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by aparsons
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: compatability with mac
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

mac mini G4 - no dice

Have an old but good mac mini 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 runnibng MacOSX 10.4.11. Tried to get it to run Cumulus MX by downloading the last Mono compilation (2.10.5 - it said it installed OK) that would run on the G4 but the Cumulus MX would not run, it was missing something (::MakeArrayType()). I just note...
by aparsons
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Parts for Sale/Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Re: Parts for Sale/Wanted

Many thanks for taking the trouble Terry but I think as Alan says it will not give me all the data or facilities, plus the shipping, terrorism checks, x-raying, customs etc (how did we get to this state?) from NZ and then the same again if have to send it back doesn't really make it a goer. At the m...
by aparsons
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Parts for Sale/Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Parts for Sale/Wanted

Am after a 433MHz transmitter for a WH3080 if anyone has one.
Thanks,
Andrew
by aparsons
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.
Replies: 139
Views: 96748

Re: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.

Have had the covers off the receiver console and it does not look too good. There is not much there that looks as though it can be modified. IMG_0163.JPG IMG_0162.JPG IMG_0161.JPG If I am going to use the WH3080 transmitter which works at 868MHz with my receiver at 433MHz I'm going to have to modify...
by aparsons
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.
Replies: 139
Views: 96748

Re: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.

The transmitter module from Nevada Radio works at 868 MHz whereas my signatrol WH3080 works at 433 MHz. I have found this out because the new transmitter will not connect with the base station. Looking at the specification sections of the Nevada and the general (and Signatrol) WH3080 gives the usual...
by aparsons
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.
Replies: 139
Views: 96748

Re: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.

An update on my new transmitter. I contacted Fine Offset but have heard nothing and I contacted Signatrol and Nevada Radio who both replied promptly and helpfully. Nevada had the WH3080 (which I went with) and Signatrol had the WH3081. So at the time writing dear reader (as Jane Austen would say) a ...
by aparsons
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.
Replies: 139
Views: 96748

Re: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.

Many thanks Alan, My best bet seems to be to find a replacement transmitter for the WH3080. Will research and report back. Have sent an email to Fine Offset but do not hold out much hope unless I want to buy an industrial quantity of them.
by aparsons
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Photos of the insides of Fine Offset sensors.
Replies: 139
Views: 96748

Insides of Fine Offset Transmitter

Am just resurrecting my WH3080 and have bought a new transmitter from Maplin - the original WH3080 was from signatrol but died and could not be resurrected. The new transmitter has a different aerial - a curly wire instead of a ferrite rod but the control panel can receive the signal and connect so ...
by aparsons
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Fine Offset PCE-FWS 20 wireless
Replies: 19
Views: 4815

Re: Fine Offset PCE-FWS 20 wireless

I have my FWS-20 up a pole on the summerhouse. Not the best as the ridge of the summerhouse and the surrounding trees will distort the wind, but good enough for my purposes which is to put weather info on a website (HarryWarrenHouse.com - weather side may be down at the moment) and have fun with the...
by aparsons
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Hourly rain > Daily Rain
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Hourly rain > Daily Rain

My question is to do with rain data files. When my WH3080 went on the blink with the batteries not receiving enough charge, or rather too much charge being drawn from them, some very over enthusiastic rainfall numbers found their way into the log files ( in excess of 9m a day). I have edited these o...
by aparsons
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: WH-3080 Transmitter Batteries
Replies: 30
Views: 6303

Re: WH-3080 Transmitter Batteries

I got the soldering iron out and ran a cable from inside the shed to the battery terminals of the WH3080 and connected it to a 3v mains transformer. This works nicely and I'm back on line (http://www.harrywarrenhouse.com/weather/Weather.shtml) although while it was down the system seems to have logg...
by aparsons
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: WH-3080 Transmitter Batteries
Replies: 30
Views: 6303

Re: WH-3080 Transmitter Batteries

Thanks for the info, Alan. I have put the Eneloop batteries in and I have the "low Tx" icon already. I could test the Solar Pod and get another or I could send 3v from my shed straight up to the station - bit of a pain but it will either cure the problem or move it on to a new level. Am OK...
by aparsons
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: WH-3080 Transmitter Batteries
Replies: 30
Views: 6303

Re: WH-3080 Transmitter Batteries

Thanks for the helpful reply, Alan. I had not realised that these were rechargeable alkaline batteries rated at 1.5v. Anyway your prediction of the time scale for the Duracells was right as they have now run out and I have to replace them. I want to replace them with a "trouble free" recha...
by aparsons
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: WH-3080 Transmitter Batteries
Replies: 30
Views: 6303

Re: WH-3080 Transmitter Batteries

I'm just getting the same battery problem and will take Phils advice and put in good quality duracell type. When I measured the voltage on the rechargeable alkaline batteries they were each just below 1 volt so the sun cannot have been charging them. Even though it's winter the sun has been reasonab...
by aparsons
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Web site - General
Topic: Graphs - Weekly or Specified Time Period
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Graphs - Weekly or Specified Time Period

Merci Bien, Ray. J'ai fait la correction.

If I extend the display graphs, can I use these on the website?

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