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New Member Introductions / Hello from Thurrock Weather!
« Last post by PhilC on Today at 11:56:40 AM »
Hi all! Thanks for having me here! Iíve been running a weather station for my local community since 2011 and until recently I was using a windows pc to do that until it gave up the ghost.  Iím now using an iMac along with WeatherCat.  I use an Oregon WMR88
A quick question,  I use Twitter to broadcast to my followers and I was originally using Cumulous but cannot get the Mac version, hence why Iím using WeatherCat. Is there a way to include a forecast to my tweet? Iíve seen some of the coding but itís new to me so unsure of what to do.
Thanks in advance!
Phil
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Hi Edouard,

I looked at the manual for the serial data logger on the Davis website, it does support the Vantage Vue:
https://www.davisinstruments.com/product_documents/weather/manuals/07395-210_GSG_06510_6555.pdf

From reading Chet's post, it sounds like he had his station working in WeatherCat with a serial data logger until the hard drive failed. If none of the options work that I suggested in my last post, then he would be better off to get a USB data logger.

Cheers, Dave [cheers1]
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Dear Chet, Dave, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

Thanks Dave once more for providing a very thorough list of suggestions.  I can only add a question.

I am reinstalling on iMac after a hard disk failure. I must use the serial to usb adaptor for my Vantage Vue.

Why must you use a serial data logger in your Vantage Vue?  Davis switched to USB data loggers many years ago and the Vue is even more recent than that switch.  I didn't think there were any serial data loggers that would work with the Vantage Vue.

Please do let us know how you are progressing and when you get your Mac successfully communicating with your weather station once more.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: USB to serial
« Last post by Dave13 on Yesterday at 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 Yesterday at 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 Yesterday at 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 donít 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

ďWeatherCat Preferences | Advanced | Quit Check is NOT checkedĒ

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 canít remember when it was last rebooted prior to the two recent ftp failures. No changes had been made to it. As I said I didnít need to reboot to fix the problem on both occasions I simply closed down WeatherCat and restarted it.
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