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by ejay
Sat 25 Oct 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: how to connect the router directly to the FO ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4949

Re: how to connect the router directly to the FO ?

I have been using a cheap pair of Cat5 USB extenders for about two years with my WH3081. It's the perfect solution as I already have a patch panel and RJ45 wall sockets installed. Even though the extenders were only USB1.1, I never really encountered any problems. After all, the fine offset device p...
by ejay
Thu 07 Nov 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Re: batteries

Looks like it's time to buy a replacement transmitter. Maybe something has corroded on the circuit board and has bridged two circuit traces, and is causing battery current to leak excessively. Or the chip has somehow gone haywire. Otherwise you can hook up an external 3v power supply, so you never n...
by ejay
Wed 02 Oct 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 84719

Re: Problems with station communication: USB locks up comple

I have been running 1.9.3 build 1058 for the past 9 months, with the FO Sync option set. The station is a one year old WH3081. I have not encountered any locking up of the station. This was whilst I was overseas for several months! Over the past 9 months, I haven't needed to remove the batteries at ...
by ejay
Sat 19 Jan 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Suitably impressed
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

Re: Suitably impressed

I'd have to agree with the WD40 trick. WD40 is designed to drive away moisture. This is why it's touted as a way to 'start wet engines'. Standard lubricants may be somewhat hygroscopic, so over time, moisture can get in, and when the temperature drops below freezing, the lubricant becomes quite a ni...
by ejay
Fri 18 Jan 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 84719

Re: Problems with station communication: USB locks up comple

I've been using build 1055 since mid December 2012. Unfortunately my station's initialisation bytes became corrupt a few days ago. So it's no better than before. I am about to try build 1058, after duly resetting the station for the 6th time in a year. I'm wondering whether the memory reading clash ...
by ejay
Thu 27 Dec 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 84719

Re: Problems with station communication: USB locks up comple

If it re-synchronises every 24 hours, doesn't that mean there is the possibility of a clash every 24 hours? As you said before, synchronising results in reading from the station more frequently. It sounds like it defeats the purpose.
by ejay
Mon 24 Dec 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 84719

Re: Problems with station communication: USB locks up comple

Note that this isn't a fix, it's a work around. And because the process of synchronising the reading of data necessarily involves reading the data - at a higher rate than normal - there is always going to be the risk that the problem will occur during the synchronisation process itself. The risk of...
by ejay
Fri 14 Dec 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 84719

Re: Problems with station communication: USB locks up comple

Thanks Steve. This is quite timely, as I will be leaving my setup unattended for a few months. It's always a matter of time before the station stops responding. For me, sometimes it can go for two months, sometimes two weeks. But when it does happen, losing a chunk of readings is always annoying whe...
by ejay
Mon 12 Nov 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

Re: Question

apenwith wrote:Hi
I would suspect the spring contacts in the transmitter RJ socket - either gone flat or corroded
Or even if the pins are bent. Also check the soldering on the board behind the RJ sockets.
by ejay
Tue 18 Sep 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: WS-1090 Lifespan
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

Re: WS-1090 Lifespan

Sounds like your unit has a manufacturing defect and you were lucky to have it working up to now. There could be bad (dry) solar joints in the vicinity of the humidity sensor which were causing your intermittent 99% humidity readings. Maybe some other critical part has now given way, leading to tota...
by ejay
Fri 24 Aug 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: No Data Transmitter / Receiver Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: No Data Transmitter / Receiver Issue

It comes down to poor design. Surely it wouldn't take much effort to design the battery compartment so the positive contact spring is recessed, thereby preventing contact with the AA cell should it be inserted with reverse polarity. You get what you pay for. Otherwise, it is a ploy by FOSHK to incre...
by ejay
Fri 10 Aug 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: WH3080 lost when it's beginning rain
Replies: 18
Views: 3955

Re: WH3080 lost when it's beginning rain

Keep in mind that the rain sensor is normally connected through the solar pod, which has connections to the battery supply. If there is a writing fault in the solar pod, the reed switch in the rain sensor could end up shorting out the power supply rails, thereby causing the transmitter to reset and ...
by ejay
Thu 09 Aug 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Fine Offset WH1080 Transmitter/Thermo-Igro: red led "steady"
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

Re: Fine Offset WH1080 Transmitter/Thermo-Igro: red led "ste

Did you try taking the transmitter indoors for at least a day to keep it out of the rain and fog (if any)? This might help diagnose a moisture related problem.
by ejay
Mon 06 Aug 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Fine Offset WH1080 Transmitter/Thermo-Igro: red led "steady"
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

Re: Fine Offset WH1080 Transmitter/Thermo-Igro: red led "ste

Probably the microprocessor in the transmitter has failed. Maybe due to corrosion from exposure to moisture? The supplied stevenson screen isn't really adequate for shielding against things like horizontal rain in windy conditions.
by ejay
Sat 04 Aug 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 84719

Re: Problems with station communication

Maybe it's due to luck (or lack thereof) that your FO console gets hit by a cosmic ray? Cosmic rays can cause memory corruption. Which explains why others (and myself) have needed to reset our station after the 55 FF initialisation bits were corrupted for no apparent reason. A least that's my theory...