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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: USB to serial
« Last post by Dave13 on June 15, 2019, 09:34:52 PM »
A few things to try:

Click on  menu, choose "About this Mac". Click the "System Report..." button. In the hardware section, click on USB and see if your serial to USB adapter is showing in the list of devices. If not try unplugging it and plug it back in, also try another USB port on the Mac.

Check the USB ports and the USB plug on the adapter, make sure there is nothing in there, such as dust, to obstruct the connection.

If the adapter is in the hardware list, uninstall and reinstall the latest Silicon Labs drivers:
https://wiki.trixology.com/index.php?title=Obtaining_the_latest_drivers_for_use_with_Davis_data_loggers

If none of that helps, you might try replacing your serial to USB adapter with one that uses a Prolific chipset, which is more "Mac friendly":
https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Adapter-Prolific-PL2303HX-Chipset/dp/B00425S1H8/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=usb+to+serial+mac&qid=1560630328&s=gateway&sr=8-2


I had a serial port data logger with a serial to USB adapter on my station. When I made the switch to WeatherCat I never could get MacOS to work with it. I replaced it with a USB data logger:
https://www.scaledinstruments.com/shop/davis-instruments/hardware-data-loggers-software/hardware-software-bundles/davis-6520-weatherlink-for-mac-os-x-for-vantage-stations/
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WeatherCat Feature Requests / Re: Proper data import for Davis WeatherLink
« Last post by pbeaudet on June 15, 2019, 08:27:38 PM »
To Dave13:  [rockon] [woohoo] [cheers1]

Need I say more?
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WeatherCat General Discussion / USB to serial
« Last post by Chet on June 15, 2019, 11:47:14 AM »
I am reinstalling on iMac after a hard disk failure. I must use the serial to usb adaptor for my Vantage Vue. I reinstalled the driver for Mojave but WeatherCat says it cannot see the data logger. I don’t know how to troubleshoot this. Please help.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: FTP Failure
« Last post by xairbusdriver on June 14, 2019, 09:36:16 PM »
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it may be that when you quit using the Schedule function that macOS uses Force Quit to close [any app]
Would that it were so easy... [rolleyes2] About once a week I see that my wife's Mac has stopped dead in it's track while trying to Shut down on schedule. There will always be some app sitting with a notice that the last edit was never saved and the World will forever miss that wisdom if the Shut down were to proceed.

In reality, it is a safety feature, of course. While the mini running WC is never shutdown unless some System update requires it, I have never tried to even manually Shut down with WC still running. Of course, Stu has many more skills at programming and he may have solved this OS stubbornness. :) [tup]
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: FTP Failure
« Last post by Blicj11 on June 14, 2019, 03:56:25 PM »
Why is this needed

“WeatherCat Preferences | Advanced | Quit Check is NOT checked”

As when I reboot manually all is well with this checked

When that is checked, you have to confirm you are quitting WC. I am assuming that auto reboot will hang when that is checked because you are not there to confirm you are quitting WC. However, it may be that when you quit using the Schedule function that macOS uses Force Quit to close WC.
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Observations / Re: What has been the 2019 climate according to WeatherCat?
« Last post by zazzy on June 14, 2019, 02:49:34 PM »
I checked WeatherCat and it confirmed what I've known for many years: June is warmer than January, which confirms that global warming occurs in the summer.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: FTP Failure
« Last post by wx-watch on June 14, 2019, 07:50:47 AM »
It runs 24/7 headless as my WeatherCat and VPN server. I can’t remember when it was last rebooted prior to the two recent ftp failures. No changes had been made to it. As I said I didn’t need to reboot to fix the problem on both occasions I simply closed down WeatherCat and restarted it.
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Dear wx-watch, Blick, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

Before you make any significant changes to your current setup, could you simply let us know how long macOS had been running on your mini?  Perhaps an infrequent, but still periodic reboot of the operating system will solve your problems.

Cheers, Edouard
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Dear X-Air, Blick, and WeatherCat observers of forecast technology,

Mark your calendars! It’s been almost 40 years since the model got a new core. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica - 6/12/2019, 2:00 PM

Thanks for the pointer.  It is interesting that the consensus view continues to hold that the European model does a better job.  In watching the forecasts, I've also come to take the European model more seriously if there is a conflict.

Some interesting comments from "weather consumers" that indicate confusion between forecasts and actual weather events. Apparently, using "percentages" creates expectations that things (forecast events) will actually happen. Some people think a local thunderstorm, even one that is a dozen miles wide will create rain for the entire state or at least their entire county! [rolleyes2] To many, a "70% chance of rain" seems to mean it will rain for 70% of the day! [banghead] It's no wonder that lots of people can't understand the difference between climate and weather... :o

Sad but true.  Unfortunately, how weather statistics are supposed to be used isn't particularly well explained to the public.  I just made a quick search for such an explanation and failed.  Can anybody else find a reference that we could point someone to if needed?

In general, statistics is a very slippery subject that desperately few people understand. It isn't covered in high school and isn't required of all college graduates.  Yet many of the decisions the general public make today require some understanding of statistics - just how is the public supposed to do this?  ???

Indeed we live in "curious" times . . . . . . .

Cheers, Edouard
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: FTP Failure
« Last post by wx-watch on June 13, 2019, 10:27:07 PM »
Thanks.

WeatherCat is in my Login Items and the Mac Mini is set to auto login.

Why is this needed

“WeatherCat Preferences | Advanced | Quit Check is NOT checked”

As when I reboot manually all is well with this checked
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