Weather Word Connected to the Pacific Research Solutions
RI-300 Repeater controller
This Weather Word radio configuration gives a way to get concise, understandable audio weather reports onto your amateur radio repeater.  This version works with the RI-300 Repeater Controller from Pacific Research Solutions. The Weather Word comes set up for the sensors you select, and to be interfaced with the RI-300.  If you don't already own an RI-300 controller, Adaptive Engineering expects you to contact Pacific Research Solutions to obtain one.  Pacific Research Solutions can quickly translate your needs into the exact RI-300 version that will do the job.

The Weather Word connects directly to the RI-300 via the Program Link auxiliary bus interface.  The Program Link auxiliary bus interface is a small box available from Pacific Research or Adaptive Engineering.  The auxiliary bus ribbon cable from the RI-300 is connected at one end.  The Weather Word connection for audio and serial port control go into the Program Link as well.  Adaptive Engineering also expects you to contact Pacific Research Solutions to get one of these boxes.

A set of example macros are provided which guide you through the process of setting up the RI-300 to support DTMF commands such as "D1" to get all current weather measurements, or "B1" to just get the wind speed measurement.  The manual outlines putting these changes into the RI-300 memory using examples based on the RI-300 programmer software, or through the use of DTMF directly on the RI-300.

Weather Word uses the Davis Instruments wired weather sensors (to view them, follow the link, and look under the weather applications).  These sensors represent an excellent combination of high quality and reasonable cost.  The sensors are directly plugged into the back of the Weather Word.  All sensors have a 40 foot cable on them.  Cables can be extended beyond this length.  Replacement sensors are available from Adaptive Engineering, for pricing click here.

This version of Weather Word also supports the direct to sensors connection configuration.  If certain setup parameters are changed, Weather Word will switch back to direct to sensors mode, and answer the telephone like a W-608/0.  The sensors used for the Weather Word Direct to Sensors configuration can be directly plugged into this version of Weather Word.  Some setup changes are necessary.

Power for Weather Word is supplied by the AC adapter.  If you run the device on batteries it draws approximately 30 mA (the exact amount depends on the instruments you select) at any input voltage from 9 through 20 volts DC.

Weather Word is supplied with a manual, a 2.1 mm power plug with wires, RJ-11 telephone line, RJ-11/RI-300 audio patch cable and an AC adapter.   Shipping will be calculated when you order.
 

Model
Description
Price
W-608/PR3 Weather Word for RI-300
No sensors included
$280
W-608/PR3a Weather Word for RI-300
Davis Temperature probe (model 7817)
$298
W-608/PR3b Weather Word for RI-300
Davis Anemometer (model 7911)
$349
W-608/PR3c Weather Word for RI-300
Davis Anemometer (model 7911)
Davis Temperature probe (model 7817)
$359
W-608/PR3d Weather Word for RI-300
Davis Anemometer (model 7911)
Davis Temp/Humidity Sensor (model 7859)
$419
W-608/PR3e Weather Word for RI-300
Davis Anemometer (model 7911)
Davis Temp/Humidity Sensor (model 7859)
Davis Rain Collector II (model 7852)
$469

Adaptive Engineering
P.O. Box 2330
San Ramon, CA  94583
Ph. 415-518-7131
Fax 925-828-3140

Pricing, availability and specifications subject to change without notice.  Copyright © 2002-2010, Adaptive Engineering.
Weather Monitor II, Weather Link, Rain Collector II and Vantage Pro are trademarks of Davis Instruments Inc, Hayward CA.
RI-300 and Program Link are trademarks of Pacific Research Solutions, Diamond Springs CA.