WX 200 Weather Station Software
(630-1015)                 On-Line Operation          Faxback Doc. # 38361


The Terminal window appears each time you open AccuWeather for Windows and
is the area where your computer communicates with AccuData.  Whether you
dial directly or connect over the Internet, the Terminal window is the
area where all login, weather product request, and disconnect commands

If you have any problems communicating with or receiving products from
AccuData, look for error messages in the Terminal window.


    You cannot close the Terminal window; however, you can minimize or
    resize it.

    If you connect directly to AccuData, you can also use the Terminal
    window to communicate with your modem.  For example, you can type in
    the modem attention sequence (+++) to put your modem in command mode,
    then enter any valid modem command.


AccuWeather for Windows gives you the option to retrieve weather products
(professional maps, forecasts, and so on) from AccuData using a graphical
user interface Advisor window or using AccuData product and site codes in
the AccuData Terminal window.

Retrieving Products Using the Advisor

To access AccuData products without learning all the product and site
codes, you can use the Advisor window.  The advisor window appears each
time you open AccuWeather for Windows.  You can open or close the Advisor
window at anytime by clicking on Toggle the Advisor Window on the button
bar, or by opening the Window menu and selecting Show Advisor.

The Advisor window contains a list of choices to help you get a forecast,
get one or more products, view/edit request lists, or connect to and
browse AccuData.

The Advisor gives you easy-to-use graphical interfaces for selecting
products so you don't need to know the AccuData product and site codes.
Once the request is created, you have the option of saving it so you can
use it over and over again.

When you run a request, AccuWeather for Windows automatically connects to
AccuData, gets the requested product(s), then disconnects from AccuData.
This way, you can keep your on-line time and costs at a minimum.

Saving/Using a Request List

After using the Get a Forecast or Get one or more products options on the
Advisor window, you can save the selected products as a request list.

To save a request list while using the Get A Forecast option, click o Yes
when the software prompts "The Current Request List is not saved.  Do you
want to save it?," then click on OK in the next window that appears.

To save a request list while using the Get one or more Products option,
click on Create List, select the items you want on the list, then click on
Save List and click on OK in the next window that appears.

The next time you want to get the same products, you can simply select and
start the saved request list (so AccuWeather for Windows automatically
connects, gets your products, then disconnects).

To add or remove products from a request list, click on View/Edit a
Request List in the Advisor window.

Using the customizable Request Bar

Once you create lists of your favorite products, you can assign them to
buttons on the customizable button bar.  At the click of a button, you can
then have the software automatically connect to AccuData, get the
product(s) assigned to that button, then disconnect from AccuData.

To add, change, or delete buttons on the button bar, click on the
Customize the Request Bar button that always appears as the first button
the customizable button bar, then follow the instructions in the window
that appears.

Entering Product/Site on the Terminal Window

AccuWeather for Windows lets you communicate directly with AccuData
through the Terminal window.  To request products using the Terminal
window, you should be familiar with AccuData product and site codes.  You
can use the AccuData menu system to request products or you can enter your
requests directly from the command prompt to the Terminal window.  For
experienced users, the Terminal window might be the quickest way to
request products.


    You can request products using the Advisor or the Terminal window, but
    not both at the same time.

Using the Menu Command

When you connect to AccuData directly on the Terminal window, AccuData
greets you with a Message Page that provides daily updates, news and
features, and gives you a ? prompt.  If you are a new subscriber, you
might want to type MENU then choose the types of information you want to
receive directly.


    The menu command feature does not use "point and click" interface, so
    you must type in your selections using your keyboard.

Retrieving Monthly Normal Data for the WX 200's Location

To find monthly normal information for the official reporting station
nearest to the WX 200's location (so you can input that information in the
Setup For Your Weather Station window, log in to AccuData and open the 
climatological program called DAY.  Then type the abbreviation for the 
station you want to use at the Station Code(s): prompt.

For example, if you live near Philadelphia, type PHL for Philadelphia, PNE
for Philadelphia Northeast, or NXX for Willow Grove.


    If you do not know the name or abbreviation of the station you want to
    use, type ? at the Station Code(s): prompt to see a list of available