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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2018, 06:21:49 AM »
Still trying to narrow this down. 

I've had WD reporting from my Davis station this week.  But I've just tried to switch to Weatherflow by going to Control Panel, Station Type, Weatherflow, and checking "Enabled" and entered my station number.  It almost immediately recorded rain and played the rainrecorded.wav sound.  If I restart WD, it stops recording rain amounts but continues to play the sound.  It's not exactly on the minute but approx every 60 seconds.

If I rename the rainrecorded.wav file, no sound is played

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2018, 07:09:42 PM »
so the rainrecorded.wav file is played even though the rain total in WD is not increasing?

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2018, 07:31:33 PM »
That's right, the rain alert is playing despite no rain being recorded or actually falling.


I've uploaded a video of what I'm doing here https://youtu.be/K5YF2zohfxs it might make it easier to understand what I'm doing and you can hear the rain alerts almost as soon as I select the Weatherflow station. You can also hear how regular they are sounding an see that the rain amount is not changing

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2018, 09:58:54 PM »
if you could email me your settings files, along with that rainrecorded.wav file, I will see if I can duplicate the problem here

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2018, 07:50:35 PM »
Hi

Settings files have been emailed to info@weather-display.com as requested

thanks for your help

Richie

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2018, 08:30:40 PM »
I have tested with your settings files
but I do not get the .wav file being played every minute
with the latest version of WD

one thing I do see in your settings that you can try unsettings in see attached

one thing also, make sure there is no other instance of WD running

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2018, 04:32:02 PM »
I'm still having no no luck with this.  I've tried unchecking the "Play wav file when rain is recorded" option.  But it still plays every sixty seconds or so - it's not exactly 60 seconds, the intervals vary but it's around that.  I actually like the sound playing when it does actually rain so I don't really want to disable that option.

For different reasons I've now moved WD to a different PC using the method in the FAQs, which involved copying over the existing config files and installing the latest version of WD.  It hasn't made a difference.  When WD points to my Davis station it's fine, when it points to my Weatherflow station I get the constant rain alerts.

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2018, 06:59:43 PM »
I have not had any other reports of this problem and have not been able to duplicate it

but I will try again to duplicate
if you could .zip and email me your settings files and the .wav rain file

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2018, 08:56:31 PM »
thinking about it
I think I know what is happening

the time stamp for the rain will be changing, triggering to add more rain to WD, but that rain to add is 0 when its not rainning
so the rain total does not go up..but the .wav file is played
I just need to make sure the .wav file is only played if the rain total  to add is above 0

I will change that, and let you know
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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2018, 09:23:55 PM »
new .zip update ready to download from the download page
should fix this problem  #-o

 

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