2006-01-06

Another effect of the strange reset

I think I've just noticed another effect of strange reset. When I sat down in the office this morning I noticed that, while the time on the WS3600 was correct, the date was showing as 2006-09-06 — a full eight months into the future.

Thankfully this doesn't seem to have affected the data I'm pulling off the base station. From what I can tell (I'll be checking the sources later) Open3600's logging utility writes the time stamp to the file based on the time on the machine running it, not based on the time on the base station. The only visible effect this has had is that some of the min/max values that are shown on the opening page of my site appeared to be in the future. I've reset the offending min/max values.

I had a look in the WS3600's manual this morning and, annoyingly, there doesn't seem to be any sort of "trouble shooting" section so I'm no wiser about the possible cause of the reset. Later on I'll do some searching on the net and see if I can find any more information.

Update: I just noticed that the minimum windchill recorded by the base station was on 2006-01-06 at 00:33. This is a long time after the odd reset. This would suggest that the date went out of sync a long time after the reset. Now I'm really confused.

File Under: WS3600, WS3600 Reset, WS3600 Incorrect Date, Personal Weather Station.

3 comments:

RandomGeek said...

Hi, I've got a similar problem, my dates lie 4 days in the future. Did you find any cure for this odd behaviour?

best regards,
AB

Dave Pearson said...

Not as such. Although, ever since I turned off the DCF77 feature, I've found that the base station has kept reasonable time. It still drifts, but not by much.

RandomGeek said...

Thanks, I'll try that too!