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[wxsig] RE: Problem w/ new t-238+

John Koster w9ddd at tapr.org
Fri Jul 8 15:50:48 UTC 2005


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On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Kent Ochs wrote:

> John,
>  
> Ah, I see you are a "9" lander as well.  Display says 1.15.0R.  I Guess I have some updating to do.  Where can I find the latest and greatest code?
>  
> Thanks.
>  
> Kent 
> W"9"KAO
> 
> John Koster <w9ddd at tapr.org> wrote:
> I had the same problem. What revision of S/W do you have? Updating fixed 
> my problem. I don't have anything handy to check, but I think you need at 
> least 1.5.3 for the 9 land fix.
> 
> On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Kent Ochs wrote:
> 
> > Will,
> > Thanks for the feedback, I have moved forward and completed the
> > installation of the IC's. All appears well, but I need to complete the
> > TNC to Radio interface to complete the project.
> > I attempted to program my callsign into the unit, but can not program
> > the "9" in my call sign. 0 through 8 are there, then it skips to "A". 
> > Is this some kind of conspiracy against those of us in "9" land:-).
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > Kent
> > 
> > Will Beals wrote:
> > Kent:
> > 
> > Good catch! Given the resistor and diode, it isn't going to be +5V. 3.4V
> > is about right. I need to fix the manual.
> > 
> > will 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On
> > Behalf Of Kent Ochs
> > Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 9:42 PM
> > To: wxsig at lists.tapr.org
> > Subject: [wxsig] RE: Problem w/ new t-238+
> > 
> > Will,
> > 
> > Have been tied up the last couple of weeks, but have finally had a chance to
> > signup on the sig and spend some time working on the unit.
> > 
> > I have some how gotten past the sensor problem and the unit is now working
> > properly.
> > 
> > I have completed the assembly of the modem. The 5 volt tests have checked
> > out for all tests except the P100 pin 6 test. I am measuring ~ 3.4 volts on
> > this pin. I have verified r109 (1.2K/brown-red-red), d101 is in correctly
> > (u100 pin 3 to 16 lights led), and transistor q100 is in correctly. I can
> > not find any explanation for the lower than 5v reading on this pin.
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > Kent
> > 
> > Will Beals wrote:
> > Kent:
> > 
> > Best to discuss this on the [wxsig] forum so others can see what is going on
> > too, are you subscribed?
> > 
> > The message means that the T238+ has discovered and learned a rain gauge
> > sensor, but no longer sees it on the network. This is a normal thing, I
> > added that feature to gracefully handle folk that take down their rain
> > gauges during the winter. I am also pretty certain that is not the issue.
> > 
> > Because you got that message though, it appears you may be juggling sensors
> > somehow or have manually programmed in some other sensor IDs. In general
> > the T238(+) should handle missing sensors OK, but there may be holes in how
> > gracefully that is handled. If you manually entered sensor IDs, I have done
> > very little testing on how gracefully the T238(=+) handles typos for sensor
> > IDs.
> > 
> > Do either of those situations apply to you? If so, best bet is to re-learn
> > sensor IDs (starting with old ones to get past the lockup) or to start over
> > with blank IDs or check for any typos in your ID list.
> > 
> > will
> > 
> > 
> > ---------------------------------
> > From: Kent Ochs [mailto:kentochs at sbcglobal.net]
> > Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 7:09 PM
> > To: will
> > Subject: Problem w/ new t-238+
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Will,
> > 
> > I am please to say that I found no additional documentation errors. I have
> > successfully completed the checkout of the unit. This is a wonderful kit,
> > but I have encounter one problem at this point. 
> > 
> > The unit successful goes through the startup messages but seems to hang at
> > the message "Rain Guage missing! Will ignore sensor." message.
> > 
> > I am using this with a working AAG 1-wire (V3) weather station. I have
> > successfully used this unit with my basic stamp system. I have brought the
> > unit down from the roof and connected it via the supplied AAG cable with the
> > same results.
> > 
> > Any suggestions at this point? If you rather I post this on the WX sig I be
> > glad to post this there.
> > 
> > Thanks again and 73's
> > 
> > Kent Ochs
> > W9KAO 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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-- 
73,
John, W9DDD





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