minor version differences. You can have both installed at the same time but you can only open one or the other at one time (they hog the connection and don't share it) as it seems they talk on one port that is not shared. But I wouldn't say that the Ecowitt app shows the AmbietnWeather.net data. It is more like the Ecowitt app sees and shows you a live view to your sensor array and other sensors. The Ecowitt app does not show you historical data. It is just a live view like looking at your WS-2902 console.

I think the GW1000 live view on the WS View app looks great on a mobile device.

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If you scroll down on this screen you see all the other optional sensors that you may have.

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Another question:
I have the ws-2902 (without A) model, with the original firmware (3. something). If I'll get the GW1000 - will my station appear in Ecowitt.net?

Yes it will work with your WS-2902. But only if the frequency matches. Meaning 915 Mhz or 433 Mhz.  When you order the GW1000 you can specify which frequency you need. If you order in the US from Amazon then you'll get 915 MHz which matches all of Ambient's stuff. Then yes the GW1000 will publish your data to Ecowitt.net.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Shvedi on February 28, 2019, 02:33:02 PM
Yes, I have the 915 Mhz version.
I understood that the ws view app works only if your phone is within your wifi range, and it's useless if your not at home - but I didn't find an Ecowitt app on google play, only the ws view app. Do they have a special app or just a responsive site like Ambient used to have before they published their app?
Thanks very much!  [tup]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on February 28, 2019, 06:10:23 PM
This is what I installed. It does not say Ecowitt. You are right.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ost.wsview

I did a Google Translate for the Chinese text and it says this:

Shenzhen Osset Electronics Co, E.P.E.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on February 28, 2019, 07:30:41 PM
The iPhone app for the WH2320 looks pretty similar

(https://7556552.dotster.com/photos/IMG_5473.jpeg)

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 04, 2019, 07:26:51 AM
Firmware version 1.4.1 fixes WU to upload every 30 seconds. I wish it was 16 seconds like my WS-2000 and WS-2902A.

Has anyone tried 1.4.2 which came out last week? I'm hesitant to jump through versions so quickly. But I guess it is a good sign they are working hard to improve things. They really need to publish a change log.

Since everything is working fine it seems, I'm going to hold off till I hear from you all if version 1.4.3 or later is out. I want to test if firmware is incremental one by one or if it can jump and skip multiple versions in one step.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 04, 2019, 10:37:59 AM
My Ecowitt kit has arrived (nearly). Unfortunately I missed the FedEx delivery and its back at the delivery centre and this means I will have to re-arrange. (Doh!)
The upside of course is that I have a shiny new GW-1000 shipped last week waiting for me with presumably the latest firmware.
As soon as I can unbox and start getting setup I will post here, but I suspect I wont get a chance until Thursday at the earliest and even then it might be just a cursory viewing as it will take me longer to get the Ecowitt version of the Osprey sensors up in its new home.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on March 04, 2019, 10:57:26 AM
Firmware version 1.4.1 fixes WU to upload every 30 seconds. I wish it was 16 seconds like my WS-2000 and WS-2902A.

Has anyone tried 1.4.2 which came out last week? I'm hesitant to jump through versions so quickly. But I guess it is a good sign they are working hard to improve things. They really need to publish a change log.

Since everything is working fine it seems, I'm going to hold off till I hear from you all if version 1.4.3 or later is out. I want to test if firmware is incremental one by one or if it can jump and skip multiple versions in one step.

I updated to 1.4.2 without an issue.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 04, 2019, 12:07:41 PM
My Ecowitt kit has arrived (nearly). Unfortunately I missed the FedEx delivery and its back at the delivery centre and this means I will have to re-arrange. (Doh!)
The upside of course is that I have a shiny new GW-1000 shipped last week waiting for me with presumably the latest firmware.
As soon as I can unbox and start getting setup I will post here, but I suspect I wont get a chance until Thursday at the earliest and even then it might be just a cursory viewing as it will take me longer to get the Ecowitt version of the Osprey sensors up in its new home.

Great let us know what version it shipped with. Mine came with 1.3.0. I suspect that yours shouldn't be any newer than 1.3.8 out of the box. Then let us know if you can jump straight into 1.4.2 or if it forces you to go 1.4.0, 1.4.1, then finally 1.4.2.

The reason I want to know this is because if some time passes and you don't check for new firmware, I want to know if you need to upgrade once and then be done till the next update or if you need to upgrade and then watch for the next and the next that you may have missed if it forces you to go incremental.

With my WS-2902A console I stopped upgrading at 4.0.3. It kept showing me newer versions over a short time but I never took them. I then finally upgraded to 4.1.1. So with the WS-2902A you can skip versions and go straight to the latest. I'm assuming the GW1000 works the same way. But I just want to be sure.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 04, 2019, 12:39:44 PM
No problem, I will bare that in mind with both the console and the Gw-1000 and carefully take note the version numbers.
Given there cant be many non Ambient versions of the console (ws2000) around I shall be itching to see what differences if any there between them!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 07, 2019, 08:29:44 AM
Hi Galfert you were spot on with the GW-1000.
Out of the box the little gadget shipped with V1.3.8 and immediately prompted to upgrade straight to 1.4.2
I did not have to do the intermediate firmwares
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 07, 2019, 11:19:14 AM
Hi Galfert you were spot on with the GW-1000.
Out of the box the little gadget shipped with V1.3.8 and immediately prompted to upgrade straight to 1.4.2
I did not have to do the intermediate firmwares

Excellent!  [tup]  Thank you for the update. Good luck with your network sniffing and data gathering. I'm sure you'll let us know of your progress.

Here is another thing to try, called Fiddler, and reverse engineer how the WS View app (or awnet) works. This tool lets you see the API traffic of a lot of Android and iOS apps. This can then be used to construct a new mobile app (or a computer program) that uses the same API and get the same data (and command control) to do with the device what you want. This tool has been popular in the home automation community to reverse engineer closed systems to integrate them into device drivers to do more with these systems than they were ever intended to do.
https://docs.telerik.com/fiddler/configure-fiddler/tasks/configurefiddler

I haven't given this a go yet for lack of time.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 07, 2019, 12:44:35 PM
Fiddler sounds interesting...will have to take a look when time permits.

OK so I have unboxed my new Ecowitt HP2550A and its various sensors and jury rigged it into the garden pending putting the new mast where the old sensor array is and set it up.
First observations and I am delighted. The screen is awesome and I can see why people are pleased with their WS2000 models!

Out of the box the firmware is 1.3.8.
weirdly the Ws View app is suggesting to update firmware to 1.3.1 so I shall have to ask Lucy about that!

I note that the display is showing the PM2.5 sensor data and also the soil sensor I have on test.
Photo attached.
The incredibly small Ecowitt Gw-1000 is great and shows everything sensor wise I expected on the app and in ecowitt.net
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One thing that has surprised me is that the firmware as is does not seem to allow the HP2550 to upload to ecowitt.net on its own.
Another question for Lucy, though not a major issue as I have the gw-1000 gateway.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 07, 2019, 02:14:10 PM
Out of the box the firmware is 1.3.8.
weirdly the Ws View app is suggesting to update firmware to 1.3.1 so I shall have to ask Lucy about that!
I thought you said earlier it prompted you to upgrade to 1.4.2? Make sure with the WS View app that you are looking at the GW1000 and not at your HP2550 display console as the WS-View app can see both devices on the network. Look at the display settings and find the firmware version that is running. If it is anything like the WS-2000 display then there are two firmwares to maintain on the display console...one for the WiFi, that is upgraded via the app, and the other is the Revision firmware that does most of the features of the display and that is upgraded via SD card.

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I note that the display is showing the PM2.5 sensor data and also the soil sensor I have on test.
Photo attached.
The incredibly small Ecowitt Gw-1000 is great and shows everything sensor wise I expected on the app and in ecowitt.net
Yeah! I see you on the map with all your sensors. Nice. Your attachments didn't work...says waiting approval...I guess its a new user thing on this board.

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One thing that has surprised me is that the firmware as is does not seem to allow the HP2550 to upload to ecowitt.net on its own.
Another question for Lucy, though not a major issue as I have the gw-1000 gateway.
You never know until you update the firmware (both of them) on the display console of what it will be capable of. From the Ecowitt map the only devices I see are GW1000. So I think it is safe to assume for now that only the GW1000 has been made to report to Ecowitt.net. I don't know what you would gain from having both consoles report to Ecowitt.net anyway.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 08, 2019, 03:10:07 AM
Hi Galfert, apologies, did not mean to confuse.
The Gw-1000 is fine and updated to latest firmware as posted when prompted.

The HP2550 though when viewed from the ws-view app suggests a update to 1.3.1 which is odd as the firmware on the console suggests it is at 1.3.8 and wifi firmware 1.2.2
I having trouble with the console staying connected to my ASUS router so I am tempted to try the update and see what happens.
I am guessing that the suggested update is for the wi-fi firmware
Lucy has suggested that's the case and that a new console firmware is also in the pipeline and will be released very soon.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 08, 2019, 05:41:04 AM
Hi Galfert, apologies, did not mean to confuse.
The Gw-1000 is fine and updated to latest firmware as posted when prompted.

The HP2550 though when viewed from the ws-view app suggests a update to 1.3.1 which is odd as the firmware on the console suggests it is at 1.3.8 and wifi firmware 1.2.2
I having trouble with the console staying connected to my ASUS router so I am tempted to try the update and see what happens.
I am guessing that the suggested update is for the wi-fi firmware
Lucy has suggested that's the case and that a new console firmware is also in the pipeline and will be released very soon.

Yes, correct the WS View app only updates the WiFi firmware of the console. The fact that the display says it is running Revision Firmware 1.3.8 is a total coincidence and it is not related to the firmware you saw in the GW1000. For further clarification and explanation of these two firmwares on the display I suggest looking at this thread.
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=35949.0
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 08, 2019, 06:03:01 AM
Yes, read that thread.

It does seem that the console (Hp2550) does not like my ASUS RT-87.
I have tinkered with Channel Bandwidth and it improves but is still unstable connection wise.
Also my GW-1000 has seemingly stopped talking to Ecowitt.net.
I shall try an old d-link router as a gateway and see if that helps.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 09, 2019, 01:17:14 PM
Quick update....

After battling with the HP2550 console and GW-1000 on my Wi-fi I have finally found a stable solution.
I have deployed an old D-Link 655 as an AP.
DHCP is still done via my ASUS 87 and I have made the IP reservation static.
So far so good.

I also updated the WiFi firmware on the console to 1.3.1 though I did that before tinkering and it made no discernible difference to the stability issue.
I am hoping that this will remain stable and will modify this post if all is well.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on March 11, 2019, 04:14:04 AM
@MANDRAKE

I see you purchased the HP2550 direct from EcoWitt. I purchased my HP2551 Friday and it should be delivered 14th. Out of interest, how much Import Tax/VAT did they charge if any?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 11, 2019, 07:41:08 AM
I think I was fortunate and there was no Customs duty or VAT to pay when it was delivered.
Ecowitt marked the package value at 10% of actual and stated samples (which to be fair some of the contents were)

The package was well packed and there was no damage considering the transit across the world. Mine was sent Fed-ex and went HK to Japan to Paris to Stanstead. Everything was boxed within the main box. I have attached a photo, but it does not really show how well everything was packed.

I will definitely look to purchase some additional sensors at some point from Ecowitt.
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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on March 11, 2019, 09:33:16 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm impressed so far with the efficiency and communications of Ecowitt!

I've been tracking mine with DHL and it's cleared customs with no notes. I'm taking that as good news on the TAX/Customs front, as in the past with international parcels with DHL, it normally says on the tracking whether there is anything to be paid.

It's got to the UK so quick, I now need to rush and get my new aerial pole ordered and installed so I can get it up and running and replace my old Oregon Scientific weather station :)

I'll keep you posted on how it all goes  [tup]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 11, 2019, 10:32:17 AM
Some top tips are give the sensor a spray with Dry PTFE (Teflon) to make it waterproof/hydrophobic.
If you did not get them at the time Ecowitt also sells for a few pounds a simple bird spike solution to go on the rain collector.
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I would also suggest that you use Lithium AA cells rather than Alkaline. They should last 2-3 years if you are able to put the sensor array in a sunny place for the solar panel to keep it running.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on March 11, 2019, 11:15:12 AM
I like your setup!

When you say to spray the sensor, do you mean the whole thing including solar panel or just the Rain Gague?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 11, 2019, 01:19:51 PM
I left the delivery sticker on the solar panel when I sprayed the whole unit. My thinking is that will help any snow to not stick or lessen it. I took the Rain funnel off and sprayed that and returned the funnel to the sensor unit.
Obviously its optional, but I think there is definite logic to doing the rain funnel as it becomes more likely that small drizzle will bead up and roll into the tipping bucket than evaporate on the funnel itself.

The metal arm can be got from Amazon UK for approx. 15 and is quite light weight but solid so will not flex in wind. It had a good testing this weekend in the gales with 30Mph gusts.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on March 11, 2019, 03:29:24 PM
Great - good to know. I've ordered some of this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183710097378 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183710097378) on eBay and it should be here same day as weather station - Thursday.

I'm going to mount this new station on a TV aerial pole about 6ft above my roof. I'm 265ft above sea level here on top of a hill in West Wales and my current station (Oregon Scientific WMR88) had a Gold award from WOW in 2018 for the readings so must be a pretty good location.

I wish I'd had it and been able to put it up today ready for the 75mph winds we're expecting here over the next few days with Storm Gareth  :?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 12, 2019, 09:08:01 AM
I don't think you will regret going with Ecowitt (especially given the lack of choice we now have in the UK with the demise of Maplin).
They are directly connected to Fine Offset and as such will be selling all the latest gear and have direct access to engineers and support

One area I am looking at is using the GW-1000 IP logger (Matchbox sized receiver) to provide data for Cumulus MX (Pi Based) so that I can have a local record of weather conditions. I believe it should be possible to read the IP data stream from the Gw-1000 and write out a easyweather.dat file for Cumulus to read. Someone has already done the majority of the hard work to write a script that is used with HP1000 based weather stations and I think it should be possible to adapt for the GW-1000.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on March 13, 2019, 04:34:57 PM
Well HP2551 arrived today and within an hour, I had the new mast up and the weather station running and updating my Wunderground (itenby2) and WOW and Weathercloud sites.

I'm struggling to get it to upload to Ecowitt.net though - I've set it up correctly and entered the right Lat/Long and also the MAC address but nothing - any ideas anyone?

I've updated firmware so it's not that.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PaulMy on March 13, 2019, 05:27:02 PM
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I'm struggling to get it to upload to Ecowitt.net though
I presume you have -
Run WSView app
Select Menu
Select Device-list
Select GW1000
Select More
Select Weather Services
Interval is ON and Minutes selected
You have registered on ecowitt.net
Save

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on March 13, 2019, 05:39:43 PM
When I goto Weather Services in the app, there is no mention of Ecowitt.net. It only has setups for Wunderground, WeatherCloud and Wow which all work fine.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PaulMy on March 13, 2019, 05:50:11 PM
In Weather services the first one that comes up for me is ecowitt.net and a notice to Register at ecowitt.net and Open your web browser, go to ecowitt.net or click on the link above.  Enter the MAC address above to register your device. Return to this application, select an update interval and save.

Selecting next brings up Wunderground, Weathercloud, WeatherObservationsWebsite and Finish.

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on March 13, 2019, 06:02:17 PM
Weird - I get the other 3 but not Ecowitt.net

I'm using the app on Android - what about you?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PaulMy on March 13, 2019, 06:53:54 PM
I am using on Android tablet.


Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 13, 2019, 09:45:04 PM
Weird - I get the other 3 but not Ecowitt.net

I'm using the app on Android - what about you?

You don't have a GW1000. It won't work with the HP2551 display console. Only the GW1000 will upload to Ecowitt.net. Good news is you can add a GW1000 and gain Ecowitt.net upload capability.

UPDATE: GW1000 now isn't the only device to upload to Ecowitt.net. Now the HP2551 also uploads to Ecowitt.net. But only the GW1000 has the local network API for other software.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 14, 2019, 04:30:11 AM
I can confirm that there is a new version of firmware for the HP2550/1 console in test that will include the upload to Ecowitt.net.
I don't have a timescale but hopefully not long.

Galfert is correct though at the moment the HP2550/1 will only upload to WU and the other web services but not ecowitt.net for now.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on March 15, 2019, 03:36:45 PM
According to Lucy, the timescale is apparenyl mid-end May unfortunately. Where did you people get your GW1000 from?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 15, 2019, 04:58:52 PM
I got mine directly from Ecowitt as a review item with the PM2.5 sensor. You can order from Amazon (at least you can in the US) or you can order directly from Ecowitt. If you need a specific frequency since are in the UK, I would suggest ordering directly from Ecowitt so that you can specify your frequency.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Sir_MAK on March 18, 2019, 09:52:03 AM
I got the GW1000, PM2.5, and soil moisture sensors (915 MHz) from Amazon.  Since I have a Prime account it was only two days to get them.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on March 20, 2019, 06:28:12 AM
Ecowitt HP2550A (IGUILDFO67)
Ecowitt GW-1000 (IGUILDFO68)
Ecowitt WH0291 Soil Moisture Sensor
Ecowitt WH041 PM2.5 AQM Sensor

Using the GW-1000, does WU log the data for the Soil Moisture Sensor into a table or it it lost?

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Sir_MAK on March 20, 2019, 07:34:40 AM
No, WU only display the current value, it doesn't log it.

If you want the data you would need to set the GW1000 to connect to the Ecowitt site.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 21, 2019, 05:56:21 AM
Agreed, just checked my WU site taking data from the Gw-1000 and whilst it does show the current/live soil moisture data level it does not tabulate it as a record.

If you are uploading to ecowitt.net then this data is recorded and can be referenced/graphed as needed.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 21, 2019, 02:25:49 PM
I provided some feedback to Ecowitt to utilize Content Delivery Network technology for faster Internet service as their site was very slow most of the time (at least slow from the US). They have now implemented Alibaba Cloud as their CDN. Very much like Cloudfare or Amazon CloudFront. A CDN distributes your website globally so that your website can gain performance no matter where the content is being delivered to. The improvement is huge. By the way Ambient Weather uses Cloudflare as of a few months ago.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on March 21, 2019, 03:03:50 PM
I just installed the soil monitor yesterday...it showed up in just a few seconds. I did notice that the website was pretty slow and the mobile version had issues but it does seem to have improved. The Gw-1000 is much nicer than the AcuRite Access and so much cheaper.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 21, 2019, 11:01:47 PM
GW1000 New Firmware: 1.4.5

1. Added notifications function for firmware update when opening the app.
2. Fixed the low battery indicator error for the PM2.5 sensor.
3. Changed the uploading interval from 30s to 16s for WU.

Ecowitt keeps knocking it out of the park and listening to submitted feedback. There is still a long list of other items I've submitted (nothing critical, just feature improvements), but this is good and they are working hard.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Sir_MAK on March 22, 2019, 07:04:51 AM
Thanks for the info on the update galfert.  The low battery indication was bugging me.  I almost sent the PM2.5 back because I thought it was defective.
Getting it to report to WU in 16 seconds is also nice.

Where does someone submitt suggestions to?  I got a couple I would like to see for the web site/app.

1. Alerting for GW1000/Weather sensor not connecting/offline.
2. Soil moisture level alert.
3. Particulate level alert.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 22, 2019, 11:01:40 AM
You just contact Lucy from Ecowitt. But those items you mentioned I already have on the list  [tup]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Sir_MAK on March 22, 2019, 12:36:51 PM
Thanks again.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on March 28, 2019, 12:56:57 AM
GW1000 New Firmware: 1.4.5

1. Added notifications function for firmware update when opening the app.
2. Fixed the low battery indicator error for the PM2.5 sensor.
3. Changed the uploading interval from 30s to 16s for WU.

Ecowitt keeps knocking it out of the park and listening to submitted feedback. There is still a long list of other items I've submitted (nothing critical, just feature improvements), but this is good and they are working hard.

Is there any easy way to scrape the data from the GW1000 to run it with Weewx on a Pi?

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: henry on March 28, 2019, 02:46:39 AM
GW1000 New Firmware: 1.4.5

1. Added notifications function for firmware update when opening the app.
2. Fixed the low battery indicator error for the PM2.5 sensor.
3. Changed the uploading interval from 30s to 16s for WU.

Ecowitt keeps knocking it out of the park and listening to submitted feedback. There is still a long list of other items I've submitted (nothing critical, just feature improvements), but this is good and they are working hard.

Is there any easy way to scrape the data from the GW1000 to run it with Weewx on a Pi?

There is a protocol available to read back data from GW1000. However ecowitt is making an more common API with Jason format. If people are really interested, it is possible to contact Ecowitt for further detail.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on March 28, 2019, 11:12:07 AM
Very interesting...

I have been trying to make the HP1000 Shell script that's been written to read data from the HP1000 work with the GW-1000.
I figured its probably same data format but just different port to read.
So far no luck though Its more down to the fact that my rusty Linux skills are stopping me from making the script execute on my Rasp Pi!
It must be possible since the android app reads live data direct from the Gw-1000
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on March 30, 2019, 03:11:32 AM
Very interesting...

I have been trying to make the HP1000 Shell script that's been written to read data from the HP1000 work with the GW-1000.
I figured its probably same data format but just different port to read.
So far no luck though Its more down to the fact that my rusty Linux skills are stopping me from making the script execute on my Rasp Pi!
It must be possible since the android app reads live data direct from the Gw-1000

There will be a website API for ecowitt.net by about July.

Then when that is up and running they will do an API for the GW-1000.

So that is a reasonable effort on their part.

Having APIs will really boost their kit.


Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on March 30, 2019, 04:11:39 PM
I received my kit from Amazon, while I was gone.  Today I am trying to set it up.  I started with the GW1000 and it is connected to my wifi, it wants me to register, but keeps asking for Lat & Long, but no place to enter it.  The version it updated to is GW1000B_V1.4.5. 

Anyone else running into this?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on March 30, 2019, 07:40:30 PM
Ecowitt.net registration is not very intuitive. The location gets entered via map. But then when the map location gets translated to Latitude and Longitude numbers. But unless they have updated it recently the numbers had too many decima places unnecessarily. So what I would recommend is to edit the numbers and stop at 6 decimal places.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on March 31, 2019, 10:06:57 AM
Ecowitt.net registration is not very intuitive. The location gets entered via map. But then when the map location gets translated to Latitude and Longitude numbers. But unless they have updated it recently the numbers had too many decima places unnecessarily. So what I would recommend is to edit the numbers and stop at 6 decimal places.

Thanks for the reply...

Using Chrome,

I do not even see a map, I get to where you enter name of unit, address, no map appears.  I finish enter the rest of the information and it give the error for entering Lat & Long.

I have tried it in IE as well, in IE keeps reverting to China language and will not login.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: henry on March 31, 2019, 10:29:22 AM
Ecowitt.net registration is not very intuitive. The location gets entered via map. But then when the map location gets translated to Latitude and Longitude numbers. But unless they have updated it recently the numbers had too many decima places unnecessarily. So what I would recommend is to edit the numbers and stop at 6 decimal places.

Thanks for the reply...

Using Chrome,

I do not even see a map, I get to where you enter name of unit, address, no map appears.  I finish enter the rest of the information and it give the error for entering Lat & Long.

I have tried it in IE as well, in IE keeps reverting to China language and will not login.


You can use your phone to find the long: lat value, and then enter them here in case map is not popped up.

Your chrome is windows based browser or you have a  google chrome book?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on March 31, 2019, 10:40:36 AM
Ecowitt.net registration is not very intuitive. The location gets entered via map. But then when the map location gets translated to Latitude and Longitude numbers. But unless they have updated it recently the numbers had too many decima places unnecessarily. So what I would recommend is to edit the numbers and stop at 6 decimal places.

Thanks for the reply...

Using Chrome,

I do not even see a map, I get to where you enter name of unit, address, no map appears.  I finish enter the rest of the information and it give the error for entering Lat & Long.

I have tried it in IE as well, in IE keeps reverting to China language and will not login.


You can use your phone to find the long: lat value, and then enter them here in case map is not popped up.

Your chrome is windows based browser or you have a  google chrome book?

Chrome on WIN 10, I have also tried on my Samsung S10 and get the same result.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on March 31, 2019, 10:43:52 AM
Now Chrome keeps reverting to China language this morning.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on March 31, 2019, 11:07:52 AM
I am from Ohio too...all is working fine here for me. I just logged out and in with Chrome (Mac) and it was okay.

Also, iOS Chrome is okay.

When I set things up, I just used the map that was available and it worked fine.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on March 31, 2019, 11:43:21 AM
I am from Ohio too...all is working fine here for me. I just logged out and in with Chrome (Mac) and it was okay.

Also, iOS Chrome is okay.

When I set things up, I just used the map that was available and it worked fine.

What link are you using to get to the map?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on March 31, 2019, 01:16:07 PM
It was under Add Device on the website and then clicked on the Device Location to bring up the map.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on March 31, 2019, 01:41:06 PM
It was under Add Device on the website and then clicked on the Device Location to bring up the map.

I am not having any luck, maybe there site is messed up.  No matter what I do now I am in an endless loop of logging in the Chinese panel.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on March 31, 2019, 01:56:04 PM
I figured out what it was, I had to have https:// now it is working, moving forward to setup more devices.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on April 10, 2019, 05:33:19 AM
Anyone with the Ecowitt PM2.5 finding that it reads slightly high and that it is pretty hard to get it to go below about 5-6ug/m3 even when placed on an air purifier?

Other PM2.5 meters read 0 when placed on top of an air purifier.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on April 10, 2019, 07:34:01 AM
I agree. 6 is the lowest I have seen it go down to and it seems very sensitive to pollen levels. I get massive spikes at certain times of the day which I am putting down to pollen. I will be interested to see how sensitive it is during the summer months. I keep mine outside in the garden some 10 meters from the house.

See my data from the Ecowitt.net
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I am told its a Honeywell sensor that's supposed to be quite good.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 10, 2019, 11:27:55 AM
Yes it is a Honeywell. Here is the datasheet with good info and specifications.  I've not seen mine read below 6 either. Maybe it is a firmware issue as the specifications do state that it goes down to zero. And this is supposed to be one of the best PM 2.5 sensors.

https://sensing.honeywell.com/honeywell-sensing-hpm-series-particle-sensors-datasheet-32322550-e-en.pdf

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 10, 2019, 10:25:44 PM
Anyone notice the new Ecowitt.net website changes??? It has smaller blocks of data sensors that are more compact and they all fit on the screen without scrolling. I think they caught wind of the complaints of the WU new site and they decided to implement these fixes themselves. I like it!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: havtrail on April 10, 2019, 10:35:50 PM
Anyone notice the new Ecowitt.net website changes??? It has smaller blocks of data sensors that are more compact and they all fit on the screen without scrolling. I think they caught wind of the complaints of the WU new site and they decided to implement these fixes themselves. I like it!

We non-Ambient WU people would like to see a screenshot, please.   :-)

Rich K.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on April 11, 2019, 03:48:48 AM
Anyone notice the new Ecowitt.net website changes??? It has smaller blocks of data sensors that are more compact and they all fit on the screen without scrolling. I think they caught wind of the complaints of the WU new site and they decided to implement these fixes themselves. I like it!

We non-Ambient WU people would like to see a screenshot, please.   :-)

Rich K.

For me it fits across 2 rows.
I told Lucy to take a look at WeeWX Weather34 and do something similar without shamelessly copying it. ;o)

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on April 11, 2019, 03:57:22 AM
I agree. 6 is the lowest I have seen it go down to and it seems very sensitive to pollen levels. I get massive spikes at certain times of the day which I am putting down to pollen. I will be interested to see how sensitive it is during the summer months. I keep mine outside in the garden some 10 meters from the house.

See my data from the Ecowitt.net
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I am told its a Honeywell sensor that's supposed to be quite good.

I have put 0.5 in the WS View app under PM2.5 Gain: calibration and that seems to 1/2 what ever the reading is. EG the above picture I just posted shows 4ug/m3 and the actually small LCD display is showing 8ug/m3

The LCD display now says 5ug/m3 and the app and web site is showing 2ug/m3

I will have to send it high to see what happens.
It really just needs an offset rather than a multiplying or dividing factor/constant.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on April 11, 2019, 04:00:35 AM
I have brought the issue of the PM2.5 sensor readings up with Lucy at Ecowitt and she is investigating.
I'll post back when I have an answer.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 11, 2019, 05:50:40 AM
Anyone notice the new Ecowitt.net website changes??? It has smaller blocks of data sensors that are more compact and they all fit on the screen without scrolling. I think they caught wind of the complaints of the WU new site and they decided to implement these fixes themselves. I like it!

We non-Ambient WU people would like to see a screenshot, please.   :-)

Rich K.

Anyone can set up an Ecowitt.net account to see the growing map of stations.

@theslydog thanks for posting screenshot.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on April 12, 2019, 09:14:57 AM
Folks the feedback from Ecowitt is that the PM2.5 sensor should be able to read lower values and the fact that its so very sensitive you would need very good equipment to get it down to a genuine zero. (Lab clean room).
To underline this they have undertaken a test in their facilities with an air purifier and managed to get the following reading which does back up the information.
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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: ask77 on April 26, 2019, 04:11:28 PM
Will the GW1000 be able to work with FineOffset WH-2900 ? Both using 433 Mhz. I already have a WH-2900 ( 433 Mhz) fully configured and uploading data on wunderground and I have ordered a GW1000 433MHz amd would like to upload to ecowitt.net .
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 26, 2019, 04:20:10 PM
Will the GW1000 be able to work with FineOffset WH-2900 ? Both using 433 Mhz. I already have a WH-2900 ( 433 Mhz) fully configured and uploading data on wunderground and I have ordered a GW1000 433MHz amd would like to upload to ecowitt.net .

Yes. You matched the frequency so you should have no problems.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: docbee on April 28, 2019, 07:43:49 AM
Just released version of Meteobridge does support the GW1000. Lacking a larger sensor array, any Meteobridge user out there with a GW1000 setup including wind/uv/solar/rain/air quality/moisture is highly welcome to give me remote access to the Meteobridge, so that I can finish development to also support these sensors.

Numbers of sensors supported by the GW1000 is really impressive and it can directly plugged into the USB port of a regular MR3020 Meteobridge, no additional power needed, no USB hub needed, very neat...

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 28, 2019, 09:41:30 AM
Boris,
I just want to report that it works except Wind and Rain are not being picked up. It also picks up my extra indoor but is mislabeled as Outdoor #1. It should instead read Extra #1 as it can be placed anywhere.

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Interestingly it sees or detects the WS-2000 display console as a device but it can't pull data from it. They both use the same internal chip so maybe that is why it sees it on the network but the WS-2000 probably doe not support the data API and that also makes sense as you can't pull data with the WS View app either.

I've worked with Ecowitt acquring the API and with Boris to help make this possible. I arranged for Boris to receive a GW1000 from Ecowitt because I didn't want my Meteobridge to suffer any downtime. If nobody else volunteers I'll step up to bat.

Thank you Boris this is most exciting! This will be better than the ObserverIP.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: docbee on April 28, 2019, 12:59:50 PM
I made some more fixes, now it seems to also handle wind and rain and air quality fine.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 28, 2019, 01:31:27 PM
Thank you Boris! That was fast I suffered no downtime. That is my MB with the PM2.5 showing 110 (Data sensor). Boris will fix that factor of 10 off as it should have read 11 instead of 110. Those are ug/m3 of particulate matter. Even though no online service that I know of take PM2.5 yet, I'll be able to log the PM2.5 to my SQL server (once the correction factor of 10 is fixed).

Looks like the GW1000 and the Meteobridge are a new pair. I've switched over from the ObserverIP to the GW1000.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: docbee on April 28, 2019, 01:37:34 PM
New version with air quality factor 10 fixed is just released. After quite some development work on the GW1000 support today I will now step back and enjoy the evening. If you experience bugs, please report here or at forum.meteobridge.com.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 28, 2019, 02:31:43 PM
I think I found a new bug in Solar Radiation as it seems x4 too high. Waiting on fix as already reported to Boris. Was not there before PM2.5 fix. The PM2.5 seems okay now though.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: docbee on April 28, 2019, 04:01:19 PM
Looks like data is off by a factor of 3.725. Just released update does apply that.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 28, 2019, 04:20:51 PM
Boris,
Everything looks good. One thing I noticed though is that the sensors seem to all update at different intervals. Sometimes as high as 30 and 40 seconds. I understand the Extra indoor and PM2.5 may not not report as frequently (I think those do every 60 seconds), but I was not expecting this strange behavior from the Outdoor sensors including temp, wind, rain and solar which I'm pretty sure send updates every 14 seconds to the GW1000.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: docbee on April 28, 2019, 04:24:39 PM
Data is coming in for all sensors every 5 seconds, but if nothing has changed no data update is done. after 45 secs latest updates are forced. This is to reduce unnecessary writes on systems that store data. Therefore, you don't miss anything. When a change happens it will be logged immediately.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 28, 2019, 05:01:30 PM
Thank you Boris for working so hard this week to finally accomplish this integration of the GW1000 with the Meteobridge. I'm more than pleased and I'm glad I helped facilitate this. I'm just the broker, you all (Fine Offset, Ecowitt, and Boris) did all the work. I think this will be a win for everyone, Fine Offset, Ecowitt and of course Meteobridge.

Some other manufactures should take a big lesson from this. This is what gets accomplished by working together. Making an API available so that users can easily do what they want with their data, is what it is all about. Which enables products like the Meteobridge to exist and expand our enjoyment and use of our weather stations.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: waiukuweather on April 28, 2019, 09:45:44 PM
is there info available about the api?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 28, 2019, 10:25:06 PM
is there info available about the api?

Ecowitt has asked that I not release the API at this moment. They allowed me to work with Boris for the Meteobridge as this was something that was important for them. They will release the API documentation when they finish developing the API as there are still things they are working out. The existing API documentation is also not complete. Ecowitt said the API will not be complete for a long while. I don't know what exactly that time frame means. I'm guessing many weeks which probably means months.

I can tell you from having looked at the API that it isn't something you can guess and figure out. Figuring out the port that is used is simple enough with a port scanner. But after that you'd have to know what commands to send to the GW1000 to get it to talk back to you. It isn't doing a blind broadcast. There is no internal webpage. All this could change as the firmware is developed though.

I think something some people forget is that the Meteobridge is capable of sending data to Weather-Display software. So if you run Weather-Display you can get the data from the Meteobridge...which got it from the GW1000. Eh ...well it's something. But I'm not saying you need Weather-Display software, I'm just saying it is another place to send data besides everything the Meteobridge already does.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: waiukuweather on April 29, 2019, 12:14:33 AM
how come you get all the fun?  :lol:
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on April 29, 2019, 01:12:19 AM
how come you get all the fun?  :lol:

I've worked very hard at developing a relationship with various companies and individuals. But that is only a result of having discovered and submitted feedback for various bugs and product development ideas, product testing and documentation revising and editing. I've also written a good many tutorials, projects and help tips. And I've consistently provided support to numerous users. So I'm having fun but I've also put in a lot time and work into this community. I don't see it though as that I'm the only one having all the fun. Everything I've done is with the purpose of sharing my knowledge and experience to help others get more enjoyment from their weather station. Lastly I've respected all the brands and I've tried to represent options to people without bias.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: waiukuweather on April 29, 2019, 02:56:43 AM
I emailed them
they said it will not be available for a very long time
so looks like its a closed shop only available to Meteobridge
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on April 29, 2019, 03:47:55 AM
I emailed them
they said it will not be available for a very long time
so looks like its a closed shop only available to Meteobridge

Hi, our engineers are working hard on that now and the api will be available in May or June. We'll add a water leakage sensor and a ultrasonic rain gauge to the wifi weather sensor series in the future.
Can you wait for that?
Once they are available, we'll let you know.:)
Thanks for your kind understanding.
If there's any other question, please contact us at support@ecowitt.com.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on April 29, 2019, 03:52:44 AM
how come you get all the fun?  :lol:

I've worked very hard at developing a relationship with various companies and individuals. But that is only a result of having discovered and submitted feedback for various bugs and product development ideas, product testing and documentation revising and editing. I've also written a good many tutorials, projects and help tips. And I've consistently provided support to numerous users. So I'm having fun but I've also put in a lot time and work into this community. I don't see it though as that I'm the only one having all the fun. Everything I've done is with the purpose of sharing my knowledge and experience to help others get more enjoyment from their weather station. Lastly I've respected all the brands and I've tried to represent options to people without bias.

Hi, galfert
Thank you so much for all your effort on our products! We do appreciate that! 
You are amazing![tup] [tup]



Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on April 29, 2019, 03:57:07 AM
Data is coming in for all sensors every 5 seconds, but if nothing has changed no data update is done. after 45 secs latest updates are forced. This is to reduce unnecessary writes on systems that store data. Therefore, you don't miss anything. When a change happens it will be logged immediately.

Hi Boris, I'm Lucy, who sent you the GW1000.:)
Thank you for all your hard working!
If there's anything we can help, please let us know.:)
You can also find us at support@ecowitt.com.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: waiukuweather on April 29, 2019, 02:50:28 PM
great the the api is looking to be available in May or June
that is not far away so that is good news
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: vanlinhtnt on May 03, 2019, 09:25:08 AM

Hi, our engineers are working hard on that now and the api will be available in May or June. We'll add a water leakage sensor and a ultrasonic rain gauge to the wifi weather sensor series in the future.
Can you wait for that?
Once they are available, we'll let you know.:)
Thanks for your kind understanding.
If there's any other question, please contact us at support@ecowitt.com.


I manage to send Lucy an email about the Api but luckily I found this solution. Thank Lucy for the news.
I have other few questions and I think it is better to post here for everyone rather send a private email.

I am working to get the weather data/soil moisture from remote fields and the WH6006E with 3G network is perfect. I am wondering anybody tried it before. It would be perfect if Lucy answer these questions as well :).

- How many soil moisture sensors can be attached to the WH6006E receiver?
- How long the AA battery of the WH51 soil moisture sensor last in the outdoor condition?

Thank you,



Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 08, 2019, 02:00:31 AM

Hi, our engineers are working hard on that now and the api will be available in May or June. We'll add a water leakage sensor and a ultrasonic rain gauge to the wifi weather sensor series in the future.
Can you wait for that?
Once they are available, we'll let you know.:)
Thanks for your kind understanding.
If there's any other question, please contact us at support@ecowitt.com.


I manage to send Lucy an email about the Api but luckily I found this solution. Thank Lucy for the news.
I have other few questions and I think it is better to post here for everyone rather send a private email.

I am working to get the weather data/soil moisture from remote fields and the WH6006E with 3G network is perfect. I am wondering anybody tried it before. It would be perfect if Lucy answer these questions as well :).

- How many soil moisture sensors can be attached to the WH6006E receiver?
- How long the AA battery of the WH51 soil moisture sensor last in the outdoor condition?

Thank you,

Hi, sorry for the delay. Here are the answers to your questions:
1. Currently only one WH51 soil moisture sensor can be attached to the WH6006E receiver.
2. In normal, it can work for one year(batteries not included).

Any other question, please let us know.:)
If you want a prompt reply, please contact us at support@ecowitt.com.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 08, 2019, 10:05:37 AM
I've made inquiries to ecowitt several times now and I still haven't had a reply. It would be nice to get one since they pride themselves with customer care.  :roll:
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 09, 2019, 05:38:24 AM
I've made inquiries to ecowitt several times now and I still haven't had a reply. It would be nice to get one since they pride themselves with customer care.  :roll:

Hi, sorry for that.
Could you please send your email address to us so that we can check your mails?
Sorry that sometimes we might miss your messages due to system error.
Thanks for your kind understanding.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 09, 2019, 06:52:15 AM

Hi, sorry for that.
Could you please send your email address to us so that we can check your mails?
Sorry that sometimes we might miss your messages due to system error.
Thanks for your kind understanding.

Thanks Lucy.

I have replied to your message.  :-)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 10, 2019, 04:18:36 PM
Just a quick question if I may..

I have signed up to the Ecowitt site (I have some items ordered from them) Can I view users data on their website? I can't find anything that points me in the direction of weather data.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on May 10, 2019, 08:11:46 PM
https://www.ecowitt.net/map/index
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 10, 2019, 08:21:18 PM
https://www.ecowitt.net/map/index

Much appreciated!

The map is pretty nice, as is the pages with data.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 10, 2019, 11:04:47 PM
Dear all,

We have updated the WS View App to support our wifi weather stations to upload all sensors data(including the indoor sensors) to our free weather server: https://www.ecowitt.net.
The supported wifi weather stations are:
HP3501 TFT Wifi Weather Station: https://bit.ly/2Ug8T9O
WH2320 LCD Wifi Weather Station: https://bit.ly/2RiZCvH
WH2910 Color Display Wifi Weather Station: https://bit.ly/2KQhqvV
HP2551 Large TFT Wifi Weather Station: https://bit.ly/2D4K7UO
HP3500 TFT Color Weather Station: https://bit.ly/2DjA6UU

The operation is also very simple:
1. Go to your phone's app store to download or update the latest WS View app.
2. Click your device on the Device List of the app and update the wifi firmware to V1.3.2.
3. After the updating, click your device again to enter the ecoiwtt.net uploading page.
4. On the ecowitt.net uploading page, enable the ON button(displayed blue) and set the uploading interval time.
5. Copy the MAC address(will be used to add the device on the server later)
6. Press Save on the page.
7. Press Register at ecowitt.net and finish the registration on the page.
8. Press the upper left menu button and select Devices.
9. Press Add Device and input all the information needed.
10. Press Save.
11.Press Dashboard on the menu. Your sensor data would be available on the dashboard within several minutes.

Note: When select device address on map, please wait till the map display before select your address.
You may add a shortcut of the ecowitt.net website on the home page of your phone for quick access.

Note:  If you have added optional sensors, such as WH51 soil moisture sensor, WH41 PM2.5 sensor, WH31 Multi-channel temp & humidity sensor to the above weather stations, you'll need to update the firmware(pending) of the console to ensure all the optional sensors data can be accepted by the ecowitt.net.
We'll let you know the new firmware for each weather station is available.:)

Note: The IOS version is under review now and will be available soon.

Any question, please let us know.:)

Best Regards,
Lucy from ecowitt


Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: ask77 on May 11, 2019, 01:07:18 AM
Good work  [tup] The update was successful and I can now send and view data on ecowitt.net . My station is Misol WH2900 but it is similar to ecowitt WH2910C and is managed through the WS view app.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 11, 2019, 06:43:27 AM
Excellent, I too can report my HP2551 has updated successfully and is now uploading the basic sensor data to Ecowitt.net.
I am very interested in the additional capability to upload data in WU or Ecowitt format to any custom server location. This might solve my problem in trying to get cumulus MX to work with the HP2551.
Failing that I shall wait for the GW-1000 API to be released as that must be the easiest route to get the sensor data to my Raspberry PI and Cumulus MX in a format it can process!

Good to see this also works for other generic Fine Offset kit.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: terryk on May 12, 2019, 11:41:36 AM
Thank you Lucy and Ecowitt, my HP3501 (KORJUNCT20) is now reporting to Ecowitt.net.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 13, 2019, 03:32:22 AM
Excellent, I too can report my HP2551 has updated successfully and is now uploading the basic sensor data to Ecowitt.net.
I am very interested in the additional capability to upload data in WU or Ecowitt format to any custom server location. This might solve my problem in trying to get cumulus MX to work with the HP2551.
Failing that I shall wait for the GW-1000 API to be released as that must be the easiest route to get the sensor data to my Raspberry PI and Cumulus MX in a format it can process!

Good to see this also works for other generic Fine Offset kit.

Hi Mandrake, the function for our wifi weather station(including HP2551) to upload to customized server(having the same protocol with ecowitt.net or weather underground) is available on the app now. You can have a try and let us know if there's any question.:)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: droiddk on May 13, 2019, 04:23:16 PM
Hi Mandrake, the function for our wifi weather station(including HP2551) to upload to customized server(having the same protocol with ecowitt.net or weather underground) is available on the app now.

Wow that sounds great! Can't wait to test it!

Regards
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: RainmanWeather on May 13, 2019, 09:49:06 PM

Hi Lucy, a WS view app bug report: When selecting the link "Register at ecowitt.net" it takes you to ambientweather.net instead.



The operation is also very simple:
7. Press Register at ecowitt.net and finish the registration on the page.

Any question, please let us know.:)

Best Regards,
Lucy from ecowitt
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 16, 2019, 03:58:14 AM

Hi Lucy, a WS view app bug report: When selecting the link "Register at ecowitt.net" it takes you to ambientweather.net instead.




The operation is also very simple:
7. Press Register at ecowitt.net and finish the registration on the page.

Any question, please let us know.:)

Best Regards,
Lucy from ecowitt

 :shock:  :shock: Sorry for that and our engineer will correct that soon. Thank you for your help!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 16, 2019, 05:25:59 AM

Hi Lucy, a WS view app bug report: When selecting the link "Register at ecowitt.net" it takes you to ambientweather.net instead.



The operation is also very simple:
7. Press Register at ecowitt.net and finish the registration on the page.

Any question, please let us know.:)

Best Regards,
Lucy from ecowitt

Hi, our engineer has fixed the issue just now. Please update your WS View app in the app store.:) If there's any other question, please also let us know.:) Thank you!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: havtrail on May 16, 2019, 09:00:54 AM
Wow - hour and a half turnaround!  =D>

Rich K.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: droiddk on May 16, 2019, 10:55:32 AM
Hi Mandrake, the function for our wifi weather station(including HP2551) to upload to customized server(having the same protocol with ecowitt.net or weather underground) is available on the app now. You can have a try and let us know if there's any question.:)

Hi Lucy

Will this new option also work with the WH2910C?

Do you have more documentation about this option? Weather station is not contacting .php script.

Regards
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 17, 2019, 04:18:35 AM
Hi Mandrake, the function for our wifi weather station(including HP2551) to upload to customized server(having the same protocol with ecowitt.net or weather underground) is available on the app now. You can have a try and let us know if there's any question.:)

Hi Lucy

Will this new option also work with the WH2910C?

Do you have more documentation about this option? Weather station is not contacting .php script.

Regards

Hi droiddk

Yes, it works with the WH2910C.
It only supports uploading to server with the same protocol type as the Wunderground or ecowitt.net.
Does your server meet the requirement?

Best Regards,
Lucy

P.S. We may reply your new messages after the weekend. Hope you can understand that. Thank you.:)

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: droiddk on May 17, 2019, 04:23:02 AM

It only supports uploading to server with the same protocol type as the Wunderground or ecowitt.net.
Does your server meet the requirement?


Hi Lucy

Wunderground protocol is running now.

Can your engineer supply documentation for the Ecowitt protocol? That would be great.

Regards
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 17, 2019, 04:48:29 PM
I have spotted on the ecowitt dashboard that you can set up email alerts for certain weather preferences.. is there any plans to set up push notifications to mobile devices, perhaps?

I only ever use email when I am at my PC, I uninstall email apps on my phones.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 20, 2019, 06:31:10 AM

It only supports uploading to server with the same protocol type as the Wunderground or ecowitt.net.
Does your server meet the requirement?


Hi Lucy

Wunderground protocol is running now.

Can your engineer supply documentation for the Ecowitt protocol? That would be great.

Regards

Hi droiddk,

May I know why do you want the Ecowitt protocol?
Please contact us at support@ecowitt.com for more details.:)
Thanks you.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 20, 2019, 06:33:33 AM
I have spotted on the ecowitt dashboard that you can set up email alerts for certain weather preferences.. is there any plans to set up push notifications to mobile devices, perhaps?

I only ever use email when I am at my PC, I uninstall email apps on my phones.

Hi Mapantz,

Yes, we have the plan to set up push notifications to mobile devices and we'll create a new app only for ecowitt in the future.
But it'll take a long time and we could not tell you the specific time.
Hope you can understand that.
Thank you.:)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: droiddk on May 20, 2019, 07:19:13 AM

Hi droiddk,

May I know why do you want the Ecowitt protocol?
Please contact us at support@ecowitt.com for more details.:)
Thanks you.

Hi Lucy

I just want to use the new customized upload to put the data from my weather station (WH2902) into my own system, guess that is why the option has been added in the first place.

I can easily put something, like my domain, into WS View, but I need to know what is expected server side to be able to grab the data. So far I know that customized upload using Ecowitt procotol is contacting http://www.xxxxxxxx.net/data/report with a HTTP Post request.

I will contact you at that email address.

Reards
droiddk
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on May 20, 2019, 09:04:27 AM
Is anyone else having an issue with their GW1000 reporting to WU? Mine will keep dropping WU but still report to ecowitt.net without missing a report. I am also reporting to WeatherCloud without an issue.

Using the WSView app, I switched to my WH2320E to report to WU and it is working fine. However, I noticed that the WSView app does not show my WU station now (I did update my firmware May 20, 2019).


Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 20, 2019, 10:41:51 AM
Is anyone else having an issue with their GW1000 reporting to WU? Mine will keep dropping WU but still report to ecowitt.net without missing a report. I am also reporting to WeatherCloud without an issue.

Using the WSView app, I switched to my WH2320E to report to WU and it is working fine. However, I noticed that the WSView app does not show my WU station now (I did update my firmware May 20, 2019).

Yes, I have noticed that the WS View app is not showing the WU data.
I have checked the WeatherUnderground data on the WU webpages and all looks OK, so the Weather console and GW-1000 are both still reporting to WU, its just the app that seems broken.
Live data from the GW-1000 is also OK.
I have not had a chance yet to e-mail Lucy.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on May 20, 2019, 10:49:28 AM
This is a WU issue. WU has turned off the old history access. It affecting a lot of other things like breaking a lot of personal weather websites that uses popular templates. Ecowitt would need to switch to the new WU API but that requires the user to have their own API key. Also the new WU API is limited and does not have all the features of the old one.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on May 20, 2019, 10:58:35 AM
This is a WU issue. WU has turned off the old history access. It affecting a lot of other things like breaking a lot of personal weather websites that uses popular templates. Ecowitt would need to switch to the new WU API but that requires the user to have their own API key. Also the new WU API is limited and does not have all the features of the old one.

I wonder why my GW1000 will not report to WU but my Ecowitt WH2320E will via the app.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on May 20, 2019, 11:04:53 AM
My GW1000 is reporting to WU just fine. No missing data.
https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KFLWINTE861

My GW1000 is on firmware 1.4.6 and I'm holding off upgrade to 1.4.7 as I don't like to be an early firmware adopter, especially for device that don't let you go backwards on version.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on May 20, 2019, 11:45:11 AM
I updated the firmware after noticing the issue with the hopes it would address the issue...it did not.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Jim Ace on May 20, 2019, 06:28:18 PM
Just setup the GW1000, I had no issues and everything works fine.  So far so good.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on May 20, 2019, 09:54:41 PM
I updated the firmware after noticing the issue with the hopes it would address the issue...it did not.

I noticed the WS View app is now showing the WU data this evening.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 28, 2019, 07:01:34 AM
Dear all, the alerts functions on the ecowitt.net are available for all the sensors(especially the multi-channel temp&humidity/soil moisture/PM2.5 sensors) now!!
Please have a try and let us know your thought~

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Plus, we have updated the Android WS View APP to fix the WU Dashboard displaying issue! The data should be as stable as the WU now.  :grin:
The IOS version might be available tomorrow.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 28, 2019, 07:58:13 AM
Thankyou Lucy, I can confirm both are working a advertised.

I have set some alerts on Ecowitt.net to try it out.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 28, 2019, 09:26:40 AM
All of my goodies have arrived from China. I'm just setting it all up now before I connect the console/GW 1000 to the internet. :D
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 28, 2019, 01:59:41 PM
A few things to note while setting it up..

WS68: There's a rubber seal that surrounds the solar/UV box and the top of the battery compartment - it's hanging out where the battery cover slides up, it seems it has stretched so it won't create a seal when the battery cover goes back on.

WH40: Mine has a flawed design. I mounted it using U-bolts on a stainless steel pole. The pole was absolutely bang on level vertically on all sides, and the top horizontally. I sat the rain gauge on top without the U-bolts tightened, and the bubble level is 100% centered. As soon as you tighten the U-bolts it pulls a metal plate in, flush with the side of the rain gauge mount. The trouble with that is, the rain gauge mount isn't straight, there's a slight slope to it, so as the plate moves in, the rain gauge begins to tilts backwards which puts it completely out of level. I had to wrap some tape around the pole to thicken the area where the plate pulls in to, and extra 3/4 of inch to be exact. This allowed the U-bolts to tighten without tilting the rain gauge.

WH41: I took the cover off to put the batteries in, but I see no seal around the cover or the main unit. I have no idea how it will stay dry inside of it, rain will 100% make it's way in there eventually.

Lastly, the signal is extremely poor. My console is around 40' away, with two thin walls in between and I have zero signal from the anemometer/solar/uv. No signal for the outside temp/humidity. Very little signal from the rain gauge and it will not even pick up the moisture and PM 2.5 sensors and they are the closest ones to the console.

Slightly disappointed is an understatement.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 28, 2019, 04:09:09 PM
I had to move the console to a closer area which is rather inconvenient as I am unable to view it when i'm in my lounge. Eventually, I lost complete contact with all sensors (dashed out) so now I have it in my porch, about 20' from all sensors.

I'm a little surprised on how bad the reception is not to be able to view it in another room. I've never encountered that with any weather station i've owned.

I have set up the GW1000. All but one sensor gets picked up. I have a secondary temp/humidity sensor which I want in another room, but I cannot view the data from the app as the GW1000 will not pick up on it. I even have the sensor right next to the GW100, so I am out of ideas!

Not going too well..  :-|
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 28, 2019, 10:18:22 PM
I had to move the console to a closer area which is rather inconvenient as I am unable to view it when i'm in my lounge. Eventually, I lost complete contact with all sensors (dashed out) so now I have it in my porch, about 20' from all sensors.

I'm a little surprised on how bad the reception is not to be able to view it in another room. I've never encountered that with any weather station i've owned.

I have set up the GW1000. All but one sensor gets picked up. I have a secondary temp/humidity sensor which I want in another room, but I cannot view the data from the app as the GW1000 will not pick up on it. I even have the sensor right next to the GW100, so I am out of ideas!

Not going too well..  :-|

Hi Mapantz,

Sorry to hear that. Please don't worry and we'll be responsible for your issue.
Our engineer is analyzing your issue now and we'll go back to you soon.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 29, 2019, 04:49:46 AM
I had to move the console to a closer area which is rather inconvenient as I am unable to view it when i'm in my lounge. Eventually, I lost complete contact with all sensors (dashed out) so now I have it in my porch, about 20' from all sensors.

I'm a little surprised on how bad the reception is not to be able to view it in another room. I've never encountered that with any weather station i've owned.

I have set up the GW1000. All but one sensor gets picked up. I have a secondary temp/humidity sensor which I want in another room, but I cannot view the data from the app as the GW1000 will not pick up on it. I even have the sensor right next to the GW100, so I am out of ideas!

Not going too well..  :-|

Hi Mapantz,

Here are the answers to your questions:
1.For the WS68 anemometer, we'll optimize the design with a new solution to solve the issue. And we'll send you a new one to replace the current one once it's available.
2.For the WH40 rain gauge, could you please send us some photos to show the situation you mentioned?
  We have installed the sensor on the roof with no problem:
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In addition, you can also mount the rain gauge with screws, if you find it hard to install with the pole:
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Here's our other customer's installation photo:
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3.For the WH41 air quality sensor, please don't worry, and the structure is IPx4 rainproof.

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4. You said that there's one sensor that the GW1000 could not pick up. It should be the indoor temperature humidity and pressure sensor, which is used to work work with the HP2551 console. It is not supposed to be picked up by the GW1000, since the GW1000 already has a built-in indoor temperature humidity and pressure sensor. We checked your data on the ecowitt.net(sorry that we haven't asked for your permission first), and found that the GW1000 has picked up all the sensors as it should:
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5. As for the poor signal performance of the HP2551 console.
It should be the problem of the HP2551 console. We'll send you a new console to replace it.

We're really sorry for that.
Please give us a change to solve your problem.
Please let us know your thought.

Best Regards,
Lucy

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 29, 2019, 05:15:21 AM
I had to move the console to a closer area which is rather inconvenient as I am unable to view it when i'm in my lounge. Eventually, I lost complete contact with all sensors (dashed out) so now I have it in my porch, about 20' from all sensors.

I'm a little surprised on how bad the reception is not to be able to view it in another room. I've never encountered that with any weather station i've owned.

I have set up the GW1000. All but one sensor gets picked up. I have a secondary temp/humidity sensor which I want in another room, but I cannot view the data from the app as the GW1000 will not pick up on it. I even have the sensor right next to the GW100, so I am out of ideas!

Not going too well..  :-|

Our engineer suggests you to reset the HP2551 console to factory mode and see whether it can receive the sensors normally.
Please have a try and let us know the result.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 29, 2019, 06:21:27 AM
Strange that you are having such an issue.
I have observed that the console is sensitive to interference from other sources such as Bluetooth devices that come too close

Other than that I get full signal quality for most (99%) of the time (I do see occasional drops that are very brief and of no concern) and my sensors are more than 50 feet away through many brick walls.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 29, 2019, 06:58:41 AM
Yes, it is strange. I cannot even pick up my WiFi from my porch (where the console is now) no problems picking it up on any other devices. I can even pick up my WiFi on my phone about 100m away, so that's weird as well.

In regards to my extra temp/humidity sensor not being picked up by the GW1000.. how come it shows the sensor in the app with 8 channels? (all saying learning...)

I see on Mandrakes weather dashboard: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?type=2&name=GW-1000%20Boxgrove%20Park,%20Guildford

It is showing all of his sensors for various rooms.

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PS: Thank you for the reply, Lucy.

I really do like the station and I apologise for being a bit downbeat. I was just excited to get my station, so a few issues were a bit disheartening for me. I'm more than happy to help get them all fixed.

I'll do a reset on the console later on. I'll also try to get pictures of the rain gauge. However, it's a bit tricky to fully illustrate what I mean. Although, I am happy with how it is right now as my ingenuity usually helps overcome these small issues. At the end of the day, I have got it level by using some tape to bulk out the area the plate gets clamped too, and it's nice and secure, so it won't be a problem. :)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 29, 2019, 07:18:18 AM
The extra Hygro/Temp sensors are set by dip switches (1-8) to define what channel they are. These should just get detected by the GW-1000 and displayed. Sometimes they do take 10 minutes or so when you first restart the console or Gw-1000 to get picked up.

The Temp/Hygro/Barometer sensor that you have with the HP-2551 is not detected/displayed by the GW-1000 since it has its own internal equivalent just for the avoidance of doubt/confusion.

On the Ecowitt.net site you can change the Channel name to a description of your choosing.

Also if it helps, on the WS-View app in the settings area you can see the options for sensors that GW-1000 is detecting and displaying. It might be wise to make sure you dont have the sensors disabled etc
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 29, 2019, 07:45:35 AM
The extra Hygro/Temp sensors are set by dip switches (1-8) to define what channel they are. These should just get detected by the GW-1000 and displayed. Sometimes they do take 10 minutes or so when you first restart the console or Gw-1000 to get picked up.

The Temp/Hygro/Barometer sensor that you have with the HP-2551 is not detected/displayed by the GW-1000 since it has its own internal equivalent just for the avoidance of doubt/confusion.

On the Ecowitt.net site you can change the Channel name to a description of your choosing.

Also if it helps, on the WS-View app in the settings area you can see the options for sensors that GW-1000 is detecting and displaying. It might be wise to make sure you dont have the sensors disabled etc

The HP-2551 doesn't have anything built in. It came with an outdoor sensor, that's it. The temp/humidity get's picked up by the GW-1000 ok. I bought one additional sensor to put in the porch, that doesn't get picked up at all. I have it sat right next to the GW-1000, I even took the batteries out and started fresh - nothing! The app shows all the channels, but picks nothing up.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 29, 2019, 07:55:10 AM
OK, that's Odd.

As you rightly say the HP2551 does not have any sensors integrated into it. It normally comes with an sensor stick that records the Internal temp/Hygro and Barometer pressure. It might be OK to have this outside but my console expects this to be inside as the temp displayed is as Internal on my console.

Then additionally you can have up to 8 temp/hygro sensors (which you can see on my data named as rooms) set as Channels 1 through 8.

The Gw-1000 sees the additional temp/hygro sensors but ignores the single temp/hygro/barometer sensor. Hope that clarifies.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 29, 2019, 08:00:38 AM
OK, that's Odd.

As you rightly say the HP2551 does not have any sensors integrated into it. It normally comes with an sensor stick that records the Internal temp/Hygro and Barometer pressure. It might be OK to have this outside but my console expects this to be inside as the temp displayed is as Internal on my console.

Then additionally you can have up to 8 temp/hygro sensors (which you can see on my data named as rooms) set as Channels 1 through 8.

The Gw-1000 sees the additional temp/hygro sensors but ignores the single temp/hygro/barometer sensor. Hope that clarifies.

This is totally confusing.

To try and clear this up better..

If I didn't buy an additional WH32, how would I record outdoor temp/humidity? Surely, buying a weather station is to report the temp/humidity outdoors, not indoors?

I knew that the console didn't read indoor temp/humidity, so that's why I bought an additional sensor.

I saw in your picture on Netweather, that you have a total of 6 temp/humidity sensors?!  1: Outdoors -  2: Freezer - 3: Garage - 4: Danny's room - 5: Maddie's room - 6: Bedroom. The GW-1000 acts as the indoor temp. They all show on your dashboard.

On mine, I have two sensors. 1: Outdoors - 2: Porch and the indoor one is the GW-1000. Only Outdoors and indoors (GW-1000) show on my dashboard.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 29, 2019, 08:33:59 AM
So, agreed this is a little confusing.
Because you are using the new individual sensors instead of the traditional all in one you are missing the normal external temp/hygro sensor, hence the need for the additional external sensor stick you have. This will just be temp/Hygro and again would have no channel settings available as it will be a fixed channel. (WH?)

I would however have expected that ecowitt would still have provided you with a internal sensor stick to do the internal temp/hygro and barometer. I cannot see how that data would be populated on your HP2551 console without it. You can tell this sensor becuase it will cycle around and show the pressure etc. Also it does not have any channel options on its back. (WH32)

The extra sensor you have purchased is presumably just a temp/hygro sensor that can be placed anywhere and can be set as channel 1 to 8 on its back. (WH31)

I think you are missing a sensor stick and you should clarify this with Lucy.
Is that any clearer?

The Gw-1000 does not comunicate in any way with the HP2551 console and so will not provide it with any data from its internal sensors. In many ways it is best to think of it as a headless console.
As previously mentioned; in my setup then I have the Gw-1000 which sees the external sensor array for Wind/rain/Temp/Hygro/Solar. It also sees the 6 additional WH31 sensors I have placed around my house/Garage etc. It sees the PM2.5 and Soil Moisture sensor. It however does not see the WH32 (temp/hygro/Baromemter) data as it does not need to.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 29, 2019, 08:38:37 AM


I think you are missing a sensor stick and you should clarify this with Lucy.
Is that any clearer?


Perhaps that is the problem.

If you look at this for instance: http://www.ecowitt.com/weather_station/70.html

It shows 1 sensor with it. How would the console be showing both indoor and outdoor temps on it?

Oh, it looks as though the outdoor sensor is under the rain gauge. I would take a wild stab that because I bought my kit as separate parts, I don't get the built in outdoor temp/humidity sensor, as so I wasn't sent one either.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 29, 2019, 08:46:12 AM
Correct, in the normal all in one sensors the temp/hygro is built into a mini screen protected enclosure under the rain collector.

I was expecting your setup to be like this one
http://www.ecowitt.com/weather_station/97.html

Except using the HP2551 console.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 29, 2019, 08:47:56 AM
Correct, in the normal all in one sensors the temp/hygro is built into a mini screen protected enclosure under the rain collector.

That probably confirms it then?! Basically, If I hadn't of bought the additional sensor, I wouldn't have been able to record outdoor temperature & humidity. I may have to purchase a couple more.

Mine were all purchased as separates as follows:

WS68 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- Wireless Solar Powered Anemometer with Light & UV Sensor
WH40 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- Rain Gauge Sensor
GW1000 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- USB Gateway with Indoor Temperature, Humidity and Barometric Sensor
WH32 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- Outdoor Temperature and Humidity Sensor
WH41 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- PM2.5 Air Quality Sensor
WH51 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- Soil Moisture Sensor
HP2551 console
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 29, 2019, 09:11:05 AM
What you will need to verify with Lucy is whether the sensor stick you have outside is a true outdoor sensor with a  fixed channel or an example of the WH31 with the option to set channels 1 to 8. I am presuming this as I have not obviously seen an example and I am guessing that the HP2551 console will be using the same firmware as mine. Therefore the true outdoor temp sensor will be sending a data stream that distinguishes it from the variety that can be set Channel 1 to 8 and displayed on the right hand side of the console!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on May 29, 2019, 10:24:41 AM
The other tip is to switch the console/GW-1000 off and restart them within relatively close proximity to the sensors so that they register. You should then be able to move the sensors to their final positions.
Might be worth trying.

The only reason the gw-1000 wont see a sensor is if its not supported and as far as I know it should see them all apart from the internal WH32 (Temp/Hygro/Barometer) since the gw-1000 does not need this sensor.

So to be clear I have 5 WH31 (Temp/Hygro) on Channels 1-5 and the 1 WH32 (temp/Hygro/Barometer)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 29, 2019, 03:24:24 PM
The other tip is to switch the console/GW-1000 off and restart them within relatively close proximity to the sensors so that they register. You should then be able to move the sensors to their final positions.
Might be worth trying.

The only reason the gw-1000 wont see a sensor is if its not supported and as far as I know it should see them all apart from the internal WH32 (Temp/Hygro/Barometer) since the gw-1000 does not need this sensor.

So to be clear I have 5 WH31 (Temp/Hygro) on Channels 1-5 and the 1 WH32 (temp/Hygro/Barometer)

It's a fixed channel on mine by the looks of it.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: gvspfc on May 29, 2019, 04:34:20 PM
I have spotted on the ecowitt dashboard that you can set up email alerts for certain weather preferences.. is there any plans to set up push notifications to mobile devices, perhaps?

I only ever use email when I am at my PC, I uninstall email apps on my phones.

Hi Mapantz,

Yes, we have the plan to set up push notifications to mobile devices and we'll create a new app only for ecowitt in the future.
But it'll take a long time and we could not tell you the specific time.
Hope you can understand that.
Thank you.:)

Thats my request too! I asked several times on Twitter this to Lucy (Gabriel_Voi_gt on tweeter!)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 29, 2019, 10:51:09 PM
Correct, in the normal all in one sensors the temp/hygro is built into a mini screen protected enclosure under the rain collector.

That probably confirms it then?! Basically, If I hadn't of bought the additional sensor, I wouldn't have been able to record outdoor temperature & humidity. I may have to purchase a couple more.

Mine were all purchased as separates as follows:

WS68 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- Wireless Solar Powered Anemometer with Light & UV Sensor
WH40 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- Rain Gauge Sensor
GW1000 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- USB Gateway with Indoor Temperature, Humidity and Barometric Sensor
WH32 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- Outdoor Temperature and Humidity Sensor
WH41 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- PM2.5 Air Quality Sensor
WH51 - WIFI Weather Sensor Series -- Soil Moisture Sensor
HP2551 console

Hi Mapantz,

Sorry for the mistaken.
We should explain more clearly when we ship you the items.
Please note that the indoor temp/humidity/pressure sensor(the one that not picked up by GW1000) is not listed on the 7 items as we talked on the mail.
It's an accessory to work with the HP2551 console and display the indoor temp/humidity/pressure data on the console.
And the WH32 sensor (listed on the 7 items as we talked on the mail)  can work both with the HP2551 console and the GW1000. It will display outdoor temperature and humidity data on the HP2551 console and the WS View app.
If you want the additional temperature and humidity sensor to monitor other place, you'll need to order the WH31 Multi-channel temperature and humidity sensor.
Please don't worry, we 'll send you one WH31 sensor as a gift to show our apology for causing you so much inconvenience.
Is that acceptable?
Please let us know your thought.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 29, 2019, 10:52:27 PM
The other tip is to switch the console/GW-1000 off and restart them within relatively close proximity to the sensors so that they register. You should then be able to move the sensors to their final positions.
Might be worth trying.

The only reason the gw-1000 wont see a sensor is if its not supported and as far as I know it should see them all apart from the internal WH32 (Temp/Hygro/Barometer) since the gw-1000 does not need this sensor.

So to be clear I have 5 WH31 (Temp/Hygro) on Channels 1-5 and the 1 WH32 (temp/Hygro/Barometer)

Thank you for your help!
We really appreciate that.:-)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 29, 2019, 10:53:20 PM
I have spotted on the ecowitt dashboard that you can set up email alerts for certain weather preferences.. is there any plans to set up push notifications to mobile devices, perhaps?

I only ever use email when I am at my PC, I uninstall email apps on my phones.

Hi Mapantz,

Yes, we have the plan to set up push notifications to mobile devices and we'll create a new app only for ecowitt in the future.
But it'll take a long time and we could not tell you the specific time.
Hope you can understand that.
Thank you.:)

Thats my request too! I asked several times on Twitter this to Lucy (Gabriel_Voi_gt on tweeter!)

Received.:-)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 30, 2019, 08:49:37 AM

Hi Mapantz,

Sorry for the mistaken.
We should explain more clearly when we ship you the items.
Please note that the indoor temp/humidity/pressure sensor(the one that not picked up by GW1000) is not listed on the 7 items as we talked on the mail.
It's an accessory to work with the HP2551 console and display the indoor temp/humidity/pressure data on the console.
And the WH32 sensor (listed on the 7 items as we talked on the mail)  can work both with the HP2551 console and the GW1000. It will display outdoor temperature and humidity data on the HP2551 console and the WS View app.
If you want the additional temperature and humidity sensor to monitor other place, you'll need to order the WH31 Multi-channel temperature and humidity sensor.
Please don't worry, we 'll send you one WH31 sensor as a gift to show our apology for causing you so much inconvenience.
Is that acceptable?
Please let us know your thought.

Best Regards,
Lucy

That's extremely kind of you!

I'll get in contact with you by email later, as I would like to purchase a couple of additional items from you. :)

Just thought i'd post a pic of the setup so far:

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: droiddk on May 30, 2019, 09:47:42 AM

Just thought i'd post a pic of the setup so far:

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Looks good!

Hope everything will turn out fine. I'm pretty sure Lucy and Ecowitt are interested in fixing any issues.

Regards
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: gvspfc on May 30, 2019, 02:02:41 PM

Hi Mapantz,

Sorry for the mistaken.
We should explain more clearly when we ship you the items.
Please note that the indoor temp/humidity/pressure sensor(the one that not picked up by GW1000) is not listed on the 7 items as we talked on the mail.
It's an accessory to work with the HP2551 console and display the indoor temp/humidity/pressure data on the console.
And the WH32 sensor (listed on the 7 items as we talked on the mail)  can work both with the HP2551 console and the GW1000. It will display outdoor temperature and humidity data on the HP2551 console and the WS View app.
If you want the additional temperature and humidity sensor to monitor other place, you'll need to order the WH31 Multi-channel temperature and humidity sensor.
Please don't worry, we 'll send you one WH31 sensor as a gift to show our apology for causing you so much inconvenience.
Is that acceptable?
Please let us know your thought.

Best Regards,
Lucy

That's extremely kind of you!

I'll get in contact with you by email later, as I would like to purchase a couple of additional items from you. :)

Just thought i'd post a pic of the setup so far:

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It looks marvellous
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on May 30, 2019, 10:19:02 PM

That's extremely kind of you!

I'll get in contact with you by email later, as I would like to purchase a couple of additional items from you. :)

Just thought i'd post a pic of the setup so far:

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Thanks for your kind understanding.:)
We'll wait for your mails.:-)
Thanks for sharing the setup photo. Looks great!  [tup] [tup] [tup]
Would mind us posting it on our fb/twitter account to share with more people?

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on May 31, 2019, 06:47:31 PM
I am experiencing a bug on my HP2551-C console. I set the automatic on/off function last night. It's set to switch on the display at 07:30 and go off at 00:15. However, all day, it has been turning off and on. It's happened 6 times that I have seen, but it was probably more due to me not constantly watching it.

Is this normal?  :shock:

I practically live in a rural location, i'd be shocked if levels were really that high?

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Bournemouth is only 15 miles from me and that's a very large town. AQI is 19

http://aqicn.org/city/united-kingdom/bournemouth/
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on June 01, 2019, 08:28:11 PM
Well this was last night:

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And this is tonight:

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There must be an issue with those kind of levels being reported?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on June 02, 2019, 12:43:05 AM
Well this was last night:

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And this is tonight:

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There must be an issue with those kind of levels being reported?

Do you have a separate AQI meter to test against?

The Ecowitt meter I have is fairly accurate.
It just does not like reading really low.
But it does as it has gone down to 3 on occasion.

However, if I use the garden blower and the resulting dust goes anywhere near it - it will go off its head. The same if I bring it inside and sit it anywhere near the stove when cooking. It will head south of 200μg/m3

This is the same for a small cheap AQI meter I got from ebay and Xiaomi Mi 2S and Mi Pro Air purifiers.

Current reading
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 02, 2019, 08:38:20 AM
Maybe you have it situated outside and you live on an unpaved dirt road. Maybe you have it outside near outdoor patio fans than stir up particles. Maybe you live in a high smog area. Maybe you live near somewhere where there is fires burning. Maybe you live near an ocean and there is a lot of salt in the air. There are many possibilities more. Take you PM2.5 indoors and see what reading you get then. The Honeywell sensor in this device is one of the best.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on June 02, 2019, 09:00:41 AM
Maybe you have it situated outside and you live on an unpaved dirt road. Maybe you have it outside near outdoor patio fans than stir up particles. Maybe you live in a high smog area. Maybe you live near somewhere where there is fires burning. Maybe you live near an ocean and there is a lot of salt in the air. There are many possibilities more. Take you PM2.5 indoors and see what reading you get then. The Honeywell sensor in this device is one of the best.

I live in a pretty clean environment, practically countryside. No factories or anything churning out dirty air. No fires, no fans, not by the sea. The sensor is several feet above a lawn.

As I mentioned on the previous page, Bournemouth is 15 miles from me and is almost city-like and the levels there were reading low. My sensor was practically saying to stay indoors - emergency health conditions. I simply don't believe that!

A few people who own the same sensor in England weren't reporting levels that high, and they certainly live in areas that are likely to have higher levels of PM 2.5 than me.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on June 03, 2019, 04:27:23 AM
Maybe you have it situated outside and you live on an unpaved dirt road. Maybe you have it outside near outdoor patio fans than stir up particles. Maybe you live in a high smog area. Maybe you live near somewhere where there is fires burning. Maybe you live near an ocean and there is a lot of salt in the air. There are many possibilities more. Take you PM2.5 indoors and see what reading you get then. The Honeywell sensor in this device is one of the best.

Just to let you know how this sensor works. We had a brush fire near our place yesterday and this morning. Check the PM2.5 sensor going off its head.

The smoke was pretty bad you could not see that far. I had the 2 mentioned air purifiers in the previous post running all night to keep inside manageable.

Ups and downs in the below graph correspond to wind direction changes.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on June 03, 2019, 06:16:40 AM
I am experiencing a bug on my HP2551-C console. I set the automatic on/off function last night. It's set to switch on the display at 07:30 and go off at 00:15. However, all day, it has been turning off and on. It's happened 6 times that I have seen, but it was probably more due to me not constantly watching it.

Is this normal? 

Hi Mapantz, sorry for the delay due to weekend.
Our engineer is checking your issue with the console now and once we'll go back to you when we find the reason.

Best Regards,
Lucy

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 03, 2019, 06:18:49 AM
I sometimes see my AQI indication go through the roof or at least high for no obvious reasons and I have put this down to Pollen. I live on the edge of a town but in a very leafy environment on the edge of the North Downs and we get a lot of pollen. This will very much be detected by the PMI 2.5 sensor.

I do intend soon to procure a second PMI 2.5 sensor from Ecowitt to operate indoors which would prove this theory. I say theory as I am getting alerts from the Metoffice for high pollen so this is the reason behind my thoughts. On some days though I have seen it reading as low as 5ug so I am happy that is working OK.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on June 03, 2019, 06:53:52 AM
Maybe you have it situated outside and you live on an unpaved dirt road. Maybe you have it outside near outdoor patio fans than stir up particles. Maybe you live in a high smog area. Maybe you live near somewhere where there is fires burning. Maybe you live near an ocean and there is a lot of salt in the air. There are many possibilities more. Take you PM2.5 indoors and see what reading you get then. The Honeywell sensor in this device is one of the best.

I live in a pretty clean environment, practically countryside. No factories or anything churning out dirty air. No fires, no fans, not by the sea. The sensor is several feet above a lawn.

As I mentioned on the previous page, Bournemouth is 15 miles from me and is almost city-like and the levels there were reading low. My sensor was practically saying to stay indoors - emergency health conditions. I simply don't believe that!

A few people who own the same sensor in England weren't reporting levels that high, and they certainly live in areas that are likely to have higher levels of PM 2.5 than me.

Hi Mapantz, our engineer checked your PM2.5 data records on the website and found that the reading was high at night.
Is there any activity at your lawn at that time, such at sprinkling?
Please note that the sensor is also sensitive with liquid droplets. The condensation of particulate matter at night might be detected by the sensor.
In addition, we also noticed that when the wind peed was low, the PM2.5 reading would be high.
Could you please send us photo to show where you placed your sensor?
And you can also try to place the sensor to somewhere higher with better ventilation to see whether the result will change.
Please have a try and let us know the result.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Best Regards,
Lucy




Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: SWX on June 03, 2019, 04:30:20 PM
Received the GW1000 today, setup was fairly quick and I really like the Ecowitt.net interface + map. Ill be adding a soil sensor and the air quality sensor soon.

Id *really* like for a soil thermometer to become available sooner or later though.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on June 04, 2019, 05:38:24 AM
I am experiencing a bug on my HP2551-C console. I set the automatic on/off function last night. It's set to switch on the display at 07:30 and go off at 00:15. However, all day, it has been turning off and on. It's happened 6 times that I have seen, but it was probably more due to me not constantly watching it.

Is this normal?  :shock:


Hi Mapantz,

Our engineer has just updated the firmware of the HP2551 console to solve the backlight "on and off" issue.
Please update the firmware to 1.4.5 with the attached file we sent to you(please check the mail from support@ecowitt.com).
Please have a try and let us know the result.:)

Best Regards,
Lucy

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on June 04, 2019, 05:51:02 AM
Received the GW1000 today, setup was fairly quick and I really like the Ecowitt.net interface + map. Ill be adding a soil sensor and the air quality sensor soon.

Id *really* like for a soil thermometer to become available sooner or later though.

Hi SWX,

Thanks for your purchase.:)
As for the soil thermometer, we'll let our engineer to evaluate it and let you know once there's any update.:)

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on June 07, 2019, 12:07:30 PM
I think I have found a bug with the  GW-1000? If you have the WS View app open on a mobile device, the dashboard on ecowitt.net doesn't update until you close the app.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on June 07, 2019, 12:10:46 PM
Doesn't happen with me - dashboard updates just fine when I have the mobile app open. I'm using the latest version app on the Samsung Galaxy S10+.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on June 07, 2019, 12:11:31 PM
Doesn't happen with me - dashboard updates just fine when I have the mobile app open. I'm using the latest version app on the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

I'm using the same version, and the same phone as you lol

I had the app open for 11 minutes, and the dashboard said 'reported 11 minutes ago' about 20 seconds after I closed the app, it updated on the dashboard. I've tried this half a dozen times, now.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on June 07, 2019, 12:14:37 PM
lol I'll restart phone and give it another go an see what happens . . . . .
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on June 07, 2019, 12:17:53 PM
Definitely no issues here for me. App open and Ecowitt.net dashboard still updates every 60 secs.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 07, 2019, 01:19:57 PM
Just checked mine and I see no problems.
I also note that there is a new GW-1000 firmware (V1.4.8 )

I am using a Samsung S10+ for my Live Data view.

I have noticed occasionally that the refresh script needs a 'kick' with a refresh on the browser but otherwise for 90% of the time it just updates every 60 seconds without an issue.
I am using Edge on Win10 to view on my PC at home and work
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 07, 2019, 01:52:11 PM
Can we get a clarification if the problem is with firmware 1.4.7 or 1.4.8 on the GW1000 for those that are reporting this issue? It would be reason enough to not upgrade to 1.4.8 if that had a problem. Since we can't go backwards it would help others to be better informed.

I'm running version 1.4.7 and I'm not seeing any problems or difference with WS-View app running or not while viewing Live Data on the app. I hold off on upgrades until after they have aged a bit...unless I have something critical noticeably broken.

While running 1.4.7 I've observed the following behavior which basically amounts to uploading not every 1 minutes but more like every 2 minutes.
Ecowitt.net supposedly updates every 1 minutes. That is up to your console (GW1000) to actually send data every 1 minutes...but in practice it doesn't really happen exactly like that.
What actually happens is that the GW1000 uploads to Ecowitt.net at the top of the minute (:00 seconds). It takes a few seconds for this to register and become available to see on Ecowitt.net. That takes about 9 to 13 seconds it seems. Then the GW1000 starts counting 60 seconds. At the end of those 60 seconds it is now because of the original upload delay a bit after the :00 mark of the next minute. So it might be like :09 seconds after the next minute for example. The GW1000 then at this time trips an okay to upload trigger. But the GW1000 only uploads at exactly the :00 seconds on the clock time and it is now :09 so it waits for the next :00 second mark. Then at the next :00 mark it uploads again. But because it takes a few seconds to upload and refresh the website you'll actually end up seeing 2 minutes since last upload on Ecowitt.net for a few seconds. In summary because of how the GW1000 software is programmed it really only updates every 2 minutes.

Now all this that I've reported was with 1.4.7 firmware version. Now with the 1.4.8 firmware the release notes (that pop-up) says this update "Optimize data upload stability" whatever that means. Maybe it improves on this Ecowitt.net method or maybe it fixing something else in relation to some other weather service like WU or maybe the new "Customized" custom server option.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on June 07, 2019, 02:08:26 PM
@galfert

I have never experienced that issue either.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 07, 2019, 02:15:56 PM
@galfert

I have never experienced that issue either.

What version firmware are you running?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on June 07, 2019, 02:22:20 PM
Latest at moment. But it has always updated every 60secs.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on June 07, 2019, 05:20:08 PM
Hello, sorry for the delayed reply.

GW-1000 is on 1.4.8.

I have since rebooted it and it works as it should, albeit intermittently. As galfert mentioned, I very rarely get an update every minute, usually between 2 and 3 minutes.

Another thing i've noticed, the high gust that I get on my console, never matches the high gust on the dashboard, ever.

That aside, i'd like a feature request on the dashboard where the data resets at local time (midnight, like the console) because the highs and lows are extremely confusing. I was looking at the max temp the other day, thinking something was wrong as it didn't match the console, it turns out it was showing the previous day. I think that all of the graphs and data should begin at midnight and end at midnight so it shows everything correct for the daily period, much like wunderground.

This is happening a lot today:

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 08, 2019, 09:05:34 AM
I agree with you Mapantz, having the max figures reset at midnight would be a much more logical way of representing the data than the current rolling 24hour window.
I'll drop Lucy a e-mail and see what she thinks of the suggestion.

I think the issue with the max gust data etc is how the console and Gw-1000 decide to sample the datasets. The reality is that they don't seem to take and compare all data values for these measurements even if they are displayed.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on June 08, 2019, 06:10:28 PM
Hello, sorry for the delayed reply.

GW-1000 is on 1.4.8.

I have since rebooted it and it works as it should, albeit intermittently. As galfert mentioned, I very rarely get an update every minute, usually between 2 and 3 minutes.


I just tested it and get the same - updates every 2 -3 minutes regardless of if the app is running. Rarely every minute on the Ecowitt site.

Pretty quick updates with the app though.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on June 10, 2019, 01:08:57 PM
Just wanted to say.. the WH40 rain gauge is keeping up nicely with my Davis gauge. Both have been identical in recent rain events, and they both match a manual gauge. All 3 are at the same height, but several feet away from each other.  \:D/
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: gvspfc on June 10, 2019, 01:31:46 PM
I agree with you Mapantz, having the max figures reset at midnight would be a much more logical way of representing the data than the current rolling 24hour window.
I'll drop Lucy a e-mail and see what she thinks of the suggestion.

I think the issue with the max gust data etc is how the console and Gw-1000 decide to sample the datasets. The reality is that they don't seem to take and compare all data values for these measurements even if they are displayed.

I already talked to Lucy via Twitter on the issue of maximums and minimums being the last 24 hours and not the day (starting midnight). At first she did not seem very receptive to this question. Now, with more people making this request, maybe we'll have more attention. Another point, my maxims almost never match between tabs and graphs. Lucy told me, and I do agree, the tabs update every minute and the graphs every 5 minutes, but in the WU works the same way and the maxims, both the chart and the tabs are the same and match my console. Another suggestion would be to have a frame, where when you select a period (1 month for example) in this frame would show the maximum and minimum understood in this period.

Sorry about my english, Im from Brasil.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 10, 2019, 02:49:33 PM
Just to update, Lucy has taken onboard the comments and the engineering team will consider giving us a settings option to switch between a midnight reset and the rolling 24 hours.
It might not come to pass but at least they are considering it.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: gvspfc on June 13, 2019, 08:23:27 AM
Just to update, Lucy has taken onboard the comments and the engineering team will consider giving us a settings option to switch between a midnight reset and the rolling 24 hours.
It might not come to pass but at least they are considering it.

They add a button on the graphs to show daily stats, very nice. However the tabs are still showing the maxs and mins from the last 24h.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 13, 2019, 09:19:59 AM
yes, I noticed that as well.
I have already asked if there any plans to roll out the option to the live data section.
I will let you all know if I get an answer of course!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: andyk1 on June 14, 2019, 05:13:19 AM
If anyone wants to know what your own ecowitt's site would look like with their sensors mine looks like this. https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?type=1&name=NicomaPark1
I also am using ecowitts sensors at my Meteotemplate site using there GW1000b bridge and a Meteobridge at www.nicomaparkwx.com if you care to see.

Andy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: andyk1 on June 14, 2019, 07:32:13 AM
While running 1.4.7 I've observed the following behavior which basically amounts to uploading not every 1 minutes but more like every 2 minutes.
Ecowitt.net supposedly updates every 1 minutes. That is up to your console (GW1000) to actually send data every 1 minutes...but in practice it doesn't really happen exactly like that.
What actually happens is that the GW1000 uploads to Ecowitt.net at the top of the minute (:00 seconds). It takes a few seconds for this to register and become available to see on Ecowitt.net. That takes about 9 to 13 seconds it seems. Then the GW1000 starts counting 60 seconds. At the end of those 60 seconds it is now because of the original upload delay a bit after the :00 mark of the next minute. So it might be like :09 seconds after the next minute for example. The GW1000 then at this time trips an okay to upload trigger. But the GW1000 only uploads at exactly the :00 seconds on the clock time and it is now :09 so it waits for the next :00 second mark. Then at the next :00 mark it uploads again. But because it takes a few seconds to upload and refresh the website you'll actually end up seeing 2 minutes since last upload on Ecowitt.net for a few seconds. In summary because of how the GW1000 software is programmed it really only updates every 2 minutes.

I get the same update times with ver 1.4.8 I didn't see a difference from 1.4.7  Once in awhile it will be 2-3 min but only sometimes.

Andy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 14, 2019, 09:11:44 AM
Andyk1,
Nice work with Meteobridge and your website.

Your shared Ecowitt.net link is not working. Correct link should be this:
https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?type=2&name=NicomaPark1
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: andyk1 on June 15, 2019, 09:49:27 AM
Andyk1,
Nice work with Meteobridge and your website.

Your shared Ecowitt.net link is not working. Correct link should be this:
https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?type=2&name=NicomaPark1

Strangely when I tried the link I posted it works fine. when I tried your (index?type=2) it came up in Chinese which I could not change to English.

Looking into it further it does in fact not work using windows internet explorer but works fine in Firefox and Chrome. Looks like I.E. is not supporting a lot of sites but Microsoft edge does work which I do not use.

Thanks for the heads up.

Andy

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 15, 2019, 10:01:53 AM
Andyk1,
Nice work with Meteobridge and your website.

Your shared Ecowitt.net link is not working. Correct link should be this:
https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?type=2&name=NicomaPark1

Strangely when I tried the link I posted it works fine. when I tried your (index?type=2) it came up in Chinese which I could not change to English.

Looking into it further it does in fact not work using windows internet explorer but works fine in Firefox and Chrome. Looks like I.E. is not supporting a lot of sites but Microsoft edge does work which I do not use.

Thanks for the heads up.

Andy

I'm using Chrome. When I find my station on the map it also shows the link as type=1. I don't think that the type is the language though. You can still pull up type=2 and change the language from the menu back to English. I think maybe type indicates yours or someone else's. Not really sure.

https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?type=2&name=GW1000%20-%20KFLWINTE111%20FW3708%20-%20Winter%20Springs,%20FL

If I use your type=1 link it just shows me my station...even though the rest of the URL says that name=NicomaPark1.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WSWeather on June 16, 2019, 10:25:35 PM
FYI...both of those ecowitt links redirect to a login page.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 17, 2019, 03:37:53 AM
Ecowitt.net requires a that you register for a free account. You don't need to own anything to get your free account. It works much like Davis' Weatherlink.com.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: stratus13 on June 18, 2019, 04:52:44 PM
Good day Gents,

I'm new here but I read WXForum for more than 10 years now. This thread about Ecowitt is very interesting. I'm about to buy their WH2910C station (my old La Crosse died few month ago) but I would like to know the size of the display before. I know that their 2320 display is fairly small. Can you guys help me?

thanks you!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 18, 2019, 06:53:52 PM
Good day Gents,

I'm new here but I read WXForum for more than 10 years now. This thread about Ecowitt is very interesting. I'm about to buy their WH2910C station (my old La Crosse died few month ago) but I would like to know the size of the display before. I know that their 2320 display is fairly small. Can you guys help me?

thanks you!


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I much prefer the WS-2000 (HP2551) though.
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=36379.0
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: stratus13 on June 19, 2019, 09:40:10 AM
Thanks a lot galfert for this usefull information...  Reading your comparison thread, it seems that I cannot add an outdoor Temp/RH sensor on the 2910, is that right? I have no option to add one because where i'll install the station, Wind, PCPN will be well exposed but Temp will be bias for sure (too high no grass).

Forgot to mention, if you add an extra sensor (Temp/RH) on another channel is it possible to display it as reference Temp? (i.e. can the channel of outdoor temp can be changed?)

Stratus13
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 20, 2019, 05:36:55 AM
Thanks a lot galfert for this usefull information...  Reading your comparison thread, it seems that I cannot add an outdoor Temp/RH sensor on the 2910, is that right?

That is correct. You can't add a sensor to the 2910.

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Forgot to mention, if you add an extra sensor (Temp/RH) on another channel is it possible to display it as reference Temp? (i.e. can the channel of outdoor temp can be changed?)

Stratus13

I believe you can change the default temp/hum sensor with the WS-2000/HP2551 and the GW1000. Ask Lucy to be sure.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: stratus13 on June 20, 2019, 09:34:05 AM
Thanks, I've asked Lucy and she confirmed. Funny fact, Lucy is also answering question on Fine Offset website... so it's the same company (EcoWitt/Fine Offset?

Fine Offset told me that their HP2550 model is 200$ US + shipping, which is a good deal I think considering the fact that Ambient Wx are not shipping in Canada nor Amazon.com and Amazon.ca don't have this product in stock... It looks like HP2550, WS-2000 and WH2551 are all the same thing am I right?

Merci,
Stratus13
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 20, 2019, 09:55:10 AM
The topic of Lucy and Fine Offset versus Ecowitt has been discussed many times. There is apparently no official linkage between the two companies as claimed by Lucy, however Lucy does seem to respond for Fine Offset and Ecowitt. Ecowitt are the direct to market seller for individuals. Fine Offset manufactures the kit and only sells in bulk to resellers such as Ambient. The two companies clearly work hand in hand.

The HP2550/1 and WS2000 are effectively the same product, its just branding. Though if you buy Ambient it seems that they have locked the firmware to only see sensors sold by Ambient. The ecowitt kit is totally open and can see all.

As you can see I am a user of the HP2551 from Ecowitt and very happy.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: stratus13 on June 20, 2019, 10:39:20 AM
Thanks Mandrake,

It seems that Fine Offset is willing to sell me one station (no bulk) so I will go with them (or Ecowitt).  I prefer open firmware than locked.

Merci!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 20, 2019, 11:14:45 AM
I started the same road as you back last year talking with Lucy via Fine Offset and this eventually led to my purchasing an HP2551 with lots of sensors via Ecowitt and Lucy!
Its fairly easy and Lucy is excellent at keeping you informed.
Shipping from Shenzen/Hong Kong is also quick.
Good luck
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on June 20, 2019, 12:37:04 PM
But there is another difference between Ambient and Ecowitt. They each have their own cloud service. Though the software is clearly cut from the same software source there are some differences. Pros and cons of each. For now only Ambient has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Only Ecowitt has a map and more sensors like soil. There are other differences yet still that are minor.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on June 24, 2019, 09:35:47 AM
Great thread, very informative!  My 5n1 is dying a slow agonizing death and I'm looking to replace it.  I'm not thrilled with acurite, so looking for something different. 

Can the WS2000/HP2550 (I think I have that right) have sensors added?  I'd like to add a soil temp sensor, an additional light sensor and a lightning detector if they come out with one.  Not 100% necessary to have those in the main display, as long as they are viewable in an app.  Thanks.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 24, 2019, 09:52:10 AM
So if you go HP2551 and Ecowitt then you can have the individual primary external sensors (anemometer, Hygro/temp, Solar, wind direction and Rain gauge) or the traditional all in one sensor. On top of that you can add soil Moisture (not temp yet) and a Air Quality sensor that measures PM2.5. You can also add extra internal thermos/hygro sensors for internal rooms (up to 8)

Ecowitt/FO are working on a lightning detector but no timescales and soil temp sensor has been discussed but nothing firm.
Ecowitt are much more flexible and if you open dialogue with Lucy you can usually customise whatever you want order wise.

If you prefer Ambient then you are locked into their ecosystem and what they sell and in those configurations. So for instance you can only get the WS-2000 with the all in one sensor array and the additional sensors it sells.

There are pro's and cons as discussed on the forum.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on June 24, 2019, 10:19:14 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: gvspfc on June 24, 2019, 03:42:32 PM
But there is another difference between Ambient and Ecowitt. They each have their own cloud service. Though the software is clearly cut from the same software source there are some differences. Pros and cons of each. For now only Ambient has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Only Ecowitt has a map and more sensors like soil. There are other differences yet still that are minor.

I prefer Ecowitt because it's open source, more accessible and friendly, though, I believe Ambient's cloud service at the moment is superior, except for the map in favor of Ecowitt.

Last but not least, I like Ambient has phone app too.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on June 24, 2019, 03:49:27 PM
It appears they no longer sell the ws68, does anyone know a source for this? 
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on June 25, 2019, 03:33:12 AM
If it is made by Fine Offset then the first port of call is to send an e-mail to Lucy at Ecowitt.
support@ecowitt.com

If its still available then Lucy will know!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 04, 2019, 10:07:24 PM
Dear all,

We have added the max/min/average value on the graph when viewing the 24H/daily/weekly/monthly/yearly/custom data:
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What do you think of the new features?
Your good suggestions are welcomed!
Thank you~

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on July 04, 2019, 10:51:17 PM
Lucy,

Thank you for the update to the graphs! I like the new Min/Max/Avg.

I do have some bugs to report. For most items when hovering with the mouse pointer there is a duplication of the information. See attached image. This happens for just about all the graphs where it lists the item twice.

The second problem is that for some of the Averages the number is cut off on the right side of the window. I tried resizing and I can briefly see the complete Average but it then reverts to being cut off. This seems to happen for Pressure and PM2.5 only it seems. Maybe the units you select makes a difference. Please see same attached image.

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Very happy to see the continued innovation with your products.


Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 05, 2019, 05:01:38 AM
Lucy,

Thank you for the update to the graphs! I like the new Min/Max/Avg.

I do have some bugs to report. For most items when hoovering with the mouse pointer there is a duplication of the information. See attached image. This happens for just about all the graphs where it lists the item twice.

The second problem is that for some of the Averages the number is cut off on the right side of the window. I tried resizing and I can briefly see the complete Average but it then reverts to being cut off. This seems to happen for Pressure and PM2.5 only it seems. Maybe the units you select makes a difference. Please see same attached image.

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Very happy to see the continued innovation with your products.

Hi galfert,

Thanks for pointing out the bug. Our engineer is checking that now. Once fixed, we'll let you know. Thank you so much.:) 
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on July 05, 2019, 05:51:37 AM
Hi Lucy,
very good job  ;)
I have exactly same little problems

very useful upgrade!

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on July 05, 2019, 10:09:48 AM
And just like that the bugs are fixed! Incredible. Amazing problem response time from Ecowitt.

Ecowitt should reach out to Weather Underground and teach them a thing or two.

Thank you Lucy and thank you to Ecowitt and to their great people.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: droiddk on July 05, 2019, 11:17:02 AM
Dear all,

We have added the max/min/average value on the graph when viewing the 24H/daily/weekly/monthly/yearly/custom data:
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What do you think of the new features?
Your good suggestions are welcomed!
Thank you~

Best Regards,
Lucy

Nice job! Like it!

Regards
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 05, 2019, 11:02:22 PM
And just like that the bugs are fixed! Incredible. Amazing problem response time from Ecowitt.

Ecowitt should reach out to Weather Underground and teach them a thing or two.

Thank you Lucy and thank you to Ecowitt and to their great people.

Thanks for all your support!  :grin:
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 05, 2019, 11:03:36 PM
Hi Lucy,
very good job  ;)
I have exactly same little problems

very useful upgrade!

Mauro

Thank you :grin:
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 05, 2019, 11:04:03 PM
Dear all,

We have added the max/min/average value on the graph when viewing the 24H/daily/weekly/monthly/yearly/custom data:
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What do you think of the new features?
Your good suggestions are welcomed!
Thank you~

Best Regards,
Lucy

Nice job! Like it!

Regards

Happy to hear that.:-)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on July 08, 2019, 04:03:40 PM
Soil moisture is showing up as 'Humidity' on the graph.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on July 08, 2019, 07:32:59 PM
I noticed the same with regards to the moisture sensors showing up as humidity:

(https://i.imgur.com/NcfU9eA.png)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on July 09, 2019, 03:22:44 AM
Just checked and my graphs are showing as soil moisture (not humidity) so I guess the wonder techs at Ecowitt have tweaked the system already!
No flies on them!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 09, 2019, 06:25:07 AM
It appears they no longer sell the ws68, does anyone know a source for this?

Hi, we're improving the WS68 to perform better now and it might be available on August.
We'll let you know when it's available again.
Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 09, 2019, 06:29:49 AM
Thanks, I've asked Lucy and she confirmed. Funny fact, Lucy is also answering question on Fine Offset website... so it's the same company (EcoWitt/Fine Offset?

Fine Offset told me that their HP2550 model is 200$ US + shipping, which is a good deal I think considering the fact that Ambient Wx are not shipping in Canada nor Amazon.com and Amazon.ca don't have this product in stock... It looks like HP2550, WS-2000 and WH2551 are all the same thing am I right?

Merci,
Stratus13

Hi, sorry for the misunderstanding. I work for Ecowitt and Ecowitt cooperates with the Fine Offset. Fine Offset doesn't deal with retail orders, and they will transfer them to our team to handle.
Anyway, let's focus on the products and service 8-)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on July 09, 2019, 09:50:23 AM
Just checked and my graphs are showing as soil moisture (not humidity) so I guess the wonder techs at Ecowitt have tweaked the system already!
No flies on them!

Noticed that too...that was quick!

(https://i.imgur.com/wCCaw3f.png)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 21, 2019, 10:08:53 PM
Dear all:

Our engineers have made some modifications to update the WS View and ecowitt.net:

1. V1.5.0 Firmware Released for WS View(need to update the app first):
Calibration function added for WH31 Multi-Channel T & H Sensor and WH41 PM2.5 Sensor

2. The graph automatically refresh function on the phone for ecowitt.net is also available now.

Please check and let us know your feedback.:)
Thank you!

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on July 24, 2019, 03:48:48 AM
My WH31 sensors are so accurate that I do not have to calibrate. But it works.
The charts for ecowitt.net on the computer refresh very nicely.
When will the ultrasonic wind meter WS80 be sold?
Does the HP3500 station receive data from more than one PM2,5 sensor?
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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on July 26, 2019, 04:05:03 AM
My WH31 sensors are so accurate that I do not have to calibrate. But it works.
The charts for ecowitt.net on the computer refresh very nicely.
When will the ultrasonic wind meter WS80 be sold?
Does the HP3500 station receive data from more than one PM2,5 sensor?
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Hi, thanks for your feedback.:-)
We'll need some time to prepare the WS80 and we'll let you know when it's available.:)
The HP3500 can only accept one WH41 PM2.5 sensor. If you want to add more, you can consider to add a GW1000. The GW1000 can accept MAX 4X WH41 sensor.
Any other question, please contact us at support@ecowitt.com.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on August 02, 2019, 10:24:33 AM
It appears they no longer sell the ws68, does anyone know a source for this?
WS68 is available again.
Lucy writes about it here: https://twitter.com/ecowittweather/status/1156099745783246848
And here you can buy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLRQJ12
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 02, 2019, 12:19:02 PM
Before anyone goes out and gets a WS68 be forewarned!

If you have an Ambient console then WS68 NOT COMPATIBLE.
If you have an Ecowitt console then WS68 WORKS WITH GW1000 and HP3501 CONSOLES.

I don't know why but for some reason none of the Ecowitt sensors work with Ambient consoles. But the other way around is no problem...meaning if you have an Ambient sensor then the Ecowitt consoles will have no problem with picking them up.

Ecowitt,
Please tell us why? What has Ambient done to their firmware that prohibits Ecowitt sensors from working even if the frequency matches?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on August 03, 2019, 07:23:00 AM
Before anyone goes out and gets a WS68 be forewarned!

If you have an Ambient console then WS68 NOT COMPATIBLE.
If you have an Ecowitt console then WS68 WORKS WITH GW1000 and HP3501 CONSOLES.

I don't know why but for some reason none of the Ecowitt sensors work with Ambient consoles. But the other way around is no problem...meaning if you have an Ambient sensor then the Ecowitt consoles will have no problem with picking them up.

Ecowitt,
Please tell us why? What has Ambient done to their firmware that prohibits Ecowitt sensors from working even if the frequency matches?

 :roll: Sorry, we have no idea.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on August 03, 2019, 07:24:23 AM
Dear all:
We have updated the ecowitt.net just now!
1. Display the daily max/min value on the Dashboard.
2. Add timestamp for the max/min value on the graph.

Please let us know your feedback! (we'll reply after the weekend)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 03, 2019, 07:57:12 AM
Lucy, I really like the website feature.  A couple of observations;

One, I would still prefer to have an app for it as opposed to viewing it in my browser.  In my opinion that just simplifies it and makes it easier for me.

Two; I'd love an option to display a single value for each sensor.  For example, if I want to see current conditions I currently have a graph to look at the last 24hrs or daily.  It's a bit difficult to see the actual current condition at a glance.  Maybe an option to display the current reported values only?  Or if you want to see the monthly Max values, or annual or whatever, have the option for just that value without the graph. If there is a way to do this that I'm missing please let me know.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 03, 2019, 09:10:31 AM
One, I would still prefer to have an app for it as opposed to viewing it in my browser.  In my opinion that just simplifies it and makes it easier for me.

If you are using Android there is a very simple easy way to add an icon on your home screen that will pretty much act like any other app icon.

- in Chrome load up Ecowitt.net (I suggest telling the login to remember your password)
- go to 3 dot menu on top right
- select Add to Home Screen
- confirm action to add icon
- look for new icon on your home screen

Many apps that you use are really nothing more than a browser inside of a simple app shell. These are call wrapper apps. Because all they do is access the web and the app is not much more than just wrapping the browser engine into an app for access.

Perhaps there is a way to do this on iOS also. I don't have my test iOS device with me to look now.

Quote

Two; I'd love an option to display a single value for each sensor.  For example, if I want to see current conditions I currently have a graph to look at the last 24hrs or daily.  It's a bit difficult to see the actual current condition at a glance.  Maybe an option to display the current reported values only?  Or if you want to see the monthly Max values, or annual or whatever, have the option for just that value without the graph. If there is a way to do this that I'm missing please let me know.

What your are asking for is like a Summary Report to the stated period. You want to see a report of max/min and total rainfall for the time frame selected in a nice simple table. For daily it pretty much is the boxes for each sensor at the top of the page. We have that for daily. What we don't have is the tally of weekly, monthly and yearly (and custom) without looking at the graph stamps. The graph stamps don't address total rainfall nor do I see how they could, so the Summary Report could show that.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on August 03, 2019, 10:58:13 AM
Dear all:
We have updated the ecowitt.net just now!
1. Display the daily max/min value on the Dashboard.
2. Add timestamp for the max/min value on the graph.

Please let us know your feedback! (we'll reply after the weekend)

Perfect! For me, at least.

I'm also pleased that the 'daily'  graphs are set by default. Great update!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 03, 2019, 11:16:44 AM
Yes wonderful update.

+1 for the default daily view instead of 24 hour.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 03, 2019, 11:34:51 AM
One, I would still prefer to have an app for it as opposed to viewing it in my browser.  In my opinion that just simplifies it and makes it easier for me.

If you are using Android there is a very simple easy way to add an icon on your home screen that will pretty much act like any other app icon.

- in Chrome load up Ecowitt.net (I suggest telling the login to remember your password)
- go to 3 dot menu on top right
- select Add to Home Screen
- confirm action to add icon
- look for new icon on your home screen

Many apps that you use are really nothing more than a browser inside of a simple app shell. These are call wrapper apps. Because all they do is access the web and the app is not much more than just wrapping the browser engine into an app for access.

Perhaps there is a way to do this on iOS also. I don't have my test iOS device with me to look now.

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Two; I'd love an option to display a single value for each sensor.  For example, if I want to see current conditions I currently have a graph to look at the last 24hrs or daily.  It's a bit difficult to see the actual current condition at a glance.  Maybe an option to display the current reported values only?  Or if you want to see the monthly Max values, or annual or whatever, have the option for just that value without the graph. If there is a way to do this that I'm missing please let me know.

What your are asking for is like a Summary Report to the stated period. You want to see a report of max/min and total rainfall for the time frame selected in a nice simple table. For daily it pretty much is the boxes for each sensor at the top of the page. We have that for daily. What we don't have is the tally of weekly, monthly and yearly (and custom) without looking at the graph stamps. The graph stamps don't address total rainfall nor do I see how they could, so the Summary Report could show that.

I'll give that a try.  I would still prefer a simple current reading to the graph.  I find it difficult to see current conditions in the graph.  At least on the phone.  That's the other thing an app could address, optimized for phone screens.  The website is fine, but an app send like it would be much smoother and easier to view.  If u was savvy enough i would attempt it, but I'm not much for that sort if thing.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 03, 2019, 11:41:45 AM
I would still prefer a simple current reading to the graph.  I find it difficult to see current conditions in the graph.  At least on the phone. 

I don't understand this comment. The current conditions are there in all the individual squares for each sensor. The graphs are below all these current conditions squares.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 03, 2019, 11:51:35 AM
I would still prefer a simple current reading to the graph.  I find it difficult to see current conditions in the graph.  At least on the phone. 

I don't understand this comment. The current conditions are there in all the individual squares for each sensor. The graphs are below all these current conditions squares.

That's not how mine displays.  I've been looking for a setting to change it.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 03, 2019, 11:54:43 AM
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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 03, 2019, 11:57:13 AM
I would still prefer a simple current reading to the graph.  I find it difficult to see current conditions in the graph.  At least on the phone. 

I don't understand this comment. The current conditions are there in all the individual squares for each sensor. The graphs are below all these current conditions squares.

That's not how mine displays.  I've been looking for a setting to change it.

What brand and model mobile phone are you using?
What is version of the operating system on phone?
What browser are you using on the phone? That doesn't look like Chrome.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 03, 2019, 12:01:52 PM
Actually that does look like Chrome. You just have the homepage setting turned on and I don't. But that shouldn't change the outcome.

What is your model Ecowitt console?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 03, 2019, 12:10:38 PM
Nevermind I see you have a HP2551.

Scroll up on that page. No individual sensors?
If not then something is up. Contact Ecowitt.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 03, 2019, 12:12:45 PM
Try browsing on a computer. This will rule out mobile browser issue.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: bks97 on August 03, 2019, 12:22:55 PM

After the update my Ipad screen seemed stuck on the graphs, and I couldn’t scroll up to the current conditions tiles.  But after refreshing the screen a few times, the problem cleared up. 
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 03, 2019, 01:12:09 PM

After the update my Ipad screen seemed stuck on the graphs, and I couldnt scroll up to the current conditions tiles.  But after refreshing the screen a few times, the problem cleared up.

I swear I've refreshed that page 1000 times.  Decided to refresh after reading your post and now I'm getting current conditions!  Thanks, I really just though it was the software!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: zenforic on August 03, 2019, 02:19:55 PM
This all seems quite nice! Just confirm: if I receive my GW-1000, will it be able to send my 2902A Osprey Sensor data to ecowitt.net? Because I'd love to have a dashboard like that as well!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: droiddk on August 03, 2019, 03:28:19 PM
Dear all:
We have updated the ecowitt.net just now!
1. Display the daily max/min value on the Dashboard.
2. Add timestamp for the max/min value on the graph.

Please let us know your feedback! (we'll reply after the weekend)

Thanks for the update.

- I do not like default daily graph. Maybe it should be a user option?
- I think there is a issue with time. Sometimes graph uses 24 hour (I prefer this, Denmark) and other times 12 hour are used. Newly added timestamp for max/min always uses 12-hour. Maybe also a user option?

Regards
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on August 03, 2019, 05:55:54 PM
Actually that does look like Chrome.

In Chrome, just click on the 3 vertical radio buttons at the RHS of the tab and check the tick box for 'Desktop Site' and then it should look fine.  Then save that as a link on the phone home screen.

Well that works for me anyway.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 03, 2019, 08:06:55 PM
This all seems quite nice! Just confirm: if I receive my GW-1000, will it be able to send my 2902A Osprey Sensor data to ecowitt.net? Because I'd love to have a dashboard like that as well!

Yes, just be sure the frequency matches. If it is a real Ambient then the frequency is 915 MHz.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: zenforic on August 03, 2019, 09:49:51 PM
This all seems quite nice! Just confirm: if I receive my GW-1000, will it be able to send my 2902A Osprey Sensor data to ecowitt.net? Because I'd love to have a dashboard like that as well!

Yes, just be sure the frequency matches. If it is a real Ambient then the frequency is 915 HMz.
Thanks! I'll make sure to check that it matches that Freq.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on August 05, 2019, 02:21:55 AM
Dear all:
We have updated the ecowitt.net just now!
1. Display the daily max/min value on the Dashboard.
2. Add timestamp for the max/min value on the graph.

Please let us know your feedback! (we'll reply after the weekend)

Thanks for the update.

- I do not like default daily graph. Maybe it should be a user option?
- I think there is a issue with time. Sometimes graph uses 24 hour (I prefer this, Denmark) and other times 12 hour are used. Newly added timestamp for max/min always uses 12-hour. Maybe also a user option?

Regards

Hi, sorry to hear that. Users may be able to set the default display for graph or time format in the future. But it'll take a long time to do that. We'll let you know when  that'll be possible.:-)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: gvspfc on August 06, 2019, 10:35:32 AM
Lucy, I really like the website feature.  A couple of observations;

One, I would still prefer to have an app for it as opposed to viewing it in my browser.  In my opinion that just simplifies it and makes it easier for me.

Two; I'd love an option to display a single value for each sensor.  For example, if I want to see current conditions I currently have a graph to look at the last 24hrs or daily.  It's a bit difficult to see the actual current condition at a glance.  Maybe an option to display the current reported values only?  Or if you want to see the monthly Max values, or annual or whatever, have the option for just that value without the graph. If there is a way to do this that I'm missing please let me know.

Agreed. Already contacted Lucy about an app and she tolds me theyre working on it

The "sumary" would also be a nice feature
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on August 18, 2019, 05:35:55 AM
According to the user of forum.meteonetwork.it:
https://forum.meteonetwork.it/strumenti-meteo/167154-ecowitt-costei-13.html
a prototype of the ultrasonic wind meter WS80 and a prototype of the new GW1000 appeared.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 18, 2019, 06:54:09 AM
According to the user of forum.meteonetwork.it:
https://forum.meteonetwork.it/strumenti-meteo/167154-ecowitt-costei-13.html
a prototype of the ultrasonic wind meter WS80 and a prototype of the new GW1000 appeared.

Whoooaa! I read some other posts in that forum (thanks to Google Translate) and they have taken much of the my posted work here and my pictures and reposted it over in that forum. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 18, 2019, 08:31:11 AM
Yes, I'm the autor of ecowitt post on MeteoNetwork forum, I'm part of our technical office of our weather station network, thanks Galfert for your precious work :)
I will receive the new ws80 in a few days, if you like I can post image and first results, compared to davis vantage pro 2 with sensirion sht31 and a professional barani meteoshield pro with another sht31 sensor

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 18, 2019, 09:49:43 AM
Mauro,
Very well then. I'm honored.

Yes please keep up to date on the WS80.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WA4OPQ on August 18, 2019, 03:05:30 PM
I find it interesting that the Fine Offset ultrasonic wind meter has been given the name WS80
There is already another with the same name, made by Simrad. It sells for around $4000.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 18, 2019, 04:12:04 PM
....and Ambient Weather used the name WS-2000 when Rainwise already had this as a weather station model many years prior.

 \_(ツ)_/

I think it just depends on the companies. I think Rainwise could have come after Ambient Weather for this snafu...but they didn't for whatever reason.

That is always not the case. Ever wonder why Apple called their smart watch an "Apple Watch" and not an iWatch? So Apple knew better but they still decided to cheat with SEO (search engine optimization)
https://9to5mac.com/2015/07/15/european-lawsuit-apple-watch-iwatch-trademark/

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 19, 2019, 03:55:59 AM
Mauro,
Very well then. I'm honored.

Yes please keep up to date on the WS80.

Ok, I will do, I will install the ws80 in this field

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I will remove the meteohelix pro, turn the meteoshield pro of 180, the ws80 on the same position of meteoshield pro, identical height of vp2 and identical exposition

Sorry for my poor english ;(

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on August 19, 2019, 05:19:19 AM
I have a WS-80 and a newly updated version of GW-1000 inbound to test.
I shall share photo's and so on as I get it.
ETA for the end of the week at the moment.

For those interested, here is a pre-production version of the ws-80 under test in HK
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on August 19, 2019, 06:46:25 AM
What does the new GW-1000 entail? It's hard to see what could be added as the current one is pretty much flawless for me now.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on August 19, 2019, 07:07:15 AM
The only information I have at the moment is that it has improved RF performance.
As you say so far my existing one has been bullet proof apart from some initial teething issues staying connected to my Asus primary router solved with a different AP.
Once I have it I will share any obvious differences.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 19, 2019, 08:37:45 AM
Yes, I can confirm,
the only upgrade about new version of gw1000 is an improved performances about rf and an improvement of coverage, now about 200 mt

in attachment some technical images

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Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on August 19, 2019, 08:52:51 AM
What's the radiation shield on there for?

Surely there's not a temp gauge in it?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on August 19, 2019, 08:57:50 AM
Sorry should have been more forthcoming....its a complete set of instruments barring the rain gauge.
So in short it contains a UV sensor, Temperature and Humidity as well as the Ultra-sonic sensors to measure wind speed and direction.
I expect most folks would pair this with the independent rain gauge to get the full basic set together with a console.
I have been sworn to secrecy on this so long I have almost forgotten what I know about it!

some extra data from the specs..
Features:
1.Measures wind speed/direction, temp/humiidty, solar radiation/uv
2.Supports updating firmware with USB cable.

Specifications
1. Wind speed: Range: 0~40m/s; Starting wind speed: 0.5m/s; Accuracy(pending).
2. Wind direction: Range: 0~359 degrees; Accuracy: 10 degrees.
3. Temperature: Range: -40~60C; Accuracy: 1C.
4. Humidity: Range: 1~99%; Accuracy: 5%.
5. Light intensity: Range: 0~300Klux; Accuracy: 15%.
6. Ultraviolet: Measurement level 1~15; Accuracy: 2.
7. Battery voltage measurement: Range: 0~3.3V; Accuracy: 0.1V.
8. Static current: 30~50uA.

When the maximum wind speed of the last 4s is >=5m/s, the wind speed is detected by 1s; when the maximum wind speed of the last 4s is >=3m/s and less than 5m/s, the wind speed is detected by 2s; when the maximum wind speed of the last 4s is <3m/ s, the wind speed is detected by 4s.

Please note the wh80 sensor can have a heater under the sonic reflecting surface and this can be used to melt the snow builds up during wind season and make the item still functional.  Among the sample we sent, we didn't have the power cable installed for heater use.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 19, 2019, 08:59:07 AM
What's the radiation shield on there for?

Surely there's not a temp gauge in it?

Yes, of course ;)
ws80 measures temperature, humidity, solar radiation, UV, wind speed and direction

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on August 19, 2019, 09:00:37 AM
Oh dear, that's a big disappointment. Never a good idea to pair temp/humidity with a wind sensor. Unless you live in a flat area  with no obstructions for miles around, you're going to get bad readings on at least one sensor. I ditched my Vantage Vue because of issues.

If you want good temp/humidity readings, you'll get crap wind data. If you want good wind data, you'll sacrifice accurate temp/humidity readings.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 19, 2019, 09:01:27 AM
Sorry should have been more forthcoming....its a complete set of instruments barring the rain gauge.
So in short it contains a UV sensor, Temperature and Humidity as well as the Ultra-sonic sensors to measure wind speed and direction.
I expect most folks would pair this with the independent rain gauge to get the full basic set together with a console.
I have been sworn to secrecy on this so long I have almost forgotten what I know about it!

the same for me  :grin:

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 19, 2019, 09:04:33 AM
Oh dear, that's a big disappointment. Never a good idea to pair temp/humidity with a wind sensor. Unless you live in a flat area  with no obstructions for miles around, you're going to get bad readings on at least one sensor. I ditched my Vantage Vue because of issues.

If you want good temp/humidity readings, you'll get crap wind data. If you want good wind data, you'll sacrifice accurate temp/humidity readings.

this depends on your expectations, and is a common problem at all AIO stations
personally, I need wind data to study their impact on the correct precipitation measurement, so I need the wind data at rain gauge height
I also use these data to study the effects on the solar radiation shields, nothing to do with meteorology, but with metrology

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on August 19, 2019, 09:10:01 AM


this depends on your expectations, and is a common problem at all AIO stations


Mauro

A common problem that could have easily been avoided. The logical thing would have been to not have the temp sensor on it, and provide a radiation shield/temp gauge as a separate item so that the user could position it at the correct height.

I'm not a fan of ultrasonic anemometers anyway - they're troublesome. I guarantee that there will be a lot of complaints.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 19, 2019, 09:20:58 AM


this depends on your expectations, and is a common problem at all AIO stations


Mauro

A common problem that could have easily been avoided. The logical thing would have been to not have the temp sensor on it, and provide a radiation shield/temp gauge as a separate item so that the user could position it at the correct height.

I'm not a fan of ultrasonic anemometers anyway - they're troublesome. I guarantee that there will be a lot of complaints.


most likely you are right, I hope it is not so, I will post the results of the comparison tests and any problems

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on August 19, 2019, 09:25:19 AM
Agreed, Mapantz!
I have no plans to replace my existing sensors and will run this one alongside to compare the data and share with Ecowitt and the community!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 19, 2019, 09:29:33 AM
Agreed, Mapantz!
I have no plans to replace my existing sensors and will run this one alongside to compare the data and share with Ecowitt and the community!

Agreed, the same for me  ;)
my vp2, my Barani radiation shields, my four wire pt100 system will remain my reference setup

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 19, 2019, 10:17:53 AM
What would the advantage of this over the ws68 be?  I currently have their full suite (2551) out in the yard, but looking to add wind and solar to go on the roof top to compare readings.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on August 19, 2019, 12:04:46 PM
Not a lot I should think!
Its just a different way of measuring wind. I don't know if anyone has ever done a comparison in terms of performance.

The rest of the sensors, ie UV and Thermo/Hygro are likely to be the same sensors.
I shall be curious to see what difference the array records versus my existing all in one.

The tech spec does mention the capability to heat the sonic sensor to avoid snow fouling, so that could be advantage for locales with heavy winters over the normal array.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CW2274 on August 19, 2019, 03:40:53 PM
Oh dear, that's a big disappointment. Never a good idea to pair temp/humidity with a wind sensor. Unless you live in a flat area  with no obstructions for miles around, you're going to get bad readings on at least one sensor. I ditched my Vantage Vue because of issues.

If you want good temp/humidity readings, you'll get crap wind data. If you want good wind data, you'll sacrifice accurate temp/humidity readings.
I need wind data to study their impact on the correct precipitation measurement, so I need the wind data at rain gauge height
Just because you have your anemometer at rain gauge height, how does that tell you what kind of error you're possibly getting? What do you compare to?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on August 19, 2019, 04:27:26 PM
Oh dear, that's a big disappointment. Never a good idea to pair temp/humidity with a wind sensor. Unless you live in a flat area  with no obstructions for miles around, you're going to get bad readings on at least one sensor. I ditched my Vantage Vue because of issues.

If you want good temp/humidity readings, you'll get crap wind data. If you want good wind data, you'll sacrifice accurate temp/humidity readings.
I need wind data to study their impact on the correct precipitation measurement, so I need the wind data at rain gauge height
Just because you have your anemometer at rain gauge height, how does that tell you what kind of error you're possibly getting? What do you compare to?

at the moment my pluviometric comparisons are made with a 400cm square manual rain gauge at ground level and a professional delta-ohm, which has undergone individual calibration and has a software correction to simulate a ground installation
I believe it is sufficient to assess the impact of the wind and the turbulence it generates

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CW2274 on August 19, 2019, 04:48:29 PM
Oh dear, that's a big disappointment. Never a good idea to pair temp/humidity with a wind sensor. Unless you live in a flat area  with no obstructions for miles around, you're going to get bad readings on at least one sensor. I ditched my Vantage Vue because of issues.

If you want good temp/humidity readings, you'll get crap wind data. If you want good wind data, you'll sacrifice accurate temp/humidity readings.
I need wind data to study their impact on the correct precipitation measurement, so I need the wind data at rain gauge height
Just because you have your anemometer at rain gauge height, how does that tell you what kind of error you're possibly getting? What do you compare to?

at the moment my pluviometric comparisons are made with a 400cm square manual rain gauge at ground level and a professional delta-ohm, which has undergone individual calibration and has a software correction to simulate a ground installation
I believe it is sufficient to assess the impact of the wind and the turbulence it generates

Mauro
I don't see it, but that's me. I was looking more along the lines of comparing to something like this.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTmcrHxHPjOloYyg15iDnnPYN6dKlZgtUgjTzzSkoUeDD1ar6E
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 19, 2019, 04:55:41 PM
Not a lot I should think!
Its just a different way of measuring wind. I don't know if anyone has ever done a comparison in terms of performance.

The rest of the sensors, ie UV and Thermo/Hygro are likely to be the same sensors.
I shall be curious to see what difference the array records versus my existing all in one.

The tech spec does mention the capability to heat the sonic sensor to avoid snow fouling, so that could be advantage for locales with heavy winters over the normal array.

If we have snow or ice enough that I'm concerned about my weather station, I probably have other things to be concerned with as it's obviously the beginning of the Apocalypse!

Guess I'll stick with the 68 unless anyone shows evidence that the 80 is significantly better somehow.  Probably also going to place a separate rain guage up there
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 19, 2019, 06:34:48 PM
One thing that concerns me is max wind speed measuring capability is 40 meters per second which is slightly less than 90 Mph. The WS68 and WH65 can measure 100 Mph....which is still not great.... So why would I want even less?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: 49studebaker on August 20, 2019, 06:47:38 AM
I thought the max wind speed would be higher. Acurite Atlas has a 150mph max wind speed. The Acurite Atlas Elite is supposed to have a 200mph max wind speed.

Maybe the temp/humidity sensors should have been mounted below the rain gauge. The wind sensor could be mounted at a high height and the rain/temp/humidity sensor could be mounted at a low height.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Jakon on August 22, 2019, 03:54:46 AM
WS80 temperature is used to compensate for wind speed calculation.If you are concerned that his temperature is not accurate, you can purchase a separate hygrometer WH32 to replace the temperature and humidity of WS80.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 22, 2019, 12:24:19 PM
WS80 temperature is used to compensate for wind speed calculation.If you are concerned that his temperature is not accurate, you can purchase a separate hygrometer WH32 to replace the temperature and humidity of WS80.

Interesting, didn't realize temperature would affect wind readings???
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on August 23, 2019, 03:37:43 AM
yep, essential as it seems since temperature directly impacts the speed of sound through air.
The following taken from Manchester universities (UK) website:

Sonic anemometers provide fast and accurate measurements of three dimensional wind speed and are widely used by the Centre for Atmospheric Science to make both routine wind and detailed turbulence measurements. These instruments are able to make wind speed measurements over the range 0 60 m/s, with a resolution of 1 cm/s at rates up to 100Hz. This speed and resolution allows turbulent structure on scales of a few cm to be resolved.

Sonic anemometers operate by measuring the time taken for a pulse of sound to travel between a pair of transducers. This time depends on the distance between the transducers, the speed of sound and the air speed along the axis of the transducers as follows:

T = L/(c+v)

Where T is time, L is the distance between transducers, c is the speed of sound, and v is the air speed along the transducer axis.

The speed of sound in air is dependant on temperature, pressure and suspended contaminants such as dust and fog. In order to obtain the air speed between the transducers, each transducer alternates as transmitter and receiver so that pulses travel in both directions between them. The air speed is calculated from the pulse times in each direction as follows:

v = 0.5L(1/t1-1/t2)

The speed of sound, from which an estimate of air temperature may be derived may be calculated from the pulse times as follows:

c = 0.5L(1/t1+1/t2)

By arranging three pairs of transducers on three different axis, three dimensional wind speed and hence direction and wind angle is obtained.

Due to the high sensitivity of sonic anemometer measurements, measurements will be affected by small flow distortions caused by the airflow past the transducers and their supporting struts. There are various designs of anemometer head which attempt to minimise such flow distortions. Additionally most manufacturers perform careful wind tunnel calibrations and automatically implement a direction dependant correction for any distortion which does occur.

Sonic anemometers are able to operate in most conditions experienced in the atmosphere, however heavy rain affects data quality from some models as water droplets on the transducers significantly effect pulse times. This problem is generally minimised by checking the signal quality of received sonic pulses and rejecting those with poor signal quality. Additionally if ice builds up on the transducers measurements are similarly affected. In order to overcome this problem some models are fitted with anti-ice heating.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WA4OPQ on August 23, 2019, 12:46:48 PM
I wanted to get an understanding of the magnitude of the change of the speed of sound as temperature changes. Using a calculator from the NWS El Paso office, it looks like a temperature change from 70F to 100F gives a 3% change to the speed of sound. (This may explain why the WS-80 has an integrated temperature sensor)

https://www.weather.gov/epz/wxcalc_speedofsound (https://www.weather.gov/epz/wxcalc_speedofsound)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WA4OPQ on August 23, 2019, 01:04:32 PM
WS80 temperature is used to compensate for wind speed calculation.If you are concerned that his temperature is not accurate, you can purchase a separate hygrometer WH32 to replace the temperature and humidity of WS80.

Yes, this sounds logical. However, the firmware of the GW1000 or console has to be able to ignore the temp data from the WS-80 and substitute the data from the WH32 (Ambient did this with the WS-2000 firmware 1.3.5)
Maybe the GW1000 already does this.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on August 23, 2019, 01:32:54 PM
WS80 temperature is used to compensate for wind speed calculation.If you are concerned that his temperature is not accurate, you can purchase a separate hygrometer WH32 to replace the temperature and humidity of WS80.

Yes, this sounds logical. However, the firmware of the GW1000 or console has to be able to ignore the temp data from the WS-80 and substitute the data from the WH32 (Ambient did this with the WS-2000 firmware 1.3.5)
Maybe the GW1000 already does this.

The GW1000 has done this from day one before the WS80 was released. If you have a dedicated sensor it takes over for the all-in-one. This happens not just for temperature and wind but also for rain if you have the dedicated separate rain sensor. What this means is that if you have an All-in-one outdoor array like the WS-2902A (Osprey) sensor and you add any of these individual separate component sensors they will take over from what the WS-2902 (Osprey) is reporting. The GW1000 will technically see both but it will choose to only listen to each an every dedicated separate sensor that you have.

You can also use the WS View app to customize these sensors and which one to listen to. If you go to More / Sensor ID you'll see the list of compatible sensors. Click on the Pencil icon and you can then edit that sensor and Enable/Disable it.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 24, 2019, 08:36:11 PM
I guess I consider 3% an acceptable margin of error with regard to wind speed.  I knew temperature affected speed of sound but I guess I didn't relay that to wind speed, makes sense though.  At speed approaching Mach, it matters to airplanes as strange things can happen aerodynamically around the sound barrier.  But for speeds of less than 100mph, and generally less than 20mph,3% is pretty good. 
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WA4OPQ on August 24, 2019, 10:19:45 PM
3% was just for the example I gave.  For a change from 0F to 100F it's closer to 7 %
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on August 24, 2019, 11:27:47 PM
3% was just for the example I gave.  For a change from 0F to 100F it's closer to 7 %

I'll cry if it's zero here!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 01, 2019, 12:47:24 PM
Not sure what has been going on with ecowitt.net, but it has been unusable over the past few days. Nothing loads properly.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on September 01, 2019, 12:50:23 PM
Save here. Lots of timeouts when trying to load the webpage.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: ukwoody on September 01, 2019, 12:51:45 PM
I'm getting "server busy"  and "No privileges" error msgs
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Jakon on September 02, 2019, 03:48:05 AM
Save here. Lots of timeouts when trying to load the webpage.
Is that still the case?You can try ping www.ecowitt.net to see the results.To support global access, this domain name is CDN accelerated. If this happens, it may be the problem of the CDN server somewhere.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Jakon on September 02, 2019, 05:27:07 AM
Save here. Lots of timeouts when trying to load the webpage.
You can try ping www.ecowitt.net to see the results.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on September 02, 2019, 05:33:05 AM
I have not seen any problems its all good for me!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mark014 on September 02, 2019, 06:09:47 AM
I have been watching this thread for some time because I was interested in the capabilities of the HP3501 station and its separate sensors.
I finally have it and I can test it. Overall I'm happy with it. Accurate results and no connectivity issues.

By the way, I made a short video on YT about the proper placement of weather sensors. Maybe you will like it:
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: ukwoody on September 02, 2019, 04:21:14 PM
Really good video. Well done.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 04, 2019, 04:07:30 PM
I see an update to the app now shows the lightning and water leakage sensor..?!

Out of curiosity, how does a leakage sensor work? And in what field is it's purpose?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Vette-kid on September 04, 2019, 11:20:48 PM
Interesting, I was under the impression that the lightning sensor was a ways off yet.  I'd love to see one sooner rather than later
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on September 05, 2019, 02:44:00 AM
I checked with Lucy and I understand the lightning detector is very much still in development.
I expect this addition to the GW-1000 firmware is so that field test units can be deployed....just a guess.

As for the leakage sensor, I was thinking along the lines of a flood sensor in terms of application!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 05, 2019, 06:34:41 AM
Look's like I found a bug..

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I know what has caused it.. I decided to check the calibration of the soil moisture sensor by putting it in a cup of water. It registered 100%, so it was good. I guess the graphs don't like '100%'?

If I refresh the page manually, it fixes it, but only until the next automatic refresh, then all of the graphs go upside down again.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 05, 2019, 06:53:58 AM
Look's like I found a bug..

I know what has caused it.. I decided to check the calibration of the soil moisture sensor by putting it in a cup of water. It registered 100%, so it was good. I guess the graphs don't like '100%'?

If I refresh the page manually, it fixes it, but only until the next automatic refresh, then all of the graphs go upside down again.

Hi Mapantz, we'll check this issue and reply you tomorrow.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mark014 on September 05, 2019, 04:06:37 PM
Below you can find the improved version of the movie concerning sensor location, with a display console for HP3501 weather station:

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on September 05, 2019, 09:14:46 PM
For the first time, I have been unable to update my firmware to 1.5.1. I get to the Updating splash and then the app will quit. I tried the last two days. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on September 06, 2019, 03:42:20 AM
Is that iPhone?
It looks slightly different to Android version I have.

Could be a bug in the app (check for an update) and try doing a power cycle on the GW-1000 before doing the update
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: andyk1 on September 06, 2019, 04:50:01 AM
I see an update to the app now shows the lightning and water leakage sensor..?!

Out of curiosity, how does a leakage sensor work? And in what field is it's purpose?

It's purpose is to place next to a washer, water hear, under a sink or pipe. You can place it outside just above what would be a flood stage near your home that is expected over time to possible leak water or cause flooding. It works by measuring the resistance in water. Water has a high resistance to current.

Andy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: andyk1 on September 06, 2019, 04:55:59 AM
For the first time, I have been unable to update my firmware to 1.5.1. I get to the Updating splash and then the app will quit. I tried the last two days.

I had the same problem but was able to download after a few days. I am guessing ecowitts servers are working hard as more and more of there units are sold.

Andy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 06, 2019, 06:40:46 AM
Look's like I found a bug..

I know what has caused it.. I decided to check the calibration of the soil moisture sensor by putting it in a cup of water. It registered 100%, so it was good. I guess the graphs don't like '100%'?

If I refresh the page manually, it fixes it, but only until the next automatic refresh, then all of the graphs go upside down again.

Hi Mapantz, our engineer tested the soil moisture sensor with the 100% reading and didn't have the same situation as yours:
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It's really strange.
Sorry that we couldn't find out the bug now.
If it happens again, please let us know.
Thank you.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 06, 2019, 06:46:11 AM
For the first time, I have been unable to update my firmware to 1.5.1. I get to the Updating splash and then the app will quit. I tried the last two days. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

Hi, we're sorry to see that. Could you please try to delete the WS View app and download the latest version to re-install it and try it again?
If it still fails, please let us know.
Thank you.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on September 06, 2019, 07:49:42 AM
Is that iPhone?
It looks slightly different to Android version I have.

Could be a bug in the app (check for an update) and try doing a power cycle on the GW-1000 before doing the update

Yes, it is the iPhone app and the latest app they just released a couple of days ago. I rebooted the GW1000 and still no luck.

Perhaps the update is not released yet. It is not critical for me so waiting a few more days is not a problem.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Eric971 on September 06, 2019, 07:58:02 AM
Hello everyone, I just ordered hp2551 with several separate sensors following your comments.

I'm a (very) small farmer in France with goats I turn milk into cheese.

I have a question, though. Is it possible to prohibit the publication of one or more sensor on WU or ecowitt.net sites. I do not see the point of revealing my secrets of temperature or humidity refining or publish my housing conditions. 8-)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on September 06, 2019, 08:09:11 AM
Hello everyone, I just ordered hp2551 with several separate sensors following your comments.

I'm a (very) small farmer in France with goats I turn milk into cheese.

I have a question, though. Is it possible to prohibit the publication of one or more sensor on WU or ecowitt.net sites. I do not see the point of revealing my secrets of temperature or humidity refining or publish my housing conditions. 8-)

Your station will only report outdoor conditions to WU. Extra temp/hum sensors do not show up on WU. The outdoor conditions reported to WU can not be made private.
Your station will upload all sensors to Ecowitt.net (including extra sensors). You can choose if to make Ecowitt.net data private or public, but it is all or nothing, meaning you can't pick individual sensors to make private or public. With Ecowitt.net either the entire station is public or the entire station is private.

Come to think of it, I think it would be a good recommendation to Ecowitt to allow us to choose which sensors are private and which are public.

For those with Ambient Weather brand stations that report to Ambientweather.net it works a bit different. With Ambientweather.net when you make your station public the extra temp/hum sensors are not made public. But the PM2.5 air quality sensor is made public.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Eric971 on September 06, 2019, 08:13:21 AM
Thank you for your reply. It seems to me that it would be desirable to be able to choose what one wants to make public
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: MacGarage on September 07, 2019, 10:39:07 AM
Is that iPhone?
It looks slightly different to Android version I have.

Could be a bug in the app (check for an update) and try doing a power cycle on the GW-1000 before doing the update

Yes, it is the iPhone app and the latest app they just released a couple of days ago. I rebooted the GW1000 and still no luck.

Perhaps the update is not released yet. It is not critical for me so waiting a few more days is not a problem.

I was finally able to update the firmware...about three days after the updated iPhone app was released. Works fine now.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 09, 2019, 11:17:36 AM
Replacement console arrived today but I am still having signal issues. It will not pick up the soil moisture sensor unless i'm within 15/20ft away without any obstructions. It barely picks up the PM2.5 sensor either. It only shows the aerial icon but with zero  signal strength. It makes no sense because the PM and soil sensors are the closest to the console. The outdoor temp/humidity sensor is almost twice as far away and it picks that up absolutely fine.

https://postimg.cc/9RqpSLLR

New console is on the right.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on September 09, 2019, 01:42:30 PM
Yet, I notice the other console has full bars for your soil moisture sensor!
I have noticed that the console reception are very sensitive to Bluetooth devices transmitting nearby. In a similar vein do you have any DECT phones in the vicinity?
Curiously though when I do place a BT device that's active too close to my console not all the sensors get knocked out so it seems that the modulation (channels) used by console are prone to interference impact in different ways.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 09, 2019, 01:54:51 PM
In a similar vein do you have any DECT phones in the vicinity?


Not near the consoles, no.

Getting a bit pissed off with it now. I can't have the console in the place I want it because it will not pick up all the sensors. I have to have it in the porch to get decent signal, but I spend no time in it. The new console is worse than the old one for signal.

Previous to this station, I had a WeatherFlow station and a Netatmo station running alongside my Davis station. Both hubs were in the same room as the Davis console and I never had a single problem with RF on any device.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 09, 2019, 09:44:39 PM
Replacement console arrived today but I am still having signal issues. It will not pick up the soil moisture sensor unless i'm within 15/20ft away without any obstructions. It barely picks up the PM2.5 sensor either. It only shows the aerial icon but with zero  signal strength. It makes no sense because the PM and soil sensors are the closest to the console. The outdoor temp/humidity sensor is almost twice as far away and it picks that up absolutely fine.

https://postimg.cc/9RqpSLLR

New console is on the right.

Hi Mapantz, sorry to hear that.
It's really strange. We have tested the console and signal very carefully before shipping.
Could you please help add the new console to the ecowitt.net?
Our engineer will try to check and find some solutions for you.
Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Jakon on September 09, 2019, 10:23:06 PM
Replacement console arrived today but I am still having signal issues. It will not pick up the soil moisture sensor unless i'm within 15/20ft away without any obstructions. It barely picks up the PM2.5 sensor either. It only shows the aerial icon but with zero  signal strength. It makes no sense because the PM and soil sensors are the closest to the console. The outdoor temp/humidity sensor is almost twice as far away and it picks that up absolutely fine.

https://postimg.cc/9RqpSLLR

New console is on the right.
Looks like there's something wrong with your soil moisture transmitter.The PM2.5 sensor send data every 10 minutes, so the towers grow slowly. Each time the transmitter data is received, the tower is added one grid.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Eric971 on September 11, 2019, 08:12:04 AM
At Galfert's prose reading, I added a GW1000 to my order.  I have two questions, though. 

1. Given that I will have two indoor sensors (HP2551 and GW1000), will both be showed on app ?

2. The goal is to publish my data on a personal website and on windguru.  Could you indicate me tutorials wearable to a newbie with this material ?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on September 11, 2019, 08:18:28 AM
Both HP2551 and the GW-1000 will show up as separate devices on the WS-View app and as separate data sources on Ecowitt.net if that's what you are asking.

You can choose if you want to upload to other data sources, its not compulsory. You can choose either to send to a local server. I don't have a howto guide but there are plenty of posts on this site by folks who are doing this.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on September 11, 2019, 11:03:18 AM
Both HP2551 and the GW-1000 will show up as separate devices on the WS-View app and as separate data sources on Ecowitt.net if that's what you are asking.

Your HP2550A has live data on the WS-View??? I'm not aware that the HP2551/HP2550A/WS-2000 is capable of displaying live data on the WS-View app in the same manner that the GW1000 does. I don't own the HP2550A so I'm just asking for confirmation.

For those curious what the difference is between these:
HP2550 = Fine Offset model name
HP2551 = Ecowitt model name
WS-2000 = Ambient Weather model name

They are all three practically the same thing with some minor firmware differences. There are also other reseller brands of the same original Fine Offset HP2550.

By live view of sensors I'm referring to this screen:
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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: K7RMK on September 11, 2019, 11:27:26 AM
Both HP2551 and the GW-1000 will show up as separate devices on the WS-View app and as separate data sources on Ecowitt.net if that's what you are asking.

Your HP2550A has live data on the WS-View??? I'm not aware that the HP2551/HP2550A/WS-2000 is capable of displaying live data on the WS-View app in the same manner that the GW1000 does. I don't own the HP2550A so I'm just asking for confirmation.

For those curious what the difference is between these:
HP2550 = Fine Offset model name
HP2551 = Ecowitt model name
WS-2000 = Ambient Weather name

They are all three practically the same thing with some minor firmware differences. There are also other reseller brands of the same original Fine Offset HP2550.

By live view of sensors I'm referring to this screen:
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Can you not give the air quality sensors a custom name like you can with the others that support multiple channels? I don't see the edit button.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on September 11, 2019, 11:43:20 AM
Can you not give the air quality sensors a custom name like you can with the others that support multiple channels? I don't see the edit button.

I just tried with latest 1.5.1 firmware and latest WS View version and you can't rename device channel names for the PM2.5.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mark014 on September 26, 2019, 03:36:56 PM
It may be useful for those users who are thinking about buying the HP3501 station:

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 26, 2019, 05:45:24 PM
Had some weird temp spike this morning. However, nothing was logged on the console.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on September 27, 2019, 03:57:23 AM
looks like a calculation error in software somewhere since generally the Ecowitt software seems to ignore temps below 27C as far as Feels like is concerned.
Hard to tell if its a issue in the console or on the ecowitt.net website.
I would flag it to Lucy for someone to look at.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 27, 2019, 06:28:02 AM
Had some weird temp spike this morning. However, nothing was logged on the console.

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Hi Mapantz, sorry for that.
Please don't worry and our engineer is checking your issue now.
We'll go back to you as soon as we find a solution.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 27, 2019, 06:29:02 AM
It went the other way this morning..

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Definitely not a console issue as it's not connected to the internet. The console hasn't logged anything like that. So it's either the GW-1000 or it's something Ecowitt's side.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on September 27, 2019, 07:08:55 AM
It went the other way this morning..

Definitely not a console issue as it's not connected to the internet. The console hasn't logged anything like that. So it's either the GW-1000 or it's something Ecowitt's side.

Perhaps you are picking up a stray signal from something else. Do you have an old station still running with perhaps batteries still in it? Or maybe it is not a problem with the GW1000, but rather it is a problem with your temperature sensor.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 27, 2019, 07:22:48 AM
It went the other way this morning..

Definitely not a console issue as it's not connected to the internet. The console hasn't logged anything like that. So it's either the GW-1000 or it's something Ecowitt's side.

Perhaps you are picking up a stray signal from something else. Do you have an old station still running with perhaps batteries still in it? Or maybe it is not a problem with the GW1000, but rather it is a problem with your temperature sensor.

No other sensors apart from the Davis.

If it was a problem with the temp/humidity sensor, why doesn't it get logged on the consoles? I'm logging data at 1 minutes intervals and everything looks healthy.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on September 27, 2019, 08:11:58 AM
It went the other way this morning..

Definitely not a console issue as it's not connected to the internet. The console hasn't logged anything like that. So it's either the GW-1000 or it's something Ecowitt's side.

Perhaps you are picking up a stray signal from something else. Do you have an old station still running with perhaps batteries still in it? Or maybe it is not a problem with the GW1000, but rather it is a problem with your temperature sensor.

No other sensors apart from the Davis.

If it was a problem with the temp/humidity sensor, why doesn't it get logged on the consoles? I'm logging data at 1 minutes intervals and everything looks healthy.

Okay. I guess we'll wait for Lucy to hopefully have some answers.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 27, 2019, 05:46:02 PM
I have just taken a look at the wunderground dashboard and it has been logged there. In fact, there's data missing for the temp as well.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IWAREH2

That suggests a faulty temp/humidity sensor. But why wouldn't it have been logged on the consoles?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 27, 2019, 11:03:15 PM
I have just taken a look at the wunderground dashboard and it has been logged there. In fact, there's data missing for the temp as well.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IWAREH2

That suggests a faulty temp/humidity sensor. But why wouldn't it have been logged on the consoles?

Hi, does the console refer to the HP2551 console?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 27, 2019, 11:07:01 PM
I have just taken a look at the wunderground dashboard and it has been logged there. In fact, there's data missing for the temp as well.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IWAREH2

That suggests a faulty temp/humidity sensor. But why wouldn't it have been logged on the consoles?

Can you also add the HP2551 on the ecowitt.net and upload to weather underground?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CKayaks on September 28, 2019, 01:17:01 PM
It may be useful for those users who are thinking about buying the HP3501 station:


Found the review video very useful, thank you. Question...what brand/model radiation shield did you use?

I did see a response on Amazon that Ecowitt will be coming out with their own but no timeline indicated. The response was dated Sept 20, 2019.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CKayaks on September 28, 2019, 01:32:41 PM
Considering doing this to create a battery extension for the anemometer.

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Battery-Eliminators

That would allow me to run a set of wires down the pole to a battery holder at ground level. Could do a AC converter but that would be more expensive.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CKayaks on September 28, 2019, 01:45:21 PM
BTW...thank you to everyone that has contributed to this thread! Reams of useful information and very constructive dialogs.

I am looking to buy my first station setup in a few weeks as we move into a our new location in Montana. Been going through the usual fretting of what model to buy (Atlas, WS-2000, Davis sticker shock, etc.). Being a bit obsessive, one of my desires is to try and meet the sensor placement standards. Also wanted to be able to integrate into CWOP at some point. Budget constraints were limiting the choices, however. The Atlas was tempting but did not like its proprietary info feed. Was going to buy the WS-2000 until I read this thread. This Ecowitt seems to fit the bill perfectly. Affordable, separate sensors, extendable, integration into CWOP possible with Meteobridge. The vendor responsiveness has been very impressive given what I see on this thread and on the Amazon Q&A for their products. Now I just have to cut the check... :)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 28, 2019, 06:42:32 PM
Max gust on my console doesn't correlate to the max gust on the dashboard. First time i've seen that happen.

Console says 33.1mph, dashboard says 29.8mph. The times are the same.

PS: I've added the console to ecowitt.net: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=4760
And also Wunderground: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IWAREH2
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 28, 2019, 11:29:38 PM
Max gust on my console doesn't correlate to the max gust on the dashboard. First time i've seen that happen.

Console says 33.1mph, dashboard says 29.8mph. The times are the same.

PS: I've added the console to ecowitt.net: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=4760
And also Wunderground: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IWAREH2

Thanks for your cooperation. Our engineer is observing your issue now.
We'll go back to you once there's any solution.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 28, 2019, 11:36:43 PM
Max gust on my console doesn't correlate to the max gust on the dashboard. First time i've seen that happen.

Console says 33.1mph, dashboard says 29.8mph. The times are the same.

PS: I've added the console to ecowitt.net: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=4760
And also Wunderground: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IWAREH2

For your question of "Max gust on my console doesn't correlate to the max gust on the dashboard.", it's normal. Because the sampling time for the console and the dashboard is different. The console updates every 16.5s as the WS68 reporting time, while the dashboard updates every minute.
Hope you can understand that.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 28, 2019, 11:41:33 PM
It may be useful for those users who are thinking about buying the HP3501 station:


Found the review video very useful, thank you. Question...what brand/model radiation shield did you use?

I did see a response on Amazon that Ecowitt will be coming out with their own but no timeline indicated. The response was dated Sept 20, 2019.

Hi, our solar radiation shield is almost ready now.:)
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We'll list soon on our website.
You can also contact at support@ecowitt.com for more information.
Thank you.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 29, 2019, 09:23:00 AM

For your question of "Max gust on my console doesn't correlate to the max gust on the dashboard.", it's normal. Because the sampling time for the console and the dashboard is different. The console updates every 16.5s as the WS68 reporting time, while the dashboard updates every minute.
Hope you can understand that.

Normally, I would agree. However, since you made a change to the dashboard whereby it loads data from the midnight rollover, all the mins/maxes have matched each other.

To further add to this, both consoles recorded a max gust of 36.5mph this morning but only one dashboard matches.

This one:

https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=1103

This one below shows 30.9mph:

https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=4760

Another problem;  Look at the temperature spike on the graph: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=1103

20.2C but yet the dashboard has logged 25.5C as the high? Again, neither console shows any of those values.
The humidity drops out as well.

And the dashboard here: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=4760

There's no sign of any temperature spike.

None of this makes any sense and it's utterly confusing.

Edit: If you look at most of the data from both dashboards, the majority of the data is not the same. How can it be so different when it's all coming from the same sensors?

It's almost like there's two weather stations running - which there isn't.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on September 29, 2019, 01:34:04 PM
Unfortunately, the links given to the Ecowitt.net station do not work. Clicking such a link opens the last viewed station.
Does your GW1000 have a frequency of 433 MHz?
Are there any devices nearby at this frequency?
At what frequency does your Davis work?
Your GW1000 loses connection with sensors.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on September 29, 2019, 01:49:29 PM
Unfortunately, the links given to the Ecowitt.net station do not work. Clicking such a link opens the last viewed station.
Does your GW1000 have a frequency of 433 MHz?
Are there any devices nearby at this frequency?
At what frequency does your Davis work?
Your GW1000 loses connection with sensors.

I guess you'll have to access them via the map: https://www.ecowitt.net/map/index

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Ecowitt is on 433Mhz
Davis is on 868Mhz

I don't see why it's losing connection with the temp/humidity? My GW-1000 is the closest item I have at picking up the signal. It's located 25 feet away from all of the sensors, in line of sight and with no walls or objects in the way.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on September 29, 2019, 02:05:08 PM
I found your station by typing Dorset on the map.
My GW1000 also lost connection to the sensor today for four hours.
I don't know what could be the reason.
My sensor is 213 feet away.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on September 29, 2019, 03:16:52 PM
When I first got my Ecowitt system, there were not many in the US or even Ohio.  This map has surely grown.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WA4OPQ on September 29, 2019, 06:58:30 PM
Two of my GW-1000s have been losing connections to the array, also.

Interestingly, when it lost the temp from the array it substituted the temp reading from WH-31B number 1 and sent the data to WU.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 29, 2019, 11:51:18 PM

For your question of "Max gust on my console doesn't correlate to the max gust on the dashboard.", it's normal. Because the sampling time for the console and the dashboard is different. The console updates every 16.5s as the WS68 reporting time, while the dashboard updates every minute.
Hope you can understand that.

Normally, I would agree. However, since you made a change to the dashboard whereby it loads data from the midnight rollover, all the mins/maxes have matched each other.

To further add to this, both consoles recorded a max gust of 36.5mph this morning but only one dashboard matches.

This one:

https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=1103

This one below shows 30.9mph:

https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=4760

Another problem;  Look at the temperature spike on the graph: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=1103

20.2C but yet the dashboard has logged 25.5C as the high? Again, neither console shows any of those values.
The humidity drops out as well.

And the dashboard here: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=4760

There's no sign of any temperature spike.

None of this makes any sense and it's utterly confusing.

Edit: If you look at most of the data from both dashboards, the majority of the data is not the same. How can it be so different when it's all coming from the same sensors?

It's almost like there's two weather stations running - which there isn't.

Hi Mapantz,

Our engineer just found that your issue might be caused by the GW1000.
It receives the wrong data from the sensor.
To fix that, we suggest you to open the back of the gateway and pull the antenna out to enhance the sensitivity of reception like this:
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Then you can install the cover loosely and observe whether the issue will be solved.
In addition, we'll update a new firmware of the gateway to check the validity of the data.
We'll let you know when it's available.

Best Regards,
Lucy

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 30, 2019, 06:02:35 AM
I found your station by typing Dorset on the map.
My GW1000 also lost connection to the sensor today for four hours.
I don't know what could be the reason.
My sensor is 213 feet away.

Hi Krojan,

Sorry to see that. The RF signal might be interrupted by something.
Please keep observe the data. If it happens again, please let us know at supprt@ecowitt.com.

P.S. Please note that we're having our National Day holiday week from tomorrow till October 7th.
We'll reply your further messages after that.
Hope you can understand that.
Thank you.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on September 30, 2019, 06:04:42 AM
Two of my GW-1000s have been losing connections to the array, also.

Interestingly, when it lost the temp from the array it substituted the temp reading from WH-31B number 1 and sent the data to WU.

Hi, could you please send us your MAC address of your two GW1000 to support@ecowitt.com so that our engineer can check your data?

P.S. Please note that we're having our National Day holiday week from tomorrow till October 7th.
We'll reply your further messages after that.
Hope you can understand that.
Thank you.

Best Regards,
Lucy
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on October 01, 2019, 04:41:44 PM
Of all of the things that I have seen with this station, this one tops them all.. The new console loses contact with the anemometer while I am sat down in the room with it. If I go out by the door and watch it, the signal comes back. Sat down again, and one by one, each bar disappears until the wind speed/direction stops updating.

I give up with all of it! I have never known ANY weather station to encounter the problems I have had. It's a joke!

Going, going..

https://postimg.cc/YGBDpbrf

Gone!

https://postimg.cc/0zLcfcwR
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on October 01, 2019, 05:55:49 PM
Of all of the things that I have seen with this station, this one tops them all.. The new console loses contact with the anemometer while I am sat down in the room with it. If I go out by the door and watch it, the signal comes back. Sat down again, and one by one, each bar disappears until the wind speed/direction stops updating.

I give up with all of it! I have never known ANY weather station to encounter the problems I have had. It's a joke!

Going, going..

https://postimg.cc/YGBDpbrf

Gone!

https://postimg.cc/0zLcfcwR

Maybe you shouldn't mount it against the wall. What is that wall made of? Try changing the consoles location. I'm not having these issues but I have mine on a counter not wall mounted. Granted I know it was designed to be wall mounted. But perhaps you are at a fringe reception distance and wall mounting just makes it that much worse.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on October 01, 2019, 06:01:26 PM

Maybe you shouldn't mount it against the wall. What is that wall made of? Try changing the consoles location. I'm not having these issues but I have mine on a counter not wall mounted. Granted I know it was designed to be wall mounted. But perhaps you are at a fringe reception distance and wall mounting just makes it that much worse.

1: Wind/UV/Solar data has been fine up until today.
2: Reception fringe of Less than 50'?
3: The other sensors are fine, bar the soil moisture sensor periodically.
4: Leaving the room and the signal gradually comes back?

Sorry, but the excuses are just getting thinner and thinner now.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on October 01, 2019, 07:18:44 PM
Not sure why you are having the issues you do.  Maybe something is interfering with it or maybe a bad unit.  I have zero issues and I now have setup 17 of these, without issue.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on October 02, 2019, 05:21:41 AM
Mapantz has already had some replacement kit, so it must be some form of interference from another radio source or possibly the construction of the house if there is a lot of steel involved which can disrupt reception.
I think in Mapantz case without doing a radio reception survey in his house we will never understand why he is seeing so many issues with his kit.
In my tests at home I have definitely observed that some sensors are more easy to knock out than others and mobile phones and Bluetooth are a problem if within 2 feet of the console but I don't think these are the issue at hand here. Polarisation of the signal also is a factor and small alignment of the console can effect its reception.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: weather34 on October 02, 2019, 06:26:16 AM
Mapantz has already had some replacement kit, so it must be some form of interference from another radio source or possibly the construction of the house if there is a lot of steel involved which can disrupt reception.
I think in Mapantz case without doing a radio reception survey in his house we will never understand why he is seeing so many issues with his kit.
In my tests at home I have definitely observed that some sensors are more easy to knock out than others and mobile phones and Bluetooth are a problem if within 2 feet of the console but I don't think these are the issue at hand here. Polarisation of the signal also is a factor and small alignment of the console can effect its reception.

Tina is not his or he perhaps she is just fed up with the obvious responses , saying i dont have the issue doesnt resolve , polarized signals is not the issue , generally a poor signal comes down to assembly especially if the antenna or wire which ever it is  may be assembled incorrectly,tina if your competent in doing  take the console apart  look for the antenna and trace it you may well find a poorly  soldered connection, or if it is using a small connector it may be not inserted correctly . seen this poor wireless on many chinese hand assembled products not all parts are machine assembled .

leaving the room  may be all that bling is blocking the signal  :grin:
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on October 02, 2019, 07:37:06 AM
Does it not seem odd that it's only the anemometer being affected when I am in the room? And that it has only just started happening? The only thing I can think of, is that the recent update has done something.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on October 02, 2019, 08:31:22 AM
I will admit the reception issues you are experiencing are indeed extreme, and yes some of the issues may in actuality be software and not true radio issues. Why your physical presence is causing an issue is surprising and does sound classic radio propagation related though and I cannot see how software can code for that! The human body does cause a field effect to radio devices but I simply would not expect it on these weather stations unless something more extreme was influencing the radio.

I assume that you don't have normal broadcast radio reception issues in your house. All normal?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CKayaks on October 02, 2019, 11:04:41 AM
Does it not seem odd that it's only the anemometer being affected when I am in the room? And that it has only just started happening? The only thing I can think of, is that the recent update has done something.

Agree the behavior is really odd. Why are you impacting the readings? Why just the one sensor? Very strange! Not sure how software would be impacted by you being present or not. Definitely sounds like a signal problem. The software change might have reset some threshold value in the program, but likely the underlying problem was there before.

While I am not an electrical engineer, I have worked with communication radio installs on vehicles and in the field as well as wifi setups in homes and offices. The shadow effects others have suggested is the usual suspect. I have seen people's body's directionally impact 2m signals, for example. Ditto on building structures and even glass. I am assuming each of the sensors are in different directions from the console. Might want to key in on what is directly between the anemometer and the console. Building materials? Wiring?

Do you have any medical devices implanted? Pins, pacemaker, joint replacements, etc.? Wireless hearing aids? VERY long shot on those items but possible sources of interference. Do you wear a smart watch of some sort? I have seen faulty phones impact signals.

I DO have a long history with electronic manufacturing, especially Asian outsourcing. (Twenty plus years in Silicon Valley, including stints at Palm, 3Com, Cisco.) One of the trade-offs when going with lower cost units like these Ecowitt's is that design, component quality, and assembly, to some degree, has to be less. "You get what you pay for." The units could be picking up problems that your Davis setup would just shrug off. That is NOT to say these are shoddy units. It is a cost trade-off. Just like buying a Chevy versus a BMW (or whatever the UK version of that analogy is!).

One other suggestion. It is not a high sensitivity solution, but Netgear makes a phone app called WiFi Analytics. It has proven helpful to me in finding dead spots. It has a record function and allows you to save and track different locations. You could set the phone out in various locations around the sensor and around the console. I am thinking of an arc around each, with maybe three or four placements. Place the phone, record for a while, walk into the room and hang out. See what changes. See if it gives you any insights of what is messing with the signal.

Hopefully Lucy and the team will get this resolved for you. They have been amazingly responsive. Best of luck on resolving this!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on October 02, 2019, 12:40:31 PM
I think I have mentioned DECT phones before, but other noise sources can be domestic light dimmer switches, cheap switched Power supplies, CFC light bulbs and some LED bulbs.
Anything like these within a reasonable distance of your console can cause reception issues and ghosting effects when you walk in and nearby.

The reason the Davis does not suffer from this is that they have a much more sophisticated frequency hopping system that attempts to defeat noise jamming. This is similar to the techniques the military use to keep radio systems working in adverse conditions.

I think Ecowitt do realise this is an area to improve as the new WS-80 array seems to be shouting loud and clear in my test system and I understand has twice the range of previous sensor arrays in terms of transmission capability. I can certainly attest to that and have not seen anything less than full reception no matter how hard I have tried to upset the console with nearby phones or Bluetooth devices.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on October 02, 2019, 08:39:32 PM
More evidence..

I decided to do a factory reset, so i'm stood about a foot away from it whilst pressing buttons. I stayed in the same place until I set it back up and took this picture:

https://postimg.cc/bZkQzTPx

I went and sat down around 7 feet away, and within a minute:

https://postimg.cc/4HY9jvwh

Honestly.. I have never encountered problems with weather stations like this before, and i've owned a lot!

The RF signal is appalling. 300' line of sight? I can barely pick up the soil moisture sensor at 20' line of sight.

It wouldn't surprise if the problem was the 433MHz RF. I'm not sure why I didn't ask for 868Mhz?!

I'm going to move away from this, now. It's too much hassle for me. As I mentioned elsewhere, I have been severely stung for customs charges on replacement items. I'm not going to pay excessive tax on replacements as it's costing me more than what the items are worth. All told, I have paid out nearly enough for a new Davis VP2.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on October 02, 2019, 09:02:23 PM
Not sure why you haven't taken it off the wall yet like I suggested.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CW2274 on October 02, 2019, 09:58:44 PM
All told, I have paid out nearly enough for a new Davis VP2.
The post I see time and time and time again how folks buy a PWS only to find that sticking the array (or whatever) the length of a 50' garden hose away causes this much grief is absolutely astonishing. Call Davis ancient, or whatever you want, but at least you'll KNOW if you've got bad data or not. :roll:
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 03, 2019, 11:19:36 AM
Ive got the HP2551(with the 2 arm sensor array with bird spikes)  with 5 extra temp/hum sensors and  a GW1000 all with 433MHz RF on order that might be shipped next week.I picked 433MHz because ive got 20 other devices in the house that use 868MHz. Ill post here if I have problems with my 433MHz kit. Hopefully not as Ive run the Maplin branded WS1000/WS1001 on 433MHz for the past 4 and a half years without any RF problems.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: griffo42 on October 03, 2019, 07:28:22 PM
I use Davis VantageVue with Cumulus producing my website using Kens excellent Saratoga scripts.  My VantageVue is on its way out an am considering replacing it.  I have seen the Ecowitt hardware referred to on this forum and a number applaud it.  As I dont want to go away from the software that I am using, could I have some advice regarding the use of Ecowitt hardware to achieve the same or similar result that I am achieving now.

Thanks

Keith
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on October 04, 2019, 06:37:09 AM
At the moment you cannot easily use Cumulus with the new generation of Fine Offset weather stations (ie Ambient/Ecowitt etc) since they are IP only.

However I have started some work with Ecowitt and Mark Crossley who is leading the Cumulus MX software these days.
This will be based around the GW-1000 and the currently unpublished API. The outcome we hope is that Mark will be able to code Cumulus MX to read the live data from the GW-1000.
This is right at the start of the journey so I have no idea how long it will take Mark to look at the coding. Indeed the GW-1000 is only planned to be shipped to him in the next few weeks.
This approach is similar to that recently undertaken with Meteobridge and WeatherDisplay.

The HP2551 console as lovely as it is to look at does not have an API nor can be addressed via IP so will likely never have the capability. The GW-1000 on the other hand is incredibly versatile and can just about see and record all the modern sensors available from Ecowitt/Fine Offsett.

So if you are going to buy a new Fine Offset based station, then add a gw-1000 to the mix (an extra $50) to future proof yourself or if you don't care about having a visible console on show get the GW-1001 which is the GW-1000 and just the sensors to make a complete station.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PeterH on October 05, 2019, 07:08:26 AM
I contacted Ecowitt via e-mail. I asked if I could order some instruments.

But untill now I still haven't got a reply.
How does it normally take?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 05, 2019, 07:36:39 AM
They are quick at replying. Lucy is really helpful. Your not getting a reply as at the moment there on holidays. 1/10/19 - 7/10/19. There back next week.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PeterH on October 05, 2019, 12:50:45 PM
They are quick at replying. Lucy is really helpful. Your not getting a reply as at the moment there on holidays. 1/10/19 - 7/10/19. There back next week.

Thank you. I didn't know that  [tup]

I have the Ambient WS-2000 now. But it's verry difficult to get the add ons over here in Europe. Only via Amazon.

That's why I'm interested in Ecowitt.  :grin:
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on October 05, 2019, 01:18:17 PM
If you have the US spec ambient WS2000 station you might find that it wont see the Ecowitt sensors on the same frequency.
Galfert can advise more on the situation as I think they have a slightly customised firmware to key only ambient purchased sensors to the console.
To get around that you can always purchase more Ambient branded stuff via Amazon.com as they will ship to Europe.
Or....if you are not bothered about Ambient.net you could try flashing a standard ecowitt.net firmware to the console.
But I am not aware of anyone trying it so I cannot be sure it will work although you could ask Lucy at Ecowitt if its possible in order to be able to use their ecowitt sensors.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PeterH on October 05, 2019, 01:29:22 PM
Yes I have the US spec WS-2000. I was a little worried about the frequency it uses. But it's running for almost a year now without any troubles.

I thought about giving the WS-2000 to my father. He likes the station verry much.

So I could order a complete set at Ecowitt including the PM 2.5 monitor, a new 7 inch display, and a raingauge.

I saw their new anemometer. The ultrasonic one. Is it available also?  If not, I would purchase the WS-68.
And ofcorse the USB gateway.




Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: ukwoody on October 05, 2019, 01:44:04 PM
I'm open to correction but I'm fairly certain the ultrasonic sensor is still under beta testing at the moment.  I'm sure Galfert or Mauro will be able to provide more detail.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 05, 2019, 02:06:24 PM
Yes. Id rather stick with the old cups for now.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on October 05, 2019, 05:56:25 PM
Yes Ecowitt sensors will not work with the Ambient WS-2000.
But the other way around (Ecowitt console with Ambient sensors) does work.

I would recommend caution on the ultrasonic anny. Both Ecowitt and Ambient have it as a beta product and you can read about it from other users that are testing. For now I would choose to go with a WS68 instead (or all-in-one Osprey type).

I have not heard if it is possible to run Ecowitt firmware on the WS-2000. Remember there are two firmware that run on the WS-2000. There is the Revision Firmware (SD card slot upgrade process) and there is the WiFi Firmware which is only possible to go forward in versions and that is done by the awnet app for Ambient. The awnet app is like the WS View app but they are mutually exclusive for the brands they support. Therefore I suspect that it could be something that is not possible. But you never know. I'm not about to try and risk bricking my WS-2000.

Also don't call the GW1000 a USB gateway. The USB port has no data connectivity, it is solely for power. It isn't a USB device. Therefore a better description is WiFi gateway.

I have a WS-2000 display but I'm not that bothered that extra Ecowitt sensors don't show up on the display. Since I have a GW1000 then they show up on it and get uploaded to Ecowitt.net. They also show up on my Meteobridge and Weather Display via the GW1000. So I can have both Ecowitt.net and Ambientweather.net (without extras*). But with a Meteobridge plus Ambientweather.net license then extra Ecowitt sensors can make their way to Ambientweather.net instead of using the WS-2000 disolay. Sure it would be nice to see them on the WS-2000 but it isn't like I could have planned it better since I had WS-2000 before Ecowitt became available for sale. If I could do it over yes I'd go with everything Ecowitt then add Meteobridge with Ambientweather.net license and you get the latest and everything works. We'll all I need an HP2551 display and I'd be set.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on October 06, 2019, 12:32:39 PM
The WH-80/WS-80 Ultra-sonic array is still in beta testing and I don't have a date for its retail via Ecowitt, though given that Ambient are looking to sell it as a Beta I should imagine it wont be long before Ecowitt make it available to purchase.

I am still very much impressed with the sensor and have nothing bad to say about it.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on October 06, 2019, 03:44:39 PM
WS80 is on beta for now, a lot of improvements was made after his first prototype, and some are now in progress,  but I think Ecowitt will be ready for to publish on his site ASAP

about his performances ws80 is a very good project, the better for me at the moment, obviously in mid level, my comparision against a professional Barani Meteoshield standard solar radiation screen, have shown a tendency to overestimate the temperatures with high solar radiation and poor natural ventilation, what I would say obvious due the dimension of the solar radiation shield
Obviously the same problem, but in this case is an underestimation about night temperatures with clear sky
otherwise no problem  ;)

Mauro

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PeterH on October 07, 2019, 04:58:15 AM
Thanks for the information guys.
Clear explanation. I think I'll stick to the normal windcups untill the new ultrasonic comes for sale.

First I have to wait untill I get reaction from Ecowitt.  [tup]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mark014 on October 08, 2019, 06:17:15 AM

Found the review video very useful, thank you. Question...what brand/model radiation shield did you use?


I'm glad you liked the video. The radiation shield was made by TFA Dostmann. I bought it from a Polish distributor, but it's a German brand, here: https://sklep.emd.net.pl/oslona-czujnika-stacji-meteorologicznej-tfa-p-2501.html (https://sklep.emd.net.pl/oslona-czujnika-stacji-meteorologicznej-tfa-p-2501.html)
Model: 98.1114.02

I have Wireless Multi-channel Thermometer and Hygrometer Sensor, Model: WH31. It operates at 868 MHz and I tested how far I can mount it to still keep the communication with a console or GW1000. I walked away 200 meters with the sensor in the open field and still saw that the console was receiving the signal. I was impressed.

At the weekend, the WS-View software for the HP3501 console was automatically updated. A new element in the Customized section is the ability to enter the path for the data file sent to the server.
This means that I no longer need a GW-1000 gateway to publish data from additional sensors. Currently, in GW-1000 wifi gateway I upload a .json data file in Ecowitt format, and thanks to plugin and blocks by Raffaello di Martino for Meteotemplate I publish data from WH-31 (temperature and humidity at 5 cm), PM2.5 sensor as well as soil moisture sensor on my website: http://pogodaslesin.bo.pl/ (http://pogodaslesin.bo.pl/).

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on October 08, 2019, 09:12:57 AM
More evidence..

I decided to do a factory reset, so i'm stood about a foot away from it whilst pressing buttons. I stayed in the same place until I set it back up and took this picture:

https://postimg.cc/bZkQzTPx

I went and sat down around 7 feet away, and within a minute:

https://postimg.cc/4HY9jvwh

Honestly.. I have never encountered problems with weather stations like this before, and i've owned a lot!

The RF signal is appalling. 300' line of sight? I can barely pick up the soil moisture sensor at 20' line of sight.

It wouldn't surprise if the problem was the 433MHz RF. I'm not sure why I didn't ask for 868Mhz?!

I'm going to move away from this, now. It's too much hassle for me. As I mentioned elsewhere, I have been severely stung for customs charges on replacement items. I'm not going to pay excessive tax on replacements as it's costing me more than what the items are worth. All told, I have paid out nearly enough for a new Davis VP2.

Hi Mapantz,

We're really sorry for all the inconvenience cause.
We can understand that you must be very frustrated about the whole thing.
Please accept our sincere apology.
As we promised, we'll be responsible for your issues all the time.
Our engineer is working on your issue and trying to find out a solution to solve your issue now.

May I know have you updated the HP2551 console firmware by using the file we sent to you on September 11?
If not, you can try with this(if you're willing to):
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Please don't worry, if we could not solve your issue, we can refund your payment to show our apology.
As for the tax for the replacements you paid, we're really sorry about that. We should have added some notes on the parcel to avoid the tax.

In addition, is it possible for you to try some sensors with the 868MHz? We can check whether it's the RF frequency issue.
Please let us know your thought.

Best Regards,
Lucy


Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on October 08, 2019, 10:32:12 AM
I found your station by typing Dorset on the map.
My GW1000 also lost connection to the sensor today for four hours.
I don't know what could be the reason.
My sensor is 213 feet away.

Hi Krojan,

Sorry to see that. The RF signal might be interrupted by something.
Please keep observe the data. If it happens again, please let us know at supprt@ecowitt.com.

P.S. Please note that we're having our National Day holiday week from tomorrow till October 7th.
We'll reply your further messages after that.
Hope you can understand that.
Thank you.

Best Regards,
Lucy
In my case, the reason for the interruption in data reception was depleted batteries in WH24.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on October 08, 2019, 10:48:41 AM
I have Wireless Multi-channel Thermometer and Hygrometer Sensor, Model: WH31. It operates at 868 MHz and I tested how far I can mount it to still keep the communication with a console or GW1000. I walked away 200 meters with the sensor in the open field and still saw that the console was receiving the signal. I was impressed.
How long did you have the WH31 sensor at 200m (656ft) from the console. I noticed that GW1000 can show data up to 15 minutes after losing connection, and HP2551 up to 60 minutes.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mark014 on October 10, 2019, 03:52:03 AM
Not so long, maybe 5 minutes.

As the distance from the console increased, the temperature value on ecowitt.net slightly changed, so I recognized that the data was still being successfully transferred. However, it was an open field, not a tree-lined park or housing estate.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on October 11, 2019, 02:19:10 AM
Ecowitt on Twitter posted this message:



📢 Dear all,
You can now share your data on http://ecowitt.net  by sending your link!
Note:
1. To view your data, other users must log in their own ecowitt accounts first.
2. Your data must be set to be public.

😎 Have a try to visit this link: https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=131

And it finally works.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PaulMy on October 11, 2019, 07:29:40 AM
Yes it works and I've discovered my ID

Enjoy,
Paul
3403
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mark014 on October 13, 2019, 05:10:47 PM
Below I have posted a video featuring Wireless Multi-channel Thermometer and Hygrometer Sensor, Model: WH31

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on October 14, 2019, 06:27:32 PM
Yes! Steak is on the grill! Love it! Nice hickory smoke going on too.

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Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CW2274 on October 14, 2019, 06:39:21 PM
Yes! Steak is on the grill! Love it! Nice hickory smoke going on too.
I'm a big mesquite guy. ;)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 20, 2019, 05:41:55 PM
Installed my new HP2551 with new Energizer Lithium Ultra batteries (best before 2038) on Friday 18th, its now Sunday night 20th and no data from outdoor sensor except wind data. The 6 internal sensors are working fine. Powered off and on the console and everything is working again. Strange..
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on October 21, 2019, 04:07:34 AM
Do you have a neighbour with a Fine offset station?
The reason I ask is that the console display suggested that it was seeing a separate wind sensor rather than the all in one sensor array. In the first two shots there is a aerial icon suggesting an additional sensor.
I am just thinking your console was seeing someone else's sensor array and after the reboot you started seeing the all in one as you should see only one aerial and signal quality set of bars if you have a normal all in one setup.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 21, 2019, 04:34:38 AM
I never saw any other stations in the area. Nothing like this around. Unless maybe some one has a cheapy wireless indoor/outdoor station. The type with just the small outdoor temp/hum sensor. Lidl & Aldi sell them from time to time.If a neighbour had one of these; you wouldnt even notice it.Ive only ever seen this once, so hopefully it will be a rare occurrence. Ive got the all in one 2 arm outdoor array and 6 internal temp/hum units. Thats all.

Ive just checked back through all the console data and this is the only time it happened. So Im not overly concerned.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 26, 2019, 07:08:34 AM
Can I amend incorrect data?
Huge outdoor temp downward spike this morning. Can I correct it on the Ecowitt/Wunderground sites ? I dont want it to effect daily/weekly/monthly/yearly lowest temps.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 26, 2019, 07:11:38 AM
Looks like the ourdoor array lost connection with the console for an hour causing the temperature to be recorded at -36.8. I might relocate the console.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on October 26, 2019, 08:55:20 AM
Nope, you cannot edit online data with any service that I know of and I upload to about 12 of them. There was a time when Weather Underground allowed editing but they got rid of it. If you want perfect records that you can edit then you should store the data yourself with methods such as mySQL, Weather-Display, WeeWx.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 26, 2019, 09:07:26 AM
Thank you for clearing that up for me. Heres my plan ;
Im assuming that the problem is caused by interference. My console is located at the back of the house. I have a GW1000 that I havent got setup yet. Plan is to setup and locate the GW1000 in a central location in the house. Then If the GW1000 is uneffected by interference, then I will stop the console from uploading and use the GW1000 to upload. Just have to plan the location and wiring as the GW1000 needs a 5v supply
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on October 26, 2019, 09:19:28 AM
The GW1000 is much better at receiving data than any other Fine Offset console. The GW1000 can easily be even made better by opening it up and straightening out the red antenna wire and making a small hole for it to come out of the case. Ecowitt endorses this idea as they have suggested it to others.

Since you have a GW1000 you should consider a Meteobridge or Weather-Display or WeeWx to then use those to have local data.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Shvedi on October 26, 2019, 01:00:27 PM
Nope, you cannot edit online data with any service that I know of and I upload to about 12 of them. There was a time when Weather Underground allowed editing but they got rid of it. If you want perfect records that you can edit then you should store the data yourself with methods such as mySQL, Weather-Display, WeeWx.
Ambient Weather enables this feature in their service:
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37561.msg387214#msg387214 (https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37561.msg387214#msg387214)
Doesn't Ecowitt have something alike?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on October 26, 2019, 02:12:15 PM
Nope, you cannot edit online data with any service that I know of and I upload to about 12 of them. There was a time when Weather Underground allowed editing but they got rid of it. If you want perfect records that you can edit then you should store the data yourself with methods such as mySQL, Weather-Display, WeeWx.
Ambient Weather enables this feature in their service:
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37561.msg387214#msg387214 (https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37561.msg387214#msg387214)
Doesn't Ecowitt have something alike?

I'm not able to edit Ambientweather.net as suggested in that other link. I can however select a row of data and delete that entire record, meaning all of the data for that given time stamp. There is no way to edit and no way to select just one datum. That said at least with Ambientweather.net you can get rid of bad data by deleting the entire row. You shouldn't lose rainfall unless it was the last record for the day before daily reset.

This is the only thing that is possible as documented here:
https://ambientweather.net/help/how-do-i-edit-my-graphs-and-table-data-i-have-a-bad-data-point/

And no this is not possible on Ecowitt.net....yet. This has been requested and I think they are working on it.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 27, 2019, 06:02:31 AM
Another downward spike this morning on the HP2551. No such problem with the GW1000. Ive stopped the HP2551 from uploading to WU. Now I have the GW1000 uploading instead  [tup]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: theslydog on October 30, 2019, 03:41:23 AM
Yes! Steak is on the grill! Love it! Nice hickory smoke going on too.

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Would be good if pressure and AQI were on the bottom of the pop-up window when you mouse over stations on the map.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 30, 2019, 09:28:36 AM
Never in my life have I dealt with such a good company! Their support is amazing. I emailed Lucy about buying some more indoor sensors. In her reply to me she mentioned the problems I was having with my console and asked for some pictures of the data etc. I never brought up the subject in my emails to her so she must have read about my problem here on this forum. I got a reply today with new firmware to fix the problem! They reckon that the console is picking up a signal from a WH26 sensor which I dont own!. The new firmware has the option to "Disable" (ignore) certain sensors. Amazing support ; sent pictures yesterday and got new firmware today! A huge thank you to Lucy and the engineer involved. I really cannot believe this level of great support from a company.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PeterH on October 30, 2019, 09:51:19 AM
That is why I ordered the Wireless rain gauge, the WS-68 ,the PM2.5 particle sensor, the GW-1000 and the HP2551 display console.

I love it how responsive they are @ Ecowitt.
Now I going to get a station with sensors to be placed at the most ideal spots.



Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on October 31, 2019, 12:53:15 PM
Never in my life have I dealt with such a good company! Their support is amazing. I emailed Lucy about buying some more indoor sensors. In her reply to me she mentioned the problems I was having with my console and asked for some pictures of the data etc. I never brought up the subject in my emails to her so she must have read about my problem here on this forum. I got a reply today with new firmware to fix the problem! They reckon that the console is picking up a signal from a WH26 sensor which I dont own!. The new firmware has the option to "Disable" (ignore) certain sensors. Amazing support ; sent pictures yesterday and got new firmware today! A huge thank you to Lucy and the engineer involved. I really cannot believe this level of great support from a company.
What is the firmware version number?
1.5.3?
Could you post it as an attachment in this forum?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on October 31, 2019, 01:25:39 PM
It might be best to wait until Ecowitt release it on their website. It may not be tested enough yet.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: krojan on November 01, 2019, 02:41:39 AM
My HP2551-C console has:
Hardware revision number: V1.0

Is there a difference between: V2.0 and V1.0

Can I upgrade my console to a higher version?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on November 01, 2019, 06:10:09 AM
The hardware is the physical console (components, design, pcb layout). The only way to upgrade is to buy a new console which is pointless really as both versions will have the exact same functions. The difference maybe a redesign of the pcb with different component placement. Maybe a change to reduce production costs. I really wouldnt worry about it. This is normal practice in electronic equipment production. For all we know; v2.1 or v3 may already be in production :)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on November 02, 2019, 06:03:28 AM
Ultrasonic anemometers can suffer from extreme weather conditions, and in particular the formation of ice on the transducers, a situation in which the anemometer returns incorrect, partial values, or even ceases to function until the ice has disappeared.

In the professional ultrasonic anemometers there is the possibility to heat the sensor, some offer two variants, one normal and one heated for extreme climates, but here we are not dealing with a professional sensor

I can communicate that all the new ws80 will already be equipped with a heating system already installed, the ws80 will be complete with a cable that will be passed through the bracket tube (obviously it has been modified for the purpose), who needs to heat the anemometer can buy the extension cable (10 or 20mt) and network adapter from ecowitt, those who do not need this will protect the connector at the end of the cable with a silicon watertight cover (supplied with the ws80)

the new version will cost exactly as before, so $ 110 excluding shipment costs, e extensions complete with adapter will cost $ 20 for the 10m and $ 35 for the 20m.

I hope it is appreciated and I apologize for my English

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on November 02, 2019, 07:48:57 AM
I think Mauro has jumped the gun a little bit on this....

Hopefully Lucy wont mind me sharing this...
The intention is to provide a cabled option to connect the WS-80 ultra-sonic anemometer to a mains PSU to provide a power source for the heater element for those that live in a less temperate climate.
Alternative battery/solar type stand-a-lone style solutions are also being investigated as its recognised that not all will want to or can provide power to the anemometer even with a 20M (66feet) extension cable during the winter months!
The design parameters of the product suggest that below -3C and a combination of icing will render the product unable to function correctly without heating the transducers.
Please be aware though that this is still early days for this product.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on November 02, 2019, 08:02:39 AM
Jump the gun? Not a lot I think will be ready soon

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Mauro

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on November 03, 2019, 04:31:08 PM
Ecowitt.net has been playing up for over a week now.

It's become so slow. The graphs rarely load and I keep getting the network timeout message all of the time and it gets stuck at 'reported download.
Avatars are also broken.

I also keep getting repeated graphs - temp/humidity modules are being shown twice.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: waiukuweather on November 03, 2019, 07:12:30 PM
I just tested here
loads just fine (for the station that I have)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lighty269 on November 03, 2019, 08:07:45 PM
Ecowitt.net has been playing up for over a week now.

It's become so slow. The graphs rarely load and I keep getting the network timeout message all of the time and it gets stuck at 'reported download.
Avatars are also broken.

I also keep getting repeated graphs - temp/humidity modules are being shown twice.

I just checked my stations and loads and works fine!  Did your internet connection change?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: WelshDragon on November 04, 2019, 02:07:34 AM
I can confirm that my Ecowitt webpage graphs are absolutely fine too.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on November 04, 2019, 11:32:59 AM
Same occurrences using mobile data too.

Avatars are broken. I tried uploading a new one, nothing happens.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Shvedi on November 04, 2019, 12:21:51 PM
For me the graphs are fine, but the site is slower than usual and the avatar is broken.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on November 04, 2019, 09:53:00 PM
Same occurrences using mobile data too.

Avatars are broken. I tried uploading a new one, nothing happens.

Hi, please try to use CTRL + F5 to refresh your page.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on November 04, 2019, 09:53:26 PM
For me the graphs are fine, but the site is slower than usual and the avatar is broken.

Hi, please try to use CTRL + F5 to refresh your page.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Shvedi on November 05, 2019, 07:28:34 AM
For me the graphs are fine, but the site is slower than usual and the avatar is broken.

Hi, please try to use CTRL + F5 to refresh your page.
Yes, the avatar came back to life.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Jim Ace on November 06, 2019, 03:42:44 PM
Simple question, can I have two GW1000's on the same account?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on November 06, 2019, 04:13:21 PM
Simple question, can I have two GW1000's on the same account?

Yes, in Ecowitt.net go to Menu / Devices / Add Device. Each device gets added with its own name, location, time zone, and MAC address.

Now if you are going to have two GW1000 at the same location where they both can see the same sensors then that presents some challenges.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Jim Ace on November 06, 2019, 04:18:11 PM
Thanks, no two locations.  I'm very happy with Ecowitt  products, I also have Ambient and Acurite or wrong products..
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mark014 on November 06, 2019, 05:44:26 PM
Another presentation, this time of PM2.5 air quality sensor by Ecowitt:


Maybe this video will be useful to some of you :)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on November 06, 2019, 06:27:49 PM
Mark014,
Very nice thorough review.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on November 07, 2019, 03:50:13 AM
Simple question, can I have two GW1000's on the same account?

Yes, in Ecowitt.net go to Menu / Devices / Add Device. Each device gets added with its own name, location, time zone, and MAC address.

Now if you are going to have two GW1000 at the same location where they both can see the same sensors then that presents some challenges.

Why does it present a challenge?
You can have as many as you want on your Ecowitt.net account and you just select the one you want to see data from via the top selector.
The GW-1000 or HP2551 consoles (with the latest firmware) for that matter can be treated independently and each configured to look at which sensors you want and that can then be viewed in the ecowitt.net. website or on the ws-view app

I have precisely this setup as I help test various things for Ecowitt
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on November 07, 2019, 05:57:44 AM
Ecowitt.net has been playing up for over a week now.

It's become so slow. The graphs rarely load and I keep getting the network timeout message all of the time and it gets stuck at 'reported download.
Avatars are also broken.

I also keep getting repeated graphs - temp/humidity modules are being shown twice.

Hi Mapantz, our engineer just fixed your graph issue. Please check.:)
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on November 07, 2019, 07:19:46 AM
Simple question, can I have two GW1000's on the same account?

Yes, in Ecowitt.net go to Menu / Devices / Add Device. Each device gets added with its own name, location, time zone, and MAC address.

Now if you are going to have two GW1000 at the same location where they both can see the same sensors then that presents some challenges.

Why does it present a challenge?
You can have as many as you want on your Ecowitt.net account and you just select the one you want to see data from via the top selector.
The GW-1000 or HP2551 consoles (with the latest firmware) for that matter can be treated independently and each configured to look at which sensors you want and that can then be viewed in the ecowitt.net. website or on the ws-view app

I have precisely this setup as I help test various things for Ecowitt

It presents a challenge in the same location because sensor IDs can change without your knowledge. Like on low battery situation. Also although I've not fully tested this next bit, I've noticed that on power outage the consoles will poll for whatever sensors it finds. Making it so that any previously acquired sensor IDs are automatically relearned. Makes it challenging and cumbersome is all I'm saying, but not impossible. I do now see that you can specify a sensor ID in the GW1000 configuration. Does that stick through power outages? If yes then perhaps the situation is better than I thought. Must be new firmware feature.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on November 07, 2019, 08:38:24 AM
For the GW-1000 I can confirm that the sensor ID choice selection does stick.
This capability has just been added as a new settings screen in the HP2551 and presumably WS-2000 firmware so that you can choose which sensors you want to use if you have multiple options and this should be sticky as well.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on November 07, 2019, 09:07:03 AM
Good to know. Thank you. Perhaps I'll eventually get this new firmware on my WS-2000. I don't like to be the guinea pig, so I usually wait a bit before upgrading. But I definitely upgrade quick when the release notes address an issue that was affecting my use needs.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on November 10, 2019, 12:30:52 PM
I've now got some of my Ecowitt station's data showing on my main site, provided by Cumulus MX: https://warehamwx.co.uk/

It may take 30 seconds to load, as that's the time I have set within MX to upload new data. All of the other data is being inserted in to SQL databases which I will display with graphs, eventually.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: alanb on November 12, 2019, 06:39:24 PM
Do any of the Ecowitt stations have a fan aspirated outdoor temp sensor? If not, what methods are being used to mitigate the temp spikes? Do you use a passive aspirator or just try to find the shadiest spot on your site?

I have been following and occasionally participating in this forum for about 3 years, but I still don't own a PWS. I have been waiting for Acurite to release the Atlas Elite, but if they don't have any public announcement by next spring, I am going to give up on them and just go with an Ecowitt station. My problem is that I don't have a good location for the outdoor temp sensor that is shaded all day and within the wireless receiving range. I suppose I could go with something like the Acurite Atlas where all the sensors are integrated into one unit, but that also is not ideal for my siting. I think I would rather go with something like the Ecowitt GW1002, but am not sure what to do about the outdoor temp sensor. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CW2274 on November 12, 2019, 07:16:45 PM
I suppose I could go with something like the Acurite Atlas where all the sensors are integrated into one unit, but that also is not ideal for my siting.
:? If an all-in-one doesn't meet your sitting requirements, what will? It's as basic as one can get and still have a PWS.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: alanb on November 12, 2019, 08:24:32 PM
Ok, you make a point. I will need to think that thru some more. I didn't especially like the idea of having the anemometer in the same location as the rain bucket and temp sensor, but maybe I need to reconsider that. I know in a small half acre yard with lots of trees around the entire perimeter and full sun near the house in the wireless range nothing is perfect.

In any case, I would still like to hear about how people are handling the outdoor temp sensor aspiration or siting on the Ecowitt stations like the GW1002.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CW2274 on November 12, 2019, 09:05:14 PM
I know in a small half acre yard with lots of trees around the entire perimeter and full sun near the house in the wireless range nothing is perfect.
So...you want something you can put in the sun (where PWS's belong in the first place) and not be jacked up by a poor radiation shield and/or lack of fan, and you're also worried about receiving the wireless. Hmmm....lets see...how about a 24hr or DFARS VP2? It may not be what you want to spend, but it'll certainly do exactly what you want, reliably, and you can remote the anemometer should you choose. My advise, save up and do it right the first time.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: alanb on November 12, 2019, 10:28:51 PM
Yeah, I considered that. I want something that is WiFi and will publish to WU without being connected to a computer. I realize there are many solutions for that with the VP2. But from what I understand (which I admit is very little) it is more than I want to pay and it sounds like a kludge of components requiring a lot of set up tinkering. I don't mind spending $500 or $600, but I don't want to spend $1000 or more and I was hoping for something a little more plug and play than the VP2 sounds like it is.

Well, with the early winter weather this fall, it is too late now to install anything before spring, so I will try to keep learning by reading the posts from the experts here on the forum. Maybe I will learn enough to make a decision by spring.

Thanks again. I appreciate your advice.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on November 12, 2019, 10:53:54 PM
For the GW1002 all you need is to add the RS-00001 radiation shield or there may be other similar solutions. Yes it isn't aspirated but results are not bad. If I get a spike it is but maybe a degree or two ...nothing crazy. I guess every environment is different...there seems to always be some wind where I'm at. You could also construct your own Stevenson Screen, and even put a fan in it.

Also the Acurite Atlas has an extension for the anemometer....making it so that isn't as much an all-in-one but it does need to stay on the same pole. It's an option is all I'm saying.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: CW2274 on November 12, 2019, 10:56:25 PM
Thanks again. I appreciate your advice.
Sure. Further food for thought...I made a post several months back about how astonished I was about how many people on this board complain about lack of reception from their "array". If you want to avoid potentially dancing around your house looking for a place to put your console only to find it only works in the attic, your call. A PWS that you can't receive is nothing more than an outdoor paperweight.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: alanb on November 13, 2019, 10:42:54 AM
For the GW1002 all you need is to add the RS-00001 radiation shield or there may be other similar solutions. Yes it isn't aspirated but results are not bad. If I get a spike it is but maybe a degree or two ...nothing crazy. I guess every environment is different...there seems to always be some wind where I'm at. You could also construct your own Stevenson Screen, and even put a fan in it.
Thanks galfert, that is helpful information.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on November 24, 2019, 09:05:13 AM
Dodgy temp readings being supplied by my GW-1000 again..

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That low temp wasn't recorded by any of the consoles.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on November 24, 2019, 01:53:46 PM
Likely a corrupt data packet that's been badly interpreted.
I would suggest flagging it to Ecowitt so that they can look at your data on Ecowitt.net.
Hopefully they can tune the GW-1000 software to look for these 'unlikely' values that suddenly deviate and ignore them.
I recall it was always a problem on my old N96 Console that Cumulus took care of with rules.

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on November 25, 2019, 06:45:27 AM
Dodgy temp readings being supplied by my GW-1000 again..

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That low temp wasn't recorded by any of the consoles.

Hi,

May I know have you upgraded the GW1000 firmware to the latest version: V1.5.4?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on November 25, 2019, 06:53:36 AM

Hi,

May I know have you upgraded the GW1000 firmware to the latest version: V1.5.4?

I didn't know there was a new one?

I just checked, and there's no update available for me. Still on v1.5.3
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mapantz on November 25, 2019, 04:51:44 PM
Has anyone else gotten v1.5.4?
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on November 25, 2019, 05:19:08 PM
I only have 1.5.3. No offer of 1.5.4 upgrade by WS View.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: _John C on November 25, 2019, 05:54:03 PM
1.5.3 for GW1000. 1.5.4 for HP2550/1.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on November 26, 2019, 06:05:25 AM

Hi,

May I know have you upgraded the GW1000 firmware to the latest version: V1.5.4?

I didn't know there was a new one?

I just checked, and there's no update available for me. Still on v1.5.3

Sorry, my mistake. The V1.5.4 is a test version not released yet.
Our engineer is checking your issue now and we'll go back to you soon.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Lucy on November 29, 2019, 06:36:06 AM
Has anyone else gotten v1.5.4?

Hi Mapantz, the V1.5.4 has released to solve your issue(might be later for iOS system). Please have a try an let us know the result. Thank you. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PeterH on December 03, 2019, 05:24:24 PM
Have my HP2552 with PM 2.5 sensor running for 5 days now.

I really love it.
So much air pollution right now of all those wood burning stoves.
It's beginning to be a pain in the ass.  :?

I saw on the weather map that there are some stations in the Shenzen region that already have lightning detectors. Can't wait to get one of those.  :grin:

Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on December 04, 2019, 03:51:18 AM
Welcome to the forum.
Likewise here in the UK the air pollution is quite obvious as all the central heating and wood fire effects kick in each day first in the morning and then in the evenings!

The lightning detector is still in development so might be a little while before we see it available.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: PeterH on December 04, 2019, 02:20:37 PM
Welcome to the forum.
Likewise here in the UK the air pollution is quite obvious as all the central heating and wood fire effects kick in each day first in the morning and then in the evenings

The lightning detector is still in development so might be a little while before we see it available.

Thank you Mandrake.
I learned of Ecowitt via this forum. Just sold my WS-2000.
I especially like the way all the sensors can be purchased apart.

I contacted Lucy and she was verry helpfull. Received all the sensors and the display within 5 days from shipping date.

I have the GW1000, wireless raingauge, the anemometer, PM 2.5 sensor and indoor en outdoor temp and humidity sensors.

Lucy would notify me if the lightning detector goes for sale.
I really can learn a lot on this forum.  [tup]
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: waiukuweather on December 04, 2019, 02:36:42 PM
I recently had the rain gauge funnel blow off my station
contacted Lucy
she sent me a replacement pronto for free :)
great service
I now have it blu tacked in place
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on December 04, 2019, 02:59:30 PM
Great service deserves to be trumpeted and I can think of few companies that go to the lengths that Ecowitt do to make sure their customers are happy.
It helps of course that they care about their products and are keen to evolve them always which is a double win for us all!
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: mauro63 on December 04, 2019, 03:30:00 PM
I can confirm, I never found a company with same attention and care about his customers and also for not customers or future customers
always ready to solve every kind of problem, a big thanks to Lucy for his great every day support

Mauro
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: fkapp on December 04, 2019, 06:46:22 PM
Hmm. really interesting thread here. Wasnt aware of all the sensors Ecowitt has to offer above and beyond Davis.
PM 2.5 is really cool and if effect can do what the soils sensors davis offers for less.
More for less hmmmm.
What sensor SHT model does ecowitt use?

More convoluting options for what station i go with to replace my WMII that has seen its day.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: Mandrake on December 05, 2019, 03:57:28 AM
Hmm. really interesting thread here. Wasnt aware of all the sensors Ecowitt has to offer above and beyond Davis.
PM 2.5 is really cool and if effect can do what the soils sensors davis offers for less.
More for less hmmmm.
What sensor SHT model does ecowitt use?

More convoluting options for what station i go with to replace my WMII that has seen its day.

The current sensors on the Fine Offset (Ambient/Misol/Aercus/Ecowitt etc.) sensors and arrays are Sensiron SHT30
One of our members has upgraded one to a SHT35 without issue though this does require a degree of skill to undertake the SMT soldering required.
Title: Re: New Stuff - Ecowitt Has the Newest Fine Offset Hardware
Post by: galfert on December 09, 2019, 07:11:28 AM
This thread has reached its usefulness. At this point it seems the thread has just become the place for all things Ecowitt. Although that works well for people following the thread it makes it disorganized and difficult for new users to find useful information. It is best to start new threads for new topics.

Ecowitt has earned its rightful place to have its name as part of the sub-board title (notice new board name).

This thread is now closed. Please search before starting a new thread, and append to other existing threads to stay on topic, or start a new thread for new subject matter.