steve wrote:The Fine Offset stations with solar sensors do seem to be much more susceptible to the 'lock up' problem, and the 'synchronise' facility in Cumulus doesn't seem to help so much.
I haven't looked in detail at how the "synchronise reads" operates, but the additional transmissions from the Solar Pod (with an exactly one minute period) are a considerable complication. Presumably the original idea was that the two transmitters could operate independently (i.e. at different locations) without any risk of one transmitter repeatedly "blocking" the other.
But in practice the two transmitters are linked (by a 6-core cable) and appear to synchronise to each other, so that the two transmissions are "interleaved". That means that there is no time within the "cycle" of either 48 seconds (main TX) or 60 seconds (Solar TX) that is more than 6 seconds away from a transmission from the other sensor/transmission (at some time within each 4-minute period).
I thought that Steve was aware of this and it's (somehow) taken into account, but perhaops not?