[aprssig] TE923W Weather Station

'Scott Miller' scott at opentrac.org
Thu Jun 7 11:23:02 EDT 2007

At least it's well-documented.  The worst I've dealt with so far is the La
Crosse WS2310.  There's no ground return on the RS-232 interface, and if the
unit is busy taking readings, it just stops responding to queries in
mid-response.  You have to keep retrying until you get a complete record.
And it's this weird 4-bit memory mapped format.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Curt, WE7U
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 8:16 AM
> To: srkleeds at sbcglobal.net; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] TE923W Weather Station
> On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Stan, KC7EHJ wrote:
> > Did some surfing and it seems that a lot of people like it, 
> but it only
> > has USB interface for the software/computer and that it 
> does not keep
> > any historical weather data per this link
> > 
> http://thetechpages.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&ta
> For what it's worth, the Dallas Semiconductor weather station is
> even worse:  It doesn't put out any data unless you query it plus it
> has no "smarts" to keep any historical data.  It's basically a
> string of sensors along a long line.  We support that in Xastir but
> it's a bit more of a pain than others 'cuz we have to poll it
> regularly and keep track of the historical data ourselves.
> So...  That said, the above info about the TE923W doesn't make it a
> show-stopper, but it does make it slightly more difficult to
> support.  Means more code yet.
> --
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