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    GETTING STARTED GUIDE

    Vaisala DigiCORA Sounding SystemMW41

    M211429EN-E

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    PUBLISHED BY

    Vaisala Oyj

    Street address: Vanha Nurmijrventie 21, FI-01670 Vantaa, Finland

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 26, FI-00421 Helsinki, Finland

    Phone: +358 9 8949 1

    Fax: +358 9 8949 2227

    Visit our Internet pages atwww.vaisala.com.

    Vaisala 2014

    No part of this manual may be reproduced, published or publicly displayed in any form

    or by any means, electronic or mechanical (including photocopying), nor may its

    contents be modified, translated, adapted, sold or disclosed to a third party without priorwritten permission of the copyright holder. Translated manuals and translated portions

    of multilingual documents are based on the original English versions. In ambiguous

    cases, the English versions are applicable, not the translations.

    The contents of this manual are subject to change without prior notice.

    This manual does not create any legally binding obligations for Vaisala towards

    customers or end users. All legally binding obligations and agreements are included

    exclusively in the applicable supply contract or the General Conditions of Sale and

    General Conditions of Service of Vaisala.

    http://www.vaisala.com/http://www.vaisala.com/http://www.vaisala.com/http://www.vaisala.com/
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    _________________________________________________________________________________

    VAISALA _________________________________________________________________________ 1

    Table of Contents

    CHAPTER 1

    GENERAL INFORMATION ............................................................................ 5

    About This Manual ................................................................... 5Contents of This Manual ....................................................... 5Version Information ............................................................... 6Related Manuals ................................................................... 6

    Documentation Conventions ................................................. 7

    Safety ......................................................................................... 7ESD Protection ...................................................................... 7

    Recycling .................................................................................. 8

    Trademarks ............................................................................... 8

    License Agreement .................................................................. 8

    Warranty .................................................................................... 9

    Technical Support .................................................................... 9

    Product Returns ....................................................................... 9

    CHAPTER 2

    PRODUCT OVERVIEW ................................................................................ 11

    Introduction to Vaisala DigiCORA Sounding SystemMW41 ....................................................................................... 11

    Sounding Station Setup Summary ....................................... 14

    CHAPTER 3

    SELECTING LOCATION.............................................................................. 15

    Sounding Operation Room.................................................... 15

    Antennas ................................................................................. 16

    Antenna Types .................................................................... 16Antenna Cables ................................................................... 17

    Balloon-Filling Shed ............................................................... 17

    CHAPTER 4

    INSTALLING HARDWARE .......................................................................... 19

    MW41 Sounding Workstation Requirements ...................... 19Operating System Compliance ........................................... 19Web Browser Compliance ................................................... 19Minimum Hardware Requirements...................................... 19

    Using Uninterruptible Power System (UPS, Optional) withMW41 .................................................................................. 20

    Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311 .......................... 21Connecting Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311 ...... 21

    Power Supply and Grounding for SPS311 .......................... 23Switching the Power On and Off .................................... 23

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    CHAPTER 5

    INSTALLING SOFTWARE ........................................................................... 25

    Operating System Settings .................................................... 25User Requirements for Installing the Software .................... 25

    Dividing Workstation's Hard Disk ........................................ 26

    Installing Peripheral Devices................................................. 26

    Serial Port Extension ........................................................... 26Printer .................................................................................. 26

    Installing MW41 Sounding System Software ....................... 27

    Requirements for Installing MW41 in Windows 8.1Operating System ................................................................ 27

    Internet Connection Available ........................................ 27No Internet Connection Available ................................... 28

    Beginning MW41 Software Installation ................................ 29

    Installing Flash Player to Windows 8.1 OperatingSystem ................................................................................. 29Installing Flash Player to Other Operating Systems ........... 29

    Software License ................................................................. 30

    1. Using a Trial Version ............................................... 302. Activating Software License .................................... 30

    Installing MW41 Sounding Software and ActivatingSoftware License ................................................................. 31

    Launching Vaisala License Manager ........................ 34Activating the License - Internet ConnectionAvailable ......................................................................... 35Activating the License - No Internet ConnectionAvailable ......................................................................... 37

    Installing Security Certificate ................................................ 44

    Adding MW41 Address to Trusted Sites ............................. 44

    Installation Steps ................................................................. 44

    CHAPTER 6

    CREATING CONNECTIONS ........................................................................ 51

    Connecting SPS311 ................................................................ 51

    Using Firewall ...................................................................... 52Windows Firewall ........................................................... 52Other Firewalls ............................................................... 52

    Changing SPS311 IP Address ............................................ 52

    Connecting to SPS311 ................................................... 52Connecting with VNC ................................................ 52Connecting with PuTTY ............................................ 53

    Using RegConfig to Change the SPS311 IP Address ......... 58

    Changing the Administrator Password on SPS311 ....... 59

    Connecting Ground Check Device RI41 ............................... 59

    Ground Check Set GC25 ........................................................ 60Connecting Ground Check Set GC25 ................................. 60

    Filling the Desiccant ............................................................ 60

    Filling the GC25 Chamber with Desiccant........................... 61

    Creating Remote Connection ................................................ 64Creating Trusted HTTPS Connection .................................. 64

    Creating Trusted HTTPS Connection with InternetExplorer .......................................................................... 64Creating Trusted HTTPS Connection with Firefox ......... 65Creating Trusted HTTPS Connection with GoogleChrome ........................................................................... 76

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    CHAPTER 7

    STARTING THE SOUNDING SOFTWARE ................................................. 77

    Starting the MW41 Software and Logging In ....................... 77

    Managing MW41 Users .......................................................... 79

    Default Users and Passwords ............................................. 79

    Configuring Software ............................................................. 80

    Creating System Backup ....................................................... 81

    Logging Out ............................................................................ 81

    APPENDIX A

    MW41 SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE .............................................................. 83

    List of Figures

    Figure 1

    DigiCORA Sounding System MW41 Overview with RS41 ...... 12

    Figure 2 DigiCORA Sounding System MW41 Overview with RS92 ...... 13Figure 3 Signal Path Line-of-Sight Requirement .................................... 16Figure 4

    MW41 Connections .................................................................. 22

    Figure 5 Downloading and Installing .NET Framework 3.5 .................... 28Figure 6 Adobe Flash Player Installation Error Message ....................... 29Figure 7

    Activating Product .................................................................... 35

    Figure 8 Entering Product Key ............................................................... 35Figure 9 List of Activated Features ......................................................... 36Figure 10 Activating Product .................................................................... 37Figure 11

    Entering Product Key ............................................................... 37

    Figure 12 No Internet Connection is Available ......................................... 38Figure 13 License Manager Login Window .............................................. 38Figure 14

    Viewing Product Details ........................................................... 39

    Figure 15 Generating License File ........................................................... 39Figure 16 License File Successfully Generated ....................................... 40Figure 17 Uploading License File ............................................................. 41Figure 18

    Opening License File ................................................................ 41

    Figure 19 License File Successfully Uploaded ......................................... 42Figure 20 Displaying Installed Features ................................................... 42Figure 21

    Taking Out the Desiccant Cartridge ......................................... 61

    Figure 22 Opening the Desiccant Cartridge ............................................. 62Figure 23 Filling the Desiccant Cartridge ................................................. 63Figure 24

    Using Security Certificate with Google Chrome ....................... 76

    Figure 25

    Sounding System MW41 System Architecture ........................ 85

    List of Tables

    Table 1 Manual Revisions ....................................................................... 6Table 2

    Related Manuals ........................................................................ 6

    Table 3 SPS311 Parameter Settings .................................................... 58Table 4 MW41 User Roles .................................................................... 79Table 5

    MW41 Default Users and Passwords ...................................... 79

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    CHAPTER 1

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    This chapter provides general notes about this manual and Sounding

    System MW41.

    About This Manual

    This manual provides information for installing Sounding SystemMW41.

    For information on maintaining the sounding system, see Vaisala

    DigiCORA Sounding System MW41 Technical Reference. For operating

    instructions, see the on-line help embedded in the sounding software.

    NOTE In this manual, RS41 refers to Radiosonde RS41-SG and RS41-SGP,unless otherwise mentioned. RS92 refers to Radiosonde RS92-SGP,

    unless otherwise mentioned.

    RI41 refers to both RI41 and RI41-B, unless otherwise mentioned.

    Contents of This Manual

    This manual consists of the following chapters:

    - Chapter 1,General Information, provides general notes about this

    manual and Sounding System MW41.

    - Chapter 2, Product Overview,introduces the Vaisala DigiCORA

    Sounding System MW41 features.

    - Chapter 3, Selecting Location, contains information on how to find a

    suitable location for MW41 Sounding System.

    - Chapter 4, Installing Hardware, provides information on the

    DigiCORA MW41 hardware setup.

    - Chapter 5, Installing Software, provides information on how to install

    the required software for Sounding System MW41.

    - Chapter 6, Creating Connections, contains instructions on how to

    connect the MW41 Sounding System components.

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    - Chapter 7, Starting the Sounding Software, provides information on

    what to do after you have completed the mechanical and software

    installations.

    - Appendix ApresentsMW41 System Architecture with optional

    components.

    Version Information

    Table 1 Manual Revisions

    Manual Code Description

    M211429EN-E November 2014. Updated for MW41 softwareversion 2.2 and RS41-SGP.

    M211429EN-D February 2014. Updated for MW41 softwareversion 2.1.

    M211429EN-C October 2013. Updated for Radiosonde RS41-SG

    and MW41 sounding software version 2.0.M211429EN-B December 2012. Updated version for software

    version 1.1.

    M211429EN-A June 2012. First version.

    Related Manuals

    Table 2 Related Manuals

    Manual Code Manual Name

    M210843EN Vaisala Portable Antenna Set CG31 User's Guide

    M210538EN Vaisala Telemetry Antenna RB31 User's Guide

    M210814EN Vaisala Telemetry Antenna RM32 Quick ReferenceGuide

    M210546EN Vaisala GPS Antenna GA31 User's Guide

    M211030EN Vaisala GPS Antenna GA31N Users Guide

    M211633EN Vaisala GPS Antenna GA41 Users Guide

    M211381EN Backing Up and Restoring Windows 7 forMW31/MW41 Sounding System

    M211596EN Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311Technical Reference

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    Documentation Conventions

    Throughout the manual, important safety considerations are highlighted

    as follows:

    WARNING Warning alerts you to a serious hazard. If you do not read and followinstructions very carefully at this point, there is a risk of injury or even

    death.

    CAUTION Caution warns you of a potential hazard. If you do not read and followinstructions carefully at this point, the product could be damaged or

    important data could be lost.

    NOTE Note highlights important information on using the product.

    Safety

    Sounding System MW41 delivered to you has been tested for safety and

    approved as shipped from the factory. Note the following precautions:

    WARNING Ground the product and verify outdoor installation groundingperiodically to minimize shock hazard.

    CAUTION Do not modify the unit. Improper modification can damage the productor lead to malfunction.

    ESD Protection

    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can cause immediate or latent damage to

    electronic circuits. Vaisala products are adequately protected against

    ESD for their intended use. It is possible to damage the product,

    however, by delivering electrostatic discharges when touching,

    removing, or inserting any objects inside the equipment housing.

    To make sure you are not delivering high static voltages yourself:

    - Handle ESD sensitive components on a properly grounded and

    protected ESD workbench.

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    - When an ESD workbench is not available, ground yourself to the

    equipment chassis with a wrist strap and a resistive connection cord.

    - If you are unable to take either of the above precautions, touch a

    conductive part of the equipment chassis with your other hand before

    touching ESD sensitive components.

    - Always hold component boards by the edges and avoid touching the

    component contacts.

    Recycling

    Recycle all applicable material.

    Dispose of batteries and the unit according to statutory regulations. Do

    not dispose of with regular household refuse.

    Trademarks

    DigiCORA is a registered trademark of Vaisala Oyj.

    Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the

    United States and/or other countries.

    License Agreement

    This product contains software developed by Vaisala. Use of the software

    is governed by license terms and conditions included in the applicable

    supply contract or, in the absence of separate license terms and

    conditions, by the General License Conditions of Vaisala Group.

    This product may contain open source software (OSS) components. In

    the event this product contains OSS components, then such OSS is

    governed by the terms and conditions of the applicable OSS licenses, and

    you are bound by the terms and conditions of such licenses in connection

    with your use and distribution of the OSS in this product. Applicable

    OSS licenses are included in the product itself or provided to you on any

    other applicable media, depending on each individual product and the

    product items delivered to you.

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    Warranty

    Visit our Internet pages for standard warranty terms and conditions:

    http://www.vaisala.com/warranty.

    Please observe that any such warranty may not be valid in case of

    damage due to normal wear and tear, exceptional operating conditions,

    negligent handling or installation, or unauthorized modifications. Please

    see the applicable supply contract or Conditions of Sale for details of the

    warranty for each product.

    Technical Support

    For technical questions, contact the Vaisala technical support by e-mail at

    [email protected] at least the following supportinginformation:

    - Name and model of the product in question

    - Serial number of the product

    - Name and location of the installation site

    - Name and contact information of a technically competent person who

    can provide further information on the problem.

    Product Returns

    If the product must be returned for service, seewww.vaisala.com/returns.

    For contact information of Vaisala Service Centers, see

    www.vaisala.com/servicecenters.

    http://www.vaisala.com/warrantyhttp://www.vaisala.com/warrantymailto:[email protected]:[email protected]://www.vaisala.com/returnshttp://www.vaisala.com/returnshttp://www.vaisala.com/returnshttp://www.vaisala.com/servicecentershttp://www.vaisala.com/servicecentershttp://www.vaisala.com/servicecentershttp://www.vaisala.com/returnsmailto:[email protected]://www.vaisala.com/warranty
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    CHAPTER 2

    PRODUCT OVERVIEW

    This chapter introduces the Vaisala DigiCORA Sounding System MW41

    features.

    Introduction to Vaisala DigiCORA Sounding

    System MW41Vaisala MW41 sounding software is a radiosounding data processing,

    analysis, archival and relaying software for DigiCORA Sounding System

    MW41. The software consists of the user interface running on a web

    browser and the sounding processing software running as services on a

    PC computer.

    DigiCORA Sounding System MW41 consists of a PC computer, which is

    connected to a sounding processing subsystem via a network adapter.

    Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311 contains the processor units for

    PTU (Pressure, Temperature and Humidity) and wind finding, andappropriate connections to the required antennas.

    MW41 sounding software is used with Vaisala Radiosondes RS41 and

    RS92, Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311, Ground Check Devices

    RI41 and RI41-B, and Ground Check Set GC25. RI41-B is equipped with

    a barometer module.

    Optionally, you can connect a printer to the sounding workstation for

    printing sounding data.

    Figure 1 on page 12 shows an overview of MW41 with RS41 and RI41.A more detailed MW41 system architecture picture is available in

    Appendix A MW41 System Architecture on page83.

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    Figure 1 DigiCORA Sounding System MW41 Overview with

    RS41

    The following numbers refer toFigure 1 above:1 = Sounding Workstation PC

    2 = Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311

    3 = Ground Check Device RI41 with RS41

    4 = Radiosonde RS41

    5 = GPS antenna

    6 = UHF antenna

    Figure 2 on page 13 shows an overview of MW41 with RS92 and GC25.

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    Figure 2 DigiCORA Sounding System MW41 Overview with

    RS92

    The following numbers refer toFigure 2 above:1 = Sounding Workstation PC

    2 = Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311

    3 = Ground Check Set GC25

    4 = Radiosonde RS92

    5 = GPS Antenna

    6 = UHF Antenna

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    Sounding Station Setup Summary

    The summary contains everything you need to do when setting up an

    entirely new MW41 system. In other cases, such as when upgrading from

    an older system, some steps do not apply. For upgrade instructions, see

    Upgrading MW11/12/15, MW21 and MW31 to Sounding System MW41

    Technical Reference.

    1. Select a suitable location for sounding.

    SeeChapter 3, Selecting Location, on page 15 for more

    information.

    2. Install antennas as instructed in sectionAntennas on page 16.

    3. Install Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311 as instructed in

    sectionMW41 Sounding Workstation Requirements on page 19.

    4. Prepare the computer for MW41 installation as instructed in

    sectionsOperating System Settings on page 25,andInstalling

    Peripheral Devices on page 26.

    Note that this has already been done on Vaisala-supplied

    computers.

    5. Install the MW41 software and activate the license on the

    soundings workstation computer as instructed in sectionInstalling

    MW41 Sounding System Software on page 27.

    Note that Vaisala installs the software on Vaisala-supplied

    computers at the factory.

    6. Install a security certificate as instructed in sectionInstallingSecurity Certificate on page44.

    Note that Vaisala installs the security certificate on Vaisala-

    supplied computers at the factory.

    7. Install RI41 for RS41 or GC25 for RS92 as instructed in section

    Connecting Ground Check Device RI41 on page 59,or in section

    Connecting Ground Check Set GC25 on page 60.

    8. Complete the station-specific configurations as instructed in

    Chapter 7, Starting the Sounding Software, on page 77.

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    CHAPTER 3

    SELECTING LOCATION

    This chapter contains information on how to find a suitable location for

    MW41 Sounding System.

    Sounding Operation Room

    Besides providing good working conditions for the operator, thesounding operation room protects the ground equipment. Below are listed

    the environmental conditions for the indoor equipment. In addition, direct

    weather influences must be totally excluded. Refer to the corresponding

    documentation for specifications on the required conditions for

    individual system components.

    See the manufacturer's notes for additional information:

    Environmental Requirements for Indoor Equipment:Temperature +10 ... +35 C

    Humidity 0 ... 90 % RH, non-condensing

    Environmental Requirements for Outdoor Equipment:

    Temperature -40 +55CHumidity 0 100% RH

    In a tropical environment, it is recommended that you install an air

    conditioner in the sounding operation room.

    Equip the sounding operation room with the following:

    - Adequate lighting

    - Grounded electrical power outlets located close to the instrument

    tables

    - Desk for handling the radiosonde before release

    At all sounding sites where a stable line voltage is not secured, it is

    recommended to install and constantly use an uninterruptible power

    supply (UPS) to guarantee successful soundings. See sectionUsing

    Uninterruptible Power System (UPS, Optional) with MW41 on page 20

    for more information.

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    Antennas

    For best results, select an installation site for the antenna set that is:

    - Clear of obstacles such as buildings, dense forests, or metal masts.

    - Even, in other words, the ground is even and relatively firm.

    A single tree has no significant effect on signal reception, unless it is

    very dense or less than 20 meters from the antenna set. Sparse forest can

    cause some attenuation but is usually not a real hindrance.

    1203-133

    Figure 3 Signal Path Line-of-Sight Requirement

    Other antenna masts and metal structures of small diameter do not disturb

    reception if situated more than 20 meters away from the antenna set.

    Metal roofs or other large surfaces may reflect signals, causing short-

    duration fading. Large obstacles may block reception. To maintain the

    line of sight, ensure that the angle from the antenna to the top of large

    obstacles is less than 10. SeeFigure 3 above.

    Antenna Types

    The sounding instrument requires antennas for GPS and UHF reception.

    The following antennas manufactured by Vaisala can be used:

    - GA31, GA31N and GA41 GPS antenna

    - RB31 directional UHF antenna

    - RM31N and RM32 omnidirectional UHF antenna

    - CG31 portable antenna

    NOTE Antenna description and installation instructions are provided with eachantenna.

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    Antenna Cables

    The standard length of the antenna cable is 33 meters. Lay the cables in

    protective tubing to avoid mechanical wear. Secure the maximumpossible clearance from radar antennas. See the appropriate antenna

    User's Guide for details.

    Balloon-Filling Shed

    An appropriate balloon-filling shed enabling proper inflation and

    handling of the balloons is essential for a successful radiosonde ascent.

    Observe the following recommendations when operating hydrogen

    balloons:

    - Place the shed near the sounding operation room so that the

    radiosonde operator is able to view the shed from a window or the

    door of the sounding operation room.

    - Avoid inflating the balloon in the same building where the sounding

    operation room is located because of the risks related to handling

    gases.

    - Free the terrain around the shed of obstacles such as trees, telephone

    poles, antenna structures, etc., that might prevent free ascent of the

    radiosonde in windy conditions.

    - Make sure the balloon-filling shed:- is large enough to allow the operator to handle all normal types of

    balloons conveniently.

    - has a doorway wide enough for you to carry an inflated balloon

    through without the balloon touching sharp corners or anything else

    that can break it.

    - has its door on the leeward side of prevailing winds.

    - has free space for the gas generator or gas cylinders if there is no

    separate chamber for them outside the shed.

    - has adequate ventilation, especially when the doors are closed.

    - Make sure all electrical installations within the shed, both permanent

    and temporary, are of spark-proof construction. Carry out regular

    inspections to prevent any oversights.

    - Ground the inflation nozzle (Vaisala Filling Balance) through a metal

    plate fixed to the floor. Connect the nozzle permanently to a well-

    grounded piping system or some other construction with good earth

    contact.

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    - Note that since hydrogen mixed with air is highly inflammable, the

    use and storage of hydrogen generators or cylinders are subject to

    safety regulations issued by authorities.

    - Follow the Safety Instructions for Radiosonde Operators given in the

    Radiosonde User's Guide when training personnel for radiosondeoperation at a new station.

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    CHAPTER 4

    INSTALLING HARDWARE

    This chapter provides information on the DigiCORA MW41 hardware

    setup.

    MW41 Sounding Workstation Requirements

    Operating System Compliance

    - Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit and 64-bit (English)

    - Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit and 64-bit (English)

    Web Browser Compliance

    - Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or higher

    - Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

    - Google Chrome (latest version)Adobe Flash Player is required.

    Minimum Hardware Requirements

    - Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core or equivalent, Quad core

    recommended

    - Memory 2 GB RAM

    - Hard Disk Space 160 GB

    - Display 1366 x 768

    - DVD-ROM drive

    - Serial ports, either integrated or via USB/RS232 converter: 1 for

    GC25/RS92 cable and 1 for possible Automatic Weather Station

    (AWS)

    - USB port for RI41

    - Ethernet adapter

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    For the operating system to function properly, make sure the following

    settings have been selected and installed:

    - The workstation has a network with TCP/IP Protocol installed.

    - Time zone is GMT.

    CAUTION When taking PCs not delivered by Vaisala into use, pay special attentionto energy saver and similar settings on your computer. On many

    computers, the default settings can cause shutdown of computer parts if

    there is a long time period with no input from the user, for example,

    during a sounding. This might result in a lost sounding.

    Using Uninterruptible Power System(UPS, Optional) with MW41

    If the MW41 input power source, typically mains power, fails for some

    reason, a UPS can be used to provide emergency power. The UPS

    provides near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions by

    supplying energy to the connected devices.

    To avoid any power interruptions, make sure that all sounding equipment

    are connected through a UPS system. The sounding PC and the UPS are

    connected with a USB cable. The correct USB connector is marked with

    a UPS sticker at the back of the PC.

    CAUTION Make sure to select the correct, country-specific output voltage on theUPS display. See the manufacturers instructions for more details.

    The UPS includes internal batteries to provide power in case AC input

    power is not available. Make sure to inspect the condition of the batteries

    regularly and, if necessary, replace the batteries according to the

    manufacturers instructions.

    CAUTION Before taking the UPS into use, make sure the UPS internal batteries areconnected.

    During a power interruption, the UPS provides power for 25 minutes,

    after which Windows is run down. The rundown takes a maximum of 5

    minutes. All other values are the default values provided by the UPS.

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    Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311

    Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311 is a desktop instrument

    intended for use in the sounding operation room. You can fasten it to an

    installation shelf with mounting straps.

    - All power, signal and I/O connectors are located at the rear

    - Plug-in units can be replaced through the front

    SPS311 uses forced air cooling. Three fans are located below the card

    frame.

    NOTE Do not block the air inlet at the lower front corner of the chassis. Airoutlet is located at the upper rear corner.

    Connecting Sounding ProcessingSubsystem SPS311

    To connect antennas, MW41 workstation, and optional equipment to

    SPS311, do the following:

    1. Connect the antennas to the subsystem. Refer to the instructions in

    the appropriate antenna Users Guide.

    2. Connect the Sounding Processing Subsystem LAN1 connector via

    the LAN switch (if connected to an external network) to the

    workstations LAN card using the 210973 cable (Ethernet cable

    with RJ45 connectors).

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    Figure 4 MW41 Connections

    The following numbers refer toFigure 4 above:

    1 = Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311

    2 = Sounding workstation PC

    3 = GPS antenna

    4 = UHF antenna

    5 = LAN switch (optional)

    6 = GPS cable (TNC connector)7 = UHF cable (N connector)

    8 = Ethernet cable (RJ45 connector)

    9 = Line to external network (optional)

    10 = Ground Check Set GC25

    11 = Ground Check Device RI41

    12 = USB cable

    13 = RS-232 cable

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    3. Connect the ethernet cable to the computers ethernet port.

    4. Either Ground Check Device RI41 for RS41, or Ground Check Set

    GC25 for RS92 is connected to the sounding workstation PC.

    If the system has a direct cable connection to an RS92 radiosonde,

    connect the radiosonde cable (DRW231463) to the workstation's

    COM port. Connect the AC/DC adapter to the radiosonde cable's

    DC connector.

    Power Supply and Grounding for SPS311

    SPS311 must be connected to mains power 100 - 240 V, 1.2A Max,

    50/60 Hz or to a 24 VDC power system. The DC power input connection

    is floating.

    An external chassis ground screw is provided for system grounding.

    NOTE Mains power and 24 VDC system power are alternative power sourcesand need not be used at the same time.

    Switching the Power On and Off

    The power switch of SPS311 is located on the lower left corner of the

    front panel. The power switch is marked with the following symbol:

    Before the subsystem power can be switched on, the system must be in

    the standby state. This is indicated by the yellow standby LED. For more

    information on the indicator LEDs, see Vaisala DigiCORA Sounding

    System MW41 Technical Reference.

    To switch subsystem power on or off, press the power switch once.

    The standby LED is lit yellow when the system is ready for powerup.

    After the power is switched on, the standby LED is blank.

    During the power up the power/status LED blinks green. When the

    power/status LED turns into steady green the system is ready for

    operation.

    Red color indicates an error in one or more units during the power up or

    operation.

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    CHAPTER 5

    INSTALLING SOFTWARE

    This chapter provides information on how to install the required software

    for Sounding System MW41.

    NOTE If Vaisala has provided the computer for your Sounding System MW41,the software installation has been done by Vaisala. In this case, you may

    skip this chapter and move on toChapter 6, Creating Connections, onpage 51.

    Operating System Settings

    For the operating system to function properly, make sure the following

    settings have been selected and installed:

    - The workstation has a network with TCP/IP Protocol installed.

    - Time zone is GMT.

    User Requirements for Installing theSoftware

    To perform the needed installations, you need administrator rights for

    Windows. Vaisala recommends that after the sounding software has been

    installed, you access the sounding workstation PC with operator-level

    privileges (not administrator).

    NOTE When you install the MW41 sounding software, you must belong to theAdministratorslevel. See your operating system documentation for

    more information.

    NOTE On computers delivered from Vaisala, you need to give a password to logon to the PC as Administrator. The Administrator password is

    adpw_VA1.

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    Dividing Workstation's Hard Disk

    Note that it is not absolutely necessary to divide the workstation's hard

    disk into two partitions. However, by default, the sounding file and

    message output folders are placed on the D: partition, if available.Having the archives separate from the system partition can make the files

    easier to backup, for example, to a DVD-ROM.

    On computers delivered by Vaisala the partitions are done as described

    below, and this can be used as a recommendation for partitioning other

    sounding workstations, if desired. Follow the Windows operating

    system's instructions, and the instructions below.

    - Make the C: partition 100 GB in size. This is the default installation

    location for the MW41 sounding software. The path can also be

    changed.

    - Make the D: partition to contain the rest of the hard disk. Format this

    partition to use the NTFS file system. This way you can use the

    Windows backup feature to secure the content of the hard disk.

    Installing Peripheral Devices

    Serial Port Extension

    It is likely that a serial port extension device is needed to meet the

    requirements stated in sectionMW41 Sounding Workstation

    Requirements on page 19.For computers not delivered by Vaisala, this is

    your responsibility. Refer to the instructions supplied with the device.

    Printer

    If your MW41 sounding system includes a printer, set it up to work with

    Windows. Refer to the instructions supplied with Windows and the

    printer.

    For instructions on adding a new printer, see DigiCORA SoundingSystem MW41 Technical Reference.

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    Installing MW41 Sounding System Software

    These instructions provide information on installing MW41 sounding

    software for the first time. For updating instructions, see Vaisala

    DigiCORA Sounding System MW41 Technical Reference.

    NOTE Before installing the software, check the MW41 workstationrequirements in sectionMW41 Sounding Workstation Requirements on

    page 19.

    Note that if some components needed for installing MW41 sounding

    software, for example Flash Player, are missing, the Installer prompts

    you to install them first and restart your computer.

    The software installation consists of three phases, explained in the

    sections below:

    1. Installing MW41 sounding software.

    2. Activating a software license.

    3. Installing a security certificate.

    Requirements for Installing MW41 in

    Windows 8.1 Operating SystemSounding software MW41 requires .NET Framework 3.5, which is not

    included in Windows 8.1 by default. Before installing MW41, you must

    install the .NET Framework 3.5. There are two ways of doing this,

    depending on whether you are connected to Internet or not. See sections

    Internet Connection Available below andNo Internet Connection

    Available on page 28 for instructions.

    Internet Connection Available

    If you are connected to Internet while you are installing MW41, awindow for downloading and installing .NET Framework 3.5 will appear

    automatically when you click the MW41 StartHere.exefile.

    Click Download and install this featureto begin the installation, see

    Figure 5 on page 28.

    NOTE Depending on the connection, the download takes some time, from 5 to15 minutes.

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    Figure 5 Downloading and Installing .NET Framework 3.5

    No Internet Connection Available

    If you are not connected to Internet during MW41 installation, you must

    install the .NET Framework 3.5 manually. Before beginning, insert the

    Windows 8.1 installation DVD to the PC.

    Follow the instructions below:

    1. Open Windows Command Prompt as Administrator: right-click

    and select Run as administrator.

    2. Give the Windows administrators user name.

    3. Enter the following command. The source in this case is the

    Windows 8.1 installation DVD on the DVD drive.

    DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess

    /Source:d:\sources\sxs

    4. The .NET Framework 3.5 installation begins.

    5. After the .NET Framework installation, install the MW41 sounding

    software as instructed in the next sectionBeginning MW41

    Software Installation on page 29.

    For further information, see the instructions on Microsofts web page:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506443.aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506443.aspxhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506443.aspxhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506443.aspx
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    Beginning MW41 Software Installation

    Installing Flash Player to Windows 8.1

    Operating System

    In Windows 8.1, Adobe Flash Player is built-in in Internet Explorer and

    cannot be updated by an external software such as the MW41 installer.

    To run MW41, you must update Adobe Flash Player to the latest version

    available via Windows update.

    Installing Flash Player to OtherOperating Systems

    NOTE If your computer is connected to the Internet while you are installing thesoftware and you are prompted to install a newer version of Flash Player

    by clicking the Player Download Center link, do notclick the link.

    Instead, install the latest version available on the DVD. This is to make

    sure that the MW41 sounding software functions properly.

    If you get the following error message when beginning MW41

    installation, follow the steps below to install Flash Player. These

    instructions do not apply to Windows 8.1, where the update must be done

    via Windows update.

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    Figure 6 Adobe Flash Player Installation Error Message

    1. Do not click the link that appears in the error message shown in

    Figure 6 above.Click Quitto close the window.

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    2. Go to folder MW41 - 3rdPartySoftware - FlashPlayeron the

    installation DVD.

    3. Click the uninstall_flash_player.exefile to uninstall Flash Player.

    4. After Flash Player has been uninstalled, restart MW41 installation.

    5. Click the Install Flash Player for Internet Explorerlink.

    Software License

    Using MW41 sounding software requires a software license. When you

    install the software for the first time, you have two options for using it,

    explained in more detail in this section.

    1. Using a Trial Version

    If you have no software license, you can start using the software as a trialversion with standard features. The trial version is valid for 30 days.

    After you have installed the sounding software and login for the first

    time, the system detects whether you have a valid license or not, or

    whether the trial version has expired. If your trial version has not expired,

    you can continue to use it for the number of trial days remaining.

    2. Activating Software License

    If you have a software license, you can immediately activate the softwarewith the features you have selected after you have installed the software.

    Activate the license using the Product Key available on a sticker on the

    sounding software DVD cover. It is recommended to activate the license

    as soon as possible.

    NOTE Vaisala recommends that you activate the software license as soon aspossible.

    Activating the MW41 software license requires Internet connection. If

    the PC you are using for the software installation does not have Internetconnection, make sure there is another PC nearby with an Internet

    connection that you can use for the activation. Vaisala License Manager

    automatically detects whether you are connected to Internet or not.

    For instructions, see either sectionActivating the License - Internet

    Connection Available on page 35,or sectionActivating the License - No

    Internet Connection Available on page 37.

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    Installing MW41 Sounding Software andActivating Software License

    To install the MW41 sounding software:

    1. Place the installation DVD into the DVD drive. The installation

    main window opens. If the installer does not start automatically,

    run the StartHere.exefile from the DVD.

    2. Click the link Install MW41 version X.X.x

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    3. The Install Wizard for MW41 opens. Click Next.

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    4. Read the License Agreement and accept it. Click Next.

    5. The installation begins. Click Nextto accept the default destination

    folder for the files, or choose a new folder by clicking Changeand

    select a new location for the files.

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    6. Click Installto begin the installation.

    7. Wait while the Install Wizard installs the software.

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    8. When the software installation is finished, the following window

    opens. Option Launch Vaisala License Manageris selected by

    default.

    9. Click Finishto start Vaisala License Manager and proceed to the

    instructions in sectionActivating the License - Internet Connection

    Available on page 35,or sectionActivating the License - No

    Internet Connection Available on page 37.

    NOTE Vaisala recommends that you activate the software license as soon aspossible. Activating the license requires access to Internet.

    If you deselect the default option, you are prompted to restart the

    system. After the restart, the software installation is ready. See

    sectionLaunching Vaisala License Manager below for instructions

    on launching Vaisala License Manager at a later stage.

    Launching Vaisala License Manager

    To activate the software license at a later stage, you must launch Vaisala

    License Manager:

    Go to Windows Start menu and click All Programs - Vaisala Vaisala

    License Manager Vaisala License Manager. The License Manager is

    installed on your computer when MW41 sounding software is installed.

    Next, proceed to sectionActivating the License - Internet Connection

    Available on page 35,or sectionActivating the License - No Internet

    Connection Available on page 37.

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    Activating the License - Internet ConnectionAvailable

    1. When the License Manager opens, click Continue.

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    Figure 7 Activating Product

    2. Enter the Product Key. The Product Key is available on a sticker on

    the DVD cover. Click Continue.

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    Figure 8 Entering Product Key

    3. The product starts activating. Wait a while.

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    4. After a successful activation, the following window is displayed.

    The window displays a list of the activated features. Check that the

    features installed match your license. Click Quitto exit License

    Manager.

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    Figure 9 List of Activated Features

    5. Click Yes to restart the system.

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    6. After the system has restarted, the MW41 installation and license

    activation is complete.

    In case the activation fails, the reason and remedy for the failure are

    displayed. Should you need any further assistance, contact Vaisala Help

    Desk [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]
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    Activating the License - No Internet ConnectionAvailable

    Before you begin, make sure that you have, for example, a memory stick

    for storing the license file obtained and transferring it to anothercomputer.

    1. When the License Manager opens, click Continue.

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    Figure 10 Activating Product

    2. Enter the Product Key. The Product Key is available on a sticker on

    the DVD cover. Click Continue.

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    Figure 11 Entering Product Key

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    3. The following window opens with message You have no Internet

    connection available. Write down the Product Key and the request

    code shown, or click Save codes as txtto save the codes as a .txt

    file on a media that you can take with you, for example, a memory

    stick. Remember also to write down the Internet address you mustgo to.

    Do not close the License Manager window, you will need to upload

    the license file with License Manager.

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    Figure 12 No Internet Connection is Available

    4. Take the memory stick with you and go to another computer that isconnected to Internet, and log on to the address provided. Select

    Login Using Product Keyand enter the key in the window. Click

    Login.

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    Figure 13 License Manager Login Window

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    5. In the window that opens, click Product Detailsopen and click

    Activate.

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    Figure 14 Viewing Product Details

    6. Enter the request code in the Request Codetext box and click

    Generate.

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    Figure 15 Generating License File

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    7. The license file is generated. Save the license file to a media that

    you can transfer to the system with MW41 sounding software, for

    example, a memory stick.

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    Figure 16 License File Successfully Generated

    Note that the way in which the file is saved depends on the browser used.

    For example, in Internet Explorer, a dialogue appears, asking you about

    the file. If you do not provide a specific location on your computer, files

    downloaded from the Internet are usually saved in a default location, for

    example, C:\users\your name\downloads.

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    8. Take the memory stick with you and go back to the computer

    where the License Manager window is still open, and MW41

    software is installed with no Internet connection. Click Uploadto

    load the license file to the system.

    Figure 17 Uploading License File

    9. Browse to the location where the license file is stored and click

    Open.

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    Figure 18 Opening License File

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    10. The green icon indicates that the upload was successful. Click

    Continue.

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    Figure 19 License File Successfully Uploaded

    11. After a successful activation, the following window is displayed.

    The window displays a list of the activated features. Check that the

    features installed match your license. Click Quitto exit License

    Manager.

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    Figure 20 Displaying Installed Features

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    12. Click Yes to restart the system.

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    13. After the system has restarted, the MW41 installation and license

    activation is complete.

    In case the activation fails, the reason and remedy for the failure aredisplayed. Should you need any further assistance, contact Vaisala Help

    Desk [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]
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    Installing Security Certificate

    MW41 sounding software uses a security certificate to support HTTPS

    protocol in the web browser interface.

    NOTE The security certificate is installed after the MW41 sounding software isinstalled for the first time, it is not required after software update.

    Note that the security certificate is Windows user-specific, that is, it has

    to be installed separately for all Windows users. On Vaisala-delivered

    PCs, the security certificate is installed for the default Windows users.

    When creating new users, the security certificate needs to be installed

    separately for the new users. To install the security certificate, follow the

    steps below.

    NOTE Note that if you change the MW41 computer name, you must alwaysinstall the security certificate.

    Some of the windows presented below differ between 32-bit and 64-bit

    operating systems, but the installation steps are the same.

    Adding MW41 Address to Trusted SitesWhen installing the security certificate on a computer with Windows 8.1

    operating system and Internet Explorer version 10, you must first add

    MW41s address to Internet Explorers trusted sites. Otherwise you will

    not be able to install the security certificate.

    - To find out the MW41 address, go to Control Panel, select System

    and Security System Full computer name.

    - To add the MW41 address to trusted sites, go to Internet Explorer,

    select Tools Internet Options- Security - Trusted sites. Click

    Sites, Add, and enter the MW41 address.

    Installation Steps

    1. Click the icon on the desktop to start MW41 sounding software:

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    2. The Security Alert window appears. Click View Certificate.

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    3. The Certificate window appears. Click Install Certificate.

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    4. Certificate Import Wizard opens. Click Next.

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    5. Select the Place all certificates in the following storeoption and

    click Browse.

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    6. Select Trusted Root Certification Authoritiesand click OK.

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    7. The Certificate Import Wizard window opens again. Click Next.

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    8. Click Finish.

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    9. In the Security Warning window, click Yes.

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    10. Click OK. The certificate has now been successfully imported.

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    11. Click OKto accept the installed certificate.

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    12. In the Security Alert window, click Yes.

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    13. The security certificate is now installed on the sounding

    workstation and MW41 sounding software uses a safe HTTPS

    connection.

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    CHAPTER 6

    CREATING CONNECTIONS

    This chapter contains instructions on how to connect the MW41

    Sounding System components.

    Connecting SPS311

    To connect the MW41 computer to Sounding Processing SubsystemSPS311, create the following firewall and SPS311 IP address settings:

    1. Make all the physical connections as instructed in section

    Connecting Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311 on page 21.

    2. Check that a firewall does not hinder the connections. See section

    Using Firewall on page 52.

    3. To change the IP addresses, see sectionChanging SPS311 IP

    Address on page 52.

    NOTE SPS311s default IP address is 192.168.0.10.

    The workstation's default IP address is 192.168.0.1.

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    Using Firewall

    NOTE It is recommended to use a firewall between the MW41 workstation and

    the sounding subsystem.

    Windows Firewall

    You do not have to disable the Windows firewall to be able to create

    MW41 connections. MW41 installer automatically opens the necessary

    ports.

    Other Firewalls

    Other firewalls require you to open the following ports manually:

    - Inbound port 42990 for SPS311

    - Outbound port 42900 for SPS311

    Changing SPS311 IP Address

    After you have created the connection to the unit, you can configure

    Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311 unit using the RegConfig

    program.

    RegConfig is an internal program in SPS311 plug-in units for setting the

    communication parameters of the unit.

    Connecting to SPS311

    There are two ways of connecting to SPS311: VNC and PuTTY. The

    primary method is VNC, but, if that fails, you can use PuTTY.

    Connecting with VNC

    To create a connection to a plug-in unit with VNC:

    1. Switch on the power to the sounding processing subsystem.

    2. Start VNCViewer by selecting Start - Run and type

    [MW41 Install Directory]\Utils\VNCViewer\VNCViewer.exe.

    (The default MW41 install directory in 64-bit Windows 7 is

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Vaisala\MW41\).

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    3. Enter the units default IP address in the VNC server box and click

    OK.

    - SPS311: 192.168.0.10

    4. Login to the system by entering the following information:

    - Session password: Administrator

    5. ClickOK.

    6. Start the RegConfig program on the unit by clicking the Start

    button and selecting Run.

    7. Type regconfigin the Opentext box and click OK.For information on using the RegConfig program, see section

    Using RegConfig to Change the SPS311 IP Address on page 58.

    8. If you have made changes with RegConfig, you are prompted to

    save the changes. If you choose to save your changes, the unit

    restarts automatically and the VNC connection ends.

    9. If you did not make any changes, end the connection by clicking

    Close.

    Connecting with PuTTY

    To create a connection to a plug-in unit with PuTTY:

    1. Open the SPS311 front cover to access the MRP111 units COM1

    port.

    2. Connect the workstation's COM port to the MRP111 unit's COM1

    port with cable MW45042.3. Start the program by selecting Start Runand type

    [MW41 Install Directory]\Utils\Putty\PuTTY.exe

    (The default MW41 install directory in 64-bit Windows 7 is

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Vaisala\MW41\).

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    4. Click Connection - Serialon the left, and set the properties of the

    new connection on the right. See the next step for details.

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    5. In the Serial linefield, enter the workstations COM port to which

    the cable is connected. In the Speedfield, enter the baud rate.

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    6. Configure the settings:

    Speed (baud):19200

    Data bits:8

    Stop bits:1Parity:None

    Flow Control:None

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    7. Click Open. The terminal opens.

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    8. The system prompts you for:

    UserName: Administrator (ENTER)

    Domain: (empty) (ENTER)

    Password: Administrator (ENTER)

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    9. Start the RegConfig program by entering regconfigand pressENTER. For information on using the RegConfig program, see

    sectionUsing RegConfig to Change the SPS311 IP Address on

    page 58.

    10. If you have made changes with RegConfig, you are prompted tosave the changes. If you choose to save your changes, the unit

    restarts automatically and the PuTTY connection ends.

    11. If you did not make any changes, end the connection in the

    following way:

    - SPS311: Type exitand press ENTER.

    - Close the program.

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    Using RegConfig to Change the SPS311IP Address

    Table 3 below lists the required settings when using RegConfig:

    Table 3 SPS311 Parameter Settings

    Hostname/Computer name

    = MRP111- unit's hostname

    IPAddress = 192.168.0.10 unit's IP address

    SubnetMask = 255.255.255.0 unit's subnet mask

    DefaultGateway = 0.0.0.0 unit's default gateway

    VaisalaNameServer = MMWCannot be edited, for viewingonly.

    NOTE VaisalaNameServer cannot be edited, the information can only beviewed.

    RegConfig also displays hardware information: the serial number of the

    plug-in unit and the hardware version.

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    Changing the Administrator Password on SPS311

    Plug-in unit MRP111 has a user name "administrator", whose default

    password is "Administrator". To change the password:

    1. Open a connection to the unit. For details, see sectionUsing

    RegConfig to Change the SPS311 IP Address on page 58.

    2. Start User Managerby selecting Start - Run. Type cmdto open a

    Command Prompt and then type usermgr.cmd

    3. Double-click Administrator in the Username list.

    4. Type the new password to Password and Confirm Password

    boxes.

    NOTE Do not change other options for this user. Memorize the new password

    carefully.

    5. Close User Managerby selecting User - Exit. The unit will now

    restart. Starting the unit takes about two minutes.

    Connecting Ground Check Device RI41

    If you have used GC25 for preparing the radiosonde in the previous

    soundings, you must disable it before taking Ground Check Device RI41

    into use. Follow the steps below to disable GC25.

    If you have not used GC25, start from step 4 below.

    1. In MW41, select Administration Devices, and click open

    Radiosonde workstation connection.

    2. Click the drop-down list open and select None. Click Save.

    3. Switch off GC25 and disconnect the cable from the sounding

    workstation PC. Disconnect GC25 power cable.

    4. Connect RI41 USB cable to the PCs USB port. The USB cable is

    permanently attached to the ground check device. The ground

    check device is powered on when it is connected to the PC.5. Next, configure RI41 as the ground check device to be used as the

    connection between the radiosonde and the sounding workstation.

    To do this, go to MW41 sounding software and select

    Administration Devices, and click open Radiosonde

    workstation connection. Select the correct device in the drop-

    down list. Select also the correct serial port. Click Save.

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    Ground Check Set GC25

    Connecting Ground Check Set GC25

    When setting up Ground Check Set GC25, connect the GC25 power

    supply connector to the power socket. Then connect the power supply

    cable.

    To use GC25 with the MW41 system, connect the RS-232 cable to the

    slanted serial connector (on the back of the GC25) and to the PC's serial

    port. Secure the cable with screws. The RS-232 cable is delivered with

    GC25.

    Press the power switch. GC25 is ready for use when the display shows

    the message "Connect Cable to Sonde".

    Filling the Desiccant

    When you first install GC25, follow theFilling the GC25 Chamber with

    Desiccant instructionson page 61 carefully.

    NOTE Since the desiccant beads need to be dried, it is convenient to use severaldesiccant cartridges in rotation with GC25. This eliminates the need to

    open and refill the cartridge with dry desiccant beads. Extra cartridges

    can be ordered from Vaisala.

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    Filling the GC25 Chamber with Desiccant

    During first installation:

    1. Pull out the desiccant cartridge from the side of the chamber. Refer

    toFigure 21 below.

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    2. Hold the base firmly and open the top of the desiccant cartridge.

    Loosen the screws to release the metal top. SeeFigure 22 below.

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    Figure 22 Opening the Desiccant Cartridge

    NOTE Be careful not to deform or damage the metal netting. Always hold thecartridge by the metal base.

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    3. Fill the metal net enclosure with desiccant beads. SeeFigure 23

    below.

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    Figure 23 Filling the Desiccant Cartridge

    4. Replace the metal top of the desiccant cartridge.

    5. Tighten the screws to secure the metal top.

    6. Put the desiccant cartridge back in the side of the chamber.

    NOTE Make sure the chamber cover of GC25 is closed properly.

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    Creating Remote Connection

    To connect remotely to an MW41 workstation, you must create a trusted

    HTTPS connection. See the instructions in sectionCreating Trusted

    HTTPS Connection below.

    By default, the security certificate is a self-signed HTTPS certificate. For

    instructions on changing the default certificate to that of a Certificate

    Authority, see DigiCORA Sounding System MW41 Technical

    Reference.

    Creating Trusted HTTPS Connection

    These instructions are for remote client use, that is, when you create a

    remote connection to the sounding workstation from another PC.

    Note that the procedure is slightly different for different browsers.

    NOTE Remote access HTTPS connection to the MW41 computer requiresinbound port 8443 to be open in all firewalls active in the system.

    Creating Trusted HTTPS Connection with InternetExplorer

    After you have installed the security certificate, you can create a remote

    connection to the sounding workstation using https.

    1. Go to addresshttps://computer.full.name:8443

    NOTE Use the computer name, not the IP address.

    To find out the name of your computer, check the information in the

    System Propertieswindow. You can access the window, for example,

    by pressing the Windows and Pause key simultaneously.

    https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/
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    2. Click Continue to this website (not recommended).

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    3. The MW41 login window opens with a "Certificate error" error

    message in the browser's address bar. Click the error message and

    select View certificates at the bottom.

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    4. To proceed with the installation, follow steps 3 - 13 in section

    Installing Security Certificate starting on page44.

    5. Restart Internet Explorer and go tohttps://computer.full.name:8443

    Creating Trusted HTTPS Connection with Firefox

    If you have already installed the certificate for Internet Explorer, as

    instructed above in sectionCreating Trusted HTTPS Connection with

    Internet Explorer,you only have to click Confirm Security Exceptionin

    step 4 below, and the HTTPS works for Firefox.

    If you have not yet installed the certificate for Internet Explorer, start

    from step 1 in the following step list.

    https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/
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    1. Go to addresshttps://computer.full.name:8443

    2. Click I Understand the Risks.

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    3. Click the Add Exceptionbutton.

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    https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/https://computer.full.name:8443/
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    4. First click the Get Certificatebutton,then click the Viewbutton.

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    5. Select the Detailstab and click Export.

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    6. Select a directory where you wish to save the certificate and click

    Save.

    NOTE The certificate file name is the same as the MW41 computer name. Do

    not change the name.

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    7. Click Close.

    8. The saved certificate must be added as Windowss Trust Root

    Certificate. Go to Control Panel and select Internet Options on the

    left.

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    9. Select the Contenttab and click Certificates.

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    10. Select the Trusted Root Certification Authoritiestab and click

    Import.

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    11. The Certificate Import Wizard window opens. Click Next.

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    12. Click Browseand select the certificate file you saved in step 6

    above. Click Openand Next.

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    13. Select Place all certificates in the following storeand click

    Browse.

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    14. Select Trusted Root Certification Authoritiesand click OK.

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    15. Click Next.

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    16. Click Finish.

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    17. The Security Warning window opens. Click Yes.

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    18. Click OK.

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    19. In the Certificates window, click Close, and in the Internet

    Properties window, click OK.

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    20. Go back to Firefox and click Confirm Security Exception.

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    Creating Trusted HTTPS Connection with GoogleChrome

    If you use Google Chrome as your web browser, you must install the

    security certificate using Internet Explorer, see sectionCreating Trusted

    HTTPS Connection with Internet Explorer on page64 for instructions.

    The security certificate cannot be installed with Chrome.

    After you have installed the certificate with Internet Explorer and start

    using Chrome, Chrome will also start using a safe HTTPS connection.

    Note that in Chrome, https:is crossed out with a red line and a red cross

    appears on the lock icon in the browser's address bar, seeFigure 24 on

    page76 for an illustration. However, you do not have to worry about this:

    Chrome still uses the security certificate in the same way as the other

    browsers.

    If are using a certificate signed by Certificate Authority and not the

    default certificate, the markings will not appear in the address bar.

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    Figure 24 Using Security Certificate with Google Chrome

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    CHAPTER 7

    STARTING THE SOUNDINGSOFTWARE

    This chapter provides information on what to do after you have

    completed the mechanical and software installations for Sounding

    System MW41.

    Starting the MW41 Software and Logging In

    1. Power on Sounding Processing Subsystem SPS311 before turning

    on the PC with the sounding software.

    2. Turn on the PC.

    3. To start the MW41 sounding software, either click the MW41icon

    on the desktop, or enter the address

    https://full.computer.name:8443in the address bar of your web

    browser. (To see the full name of your computer, you can, for

    example, press the Windows key and Pause key simultaneously toview the computer properties.)

    https://full.computer.name:8443/https://full.computer.name:8443/https://full.computer.name:8443/
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    4. To make all the necessary configurations, login with your Sounding

    administrator username and password. See sectionManaging

    MW41 Users on page 79 for more information about users and user

    roles.

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    If the Read-onlycheck box is selected, you have read-only rights

    to the system, not full control. The check box is selected if another

    user already has full control of the system when you log in.

    See section Managing MW41 Userson page 79 for more

    information on user control in MW41 user interface.

    5. All MW41 services start automatically and a message is displayed

    to indicate that the system is starting.

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    Managing MW41 Users

    In MW41, the users are categorized into three groups with different

    privileges.Table 4 below describes the different user roles.

    CAUTION Make sure there is a Sounding administration user with a knownpassword at all times. Without this, you are unable to do user

    management and other system configuration tasks, and may need to

    reinstall the MW41 software.

    Ta