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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #225 on: January 03, 2021, 1559 UTC »
Poor Windy is sending H.

It needs a vaccine injection of battery acid   ::)
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #226 on: January 04, 2021, 1107 UTC »
Weak copy 1106 UTC 4 Jan 2021.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #227 on: January 04, 2021, 1948 UTC »
Windy is strong on the SDR. The Morse CW speed is super slow. Am wondering if the battery was changed from SLA to Lithium 18650's, hence the current peaks only in the 11 volt range unlike the days of seeing 13.6v highs. I still think the temp probe is unshielded leading to inaccurate readings when the sun is shining on the probe.

Wind dits slow. Volts  11.3   Temp 85 (??)
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #228 on: January 05, 2021, 0039 UTC »
Jim, I think you're right in regards the 18650s.  It's 4:30 PM PDT and windy is reporting 11.6 V, which correlates well with 3x Lithium.  As has been seen in the past week or so, Windy has been really strong into the KFS kiwis.

If I were to guess:

* Clock speed of processor was lowered (hence the slower CW and anemometer pips)
* Battery was changed as you observe
* Antenna was fixed up.


If so, bravo to the ops!
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #229 on: January 05, 2021, 0130 UTC »
Jim, I think you're right in regards the 18650s.  It's 4:30 PM PDT and windy is reporting 11.6 V, which correlates well with 3x Lithium.  As has been seen in the past week or so, Windy has been really strong into the KFS kiwis.

If I were to guess:

* Clock speed of processor was lowered (hence the slower CW and anemometer pips)
* Battery was changed as you observe
* Antenna was fixed up.

If so, bravo to the ops!

If it is lithium-ion powered now i wonder what the "H" and "S" messages mean?

Jim
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #230 on: January 05, 2021, 1058 UTC »
Heard again this morning sending S at 1057 UTC 5 Jan 2021.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #231 on: January 06, 2021, 1105 UTC »
"S" heard 1104 UTC 6 Jan 2021.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #232 on: January 06, 2021, 1305 UTC »
H ealthy


S ick

????
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #233 on: January 07, 2021, 0358 UTC »
H ealthy


S ick

????

Good guesses.

How about

Hibernating?
Jim
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #234 on: January 07, 2021, 1319 UTC »
No sign of Windy this morning, but propagation is lousy here atm.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #235 on: January 08, 2021, 0345 UTC »
Very good signal on the KFS Kiwi SE SDR but Windy is only sending "S"
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #236 on: January 08, 2021, 1059 UTC »
"S" at 1058 UTC 8 Jan 2021.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #237 on: January 09, 2021, 0041 UTC »
Three of the Four (Mhz) Horsemen are making a strong showing today. No sign of Marin, but again I using the south favoring Kiwi from KFS. 4097 dasher is doing well , DW is whooping away amidst Spanish QRM and Windy is winding down (H mode)
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #238 on: January 10, 2021, 0113 UTC »
"H" at 01:12 UTC 10 JAN 2021
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #239 on: January 11, 2021, 0129 UTC »
Its back running this evening.

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