Heathkit® ID-5001 Advanced Weather Computer

Picture of ID-5001


The Heathkit ID-5001 Advanced Weather Computer was introduced by the Heath Company in 1987.  The ID-5001 was sold to Forecast Technologies in the 1990s.

Service and Parts

Contact Forecast Technologies for service and replacement parts for the ID-5001 and ID-4001 weather stations.

Thunderhead Technologies LLC does not sell replacement parts!

Year 2000 (Y2K)

Thunderhead Technologies has noted that a very minor Y2K issue was identified in its own independent testing. When the ID-5001 "rolls-over" from 12-31-1999 to 01-01-2000, the year becomes 100 (instead of 00) and appears as "10" on the console.

To correct the year from the console:

The date will also appear as (with the '/' date separator character) "100/01/01" on the serial port.


Heathkit Related Sites

Heath Company
Data Professional -- ID-4001/5001 add-ons and parts
Heathkit parts on eBay



Information about the Heathkit weather stations and Forecast Technologies is provided for reference only. Thunderhead Technologies assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or timeliness. The information given is subject to change without notice. In providing this information, Thunderhead Technologies does not in any manner endorse Forecast Technologies or any other vendors referenced in this document and their products.