How do I install the WxWorx receiver?
For full details, please refer to the installation guide included with your WxWorx receiver. Following is a summary of basic installation steps.
1. Install the XM Weather and/or audio software onto your display device.
2. Place the WxWorx receiver in the desired location.
3. Connect the appropriate data cable (3rd generation receiver) or interface module (2nd generation receiver) of choice.
4. Connect the XM antenna. Make sure it has a clear view of the southern sky.
5. Connect the WxWorx receiver to an appropriate power source.
6. Make the optional audio connection.
7. Activate your XM WX subscription by starting up the XM WX software on your display device. Next, find the 8-digit XM Radio ID printed on the label on the bottom side of the
receiver. It is also printed on a label found on the original box. With your Radio ID number ready, call XM’s Listener Care at 1-800-985-9200 to subscribe to the XM WX and/or XM Radio
services. For prompt service, be sure to also have your data package choice and payment option ready when you call. On the initial startup, your receiver should begin receiving data
within an hour.
Does the WxWorx receiver and WxWorx software come with a manual?
Yes. A manual is included with both WxWorx hardware and software.
Will the WxWorx receiver also give me XM Satellite Radio's audio programming?
The WxWorx receiver can receive both the XM WX Satellite Weather and XM Satellite Radio XM signals (separate subscriptions required). An audio output jack allows you to patch the audio through to a powered stereo system. If you have both an XM WX weather data XM WX package and XM radio subscription, XM will give you a $3.00/mo. discount on your radio subscription if activated under the same account. You can use the one XM antenna that is provided with your receiver kit to provide a signal to your XM radio receiver. Separate software is required to control audio of WxWorx receiver.
Please Note: The 3rd Gen Receiver can not accommodate both WxTunes and the GPS antenna. Users will have to choose between the two services.
How does the new receiver get power?
It depends on the connection type used.
• For USB connections: the USB cable itself supplies power to the receiver, so no external power source is necessary.
• For Bluetooth, Serial and Ethernet connections: a DC power adapter (supplied with an AC/DC converter in some kits and bundles) is used.
What kind of connections does the receiver offer?
• For receiver model WRT-10: USB, Serial (RS-232) and Ethernet are the available options. Power over Ethernet is not supported by the 3rd-generation receiver.
• For receiver model WRT-10BT: wireless Bluetooth functionality enables communication between the receiver and a display device.
What is the range of the receiver’s Bluetooth signal?
Approximately 30 meters.
What kind of GPS receiver is built into the new receiver?
The integrated GPS device is WAAS-enabled, which means it provides much higher positioning accuracy than previously available. Note that an external NMEA-compatible GPS antenna is required, as is software that supports the WAAS functionality. In practically all cases, WAAS support will be added via forthcoming software updates.
GPS Antenna Requirements:
• Type: Active, NMEA-compliant
• Connector: SMA
• Power Requirements: 50Ω, 2.5V-5V (5V tolerant), max 50mA
What is the operating voltage range of the WxWorx receiver?
The Weather Data Receiver accepts 9-32V DC power input.
Do the WxWorx receivers work with the WxTunes software?
Yes. The 3rd generation WxWorx receiver supports XM Satellite Radio playback, so customers can use WxTunes to listen to XM audio programming on their PCs.