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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #255 on: January 22, 2021, 2338 UTC »
"H" 23:37 UTC 22 JAN 2021
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #256 on: January 24, 2021, 0056 UTC »
Back to telemetry with about 1 dit per second/variable and TMP 55 B 119 00:55 UTC 24 JAN 2021
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #257 on: January 25, 2021, 1129 UTC »
"S" heard 1129 UTC 25 Jan 2021.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #258 on: January 27, 2021, 1210 UTC »
"S" 1210 UTC 27 Jan 2021
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #259 on: January 28, 2021, 0056 UTC »
"H" 00:55 UTC 28 JAN 2021
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #260 on: January 28, 2021, 1045 UTC »
"S" 1045 UTC 28 Jan 2021
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #261 on: January 28, 2021, 1548 UTC »
Listening on Mojave desert KiwiSDR right now (Jan 28 1545Z) I hear it quite well but it is only sending either an "S" or an "H" every minute or so. Nothing else being sent.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #262 on: January 29, 2021, 1036 UTC »
Windy sending normal messages at 1036 UTC 29 Jan 2021.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #263 on: January 29, 2021, 2331 UTC »
Windy clicking along with some gusty winds. TMP 59 B 115 23:30 29 JAN 2021
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #264 on: January 30, 2021, 1824 UTC »
It still seems that Windy is short of a solid battery/solar solution that would support 24/7 operations. It's anemometer and temperature functions are frequently offline with only H or S being sent. A couple nights ago I noticed that keying of Morse Code "W" was pulling the frequency quite a bit.



Or maybe it's always been that way... ;)
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #265 on: January 31, 2021, 0104 UTC »
It still seems that Windy is short of a solid battery/solar solution that would support 24/7 operations. It's anemometer and temperature functions are frequently offline with only H or S being sent. A couple nights ago I noticed that keying of Morse Code "W" was pulling the frequency quite a bit.



Or maybe it's always been that way... ;)
I have noticed the pulling from time to time on the "W" as well, it typically has not been that way so I would agree that the battery situation is deteriorating. It had much more "active telemetry" up time in the past. Right now it is sending "S" 01:00 UTC 31JAN2021.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #266 on: January 31, 2021, 0118 UTC »
I have noticed the pulling from time to time on the "W" as well, it typically has not been that way so I would agree that the battery situation is deteriorating. It had much more "active telemetry" up time in the past. Right now it is sending "S" 01:00 UTC 31JAN2021.

It would be cool if it also had telemetry for the solar panel current the way the Desert Whooper (DW) does. It helps to give a sense of the solar panel output and how well the battery is accepting charge. Around 8 in the morning I'll hear DW reporting over 2 Amps and 14 volts so that's a happy battery getting an electrified breakfast   ;D
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #267 on: February 01, 2021, 1216 UTC »
"S" heard 1216 UTC 1 Feb 2021.
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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #268 on: February 03, 2021, 0349 UTC »
Back this evening at 0345 utc.  TMP 62 and B 11.8 at the moment!  Got some again today!

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Re: Windy 4102.85 malfunction?
« Reply #269 on: February 03, 2021, 1113 UTC »
1112 UTC 3 Feb 2021 - Windy sending normally. The signal is too weak to reliably copy the telemetry at this time, I'll keep the radio on in the background and see if I get the usual boost in signal strength around local sunrise.
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