Problem also occures with Com port 1, non-usb. I have the same problem with as WS2308. Had it running through a USB serial for a while with no problems. Then started having the problem described. Moved it to a regualr on-board com-port. Same problem just does not happen as often. I think it is a timing issue between the software and hardware the rather then a hardware issue alone. I do not have the problem when using the Heavy Weather software, only WUHU. However, i do not think it is strickly an WUHU problem either. As i said, it appears to be a timming issue between hardware and software.
Heavyweather never reports an error, it simply grays out the data on screen.
Did you set the console clock to match the PC clock? If you do not, you will get errors from 12am to 7am (PC clock time).