Stations can be assigned to one of four station modes. Choices and definitions are listed below.
AUTO: Auto mode, is an exclusive Station Mode that will automatically calculate runtimes, cycle and soak periods, and watering day patterns from user-defined site-specific data on a station-by-station basis. WeatherTRAK’s exclusive Scheduling Engine reflects the Irrigation Association’s best management practices for irrigation scheduling.
UwET: User defined with ET is an exclusive Station Mode that will automatically modify user-defined cycle times based on current ET and the reference ET. The user enters cycle times, number of cycles, and soak periods.
USER: User defined without ET is an exclusive Station Mode where the user enters the cycle time, number of cycles, and soak periods. ET data is not integrated in this mode. This station mode is commonly used for plant (root) establishment and acts much like a conventional controller.
OFF: In this station mode, a specific station can be turned off or suspended from automated irrigation until it is assigned to any one of the other three modes as listed above. An example of this feature might be a station that has a broken head or requires a specific pesticide application and therefore needs to be shut down for a few days.
Assigning a Station to a Mode:
1. Press the STATIONS button. The SELECT STATION screen displays.
2. Press + or – to select the desired station.
3. Press à to continue assigning a station mode.
4. Press the + or – button to select the desired mode.
5. Press the à button to continue assigning a station to a program.