If you have a question that is not answered on here, please call 703 430 8055 or email info@speedtech.com

WM-100
WM-200
WM-300
SM-18
SM-19
SM-28

WW-1
EW-1
EW-2
EW-3
AE-1
AE-2
ME-1
HE-1
EE-1
FL-K1
SM-5
SM-5A

 

SM-18 / 19

How do I remove the impeller?

On the back of the unit (with the case open) near the impeller is a screw. Back this screw out about one turn (not all the way out), turn the impeller clockwise slightly and pull out. Replacement is the opposite.

The unit won't stay on - what is wrong?

The battery may not be making good contact with the unit. Contact Speedtech for instructions - 703 430 8055 or info@speedtech.com

How do I change the units of measure on my Skymate?

For the Skymate Plus and older Skymate models, the unit must be turned OFF in order the change the units of measure using the mode buttons. For the new model Skymate, when the temperature is displayed, press and hold ON/OFF button, then press MODE key to toggle between F or C. Release the ON/OFF and MODE buttons when the desired unit is displayed. Note that our manuals can be found here.

How do I get the most accurate readings?

This instrument is very accurate when aligned with the winds axis. When taking readings - keep the unit held high. For varying wind directions, you should slowly sweep your arm from side to side to allow the unit to sample wind from various directions. Once you see the highest reading, that is usually where the wind is coming from.

Why do the wind readings seem lower than they should be?

This could be because you have the unit in AVG mode. Make sure you are sampling current wind speed. Another reason your unit could be reading low is that you are not taking your readings directly into the wind.

Why don't my readings match the Weather Channel?

Remember that wind speeds vary quite a bit from area to area. Your wind speed in your yard, or on your boat (etc) will not be the same as where the local weather station has their wind detection device set up. You need to also account for trees, houses, obstacles, that will interfere with wind. Temperature and windchill will also vary.

My temperature (& humidity on the SM-19) reads too high, how do I fix it?

Make sure your hands and face are not near the temperature (and humidity on the SM-19) sensors. The heat and moisture from your hands and face will affect the unit's readings. Humidity (relative humidity) is based on air temperature also, so an incorrect temperature reading will result in an incorrect humidity reading also.

SM-28

What if my unit will not come on?

First, try changing the battery. If this does not work, remove the battery for up to 4 minutes and then re-insert. This is a way of clearing the unit.

What happens if it freezes up?

This is a sign of a low battery. Remove the battery and replace.

Why does the altitude keep changing?

The altitude is a calculation based on changing air pressure. Changes in the air pressure will cause the altitude to change. Your altitude should be calibrated right before use as an altimeter. See the following link for more information. http://www.thealtimeterstore.com/howtheywork.html 

How do I change the units of measure?

With the SkyMaster on, select the mode you wish to change, press and hold the ON/OFF key and, while holding, press the mode key to change units.

What if I get inaccurate readings?

Each reading can be affected by the use. For wind speed, align the impeller with the wind's axis. When taking readings - keep the unit held high. For varying wind directions, you should slowly sweep your arm from side to side to allow the unit to sample wind from various directions. Once you see the highest reading, that is usually where the wind is coming from.
For temperature and humidity, be sure the sensors (just under the impeller) are not near a source of heat (hand, body, sun, etc.). The sensors in this unit are extremely sensitive.

How long does the battery last?

The battery life is varied by the mode the unit is in. Due to the very accurate hygrometer, the humidity measurement will use more battery life. Barometer and wind speed will maximize the life. Average battery life is 6-12 months, depending on use.

Is a PC Interface available?

No.

I bought it a few months ago and never used it.  I opened it up the other day and it doesn't work.  What do I do?

First replace the battery. If that does not solve the problem, you can contact us, or the company you purchased from. If the unit is within the 1-yr warranty (proof of purchase required for all returns), it can be replaced if deemed defective. If the unit is out of the 1-yr warranty, you can purchase a new unit direct from us at a discounted price.

Why would my dew point be reading off?

Dew point is a calculation of temperature and humidity. If anything is affecting these measurements, the dew point reading will be off.

Does it measure absolute pressure?

The SM-28 can be set to 0 at any location to measure the absolute or station pressure.

Does it measure density altitude?

No.

What if my humidity is reading off 100%?

Recalibrate your humidity by following the instructions in your manual. You will need the voltage input numbers that came with your unit and instructions. They are unique for every instrument. (Please see our manuals page if you have lost your manual)

What if I threw away the instructions and the paper with the humidity calibration numbers on it?

If you have lost your calibration numbers, you can also get the number as they are written down on the unit itself. Call Speedtech to obtain help or to return at 703 430 8055 or email info@speedtech.com

WW-1

How do I get the impeller to pop up?

Press in on the two buttons on either side of the impeller housing. Do not pull on the impeller housing

How do I get the impeller housing to rotate?

Turn the black impeller and rotate to the closed position when not using.

How do I change the battery?

This can be done on your own with a jewelers screwdriver, or by a jeweler. Remove the six screws on the back of the unit and replace with a fresh battery, type CR-2032. Take care when removing the screws and back so as not to damage or lose any parts.

How long do the batteries last?

Approximately 1 year.

My barometer is reading off. How can I fix this?

This could be that you haven't adjusted your altitude. Remember that the unit is designed to be within 0.06 inHg. Also note that barometric pressure varies greatly from one location to another. This makes it hard to compare to anything - except another barometer in your immediate vicinity. Do not compare it to the local weather report if the source is miles away from you.

All Windmates

How do I activate the backlight?

Press the Set/EL button to activate the backlight.

How do I change the units of measure?

Pressing Units Key at any mode, except Compass and Humidity (WM 200, 300 only), changes the unit to your preferred measurement unit. The Units of measurement sequence is shown below for each model.

When does the instrument switch off?

To turn the unit on or off, press and hold Mode key for about 3 sec. You can turn off the unit at any mode. If the unit is idle for 5 minutes it will auto shut down to preserve battery life.

How do I replace the battery? (All models)

When you see the battery icon on the left side, the battery is low and must be replaced or accuracy is affected. The unit uses a CR2032 Lithium battery. Turn the unit to the back. Use a coin to turn battery cover as indicated by the arrow. Insert the battery with the printed side facing you and close the battery door.

Does the compass need calibrating?

If necessary, to correct for the presence of ferrous metals, the compass can be calibrated. When calibrating the compass make sure to keep your motions smooth and the unit horizontal. Go to compass mode press and hold Set/ EL key till display shows “COMPASS CAL” (blinking).  Continue holding Set/EL while turning the unit in a vertical position as shown.  Turn the unit around twice, 15 sec per turn, as shown. After completing the 2 turns release Set/ EL key then immediately press again to confirm calibration. If the display shows “END” the calibration is successful. If the display shows “ERR” redo the calibration process.

How do I change the impeller?

Contact your info@speedtech.com for impeller servicing.

EW-1

My display is on, but it's not reading the sensor.

You must set this unit up as instructed in the manual. Insert batteries in display unit FIRST. Then insert batteries in remote unit(s) within three minutes. Replace battery covers, and wait five minutes before pressing any buttons.

I cannot receive the sensor's signal.

a) If both units are on: open cover of sensor. On display, press and hold "- (hold seek)" button for two seconds (it will flash). Immediately after, press and hold "TX/rest" button on sensor for two seconds and release. Sensor's temperature should come up within ten seconds.

b) New installation/no batteries: Open cover of sensor. On batter cover on display. Insert batteries into display first, then insert batteries into sensor within three minutes. Sensor's temperature should show up.

The sensor came with a probe - do I have to use it?

No. The probe (at the end of a 6' wire) is designed so that you can measure extreme heat, extreme cold, and liquid. The range of the probe is greater than that of the sensor by itself. Range: Sensor: 32°F to 122°F (without probe), -58°F to 158°F (with 6' wire probe)

How many sensors can I have?

Up to three.

Does this unit have an atomic clock?

No. The clock must be manually set.

Does this unit have an alarm?

Yes

Does this unit have a temperature alert?

Yes. This device can be programmed to alert that the temperature has risen or below a pre-determined range at the receiving unit or any of the 3 remote sensors locations.

What is the battery life?

Average of 1 year

EW-2

My display is on, but it's not reading the sensor.

You must set this unit up as instructed in the manual. Insert batteries in display unit FIRST. Then insert batteries in remote unit(s) within three minutes. Replace battery covers, and wait five minutes before pressing any buttons.

The sensor came with a probe - do I have to use it?

No. The probe (at the end of a 6' wire) is designed so that you can measure extreme heat, extreme cold, and liquid. The range of the probe is greater than that of the sensor by itself. Range: Sensor: 32°F to 122°F (without probe), -58°F to 158°F (with 6' wire probe)

How many sensors can I have?

Up to three.

Does this unit have an atomic clock?

No. The clock must be manually set.

Does this unit have an alarm?

Yes - it has two.

Will it alert me when the temperature rises / falls beyond a certain point?

Yes. You can set your unit to alert you when the temperature has reached a certain high or low.

Does this unit have a storm alarm?

When the unit detects a storm is coming, the cloud and rain icons on LCD will flash continuously, backlight will be automatically on for 5 seconds, and the alarm will sound for 10 seconds (repeat 3 times). Press any button to stop storm alarm.

Does this unit have a temperature alert?

Yes. This device can be programmed to alert that the temperature has risen or below a pre-determined range at the receiving unit or any of the 3 remote sensors locations.

What is the battery life?

Average of 1 year

EW-3

My display is on, but it's not reading the sensor.

You must set this unit up as instructed in the manual. Insert batteries in display unit FIRST. Then insert batteries in remote unit(s) within three minutes. Replace battery covers, and wait five minutes before pressing any buttons.

The sensor came with a probe - do I have to use it?

No. The probe (at the end of a 6' wire) is designed so that you can measure extreme heat, extreme cold, and liquid. The range of the probe is greater than that of the sensor by itself. Range: Sensor: 32°F to 122°F (without probe), -58°F to 158°F (with 6' wire probe)

How many sensors can I have?

Up to five.

Does this unit have an atomic clock?

Yes, and the clock may be manually set.

Does this unit have an alarm?

Yes - it has two.

Will it alert me when the temperature rises / falls beyond a certain point?

Yes. You can set your unit to alert you when the temperature has reached a certain high or low.

Does this unit have a storm alarm?

When the unit detects a storm is coming, the cloud and rain icons on LCD will flash continuously, backlight will be automatically on for 5 seconds, and the alarm will sound for 10 seconds (repeat 3 times). Press any button to stop storm alarm.

Does this unit have a temperature alert?

Yes. This device can be programmed to alert that the temperature has risen or below a pre-determined range at the receiving unit or any of the 3 remote sensors locations.

What is the battery life?

Average of 1 year

Can it be reset?

Yes, to reset, open the battery cover and press the reset button. This will set everything back to the default factory settings.

AE-1

What do I need to set up my unit?

Get the latitude, longitude and elevation from a GPS. You can also get coordinates for North America on  www.wunderground.com or for other places in the world on http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/ .  When you go to Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com) you will enter your zip code. You will then see the altitude (elevation) listed about 2 inches below where your town name is listed. All the way to the right of where the town name is listed you will see the Latitude and Longitude. They are not in the format we need. Right next to the Latitude and Longitude in parentheses will be (Google Maps). Click that and it will take you to a new page that shows the Latitude and Longitude in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds. Just ignore the Seconds and you ahve your coordinates. Obtain the Time zone from the chart in your user’s manual.   Example:  Eastern Standard Time zone would be –5 in winter, -4 in summer.  Central would change by 1 hour to –6 in winter, -5 in summer, Pacific would change by 3 hours, -8 in winter, -7 in summer.

My sunrise & sun set is wrong. How do I fix it?

This is usually the result of incorrect time zone or incorrect direction for Latitude and/or Longitude. Example: For N. America, always select N for Latitude and W for Longitude. If you select East and South, you put yourself in Australia. N.America is in the (W)estern and (N)orthern Hemispheres. Any place in N. America will have a negative time zone. When you go from Standard time to Daylight Savings, your new time zone will be 1 hour plus. Example: If you are in Virginia, your time zone is –5 during the winter. When daylight savings time occurs, your time zone is –4.

What type of fish species will my Angler's Edge work for?

All. See the manual for the explanation of how.

My unit will not turn on, what do I do?

The first thing to do is take out the batteries. You can replace them with new batteries or use the old batteries. Once you put the batteries back in you should hear a beep. If you do not, hold down the little button between the batteries (the reset button) and then you should hear a beep and the unit should activate.

AE-2 & ME-1

What do I need to set up my unit?

Latitude, Longitude and elevation from a GPS. You can also get coordinates for North America on  www.wunderground.com or for other places in the world on http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/ . When you go to Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com) you will enter your zip code. You will then see the altitude (elevation) listed about 2 inches below where your town name is listed. All the way to the right of where the town name is listed you will see the Latitude and Longitude. They are not in the format we need. Right next to the Latitude and Longitude in parentheses will be (Google Maps). Click that and it will take you to a new page that shows the Latitude and Longitude in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds. Just ignore the Seconds and you have your coordinates.  Obtain the Time zone from the chart in your user’s manual.   Example:  Eastern Standard Time zone would be –5 in winter, -4 in summer.  Central would change by 1 hour to –6 in winter, -5 in summer, Pacific would change by 3 hours, -8 in winter, -7 in summer.

My sunrise & sun set is wrong. How do I fix it?

This is usually the result of incorrect time zone or incorrect direction for Latitude and/or Longitude. Example: For N. America, always select N for Latitude and W for Longitude. If you select East and South, you put yourself in Australia. N.America is in the (W)estern and (N)orthern Hemispheres. Any place in N. America will have a negative time zone. When you go from Standard time to Daylight Savings, your new time zone will be 1 hour plus. Example: If you are in Virginia, your time zone is –5 during the winter. When daylight savings time occurs, your time zone is –4.

My altitude in reading is off. How do I fix it?

The elevation is correct in the parameter setting, but in regular present mode, it’s not reading correctly.
The altitude can be adjusted by going to the altitude mode by using the mode button in the present mode.  Press and hold the Set/Backlight button.  The altitude will begin to blink and you can adjust the numbers by using the - or + keys.  When you are finished, press the set/backlight button to revert back to current mode.

I tried to set my minutes to 68, but it won't go pass 59.  It goes back to zero when you try to go pass 59. Is this right?

That is correct.  It will not go pass 59min.  What you'll have to do is round up.  If you have your latitude as 37.68N, then you'll have to round up to 37.70N.  The same will occur with the longitude as well.

How can I turn off the storm alarm, which WILL sound even when the unit is off?

In present Mode, press and hold down (-) button for 3 secs.  A single beep will sound.

How do I turn on the storm alarm?

In present Mode, press and hold the (+) button for 3 secs.  Three beeps will sound.

What ports are listed? Why isn't my port listed?

The Mariner's EDGE has a built-in database of 540 ports in the US. Due to international laws, data cannot be obtained for other countries at this time. Due to the limited space on the internal memory, and for ease of use, the 540 ports were hand-selected to give close readings for any nearby port. Sometimes, you will have to account for the variances, which are usually a few minutes after the primary port's readings. Check the port list to find a port near you.

What type of fish species will my Angler's Edge work for?

All. See page 2 of the manual to read about how it works!

My unit will not turn on, what do I do?

The first thing to do is take out the batteries. You can replace them with new batteries or use the old batteries. Once you put the batteries back in you should hear a beep. If you do not, hold down the little button between the batteries (the reset button) and then you should hear a beep and the unit should activate.

HE-1 & EE-1

What do I need to set up my unit?

Get the latitude, longitude and elevation from a GPS. You can also get coordinates for North America on  www.wunderground.com or for other places in the world on http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/ .  When you go to Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com) you will enter your zip code. You will then see the altitude (elevation) listed about 2 inches below where your town name is listed. All the way to the right of where the town name is listed you will see the Latitude and Longitude. They are not in the format we need. Right next to the Latitude and Longitude in parentheses will be (Google Maps). Click that and it will take you to a new page that shows the Latitude and Longitude in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds. Just ignore the Seconds and you have your coordinates. Obtain the Time zone from the chart in your user’s manual.   Example:  Eastern Standard Time zone would be –5 in winter, -4 in summer.  Central would change by 1 hour to –6 in winter, -5 in summer, Pacific would change by 3 hours, -8 in winter, -7 in summer.

My altitude in reading is off. How do I fix this?

The elevation is correct in the parameter setting, but in regular present mode, it’s not reading correctly.
The altitude can be adjusted by going to the altitude mode by using the mode button in the present mode.  Press and hold the Set/Backlight button.  The altitude will begin to blink and you can adjust the numbers by using the - or + keys.  When you are finished, press the set/backlight button to revert back to current mode.

I tried to set my minutes to 68, but it won't go pass 59.  It goes back to zero when you try to go pass 59.

That is correct.  It will not go pass 59min.  What you'll have to do is round up.  If you have your latitude as 37.68N, then you'll have to round up to 37.70N.  The same will occur with the longitude as well.

My sunrise & sun set is wrong. How do I fix this?

This is usually the result of incorrect time zone or incorrect direction for Latitude and/or Longitude. Example: For N. America, always select N for Latitude and W for Longitude. If you select East and South, you put yourself in Australia. N.America is in the (W)estern and (N)orthern Hemispheres. Any place in N. America will have a negative time zone. When you go from Standard time to Daylight Savings, your new time zone will be 1 hour plus. Example: If you are in Virginia, your time zone is –5 during the winter. When daylight savings time occurs, your time zone is –4.

I can't get the compass to work correctly. How do I calibrate it?

The compass needs to be calibrated.  In order to do this you need not be around any electrical devices such as in a house, in car that is turned on, near a radio, near electrical transformers, etc.  You must also place the unit on a flat surface & make two full clockwise rotations in a relatively slow & controlled manner.  The instruction manual is incorrect in stating that these rotations need to occur within 30 sec for each rotation.

How can I turn off the storm alarm, which WILL sound even when the unit is off?

In present Mode, press and hold down (-) button for 3 secs.  A single beep will sound.

How do I turn on the storm alarm?

In present Mode, press and hold the (+) button for 3 secs.  Three beeps will sound.

How do I set my parameters if I live in one area, but hunt in another?

You want to set your parameters for the location of where you will be hunting.
You can also use the future mode if you plan on hunting in a month or so from now, for example.

My unit will not turn on, what do I do?

The first thing to do is take out the batteries. You can replace them with new batteries or use the old batteries. Once you put the batteries back in you should hear a beep. If you do not, hold down the little button between the batteries (the reset button) and then you should hear a beep and the unit should activate.

FL-K1

My display is not reading the wind/water speed or the display is showing a -90 for temperature, what do I do?

Make sure that the long carbon rod is firmly attached to the display. It must be plugged in and completely screwed on and secured to the display to read properly.

SM-5, 5A, 5B

How do I change it to read in feet or meters?

For units that have been purchased after 2000, when you open the cap (not the battery end) there will be 4 switches on the opposite side of the circuit board from where the cap snaps in.  The 2nd switch from the right (or the 3rd switch from the left) is the unit of measure switch.  For Meters, push the switch back (away from you), and for Feet, pull the switch forward (towards you).

What does it mean when it reads dashes?

When there are dashes displayed, the unit is unable to take a reading.  The following may cause this to occur:
- the water not being at least 2 ft. deep
- you are trying to take a reading in a pool, bathtub, toilet, or in any other water that is contained
- the frequency may be incorrect for the depth sounder that you are using (remember all depth sounders should be set at 200khz)
- the battery may need to be changed
- there is a defect in the unit, in which case you should immediately contact Speedtech for a RA# to return the unit for testing and evaluation.

How can I use the hand-held version as the external transducer version?

For those units that have been purchase after 2000, all that is required is the purchase of the conversion kit.  This includes a transducer at the end of a 12ft cable, and a cap, which the cable snaps in to.

At what end is the transducer?

For the external transducer version, the transducer is located at the end of the 12ft cable.
For the handheld version, the transducer is located in the cap (the end the switch points towards).

Where does the battery go?

The battery goes inside the unit, and is located at the opposite end of the transducer (the end of where the lanyard attaches).  Twist off the end and the battery will be visible.

How often do I have to change the battery?

The life of the battery is good for about 500 10-second readings.

If you have been using your depthmate in continuous read mode, this will drain the battery faster. Therefore, you may not get up to 500 readings if you have been using it in the continuous read mode.

How do I change it to continuous read mode?

For units that have been purchased after 2000, when you open the cap (not the battery end) there will be 4 switches on the opposite side of the circuit board from where the cap snaps in.  The 1st switch from the right (or the 4th switch from the left) is the continuous read switch.  To change to continuous read mode, pull the switch forward (towards you).

 

General Questions

What if I lost my instruction manual?

Instruction manuals for most of our products are here. Click on the model # on the product for which you are interested in obtaining an instruction manual. A "PDF" file

If you find that the instructions for the product you are looking for are on not our website, you may request the instructions be mailed to you by clicking on info@speedtech.com found at the bottom of the home page. Or you may call 1-800-760-0004 to request instructions be sent by mail or fax.

How can I find out if you have demo units available for sale?

Demo products available for sale can be found on our website by clicking on "Specials" in the red headings toolbar, or by calling 1-800-760-0004. Demo products are sold on a "first come, first serve" basis and are not reserved.

What are demo units?

Demo units are products that may be the very first production of, or have been used at the various trade and consumer shows we participate in. They have been handled slightly, but are still covered by our one year warranty from the time of purchase.

Can I buy direct from you?

Speedtech has many dealers throughout the world. You will see links listed for US, Canada, and International in the red menu bar on our site. We have many dealers listed on our dealers page. If you are unable to find what you need at one our dealer's sites / stores, you may contact us directly.

What is your warranty?

You can find our policies, including warranty, here.

What if I broke my unit?

Instruments that have been damaged by the user are not covered by our warranty. A replacement unit may be purchased at a discounted price. Please call 1-800-760-0004, Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 6:00pm EST for pricing.

What if my unit won't turn on?

Try changing the battery first. Be sure you have followed set up instructions and the batteries are fresh, and inserted correctly.

What do I do if I think my instrument isn't operating properly?

You may scroll through our "Tech FAQ's" page for troubleshooting tactics. Click on your instruments model number to retrieve troubleshooting methods that are specific to your unit.

You may also send an inquiry to info@speedtech.com for assistance, or you may call our tech support line at (703) 430-8055 Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 5:00pm EST.

Weather Terms

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tulsa/weather_glossary.html

Weather Links

http://wwwa.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/index.asp?partner=accuweather

Converter Calculator

http://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/

Currency Calculator

http://finance.yahoo.com/currency

Windchill Charts

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/index.shtml

Beaufort Scale at Sea & on Land

http://www.stvincent.ac.uk/Resources/Weather/Charts/beaufort.html

Magnetic Declination

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomagmodels/struts/calcDeclination

How (our) Altimeters work.

http://www.thealtimeterstore.com/howtheywork.html 

Reading a Compass by Degrees.

http://www.ke4nyv.com/navigation.htm

Worldwide Latitude and Longitude.

http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/

Fishing Lakes in the US. Latitude, Longitude and Altitude information.

http://www.fishingworks.com/lakes/

Mariner's Edge Port List

http://www.speedtech.com/manuals/me-1_list_of_ports.pdf




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