DAVIS VP1 FAILURE HELP PLEASE
Posted 10 March 2012 - 15:37
The past week or so weatherlink has started behaving badly freezing, and not producing text files. Ive tried 5.5 up to 5.9 versions with exactly the same issues.
Can anyone out there offer any constructive help or where the VP1 unit may or can be repaired.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 17:20
Posted 10 March 2012 - 18:50
On the VP1 ISS: I presume that no readings whatsoever are being received from the ISS transmitter? If you've got the 6330 box active then you won't be able to log ISS reception. But if you were willing to turn that 6330 channel to off at the console then you should be able to log ISS reception again (to the extent that you can see it in Weatherlink at least) and just double-check that reception is zero. I presume that you might have tried clicking the DIP switches back and forth on the SIM - just occasionally they can misbehave and have the ISS transmitting on a different channel from the one you have set - but this is a pretty long shot admittedly. We might be able to source a VP1 SIM if you were interested, but whether it's cost-effective...
On the WL issue, the first thing I'd try is to download into a newly created station, just in case there's any corruption in the database file.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:35
Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:07
I will completely remove weatherlink off the pc I have some discs for reinstall and call it a different station. Only trouble is that we a have a family party going on this weekend and it could be a bit of a problem fiddling with my weather station etc..
Will post any changes Many thanks again
Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:30
Just try creating a new station first before trying any further reinstallation. It's very rare IME (not impossible of course but very rare) that the WL executable itself gets corrupted. So the first thing to try is to see whether the data files on the disk might be corrupt - a new station will test this.
It may also be that there's some bad data in the logger, which may need completely clearing and restarting.