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  1. questionWeather Station Maintenance
    One of the reasons that the WatchDog 2000-series weather stations are so widely used is that they are designed so that they do not require as much maintenance as other stations. All sensors are pre-calibrated at the time of manufacturing, and most do not require subsequent calibrations. The s ...

  2. questionHow to properly install a USB-to-Serial driver.
    Please be sure to install your driver properly by following the instructions in attached PDF file (at bottom of this article). We recommend the following USB to serial adaptor brands: Manhattan, Belkin and Dynex. **Windows 7 users please purchase either the Manhattan or Gigaware Model # 26-94 ...

  3. questionThe real-time weather monitor does not appear when I hit the quick button or the real-time weather monitor option in the Logger menu.
    There is a delay between when the real-time monitor is selected and when the current data conditions appear in the monitor screen. Likewise when a data refresh is requested. If the monitor screen is shut down before the data appears (or is refreshed), the monitor function will be hung up in the ...

  4. questionThe "Real-Time Weather Monitor" option in the Logger MENU is not active.
    Before this option is made available, SpecWare must launch or download a WatchDog full weather station (models 525, 550, 600, 700, 800, or 900ET). This option is not available with the WatchDog mini data loggers.

  5. questionMy computer can connect to the dial-up modem but I cannot contact the WatchDog weather station.
    When trying to connect to a weather station with a telephone connection, pay attention to the messages that appear in the lower left corner of the Specware screen. You should see messages such as "Connected at 1200 baud" and "Reading Current Weather Station Values". This indicates the compute ...

  6. questionThe solar battery on my wireless transceiver is dead.
    If power is drawn from the solar battery at a greater rate than the battery is being charged, the battery will eventually be depleted. The battery is able to maintain a charge overnight unless the station is contacted frequently. Station downloads and launches require more power than a query ...

  7. questionError Message: No Carrier Found
    The telephone modem at the weather station has answered but cannot establish a synchronous connection with the computer modem. One possible cause is that the baud rate (data transmission speed) of one or both modems is not at 1200 bps. If the computer is equipped with a Win Modem, this may be ...

  8. questionError Message: SpecWare trying to perform a Fast Launch
    When communicating with remotely located WatchDog weather stations via radio transceivers or a telephone connection, it is not possible to bring up the Launch Options screen to modify the station configuration. Connections via telephone or with multiple radio transceivers must be made with the ...

  9. questionShort Range Modem does not connect to a 2000 series station.
    Build 0116 of Spec8Pro is required for the 2000 Series Stations to communicate using the Short-Range Modem Pair.

  10. questionThe "Contact Remote Weather Stations" option in the Logger MENU is not active.
    Before this option is made available, SpecWare must launch or download a WatchDog full weather station (models 525, 550, 600, 700, 800, or 900ET). This option is not available with the WatchDog mini data loggers. Also, check that the wireless and modem dial-out ports are not both set to the "No ...

  11. questionI do not see the "Connect to Remote Station" quick button in my SpecWare toolbar.
    Before this option is made available, SpecWare must launch or download a WatchDog full weather station (models 525, 550, 600, 700, 800, or 900ET). This option is not available with the WatchDog mini data loggers. Check that the wireless and modem dial-out ports are not both set to the "None" op ...

  12. questionMy rain collector is not reading correctly (or at all)
    1. Launch the logger or weather station so you can see the rain measurements on the LCD (this step is not necessary if the rain collector is attached to a WatchDog 2000 Series Mini or Weather Station). 2. Check the inside of the rain bucket for debris such as leaves that may be blocking the ...

  13. questionError Message: No Dial Tone
    The phone line to the computer is not working or is not properly connected to the computer. Note: This message is generated by the modem. It gives no information about the WatchDog Weather Station. It may still be possible to connect to the station via direct connection.

  14. questionError Message: No Dial Tone
    The phone line to the computer is not working or is not properly connected to the computer. Note: This message is generated by the modem. It gives no information about the WatchDog Weather Station. It may still be possible to connect to the station via direct connection.

  15. questionError Message: No Data Answer
    The modem at the weather station is not answering. Possible causes for this are: The modem does not have power A problem in the phone line at the weather station A poor connection between the phone line and the weather station modem. Note: This message is generated by the modem. It gives no ...