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Airmar - 220WX NMEA 0183 WeatherStation® - (No Relative Humidity) - RS422 - Heater


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Airmar - 220WX NMEA 0183 WeatherStation® - (No Relative Humidity) - RS422 - Heater

The Airmar 220WXH is purpose-built for commercial fishing operations in ice-prone areas, offering reliable weather monitoring in harsh conditions. Equipped with a thermostatically controlled heater, this weather station ensures accurate data collection even in freezing temperatures. Its robust design, combined with advanced sensors and a solid-state compass, makes it the ideal choice for marine applications where accuracy and durability are paramount.

Designed specifically for commercial fishing in icy waters, the Airmar 220WXH is a weather station engineered to thrive in extreme conditions. Featuring a highly effective heater element, this device ensures accurate data collection even in sub-zero temperatures. The compact yet rugged housing, IPX6 waterproof rating, and advanced sensor suite make it an indispensable tool for marine operations in challenging environments.

The 220WXH is tailored for use in ice-prone areas, making it indispensable for commercial fishing vessels operating in cold climates. Its ability to withstand freezing temperatures and harsh marine conditions makes it an invaluable asset for ensuring safety and efficiency in marine operations where accurate weather data is essential for decision-making.

Key Highlights

  • Thermostatically Controlled Heater: Ensures reliable operation in cold climates, making it suitable for ice-prone areas.
  • Solid-State Compass: Provides accurate heading information even in extreme conditions, enhancing navigation capabilities.
  • Advanced Sensor Suite: Includes ultrasonic wind measurement, barometric pressure, temperature sensors, and more, offering comprehensive weather monitoring capabilities.


  • Brand: Airmar Technology
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 55°C (-40 to 131°F)
  • Heater Supply Current: <2.5 A (<60 W) at 24 VDC
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX6
  • Weight: 350 g (0.8 lb.)
  • Communication Method: NMEA 0183
  • Connector: Serial RS-422 or RS-232
  • Wind Speed Range: 0 to 40 m/s (0 to 89 MPH)

User Perspective

From the perspective of commercial fishermen operating in icy waters, the 220WXH offers peace of mind and reliability. Its thermostatically controlled heater ensures continuous operation even in freezing conditions, providing essential weather data for safe navigation and fishing. The device's compact size and easy installation further enhance its appeal, allowing for seamless integration into existing marine systems.


  • Effective heater element ensures operation in freezing temperatures.
  • Advanced sensor suite provides comprehensive weather monitoring capabilities.
  • Solid-state compass offers accurate heading information for enhanced navigation.


  • Limited compatibility with NMEA 2000® networks.
  • Heater may consume additional power, particularly in cold climates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the 220WXH withstand extreme cold temperatures?

Yes, the device is designed to operate in temperatures as low as -40°C, making it suitable for ice-prone areas.

Is the 220WXH compatible with NMEA 2000® networks?

No, the device only supports NMEA 0183 communication protocol.

How does the thermostatically controlled heater work?

The heater element automatically activates when the sensor reaches 1°C, ensuring continuous operation in cold conditions.

Can the 220WXH be used on vessels other than commercial fishing boats?

While designed for commercial fishing, the device can be used on any marine vessel operating in icy waters where accurate weather data is essential.

Does the 220WXH require regular maintenance?

Routine inspection and cleaning may be necessary to ensure optimal performance, particularly in harsh marine environments.

The Airmar 220WXH is a robust and reliable weather station designed for the rigors of commercial fishing in ice-prone areas. Its thermostatically controlled heater, advanced sensor suite, and solid-state compass make it an indispensable tool for ensuring safety and efficiency in marine operations where accurate weather data is critical. While its compatibility with NMEA 2000® networks may be limited, its performance and durability make it a worthwhile investment for commercial fishermen facing challenging conditions at sea.

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