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by Big Daddy
Tue 28 Aug 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Webcams
Topic: Bash scrip
Replies: 10
Views: 3529

Re: Bash scrip

The Timelapse runs on an old Windows PC using some external software (IPTimelapse) as the PI wasnt able to handle creating 3 video images. It snaps frames using rtsp from my cameras every 10 seconds and then compiles the videos just after midnight each day. Its scheduled to captue between dawn and d...
by Big Daddy
Sun 26 Aug 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Webcams
Topic: Bash scrip
Replies: 10
Views: 3529

Re: Bash scrip

Thanks for this post Simon. Inspired with the idea I did the same for my webcams. All generated on a PI (which also runs my CumuusMX) and managed to integrate a background image using Imagemagick so it blends in with the rest of my website.

http://midlifedad.me.uk/weather/webcam_north.php

Andy
by Big Daddy
Wed 04 Jul 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Issue with MX Graphs
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Issue with MX Graphs

Thanks Steve,

Took option 1 an removed the lines out of dayfile.txt. Graphs back to normal and all looking good.

Now to work on "did I install the RTC properly and is it working "issue.

Appreciate the help as always.

Andy
by Big Daddy
Wed 04 Jul 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Issue with MX Graphs
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Issue with MX Graphs

Hi Steve, Many thanks for the quick response and the pointers. In the dayfile I found entries (in the following order) for 30/6/18, 1/7/18, 31/12/99, 31/12/99, 31/12/99, 2/7/18, 3/7/18) Also there is an MXdiag file created with this date - 20000101-001741 that contains this. 2000-01-01 00:17:45.399 ...
by Big Daddy
Wed 04 Jul 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Issue with MX Graphs
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Issue with MX Graphs

Hi All, We had a power cut at the weekend and since then the "daily" graphs for rain and temperature have been displaying incorrectly showing a 100 year span. Everything else seems to have survived. This has obviously been caused by the incorrect shutdown of my Raspberry Pi so I am just wondering if...
by Big Daddy
Tue 24 Apr 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Wind Speed Abnormality
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Wind Speed Abnormality

All seems to be resolved now. I dismantled everything and tested it all, all components seemed to be working. I then decided to extend the cable directly from the wind vane to the transmitter (the anemometer plugs directly into the wind vane). This however is hard wired into the wind vane so needed ...
by Big Daddy
Thu 19 Apr 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Wind Speed Abnormality
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Wind Speed Abnormality

Hi Freddie, no its not. Its a bog standard Maplin N96GY (Fine Offset). Its done me well for nearly 4 years so for £69.99 I dont suppose I complain. Will do my bench testing over the weekend. I did see that Maplin have some left at £48 but there not available for delivery and the nearest one in store...
by Big Daddy
Thu 19 Apr 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Wind Speed Abnormality
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Wind Speed Abnormality

Thanks for all the suggestions. I noted last night when the console and MX were reporting no wind that the anemometer was still spinning. I think the best thing to do is take the whole thing down, do some bench testing and see what I find. I have a spare transmitter as well, so new everthing, and ho...
by Big Daddy
Wed 18 Apr 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Wind Speed Abnormality
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Wind Speed Abnormality

Thanks Alan, Its a Fine Offset so the wind vane plugs into the anemometer then a cable from there to the transmitter. Those slightly elevated lines on 15th 16th seem to be genuine as you can see below it records a direction at that point, so Cumulus must register it as a speed reading. Normally thou...
by Big Daddy
Wed 18 Apr 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Wind Speed Abnormality
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Wind Speed Abnormality

Thanks Steve,
Sort of coming to that conclusion as well, as much as I dont want it to be as it means clambering up the ladders and taking everything down. Hopefully the weather will stay nice and I can get up there at the weekend.

Andy
by Big Daddy
Wed 18 Apr 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Wind Speed Abnormality
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Wind Speed Abnormality

Hi All, Not sure if this is the right section to post in but didnt seem anywhere else to put it. My station / MX only seems to report wind speed at certain times of the day and I am confused as to why. Please see the attached MX graph. I recently had to change the wind vane and whilst I had everythi...
by Big Daddy
Mon 11 Dec 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weather Station Recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Weather Station Recommendations

Thanks for the comments. Have come much to the same conclusions myself.

I just fancied adding UV and Solar to my readings but doesn't look like its possible unless I "up the budget".

May for the time being stick with what I have.

Thanks again.
Andy
by Big Daddy
Thu 07 Dec 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weather Station Recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Weather Station Recommendations

Hi All, For a few years I have been running a Maplin N96GY (Fine Offset) station and its done the basic job. I fancy treating myself to a new weather station, hopefully one that's solar powered and can also measure Solar / UV. I haven't got millions to spend. probably around £200 - £250 but am looki...
by Big Daddy
Sat 02 Dec 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Webcams
Topic: Webcams and Timelapse
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Webcams and Timelapse

Hi, I actually don’t stream them and don’t have the bandwidth in my location to do so. I am very remote so am on the limits of any reasonable broadband. Pleased you like the webcams and video. Will start with the easy one, the webcams. My webcams are connected to my local network and I run Cumulus o...
by Big Daddy
Fri 24 Nov 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Monthly Records show mixed months
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Monthly Records show mixed months

Thanks Mark,

Cumulus does start automatically so I will look at delaying it and also look a RTC. I think it was very unfortunate that it happened at monthly change over day but I guess this could happen anytime.

Once again, Many thanks to yourself and Steve for continued great support.

Andy