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Offline kd9jsa

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VWS Help
« on: June 25, 2019, 09:21:33 AM »
A few weeks ago I purchased the Ambient 2902.   It works great, however, I am trying to set it up for APRS so that my weather station can be seen on APRS.fi.   I obtained a cwop number and tried yesterday to set up the VWS software.  I really need some help.

In the software setup there is no cvs dbase file so the button is red, that is my first issue.  Second how do I get my weather information from my 2902 to VWS?   I had the software running for at least an hour and nothing shows up on APRS.

Is there anyone out there who can help me set this up?   I also tried using Weather Display software but totally confused about that.   I got that to show up on APRS, however again, how does my information get from my station to the software.

Thanks

Tom
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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 09:30:46 AM »
Since you didn't mention it, I was wondering if you were also running the "add-on" product VWS APRS? https://www.ambientweather.com/vwsaprs.html

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 09:32:19 AM »
Yes that is what I downloaded, is this not the right software?

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 10:46:41 AM »
Tom,

Just so I understand, you are running BOTH VWS and VWS-APRS. Is that correct? If so, in VWS-APRS you'll point to the dbase.csv file that VWS continuously updates. That file is typically located in X:\vws\data\dbase.csv where 'X' is the drive VWS is installed in. If you're not seeing a dbase.csv file, then your VWS isn't working correctly.

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 10:47:56 AM »
I'm not sure Ambient 2902 is on compatible with VWS.
https://www.ambientweather.com/cowest.html
WU - KNYEASTR4
PWS - KNYEASTR4
CWOP - F3861
AWEKAS - 14894

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 10:52:52 AM »
Hi

I just downloaded and install the VWS software and now have both, I do not see the file dbase in that location, x=c for my drive and do not see it.

I also do not understand the VWS software at all and you are correct and do not have the software configured correctly.

I am so frustrated...lol...

But let me say this, with these two pieces of software installed, will I have the capability to see my station under the APRS.fi.

I do need help in setting up VWS

Tom

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 10:54:58 AM »
In the software setup there is no cvs dbase file so the button is red, that is my first issue.  Second how do I get my weather information from my 2902 to VWS? 
Thanks

VWS is not compatible with 2902.

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 11:09:57 AM »
Ok thanks, does anyone know how I can get my weather station to report to APRS?   I also have my weather reported to Weather Underground.

Any help would be appreciated at this time.

Tom

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 03:58:07 PM »
yes, that can be done with other software :)

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 06:30:14 PM »
Which software...

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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 06:36:44 PM »
Research the 2902  options for uploading, there are many way to upload your data.
WU - KNYEASTR4
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CWOP - F3861
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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2019, 08:22:57 AM »
WS-2000 & WS-2902A | Ecowitt GW1000 | WeatherBridge (Meteobridge)
WU: KFLWINTE111  |  PWSweather: KFLWINTE111
CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
Windy: pws-f075acbe
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Re: VWS Help
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2019, 09:00:40 AM »
Thanks for all your help. I have it up and running, actually using a script to report to CWOP and now I'm showing up on APRS.

Tom