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[wxsig] Need t238 help

John Koster w9ddd at tapr.org
Sun Oct 22 04:22:15 UTC 2006

FYI Will just left on a couple of weeks of vacation.  He's the go to guy
for these kinds of problems.  Hopefully someone else may have gone through
the same problem and can help.  I know there are some tricks to adding
'devices'.  I just don't know them myself.  

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Bill Hosking wrote:

> I need some advice.
> I run an older T238 with the standard temp/wind/rain. Except for recently
> losing a microprocessor (replaced with a T238A) to lightning, it has been
> running just fine since shortly after it came out. Except for the PITA of
> recalibrating, it has worked fine since replacing the microprocessor chip a
> couple of months ago.
> I decided to run the X1W2(R2) humidity sensor so bought and assembled the
> kit. I did all the prelim checks including testing for availability of 5VDC,
> packaged the unit, and put it on the roof. Now here is what happened...
> 1. I turned the system back on and it immediately came up with temp, wind,
> and rain readings.
> 2. I went to the sensor menu and turned on the humidity sensor, and said
> 'no' to making the temp sensor the main one.
>     o Now it goes through the 'setting up tnc', comes up with the '...wait a
> moment' prompt and comes to a dead stop
> 3. In the process of checking, I went to the sensor setup menu and looked at
> the temperature sensor - it is seeing both sensors and lets me chose which
> one I want. continuing on, the end result is the same - hangs at '...wait a
> moment'
> As far as I can tell there is no way to shut off the humidity sensor. Also,
> it appears I cannot get anything from either the computer rs232 port or from
> the 'debug' rs232 port.
> Any good ideas would be appreciated!
> Bill W7JSW
> Scottsdale, AZ
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John, W9DDD

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