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Rainfall issues_V8
#1
    Hi,
I have upgraded my pro system to version 8 and have rainfall indications that do not reflect reality.attached are two screen shots which indicate what i am referring to. We actually had a little over 1 mm of rain.
As you can see the reading actually increased for no reason when the sun was shining (no rain at all)???
I am at a loss to explain this
Regards
Jim    
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#2
Somewhere Werk wrote that you should upgrade on a day with no rain.
IIRC, going forward, this won't be an issue anymore.
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#3
(05-01-2019, 09:21)Barrow4491 Wrote: As you can see the reading actually increased for no reason when the sun was shining (no rain at all)???
I am at a loss to explain this

Hi,

In the rare cases that after an upgrade to v8 the rain counters aren't reset automatically, perform a manual "factory reset" by pressing the push button for 5 seconds.
Out of curiosity, have you upgraded the TX software too? It isn't required, but if you have upgraded the TX software from a very old version, it may explain what happened.
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(05-01-2019, 19:27)Werk_AG Wrote:
(05-01-2019, 09:21)Barrow4491 Wrote: As you can see the reading actually increased for no reason when the sun was shining (no rain at all)???
I am at a loss to explain this

Hi,

In the rare cases that after an upgrade to v8 the rain counters aren't reset automatically, perform a manual "factory reset" by pressing the push button for 5 seconds.
Out of curiosity, have you upgraded the TX software too? It isn't required, but if you have upgraded the TX software from a very old version, it may explain what happened.
Werk,
Thanks for the info, I will wait until 0900, and see what happens. The only real test will be when it rains again (if ever).
I uploaded to the Rx with 1.8.4 (board manager 1.6.20) as recommended, but when I did the Tx, I had to use board manager 1.6.23 to get the option, ”Atmega 328P (old bootloader)”,otherwise I got a compile error.
Thanks again for a wonderful system.
I eagerly look forward to your next addition or improvement to what is already a fabulous construction challenge with a practical usage.
Kind regards and a happy new year to you and yours
Jim
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#5
Hi Jim,

Thank you for your kind words about the WeatherDuino system.

I had suspected of that. I really recommend that you do a "factory reset" on the receiver. At 9AM it may reset the Today Rain to zero, but wrong values will continue stored on the eeprom, and on next boot up the problem will arrive again.

The option to use ”Atmega 328P (old bootloader)”, its available on the boards manager 1.6.21.
Once I know that boards manager v1.6.22 and v1.6.23 cause problems with the RX software, I never tested the TX software compiled with them, but there is a great change that it cause problems too.

AVR Boards 1.6.21 is safe for RX and TX software.

If you will chose to reprogram the TX using the avr boards 1.6.21, do the "factory reset" on the receiver after reprogramming the TX.

Regards
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(05-01-2019, 23:46)Werk_AG Wrote: Hi Jim,

Thank you for your kind words about the WeatherDuino system.

I had suspected of that. I really recommend that you do a "factory reset" on the receiver. At 9AM it may reset the Today Rain to zero, but wrong values will continue stored on the eeprom, and on next boot up the problem will arrive again.

The option to use ”Atmega 328P (old bootloader)”, its available on the boards manager 1.6.21.
Once I know that boards manager v1.6.22 and v1.6.23 cause problems with the RX software, I never tested the TX software compiled with them, but there is a great change that it cause problems too.

AVR Boards 1.6.21 is safe for RX and TX software.

If you will chose to reprogram the TX using the avr boards 1.6.21, do the "factory reset" on the receiver after reprogramming the TX.

Regards
Werk,
Thanks will do
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#7
A new software version for the Pro2 PLUS has just being released today. So if you are with your hands on it, install the new software.
Remember, first upgrade TX software, then RX.
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