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Offline Weather Display

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #75 on: December 29, 2007, 07:29:59 PM »
with WD you can do so much more with your data that you can with WHUHU software
(e.g climate reports, custom tags, the list is endless)

Offline CookevilleWeatherGuy

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #76 on: December 29, 2007, 10:17:36 PM »
Brian:

Help me out with the term 'custom tags'...what does that mean?
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Offline Glenn

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #77 on: December 29, 2007, 10:29:35 PM »
Thanks everyone...it's great to have it back.

CookevilleWeatherGuy,
It's solid system and I'm happy with it so far. Their customer service has been great! I'm glad to hear yours has been chugging along steadily for some time now. That's good to know.

I don't mind the software recommendations, I'm new at that too! I'll have a lot of research to do when it comes time to look into that!

Offline munrobaggins

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2007, 10:39:29 PM »
Thanks everyone...it's great to have it back.

CookevilleWeatherGuy,
It's solid system and I'm happy with it so far. Their customer service has been great! I'm glad to hear yours has been chugging along steadily for some time now. That's good to know.

I don't mind the software recommendations, I'm new at that too! I'll have a lot of research to do when it comes time to look into that!
I'm impressed that you have it back so soon Glenn :) :)....no more hiccups with mine either :)...Now you just must have a go with WeatherDisplay etc etc....you'll enjoy using it... :)

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #79 on: December 29, 2007, 10:44:37 PM »
Brian:

Help me out with the term 'custom tags'...what does that mean?

Custom tags can be inserted into forms, banners and your webpages to display specific data taken from within Weather Display. The banner at the bottom of this post is created using custom tags.  :wink:

Offline daveq

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2007, 12:02:10 AM »
There is a list of all custom tags in the tagslist.txt file in the WD main directory.  ;)

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Offline Glenn

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #81 on: January 03, 2008, 05:55:22 PM »
Cautiously optimistic!

It was COLD last night/this morning. The temps last night were in the teens/double digits, 4.6F at 5:45AM. But the station worked fine! No problems when it dipped under 25F. I'm going to keep an eye on it and keep you posted. But for now, so far, so good. (fingers crossed) I'm guessing the orginal outdoor thermo/hygo I had was bad.

Offline TokKiwi

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #82 on: January 03, 2008, 08:44:41 PM »
That's a good response from them and a good report for the first (cold) night...  ! ;)

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Offline Glenn

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #83 on: January 04, 2008, 02:40:22 AM »
7.8F. Looks like we're holding steady and the system is good to go!  :D

Offline munrobaggins

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2008, 10:29:03 AM »
7.8F. Looks like we're holding steady and the system is good to go!  :D
Does this mean that you are about to use WeatherDisplay?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? :) :) :)

Offline Glenn

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2008, 01:06:04 PM »
LOL! I'll be looking into software very soon.  8)

Offline sculpt_head

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2008, 10:10:26 PM »
Another thought to add to the battery issue -
I've also just set up a LaCrosse 2350 (UK version maybe?)
I was reading the manual to find the address to report the wind unit as malfunctioning, because the delay was about 30 minutes.
RTFM said that the '----' wind problem was because there is a 'delay' when your PC talks to the base unit.
My view this is significant! Subsequently the same thing has happened every time I connect the computer -  regardless of wireless sight lines, distance etc. It seems to be built in.
By the way, have the lithium batteries helped?


Offline Glenn

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #87 on: January 04, 2008, 11:31:39 PM »
I'm running regular ol' Durcells right now. They're been fine down to single digits. I was surprised to hear LaCrosse recomends regular alkalines over lithuims.

Offline Daryll

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #88 on: March 10, 2008, 10:18:21 PM »
Just to bump this one again...

My 2350, bought just under 2 months ago, has just started to play up with similar symptoms.  Until now its worked fine.

Yesterday I happened to glance at the display and noticed the "---" windspeed, looked in WD and found Temp, Hum and Wind had flatlined for the last hour or so.  I changed the 2 month old Lacrosse batteries for some new Duracels and held the "+" button down and that re-synced everthing.
The temps hadn't dipped below freezing for a few days, so the low temperature theory is out.

Checked the display this evening and the sensor had stopped again.  Checking WD for today it looks like it stopped for a couple of hours during the morning, then transmitted for an short while, then stopped again.

I tried holding the "+" button a few times.... eventually the Temp and Hum came back, but not the Wind.
I've just been out (in the wind and rain!!), took the batteries out for a few seconds, replaced them again, then held the "+" button and everything came back.

There may be some foliage between the sensor and the base unit, I'll try cutting that back, but if that doesn't work I'll resort to running it by cable... if I can get it to work over the 25+meters between the house and the sensor.
 
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Offline Nikki

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Re: Newbie with a WS-2315 and some questions (pic)
« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2008, 02:32:37 PM »
but if that doesn't work I'll resort to running it by cable... if I can get it to work over the 25+meters between the house and the sensor.
 
Don't you love technology... when it works..!!

Hi Daryll

I have been using a WS2300 for the last three months and had similar problems during the first few weeks but after hard wiring the kit has been running perfectly   :D

I would recommend hardwire as its far more reliable and also as a very big PLUS you'll will get 8 second updates instead of 2 minutes (or whatever the lacrosse wireless update cycle is)

Regards
Nikki