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9082Re: La Crosse has released a USB-connected station?

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  • wuhu_software
    Jan 4, 2008
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      I am glad you figured it out.

      Did you just happen to get a down pour of rain or is that a false
      reading on your rain gauge?


      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "radmil.pandev"
      <radmil.pandev@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks a lot for the wiring scheme.
      >
      > I succeeded to make it and now my PWS is online in wunderground.
      >
      > http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?
      > ID=I90580876
      >
      > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software"
      > <wuhu_software@> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > The images on the Internet show what appears to be a generic USB
      to
      > > serial adapter. Is that what you have?
      > >
      > > You might contact La Crosse to see if they were supposed to
      include
      > > the DB-9 to modular cable. Rather than making the cable, it might
      > be
      > > easier to have one shipped to you.
      > >
      > > If you want to make the needed cable (assuming you need this),
      and
      > > that the 2350 is like the other WS-23XX series, you can make your
      > own
      > > cable (assuming you have a female DB-9, cable, telephone
      > connectors)
      > > by following this wiring scheme:
      > >
      > > The pin out for the RS-232 cable for the WS-2310/15/17:
      > >
      > > On RJ-11 Side (clip down, telephone style connector) From left to
      > > right looking down on the connector
      > >
      > > Color: Blue Brown Green White
      > >
      > > On the 9 Pin D-Shell (PC Interface)
      > >
      > > Signal: RTS TX- TX+ DTR
      > > Pin...: 7 2 3 4
      > >
      > > So Blue -> Pin 7, Brown -> Pin 2 etc.
      > >
      > > Note that there is NO connection to the RS-232 ground (pin 5)!!!
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "radmil.pandev"
      > > <radmil.pandev@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > No - I looked again - no such an adapter inside the package.
      Only
      > > the
      > > > cable USB cable with a small CD rom - USB driver.
      > > >
      > > > What should I do - is there a scheme to make it myself - or to
      > > adapt
      > > > it?
      > > >
      > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software"
      > > > <wuhu_software@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Just guessing, it appears you should have a console to PC
      cable
      > > > > (telephone modular on one end, 9 pin serial port connector on
      > the
      > > > > other). You did not find this cable in the box?
      > > > >
      > > > > My guess is that they throw in the USB to serial adapter
      since
      > > > newer
      > > > > PCs do not have serial ports.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "radmil.pandev"
      > > > > <radmil.pandev@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Dear all,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I just bought WS-2350. I was astonish to find that the
      device
      > > is
      > > > > not
      > > > > > having the RS232 interface whre to connect the included
      USB/
      > RS
      > > > 232
      > > > > > cable.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > WS 2350 has only the RJ11 connector (named PC com port).
      > > > > >
      > > > > > How I have to connect the device to my PC/ laptop?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Any ideas?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Integrated
      > > > > Innovations"
      > > > > > <calipence@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Juha…
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Are you saying here that existing 23xx users can obtain
      the
      > > cup
      > > > > > anemometer
      > > > > > > without buying the whole station? How?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Jimmy
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > _____
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > > > > > > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > > Juha
      > > > > > Jäntti
      > > > > > > Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 6:06 AM
      > > > > > > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > > > > > > Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: La Crosse has released
      a
      > > USB-
      > > > > > connected
      > > > > > > station?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Hello Tony,
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Yes, that seems to be the case. What makes this an
      > > interesting
      > > > > one
      > > > > > is
      > > > > > > that Nouveauxobjets.com's site gives the impression the
      > > station
      > > > is
      > > > > > > shipped without a converter and the USB interface is
      built-
      > > in.
      > > > The
      > > > > > > 2350 has a new ring to it (I ALMOST fell into it), but
      > since
      > > > only
      > > > > > the
      > > > > > > turbine anemometer has been the biggest change, existing
      > 23xx
      > > > > series
      > > > > > > users have much easier and cheaper job on obtaining the
      cup
      > > > > version
      > > > > > > instead of the whole station. :)
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I've been very satisfied with my WS-2305 and have
      > recommended
      > > > it
      > > > > as
      > > > > > a
      > > > > > > station worth getting (well, It's now changed to either
      > 2300
      > > or
      > > > > 2308
      > > > > > > :) ). I have also told all the good things WUHU does
      > > comparing
      > > > to
      > > > > > > HeavyWeather and given high recommendations on obtaining
      > the
      > > > > > software
      > > > > > > once they get the station up and running.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thanks Tony for your input.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Best Regards,
      > > > > > > Juha.
      > > > > > > Finland Weather Exchange (FinWX)
      > > > > > > Helsinki, Finland
      > > > > > > CW4473 / IUUSIMAA2
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_ <mailto:wuhu_software_group%
      > > > > 40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > > > group@yahoogroups.com, "Tony" <is0hha@> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Hello Juha,
      > > > > > > > if you observe the picture on LaCrosse site, you see
      that
      > > WS-
      > > > > 2350
      > > > > > is
      > > > > > > > identical to WS-2300. The USB connection is provided
      from
      > a
      > > > USB-
      > > > > > > > Serial converter. Only the anemometer is been changed,
      > now
      > > is
      > > > a
      > > > > > cup
      > > > > > > > version.
      > > > > > > > I think that Lacrosse has made a restiling of WS-2300
      > > because
      > > > a
      > > > > > lot
      > > > > > > > of people don't appreciate other WS-23xx series. They
      buy
      > a
      > > > WS-
      > > > > > 2300
      > > > > > > > Clone instead of other WS-23xx series.
      > > > > > > > I expect one month for my LaCrosse WS-2300 because in
      > italy
      > > > was
      > > > > > > > unrechable since 6 months ago.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Bye,
      > > > > > > > Tony.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_ <mailto:wuhu_software_group%
      > > > > > 40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > > > group@yahoogroups.com, Juha Jäntti
      > > > > > > > <jjantti2@> wrote:
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Hi all!
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > I stumbled across a La Crosse WS-2350 weather station
      > > while
      > > > > > > > browsing
      > > > > > > > > around the net.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Essentially it's a 2300/2310 station with all the
      bits
      > > and
      > > > > > pieces,
      > > > > > > > but
      > > > > > > > > with a USB connection instead of the RS-232 (Serial).
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Since I'm not very skilled in French, I can't tell
      > > whether
      > > > > this
      > > > > > > > > station is really a USB connectable or just a WS-2300
      > > with a
      > > > > > > > > USB-Serial converter added to the package and then
      just
      > > > given
      > > > > a
      > > > > > new
      > > > > > > > > number.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > I can only ascertain that it has all the same things
      > and
      > > > > > > > limitations
      > > > > > > > > as WS-2300 (like the wireless transmission versus
      wind
      > > > > speed).
      > > > > > One
      > > > > > > > > exception is the anemometer, which has been changed
      > from
      > > > the
      > > > > > > > turbine
      > > > > > > > > to the cup version. A CD is also included but nothing
      > is
      > > > said
      > > > > > about
      > > > > > > > > HeavyWeather, though I don't think they have done
      > > anything
      > > > to
      > > > > > the
      > > > > > > > > software.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Yet for reasons unknown, La Crosse seems to have
      pulled
      > > off
      > > > > the
      > > > > > > > > WS-2305. It's no longer available in European
      > retailers.
      > > > > Adding
      > > > > > up
      > > > > > > > the
      > > > > > > > > post wuhu_software recently about La Crosse releasing
      a
      > > USB-
      > > > > type
      > > > > > > > > weather station, this seems fitting (and at the same
      > time
      > > > > not).
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > But here's the question: If La Crosse really made
      this
      > > > > station
      > > > > > that
      > > > > > > > > supports USB, how is the connection made logically?
      Is
      > it
      > > > some
      > > > > > > > > proprietary La Crosse protocol or is it acting as a
      > > normal
      > > > > COM-
      > > > > > port
      > > > > > > > > attached device and most importantly: How does WUHU
      see
      > > > this
      > > > > > > > station?
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > I fear we're running to yet another WS-3600 case,
      where
      > > > we're
      > > > > > > > going to
      > > > > > > > > need another raffle to get this station up and
      running
      > > with
      > > > > > WUHU.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Here's the link:
      > > > > > > > > http://www.nouveaux
      > > <http://www.nouveauxobjets.com/2350.php>
      > > > > > > objets.com/2350.php
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Best Regards,
      > > > > > > > > Juha.
      > > > > > > > > Finland Weather Exchange
      > > > > > > > > Helsinki, Finland
      > > > > > > > > CW4473 / IUUSIMAA2
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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