Please read the posts in the Announcements section about the current status of Cumulus development now that I have retired

Please read this post before posting

Latest Cumulus release v1.9.4 (build 1099) - Nov 28 2014
Latest Cumulus MX release - v3.0.0 build 3043 Jan 20 2017. See this post for download

Search found 188 matches

by prodata
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Python script emulating vantage protocol
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Python script emulating vantage protocol

Remember that in addition to populating the LOOP/LOOP2 packets, any emulator software also presumably needs to emulate the API by which data packets are normally requested from the WL logger. This isn't necessarily difficult but would be essential if any analysis software is going to think that your...
by prodata
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Davis VP2 Relay Device
Replies: 40
Views: 3153

Re: Davis VP2 Relay Device

Very interesting Mark - congratulations and HNY. But can you say in which ways you see this as different from Meteostick (and hence eg Meteobridge Pro Red)? Is it just the undoubted satisfaction of rolling your own circuitry, or do you see significant differences in functionality?
by prodata
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Wind data from Davis Pro2
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Wind data from Davis Pro2

The answer, I think, is that the costly part - including development as well as low-volume production costs - of creating a loggable, self-powered, wireless sensor is in the wireless transmitter and receiving devices and the logger itself. Once you have these components then it's relatively simple a...
by prodata
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Wind data from Davis Pro2
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Wind data from Davis Pro2

It's not obvious from your post whether the anemometer is local to the PC or remote from it. Different solutions in each case.
by prodata
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Davis 6162
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Davis 6162

As far as I know the only difference with the EU version is the power supply supplied with it. Yep, that's it, other than multi-language manuals with EU. Davis still don't use multi-region AC adapters and so the EU ones have the 2-pin type. One word of caution: There are one or two EU-based dealers...
by prodata
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Can you run Weather Display and Cumulus at the same time?
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Can you run Weather Display and Cumulus at the same time?

Phil23 wrote:I know the USB can't be shared but what about Weatherlink IP.


Sorry, only one connection at a time to WeatherlinkIP - it cannot function as a multi-client server.
by prodata
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS

There is an Ultrasonic anemometer available for the Davis: https://www.darrera.com/en/detalle-producto.php?d=1&id=229 There are other substantially cheaper Davis-compatible options available too like the LCJ ones - as it happens there's one my office desk right now awaiting installation for lon...
by prodata
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS

Thanks John. I'm no expert on these things so happy to accept your explanation. But please remember that my speculation is nothing more than that - an informed guess if you will. It's a slight frustration for us as UK dealers that while we have excellent contacts with Davis sales and support servic...
by prodata
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS

I raised that with Davis several years ago and was told "we'll look into it". Needless to say, nothing happened. Whilst they make excellent kit the decision not to be able to connect UV and Solar sensors to the wind transmitter is baffling. I think that if it was easy to do then it would ...
by prodata
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS

Or use a receiver and a raspberry pi and and decode the radio, most of the work has been done on that. Or as a cheaper option if you have a spare Pi then MeteoStick. (Actually I did mean to reduce the MS price now that MBPR is shipping, but it got overlooked - let me know Mark if you're interested)...
by prodata
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Davis PRO2 and Daytime FARS

mcrossley wrote:What I really, really wish though was that Davis would support the Solar & UV being attached to the wind transmitter...


MB Pro Red and look at the individual Tx messages? ;)
by prodata
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: New Davis TH sensor
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Re: New Davis TH sensor

Perhaps worth noting that Davis seem to have had a major rethink about pricing on replacement T/H sensors. No idea why, but it's obviously got to be good news for users. The UK SSP on 7346.074, which contains the new SHT31 sensor, is £45 inc VAT. (Admittedly set before the recent devaluation of Ster...
by prodata
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Met Office WOW site - upgraded but many stations missing
Replies: 119
Views: 8096

Re: Met Office WOW site - upgraded but many stations missing

Does this help at all:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/met-office-wow/yp5OfL_dHlo ?

(at least as a public explanation if not a fix)
by prodata
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Transmission and Battery strength
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Transmission and Battery strength

So is there no Signal strength value can be gain using CumulusMX? I know Weewx can report on the percentage of ISS Signal Quality, I was just curious as to whether CumulusMX had a similar feature. I doubt that weewx actually displays what is usually termed signal strength (RSSI - Received Signal St...
by prodata
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: VP2 coming out of setup mode on its own
Replies: 29
Views: 1646

Re: VP2 coming out of setup mode on its own

I've had my second console for less than a year and I had never experienced this problem before. Just to be clear: Vue consoles have always done this but older VP2 consoles did not. It was introduced in a VP2 firmware update at some point - don't have the F/W changelog in front of me right now and ...

Go to advanced search