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Latest Cumulus MX release v3.2.4 build 3060 - 10 December 2019.
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    by Ned
    Wed 14 Nov 2018 3:10 am
    Forum: General
    Topic: New Cumulus Home
    Replies: 84
    Views: 7517

    Re: New Cumulus Home

    Any developments on trying to fix the slow page loads? I'm still having a 15 second delay every time, anytime I log on :bash:
    by Ned
    Mon 18 Jun 2018 9:44 pm
    Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
    Topic: Fine Offset parts source?
    Replies: 13
    Views: 6066

    Re: Fine Offset parts source?

    I'd be interested to hear if bearings with rubber seals help reduce direction flutter without being too stiff. In my system (and my previous WH1091) the bearings in both wind instrument use bearings with shields (metal) which are low drag and ideal for the anemometer.
    by Ned
    Wed 18 Apr 2018 10:43 pm
    Forum: Cumulus MX
    Topic: Wind Speed Abnormality
    Replies: 10
    Views: 1999

    Re: Wind Speed Abnormality

    I've had similar problems with the rain gauge not reporting, and came up with a simple test circuit involving a mini piezo siren, a 9v battery and an RJ11 socket, to plug the cable into instead of the transmitter. It's so easy to hear the pips (even from a distance) as the reed switch closes than st...
    by Ned
    Wed 28 Feb 2018 10:39 pm
    Forum: 3rd Party Tools
    Topic: Weather Station for Android
    Replies: 135
    Views: 60848

    Re: Weather Station for Android

    My extremes are set to 975 and 1040 and the forecasts are usually good. You could try lowering your low limit and see if that makes a difference.
    by Ned
    Thu 08 Feb 2018 8:39 pm
    Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
    Topic: Intermittent wind speed in Fine Offset WH1080
    Replies: 10
    Views: 2636

    Re: Intermittent wind speed in Fine Offset WH1080

    What springs to mind is a cable connection issue, either where the anemometer plugs into the wind vane, or at the wind cable connection to the transmitter. These telephone connectors are susceptible to corrosion - check for green gunk at the connection sockets. I've restored these with scraping and ...
    by Ned
    Sun 15 Oct 2017 9:57 pm
    Forum: General
    Topic: Fine Offset temperature sensor glitch
    Replies: 2
    Views: 1074

    Fine Offset temperature sensor glitch

    I installed my first FO weather station in 2010, but due to the poor performance of the outside humidity sensor recently I decided to replace it, going for a complete new station as a wireless protocol change necessitates both transmitter and receiver be upgraded. Spare rain and wind sensors are a b...
    by Ned
    Wed 08 Feb 2017 11:37 pm
    Forum: Homebuilt
    Topic: Rainguage problem
    Replies: 2
    Views: 2486

    Re: Rainguage problem

    Another method is to block off all the openings (except the funnel inlet) with fine mesh which still lets water out. I did this with fine perforated zinc sheet pieces attached internally with hot melt glue. Did this years ago and had no problems since.
    by Ned
    Tue 06 Sep 2016 9:19 am
    Forum: Cumulus 1 (discontinued)
    Topic: PWS catch up
    Replies: 21
    Views: 3662

    Re: PWS catch up

    That's a shame, but thanks Steve
    by Ned
    Tue 06 Sep 2016 2:57 am
    Forum: Cumulus 1 (discontinued)
    Topic: PWS catch up
    Replies: 21
    Views: 3662

    PWS catch up

    I've stopped uploading my data to Wunderground since they made a mess of Wundermaps and haven't done anything about fixing various issues. Now I'm uploading to PWS, but have no success in sending catch up data when restarting Cumulus after my PC has been off. The catch up light on Cumulus turns gree...
    by Ned
    Sat 23 Jul 2016 10:40 pm
    Forum: Homebuilt
    Topic: Problem with rain sensor
    Replies: 18
    Views: 6441

    Re: Problem with rain sensor

    I used some perforated zinc sheet to cover the openings (attached with hot melt glue) to keep spiders out. However, the problem may not be in the gauge tipping, but lie with the connection to the transmitter. I'd test the tipping action first by dribbling water into the gauge. You should hear the bu...
    by Ned
    Wed 30 Mar 2016 9:59 pm
    Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
    Topic: Bearings for wind cups WH1080
    Replies: 5
    Views: 2700

    Re: Bearings for wind cups WH1080

    You are right to select metal shields over rubber seals, but either type should come prepacked with grease and not need oiling....which might lower the grease viscosity. The shields have fine clearances and keep the grease in place. Having said that, I too had the anemometer bearing start to stick (...
    by Ned
    Sat 12 Mar 2016 9:50 am
    Forum: General
    Topic: WH-1081 hardware question (newbie)
    Replies: 5
    Views: 1969

    Re: WH-1081 hardware question (newbie)

    Mounting either wind instrument upside down would be fatal - they are designed to exclude rain from the bearing, not to collect it for its immersion
    by Ned
    Tue 19 Jan 2016 1:13 am
    Forum: Homebuilt
    Topic: Anemometer
    Replies: 8
    Views: 2302

    Re: Anemometer

    If this is a Fine Offset, the bearing is 5mm ID, 10mm OD and 4mm width. It should have metal shields protecting the races, but can still dry out. When mine started sticking, a drop or two of very light oil (sewing machine type) was able to seep past the shield and free it up nicely. Still going stro...
    by Ned
    Mon 26 Oct 2015 12:15 am
    Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
    Topic: Display
    Replies: 8
    Views: 1964

    Re: Display

    I had the same issue on my 5 year F.O. only two days ago. Resetting both transmitter and console (batteries were still good) and going through the new installation procedure did not fix the transmission failure. It seemed to me that the pulse duration of the transmitter LED was longer than the usual...
    by Ned
    Fri 18 Sep 2015 11:22 pm
    Forum: Cumulus MX
    Topic: Moon Phases
    Replies: 101
    Views: 17446

    Re: Moon Phases

    If the images are mirrored (i.e back to front) that will not give correct results for the southern hemisphere - it's simply rotated 180 degrees.
    We can see how the 'other half' sees the moon by standing on our heads, although I'm not advising anyone to do that literally :D