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WeatherCat Releases / Is USB data logger an option? (Was: WeatherCat Version 3.0.3)
« Last post by elagache on November 09, 2018, 10:56:42 PM »
Dear PapaChuck, Felix, and WeatherCat system integrators,

yessir am currently using serial to usb converter.

I had forgotten that the Davis Vantage Pro-2 line ever had a serial data logger.  An alternative in this case would be the Davis USB data logger.  Here is the product link on the Davis website (with Mac software:)

https://www.davisinstruments.com/product/weatherlink-for-mac-os-x-for-vantage-stations/

I will afford thew $$$ for the Weatherlionk IP,  What do I need to do?

To go this route, you would need to purchase this Davis product:

https://www.davisinstruments.com/product/weatherlinkip-for-vantage-stations/

This product needs to be connected to your home Ethernet network via a cable.  Do you have an Ethernet hub or network router near your console.

The alternative that Felix mentioned is this device sold by a third party maker:

https://www.weatherstations.co.uk/wifi-logger.htm

This has the advantage that you simply need to plug it into your Davis console and (assuming you have WiFi network at your home) you can configure it directly without any cable connection.  We had someone planning to buy one as mentioned on this thread:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=2830.msg27460#msg27460

Unfortunately, the author of that thread never did get back to us to confirm that it was working well.

Whatever product you choose to buy, take the time to shop around.  There are a number of online businesses that discount these products substantially.

Let us know how we can help you from here.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: WeatherCatRCP 1.1 (180928) for iOS Beta
« Last post by The Grand Poohbah on November 09, 2018, 05:56:20 PM »
Grand:

I haven't been able to get any data on RCP 1.1 for a couple of days now. It is "Unable to Verify Server." I can connect to Trixology-eng.com but not to my Local network, nor to my external IP address. I have tried restarting WC 3.0.3 Build 8, deleting the RCP 1.1 app and reinstalling it from TestFlight, and restarting my iPhone. I verified that port 49255 is still mapped to my iMac that is running WeatherCat.

What should I try next?

Normally I can connect to Creekside using your external IP address, but this time I cannot. Are you sure your server is on-line?
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.3 Now Available
« Last post by PapaChuck on November 09, 2018, 04:54:23 PM »
yessir am currently using serial to usb converter.

has been a while since I had to fiddle with this system, as it has worked flawlessly for me.

I will afford thew $$$ for the Weatherlionk IP,  What do I need to do?

I will need hand holding, if you are willing, sir.

-- Papa Chuck
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.3 Now Available
« Last post by Felix on November 09, 2018, 02:24:36 PM »
My 3.0.3 build 8 not working with Mojave on my brand new MacBook Pro (which uses USB C ports).  I am using Apples USB to USB-C converters.


Based upon Edouard's response, I take it you are using a serial to USB converter?


I suspect the problem is an incompatible driver because I can assure you WC version 3.0.3 Build 8 works just fine with macOS 10.14.1 (when using WeatherLink IP). It's a real shame WeatherLink IP is expensive because you just never hear of anyone having a connection problem since third-party drivers aren't required.


Further, things are running reasonably well on my MBP test mule running macOS 10.14.2 Build 18C38b (also on WeatherLink IP). Couple irritants but those will be sorted out in due course.


BTW, if looking for alternatives, I think Blick or someone else mentioned the following WxForum thread. I haven't tried the device:


http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=34312.600


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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.3 Now Available
« Last post by PapaChuck on November 09, 2018, 02:46:39 AM »
Installed ...
CP210x Macintosh OSX VCP Driver 5.0.6    - September 17, 2018
and restarted ...

nothing untoward happened ... just a control panel showing no data.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: Vantage Vue USB problem
« Last post by xairbusdriver on November 09, 2018, 01:13:30 AM »
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How will remember that the next time I have to...
Fortunately, we donít have to remember anything any more! Thatís why we have the interweb and search boxes in most apps! [cheer] ThU5:-)
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Dear Fran, X-Air, Blick, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

On a related subject, I've discovered that the station status information that was displayed on WU is no longer there and there doesn't even seem to be a place for it in their setup page.  I presume its continued to show up because my browser was refreshing only the weather data and not the page it appeared on.

Unfortunately, I'm not quite sure what you are referring to exactly.  I just double-checked my own Weather Underground page and it does have some status information.  It does indicated that rapid-fire is working and when was the time of the last update.  Weather Underground has been having some migration issues this past year, but those problems appear to be mostly gone at this point.

Cheers, Edouard
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Dear PapaChuck and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

My 3.0.3 build 8 not working with Mojave on my brand new MacBook Pro (which uses USB C ports).  I am using Apples USB to USB-C converters.

Unfortunately you are the first to attempt this, so you are in unfamiliar territory.  Are you using the latest version of Silicon Lab drivers to connect to your Davis station?  This information is covered on the WeatherCat Wiki:

http://wiki.trixology.com/index.php?title=Davis

The webpage to download the drivers is here:

https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers

You will have to scroll down to reach the macOS drivers.

Can you provide us with any additional information?  Do you see anything in the system console logs that might be helpful in diagnosing the problem?

Cheers, Edouard
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: Vantage Vue USB problem
« Last post by McQ on November 08, 2018, 08:26:34 PM »
Thanks for all the helpful responses. "Read the manual. . . " Who does that? Obviously some people. . .  "page 19" How will remember that the next time I have to effectively start from scratch? Maybe I should put it someplace safe. . .

On a related subject, I've discovered that the station status information that was displayed on WU is no longer there and there doesn't even seem to be a place for it in their setup page.  I presume its continued to show up because my browser was refreshing only the weather data and not the page it appeared on.

Again, thanks to all who replied.
Fran
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.3 Now Available
« Last post by PapaChuck on November 08, 2018, 06:44:53 PM »
My 3.0.3 build 8 not working with Mojave on my brand new MacBook Pro (which uses USB C ports).  I am using Apples USB to USB-C converters.
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