RE: [tracker2] Re: Tracker 2 and Peet WX Station
- My guess is that there's a flaw in the weather data validity flag. I know that changed a bit when it was ported from the OpenTracker. I'll see if I can duplicate it - thanks for the data.Scott
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of k0yg
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007 7:30 AM
Subject: [tracker2] Re: Tracker 2 and Peet WX Station
I put the station on a quiet frequency this morning and confirmed
#2. It is transmitting the status text every 5 minutes but the
weather packets are only transmitted randomly - sometimes every 5
minutes but mostly between 10, 15 or 30 minutes. I validated this
two ways: 1- using a separate TNC to copy the packets and 2-using an
audio capture program to measure the length of the packets just in
case I was having problems decoding the packets off the air.
At one time, I remember that the T2 was supposed to give an orange
flash on the LED with a valid WX packet from the Ultimeter. The only
orange flashes that I see are on RX of a valid packet off the air. I
checked to see if the data from the Ultimeter is getting to the T2 by
using a scope on the port 2 input to the processor. The data looks
good and I have manually set the port 2 baud rate to 2400, bmode is
set to auto.
73's and thanks!
--- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com, "k0yg" <mpatton5280@ ...> wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> I finally got back to testing the T2 with the Peet Ultimeter 2000
> weather station this weekend. A couple of things that I noticed
> maybe you have some thoughts on:
> 1) I don't have the optional humidity sensor attached. When
> first start being sent, the humidity value is not there (which
> sense to me). After a few packets humidity starts being reported
> with random values like this:
> ..._116/000g005t077 P000b10139T2WX
> ..._237/007g011t077 P000b10140T2WX
> ..._000/009g017t077 P000h00b10140T2W X
> ..._078/000g000t077 P000h80b10140T2W X
> ..._078/000g000t076 P000h78b10141T2W X
> ..._078/000g000t076 P000h78b10143T2W X
> ..._078/000g000t076 P000h78b10144T2W X
> ..._001/007g007t076 P000h46b10147T2W X
> ..._001/008g017t077 P000h11b10150T2W X
> ..._092/000g000t077 P000h00b10152T2W X
> ..._059/004g016t077 P000h05b10156T2W X
> ..._208/009g012t077 P000h87b10160T2W X
> ..._059/000g023t078 P000b10156T2WX
> ..._059/000g000t077 P000h07b10155T2W X
> ..._059/000g000t076 P000h07b10154T2W X
> All of the other values seem to be correct.
> 2) I have the T2 set to transmit every 5 minutes. It transmits a
> packet with the voltage and temperature, then the packet with the
> weather data. Sometimes it seems like it is only transmiting the
> first packet with the voltage and temp and not the WX packet.
> times when I've typed "beacon", it will send the temperature and
> voltage data again - and the WX data right afterward. Using beason
> force the WX packet doesn't seem to be repeatable.
> I plan to move it onto a quiet frequency in the next few days and
> some more testing to see if I can narrow this one down - but
> I would see if you had seen anything like this.
> I'm running Tracker2 Build 54085