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Latest Cumulus MX release v3.0.0 build 3048 - 02 March 2019.
Legacy Cumulus 1 release v1.9.4 (build 1099) - 28 November 2014

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by ExperiMentor
Tue 19 Mar 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Build 3048 - deleting Cumulus.ini and other errors
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Build 3048 - deleting Cumulus.ini and other errors

I think it's a hardware problem - failed SD card. Apparently there is a strange 'fail' type for SD cards whereby writes seem to work at the time, but on reboot all changes are lost and the card content reverts to where it was. Further checks show that's what I have - very odd. Seems to have develope...
by ExperiMentor
Tue 19 Mar 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Build 3048 - deleting Cumulus.ini and other errors
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Build 3048 - deleting Cumulus.ini and other errors

I just tried upgrading from build 3043 to 3048, keeping my data, backup webfiles and a copy of Cumulus.ini as is recommended. When I run the new version: - it runs briefly - it deletes the copy of Cumulus.ini that I've copied into the new installation - the local webpage http://*.*.*.*:8998 is like ...
by ExperiMentor
Tue 19 Mar 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 56
Views: 7751

Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

The strange thing is that the two new files SSH and wpa_supplicant.conf that i typed as per instructions are on the SD card on the PC but after putting the card into the pi and plugging in the power if i then look at the SD card again on the PC they have disappeared!? I have typed my SSID and SSID ...
by ExperiMentor
Mon 18 Mar 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maplin Aercus not charging
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Maplin Aercus not charging

Swapping the rechargeable batteries was the right first move. Did you check for dirty battery contacts? Is the solar panel dirty? Otherwise I saw an ebay advert for a guy who does refurbishing - you could contact him https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAPLIN-AERCUS-WI-FI-SOLAR-PROF-WEATHER-STATION-OUTDOOR-U...
by ExperiMentor
Mon 18 Mar 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rain readings in exceptionally windy weather
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Rain readings in exceptionally windy weather

More often the problem is the other way round - high or gusty wind causes false (high) rain measurements. The wind batters your hardware and makes the see-saw mechanism of the rain gauge tip back and forward, which is recorded as rain even if it is perfectly dry. A secure mounting should help.
by ExperiMentor
Mon 18 Mar 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Webcams
Topic: Webcam links
Replies: 218
Views: 92959

Re: Webcam links

f4phlyer: just to comment that a Pi3 B+ is huge overkill for running Cumulus and uploading a Webcam. A Pi Zero W will handle that with power to spare ...
by ExperiMentor
Wed 06 Mar 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Install CumulusMX
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Install CumulusMX

Glad you found my installation instructions helpful. I'm happy to update them if others can tell me what's wanted - trouble is, I only have a Fine Offset and can't test variations for other stations. Updating the Build isn't usually needed - mcrossley is (at least so far) just making minor tweaks th...
by ExperiMentor
Tue 11 Dec 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Old Cumulus user, new Davis user
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Old Cumulus user, new Davis user

I don't believe however that the Vue costs 10 times as much is any-where's near correct. On Amazon.co.uk, best price for a Davis Vantage Vue is £373.69 plus £176.88 for the USB data logger = £550.57. The Fine Offset from Maplin was £50 or often even £40 when on offer. That's more than 10x as much b...
by ExperiMentor
Tue 11 Dec 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: MX build 3044 - twitter uploads
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: MX build 3044 - twitter uploads

I'm not sure what to do about twitter, Whatever you do, don't remove the production of the tweetable text. Once we have the text string, there are fairly easy workarounds such as viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16099#p131775 . Basically, it was unfortunately a mistake for Steve to have tried to have all users ...
by ExperiMentor
Mon 10 Dec 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Old Cumulus user, new Davis user
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Old Cumulus user, new Davis user

Can you guys tell me why the Davis Vantage Vue is worth so much cash?

I too have a Fine Offset and it's been great for years, and the Davis Vantage Vue looks like a toy by comparison. Why does it cost like 10x as much and is it worth it?
by ExperiMentor
Mon 10 Dec 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Twitter upload problem
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Twitter upload problem

BigOkie,

It would have been kind if you'd given me the credit for doing all the hard work and writing that script a few months ago (you've copied it from viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16099#p131775 with only minor changes!)

Cheeky blighter!
by ExperiMentor
Thu 15 Nov 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 56
Views: 7751

Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Just to prove it, mine crashed the other day. I happened to notice nothing was being uploaded to the internet. The Pi was still running when I logged in and a simple 'sudo reboot' fixed everything. If I hadn't been there, it would have been sorted overnight. The following crontab line will run on ev...
by ExperiMentor
Wed 03 Oct 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged

It would be nice if the backend would carry on running and resume accepting data if the USB cable fault was rectified. In the real world, and not during testing, it might be caused a momentary disturbance of the cable, and it would be a shame if this required the backend to be restarted. I was aske...
by ExperiMentor
Wed 03 Oct 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: question about webtages
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: question about webtages

I don't understand your question. Try asking again?
by ExperiMentor
Mon 24 Sep 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Email notification when no update
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Re: Email notification when no update

Instead of just getting an email, this should automatically restore the Pi even if you're not there! Try the following - just make your Raspberry Pi reboot each day, or amend to make it reboot every few hours depending on what is needed. You should investigate and fix whatever is making it crash tho...