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 11 
 on: October 28, 2009, 04:39:09 PM 
Started by Shetland Coastie - Last post by Shetland Coastie
Hi

been having a few probs with my wx station (LaCrosse WS2300).

I have it wireless and its supposed to have a transmission range of up to 100m. The way I have it set up at the moment it is barely 10m from the base unit and in clear line of site and yet the transmission can be very iffy. Also, if for any reason it needs to be reset (like loss of power etc) it takes an age for it to pick up the signal again. Is it possible I have a dodgy transmitter in the sensor unit? Ive had it for about 3 years now, what sort of life do these things have. Fair enough you expect a bit of trouble if your at the max range and perhaps there are obstacles in the way but what Im getting at the moment is crap!!

 12 
 on: October 27, 2009, 09:21:51 AM 
Started by weathermaster - Last post by skyewright
Thanks and yep always use WD40 for loads of stuff, was reading the paper a few months ago and it said it was made for the moon landing in 1969, it took the guy 40 attempts to get the formula right so that's why its WD40. You learn something new every day   Cheesy
Great stuff. I think the paper may have been out on the date however. I think it was around a while before '69.

 13 
 on: October 26, 2009, 09:58:51 PM 
Started by weathermaster - Last post by weathermaster
Thanks and yep always use WD40 for loads of stuff, was reading the paper a few months ago and it said it was made for the moon landing in 1969, it took the guy 40 attempts to get the formula right so that's why its WD40. You learn something new every day   Cheesy

 14 
 on: October 26, 2009, 05:57:53 PM 
Started by weathermaster - Last post by munrobaggins
some good work and some good luck there...

WD40 is a wondrous thing to use on all manner of things....

I'm glad that you have got things up and running again. Wink Wink

 15 
 on: October 24, 2009, 04:11:06 PM 
Started by weathermaster - Last post by weathermaster
Hi all,

A few weeks ago my second weather station, the one that isn't uploading to my site. The sensor outside stop working at first I thought it must be the batteries so replaced them with new ones still didn't work so then I took it apart and everything looked ok no rust nothing which is good since its been outside for 4 years. I gave it a clean then tried again but never worked, I ended up ordering a new sensor it said it would come in three weeks but it came in 2 weeks so that was good. I set up the new sensor and straight away it worked first time.

On the very same day when the sensor broke my webcam that's a old camcorder stopped working to after 2 years. I checked it over and everything looked ok but just wasn't turning on. I have got a new webcam and on a good day will set it up so that's why I have put the webcam offline on my site.

If this wasn't enough my main stations anemometer (wind thing) was not reading any wind speed when my second station was reading 6mph. I took it down and found out it needed oiled so I put oil on it and WD40 painted the pole since it was getting rusty and put it back up.

 16 
 on: October 23, 2009, 09:56:02 AM 
Started by Badbea - Last post by munrobaggins
There are lots of settings that you can play around with in the WD webcamcapture panel....I have found that using them all in auto is not always the best......White balance, gain, brightness, contrast, etc etc...

Experiment a little and see how it all goes..

 17 
 on: October 23, 2009, 09:43:02 AM 
Started by Badbea - Last post by Budgie
If it proves too much for the webcam then find an old pair of sun glasses and put one of the lenses in front of the webcam.
Nothing too dark though, just enough to tone down the brightness of the Sun. Wink

 18 
 on: October 23, 2009, 09:40:08 AM 
Started by Badbea - Last post by skyewright
although I have not yet had any bright morning sun to see what happens then.  It is pointing more or less East.
Looking good at 0933.
The sun is pretty obviously right in the line of sight and thus obscuring detail in the sky, but the middle and foreground seem largely unaffected.

 19 
 on: October 22, 2009, 12:06:52 PM 
Started by Badbea - Last post by Badbea
I have now set up a webcam at Easter Badbea which can be seen on my WDL web site. I have used the Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 which seems to work very well, although I have not yet had any bright morning sun to see what happens then.  It is pointing more or less East.

The only problem I have is that I don't seem to be able to use my Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX at the same time on Skype. Huh

I have also recently updated both WD and WDL and I like the configurator in WDL.  Lots more to play with here yet.
However, so far so good. Grin

Phil

 20 
 on: October 13, 2009, 08:58:23 PM 
Started by Badbea - Last post by Badbea
Many thanks all for your advice.  Given me lots to think about but the IP web cam looks interesting.

I will spend some time playing with and updating WD and WDLive now that our B&B is out of bookings, and the nights are drawing in.  I now know where to come when I get stuck. 

Bye for now

Phil

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