Ambient WS-2000 Clarification

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Alex Regan

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Sep 5, 2021, 11:35:56 AMSep 5
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Hi,
I have an Ambient Weather WS-2000 and understand it's not
well-supported, if at all. Are there simple docs available that explain
the setup process?

I've seen references in the archive to a "GW1000" and the "Fine Offset"
sensors, but don't fully understand what that all means.

Is it necessary to purchase additional equipment to make the WS-2000
work properly? Is there a firmware update involved?

Thanks,
Alex



vince

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Sep 5, 2021, 1:37:04 PMSep 5
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A quick google search pointed me to (this) link on wxforum.net saying the weewx-sdr driver (link) will work, but you'll need the antenna and receiver dongle for that.

My setup (link) from this time last year is no longer available it seems, but it cost about $35 when I bought mine a while back and worked great with weewx in quick testing.   There are lots of similar ones in the $ 40-45 range with one example (here) but I don't know if there are particular models that are good or bad these days.

Bill Arthur

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Sep 5, 2021, 1:48:53 PMSep 5
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The Ambient Weather WS-2000 is manufactured by Fine Offset, as is the GW1100 (available on Amazon)
There may be ways to use the WS-2000 without a GW-1100, but I doubt it would be worth the effort.
The GW1000/GW1100 driver for WeeWx is so utterly reliable it makes the $35 investment the best money spent.

Rainer Lang

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Sep 5, 2021, 6:00:51 PMSep 5
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The WS-2000 with its outdoor array only is supported by the weewx Interceptor driver (and the console custom server feature for WU protocol).
However, when it comes to more and extra sensors like WH31-type, lightning, PM2.5, Soil Moisture etc.,
the interceptor driver will not process this info neither will the console send it.
Then the simplest, cheapest and most reliable way is to get yourself an Ecowitt GW1000/GW1100 (915 MHz) and have weewx read the data from there via the GW1000 API driver.
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Alex

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Sep 8, 2021, 9:15:18 AMSep 8
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Hi, no one has any input on guiding an Ambient WS-2000 owner to
properly set up and configure it with weewx?

Alex

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Sep 8, 2021, 9:17:44 AMSep 8
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Guys, just now seeing this message after I recently replied - Gmail
marked the whole thread as spam.

I'll try and process this info and follow-up, but given I've had this
device for close to eight(?) years, maybe I'll invest in a new,
supported weather station instead soon.
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