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Weather Caster 2.0, an Airmar WS update

... written for Panbo by Ben Ellison and posted on Jun 29, 2006

Airmar WeatherCaster 2

This software (bigger screen here) is still in beta but it seems quite stable and adds a lot to the Airmar Weather Station, including a new name for itself, Weather Caster. Note the new pitch and roll  dial; heck, I didn’t even realize that there was also an inclinometer in that casing, along with wind, GPS, heading, temp, pressure, and humidity sensors. The other big update is in the “Advanced Setup”, where you can now flash the weather station firmware (worked fine), and also control the sensor to some degree. Below is the NMEA 0183 output screen, bigger here, which is impressive, giving an ‘advanced’ user or installer complete control over the limited bandwidth, even pop-up definitions of 0183 sentence types. It’s interesting that while this and the Maretron weather station are largely meant to sit in the background feeding data to your main displays, you need a PC connection to keep them up to date and either dedicated PC software like this or a dedicated display (Maretron) to see every bit of the information they generate. At least until the display guys catch up with the available data.

Airmar WS NMEA

Comments

Can you expand upon the "bandwidth used" field? What's the denominator?

Posted by: Russ at June 29, 2006 4:53 AM | Reply

I do have a Airmar Weather Station, but the software is ver. 1.0.1
I have checked Airmar's homepage for the latest software, but can not find it.
Where can I get the latest version?

Posted by: Anonymous at July 6, 2006 10:47 AM | Reply

If you contact Airmar they will send you a CD. They may not have the CD's in house yet but they will take your shipping address and get it out when they do come in.

Posted by: Paul at July 12, 2006 7:41 PM | Reply

I have contacted Airmar, and they will have the ver. 2 CD's in about a week, and will send me a copy.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 13, 2006 6:09 PM | Reply

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