La Crosse WS-3610 problems with HeavyWeatherPro and Ambient VWS
- All - I ran a La Crosse WS-2310 for years connected to a PC with
HeavyWeatherBeta, Publisher, and Ambient VWS uploading to an ftp
server to my home page (http://members.cox.net/n0nbh)without a
problem. I recently upgraded to a WS-3610 with
HeavyWeatherPro,Publisher, and Ambient VWS and have had nothing but
problems. Seems the WS-3610 will work OK direct to VWS - but quits
communicating after about 12 hours on HeavyWeatherPro. It justs quits
talking to the computer. I close and reopen HeavyWeatherPro and it
will not talk to the WS-3610 unless I physically change serial ports
on the computer and remap in the software. And no - I dont use a USB
to serial adapter (I have the PCI serial card), and no, I am not
using Windows Vista (I use XP home Edition).
Additional problems included HWPro CPU usage of 99% every 10 seconds
for 2-5 seconds (quite the CPU hog), and sporadic (-40deg) posts to
my VWS software.
I have developed a detailed, easy to follow procedure that allows you
to substitute WUHU for the HeavyWeatherPro Software. If you have
experienced these type of problems, you can download this procedure
from the links section of this group and give it a try (it sure
worked for me). After using WUHU in lieu of HWPro, my communications
are solid, CPU usage is 10-20% peak, the VWS readings are also solid,
and there's one less application running!
Hope this helps those of you with similar problems. 73 de Paul