WeatherCat version 1.1.1 and later offers support for the Fine Offset WH1080/2080 range of stations. WeatherCat version 1.1.4 adds support for WH3080 stations (solar/U.V.). These are USB based stations and do not require a USB to serial converter or driver.
To use one of these stations with WeatherCat, please select either the WH1080 station driver (for 1080/2080's) or the WH3080 station driver in the communications setup window.
Notes: It is currently not possible for WeatherCat to distinguish between these stations (they all use the same U.S.B. I.D.'s) - if you select the wrong driver the data will not be extracted properly from the data logger. Secondly, if your station did not come with a ferrite clamp on the USB cable, do install one - this can help prevent the console locking up.
These stations are sold under various brand names and part numbers. Some examples include: Ambient Weather WS-1080, WS-1090, WS-2080, Maplin N96GY/FY, Clas Ohlson (36-3242), Watson W-8681, Watson W-8681-SOLAR, Velleman WS 1080.
From a software interface point of view, these stations are the same but the hardware may differ significantly between products.
The WH1080 is a touch screen station with radio controlled clock.
The WH1081 is the same as the WH1080 but lacks the radio controlled clock.
The WH1090 is the same as a 1080 but uses a radio frequency of 915MHz instead of 433MHz.
The WH2080 has buttons and a radio controlled clock
The WH2081 is the same as the WH2080 but lacks the radio controlled clock.
The WH3080 has solar and U.V. index readouts on the console.