There are two ways to configure the Vaisala WXT510/520 Weather Transmitter:
Use the Vaisala configuration software and service cable; load the UNAVCO configuration file located at:
Use hyper terminal (or any other terminal emulation program) to configure the Vaisala WXT510/520 manually.
Connect to the Vaisala using the following settings:
Flow Control: None
Edit the hyper terminal ASCII settings:
check box for "send line ends for line feed"
check box for "Echo typed characters locally"
check box for "Append line feed to incoming line ends"
With the terminal connection established, power up the Vaisala. You should get a "0X0, start" message.
Use the following commands to configure the WXT510/520:
0XU,M=Q,C=2 (This should set the WXT510 to NMEA polled, RS232 communication)
0TU,R=&11010000,I=180,P=B,T=C (This should set the pressure units to bar and temperature to Celsius)
0RU,R=&10000000U=M,Z=A (This sets the precipitation units to mm/hr and counter reset)
0WU,R=&01001000 (These next two commands sets wind averaging, units, and output values)
0SU,R=&00000000 (This removes the system status elements from the output values)
Verify the Vaisala is enabled:
Issue a "0R0" command.
The met pack is set to output the following string:
0R0 - the command that is sent
Dm - wind direction, degrees
Sm - wind speed, m/s
Ta - temperature, degree C
Ua - humidity, percent
Pa - barometric pressure, Bar
Rc - rainfall, mm/sampling period (reset at each measurement)
Hc - hail, hits/sampling period (reset at each measurement)
Connect to the receiver (default command port: 28784)
telnet ip_address port_number
Login to the receiver
login, username, password
Setup the serial port (in this example the met device is connected to COM2)
scs, COM2, baud19200, bits8, No, bit1, none
Enable a periodic ASCII command to be sent to the met device (%%CR and %%LF correctly terminate the ’0R0’ command sent the the device)
spe, COM2, A:0R0%%CR%%LF, min5
Enable the receiver to accept the met device’s ASCII input
sdio, COM2, ASCIIIn
Add the ASCIIIn to the desired SBF logging stream
sso, Stream#, LOG#, +ASCIIIn,
Save the new configuration settings to Boot
eccf, Current, Boot
Use the following command to create a met file:
teqc +met <filename>.met -M.obs pr+td+hr+ws+wd+ri+hi <filename>.sbf > <filename>.obs
where <filename>.sbf is the binary file that you pulled from the receiver,
<filename>.met is the ASCII file that contains the extracted met data,
<filename>.obs is the RINEX observation file extracted from the SBF file.
Article ID: 840
Created: January 8, 2016
Last Updated: April 13, 2016
Author: Henry Berglund
Online URL: https://kb.unavco.org/article/how-to-integrate-the-vaisala-wxt510-520-and-the-septentrio-polarx5-command-line-840.html