Author Topic: ISS and T/H station data missing at temperatures below 0F. **solved**  (Read 175 times)

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I think that this issue was affecting my Pro RED as well. I have been trying new batteries in the ISS and T/H station, more gain on the RF side and it failed again this morning. I just updated to the 3.9 version and will check tomorrow morning as well as Monday morning since NWS is forecasting below 0F again.

The issue was behaving like a signal loss when it gets cold, but it looks like I might have been "chasing ghosts"...  ](*,)

This is posted on the meteobridge PRO forum under https://forum.meteohub.de/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=13518&start=15

Greg H.
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Re: ISS and T/H station data missing at temperatures below 0F
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 03:49:05 PM »
No idea whether this is your problem, but a couple of years ago it was discovered that the Vue's console greater sensitivity compared to the VP2's console worked better in colder temps, apparently due to a weaker ISS TX signal.

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Re: ISS and T/H station data missing at temperatures below 0F
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 05:19:59 PM »
No idea whether this is your problem, but a couple of years ago it was discovered that the Vue's console greater sensitivity compared to the VP2's console worked better in colder temps, apparently due to a weaker ISS TX signal.

I was suspecting something like this myself. I do think that the problem might be the software bug for the meteobridge PRO RED. The next couple of days will tell, since we expect below 0F temperatures here in Northern Michigan.

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Re: ISS and T/H station data missing at temperatures below 0F
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 03:41:44 PM »
The temperature here dipped to -0.8F this morning, and did not clip or lose data at 0F like previously. I would like to see another dip well below zero before deciding that it is "fixed" but "so far so good"...

The prediction is for -9F here tonight, so it should be a good test.

Greg H.


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Re: ISS and T/H station data missing at temperatures below 0F
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 08:40:19 AM »
It got down to -9.9F last night and the data was all there on meteobridge. It looks like the software fix took care of the problem.

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