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by archae86
Tue 25 Feb 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX Current (releases since b3043)
Topic: Solar sensor settings
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Wait for some cloudless hours

A lot of us got surprised when we first looked at solar sensor data to see spikes well above the "possible" line. When it is spiky, the issue is reflections from clouds. And, yes, the sensor really does get radiance well above what the sun can provide undisturbed because it is seeing not only the di...
by archae86
Mon 31 Dec 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX Current (releases since b3043)
Topic: Sunshine hours
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Sunshine hours

did you actually get more than 6 hours where the theoretical solar max was >120w/m2? For standard cumulus, the threshold value above which detected solar radiation counts as sunshine time has two configurable values. One is the fraction of "theoretical", and the other is a simple watts per square m...
by archae86
Tue 18 Dec 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX Current (releases since b3043)
Topic: Sunshine hours
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Time of year matters

An extra complication that I see in using classic Cumulus is that here in Albuquerque New Mexico there is systematic annual variation. So I get the best average match between cloudless day reported solar and the "theoretical" curve year-round by tweaking the transmission factor to get a good match n...
by archae86
Tue 30 Oct 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggested web site hosting offerings
Replies: 21
Views: 3890

another

Over in the Site going down thread, Ray Proudfoot has posted his favorable experience in moving his site recently to HostPresto.
by archae86
Mon 29 Oct 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 126
Views: 20128

Re: stumbles in changing hosting

I think you mean indexing? That can be turned on or off for any directory on your site with the click of a button in cpanel. Right you are. File Manager|select the directory of interest|right-click|manage indices. I get a radio button choice of four possibilities, for which "standard indexing" make...
by archae86
Mon 29 Oct 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 126
Views: 20128

Re: stumbles in changing hosting

My remaining problem is that some non weather related files I've moved onto the new server don't show up to a browser the way they did on Steve's. I suspect this is some site configuration option, possibly related to the lack of an index.* file in the directories of interest. I learned that differe...
by archae86
Mon 29 Oct 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 126
Views: 20128

stumbles in changing hosting

This post is no substitute for the considerable support materials available. In particular, Steve's help and FAQ have good material on setting up a new web site. Moving from one hosting service to another is a special case of setting up a new site. This post concentrates on things that actually caus...
by archae86
Sun 28 Oct 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 126
Views: 20128

Moved my website to A2

This morning I completed the task of moving my Cumulus-generated website from being hosted by Steve Loft to being hosted by A2 hosting. I stumbled over a few things, and have one serious remaining unsolved problem--but that problem does not relate to weather. I intend to update this post with commen...
by archae86
Mon 15 Oct 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggested web site hosting offerings
Replies: 21
Views: 3890

Suggested web site hosting offerings

In my early Cumulus years I just used my ISP's included web site hosting. Comcast dropped that included service some years ago, and I've been using Steve's offering since. It has been more reliable than Comcast was, so I'm sad that Steve is advising us to seek alternatives. I'm hoping that my fellow...
by archae86
Tue 09 Oct 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 126
Views: 20128

Maybe it was pulled for an hour?

This morning my Cumulus tray icon was blinking, and the error light got me to check. The log showed a continuous set of FTP timeout errors from 3:10 a.m. through 4:46 a.m., but none in the 2.5 hours since. Somehow I failed to spot the last page of posts in this thread before posting this one--I've e...
by archae86
Tue 21 Aug 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Davis Weatherlink and Cumulus simultaneously
Replies: 12
Views: 4111

Re: Davis Weatherlink and Cumulus simultaneously

hi, but if i use always cumulus i lose the data when i use Weatherlink? Cumulus dowload the data from dataloggger? "Download" does not mean "erase". I use both Cumulus and Weatherlink. Day by day it is Cumulus, continuously running, keeping up to date itself, and transmitting my data to both my own...
by archae86
Mon 16 Jul 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Losing Connection
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Possibly time setting

In my case, I observed a substantial number of multiple hour dropouts. They tended to start at a consistent time in the middle of the night. I eventually learned that was the time that Cumulus updated the console clock. The VP2 console is something of a one thing at a time beast, and I believe it is...
by archae86
Thu 12 Oct 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Cumulus startup anomalies on my suspect hardware
Replies: 20
Views: 5465

Re: Cumulus startup anomalies on my suspect hardware

Whatever is at the heart of it, I'd appreciate any suggestions of anything I can try as other than trying Cumulus MX [Cork Harbour / UTC+1] NNNN++++ I shall comment here as thread starter. I found that in my case activation of the Cumulus function which adjusts console clock to agree with the PC wa...
by archae86
Sat 27 May 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Solar Data and "Max" Values
Replies: 39
Views: 9617

Re: Solar Data and "Max" Values

There been some nice curves in this thread recently concentrating on the match between some models and actual observed intraday variation. However with a few years experience here in Albuquerque, I think the more important model tracking error for Cumulus is seasonal rather than intraday. For those ...
by archae86
Tue 09 May 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Upgrading Vue ISS to Vantage PRO2 PLUS
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: Upgrading Vue ISS to Vantage PRO2 PLUS

If you are using Cumulus to make your own web site, the template modifications required to get solar and UV reporting the way you like are rather more than just a box tick. But getting a Wunderground report to include them is pretty much just a matter of finding the boxes, and perhaps later adjustin...