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by apenwith
Thu 28 May 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Offset difference between absolute and relative pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 2569

Re: Offset difference between absolute and relative pressure

Hi
Have you cleared the base memory as I've found that I need to reset the offset if I do.
Regards
Alan
by apenwith
Thu 21 May 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Cumulus Calibration
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: Cumulus Calibration

Hi
You need to go into Easyweather - Setup - Station and at the bottom there is a box to enter the relative (ie sea level) pressure. Use St Athan (could be called QNH) pressure preferably on a day when there is little pressure change as their figure may be an hour or so out of date.
Regards
Alan
by apenwith
Wed 13 May 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: 1.86 crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: 1.86 crashing

Hi No problem with crashing but I also got spurious rainfall figures - the sensor is rigidly mounted so I doubt it was the box moving and I suspect with the strong easterlies we've had it was picking up wind turbulence. The rainfall box is mounted west of a pitched roof (the only feasible place) so ...
by apenwith
Sun 03 May 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Report time reset
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: Report time reset

Hi I think after a lot of trial and error I've found the answer to setting specific reporting times. Use the easyweather prog to set the interval and allow it to run records a couple of times (don't worry about the actual time yet. The easyweather.dat file starts each line with two date/time groups....
by apenwith
Sun 03 May 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Report time reset
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: Report time reset

Hi Sorry about the rash of replies - it's Sunday morning and SWWBO is having a lie-in. Hourly partly because I'm interested in trends rather than detail and also I use an Excel graph for a month at a time and more than hourly gets to cluttered. I've tried adjusting the interval to round out the time...
by apenwith
Sun 03 May 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Signal strength icon ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Signal strength icon ??

Hi I've noticed my W8681 occasionally shows a small fan shaped icon just above the outiside humidity figures. If it stays on any more the just a flash I get a signal dropout - so is it a signal strength warning ? If it is it would be an improvement if it were on when the signal strength was high eno...
by apenwith
Sun 03 May 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Sunshine recorder
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

Re: Sunshine recorder

Hi There was a device (I forget who invented it) that consisted of a spherical glass flask silvered on the inside mounted above a tube aligned to the pole star. In the tube was some sort of light sensitive thingy. Presumably when the sun shone a bright spot would be refected down the tube. So I wond...
by apenwith
Wed 29 Apr 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: DCF Clock
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: DCF Clock

Oddly the DCF clock is running again even though it's raining even harder so it doesn't look like rain affecting the signal. I guess if it's an HF signal it could be storms over europe. I did also have a data drop out intermittantly and I wonder about radio interference - I've got a feeling those li...
by apenwith
Wed 29 Apr 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Script error
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Re: Script error

Sorry - should also have said 'new topic'
Regards
by apenwith
Wed 29 Apr 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Script error
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Re: Script error

I managed to reproduce the error - as before into the forum via help and logged in the error message was Line 27 Char 2 Error 'document.forms[...]helpbox is null or not an object code 0 url https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/postingmphp? mode=post&f=11 Hope that helps - but going in through the browser i...
by apenwith
Wed 29 Apr 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: DCF Clock
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

DCF Clock

I know there has been long discussions about the atomic clock reception and mine wasn't working so I went inside the sender box and repositioned the ferrite rod horizontal and checked the soldering - seemed OK. Everything went well for a couple of hours - the time corrected itself - and then I lost ...
by apenwith
Wed 29 Apr 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Script error
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Script error

I was trying to post a new topic from the help - contact - forum page and kept getting a script error - something like helpbox was nul. Whether I clicked yes or no to continue the error popped up again. Had to use task manager to shut cumulus down.
Regards.
by apenwith
Mon 27 Apr 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Sunshine recorder
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

Sunshine recorder

Hi
Cumulus has a facility to import solar data - does anyone know of a reasonably priced sunshine recorder or a DIY project to make one.
Regards
by apenwith
Mon 27 Apr 2009 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather Station positioning
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: Weather Station positioning

At the risk of repeating things already posted (I'm new) or it may have been on another forum - I made a shield for the W8681 (same unit) sender using 8 B&Q plant pot saucers (7inch) with a 3 inch hole cut through 7 of them and bolted together with 5 mil threaded rod with plastic tube spacers. (The ...
by apenwith
Sun 26 Apr 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Report time reset
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Report time reset

I'm another new user - what I have read so far looks very useful - thanks all and cumuls is great. As I don't run my computer all the time I rely on the w8681 log to update cumulus. To keep things neat I'd like to log every hour on the hour (or maybe in round quarters) so how do I set the 8681 to do...