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  • dfossler
    I have used WUHU for several years. Last spring I lost my system due to a near lightning strike and just recently replaced it (WS-2310) The WS-2310 is synched
    Message 1 of 12 , Oct 12, 2012
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      I have used WUHU for several years. Last spring I lost my system due to a near lightning strike and just recently replaced it (WS-2310)

      The WS-2310 is synched to WWV (and is working as expected) and my computer is synched to an internet time server.

      I have the WS-2310 hooked direct serial to a COM1 port on my Dell.

      I can not get past the communication errors when starting WUHU.

      Any clues?

      Dave Fossler
    • KNHBRIST1
      I am sure that if you post you error messages here, someone will be able to help. Steve
      Message 2 of 12 , Oct 12, 2012
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        I am sure that if you post you error messages here, someone will be able to help.
        Steve

        --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "dfossler" <davefossler@...> wrote:
        >
        > I have used WUHU for several years. Last spring I lost my system due to a near lightning strike and just recently replaced it (WS-2310)
        >
        > The WS-2310 is synched to WWV (and is working as expected) and my computer is synched to an internet time server.
        >
        > I have the WS-2310 hooked direct serial to a COM1 port on my Dell.
        >
        > I can not get past the communication errors when starting WUHU.
        >
        > Any clues?
        >
        > Dave Fossler
        >
      • Dave Fossler
        Typical Log: Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP). Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 Weather Underground ID: KFLTOWNN2 Fri Oct 12
        Message 3 of 12 , Oct 12, 2012
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          Typical Log:
           
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP).
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > Weather Underground ID: KFLTOWNN2
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > Opened serial port COM1 successfully.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from the console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data retrieved from console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000 milliseconds.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from the console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data retrieved from console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000 milliseconds.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from the console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data retrieved from console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000 milliseconds.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from the console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data retrieved from console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000 milliseconds.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from the console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data retrieved from console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000 milliseconds.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from the console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data retrieved from console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000 milliseconds.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from the console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data retrieved from console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000 milliseconds.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Detected consecutive communications failures. Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:36 2012 > Attempting to re-open port COM1.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:36 2012 > Port COM1 re-opened successfully, attempting to resume communications.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from the console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data retrieved from console.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000 milliseconds.
          Fri Oct 12 23:23:42 2012 > WUHU monitoring stopped.
          Dave
        • Eternal Danation
          Hmmm, not sure but I would turn off all the storm alerts in WUHU and see what happens next. dan
          Message 4 of 12 , Oct 12, 2012
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            Hmmm, not sure but I would turn off all the storm alerts in WUHU and see what happens next.

            dan


            --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Dave Fossler <davefossler@...> wrote:
            >
            > Typical Log:
            >
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP).
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > Weather Underground ID: KFLTOWNN2
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > Opened serial port COM1 successfully.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
            > the console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
            > retrieved from console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
            > milliseconds.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
            > the console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
            > retrieved from console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
            > milliseconds.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
            > the console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
            > retrieved from console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
            > milliseconds.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
            > the console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
            > retrieved from console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
            > milliseconds.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
            > the console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
            > retrieved from console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
            > milliseconds.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
            > the console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
            > retrieved from console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
            > milliseconds.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
            > the console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
            > retrieved from console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
            > milliseconds.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Detected consecutive communications failures.
            > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:36 2012 > Attempting to re-open port COM1.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:36 2012 > Port COM1 re-opened successfully, attempting to
            > resume communications.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
            > the console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
            > retrieved from console.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
            > milliseconds.
            > Fri Oct 12 23:23:42 2012 > WUHU monitoring stopped.
            > Dave
            >
          • wuhu_software
            The storm alert just happens to be the first item read from the console. When it fails, all attempts to communicate for other variables are aborted. Looking at
            Message 5 of 12 , Oct 13, 2012
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              The storm alert just happens to be the first item read from the console. When it fails, all attempts to communicate for other variables are aborted.

              Looking at the log, my guess is that the console is not responding to any requests.

              One thing that typically happens with nearby lightning and these La Crosse stations that are in "wired mode" is that the serial port on the PC becomes damaged. The strike probably zaps a transistor and the serial port is forever toasted.

              You might be surprised to the learn that the console survived and only the serial port is damaged. That happened to me. I then bought an inline serial surge protector. The next time a lightning strike hit the surge protector saved the serial port and toasted the transistors in the console. The console worked but it's communication channel to the PC was toast.

              Try a different serial port or a different PC and see if it works. My guess is that your old console is still functioning as well.


              --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Eternal Danation" <weatherbear@...> wrote:
              >
              > Hmmm, not sure but I would turn off all the storm alerts in WUHU and see what happens next.
              >
              > dan
              >
              >
              > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Dave Fossler <davefossler@> wrote:
              > >
              > > Typical Log:
              > >
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP).
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > Weather Underground ID: KFLTOWNN2
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > Opened serial port COM1 successfully.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
              > > the console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
              > > retrieved from console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
              > > milliseconds.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
              > > the console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
              > > retrieved from console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
              > > milliseconds.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
              > > the console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
              > > retrieved from console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
              > > milliseconds.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
              > > the console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
              > > retrieved from console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
              > > milliseconds.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
              > > the console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
              > > retrieved from console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
              > > milliseconds.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
              > > the console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
              > > retrieved from console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
              > > milliseconds.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
              > > the console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
              > > retrieved from console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
              > > milliseconds.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Detected consecutive communications failures.
              > > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:36 2012 > Attempting to re-open port COM1.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:36 2012 > Port COM1 re-opened successfully, attempting to
              > > resume communications.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
              > > the console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
              > > retrieved from console.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
              > > milliseconds.
              > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:42 2012 > WUHU monitoring stopped.
              > > Dave
              > >
              >
            • KNHBRIST1
              I lost just my serial port also, all checks showed it was working, but it was not. A new serial port did the trick. Steve
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                I lost just my serial port also, all checks showed it was working, but it was not. A new serial port did the trick.
                Steve

                --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software" <wuhu_software@...> wrote:
                >
                >
                > The storm alert just happens to be the first item read from the console. When it fails, all attempts to communicate for other variables are aborted.
                >
                > Looking at the log, my guess is that the console is not responding to any requests.
                >
                > One thing that typically happens with nearby lightning and these La Crosse stations that are in "wired mode" is that the serial port on the PC becomes damaged. The strike probably zaps a transistor and the serial port is forever toasted.
                >
                > You might be surprised to the learn that the console survived and only the serial port is damaged. That happened to me. I then bought an inline serial surge protector. The next time a lightning strike hit the surge protector saved the serial port and toasted the transistors in the console. The console worked but it's communication channel to the PC was toast.
                >
                > Try a different serial port or a different PC and see if it works. My guess is that your old console is still functioning as well.
                >
                >
                > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Eternal Danation" <weatherbear@> wrote:
                > >
                > > Hmmm, not sure but I would turn off all the storm alerts in WUHU and see what happens next.
                > >
                > > dan
                > >
                > >
                > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Dave Fossler <davefossler@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > Typical Log:
                > > >
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP).
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > Weather Underground ID: KFLTOWNN2
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:24 2012 > Opened serial port COM1 successfully.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
                > > > the console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
                > > > retrieved from console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:34 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
                > > > milliseconds.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
                > > > the console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
                > > > retrieved from console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:43 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
                > > > milliseconds.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
                > > > the console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
                > > > retrieved from console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:22:51 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
                > > > milliseconds.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
                > > > the console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
                > > > retrieved from console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:00 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
                > > > milliseconds.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
                > > > the console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
                > > > retrieved from console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:08 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
                > > > milliseconds.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
                > > > the console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
                > > > retrieved from console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:17 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
                > > > milliseconds.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
                > > > the console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
                > > > retrieved from console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
                > > > milliseconds.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:25 2012 > Detected consecutive communications failures.
                > > > Attempting to recover by re-opening the port.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:36 2012 > Attempting to re-open port COM1.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:36 2012 > Port COM1 re-opened successfully, attempting to
                > > > resume communications.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > An error occurred reading the storm alert from
                > > > the console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > Communications error or invalid/corrupt data
                > > > retrieved from console.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:39 2012 > Time to next console communication: 5000
                > > > milliseconds.
                > > > Fri Oct 12 23:23:42 2012 > WUHU monitoring stopped.
                > > > Dave
                > > >
                > >
                >
              • Dave
                Well, that appears to be the issue. I hooked the unit to my laptop s serial port and everything is working as expected. I should have thought of doing they
                Message 7 of 12 , Oct 13, 2012
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                  Well, that appears to be the issue. I hooked the unit to my laptop's serial port and everything is working as expected. I should have thought of doing they first.

                  Thanks

                  Dave

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