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-====== Common questions ​on the WeatherDuino system ======+====== Common questions ​about the WeatherDuino system ======
  
-====== What hardware I need to build an WeatherDuino Weather Station? ======+====== What hardware ​do I need to build WeatherDuino Weather Station? ======
  
-The minimal hardware to build an WeatherDuino weather stationis one Transmitter Unit and one Receiver Unit, and obviously a set of weather instruments (anemometer,​ rain gauge, temperature / humidity sensor, etc).\\ +The minimal hardware ​needed ​to build WeatherDuino weather station is one Transmitter Unit and one Receiver Unit, and obviously a set of weather instruments (anemometer,​ rain gauge, temperature / humidity sensor, etc).\\ 
-Besides transmission of the RF signal, the Transmitter Units act as an interface where all outdoor weather instruments are connected.\\ +Besides transmission of the RF signal, the transmitter units act as an interface where all outdoor weather instruments are connected.\\ 
-One Transmitter Unit is enough to connect all the most common weather instruments,​ however for reasons of better placement of some weather instruments,​ up to four Transmitter Units can be used per each Receiver Unit.+One transmitter unit is enough to connect all the most common weather instruments,​ however for reasons of better placement of some weather instruments,​ up to four transmitter units can be used with each receiver unit.
  
-====== Where can get the circuit boards to build an WeatherDuino weather station? ======+====== Where can get the circuit boards to build WeatherDuino weather station? ======
  
-All info about circuit ​boards ​prices, availability and how to order can be found here: [[http://​www.meteocercal.info/​forum/​Forum-Circuit-Boards-PCB-Parts-lists|Circuit Boards for WeatherDuino systems]].+All information ​about circuit ​board prices, availability and how to order can be found here: [[http://​www.meteocercal.info/​forum/​Forum-Circuit-Boards-PCB-Parts-lists|Circuit Boards for WeatherDuino systems]].
  
-====== How data is transmitted?​ ======+====== How is data transmitted?​ ======
  
-As almost every weather ​station, WeatherDuino works by using Radio Frequency signals for communication between the Transmitters and the Receiver Unit.\\ +In common with most weather ​stations, WeatherDuino works by using Radio Frequency ​(RF) signals for communication between the Transmitters and the Receiver Unit.\\ 
-Currently WeatherDuino uses OOK/ASK radio modules, available in 433Mhz and 315Mhz versions. ​Mainly ​433MHz ​is used, however, depending on national regulations users may also use 315MHz versions.\\ +Currently WeatherDuino uses OOK/ASK radio modules, available in 433Mhz and 315Mhz versions. ​Most systems use 433MHz, however, depending on national regulations users may prefer to use 315MHz versions.\\ 
-Up to four Transmitter Units can be used per each Receiver.+Up to four Transmitter Units can send data to each Receiver ​Unit.
  
 {{:​wiki:​howitworks.jpg?​nolink&​670x338 ​ |WeatherDuino - How it works}} {{:​wiki:​howitworks.jpg?​nolink&​670x338 ​ |WeatherDuino - How it works}}
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 ====== What's the maximum RF range? ====== ====== What's the maximum RF range? ======
  
-The maximum distance which can be achieved between Transmitters and Receivers, as happen with any RF signal, ​depends ​of several factors.\\ +As with any RF signal, the maximum distance which can be achieved between Transmitters and Receivers depends ​on several factors.\\ 
-In favourable conditions the range can go up to more than 100 meters. WeatherDuino users haven'​t reported any major problem ​for ranges between 10 to 50 meters.+In favourable conditions the range can extend ​to more than 100 meters. WeatherDuino users haven'​t reported any major problems ​for ranges between 10 to 50 meters.
  
-====== ​Does WeatherDuino receivers have a data logger? ======+====== ​Do WeatherDuino receivers have a data logger? ======
  
-The WeatherDuino Pro2 and Pro2 PLUS systems have data logger ​capabilities. Both systems emulate a Davis data logger, so it works exactly the same way and have the same capabilities of the Davis data loggers.\\+Yes, both the WeatherDuino Pro2 and Pro2 PLUS systems have data logging ​capabilities. Both systems emulate a Davis data logger, so they work in exactly the same way and have the same capabilities of the Davis data loggers.\\
 For a quick comparison between WeatherDuino receivers, please refer to [[:​weatherduino_receivers#​weatherduino_receivers_-_comparison_chart|WeatherDuino Receivers - Comparison Chart]] For a quick comparison between WeatherDuino receivers, please refer to [[:​weatherduino_receivers#​weatherduino_receivers_-_comparison_chart|WeatherDuino Receivers - Comparison Chart]]
  
-The number of data records which can be stored depends ​of the Sample Interval, which can be defined by the user in the WeatherDuino software. ​Bellow ​is a table illustrating the data logger capacity in function of the Sample Interval.+The number of data records which can be stored depends ​on the Sample Interval, which can be defined by the user in the WeatherDuino software. ​Below is a table illustrating the data logger capacity in relation to the Sample Interval.
  
 ^Sample Interval^Capacity of logger in time| ^Sample Interval^Capacity of logger in time|
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 ====== Which weather instruments are supported? ====== ====== Which weather instruments are supported? ======
  
-One of the strengths of the WeatherDuino weather ​stations ​is the wide range of types and brands of weather instruments that can be used. Despite the already big diversity of supported weather instrumentswe are continuously working to extend it.\\+One of the strengths of the WeatherDuino weather ​station ​is the wide range of types and brands of weather instruments that can be used, and more are being added all the time.\\
 Click on the link to consult a [[:​supported_weather_instruments|listing of currently supported weather instruments]]. Click on the link to consult a [[:​supported_weather_instruments|listing of currently supported weather instruments]].
  
-====== I have an weather instrument which isn'​t ​in the list of supported instruments. Can I use it? ======+====== I have weather instrument which isn'​t ​on the list of supported instruments. Can I use it? ======
  
-Maybe yes, maybe not. Please visit the [[http://​www.meteocercal.info/​forum|WeatherDuino Support Forum]] and post as many info was possible about the weather instrument which you intend to use. The Forum is the best place to get answers for questions like this.+Maybe yes, maybe no. Please visit the [[http://​www.meteocercal.info/​forum|WeatherDuino Support Forum]] and post as much information as possible about the weather instrument which you intend to use. The Forum is the best place to get answers for questions like this.
  
 ====== Does WeatherDuino support Solar Radiation / UV sensors? ====== ====== Does WeatherDuino support Solar Radiation / UV sensors? ======
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   * Spanish - Translation by Ardummy   * Spanish - Translation by Ardummy
  
-<WRAP round help 75%> ​Isn'​t ​your language on the list? \\ So maybe you could contribute to the project with a translation. It will not took more than an hour of your time, and a whole country will thank you. \\ </​WRAP>​+<WRAP round help 75%> ​Is your language ​not on the list? \\ Maybe you could contribute to the project with a translation. It will not take more than an hour of your time, and a whole country will thank you. \\ </​WRAP>​
  
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