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[wxsig] Lost Wind Direction

William Beals will at beals5.com
Thu Apr 26 03:50:36 UTC 2007


Not sure what is going on with the email formatting, tough to read, but

In the text below were a series of questions.  Based on what you are saying
though, I suspect you have an older version of the firmware. I had to read
my own release notes to see it, but versions of the code older than 1.15.7
have a bug that does appear to match what you are saying.  If you don't have
the latest version (1.15.8), that would be a good start.  If you go to
http://www.beals5.com/wx, select "latest downloads" and download the 1.15.8
object code file, that will get you the latest download.  If you do not have
it yet, download the mon08.exe file.  HEED THE ADVICE, please do not try to
run it in a windows window, it will not work.


-----Original Message-----
From: wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On
Behalf Of Butch Seaman
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 1:36 PM
To: TAPR Weather Station SIG Mailing List
Subject: RE: [wxsig] Lost Wind Direction

Willit is under kc5onz-1http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=KC5ONZ-1 
Butch Seaman > From: will at beals5.com> To: wxsig at lists.tapr.org> Date: Fri,
20 Apr 2007 21:32:25 -0600> Subject: RE: [wxsig] Lost Wind Direction> >
Butch:> > Hmm...  This is a new one to me, but it does look like you may be
on to> something.  Can you tell me what wind sensor you have.  There are two
kinds> out there.  Best way to tell is during the programming sequence for
the wind> direction do you have to turn the wind vane around three times
then point> north, or  are you just asked to point north?> > I've been using
modem mode for many years now (and suspect many others have> too), so am
pretty sure it is not an "everywhere" bug.  Hence I'm suspecting> there may
be something else about your setup that when combined with Modem> mode is
making this happen.  Some basic questions:> > 1) What software revision are
you using.> 2) Are you on findu.com?  If so, what callsign?  I get to see
some good> debug data if so.> 3) What other sensors do you have?> 4) How
long are your cables?> 5) I get the impression the station worked for a
while, anything change from> when it used to work?> 6) Does the wind
direction error counter increment on the error display> page?> > will> >
-----Original Message-----> From: wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On> Behalf Of Butch Seaman> Sent:
Friday, April 20, 2007 8:13 AM> To: TAPR Weather Station SIG Mailing List>
Subject: RE: [wxsig] Lost Wind Direction> > Here is something else I have
learned after doing a little testing.  It> appears that I lose the wind
direction on the 238+ display when i have> selected MODEM in the UART
settings menu.   It looks as though if I set this> to TNC-DIR for example
that the wind direction on the display returns.By> this I mean I get no wind
direction on the LCD display in modem mode (e.g.> NNE, SE, N)  I am sending
this data out over my radio (APRS) so it needs to> be set to modem if I
understand things correctly.  If I am wrong about any> of this will someone
please clear things for me.Any help on this issue would> really be
appreciated... > Butch Seaman > From: butchseaman at hotmail.com> To:
wxsig at lists.tapr.org>> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 20:44:55 -0500> Subject:
[wxsig] Lost Wind Direction>> > I noticed today that I have lost wind
direction.  Temp, MPH all seem to> work fine.   I tried resetting my sensors
but that did not fix the issue.> I need a suggestion of what this might be
or where to look for the> problem...>  > Thanks>  > Butch Seaman >>
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