Weather Caster 2.0, an Airmar WS update

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

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Russ says:

    Can you expand upon the “bandwidth used” field? What’s the denominator?

  2. Anonymous says:

    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?

  3. Paul says:

    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.

  4. Anonymous says:

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

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