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The inside of the ws-1081

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by BestGear » Sun 08 Feb 2009 9:14 pm

harrym1byt wrote: You might try replacing the red antenna wire in the pictures of the receiver/display unit with a single straight length of 166mm, that length being a half wave of 868Mhz. Simply soldering an extra piece onto the existing red wire to make the total length 166mm would be just as good. Allowance may need to be made for some of the wire length being on the PCB - deduct the track length from the 166mm.

Just remember that some of the Uk ones appear to be 433Mhz, not 868.

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by hans » Sun 08 Feb 2009 10:24 pm

about the lights to be on always:
been testing and also made the mod.
when you connect a switch to the yellow dots,you can turn them on.
at these points they burn not at full power,but enough for constant lightning,they give a nice gentle green glow.
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small edit.
i also marked the points if you want the leds go at full power(red dots,left red and left yellow are the same point)
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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by Alcedema » Sun 08 Feb 2009 10:53 pm

Thanks all, I'll give that a try in the morning.

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by bruce45 » Mon 09 Feb 2009 8:40 pm

hi just fitted a switch for the back light and it works great.

thanks for the tip

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by hans » Mon 09 Feb 2009 8:58 pm

just editted the picture for full power.
glad it works out for others too.

i also found the station with it's original standards lying to flat.
so i use one of these standards(used for plates),gives a much better view.
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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by Jonsey » Mon 09 Feb 2009 9:05 pm

I might try this at the weekend, just a shame I can not replace the led's with blue ones. Been looking for them just can not find them.

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by bruce45 » Mon 09 Feb 2009 10:41 pm

if in the uk try maplins or rs components for the leds http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=2083 there is more versions not looked as to what type but its a starter.

as for the back light if you use a miniture slide switch it fits very neat above the wall mounting screw recess and could be wired to full or half light. yes you need to cut a hole in the case but it is not in the road of anything else.

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by Jonsey » Mon 09 Feb 2009 11:46 pm

bruce45 wrote:if in the uk try maplins or rs components for the leds http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=2083 there is more versions not looked as to what type but its a starter.

as for the back light if you use a miniture slide switch it fits very neat above the wall mounting screw recess and could be wired to full or half light. yes you need to cut a hole in the case but it is not in the road of anything else.
I first looked at Maplins but they have only red/green ones

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by wheels » Tue 10 Feb 2009 7:21 am

Is it possible to have two LCD receivers for the one transmitter or is it a two way communication?
Thanks
Wayne

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by hans » Tue 10 Feb 2009 8:51 am

wheels wrote:Is it possible to have two LCD receivers for the one transmitter or is it a two way communication?
Thanks
Wayne
my first station is the Watson W-8682 (http://www.airbandonline.co.uk/watson_w8682.htm)
they are working next to each other.
this one is almost the same,without usb and wind direction.
it works here on 868mhz.
they don,t have interference with each other.
i guess that each station uses some sort of own channel.
so probably if you got another lcd (=station) you should change it's channel to your first transmitter on the receiver module
(the one with the red wire on it)
to see if that is possible the values of the parts should be compared with a few other stations,(resistor,condensator,cristal),if they are different

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by Alcedema » Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:24 pm

Then again, we could always use an LDR on the front/top of the logger by itself or in combo with a 3-way switch (on/off/ldr).

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by Alcedema » Wed 11 Feb 2009 11:44 am

Oh and those of you looking for blue LEDs, this guy seems to keep quite a range of electronic components;
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4-x-Blue-LED-5mm- ... 634.c0.m14

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by keithatrochdale » Wed 11 Feb 2009 12:58 pm

Might you have to alter the pull up resistor when changing the LEDs?
Nothing is foolproof, to a sufficiently talented fool . . .

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by harrym1byt » Wed 12 Aug 2009 7:00 pm

hans wrote:just editted the picture for full power.
glad it works out for others too.

i also found the station with it's original standards lying to flat.
so i use one of these standards(used for plates),gives a much better view.
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I have only just got around to buying one of these plate stands - well actually four sizes for a pound made from plastic. The larger size gave a much better viewing angle, but due to the two halves of the stand being hinged together it was all a bit unstable. So I detached the two at the hinge, cut a short length of 15mm copper tube and bolted the two back together with some threaded rod, using the tube as a distance spacer. It is now very stable.

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Re: The inside of the ws-1081

Post by Mike60 » Thu 10 Sep 2009 8:29 am

Hello all

Sorry for my English Language.

My first post with my WS. This is not WS1080 but maybe you can change LED in yours.

I have couple of WS. Last modified are WS2357. See attach. Before are green, after White. You see diferences ? ;)

I change led from green to white and inserted two diode. One for iluminating all the time and second for iluminating from bateries. You need one power supply ( if you don`t have ) ~ 5V -.

I have another three little WS where I change LED.

Mike
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