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

Ken.A.Brown at noaa.gov Ken.A.Brown at noaa.gov
Tue Jun 21 01:51:20 UTC 2005

I had a problem that sounds similar to this while I was fooling
around with the brand new unit on the bench.  I then went through
the setup for UART/Display Options and things seemed to be fine
even with no sensors connected (of course I got the no device
error message).

Ken Brown

----- Original Message -----
From: Will Beals <will at beals5.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 1:01 am
Subject: [wxsig] RE: Problem w/ new t-238+

> 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 
> gaugesensor, 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 
> sensorssomehow 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 
> havesuccessfully 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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