1 - FCC Notice to Users
2 - Introduction
    Operation
    SysOp (System Operator) CODE
    Front Panel Features
    Bottom Panel Features
3 - Assembly & Installation
    Mounting the Wind Speed Cups
    Mounting the Wind Sensor
    Head Cable Length Extension
    Location of your Windtalker IV
    Lightning Protection
    Line Power
    DC Operation
    Installation Tips & Warnings
    Alignment
    Interfacing to a Radio
4 - Local Operation
    Local Recording & Playback
    Using Prerecorded Announcements
    Testing the Entire Report (local)
5 - Remote Message Recording
    Accessing the Windtalker
    Entering your SysOp Code
    Remote Recording & Playback
    How to turn off message recording
6 - Remote Controls
    Accessing the Windtalker
    Entering your SysOp Code
    Wind-Alerttm Autodialer can call you
        [1] Set Phone Number
        [2] Set Miles-per-hour Threshold
        [3] Change the SysOp Code
    Controlled Access (generating income)
        [4] Set Caller Access Codes
        [5] Playback Call Counts
    Set System Clock
        [6] Set the Time
        [7] Set the Date
    Miscellaneous Menu Functions
        [8] Set SignOn Hour
        [9] Set SignOff Hour
    The Sub Menu
        [3] Set Command Wait Seconds
        [5] Set Speed % adjustment by direction (down)
        [6] Set Speed % adjustment by direction (up)
        [8] Set Number of Seconds before Answer
        [00] System Reset
7 - The Printer Port
8 - Understanding the Wind Report
    Taking the Readings
    Processing the Data
9 - Maintenance and Repair
10 - Windtalker MENU commands

USER manual





windtalkerIV

LITEK
392 Pine Grove Rd, OR 97537
541-582-1581
fax 541-582-9167
http://www.litek.com


1 - FCC Notice to Users

UPON REQUEST ONLY, you must provide the following data to your telephone utility company (telco):
Notice of Intention to install or permanently remove an FCC Part 68 registered device or system, and the *FCC Registration Number.
The *Ringer Equivalence (R.E.N.) Number (see device label). Note that if several devices are connected to the same line, the R.E.N.'s must not add up to more than 5.0 {A or B}. This R.E.N. figure is important to your telco.
The *(USOC) jack type to be provided by the telco. Typically, these may be RJ11C/W for single lines.

The flagged (*) items above are noted on the equipment's FCC compliance label.

This device may not be used on telco-operated coin phone lines. Party lines & privately owned coin-phones are subject to local State regulatory policies, and possible additional State special requirements.

The telco has the right to make changes to their network which may affect the operation of your equipment, provided you are given adequate advance written notice to permit correct operation.

In case of operational problems, disconnect your unit by removing the modular plug from the telco's jack. If your regular phone (or other device or system) still works properly, your Windtalker IV (WT4) has a problem and must remain disconnected and (officially) serviced or returned for repairs. If upon the above disconnection, your regular service still has problems, notify your telco that they may have a problem. Request prompt service at no cost to you, the user. If a problem is found in premises wiring not telco-installed, you are subject to a service charge. If a fault is in telco-installed wiring, you may be subject to a service call charge.

Unless otherwise noted in the user's manual {e.g.: fuses, etc.}, user may not under any circumstances (in or out of warranty) attempt any service, adjustments or repairs on this unit. It must be returned to the factory or authorized U.S. service agency for all such work. Locations (or phone numbers) of factory or authorized U.S. service points are listed in this user's manual.

Special FCC rules apply to equipment connected behind a PBX or KTS.


2 - Introduction

Thank you for choosing a Windtalker IV to measure and report wind conditions. The original Windtalker 1 was built in 1984. With customer feedback, and experience of prolonged use in the field, we have refined the design, improved the reliability, and added many new features. The Windtalker IV has evolved into a very sophisticated weather reporting instrument using 2 microprocessors, and analog on-chip voice recording technologies used to present both the weather report and a user recorded advertisement. The pulse coded digital anemometer comes pre-calibrated, will read wind speed as low as 2 mph, andthe calibration will not change with time.
The Windtalker IV can be operated on Touch Tone or Pulse dial lines, but the call out function (Wind-Alert) requires Touch Tone dialing.
The Windtalker IV weather instrument performs the following when called:
Report the current temperature (if the temperature probe is installed).

Report the Time (if turned on by sysop command, explained later).

Report the minimum, maximum and average wind speed & direction during the last 20 minutes (updated every 2 seconds).

Report average wind speed & direction 20, 40, and 60 minutes ago.

Report maximum averages reported today,1,2 or 3 days ago, by entering '0','1','2' or '3' after "good-bye".

Report rainfall by entering '8' after 'good-bye'. The number reported is the number of times the teetering bucket in the optional rain gauge dumped. Any rain gauge of this type may be used.

Call out to any user programmed phone number when the wind reaches the velocity of your choice. This is set to work only during daylight hours.

Display either Current or Averaged conditions on the front panel.

Optionally require all callers to enter any of up to 250 user programmed caller Access Codes (6 digits), before being given the wind report. Each access code can be remotely loaded with 1-255 calls (as in a subscription service), and individual counters automatically decrement as calls are received.

Allow you to record an outgoing message of up to 60 seconds, which will precede the weather report. This can be used to report site conditions, other measured readings, advertisements, or to explain the access code system.

Report the total number of incoming calls received by the unit, by entering '9' after "good-bye", or separately by caller-access-codes from the main menu. Note: The call counters will be reset to zero if the power fails or is disconnected. They will not reset if operated from a trickle-charged battery.

Can allow sharing the line with a phone, by waiting a user programmed number of seconds before answering the ringing line.

Record your outgoing message either on-site using a built-in microphone, or from a remote location via the telephone.

Permits you to change the Windtalker IV's preassigned SysOp code.

Print to a parallel printer port the hourly conditions, one page per day.

Operation

Upon receiving an incoming call, the Windtalker IV will:

Answer the ringing line (go off-hook) after the user programmed number of seconds (default = 1sec).

Play back your prerecorded outgoing message of up to 60 seconds in length. This message can be recorded using the built-in microphone, or by calling the Windtalker IV from a touch tone phone and entering the SysOp code. You can specify at time of order, or at time of repair, whether to let the caller jump past this message by entering any touch tone.

The Windtalker IV's female voice (her real name is Debbie) will optionally prompt the caller by saying "enter code". The caller then will enter 6 touch-tone digits. Debbie will hang up if the caller fails to enter a code stored in memory. Otherwise, she will say:

"Hello, the time is <time>, the temperature is<NN>degrees. Over the past twenty minutes, the wind was from<NN>to<NN>miles per hour, and the average wind condition is<DIRECTION>at<NN>miles per hour. Twenty minutes ago, the average wind condition was<DIRECTION>at <NN>miles per hour.Forty minutes ago the average wind condition was<DIRECTION>at<NN>miles per hour, and sixty minutes ago the average wind condition was<DIRECTION>at<NN>miles per hour. Thanks for calling... Good-bye." (pauses for 6 seconds, listening for a SysOp request). This message can be interrupted at any time, by entering a touch tone, in case you just want to go to the SysOp voice menu. The Time report is normally OFF by default, and can be turned on by entering "*" at menu option 6.

NOTE - If you ordered the Windtalker to measure wind speed in Knots or Kilometers per Hour, the word "Knots", for example, will not speak, because it is not included in the chip's vocabulary. The actual speed, however, will be in Knots.

If the caller enters:

'0','1','2','3','4' or '5' on the touch tone keypad, Debbie reports the maximum average reading for today, or 1 to 5 days ago.

'7', Debbie reports rain fall in number of tenths or hundredths of an inch, depending upon which rain gauge you are using.

'8', The report is given as a series of touch tones for electronic reading devices (not supported by us).

'9' , Debbie reports the number of calls received since it was powered up.

SysOp (System Operator) CODE

Each Windtalker IV is given a preassigned three digit SysOp code which is used to set various features, or remotely record the outgoing message. This code cannot be erased or permanently changed by the operator.You may, however, temporarily change the code.Temporarily means, the new code must be used until you change the code again, the power fails, or the Windtalker IV is removed from line power. If the power fails, or if the Windtalker IV is otherwise removed from line power, the Windtalker IV will revert back to your permanent SysOp code. Your SysOp code is the last three digits of your unit's serial number. Your serial number is printed on the back panel of the Windtalker IV. For example, if your serial number is 2123, your permanent SysOp code is 123. This permanent code number should only be given out to those that absolutely need to know. This ability to change the code provides you with the option of giving a paying sponsor his own SysOp code. Having his own code, your sponsor will be able to record and change his advertisement when he wants to. You can then cancel his code when necessary (i.e. if you change sponsors).

Front Panel Features

The Speed window contains two digits that give speed 0..99mph. However, the voice report can give 0..125mph. This window will also show temperature whenever the unit is Online and the Curr/Ave switch is set to Current. This window is updated every 2 seconds.

The Direction circle is also updated every 2 seconds.

The Online light is on whenever the unit is "off hook" (busy answering a call).

The Access light indicates whenever a touch tone is being received from the calling party.

Display switch-Current. The speed and direction is simply updated every 2 seconds.

Display switch-Average. The speed is the result of a calculation of the average of the readings taken 2 seconds apart for the last 20 minutes. During each 2 second period, one reading is added and one reading is dropped off the end of the table of readings. The display is updated every two seconds after a fresh calculation. The Direction LED's will display the statistical mode, that is, the position reported the most times in the last 20 minutes.

Display - On/Off.You may wish to turn the display off to save power when battery operated. Current draw is only 0.08amp when off, and 0.18amp when on.

OnLine button.Pressing this button tells the unit that the line should be answered and the complete reporting cycle is started. Note: Pressing this button while report is already in progress, will result in the report repeating again after it finishes.

Monitor control.Thisis adjusted to hear the weather report or the custom message from the built in speaker. It does not effect the Windtalker voice over the phone.

Start button.This button is pressed to reset the message recorder to beginning of message.

Recordbutton.This button is held down while pressing and releasing the Playback button. The Speed window will then start counting up seconds while you are able to record your message into the built in Microphone (about 1-2 feet away). When you are through with the recording, press Start to stop the recording. Pressing Playback will Stop recording also, but will not reset to beginning of message for next playback. Recording again will add to the tailend of previous recording.

Playback button.pressing and releasing will the recorded message through the built in speaker.

Bottom Panel Features

Power jack.Accepts 2.5mm pin power plug (supplied). Voltage is 9-12 volts AC or DC (center pin is + for DC). Current is 0.08amp with display off, and 0.18amp with display on. Power can be supplied using a 9-12v wall transformer (from Radio Shack).

Rain Gauge Sensor jack (opt).A rain gauge plugs in here. They are available from a number of sources. Any size unit will do, since the report consists only of the number of bucket tips in a 24 hour period.

Wind Sensor jack.The supplied wind sensor goes here.

Temp Gauge jack.The supplied Litek temperature sensor goes here.

Audio in jack (opt).Takes standard 1/8 phone plug carrying audio for your custom message. You could pre-record your messages professionally on tape and keep them on hand to use.

Online in jack (opt).Some installations that do not involve a ringing telephone line to signal start of report can use this input. A signal from a radio receiver can be applied here. The input signal needs to consist of a relay closure, or 5volt logic going low (ground) to start report sequence. If this signal is received while report is in progress, then the report will start again after finishing. This is to allow call 'roll over' to another listener on a party line.

Telephone line jack.This RJ11 jack fits telephone cables available from Radio Shack and others.

Online out jack (opt).This output 5volt logic to ground signals your equipment the unit is 'on-line'. It can be used to control radio transmission if you wish to have it talk over the air.

Audio out jack (opt).This output can be used to feed a radio transmitter or amplifier and remote speaker. The line level will need to be adjusted for your application.

Printer port (opt).This output port that takes the same kind of cable as an IBM PC uses to connect an 80 column parallel printer for data logging. One line is printed per hour, and one page per day is ejected. No special command is needed to perform this, since the unit will sense the presence of the printer automatically.


3 - Assembly & Installation

You may wish to save the shipping carton for future use in case you send the unit back to us for adjustment, upgrade or repair.
The Windtalker IV has three components:(1) the outdoor wind sensing unit with standard 40 feet of cable, (2) the base unit, (3) a temperature probe with standard 20 feet cable. The only component that needs to be assembled after unpacking is outdoor anemometer unit containing the anemometer wind cups and the direction vane.
Mounting the Wind Speed Cups
Using only your fingers, push the cups all the way into the retaining clips on the main rotating assembly until the cup arm bottoms out. If they do not seem to hold very well, and come out again with only a slight pull, then reverse the direction the cup is facing before re-inserting. Notice that there is a little ridge and matching slot on these parts that prevent putting it together backwards.

The wind cups should spin freely.

Now let's verify proper operation of the wind sensor cups:

Make sure the cups assembly and vane are "seated" on the vertical shaft. They can easily be removed by hand, and no more hand pressure than that is required to seat them again.

Plug the wind sensor connector into the Windtalker IV in the appropriate socket.

Plug the temperature probe intothe socket marked for temperature (optional).

Plug the power connector into the Windtalker IV, in the socket marked 'Power'.

Set the front panel DISPLAY switch to the CURRENT position.

After 3-5 seconds, verify the windspeed display reads zero, and one of the direction LED's is lit.

Spin the anemometer cups and observe that the windspeed display changes from zero.

Mounting the Wind Sensor

Do not use metal other than aluminum pipe at the top end of the pole. Water pipe or any other metal will interfere with the operation of the magnets in the unit. Better to use 3/4 PVC SCHED40 plastic pipe for the topmost foot of the pole. No tools are required as you place the unit over the end of the pipe. Dress the cable down the mast to the Windtalker. Leave the sliding plastic collar loose for now, so you can still turn the Sensor for direction alignment..

Have the Windtalker on with the Sensor attached and observe the direction indicated. (Important note: The wind has to be blowing to set up this sensor. Direction readings are not made unless the cups are turning...smoothly. Trying to spin the cups by hand will accelerate and decelerate the speed so that the direction readings are unpredictable.)

Slowly turn the entire Wind Sensor assembly while observing the direction display on the front panel. Rotate the Wind Sensor base until the direction LED indicates the actual direction of the wind. You may position the vane by hand to point to known direction, but do not touch the spinning cups. NOTE: There is a 2 second delay from the time the Wind Sensor is turned until the display is updated, so you must turn the base of the sensor slightly and wait 2 seconds, then turn slightly and wait, etc.

When the direction reads correctly, slide the plastic retaining ring down over the legs of the Wind Sensor till they firmly grip the mast. It may be desirable to first cover the pipe with a layer of duct tape first, to provide a non-slip surface for better tightness.

If the LED's do not correspond exactly to the direction the wind vane was pointed, repeat the alignment procedure until they do.

You have completed assembly of the sensor unit. You should now test the vocal report by pressing the Online push-button and listen.The Windtalker will report the conditions through the speaker. You will not hear all past conditions unless the unit has been on for over an hour.

Head Cable Length Extension

Anemometer Heads come with standard cable of 40' length. You can extend the stock head cable with permanent soldered connections covered with RTV and heat shrink tubing. We can perform extionsion at time of order or afterward, or you may do it yourself. It is OK to reverse the order of the 4 wires when crimping a new modular jack on the cable. Our warranty coverage on the sensing operation of the Windtalker IV has to be at our option if you do your own work.

Location of your Windtalker IV

This is an important part of the accurate, and reliable operation of the Windtalker IV. The site you select for the anemometer must be in a location which is indicative of the wind conditions of the site you are monitoring.If you locate the anemometer behind a tree or bluff it is not going to give you an accurate report of the true conditions.

The same applies for the temperature probe.You must locate the probe in a shady location, preferably on the north side of building or structure.If the temperature probe is exposed to the sun it will report extremely high erroneous readings.

The site you choose for the base unit must be dry, basically indoor conditions. If you place it outside, need to environmentally protect it in a suitable enclosure. The temperature at the base unitlocation should not exceed 155 degrees or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

A really good outdoor location would be what is called a vault, in electrical contractor's terms, an underground concrete or fiberglass box, with lid. A few inches dirt over it completely hides it, and it is easily reached for any reason. The temperature never exceeds extremes, sheltered from the sun rays and from ice conditions as well. Since it is an "indoor" device however, you still do have to make sure it is adequately protected.

When mounting the anemometer, please be sure to mount it in a way that will be convenient for you to later retrieve the unit in case it needs to be removed for any reason. If you cleverly tuck the anemometer cable inside the pipe it is mounted on, you may be sorry later if it needs maintenance and need to remove it.

Lightning Protection

The Windtalker internally employs surge protection so that it can pass the FCC testing labs. Lightning is bad stuff, however, and it pays to take extra step to protect the unit. You can request the telephone company install a consumer interface at your site (such as they place on the side of most residences). The phone company's consumer interface provides some lightning protection.

Regardless of the consumer interface the phone company installs, the telephone line should not be connected directly to the Windtalker IV. A computer modem telephone line surge suppresser or line filter should be connected to the telephone line, and the Windtalker IV plugged into the surge protector. These protection devices are available at computer stores.

A wall power transformer, if used, should be plugged into a surge protected 110 volt AC outlet. This can be in the form of a computer transient surge suppresser filter. A far better and more reliable way to power the Windtalker is from a 12 volt battery that is being trickle charged.

Please bear in mind a basic problem with ALL lightning protection devices: you never know when they had done a good job. Only when it fails from overload do you notice again that you have one and think it failed you. Also, realize that the use of any "protection" is not sure protection anyway since lightning cannot be contained or subdued by ANY man made device. The only positive action is: UNPLUG all the cables from the back of the Windtalker when there is a storm brewing. Just don't operate during a storm.

Line Power

A wall transformer can power Windtalker IV if it supplies 9-12 volts AC or DC at 500ma (.5amp) or more. Although protective circuitry has been incorporated into the design of the Windtalker IV, as with any computing device, it is still susceptible to dirty line power and frequent on and off cycles of power.If you intend to locate the Windtalker IV in an area known for frequent power failures or severe weather conditions (lightning will cause line voltage fluctuations that can cause the Windtalker to "lock up", or even die, if severe enough), you should provide an uninterruptable power supply in the form of a 12v battery that is being trickle charged from a charger plugged into AC. It is an inexpensive way of assuring uninterrupted performance of your system and at the same time protecting your investment.

DC Operation

The Windtalker IV can be operated from a 12 volt DC source, and be applied to the same power jack that the wall transformer plugs into. 12dc can be supplied from a battery while being charged from AC.

The power plug on the wall transformer is the fat pin version (2.5mm) and replacements can be obtained from Radio Shack.

Polarity of your plug should wired:+= inner pin

-= outer ring

DC Current drain is typically 0.180 amp. with the display on, and 0.080 amp. with the display turned off. With this current drain, you may like to investigate SOLAR POWER. The best way we found to operate with solar cells is to hook the Windtalker up to a used car battery, and then attach the colar cell panel directly to the battery. The solar panel should be capable of .5 to 1 amp at 12volts, and will result in the battery being constantly tricle charged. Don't worry about the battery discharging through the solar panel during darkness, since the panel acts as a diode and will not pass current in the opposite direction.

Installation Tips & Warnings

Use cable ties to secure the line running from the wind sensor unit (anemometer) to the base unit. When possible, run lines inside metal conduit. Do not drive wire staples through cables.

An outdoor freestanding enclosure can be erected, but it is not as desirable as locating the Windtalker IV console unit in an indoor location and more protected from the elements. If you choose to use a freestanding installation, the enclosure must be water tight, and be sheltered from direct sunlight. Temperature must be monitored. The phone company's consumer interface should be mounted inside the enclosure if possible. The Windtalker IV should not be placed on the bottom of the enclosure, it should be placed on a pedestal or on the wall of the enclosure. This isto protect the Windtalker IV in case water does get inside and accumulates on the bottom of the enclosure. All wires can be run inside the mast or support structure to further protect from tampering. The mast or support structure should be grounded through a grounding rod.

Alignment

The wind sensor unit is a radically new compact design with very few parts. It has, however, a peculiarity that is not evident until you try to operate the unit before you permanently install it, and you are spinning it in your hand. The direction display will read every which way as if it is defective. No fear, it was not designed to operate while experiencing sudden accelerations generated artificially by hand. To explain: First, the direction reading is only available while the cups are spinning. Second, the direction is calculated from the timing of the previous revolution and the current revolution. If it experiences a sudden hand induced acceleration, the direction reading is indeterminable until it spin smoother. Obviously, a gust can skew the direction slightly but momentarily.

The wind sensor unit must be positioned in the proper direction on the support mast and then clamped in place. With the sensor's tightening ring in the raised position, slip the assembly over the top end of the mast, and leave the ring in the raised position for now. To verify that you have pointed the sensor unit in the correct direction, use the direction display on the front panel.Make sure that you have the DISPLAY switch set to current, plug the connector from the head unit into the receptacle in the base unit, and plug the Windtalker IV's transformer into line power. The Windtalker IV's processor will take about 3 seconds to initialize before the display will operate properly. Now observe the display. Once you have verified the head unit is positioned properly you can pull down the tightening ring.

The Temperature probe is pre-calibrated and should not require adjustment. You can view the temperature by pressing the 'Online' button, while the Curr/Ave switch is in the raised position. The Online light will come on for the duration of the report, and the current temperature reading will show in the Speed window.

When you are done with the installation, you can turn down the Monitor speaker volume, or leave it up. It does not affect the unit's operation.

Interfacing to a Radio

The device can respond to inquiry by radio while simultaneously hooked up to the phone line. Of course, the phone line will be busied out (off-hook) while the Windtalker speaks into the dead line and the radio. A phone caller will get a busy signal while radio access is in progress.

Separate in and out jacks facilitate this arrangement:

Online Inaccepts a voltage going low from +5v to ground, and can be driven by a collector of a switching transistor in a suitable interface to your radio receiver. The interface could possibly detect a tone that you send to it.

OnlineOutgives the same kind of signal coming out (going low), saying that it has accepted the Online In signal (or triggered itself to go on-line with the call out feature). It can be used (through a suitable interface) to turn on your transmitter.

Audio Outprovides line level audio that can be fed through a suitable interface in the audio input of you transmitter.

These interfaces mentioned would have to be constructed by a technician or amateur radio hobbyist to properly match the Windtalker to whatever system you are using. It is not difficult and involves matching levels between the two pieces of equipment.


4 - Local Operation

An outgoing message or advertisement can be recorded which will precede the wind report.The length of the recording is variable from 1 to approximately 60 seconds. When called, the Windtalker IV will give the wind report after your recorded message.
Local Recording & Playback
The front panel has three push button switches which control the record and playback functions of the outgoing message.
To Record:While pushing the RECORD button in, push the PLAYBACK button.Then, release both buttons, start speaking into the microphone on the front panel.The LED Windspeed display will now function as a timer to help you time your recording.When you have finished recording push theSTART button to stop (don't laugh, Windows98 requires you to push Start to shut it down).The display will stop counting seconds and will pause showing you the total record time, and then will return to displaying the wind speed.While you are recording, the Windtalker IV suspends from taking wind readings and will not respond to any incoming phone calls.

To Playback:Press and release the PLAYBACK button. Your message will playback through the speaker, and once again, the displaywill act as a timer. If you push the PLAYBACK while it is playing, it will act as a pause. Pressing it again will resume playback. Or, you can even record more after the pause, in order to add more message from the pause onward.

With this newest version Windtalker (ver F), we introduced a new feature, non-volatile recording (retains recorded message while not powered up). Hence, the START button functions differently. It repositions the recording media back to the start, effectively STOPping the recording or playback, and placing the recorder at the beginning of the "tape".. You might consider it a RESET control. It is a good idea to use it prior to recording any new message.

Using Prerecorded Announcements

Tapes of your announcements may be prepared, and the line output of your tape player can be plugged in the Audio In jack on the Windtalker IV. Adjust the output level of your player until the Windtalker's playback of the message sounds OK.

Testing the Entire Report (local)

When you are satisfied with your recorded message and want to test the entire outgoing audio routine, including the wind report, push the ON-LINE button. Pushing this button will activate the Online light, indicating that the Windtalker IV has picked up the phone line. Your message will then playback through the built-in speaker (and the phone line), followed by the wind report. Don't be surprised if the wind report does not include past conditions. The Windtalker IV must have power on for 90 minutes before it will report the conditions 60 minutes ago.Please note that the ON-LINE push button, as previously stated, triggers the Windtalker IV to pick up the phone line, so if the phone line is plugged in, it will busy out the line while you are testing. If you hit the on-line button a second time before the report is finished, it will give the report again.


5 - Remote Message Recording

This section describes how to record a new outgoing message from a remote telephone. You must know the 3-digit SysOp code, which is either the last 3 digits of the serial number (default condition upon power up), or any 3 digit code that may have been programmed into the unit since it was powered up.
Accessing the Windtalker
Using a phone, capable of sending touch-tones, dial the Windtalker IV and listen to the entire report, orHIT ANY TOUCH TONE DURING THE REPORT TO IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE END. Note that when a number, or other long phrase is being spoken, it must finish the number or phrase before jumping to the end of the report.
After you hear "GOOD-BYE",enter the # key (within 6 seconds).If the Windtalker IV does not detect a tone, it will hang up. You should not have to hold the key down for more than a second. The Windtalker IV will respond to the # key entry with a "HELLO". (Normally, when accessing the main voice menu, the # key is used to hang up or "back up" without changing anything in the main menu. This is the only time it is not used this way.)

Entering your SysOp Code

You have 30 seconds to enter the first digit of your System Operator (SysOp) code, after which the Windtalker IV will wait for the following digits. They are not echoed as you enter them. If you enter the wrong first digit you must continue on with the second and third digits, even though you will have to start again.You can quickly enter all three digits in a row. If you have entered your code properly you will hear the message recording menu .

If you have not entered all three digits properly or they are not the correct code, you will hear only the vocal prompt "HELLO".If the second try fails, the Windtalker IV will hang up.

Remote Recording & Playback

After entering the SysOp code, you will hear with the following RECORDING MENU:

"Playback, enter ONE,

record, enter, TWO,

stop, enter, THREE.."

You can enter your choice at any time during the speaking of the voice menu. If you do not enter anything, you will be prompted again for a touch tone entry. Enter 2, Debbie stops talking if she was not finished giving the menu, and you are now recording. Start speaking into the phone.When you are through speaking, enter 3 to stop recording. If you take up all 60 seconds available, then it will stop on its own. The Windtalker IV will then automatically playback what you have just recorded, and will then say, "Playback, enter ONE, record, enter TWO, stop, enter THREE."If you want to playback again, enter 1. To record your message over again, enter 2 as before.when you have completed your recording, enter the # key to make Debbie say "GOOD BYE", and hang up. Call back to verify that your new message is as you recorded it.

Don't record silence at the front or end of your message. Silence may be confused by a caller as a malfunction of the Windtalker IV.

Don't record a message from a remote phone that has a noisy line or has hum on the line.This noise or hum will become part of your recording.

Don't try to access the Windtalker IV from a noisy line.The tone decoder may not be able to correctly identify the correct tones if there is too much noise on the line.

Don't give out your preassigned SysOp code. Anyone with the code can record any type of message they desire as an introduction to the weather report.

How to turn off message recording

Not mentioned in the voice menu is a command to bypass the recording (not erase it). After the menu is given, enter "4". Now, a caller will not hear any recording preceding the report. To turn the message back on, go back to the same menu, and enter "1" to playback.

Quick reference for Message Recording

USERWindtalker IV

To access record function:

Dial WindtalkerPlays message

Enter any toneskips remaining message and says "GOOD-BYE"

Enter # after "GOOD-BYE"Says "HELLO"

Enter code (3 digits)Says "Playback, enter ONE, record, enter TWO, stop,

enter THREE."

To record:

Enter 2 then begin speaking

after 1-2 sec pause

Enter 3 when done speakingPlays back recording

Says "Playback, enter ONE, record, enter TWO, stop,

enter THREE."

Enter 1 to PLAY or..

Enter 2 to RE-RECORD or..

Enter # to HANG UP

then.... call backPlays new recording, then gives wind report


6 - Remote Controls

This section describes how to set up various features from a remote telephone. You must know the 3-digit SysOp code, which is either the last 3 digits of the serial number (default condition upon power up), or any 3 digit code that may have been programmed into the unit.
Accessing the Windtalker
Dial the Windtalker IV and listen to the entire weather report, or HIT ANY TOUCH TONE TO BYPASS THE REPORT. Wait for the voice to say:
"GOOD-BYE"

Enter the * key (within 6 seconds).If the Windtalker IV does not detect a touch tone with 6 seconds, it will hang up. You should not have to hold the key down for more than a second. The Windtalker IV will respond to the * key entry with a:

"HELLO"

Then enter another a * (within 6 seconds). The Windtalker IV will again acknowledge with:

"HELLO"

The reason this requires 2 buttons to be pressed is to lessen the possibility of a caller to accidentally start into this sequence.

Entering your SysOp Code

Now enter your SysOp code, at any speed, like you dial the phone. It is done the same as "ENTERING YOUR CODE" in Remote Recording. If the 3 digits are incorrect you will be again prompted with a "HELLO".When you hear this you must reenter all three digits.If you error the second time, you will be disconnected and you must call back. If you have entered your code correctly, you will hear the verbal MAIN MENU:

"Set phone number, enter ONE,( for autodialer )

Set Miles per Hour, enter TWO,( autodialer speed threshold )

Set Code, enter THREE,( change SysOp access code )

Code Number Record, enter FOUR( set caller access codes )

Playback, enter FIVE,( inquire caller access usage )

set Clock, enter SIX,

set Date, enter SEVEN"( used for printer listings )

(not verbalized are: (8) - set seconds of ringing before answer,

(9) - set daily sign-off time (hours) for call out function.

If you know the menu already, you may not wish to hear it again. Go ahead and press your selection while the menu is being spoken, and Debbie will stop talking the menu, and go directly to the chosen selection. You have 30 seconds to enter a tone at the end of the MAIN MENU before you are disconnected, and you have 30 seconds to enter a tone once you are into a programming function before you are returned to the MAIN MENU.

Wind-Alerttm Autodialer can call you

The WIND-ALERTtm autodialer calls a phone number when the average windspeed reaches a certain velocity. We found it best to have only one phone number to be stored in memory. We set one up calling a list of numbers, and the unit was out of normal wind reporting service for too long a time.

[1] Set Phone Number

For this feature to operate, you must have touch tone service at the Windtalker installation site. All other remote operations can be done with touch-tone capable telephone at the calling telephone site, even if the phone used pulse dialing to establish the connection.

Select 1 after (or during) the Main menu. You will hear:

"Phone number is <0..14 digits>. Enter phone number".

If you do not wish to enter any phone number, or not alter the one presented, then enter a #, and Debbie will repeat the Main Menu again. Proceed to touch in your phone number as if you are dialing it yourself. No numbers are echoed back by Debbie until all are entered, FOLLOWED BY a *, to indicate the end of the phone number. To delete the phone number altogether, enter just a *. Note: you are not really recording your tones, the Windtalker IV will generate the actual touch tones when it needs to. The * is the end-of-phone-number signal to the Windtalker IV. After you enter the * you will hear:

"<0..14 digits>, at <0..99> miles per hour".

To use the WIND-ALERT option, you need only to have a phone number, and a realistic Threshold Speed, programmed into the Windtalker. Both of these can be made a power-up default in the standard options at the time of order or repair.

When the AVERAGE wind reaches the your programmed velocity, the Windtalker IV goes on-line, dials the preprogrammed phone number pauses for one second, then proceeds with speaking the phrase "ENTER DIGIT".This phrase is repeated every 2 seconds for one minute. When you answer your phone and want to hear the wind report, push any touch-tone. If a tone is not detected within one minute, as in case of a busy line, the Windtalker IVgoes off-line (hangs up). It will then re-dial the programmed phone number after waiting for five minutes. Normally, the Windtalker IV will not call the programmed number again for one hour, if the wind is constant and over the threshold.If the average windspeed becomes greater than the previous call out report, the Windtalker IV will, after waiting 5 minutes, again call your programmed number and repeat the sequence above.

[2] Set Miles-per-hour Threshold

Select 2 after (or during) the MainMenu and you will hear:

"<0..99> Miles per hour, enter digit one".

Digit one is the "ten's" digit (i.e. the 2 in 20 mph). After you enter a digit, you will then hear:

"digit two".

Digit two is the "one's" digit (i.e. the 0 in 20 mph).Upon entering digit two you will hear the speed echoed back to you:

"<0..99> miles per hour",

then the MAIN MENU will be repeated. * will repeat the Main Menu again.This Wind-Alert feature can be turned off by setting the speed [2] threshold to 99 miles per hour. This is the power-up default setting, unless you have ordered it to be different.

Verify Operation

If you think that the Wind-Alert autodialer is not calling you properly, you should proceed with the following test.Call the Windtalker IV and referring to the above paragraphs, set the phone number to the number you are calling from and set the MPH (velocity) setpoint to 00 miles per hour.Exit the menu as explained above, and hang up your phone. The Windtalker IV will call you back within 5 minutes from the time you hung up.

[3] Change the SysOp Code

Before proceeding you should write down the new code number you intend to program.Once you make the change, the only way to access the Windtalker IV is with this new code.If you forget the new code, you must disconnect power to the Windtalker IV to restore your pre-assigned code.

There are actually two codes used to access the machine...in the power up default state, they are both the same, the last three digits of the serial number. Code One is used for the SysOp menu, and code Two is for the message recorder. This is done so that you can offer messaging or advertizing space to another person without giving them your main menu options also.

Select 3 at the Main Menu. You will hear:

"Code One is 1 2 3, enter three digit code" { assuming 123 is original code }

Entering # will exit without changing the code.

Enter three digits, such as 4,5,6. You will hear:

"Code One is 4 5 6,Code Two is 1 2 3, enter three digit code"

Enter three digits, such as 7,8,9. You will hear:

"Code Two is 7 8 9"

and then the Main Menu will be repeated.If the code you entered is right, enter # to exit and hang up.

Controlled Access (generating income)

Many Windtalker operators sell subscriptions at $nn per xxx calls. Subscribers are given a personal 6 digit access code to enter by touch tone, after hearing the optional custom recorded message. The Windtalker's call counting feature keeps track of the usage of each access code, and will turn a code off when the number of calls available to that code is used up. The price per call to the caller, is far cheaper than a 976 number. Also, the SysOp keeps all the collected funds instead of giving a large percentage to the phone company. If any subscriber gives his Access Code to others, his own access code will become depleted. The codes are simple to install. Just select [4] below and follow the prompts.

[4] Set Caller Access Codes

You can configure the Windtalker to prompt all callers to enter a six digit Access Code before they hear the report. Up to 250 Access Codes can be set with this Main Menu choice. The Windtalker will then keep record of calls remaining for each of the codes you have stored.

Each time you set an access code it loads with a number of calls remaining, and each access coded call will decrement its own counter. When that individual counter (one of 250 available) reaches zero, then the access code will no longer work until reinstalled by the system operator.

Select 4 At the Main Menu. You will be prompted:

"Record, enter 3 digit code number""A"

options:

#return to the Main Menu.

*removes all Codes following the last scanned (see * below).

000says "zero"sets Free Access. All access codes are cleared.

001..250These three digits can be entered without waiting for the prompt to finish speaking. Needs leading zeros if entry is less than 100. Coded Access will now be set, and you get prompted for the Access Code to correspond with this code number:

"Code number <nnn> is <cccccc>...Enter code" "B"

options:

#go back to previous prompt("A") above.

*will increment the code number, and repeat the same prompt, but for the next code number. This is useful if you only want to scan the code numbers.

<cccccc>will become the code for this code number. These six digits can be entered without waiting for the prompt to finish. If duplicate found, Debbie will say:

"Code <cccccc> is at <nnn>"then repeats previous prompt at "A". If not found, she will say: "<cccccc>"

now she waits for your approval to update the table of codes.

options:

#causes no update and returns to "A" above. Remember, you can back out any time in the menu system by entering # at any prompt.

*approves this code and memory gets updated. It then increments the code number (i.e. form 003 to 004), and go back to "B" above.

1..250 *This approves the code also, but first you can enter the number of calls available to the caller, then hit *. It overrides the default setting for the initial calls remaining.

[5] Playback Call Counts

Select 5 at the Main Menu and you will hear:

"Playback, enter 3 digit code number""C"

#will return to the Main Menu.

000sets free access over-ride, all codes in memory are saved. Coded access is restored when scanning real codes (in next step below).

001..250will playback calls remaining for this code and all higher codes until interrupted by a #, or until code number 250 is reached. The sequential report is:

"<nnn> is <1..255>{ where nnn is code number entered }

<nnn+1> is <1..255>

<nnn+2> is <1..255>" ... and so on till <nnn+x> = 250

The report will keep listing call counts, incrementing the code number each time. This can be interrupted with any touch tone. Counts of zero will not be reported. The only time 'zero' is actually reported is when all counts are zero.

If you interrupt it with a #:

# (again)will return to "C" above.

any toneto resume its report.

<time out>resumes report (quits waiting after 30 secs)

Set System Clock

Only the clock's time is spoken in the report. The date is output only to the printer. The clock may be set by calling the Windtalker IV from a touch-tone phone, and the clock may be disabled during programming of the time. The clock runs on its own internal lithium battery which is not user serviceable. It can be replaced by us or any electronic technician. This battery should last under normal operations for well over 5 years. Once you have set the clock, unplugging the unit will not cause the time to be lost.

[6] Set the Time

Select 6 at the Main Menu. Time is entered as 24 hour time. You will be prompted as you enter:

"ENTER DIGIT ONE" hours tens, enter "0" if leading digit is zero.

"DIGIT TWO" hours ones

"THREE"minutes tens, "0" if again applicable

"FOUR"minutes ones

After you have entered the 4 digits you will hear:

"THE TIME IS...(the new time you set)",followed by the Main Menu.

Toggling the Time Report on/off

Select 6 at the Main Menu, and when you hear:

"ENTER DIGIT ONE"

The time report is now disabled. To re-enable the time report, you again select 6 at the Main Menu, and enter *.This will toggle the time report back on. If the power fails, the Windtalker IV will default to not reporting the time.

Quick Reference for Setting Time

USERWindtalker IV

To access Main Menu:

Dial WindtalkerPlays Message

Enter 0 after "GOOD-BYE"Says "HELLO"

Enter *Says "HELLO"

Enter SysOp code (ddd)Says Main Menu

To set the time:

Enter 6Says "ENTER DIGIT ONE"

Enter Hours tens digitSays "DIGIT TWO"

Enter Hours ones digitSays "THREE"

Enter Minutes tens digitSays "FOUR"

Enter Minutes ones digitSays "The time is <time>"

Says Main Menu.

Enter # (if finished)hangs up

[7] Set the Date

Select 7 at the Main Menu. Refer to the examples below for proper digit sequence. You will now be prompted to "ENTER DIGIT ONE", DIGIT TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, and SIX. Upon entering the sixth digit you will hear "DATE IS <date>", followed by repeat of the Main Menu. If the date you entered is correct, you may now EXIT by entering the # key after the Main Menu, or you may proceed with another programming function. Remember, * will repeat the menu for you.

DATEDIGIT1 2 3 4 5 6

DECEMBER 23,1989 = 12/23/891 2 2 3 8 9

FEBRUARY 5,1989 = 2/5/890 2 0 5 8 9

MAY 7,1990 = 5/7/900 5 0 7 9 0

All 6 numbers must be entered

Quick Reference to Set Date

USERWindtalker IV

To access Main Menu:

Dial WindtalkerPlays message

Enter 0 after "GOOD-BYE"Says "HELLO"

Enter *Says "HELLO"

Enter SysOp code (ddd)Says Main Menu

To set the DATE:

Enter 7Says "ENTER DIGIT ONE"

Enter Months tens digitSays "DIGIT TWO"

Enter Months ones digitSays "THREE"

Enter Days tens digitSays "FOUR"

Enter Days ones digitSays "FIVE"

Enter Years tens digitSays "SIX"

Enter Years ones digitSays "SET DATE IS <date>", says Main Menu

# (if finished)hangs up

Miscellaneous Menu Functions

These two selections are not vocalized on the menu:

[8] Set SignOn Hour

When Callout activity is happening, the time it begins in the morning can be set. The Windtalker normally signs on in the morning at 8:00. You can change the sign-off time from the default.

Select 8 at the Main Menu. You will hear:

"8 o'clock, Enter Digit"

If you want to sign off at 7 o'clock, then hit '7'. You can enter any hour from 7 to 9.

"7 o'clock"

The Main Menu will then be repeated.

[9] Set SignOff Hour

When Callout activity is happening, it would be nice if it did not call you at night. The Windtalker normally signs off in the evening at 8:00. You can change the sign-off time from the default.

Select 9 at the Main Menu. You will hear:

"8 o'clock, Enter Digit"

If you want to sign off at 9 o'clock, then hit '9'. You can enter any hour from 7 to 9.

"9 o'clock"

The Main Menu will then be repeated.

The Sub Menu

A few additional commands were incorporated, and they are accessed in a sub menu. This SubMenu is reached by entering '0' during the Main Menu. Then you hear "HELLO", and it waits for the next command:

[3] Set Command Wait Seconds

The default time the machine will wait for a touch tone command from a caller or SysOp is 30 seconds. This can be changed.

Select 3 after reaching the Submenu. You will hear the current Wait Seconds amount:

"number is <0..99>, Enter digit one"

If You want 6 seconds, enter '0' then '6'. First hit '0' and you will hear:

"digit two"

Then hit '6' and you will hear:

"Number is 6"

The Main Menu will then be repeated.

[5] Set Speed % adjustment by direction (down)

Sometimes the wind sensor will be located where readings will be greater than at the spot you wish to monitor, or worse, be more sensitive to certain directions because of terrain. The speed reading can be adjusted down 10,20,30,40,50% by entering 1,2,3,4 or 5 at the prompt. There are 16 prompts to respond to, one for each of 16 directions.

Select 5 after reaching the SubMenu. You will hear the current setting:

"North at <0..5>, enter digit"(normal default will be 'zero')

If you want 20% lower readings, enter '2'. You will then be prompted for the other 15 directions. At any time you can enter '#', which exits to the Main Menu. Entries already done will be kept. Entering '*' will accept the current setting, so you can quickly go through the ones you do not wish to change.

[6] Set Speed % adjustment by direction (up)

This the same function as the one above, except that the adjustment is to make higher readings than what you are measuring at the anemometer head.

Select '6' after reaching the SubMenu. Proceed as in '5' above. Any 'down' reference above is simply replaced by 'up'.

[8] Set Number of Seconds before Answer

The Windtalker can be ordered configured to wait X seconds after it hears the line ring. Your regular phone (on the same line) will continue to ring during this Delay. After the delay time, the Windtalker will listen again to see if the line is still ringing before it answers. If the Windtalker is sharing the line with a phone, this can be very convenient. If not specified at time of order, then the Windtalker will answer after 1 second delay. This time setting can be changed anytime by calling the Windtalker and changing it:

Select 8 after reaching the SubMenu. You will hear the current seconds delay amount:

"<0..99>, Enter digit one"

If you want 9 seconds, enter '0' then '9'. First hit '0' and you will hear:

"digit two"

Then hit '9' and you will hear:

"Number is 9"

The Main Menu will then be repeated.

[00] System Reset

Entering 0 twice after reaching the SubMenu will cause the machine to act like someone unplugged it and plugged it back in. Consequently, you will be greeted instantly with a dead line, and you may as well hang up. The Windtalker will re-boot and lose all information in memory, past readings, access codes, adjustment settings, etc.


7 - The Printer Port

The original printer port no longer functions as such, since that feature is unlikely to be used by anyone anymore. Ten years ago, it was a viable feature. An attempt is now made to allow an attached PC be able to read the Windtalker data throught its printer port. This feature is not yet documented, and there are no applications written for PC perform this function. Upon request, we will supply Delphi source code that is able to read the port, and the source code used in the Windtalker that responds to the PC. This will be of value only to those versed in programming in Delphi and Z80 assembly.

8 - Understanding the Wind Report

The Windtalker IV's "brain" is comprised of two microprocessors. The first one controls the weather sensors, the phone interface, the outgoing message, and thedisplays. It also controls the timing and performs allmath calculations. The second one controls the PCM speech reproduction. Yes, you are listening to a real voice, and her name is Debbie!
Taking the Readings
The Windtalker samples the temperature, the windspeed and the direction every 2 seconds.It then stores these readings in a table which is comprised of readings taken over a 20 minute moving period. Moving means that every 2 seconds when the Windtalker takes a new reading, it drops the oldest reading (20 minutes. plus 2 secs.) and adds the new reading to the table. The exception is the temperature. Only current temperature is reported.

Processing the Data

After each reading, the data is processed and updated so that the next caller gets the most up to the second observations.The presentation of this data takes the form of various phrases which are spoken to you, the caller. Understanding these vocal reports is important to you and to everyone who uses the Windtalker IV. Below are the spoken phrases and their respective explanations:

1. "THE TEMPERATURE IS (TEMP) DEGREES"- This is the current temperature of the probe.

2."OVER THE PAST TWENTY MINUTES" - Means just that, within plus or minus 1 second, the observations reported are from the second you called extending back for twenty minutes.

3. "THE WIND WAS FROM (min.) TO (max.) " - The minimum and maximum readings spoken are the windspeed extremes encountered over the past twenty minute period.

4. "AND, THE AVERAGE WIND CONDITION IS (direction) AT (speed) MPH" - The direction reported to you is the statistical mode of the observations taken over the last twenty minutes.Mode is defined as the direction which was observed occurring the most number of times. The speed reported is the current calculated weighted average over the last twenty minute moving period.

5. "TWENTY MINUTES AGO, THE AVERAGE WIND CONDITION WAS (DIR.) AT (SPEED) MPH" -This is the direction and speed you would have heard reported in (3) above had you called exactly twenty minutes ago.

6. "FORTY MINUTES AGO, THE AVERAGE WIND CONDITION WAS (DIR.) AT (SPEED) MPH" - This is the direction and speed you would have heard reported in (3) above had you called exactly forty minutes ago.

7. "SIXTY MINUTES AGO, THE AVERAGE WIND CONDITION WAS (DIR.) AT (SPEED) MPH"- This is the direction and speed you would have heard reported in (3) above had you called exactly sixty minutes ago.

While the Windtalker IV's front panel display of windspeed and direction can be switched to display either the average or the current (latest) observations, the vocal report does not contain an instantaneous wind or direction report. This was not included in our reporting vocabulary due to the lack of added value of the data. When you are watching an anemometer or watching the display of the current observations, your eyes and mind are constantly taking readings and keeping track of the minimum and maximum speeds observed while watching the display. After some period of time your mind comes to a subjective conclusion as to the average speed of the wind based on these observations.Listening to just one of these readings while also being isolated from the sensory feel of the actual wind velocity doesn't provide you meaningful information about the average, the minimum or the maximum windspeeds. Further, once you have been told what the average, minimum and maximum windspeeds are, being told the instantaneous velocity, provides no added value. For this reason, an instantaneous velocity reading was not included in the verbal report.


9 - Maintenance and Repair

The Windtalker needs very little maintenance on a regular basis. However the anemometer head is mechanical device and can be expected to require service occasionally, although it uses good ball bearings and needs zero maintenance.We recommend that if you critically need their Windtalkers to be up and running full time, that you order a spare anemometer, so that an immediate swap can be made at any time and you can attend to service of the head at your leisure.
The easiest way to cause a Windtalker failure is to let it get too hot. All microcomputers do not like heat. Debbie will talk gibberish or even not answer the phone at all. Usually the damage is not permanent, but sometimes a chip replacement is necessary. Please be aware that such repairs can be outside our warranty terms, and it is your responsibility to make sure the environment is healthy for the Windtalker.
If you send a Windtalker to us for adjustment or repair, please include a note describing your need completely, even if you had called to talk about it first. Our turn around is quite fast, typically 1-2 days. We send repairs back via COD, or if you prefer, include your VISA/MC/AMEX card number ALONG WITH expiration date. Also, if you send it FEDEX, include your FEDEX account number to use for return shipping for fast same-day service (they deliver at 10:00am and we can ship same day by 1:30pm). Our Warranty repairs are shipped standard UPS ground paid, and fast shipping is your option at cost. Shipping weight of the base unit is 5 pounds.
The Following options are available as a result of customer feedback, and we can modify any number of them for nominal $10 fee:

OPTIONS.................................................................................... CHOICES................................ factory default setting

Windspeed units........................................................................ mph, knots, kilos.................... mph

Number of seconds to wait before answering........................ (0..99) _ _ ................................ 1

Number of calls loaded per access code................................. (1..255) _ _ _........................... 100

Can jump past recorded message............................................. yes, no....................................... yes

Reset main call counter daily.................................................... yes, no....................................... no

Wakeup hour for call out........................................................... (5..9) _ (o'clock)...................... 8

Powerup secret access code, for security............................... _ _ _ _ _ _ ............................... none

WindAlert phone number to call out....................................... _ _ _ - _ _ _ - _ _ _ _.............. none

WindAlert speed threshold for call out.................................. (0..99) _ _................................. 99

WindAlert threshold margin, added to last call out spd ..... _................................................. no

Give recorded msg. also when calling out.............................. yes, no....................................... no

Quick report - no 20,40,60 min. averages................................. yes, no....................................... no

Salutations - hello, TFC and good-bye................................... yes, no....................................... yes

2 sec pause before hang up versus normal 5 secs................ yes, no....................................... no

Temperature units....................................................................... Fahrenheit, Celsius............... Fahrenheit

We make software (program) upgrades continuously, and we replace the program EPROM chip in all Windtalkers that enter our shop. This is done at no charge since it benefits us as much as you. Upgrades include fixes to any bugs that had been found, but usually involve improvements in operator convenience.

We hope the Windtalker serves your needs well. Feedback from you is very important to us and greatly effects future developments.

10 - Windtalker MENU commands

Bold type means the menu item is given by voice, otherwise it is not spoken.

Caller end-of-report Menu:0 - report high average today

1 - report high average yesterday

2 - report high average 2 days ago

3 - report high average 3 days ago

4 - report high average 4 days ago

5 - report high average 5 days ago

6 - 

7 - report rain gauge number of bucket tips

8 - report current in touch-tones

9 - report total calls received since last reset

# - init to Message-Menu

* - init to Main-Menu

SysOp message - Menu:1 - Playback start

2 - Record start

3 - Stop recording or playback

4 - Stopplaying message to callers (restart by command 1)

* - goto Main-Menu

SysOp Main-Menu:1 - Set call-out phone number

2 - Set call-out speed threshold

3 - Set new SysOp access code

4 - Record new caller access codes

5 - Playback caller access codes

6 - Set Time

7 - Set Date

8 - Set call-out Sign-on time 4..9 (4 to 9:00am)

9 - Set call-out Sign-off time 5..0 (5 to 10:00pm) 1=24hr call once

0 - goto Sub-Menu

* - repeat Main-Menu

# - goodbye

SysOp Sub-Menu:2 - Set pager wait seconds

3 - Set maximum wait seconds for TT entry by caller

5 - Set speed adjust neg 10-50% (by direction - 16 values)

6 - Set speed adjust pos 10-50% (by direction - 16 values)

7 - Toggle 12 / 24 hour time

8 - Set seconds wait to answer phone

0 - Master reset

* - goto Message-Menu