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British Summer Time
« on: October 23, 2018, 02:53:50 PM »
British Summer Time comes to an end this weekend and the clocks go back one hour.

I presume WeatherCat will tell my Davis Vantage Pro2 about this?
I can find nothing in any of the settings to check this is so!

Or does the Vantage do it itself?

How does WeatherCat cope with an hour of "overlapping data"

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Re: British Summer Time
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 05:59:04 PM »
I suspect WC simply uses the computer settings for time. Different nations have different laws about "Daylight Savings" dates. And most computers use a some automatic time-keeping service.

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WeatherCat can set Davis time. (Re: British Summer Time)
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 10:07:25 PM »
Dear John, X-Air and WeatherCat clock watchers,

British Summer Time comes to an end this weekend and the clocks go back one hour.

I presume WeatherCat will tell my Davis Vantage Pro2 about this?
I can find nothing in any of the settings to check this is so!

Or does the Vantage do it itself?

Your Davis console is supposed to adjust automatically for Daylight savings in Europe.  That is what my 9 year old Davis console manual reports.  You might check your manual to confirm.

In addition, you can have WeatherCat automatically keep your Davis console at the correct time.  The Internet has a very exact timekeeping protocol that is much better than the internal clock of the console.  If you want WeatherCat to perform this service you need to set this option on the WeatherCat station options.  You'll find instructions on how to do this on page 70 of the current WeatherCat manual.

Let us know if that solves your concerns.

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: British Summer Time
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 10:54:44 PM »
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set this option on the WeatherCat station options
= WC->Tools->Station Hardware Options... However, the window is actually titled as "Vantage Hardware Options". details, details... [rolleyes2]

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Re: British Summer Time
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 10:37:30 AM »
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set this option on the WeatherCat station options
= WC->Tools->Station Hardware Options... However, the window is actually titled as "Vantage Hardware Options". details, details...


OTOH, mine says "WeatherLink IP Hardware Options."   ;)

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Re: British Summer Time
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 02:45:11 PM »
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mine says "WeatherLink IP Hardware Options."
;) I assume that is the window title, there is a lot more room there than in a menu item. I was using WC 3.0.2 but I've now replaced it with 3.0.3B8. It still has my original window title. Perhaps your upgraded Davis hardware options (Leaf & Soil Moisture monitors) is telling WC to change that text. I have only the basic Vantage 2 Pro hardware. If you would be so kind as to purchase the Leaf monitor for me, I will gladly install it! :P cmu:-) ThU5:-)