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kocher
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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby kocher » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:17 am

The final installation is already underway.
The sensor works perfectly. :D

Now there are only small details about the software.

For some reason that I do not know, at the beginning of a new day, the data, graphs ..etc, of the previous days, disappear (Except the first day of the registrations (2017/06/05)). :roll:

http://kocher.es/sun-recorder.php

Settings:

- Installation directory : C:\BLsunrecorder
- Windows10

I installed the software on a laptop under Windows10; It is the only software (except Kapersky antivirus Total Security) working on this PC.
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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby kocher » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:05 am

kocher wrote:
Now there are only small details about the software.

For some reason that I do not know, at the beginning of a new day, the data, graphs ..etc, of the previous days, disappear (Except the first day of the registrations (2017/06/05)). :roll:



Solved !

The problem had originated with me, when setting the time setting.

Thanks to Ole's help, the problem is solved. :clap:

Today I start the solar recording, starting from zero
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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby kocher » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:52 pm

Blake-Larsen sun recorder and Cumulus

I do not understand how you can integrate BLsunrecorder in Cumulus.

I see the possibility configuration, check a box:

    "Use the Blake-Larsen sun recorder"

But I do not see other configuration options :groan:
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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby laulau » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:14 pm

From CumulusWiki
Called B/l on screen. Set this to 1 if you have a Blake-Larsen Sun Recorder, and you want Cumulus to get today's sunshine hours from it. You need to configure the Blake-Larsen software to put the SRsunshine.dat file into the Cumulus data folder so that Cumulus can read it.
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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby PaulMy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:16 am

As Laulau says, Cumulus reads the B-L file and from that records if the sun is shining and the sunshine hours. This is then included in the Cumulus month log and dayfile files as Sunshine Hours for the day, and displayed in the standard Graphs.

I trust this is helpful.

Enjoy,
Paul

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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby kocher » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:21 pm

Laurent and Paul: Thank you very much for your explanations.
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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby droiddk » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:07 pm

Hi

I also got one, been working for some months now and I am very impressed. Very well-built hardware and Ole has been really great when I needed support!

Got the recorder at a reduced "spring-price" and I believe that if you ask Ole you can get one at this price also.

Regards

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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby PaulMy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:45 pm

I presume you are Rungsted #10105...

and welcome http://www.komokaweather.com/weather/su ... today.html

Enjoy,
Paul

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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby droiddk » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:59 pm

Yes, that is me.

And, how much do you pay me for using my data? :lol:

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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby PaulMy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:10 pm

All after-tax receipts are shared equally by all the stations (send me your banking information), except Ole who gets double...

Enjoy,
Paul

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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby droiddk » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:22 pm

PaulMy wrote:except Ole who gets double...
Paul


That sounds fair ;-)

I seriously recommend everyone getting a Sunrecorder. I actually look more at the recordings from my Sunrecorder than the recordings from my VP2 :D

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Re: Sunshine Recorder

Postby PaulMy » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:35 pm

I had sent my graphs to Ole, the co-creator of the Blake-Larsen Sunrecorder, http://www.sunrecorder.net/ and I guess I am a record setter :roll:
This is his reply:

Hi Paul,
That’s awesome – first time a BL sun recorder could see a partly eclipse ever.
According NASA the eclipse was about 70% at your place in Canada and the signal drop is very exactly at the time where you had maximum eclipse.

The sensor signal dropped by 20% - wonder what it would have been at a total eclipse.

I don’t know where and when he next total eclipse occurs, but will investigate and do some marketing work


Best regards

Ole


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