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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: WeatherCat RCP Custom Graph display issues
« Last post by Blicj11 on January 11, 2019, 06:59:05 PM »
Terry:

First, welcome to the WeatherCat Forum.

! assume those graphs display fine in WeatherCat itself. I have several multiple variable custom graphs and they all display properly on my Xs so I'm not sure what's happening there. We'll have to wait for Grand to chime in on this one.

Sorry I'm no help but want to welcome you aboard the forum.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: WxCat Causing Davis Vantage Pro2 Console Issues?
« Last post by Blicj11 on January 11, 2019, 06:57:27 AM »
I love it when WeatherCatters are able to come up with a solution that works. Nice work Jos and Edouard. Jos, your long shot turned out to be the right shot.
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: "WeatherCat Test Server" in WeatherCat RCP
« Last post by Blicj11 on January 11, 2019, 06:55:28 AM »
Nice work, Staze.
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / WeatherCat RCP Custom Graph display issues
« Last post by VanVue2019 on January 11, 2019, 02:14:29 AM »
I'm using WeatherCat 3.0.3 Build 8 and WeatherCat RCP 1.1 and having some issues displaying Custom Graphs on the iOS Client.

In the iOS Client, when I display a Custom Graph that plots a single value, the graph is properly displayed (scaled to fit my iPhone 8 Plus display). I have attached a couple of examples.

When I display a Custom Graph that plot multiple values (the attached example plots 3 values), the graph is cropped on the right end.

Does anyone have any guidance about what I can do to fix this or is it a known issue?

Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Terry
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Dear Chris and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

A bit of reflection and I think I've located the source of your errant data:

I have a Vantage Pro2 and my dad just gifted me his old Vantage Vue. Can I run two instances of WeatherCat or is there a way WeatherCat supports two weather stations?

It is extremely likely that your Dad's Vantage Vue and your Vantage Pro-2 station are both on transmitter ID #1.  Would you have stored your Dad's Vue in a garage or other structure that remains warmer than the surroundings?  Our garage can easily be 15˚ F warmer than the outside.  Try changing the transmitter ID of your Vantage Pro-2 ISS and I'll bet all your problems will go away.

Keep us posted!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

I think you all are correct. I have been keeping the Vantage Vue in the garage, which through a wall is only a few feet from the Vantage Pro2 console. This explains why the data is significantly different as the garage is generally going to be warmer than outside this time of year. I'll change the channel for one or the other this evening.

Thank you for all of the help!
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Dear Chris and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

A bit of reflection and I think I've located the source of your errant data:

I have a Vantage Pro2 and my dad just gifted me his old Vantage Vue. Can I run two instances of WeatherCat or is there a way WeatherCat supports two weather stations?

It is extremely likely that your Dad's Vantage Vue and your Vantage Pro-2 station are both on transmitter ID #1.  Would you have stored your Dad's Vue in a garage or other structure that remains warmer than the surroundings?  Our garage can easily be 15˚ F warmer than the outside.  Try changing the transmitter ID of your Vantage Pro-2 ISS and I'll bet all your problems will go away.

Keep us posted!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: "WeatherCat Test Server" in WeatherCat RCP
« Last post by The Grand Poohbah on January 09, 2019, 11:48:44 PM »
staze has identified two bugs in WeatherCatRCP 1.1 (181219):

1. The station name for the selected server field on the "WeatherCat Servers" screen is for the first server URL that was entered in the field. If you change the server URL, the station name should change to the new server, but it doesn't.

2. Deleting the server URL in the server field disables the selection button. Entering a new server URL does not enable the selection button until Done is tapped. The selection button should be enabled when any character is entered. Tapping the Done button should not be required.

These bugs have no effect on the functionality of WeatherCatRCP. They are primarily cosmetic and will be fixed in the next release.

Thank you staze for your help identifying these bugs.
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Dear Chris, Blick, Jos, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

I have a Vantage Pro2. Three times now I have had issues where starting at midnight the data the console displays and sends to WxCat is incorrect. The temp outside may be 50 and right up until midnight it's correct. After midnight it'll be 64 or whatever, it just jumps to a completely different value. The most recent occurrence was on the 8th. Everything was fine on the 7th, then at midnight the data wasn't right. Then at midnight the next night, between the 8th and 9th, it corrected itself.

As a general rule, I second Jos recommendation to change your station transmitter ID.  My console picked up another station that I didn't know existed.  So unless you are so remote that you are sure there are no other Davis stations around, it is a prudent precaution.

Is there any pattern to the erroneous data you are observing?  If you were picking up data from another station, the values would be comparable.  Your example of 50˚ jumping to 64˚ wouldn't represent that.  I just made a quick glance at your data the long shot that came to my mind was if the console was somehow replacing the indoor temperature with the outdoor temperature.

The other two times I noticed the issue and corrected it by removing power to the console and starting it back up. This time I didn't notice there had been an issue on the 8th until just a little while ago. You can see my station data at the link below.

Solving a problem by power-cycling a device is an indication that is suffering from some sort of hang-up in the firmware code that it executes.  See if you can get a handle on what the errant temperature value is coming from.  Unless you can establish an external source like another Davis station, I have to suspect that you have a problem with your console.  In that case you really should get in touch with Davis technical support:

https://support.davisinstruments.com/

If you need answers it is best to carve out some time and wait in line on the phone for a technical support person.

Sorry you find yourself in this predicament.  By all means keep us posted and let us know what you discover.

Cheers, Edouard
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: WxCat Causing Davis Vantage Pro2 Console Issues?
« Last post by JosBaz on January 09, 2019, 09:10:49 PM »
Interesting problem... Bit of a long shot but could it be that there is another Davis wireless transmitter operating in the same area and on the same channel (typically the default channel #1)? Interference can occur, meaning it will sometimes pick up the signal of 'your' transmitter and sometimes the one from your neighbour. :) Maybe worth to try and change your ISS channel to #2?

I would also recommend replacing the batteries; both in the ISS and Console.

Good luck!

Jos
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: WxCat Causing Davis Vantage Pro2 Console Issues?
« Last post by Naby on January 09, 2019, 05:51:53 PM »
Naby:

WeatherCat has no impact whatsoever on your console. The console sends weather data to WC. WC does not send weather data to the console.

WeatherCat processes daily information and resets itself for the next day, starting at midnight. This process takes several minutes to complete. If you are looking at WeatherCat reports or WeatherCat data or WeatherCat gauges at midnight, you will see some erroneous data until the daily processing scripts have all run. My suggestion is to wait until 12:15 to look at WeatherCat. By then everything has processed and you should see correct data. Of course, another suggestion, which is absolutely none of my business, would be to go to bed earlier and then you would not even be aware that this is happening.  :)

Thanks for the reply. No, I don't actually witness this occurring, I just see it the next day when I look at my station data  :). Where I'm seeing the data anomalies is on WeatherUnderground.

I understand that WxCat isn't sending weather data to the console. WxCat can, if the option is enabled, send a daily time correction to the console. It was supposed that perhaps this could be causing the issue. Perhaps when this occurs the console reverts to some data that is stored in memory or a cache. The thing is that this isn't just a software issue. The data the software displays is the same that is showing on the console, the console is sending data that isn't accurate relative to actual conditions. So something is causing the console to not display the correct data until I either reset it or in the most recent case the next day starts.

Chris

 
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