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17672Re: Computer/Console Time Sync

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  • wuhu_software
    Nov 1, 2010
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      The Internet time concept still works, there are just risks for changing the console clock via the serial channel.

      I suppose a scheme could be devised to measure the differences and compensate the history records, but that could be a quite a bit of work and possible prone to errors.


      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Jaye Ellen <jaye.ellen@...> wrote:
      >
      > My thought was more for those users located outside the Continental US, ie
      > the Phillippines, who have no access to WWVB; I guess it's just a pee-poor
      > idea. Sorry.
      >
      > Jaye Ellen
      >
      > On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 7:48 PM, wuhu_software <wuhu_software@...>wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Since this service is probably working on most machines, the PC clock
      > > should be pretty accurate.
      > >
      > > The real problem is setting the clocks via the protocols. Stations like La
      > > Crosee have protocol issues that may be unreliable so I do not think it is
      > > worth attempting to sync the PC clock with the console clock. For La Crosse
      > > systems I would recommend checking and manually synchronizing the console
      > > clock to the PC clock once in a while.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com<wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > Jaye Ellen <jaye.ellen@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > yes, exactly --- this applies to all windows versions from XP on. What is
      > > > needed is for some way to use this same service within WU ... maybe not
      > > too
      > > > practical? Would surely simplify the timing process ...
      > > >
      > > > Jaye Ellen
      > > >
      > > > On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 7:25 PM, wuhu_software <wuhu_software@>wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Jaye Ellen,
      > > > >
      > > > > In XP (not sure about 7) if you double click the clock in the tray,
      > > then
      > > > > click the Internet Time tab of the clock settings, you can verify that
      > > your
      > > > > system is automatically updating the time from the Internet. There is
      > > also
      > > > > an Update Now button that you can hit to have an immediate update.
      > > > >
      > > > > If that is working, your PC clock should be in good shape.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com<wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > > > Jaye Ellen <jaye.ellen@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Hi ---
      > > > > >
      > > > > > A thought occurs to me: since Windows is so capable of disseminating
      > > Time
      > > > > > Signals, is it possible to somehow sync to a web-based link to WWV? I
      > > > > know
      > > > > > programs exist that can sync to this, and thought maybe WUHU could
      > > use
      > > > > > something like this ???
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Jaye Ellen KTNGALLA2
      > > > > >
      > > > > > On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Chris D Baragwanath (G)
      > > > > > <cbara@>wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Hi, a time time sync utility would be a great feature / bonus and
      > > > > really
      > > > > > > appreciated by the owners of WS23xx units that live outside the
      > > range
      > > > > of
      > > > > > > DCF77. (Although the console data is date / time stamped with the
      > > PC
      > > > > time).
      > > > > > > Many thanks.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > > > *From:* wuhu_software <wuhu_software@>
      > > > > > > *To:* wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com<wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > > > *Sent:* Monday, November 01, 2010 6:44 PM
      > > > > > > *Subject:* [wuhu_software_group] Re: Computer/Console Time Sync
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I can take a look at up. Up until now, WUHU has completely avoided
      > > > > writing
      > > > > > > any data to any console. This was intentional as I am very leery
      > > about
      > > > > the
      > > > > > > potential to "brick" a console because of improper data integrity
      > > > > checking.
      > > > > > > I have a bit more faith in the Davis units than the others in this
      > > > > regard.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Is there really that much of a time-drift issue on these Vue units?
      > > I
      > > > > have
      > > > > > > not seen this as an issue with the VP2.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com<wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > <wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > > >
      > > > > > > "utahweatherbear" <utahweatherbear@> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > I read that cumulus software has a feature that syncs the
      > > computer
      > > > > time
      > > > > > > with the console...using the computer time as the correct time.
      > > Would
      > > > > this
      > > > > > > be hard to add to WUHU? I suppose people are having issues with the
      > > vue
      > > > > > > clock keeping proper time, although the errors seem small to me.
      > > Just
      > > > > > > wondering...
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