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    Pro Vue Gain

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    Altocumulus
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    Pro Vue Gain

    Post by Altocumulus » Fri 06 Dec 2019 7:39 am

    Hi all,

    The small manual suggests changing the GAIN setting if the reception is poor. It writes to enter the Diagnostics and alter the GAIN setting using HILOW - except if I hit this, I get nothing to suggest the GAIN is altered. I do get Battery 10 in the ticker tape area.

    I had a 6 hour drop in data last night, plus a re-occurrence of the -67.8C temperature error.

    I'll replace the battery, the one in has seen 6 weeks - but you never know. If that doesn't work, the manual suggests checking the supercap....

    My GAIN is currently 54%.

    Geoff

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    mcrossley
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    Re: Pro Vue Gain

    Post by mcrossley » Fri 06 Dec 2019 11:57 am

    I can't help, maybe John Dann will chip in?

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    Re: Pro Vue Gain

    Post by prodata » Mon 09 Dec 2019 8:36 pm

    AFAIK Gain has long since been disabled (because it can't really improve signal/noise). It's a hangover from the old VP1/VP2 days when there was a question over whether it might possibly be useful.

    Is this a Vue or a VP2? The subject line is confusing! How old? TBH it sounds like a relatively elderly VP2 but maybe not? But needs more background for more useful advice, eg the reception % resets at midnight so if you lose reception for some hours overnight then the morning % is bound to be low. You can clear the reception % at any time while in the wireless diagnostic screen and then leave it for eg an hour to see the daytime %. AFAICR this won't necessarily clear the other weather readings, but can't honestly remember offhand.
    John Dann
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    Re: Pro Vue Gain

    Post by mcrossley » Mon 09 Dec 2019 8:46 pm

    The reception stats are also reset every time the console date/time is set. If you have Cumulus setting the time either periodically and/or on startup, then the stats will be reset reach time that occurs as well as at midnight.

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