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[wxsig] Using T238+ with Peet Bros Ultimeter 2000

Mark Patton k0yg at msn.com
Wed Mar 5 14:51:02 UTC 2008


Hi Michael,

If you haven't found it, the Operations manual on Will's web site is 
very useful.  It describes the various data formats that the T239+ will 
accept - including Peet starting on page 6.  The manual can be found 
at:  http://www.beals5.com/wx/t238ops.pdf

Mark

Michael Dzado wrote:
> Hi Mark
>
> Thanks for you quick reply.  I have purchased a RJ11 6 wire cable and have a
> RJ11 to DB9 adapter on order from Newark.  The cable was $10 from Radio
> Shack and the adapters are $3.68.  So, I saved a few bucks.  I will give
> your suggestion a try.  Also, I will try to get some information from Peet
> Bros directly.  If this doesn't work, my backup plan is to run the 2000 into
> a PC and upgrade my Dallas set to run with the T238+ and APRS.   
>
> I purchased both units at the Dayton Hamfest, last year and both vendors
> mentioned they would work together.  I didn't see an explicit example and
> got concerned.  
>
> Thanks for you help.  I will let you know what I learn when I get my cable.
>
> Best regards
> Michael
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Mark Patton
> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 10:52 PM
> To: TAPR Weather Station SIG Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [wxsig] Using T238+ with Peet Bros Ultimeter 2000
>
> Hi Michael,
>
> You might be in luck.  Since the Ultimeter 2000 is a Peet, it likely 
> outputs the correct format for the T-238+.  I know it outputs several 
> different formats.  I don't have the data from the manual on the T-238+ 
> handy as to which mode it is looking for but some places to look are the 
> Peet Brothers web site.  It may be "Packet Mode" that you want.  The 
> data is pretty well hidden on the web site but try these links:
>
> For data on the different formats the Ultimeter outputs see:
> http://www.peetbros.com/shop/custom.aspx?recid=7
>
> For the data on the serial outputs see:
> http://www.peetbros.com/shop/custom.aspx?recid=6
>
> I used an adapter from Radio Shack a couple of years ago to interface to 
> a different TNC.   It would take the RJ-11 and map it to a DB-9.  I 
> don't know if they still have it but it was used to extend an RS-232 
> line using telephone cable.  I think they let you map what pins go were 
> so you can hook it up correctly.   Peet sells one but it's pretty pricey 
> - but at least you will know what it looks like.  Theirs is at: 
> http://www.peetbros.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=64
>
> I hope this helps!
>
> Mark
>
> William Beals wrote:
>   
>> Michael:
>>
>> Uh, I am not sure you can do what you are wanting to do.
>>
>> The T238+ is intended to be a stand-alone weather station, getting its
>>     
> data
>   
>> directly from sensors and then sending that out as audio tones to a radio.
>> It is not set up to accept data from other weather stations.  It does have
>>     
> a
>   
>> "Peet mode" that sends data out the UART in a format compatible with Peet
>> weather stations, It is only an output though. 
>>
>> Sorry to be bearer of bad news.  Is there some information somewhere that
>> implied the T238+ accepts data from other weather stations?
>>
>> will
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
>>     
> On
>   
>> Behalf Of Michael Dzado
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 8:04 PM
>> To: wxsig at lists.tapr.org
>> Subject: [wxsig] Using T238+ with Peet Bros Ultimeter 2000
>>
>> I purchased a T238+ modem to work with my Ultimeter 2000 with the plan to
>> build an APRS weather station.  I have the T238+ working with a Dallas
>> temperature sensor, but would like to run Ultimeter 2000 data.  
>>
>>  
>>
>> Does anyone have a description on how to connect the output from the
>> Ultimeter 2000 display output (RJ11 connector) to the T238+?
>>
>>  
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>  
>>
>> Michael Dzado
>>
>> m.dzado at mchsi.com
>>
>>  
>>
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