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Latest Cumulus MX release v3.0.0 build 3048 - 02 March 2019.
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by AllyCat
Sat 23 Mar 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.
Replies: 143
Views: 124451

Re: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.

Hi, Welcome to the forum. To answer a few of your questions: The "Solar Pod" (for solar data) contains quite a lot of electronics including a "voltage regulator" which feeds current to the batteries in the main transmitter unit. It takes the form of an ultra low quiescent current (a few uA) 3.3 volt...
by AllyCat
Sun 27 Jan 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Yearly Rainfall resetting to zero
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Yearly Rainfall resetting to zero

Hi, As the 8681 Pro is not a compatible /supported station with the Cumulus software, we may not be able to help much. Where are you seeing this behaviour, on the Console or in a Web interface? Generally, the first port of call for such a problem is to back up all the data as best you can, and then ...
by AllyCat
Fri 25 Jan 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: 24 Hour Sunshine?
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: 24 Hour Sunshine?

Hi, At the moment it says sunshine >12 Extreme. ...... after uninstalling Cumulus first. The ">12 / Extreme" is the UV Index and should never reach 12 in UK, so that is obviously wrong. If you Reset the Pod and the Console and the Console screen refills with values like those, ideally at the same ti...
by AllyCat
Thu 24 Jan 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: 24 Hour Sunshine?
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: 24 Hour Sunshine?

Hi, What does the Console display show? If that's wrong, then there's no point in looking to Cumulus (any version) to solve the problem. If the Console display is inoperative then you could try installing and running the "official" software "Easyweather Plus" (Just the Once :) ). But it can't run at...
by AllyCat
Thu 24 Jan 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: 24 Hour Sunshine?
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: 24 Hour Sunshine?

Hi, The daylog.xls file shows the UV Index (R) and Solar Radiation (S) as always 15 and 789, what does the Console show ? Note that column "W" is only the calculated (i.e. expected) "Maximum Solar Radiation". With the Fine Offset stations, the UVI and "Lux" values are transmitted in a separate data ...
by AllyCat
Tue 04 Sep 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!

Hi, Sorry, I don't know much about that "PRO2" version of the Fine Offset stations, except that it isn't compatible with Cumulus (primarily because it doesn't have a USB computer connection). In your case it certainly is possible that the power supply is faulty. If you can't test it, then perhaps ob...
by AllyCat
Tue 04 Sep 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!

Hi, I'm still puzzled by the term "black", is it not like the station in this link ? BTW that is a generic FO "3081" and is the first I've seen quoted as 868 MHz (most are in Australia where they use 434 MHz). Also see the 4th photo in the sticky thread which deals with various hardware aspects of t...
by AllyCat
Mon 03 Sep 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Watson w 8681 pro help!!!

Hi, the console went black ........ Still no life in new console. Welcome to the forum. Do you mean "black" or just "blank" (no data displayed) and by "no life" do you mean "no data" or just "no external data" ? Did you buy the replacement Console from exactly the same suppler as the first? I don't ...
by AllyCat
Mon 20 Aug 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Maplin in administration - where to buy spare parts now?
Replies: 20
Views: 7036

Re: Maplin in administration - where to buy spare parts now?

Hi, Yes, I'm fairly sure that the bearings are the same in Vane and Anemometer. There are several threads (including one quite recently ) that discuss sources for the bearings. Note that the bearings linked in that thread , although from a Chinese seller use some form of expedited shipping, so could...
by AllyCat
Mon 06 Aug 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: solar radiation sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: solar radiation sensor

Hi, You need to post a link to the "Pi solar sensor kit". I could only find some generic "sensors" kits (IMHO not much more than "toys") and a solar charging kit, neither of which are likely to be of much use for serious measurements. The Davis solar sensors cost hundreds of £££s, mainly for good re...
by AllyCat
Sat 04 Aug 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: solar radiation sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: solar radiation sensor

Hi, Not really an MX topic, but the Davis sensors are often considered as "reference" products which use specialised components such as a Teflon (PTFE) "Lens" in both, and a very expensive optical filter in the UVIndex sensor. Also, they are all individually calibrated, so not normally suited to a D...
by AllyCat
Sat 04 Aug 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Watson W-8681-Solar
Replies: 23
Views: 9030

Re: Watson W-8681-Solar

Hi, IIRC the FO Solar Pod has a ROM chip on the PCB which probably contains calibration data. So even if you could identify the "correct" sensor chips, would not necessarily guarantee "good" (accurate) results. I won't get onto my hobby horse again in detail here, but IMHO the FO Solar Pod does not ...
by AllyCat
Wed 25 Jul 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather Station Consoles to suit WH1081 Station
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: Weather Station Consoles to suit WH1081 Station

Hi Chris, Have you seen the "Insides of...1081" thread? I've often been tempted to remove the "Touchscreen" (and replace it with a push-button matrix) to improve the clarity of the display. But maybe just cleaning it will suit you? It's slightly "frightening" to remove the circuit board from the cas...
by AllyCat
Mon 23 Jul 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather Station Consoles to suit WH1081 Station
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: Weather Station Consoles to suit WH1081 Station

Hi, Unfortunately, a "WH-1081 about 6 years old" could be any one of 6 versions, using one of three carrier frequencies (433, 868 or 915 MHz) and two wireless protocols (believed to be FSK and OOK). If it is electrically compatible with the "Maplin" stations then it will be 433 MHz , but 2012 is alm...
by AllyCat
Mon 09 Jul 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Which transmitter?
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Which transmitter?

Hi, If the present transmitter was sold by Maplin in 2014 then it will use the "new" (OOK) Wireless Protocol (and 433MHz). Therefore it looks as if the Aercus replacement for the 2083 / 1093 should be suitable (but make sure you can return it if it isn't). These FO transmitters send separate data pa...