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Dear Grand, Blick, Paul, and WeatherCat iOS users,

Sorry, really slammed for time these days.  This was my first chance to install the upgrade.  The only issue is that it took forever to download from Apple.  I made a quick tour of the application and everything looks in good order on my iPhone 6.

Thanks Grand for a really neat app!!  [tup]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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Dear SR5, Jos, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

Something New discoverer.  On my old mac while going through WeatherCat "Weather Stations Communication Set-up " . Under the Comms Port: it gives me the option to select the "USB-Serial Controller" which I do not have that option on my new mac. What would that mean?   

Unfortunately it means that something isn't working between the software driver and the actual hardware.  You could check this by trying to install the latest drivers on your older Mac and see if the problem also occurs there.  However, that would put collecting weather data at risk.  Unless somebody else comes up with a more clever idea, perhaps you should make the modest investment in a new adapter and resolve the matter once and for all.

Sorry, that's all I can think of.

Edouard
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: RS232 to USB Driver?
« Last post by SRS on Yesterday at 04:46:44 PM »
Something New discoverer.  On my old mac while going through WeatherCat "Weather Stations Communication Set-up " . Under the Comms Port: it gives me the option to select the "USB-Serial Controller" which I do not have that option on my new mac. What would that mean?     
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: RS232 to USB Driver?
« Last post by SRS on Yesterday at 04:08:21 PM »
Jos,  Thanks for the fed back.  Im pretty sure I fixed the extension block by going into and allowing the download not sure if thats the same place as Gatekeeper?  I have gone through "Weathercat -> Tools -> Configue Station Comms" and yes I believe Im seeing the adapter in the MacOS Preferences->USB.  Im not seeing anything listed as 'unconfigured'.  Not Sure, still no weather station found when I launch WeatherCat?

Hoping to get this thing up and running today I have some great weather showing up.  Snowing now:  high winds, rain, ice, thunder, and then more snow all expected for the next few days (GoodTimes).  I do have my weather station running on my old mac so I will be able to gather all the different weathers readings that are coming, I was just hoping to watch it on my new computer.  again thanks any other ideas would be great? 
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: RS232 to USB Driver?
« Last post by JosBaz on Yesterday at 03:21:48 PM »
With respect to recognising the USB-RS232 dongle:

I'm using a USB-RS232 dongle to connect my Mac Mini to my VP2. Not on High Sierra yet but some tips/suggestions nevertheless:

- Your Prolific 1.6.1 driver should support High Sierra (https://plugable.com/drivers/prolific/), so that is good a start.  :)  However, there seems to be a catch. Did you check the "How to fix extensions blocked by Gatekeeper" comment on this web page?
- On your new Mac, have you run the "Weathercat -> Tools -> Configue Station Comms"?
- If still no luck; are you seeing the adapter in the MacOS Preferences -> Network settings? Don't worry if it is showing 'unconfigured'. Main thing is it is there...

Hope this helps a bit towards a solution.

Jos
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: WeatherCatRCP 1.0 (180216) for iOS Beta
« Last post by PaSun on Yesterday at 02:58:49 AM »
Hello Grand,

I have the same results a Blick... no issues at all  ThU32:-)
Using iPhone X running 11.2.5 and Watch (0) running 4.2.2.

Nice!
Paul
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: RS232 to USB Driver?
« Last post by SRS on Yesterday at 12:15:20 AM »
Something new that just came up from weatherCat "WeatherCat has detected your hardware has changed. Please check any custom/current condition rules and custom graphs as it's possible the channels available on the new weather station are different to the channels on the old station." ???
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: RS232 to USB Driver?
« Last post by SRS on Yesterday at 12:07:55 AM »
Yes, I found the same one and have it in my check out box.  However, here is some more info. I just checked my old mac (2010) to see what driver I had installed PL2303 1.4.0 from Prolific (plugged weather station back into it and it worked).  Checked new mac (2017 H Sierra 10.13.3) I have the driver PL2303 1.6.1 installed, down loaded new weatherCat 2.4.4 and still can not get connection?? 
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Amazon has one for $9 (Re: RS232 to USB Driver?)
« Last post by elagache on February 16, 2018, 11:49:33 PM »
Dear SRS and WeatherCat station caregivers,

Edouard,  Thanks for the feed back and advise. 1) There is no name or brand on the RS232 cable I have, How do I find out if the cable is still supported?

Unfortunately, without any markings, all you could try is downloading some drivers and see if they work.  It could be time-consuming and ultimately futile.

2) any suggestions on a  new macOS supported cable?  Thanks again

Honestly, I don't have any personal experience, so I can't really recommend.  However, on the USA Amazon website I found this item in about a minute:

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Converter-Prolific-Chipset-CB-DB9P/dp/B00IDSM6BW/

It does not require any software drivers and supports many Mac models.  At 9 dollars it isn't much more expensive than a cup of Starbucks coffee.  You might need to shop around and do some research to confirm that model you buy will work with your station.  For example make sure you have the correct connector on the RS232 end (male or female depending on your station.)  Still, with a few minutes of searching you should be able to find something that will allow you to reliably connect to your station once more.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: RS232 to USB Driver?
« Last post by SRS on February 16, 2018, 08:29:39 PM »
Edouard,  Thanks for the feed back and advise. 1) There is no name or brand on the RS232 cable I have, How do I find out if the cable is still supported? 2) any suggestions on a  new macOS supported cable?  Thanks again
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