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Friday, September 19, 2014

Acu-Rite smartHUB / Bridge reader: Latest build of my My AcuRite smartHUB app is 2016.12.17.1447 and has been posted on 12/17/2016. Now supports the My AcuRite smartHUB firmware!

The latest update to my My AcuRite smartHUB bridge reader app

If you're new here, see my earlier post that describes this application in detail.

Latest build is 2016.12.17.1447 and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed the problem with negative temperatures being reported as positive temperatures. 

Latest build is 2016.10.13.0004 and includes the following changes:

  • Additional fix for Settings form sometimes not closing after clicking the Save button.
  • Fix for rare problem where the app writes numerous entries to Debug_Log.txt due to not being able to acquire time from AcuRite device.

Latest version is 2016.10.09.1231 and includes the following changes:

  • Rain in the last 24 hours and rain in the last hour values finally work properly. Acu-Rite resets these values at midnight and every hour on the hour, but some of the weather networks want the rain in the past hour ongoing and rain in the past 24 hours ongoing values. The day in the past day value is still included as well. NOTE: Be sure that you have the correct location of your weather station specified on Acu-Rite's website.
  • Removed the "You're using the old firmware" check. Some false positives were reported and I figured that this logic wasn't really necessary after all.
  • When you first start the app, it will tell you what data it's waiting to acquire before it begins posting to the weather networks. This should take less than a minute.
  • NOTE: The three DLL files included in the ZIP have been updated - be sure to replace your existing DLLs with the new ones.
  • Fixed issues with WindData.xml and RainData.xml

Latest version is 2016.09.27.2112 and includes the following changes:

  • (Hopefully) fixed the rare, but reported, bug where the app sometimes crashes when clicking the "Save" button on the Settings form. I have not been able to personally reproduce this bug, but I was able to narrow down the cause to the code that refreshes the main screen when one saves and exits the Settings form. 
  • Additional improvements to error handling and reporting.
  • New/experimental: The ability to post temperature and humidity data directly to a Vera / Mios / Micasaverde / OpenHAB home automation controller. If this proves to be a popular feature, I will expands the options here.

Latest version is 2016.09.25.0229 and includes the following changes:

  • Brought back the "p" value for CWOP. This reports the cumulative rain for the past 24 hours.
  • Improved error handling and reporting.
  • Insignificant network errors will no longer be reported in the "Errors" value near the bottom of the screen. This value only increments when my app encounters trouble posting your weather data to one of the weather networks. NOTE: It is normal to see around 0 - 10 or so errors here in a 24 hour period. The weather networks don't have 100% uptime. 

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Latest version is 2016.09.19.2137 and includes the following changes:
  • Waits for WinPcap to come online (service name is npf.sys). Sometimes WinPcap takes some time to start when a PC is first booted up. Previously, the weather app would report an error regaring WinPcap if WinPcap wasn't already running. With this fix, the app will keep waiting and trying until WinPcap starts. Also, should WinPcap shut down on its own, the weather app will keep trying to resume until WinPcap starts up again.
  • Fix for not properly identifying sensor IDs when filtering by sensor ID is specified. Acu-Rite decided to append leading zeroes to the sensor IDs with the latest firmware update. My app will now allow you to specify sensor IDs the old way (without the leading zeros) or new way (with the leading zeros) and filer on the correct sensor ID regardless.
  • Fix for random crash when clicking the Save button in the Settings screen while the app is processing data in the background.
  • Settings form can now be accessed via a single click. I got rid of the "Edit" menu since "Settings" was the only submenu item on it.
  • FUTURE ENHANCEMENT COMING SOON: Move the settings file to the same directory as the application - this way you won't have to keep reentering your settings when you upgrade.

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Latest version is 2016.09.10.0203 and includes the following changes:

  • Exclusively supports the new My AcuRite smartHUB / Acu-Link with the latest My AcuRite smartHUB firmware
  • CWOP / APRS users can now enter a custom comment to be included in their weather data transmission
  • Vastly enhanced Debug Mode to aid in troubleshooting
  • Fix for Settings not saving
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Latest version is 2015.11.9.1951  and includes the following new features/fixes:

  • Much improved error handling of corrupted WindData and RainData files. The app will now automatically delete and recreate these files when they are corrupted - no more endless error messages popping up.
  • Adjustable time delay for posting to CWOP
  • CWOP now posts data via port 14580 for better performance
  • Added the ability to post to CWOP via ARPS ham (amateur) radio network
  • Main screen contains an error counter to keep track of posting errors. NOTE: Do not be concerned with this value unless it's really high - sometimes one or more weather servers are simply unavailable or bogged down for a moment or two.
Fixes and enhancements from previous versions:
  • Fix for temperatures between -1 and -9 being incorrectly formatted for CWOP
  • Fix for Wind Speed Offset
  • Fix for CWOP rain data reporting incorrectly
  • Fix for CWOP rain data not reporting
  • Truly fixed the memory leak issue. Removed auto-restart option since it's no longer needed.
  • App now minimizes to the system tray
  • Support for posing to CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program)
  • Support for posting to OpenWeatherMap
  • Ability to specify offset value for soil/water temperature
  • Have an extra sensor and want to monitor your pool, attic, garage, barn, or other location's temperature and humidity? You can now specify that a senor report it's temperature data as "Soil Temp" and humidity as "Soil Moisture".  To see these values on Weather Underground, drill down to the screen for your individual station (not the forecast screen).  NOTE: Set "Global Filter on Sensor" values to blank when using this option.
  • (Hopefully) fix for rainfall data when more than one sensor is used. Please report if you still find a problem, however.
  • Added Temperature Offset option to allow compensation for inaccurate thermometer readings.  Set this value to 0 if no adjustment is necessary.
  • Added Wind Offset option to allow compensation for inaccurate wind speed readings. This is a percentage value. Set to 100% if no adjustment is necessary, 50% to slow down reading, 200% to speed up, etc.
  • Have more than one sensor?  Now you can post specific data from multiple sensors to the weather sites. For example: Post the temperature from a tower sensor in the shade while posting wind, rain, and humidity data from a 5-in-1 sensor.
  • Customize the path and filename of the CSV output file
  • Bug fix for globally filtering on sensor type or sensor ID
  • (In previous update) Support for 5-in-1, 3-in-1, tower, and rain sensors
Download

    My Weather Underground station (new location and new station ID)

    My WeatherBug station

    If you really enjoy my app, donations are always appreciated.  You can donate to me via PayPal
    Keywords: Acu-Link aculink weather weather underground rapid fire faster real-time CWOP  wunderground rapid-fire weatherbug anything weather PWS

    265 Comments:

    Blogger Jason Blanchette said...

    Awesome,
    I was still curious on weather you can set it to run without logging in as a user?

    Also I was wondering if you could add OpenWeatherMap.org to report to?

    Thanks and I hope all is well.

    Sat Sep 20, 12:09:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So Awesome as usual Kevin. Thank you so much! Hope the move went well.

    http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KCOFORTC64

    Jack

    Sat Sep 20, 05:01:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Hi Mr. Kevin Key,

    I seem to not be able to get the bridge to connect to the computer I would like to use. I have followed step by step but no matter how many times I try it does not work. When I connect the bridge to the computer the Ethernet lights do not turn on on the bridge and PC. The Ethernet does work because the lights do turn on when I connect to my router. However when I plug the bridge into another PC the lights do turn on and works fine. So I have no clue what is causing this not to work and hopefully you may know why.

    I am using a Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit laptop and the Ethernet is the Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (if you need more specs then let me know). I have tried the basics like troubleshooting and reinstalling the drivers but neither have worked. Hopefully that is enough information to somewhat pin-point the problem.

    Anyway for now I am using one of the older versions until I can get this issue resolved. Thanks for reading this.

    Sincerely,
    Will


    http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KSCMOUNT26

    Sun Sep 21, 10:51:00 AM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks a ton Ken! This seems to be working much better. Again, thanks for taking your time to create this for us weather junkies. :)

    Mike

    Sun Sep 21, 03:06:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Gary Balbach said...

    Thank you very much Kevin for making such a great program! Works very well for me and my neighbors love the data they get from my station for their local conditions.

    Mon Sep 22, 02:52:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Jack and Gary,

    You're welcome. Glad to hear that you're enjoying my app.

    -Kevin

    Mon Sep 22, 07:52:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Jason,

    Here's some instructions on how to set the app to run without logging in:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/67503-task-create-run-program-startup-log.html

    I'll look into to adding OpenWeatherMap support soon.

    -Kevin

    Mon Sep 22, 07:55:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Jason,

    I've added some code to my app (haven't made it available for download yet) to post to OpenWeatherMap. For some reason I still don't see my weather station appear on the site. Not sure whether I'm doing something wrong or the site is having issues.

    -Kevin

    Tue Sep 23, 08:09:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Jason,

    I've added the ability to post data to OpenWeatherMap now. :-)

    Kevin

    Wed Sep 24, 08:23:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Hi Kevin,

    Just like to let you know I have resolved the issue I was having and now everything is working great. I apologize if the other message I sent before was poorly written, looking back at it now I could have written it much better but oh well. Anyway, thanks for the app!

    -Will

    Thu Oct 02, 04:12:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Will,

    You're welcome. Glad you got it working.

    Kevin

    Thu Oct 02, 07:25:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Brandon H said...

    Kevin, thanks for your hard work and for the update with all of the cool new features!

    I am wondering if anyone else is having trouble upgrading from the original aculink bridge app? I have been using Kevin's app since the beginning of the year with much success, but for some reason I can't get the new app to work.

    First I closed the app, then I removed all DLL's and the .EXE from my Aculink folder, then replaced it with the new app. I've set the same Global Filter On Sensor ID, same WU login, and same network device as before.
    After Launching the app, it acts like it sees my aculink bridge and reports a pressure, but signal on the sensor is blank and the rest of the data is blank.

    If I go to my backup of the old Aculink app, it recognizes the sensor right away and reports to WU like normal.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,
    -Brandon

    Fri Oct 03, 02:42:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Brandon H said...

    Nevermind, I just fixed it! I left the "Global Filter On Sensor ID" blank, then it started reporting just fine. It also showed the station ID I needed to enter.

    The old app allowed a 3 digit Sensor ID, but the new one seems to require a 5 digit number, so I put in the two leading zeros and it worked

    Fri Oct 03, 02:45:00 AM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    New app running great Kevin. Thank you so much. I have really enjoyed watching the app evolve. Lot of really cool features, and solid as a rock. Getting ready to power up my aspiration fan 24/7 this weekend. Stay tuned.

    Jack

    Wed Oct 08, 07:20:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Jack,

    Good to hear. I'm curious to learn more about your aspiration fan.

    Kevin

    Wed Oct 08, 09:35:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Having trouble with the latest update. I'm do all the rest of the net framework updates now. Its giving me this error.

    10/11/2014 5:40:42 AM ERROR: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
    Waiting for bridge data. If this takes more than 5 minutes, please check whether the correct network device is selected.

    Sat Oct 11, 03:06:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Still no dice keep getting the same error.

    Sun Oct 12, 01:37:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Dave96z34,

    Do you have the DLL files in the same directory as the EXE?

    Kevin

    Mon Oct 13, 11:02:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    they were I ended up putting the new version in the original folder and it started working. Don't know why.

    Tue Oct 14, 07:31:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Now im trying verifying my position but having trouble with the conversion.
    Station EW5995
    Lat 41.35595703
    lon -72.08410645

    This becomes ?

    Lat ddmm.hhN 412120
    Lon dddmm.hhW -0720503

    Tue Oct 14, 07:59:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Dave,

    Yeah, CWOP is a little tricky. The HH is for hundredths of minutes. Here are the instructions:


    What is the APRS latitude/longitude position format? In an APRS weather data packet, the part between "z" and "_" is the latitude and longitude of the station position. The particular format used is from the LORAN position format and is capable of about 60 feet resolution on the findu.com maps. The format is "ddmm.hhN/dddmm.hhW" without the quotation marks, where d is degrees, m is minutes and h is hundredths of minutes. The first eight characters represent latitude (north in this case), and the last nine characters represent longitude (west in this case). The hemispheres are represented by capital letters; N, E, S, W and remove the need for plus or minus signs on the latitude and longitude. Note that LEADING ZEROS ARE REQUIRED. Also note that there must be only two numbers to the right of the decimal point in the latitude or longitude, and that colons are not allowed. Many examples of correct format positions are contained here, and here and there is a web-based DMS, LORAN, decimal conversion tool. Any lat/lon changes for the CWOP database should be in decimal degree format.

    So, for your location...
    Lat ddmm.hhN 4121.21N
    Lon dddmm.hhW 07205.28W

    Tue Oct 14, 10:29:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Station is now live on findu and soon to be on noaa! Sweet!
    www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=EW5995&last=24&units=english

    Only problem I am seeing is the rain is not registering on cwop in comparison to my PWS www.pwsweather.com/obs/KCTGROTO5.html

    Thu Oct 16, 06:24:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Thanks again for the help with that lat and lon problem.

    Thu Oct 16, 06:25:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Dave96Z34,

    As for the lat and lon help, no problem.

    It looks like I may need to investigate the rain issue...

    Kevin

    Thu Oct 16, 09:09:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Dave96Z34,

    I've made a fix to the CWOP rain data issue. Go ahead and download the lastest version.

    Kevin

    Thu Oct 16, 05:53:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Okay all updated just waiting for the next rain showers on Tuesday.
    Thanks again.

    Sun Oct 19, 05:34:00 AM PDT  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Kevin,

    Yesterday afternoon I had to upgrade my modem. Ever since then I have not been able to get the software to work. All it says is "Receiving info from bridge. If this takes more than 5 minutes then make sure you selected the correct device." The lights on the also do not blink (stay solid then blink for a few seconds) so that may be an issue.

    However when I use the older version (one where you connect to router) it seems to work fine so I am unable to find a solution. I'm a bit confuse on why it would just stop working. I really preferred the updated software because of the more detailed wind and dew point measurements but oh well at least something I guess.

    As always thanks for reading this and developing the software. Have a good day. I'm sorry for getting a bit off topic a bit.

    -Will

    Mon Oct 20, 02:59:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Dave96z34,

    Cool. You'll be able to test out my fix for the rain issue long before I ever get to do so. Here in southern California I don't think it will EVER rain again. We're in one of the worst droughts ever. It's almost November and still no rain. Maybe I should wash my car?

    Kevin

    Tue Oct 21, 12:07:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Rained about half an inch it didn't register. It registered .01"

    http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=EW5995&last=24

    http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KCTGROTO5

    Wed Oct 22, 07:52:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Dave96z34,

    I've figured out the problem: CWOP wants the rain data in hundredths of an inch - without any decimal point. I've modified the code so that it multiplies the rain data by 100 now. Go ahead and download the latest version: 2014.10.22.2117 and give it a shot (hopefully it will rain again soon).

    Kevin

    Wed Oct 22, 09:25:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    lol That's huge scale to use. That's like counting to morning dew level of accuracy.

    Thu Oct 23, 04:13:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    I think its going to rain more tonight. Cross your fingers.

    Thu Oct 23, 04:14:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Seems to be working now! Sweet!

    Thu Oct 30, 06:43:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Dave96z34,

    Good to hear. And we should both be getting much more rain Friday night - Saturday morning.

    Kevin

    Thu Oct 30, 07:19:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Still unable to resolve why I can not get the bridge to work and it is getting really frustrating.

    When I plug the bridge into any computer in my house it seems to reboot constantly but still works when I plug into my router. Do you have a clue on why it will constantly reboot when I plug into my computer? I have run out of reasons on why it will not work, unless the bridge itself is defective. I have followed the instructions step by step multiple times but no luck and unable to find help. :c

    Also I have a question regarding the bridge itself. Do you know what versions the bridge should be at? I have the 09150TRX model (not sure if there are others) and my App version is 126 and boot version is 006. Apparently they are low numbers but I have no clue how to update it if there is an update for it.

    Mon Nov 17, 05:54:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Forgot to say thanks. I know it should not be that frustrating as I am making it but on the old software it seems to go out for hours at a time now. I think it may be a mix of the aculink site and my internet though. Example of these days are the 13th and 14th of this month. Anyway thanks again for your help.

    For example: http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KSCMOUNT26#history/s20141113/e20141114/mcustom

    Mon Nov 17, 06:00:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

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    Mon Nov 17, 08:37:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Will,

    My bridge is at app version 126 and boot version 104.

    As for getting the bridge to work when plugged into your computer, have you set up a bridged internet connection? If so - and the bridge still doesn't work - you may need to use a Ethernet crossover cable.

    Kevin

    Mon Nov 17, 08:41:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Finlay go a good rain yesterday the rain data on MADIS looks identical to WU so the fix is working perfect.
    https://madis-data.noaa.gov/sfc_display/?CenterLAT=41.35&CenterLON=-72.09&Zoom=16.00&StationID=E5995


    The other day we had simultaneous ISP and power outage. I was able to get my station back online using my generator, galaxy S3 as a hot spot and a old usb wifi adapter. Served its Purus well.

    Tue Nov 18, 06:38:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Tue Nov 18, 06:47:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Have any plains going forward?

    Currently have my mother board set to power up the comp when it receives power. Like after an outage-auto start. Most do have this setting. When it gets to the desktop I made a batch file to wait 1 minute so the network can load+bridge then it starts the program. I like how it automated to run with out me. Is there any way we could make that a setting in the program to add that to the registry?

    Tue Nov 18, 06:50:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Adam Dill said...

    Hi there great app! Having an issue when Installing it on Vista 32 bit. All the files (dll's) are in the same directory as the main .exe, but I get this error:

    Screenshot link: http://pws.maritimeweather.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/screnshot.jpg

    Would appreciate some help, and tips to get it working!

    Thanks,
    Adam

    Wed Dec 10, 02:56:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Kevin (and others)

    I'm confused as to why there's a network for NIC pull down. My Acu-rite 5-in-1 model number 2032c plugs directly into my windows 7 via USB. I understand the bridge device plugs into your network, but I don't have that setup.

    With that said, I was able to use AcuLinkScraper20140203 with my mentioned setup with no problems other than the Pressure was always set to 0. I'm assuming this worked because your app took data from acu-link.com, massaged it and uploaded it to WU.

    The new app is not able to communicate with the device that is plugged into my computer via the USB. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks

    Thu Dec 11, 03:24:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The App is not designed to work VIA USB. It is specifically designed for the Acu-Link Bridge which hooks up with ethernet/WiFi.

    Wed Dec 31, 06:36:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Phil said...

    Hey Kevin.

    I'm finding that your program works for about a day then freezes. on restart of the program I get RainData and WindData file problems and the only way to resolve the issue is to delete both files and reboot.

    Any suggestions on how to fix?

    Thanks

    Thu Jan 01, 09:19:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey Phil,
    Happy New Year. Make sure your running the latest version of the software which addressed some of the issues you are dealing with. I also found that assigning static IP's to both the computer LAN connection, and the Bridged connection(Acu-Link) makes a big difference, especially if one of those connections is WiFi. I use an old Dual Core Intel Windows 7 Home laptop for my Weather station.

    Jack

    Fri Jan 02, 04:50:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If your WiFi Router has a lease time set the static IP will help maintain connectivity for the APP. I had this exact same issue. When I made the IP Static it went away, and life has been good!

    Fri Jan 02, 04:58:00 PM PST  
    Blogger David Hylton said...

    Hey Phil,
    Had the same problems as you. Just as Jack says, setting a static IP seems to have addressed all of those issues for me.

    Fri Jan 02, 07:20:00 PM PST  
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    Tue Jan 06, 01:01:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    I wonder if there was a way to modify the circuit card on the weather station to change the update rate from 15 seconds to real-time or 3 seconds

    Mon Jan 26, 10:59:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The limitation is not in the Acu-Link Bridge. It reports about every 18 seconds. The limitation is simply how often the Acu-link website relays the information to weather Underground. Kevin's software intercepts this 18 second transmission, and relays it live to WU.

    Tue Jan 27, 05:45:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I misread you post sorry. I understand what your getting at now...

    Tue Jan 27, 05:46:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Paul said...

    Hi Kevin, I've been using your software for about a week and it's been running pretty well. I am using the upload to Wunderground and CWOP. Seems like there may be a bug in how it sends temperatures of -1 to -9.

    They are getting sent as "t0-5" instead of "t-05". CWOP decoded that as a missing value.

    http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=EW6664&last=24

    When temp reached -10, then the software sent the value correctly "t-10"

    http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/rawwx.cgi?call=EW6664

    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-7:@310544z4435.27N/07255.30W_315/005g007t000r000p000P000h82b10196
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-7:@310551z4435.27N/07255.30W_292/007g008t0-1r000p000P000h82b10196
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-4:@310600z4435.27N/07255.30W_068/004g008t0-1r000p000P000h82b10200
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-4:@311045z4435.27N/07255.30W_045/003g003t0-9r000p000P000h85b10220
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-7:@311053z4435.27N/07255.30W_045/001g003t-10r000p000P000h85b10220

    Sat Jan 31, 10:43:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the bug report. Living in San Diego, we don't get such cold temperatures here. I'll work on a fix for this issue real soon.

    Kevin

    Sat Jan 31, 10:50:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you Kevin, unfortunately, mores sub-zero weather this week in VT. Paul

    Sun Feb 01, 11:38:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Was thinking it might be cool if data could be resent later if the servers go down or isp. When it uploads it includes data and time can it be done a day later postdated?

    Tue Feb 03, 12:30:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Kevin,

    Sorry for the really delayed response, I just got around to getting an Ethernet crossover cable. However, the cable still did not fix my issue with the constant rebooting. I made sure to follow directions step by step but nothing worked. I may try again whenever I get time. Just wanted to let you know and hopefully someone who reads this can help as I'm completely clueless. Also thanks for the help I really appreciate it.

    Thanks again,
    Will

    Tue Feb 03, 07:41:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Paul,

    I've made a fix for the -1 thru -9 temperatures and CWOP issue.

    Kevin

    Tue Feb 03, 08:22:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Will,

    Can you try plugging another Ethernet device - such as another laptop, a printer, Vonage, etc. in place of the AcuLink bridge? This way we can tell whether the bridged network connection is working properly vs. a problem with the AcuLink.

    Kevin

    Tue Feb 03, 08:28:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Dave96z34,

    I can look into that. I don't know whether the weather servers will accept old data, however. I will do some research...

    Kevin

    Tue Feb 03, 08:29:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Kevin,

    I plugged my laptop in and it seems to of worked fine.

    Will

    Wed Feb 04, 04:16:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Will,

    It sounds like your bridged internet connection is fine, then. When you plug the AcuLink back into the bridged connection - and wait about 10 minutes or so - does the data on Acu-Link.com get updated?

    Kevin

    Thu Feb 05, 09:33:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Paul said...

    Hi Kevin, Thanks for making the change to fix the -1 to -9. I installed and it worked perfectly this morning. Got it installed just before I went above zero. Lets hope it stays that way at at least for a few days....the coldest of the winter may yet be on the way next week. Oh well at least it's sunny.

    Fri Feb 06, 07:05:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Paul,

    You're welcome. Glad it's working properly for you now.

    Kevin

    Fri Feb 06, 01:08:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Kevin,

    No data was sent to Aculink at all after leaving it plugged in for 15 minutes.

    Will

    Fri Feb 06, 05:52:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Will,

    Hmmm... It sounds like something might not be quite right with your bridged internet connection. Can you try instead to share the Wi-Fi connection with the Ethernet port?

    Kevin

    Fri Feb 06, 08:08:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Still does not seem to work as it is still rebooting. Aculink is also down again so I can not check if it's going to site.

    Fri Feb 06, 08:31:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Kevin,

    I was messing around with it some and actually got the bridge to send info to the software. However, it would only work when I was not connected to my internet.

    Will

    Fri Feb 06, 10:08:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Will,

    What version of Windows are you running?
    Email me at kevinkey@gmail.com - it will be easier than commenting here.

    Kevin

    Fri Feb 06, 10:14:00 PM PST  
    Blogger DB said...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Sun Feb 15, 08:13:00 AM PST  
    Blogger DB said...

    I figured out the answer to my previous question. (Deleted the post). The only thing I'm having an issue with is the Barometric pressure showing up incorrectly. On my bridge/acu-link it's showing 29.85. But in the Bridge reader it's showing 27.13. I did not have any pressure adjust settings selected in the setup menu. A few times on the WU trend it jumped from 27 - 30 range and then back down.

    Any ideas?

    Sun Feb 15, 10:46:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    DB:

    Try putting 2.72 in the Pressure Adjust box.

    Kevin

    Sun Feb 15, 10:50:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Ok I have sent you an email.

    Sun Feb 15, 08:35:00 PM PST  
    Blogger André Pinto said...

    Hi Kevin, I just installed your app here and it seems to work just fine. Since I'm in Brazil, our number format in Windows is different than the one used in US, we use a comma as the decimal separator (as many other countries). This regional setting seems to "bug" the app. You can check that by changing your Control Panel -> Region -> Format tab to Portuguese (Brasil) or any other country that uses comma as decimal separator to reproduce the issue :) Thanks for your work and great app!

    Tue Feb 17, 10:38:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi André,

    Glad you're enjoying my app. Thanks for the info regarding commas vs. decimal points. I'll have to keep this in mind for future versions.

    Kevin

    Tue Feb 17, 08:53:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    looks like I have big problems my temp on my 5in1 is all over the board.

    Wed Feb 25, 06:02:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Dave,

    Do you have more than on 5-in-1 sensor? You may need to filter on Sensor ID.

    Kevin

    Wed Feb 25, 01:03:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Looks like corrosion on the integrated temp humidity chip. I cleaned the pcb and checked the traces. It working now but is reading 3-4 deg higher. If any one has a dead 5in1 they want to sell let me know. I changed the temp to the spare tower

    Wed Feb 25, 07:08:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Dave,

    Ah. That sucks. Try eBay for a new sensor.

    Wed Feb 25, 10:55:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Yeah the temp is still jumping all over and wind data is dropping out too. New station time. Maybe the next on all coat the circuit boards in epoxy.

    Thu Feb 26, 12:59:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Got a new unit on its way with the newer color display. Also got a 3 year warranty via SquareTrade. Don't know how helpful they will be in 13 months when the station craps out again.

    Iv notice a design flaw with the rain sensors on the 5-1. Most of the snow blows away or the ice evaporates. Acurite makes a independent rain sensor that works with the bridge. Was thinking about changing to that adding some typ of heating system it so the snow sticks and melts the snow as it falls. Probably end up using something like a commercial defrost line heater or a 5 watt light bulb controlled by a Freeze Protection thermostat.

    Fri Feb 27, 08:09:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Dave: Good deal. Let me know how the rain senor heater mod goes. My app will support the separate rain sensor - though I don't own one to truly test it with.

    Kevin

    Fri Feb 27, 09:05:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    Kevin,

    I have a 10 year old laptop running Windows XP. Unfortunately, that is my only Windows machine. The rest are running IOS. Will your program work with Windows XP? I just started gathering info on your work, looks awesome!

    Thanks

    Tue Mar 03, 04:57:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    It will work with perfect with xp just make shure it has all of its netframework updates. Dont forget you need a crossover network cable.

    Tue Mar 03, 06:56:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    Dave96z34:
    The crossover cable goes from the bridge to the laptop right? I read that people had issues with XP, was yours easy with XP?

    Thanks

    Tue Mar 03, 07:11:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Yes sir. Me not so mutch its been running flawless.

    Tue Mar 03, 03:39:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Sat Mar 07, 06:41:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've run into the bug where you need to delete the WindData.xml and RainData.xml files and reboot. But I cannot find those files anywhere on my Windows 8.1 machine. Where are they located?

    Thu Mar 19, 04:02:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Ameripest said...

    Program works great. I am trying to use my secondary acurite sensor as my primary temperature on weather underground. It provides more accurate temperature than the 5 in 1. I have tried to use the multi-sensors line to no avail. Where is the id number you ask for on acurite sensor 00592txr?

    Tue Mar 31, 05:12:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Ameripest,

    No need for the sensor IDs unless you have more than one sensor of the same type. To use your tower sensor for temperature and humidity - and the 5-in-1 for everything else: 1) Set "Global Filter on Sensor Type" to blank. 2) Under Multi Sensors, select Tower for Temperature and Humidity. 3) Select 5n1 for Wind and Rain. Leave all sensor IDs blank.

    Kevin

    Tue Mar 31, 05:22:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    I have a tower sensor for a backup. About 5 months later the five in one air temperature sensor failed. tower sensor saved my data.

    Thu Apr 02, 07:15:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    My XP machine started acting up and losing wireless connection when I was bridged. Instead, I connected a crossover cable to the AcuRite bridge and enabled internet sharing over the wireless network to devices connected to the laptop. Works awesome and no more internet drops!

    Thu May 21, 04:09:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Aidan Stevens said...

    Hey Kevin,

    I just started using the bridge reader app and have connected my bridge, bridged the connections and everything in the instructions. My bridge lights flash sometimes and are solid sometimes. The bridge reader app is still saying waiting for bridge data. Could you help with this?

    Thanks in advance!

    Sun May 24, 02:49:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Stelter said...

    I have been using the app for a while with no problems, but recently it won't even launch.
    My onboard nic in my pc stopped working recently so i added a pcie nic to replace it.
    The pc is working fine, bridge is working fine, but program wont launch.
    You can see it start in task manager, but then it quits.
    I have tried to disable the onboard nic in the bios to see if that would remedy the issue, but for some reason that causes issues with booting.
    Any ideas?

    Wed May 27, 04:02:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Brooks said...

    any clue why I am getting a crash when I start the program after a reboot?

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
    Problem Signature 01: AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CS_x64.exe
    Problem Signature 02: 1.0.0.0
    Problem Signature 03: 54d19b3b
    Problem Signature 04: System.Xml
    Problem Signature 05: 4.0.30319.34234
    Problem Signature 06: 53cf1d82
    Problem Signature 07: 9c5
    Problem Signature 08: 0
    Problem Signature 09: IOIBMURHYNRXKW0ZXKYRVFN0BOYYUFOW
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 6a49
    Additional Information 2: 6a4939ed8318de9cc9882f0369927d93
    Additional Information 3: 6023
    Additional Information 4: 60237220c678f615d6250f88922efecf

    Wed Jun 10, 11:32:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Brooks said...

    Also I was curious where the settings are saved, if I need to reinstall I'd rather not have to insert all my information all over again.

    Wed Jun 10, 11:33:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Brooks said...

    So everytime I PC crashes your software wont restart.... what's up with that?

    Mon Jul 06, 06:52:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    With mine on Windows XP, I need to delete the wind and rain XML files before I can restart the program.

    Tue Jul 07, 07:25:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi all,

    A new version is currently being tested and will be made available soon - stay tuned. I've had some major life events happen the last few months, have moved across town, and more, but I've recently gotten back to working on the app. The latest version will be available real soon...

    Kevin

    Thu Jul 09, 09:56:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Fri Jul 10, 02:14:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi everyone,

    I just posted the latest version of this app. The most significant fix involved much improved error handling of corrupted WindData.xml and RainData.xml files. Please let me know how it works for you.

    Kevin

    Sat Jul 11, 03:49:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Brooks said...

    Oh my gosh I love your software so much but that endless crash that happens if my system happen to hard crash... it was driving me up the wall.. I was finally smart enough to take a screenshot of all of my settings so when I had to reinstall the entire system to get it working again it wasn't draining my soul energy to do so... THANK YOU SO MUCH for the fix of the endless crash loop! I'm going to send you a donation I LOVE YOU WORK~!

    Sat Jul 18, 01:23:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Doug said...

    Kevin, would you be able to include the sensor id in the .csv file output? I have multiple sensors.

    Also, would it be possible to include all the sensor data for each sensor in the file, not just what is getting uploaded?

    Lastly, on the console screen, could you also show all the data for each sensor and maybe just bold the values on each line that are getting uploaded?

    Loving the program, Thanks
    Doug.

    Sat Jul 18, 02:12:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Brooks,

    Cool. Glad you like the latest version. :-)

    Kevin

    Mon Jul 20, 08:34:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Doug,

    I can include the Sensor ID and Sensor Type in the CSV file soon.

    The other two request would require a major redesign of the app, however, but I can look into adding the data for all sensors sometime in the future.

    Kevin

    Mon Jul 20, 08:35:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Doug said...

    Thanks Kevin. Appreciate it.

    Doug.

    Wed Jul 22, 04:57:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Brooks said...

    Oh no, same problem Kevin, everytime I have a blue screen on my system which is probably once a week. I have to delete the entire directory of your program.. download a new copy and input all my information back in... why clue why this is happening? NOt the bluescreen, but the problem loading after a hard crash?

    Sun Jul 26, 10:54:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Brooks,

    You should only have to delete the WindData.xml and RainData.xml files.

    Kevin

    Sun Jul 26, 03:26:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger tbluegator said...

    Kevin,

    Thank you so much for the wonderful program! I started out with the scraper app and a 5-in-1 sensor, now I am using bridge reader on my home server with the 5-in-1 for wind, rain, pressure, and UV intensity with a tower in the shade for more accurate temp and humidity readings. Thanks to your app I'm publishing some of the most reliable data in my region of FL. Donation coming your way in appreciation for your efforts!

    The only oddity I've notice in using the program is that rainfall rate reported to WU often seems to differ from the reading on the color display that came with the 5-in-1. During an hour long rainfall event, the display will show a variable rainfall rate, but if you look at that same event as reported to WU, it inaccurately reflects a constant rainfall rate for the duration of the event (yesterday, for example http://i.imgur.com/ApgFcPG.png). Sometimes it also seems as though rainfall rate does not return back to 0 until 10+ minutes after the rain ends. I read that you're in CA, so I understand that rainfall rate is something you have a hard time testing; do you think it's just a problem on my end?

    Thank you!
    Trey Blue

    Tue Jul 28, 03:37:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi tbluegator,

    Thank you very much for your donation. :-)

    I'll look into the rainfall rate issue real soon.

    Kevin

    Wed Jul 29, 09:21:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    New version fails to start..

    Thu Aug 06, 05:59:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Dave,

    Ouch. Are you attempting to run the 32-bit or the 64-bit version?

    Thu Aug 06, 06:01:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    32 bit version
    It ran great for 2 weeks and then had a power failure. During automatic reboot it failed to start after that. Did a few different things but I ended up having to make a new folder and plugin the data. I'm up again.

    Vary odd

    Fri Aug 07, 10:10:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: .NET Runtime
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1026
    Date: 8/6/2015
    Time: 9:23:08 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: WEATHERD-60ED5E
    Description:
    Application: AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CS_x86.exe
    Framework Version: v4.0.30319
    Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
    Exception Info: System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException
    Stack:
    at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSectionRecursive(System.String, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, System.Object ByRef, System.Object ByRef)
    at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSection(System.String)
    at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.System.Configuration.Internal.IInternalConfigSystem.GetSection(System.String)
    at System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.GetSection(System.String)
    at System.Configuration.ClientSettingsStore.ReadSettings(System.String, Boolean)
    at System.Configuration.LocalFileSettingsProvider.GetPropertyValues(System.Configuration.SettingsContext, System.Configuration.SettingsPropertyCollection)
    at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertiesFromProvider(System.Configuration.SettingsProvider)
    at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertyValueByName(System.String)
    at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.get_Item(System.String)
    at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.GetPropertyValue(System.String)
    at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.get_Item(System.String)
    at AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CSharp.Properties.Settings.get_wuStation()
    at AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CSharp.frmMain..ctor()
    at AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CSharp.Program.Main()


    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: .NET Runtime 4.0 Error Reporting
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 5000
    Date: 8/6/2015
    Time: 9:23:07 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: WEATHERD-60ED5E
    Description:
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    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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    Fri Aug 07, 10:14:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger replicas relogios said...

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    Wed Sep 09, 03:22:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Ameripest said...

    I am using both the tower and the 5 in 1. The tower gives more accurate temperature and humidity. Weather Underground shows the tower readings in the current data but in the high for the day and graphs, it shows the data from the 5 in 1. That data is way off as the unit just wont aspirate enough during the middle of the day and I get high peaks until the sun lowers in the sky. Anyway, is there a way to force the tower data to them for the graphing and high for the day? You got me set up back in March. I just haven't tried to fix this problem.
    Thanks,
    Joe Woodson
    KFLMIDDL3

    Thu Sep 24, 03:48:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dave96z34 at work

    Hey I see your problem if you only want the temp and hum on the tower sensor you need too use the pull down tab for temp and humid in the settings and tell it to use the tower sensor.

    But heads up that has happen to me a few times when the program is first connecting to the sensors.

    Example of crazy off but only happens in the first 10 sec. When you delete the bad data unfortunately wunderground highs and lows will not change...
    http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KCTGROTO5#history/s20140924/e20150925/myear look at may 4th and feb 25th

    Fri Sep 25, 09:30:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger David Gagnon said...

    The multi sensors (advanced settings) allows you to pick the sensors you want to run.

    Fri Sep 25, 07:11:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Unknown said...

    hi, i have the acurite 5 in 1,plugged in via usb port from it's companion display unit (with receives the signal from outside) to my win 7 desktop that runs 24/7. how do i make kevin's app work with my setup. i want to send data to PWS.

    Sun Oct 11, 11:20:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Dave96z34 said...

    Kevin's app is set up to run with the Ethernet bridge. The usb display connection is not compatible at this time.

    Mon Oct 12, 07:47:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Paul said...

    Hi,

    Been getting this message for a few days and not uploading data to CWOP. Any ideas?

    ERROR posting data to CWOP. A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond 207.148.248.143:14580

    Paul

    Tue Oct 13, 05:57:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Paul said...

    Wunderground is working fine.

    Tue Oct 13, 05:59:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Paul said...

    Never mind. Not sure what it was, restarted everything and its going now. weirdness.

    Tue Oct 13, 08:43:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Phil Maxwell said...

    I noticed the version i'm running is newer than the one posted. Ver:20150724-2108 and i'm showing tones of errors 216 in 1 week. Signal strength is fine (3) battery is normal. Is there any possible reason for the errors?

    Thanks

    Wed Oct 21, 04:25:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Phil,

    I've noticed several errors, too. These are errors in regards to connecting to the servers and posting data. There might be some intermittent issues with Weather Underground and/or some of the other weather sites that the app is posting data to.

    Wed Oct 21, 05:12:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Phil Maxwell said...

    Thanks Kevin. I disabled sending data to weather bug as I know they are making lots of changes to see if they are the cause.

    Wed Oct 21, 05:45:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Justin Swires said...

    Kevin-
    I have been using your bridge reader for several months without issue until yesterday. My computer froze and I had to reboot. After rebooting, I tried to restart the bridge reader, however I get the basic Microsoft error message that the program has encountered an error an needs to close. I tried deleting and restarting the program and rebooting my computer again but that has not helped. I am using the x86 version of the software. Do you have any ideas what I could try next? I can send you the dump of the error if you like. Thanks for your help!

    Mon Oct 26, 05:57:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Phil Maxwell said...

    Kevin. I checked today and it looks like Weather Bug is the culprit for all the errors. I have had none since turning off the feed to them.

    Tue Oct 27, 02:16:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Justin,

    Did you try deleting the WindData and RainData files?

    Kevin

    Tue Oct 27, 07:17:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Phil,

    Cool.

    Tue Oct 27, 07:17:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Justin Swires said...

    Kevin-

    No. I was not aware of those files. Where are they located?
    Thanks for taking the time to help.

    Tue Oct 27, 07:58:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Justin,

    The WindData and RainData files are in the same directory as the application executable. Also, go to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Local\AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CSh and delete anything there. This will reset the app.

    Kevin

    Tue Oct 27, 08:20:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Justin Swires said...

    Kevin-

    I had already deleted the original directory and re-downloaded the program; so I didn't have the WindData and RainData files...That's why I couldn't find them. :)
    I located the directory you indicated (although I'm using XP so it was in a different location) and deleted the config file that was there, restarted the software, and all is good. Thank you very much for your help.

    Justin

    Wed Oct 28, 01:54:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Justin,

    Cool. Glad all is well now.

    Kevin

    Wed Oct 28, 01:55:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Hi Kevin,

    It took over a year but I finally got your software to work again. I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows for a different issue but I decided to test your software after doing it and it magically worked.

    Sat Oct 31, 05:18:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Will,

    Glad you got it working again. If you experience problems again, go to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Local\AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CSh and delete anything there. This will reset the app.

    Kevin

    Sun Nov 01, 10:10:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Ok thanks. For some reason I can setup and run a bridge for my wireless and Ethernet port without any issues but when I create a bridge for my two Ethernet ports either my computer cannot connect to the internet or the bridge will not connect (pretty much reboots constantly and no data appears on software). Do you have any ideas for this? Thanks again in advance.

    Mon Nov 02, 06:02:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Justin Swires said...

    Kevin-
    I'm having another issue with the Bridge Reader...it stopped working and froze my computer again. I went through and delete the "Aculink_Bridge_Reader_CSh directory and the WindData and RainData files and restarted the software. I entered the setup menu and input all of my data, but when I click save I get an error message reading: "Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. I re-downloaded the software and tried again but get the same error. In addition to that I have been having odd issues with my computer since the software crashed a couple weeks ago (windows explorer running slow and problems selecting files with it. Any suggestions? I appreciate your help as always.

    Wed Nov 04, 03:32:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Justin,

    Sorry, I haven't been able to duplicate the problem you're having. Your .NET Framework might be corrupted. Can you try repairing it using this tool from Microsoft? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30135

    You're running Windows XP, right?

    Kevin

    Fri Nov 06, 10:56:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Justin Swires said...

    Kevin- I will give that a shot. Thanks for the tip. Yes- I am using XP

    Fri Nov 06, 12:27:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Justin Swires said...

    Kevin- I repaired the .NET Framework and then re-installed it per the instructions in the repair utility and I am still getting the same error. Here is some of the text from the error dialog box. Thanks.

    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CSharp.frmSetup.btnSave_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    Sat Nov 07, 02:44:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Justin,

    I will investigate and get back to you soon...


    Kevin

    Sat Nov 07, 03:16:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Justin,

    I've fixed the problem. Download the latest version and it should work for you this time. :-)

    Kevin

    Mon Nov 09, 07:55:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Phil Maxwell said...

    Kevin. Have you tested the Bridge Reader with Windows 10?

    Tue Nov 24, 03:00:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Phil,

    It works with Windows 10.

    Kevin

    Tue Nov 24, 07:26:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Happy Thanksgiving Kevin! I appreciate all the work you have put in on this wonderful software. Wishing you a peaceful weekend!

    Jack

    Fri Nov 27, 02:33:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Jack,

    Thank you very much. Nice to hear that you appreciate the work I do. :-)

    Kevin

    Fri Nov 27, 08:23:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    I've been running your program for awhile now on XP and hadn't really had any problems. Within the past 2 weeks I notice that my wireless connection is going in and out when the program is running. If I just use the Acu-Rite bridge alone with 15 minute updates, my connection does not have a problem. Any ideas?

    Mon Nov 30, 11:28:00 AM PST  
    Blogger John Hill said...

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    Wed Dec 02, 03:28:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Jack said...

    I am guessing that you are talking about the wireless connection on your computer? Try using a static IP on your wireless connection. That did the trick for me. Good luck!

    Jack

    Fri Dec 04, 06:27:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    Can you describe how to do that? I've tried before and then my computer would not connect to the network.

    Mon Dec 07, 07:24:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Here you go...

    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles-tutorials/windows-xp/wxpbrdge.html

    if it only happens every few days then just write a a batch file and schedule the system to do a reboot once a day... "c;\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /r" (put this in a batch file example: reboot.bat then create a scheduled event in the task scheduler.

    This will do the job as well.

    Mon Dec 14, 04:11:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Jack said...

    OOPS! That should be a C: not C;

    Mon Dec 14, 04:12:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Hi Kevin,

    When reporting 100% humidity to CWOP, it only reports 10% to the site. It reports correctly to wunderground though. I am not sure about the other sites as these are the only two I upload too.

    Thanks.

    Tue Dec 22, 07:42:00 AM PST  
    Blogger DianneAndPaul Sisson said...

    Hi Kevin,

    I am running KevinsABR20150724-2108 x64 version, it's cold again(currently -1.3 deg F) and I'm back to getting errors uploading to CWOP. I think the problem of -1 to -9 is back.

    String posted to CWOP: EW6664>APRS,TCPIP*:@042353z4435.27N/07255.30W_112/000g000t-01r000p000P000h76b10278eKevinsABR20150724-2108

    Also, I downloaded the latest x64 version (AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CS.zip which should be 2015.11.9.1951 right) and the extracted filename is AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CS.exe (no x64 in the filename). Is this the latest x64 version sans the x64 in the filename?

    Thanks
    Paul

    Mon Jan 04, 04:05:00 PM PST  
    Blogger DianneAndPaul Sisson said...

    That latest download seems to work fine. (AcuLink_Bridge_Reader_CS.zip v2015.11.9.1951)

    Mon Jan 04, 06:18:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi DianneAndPual,

    Cool. Glad the latest version is working well for you.

    Kevin

    Mon Jan 04, 08:50:00 PM PST  
    Blogger DianneAndPaul Sisson said...

    Hi Kevin,

    Brrr...Got down to -6 this morning and it looks like there is a small window between -0.5 and -0.9 that doesn't make it out to CWOP where it should be rounded to -1.

    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-6:@051225z4435.27N/07255.30W_022/001g003t-01r000p000P000h82b10342
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-4:@051230z4435.27N/07255.30W_112/000g003t0-1r000p000P000h82b10342
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-4:@051235z4435.27N/07255.30W_315/000g002t0-1r000p000P000h83b10342
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-6:@051240z4435.27N/07255.30W_068/000g002t0-1r000p000P000h83b10342
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-5:@051245z4435.27N/07255.30W_112/002g004t0-1r000p000P000h83b10342
    EW6664>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-5:@051250z4435.27N/07255.30W_158/000g004t000r000p000P000h82b10342

    7:34 AM -0.8 °F -4.7 °F 83 % WNW 1.7 mph 2.2 mph 30.54 in 0 in 0 in
    7:39 AM -0.6 °F -4.5 °F 83 % NE 0 mph 2.2 mph 30.54 in 0 in 0 in
    7:44 AM -0.6 °F -4.5 °F 83 % ESE 2.7 mph 3.7 mph 30.54 in 0 in 0 in

    Thanks again,
    Paul

    Tue Jan 05, 06:41:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Wei Yi said...

    Hi Kevin,

    I seem to be experiencing the problems with my Acurite Internet Bridge 09150TRX. Hope you can help.

    I have a TP-Link Router Model No Archer C2 AC750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C2.html) which the bridge is connected to.

    Somehow the bridge does not detect the sensors which I have placed just next to the bridge.

    However when I connect the bridge to another router TP-Link Router Model No. TL-MR3220 3G/4G Wireless N Router (http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-4691_TL-MR3220.html), the bridge detects the sensors and works just fine.


    Wanted to check with you if you know whether buying the TP-LINK - TL-SF1005D, 5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch ( http://www.lazada.sg/tp-link-tl-sf1005d-5-port-10100mbps-desktop-switch-3000168.html) and connecting it to the Gigabit Router will resolve the problem. Or what else can I do to resolve this issue

    I dont want to spend money buying the desktop switch and find out that it does not resolve the problem.

    Hope you are able to give some advice on this.

    Thanks.

    Wei Yi

    Thu Jan 07, 10:48:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Fri Jan 08, 01:18:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    I got things working in Windows 10, though I'm not sure how stable it is. I do not think Windows PCap is developed for Windows 10 yet, only up to Windows 8. It has failed a couple times but it could've been related to some other things I was doing on the laptop. Hopefully its up and stable now.

    Tue Jan 12, 03:32:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Hi Kevin,

    Recently I have encountered a issue with your program. If using multiple sensors it will begin uploading data before it has all of the necessary data after restarting the program or computer. This has caused my station to report 0F multiple times to wunderground and CWOP. Is there a way you can make it so the program waits a minute or two before uploading data to ensure it has all of the data? I know the program does check but it does not seem to work well with multiple sensors.

    Also, I do not think I have ever said thanks for all of the work that you do for this program. I and I am sure many others appreciate it. I left a small donation but I plan on donating more in the future. Again, thank you.

    Wed Jan 13, 04:42:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi DianneAndPual, Wei, Vernon, and Will: Sorry for the delay. I will be working on the bug fixes soon. And Will: Thanks for the donation. :)

    Fri Jan 15, 09:48:00 AM PST  
    Blogger Josh said...

    Do you know if you or anybody uploads their info to a personal website? If so how do they do it? I'm currently pulling the info from my WU page but it is only in text form.

    Wed Jan 20, 09:20:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Steve said...

    I spent the day trying to get this working under Windows 10. As I was about to give up in futility, suddenly data started streaming into the Bridge reader window. It took me by total surprise... and then it stopped. Think I can get it flowing again? So I have something right and something wrong. Does anyone have any step-by-step instructions for running under W10? This app is the perfect solution if I can get it working.

    Tue Jan 26, 04:30:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Vernon Marince said...

    I have mine working in Windows 10 using the 32-bit version. The instructions are the same as any other Windows machine except I use a crossover cable and share my internet connection (more stable than a bridged connection in my opinion). Update your Windows Pcap to the latest version 4.1.3 (Windows 8). There are intermittent errors with "rtupdate.wunderground.com" but only a few per day and its not a fatal error. This may have to do with Windows Pcap not being fully compatible with Windows 10, though I'm not sure.

    Wed Jan 27, 11:24:00 AM PST  
    Anonymous Steve said...

    Thanks for the suggestion. Shortly after my note, it sprang to life and has been running flawlessly for almost 24 hours. I wish I knew what changed. It may have been the bridge stabilizing? So I am going to sit and watch it hum for a while. I am running WinPcap 4.1.3 as you suggest.

    Wed Jan 27, 02:46:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Hey Kevin,
    Just wanted to give you a big Thanks for your Bridge Reader Software. It runs flawlessly, and provides data not only to Weather Underground, but to my local server as well! I am using your "Weather Display" output feature, and WD runs my entire website VIA AJAX scripts. I have implemented the SteelSeries Gauges based on collected data as well. All forecast come directly from NOAA, and are embedded as per their guidelines. It continues to be a work in progress, and a lot of fun. Kevin, you have really done a great job at turning the Acurite equipment into truly functional weather sensors. Thanks again!

    Jack Bowman

    My Site:
    http://kcofortc64.dlinkddns.com/WD/wx.html

    Weather Underground:
    http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KCOFORTC64#current

    Wed Feb 10, 03:20:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Mark Robinson said...

    I've been using the bridge with 5n1 for about a month with success. Have been trying to get your software up and running and not having luck. I read well and have gone over your docx and the process a few times. One possible issue is that four network adapters show up in your setup dialog box, and none of them is the one that I think I should be connecting with.

    This software would really do the trick for me, but I am getting a Pcap error after a long wait. There are 3 pcap dll files in the folder. The Windows framework has been installed. The bridge works well. I swear, I'll contribute to your cause if I can get something going here. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Mon Feb 15, 09:27:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Hello Mark! Sorry you are having trouble implementing the software. I might be able to help you out. I have a few questions. 1. What version of Windows? 2. 32bit or 64bit? 3. Laptop, or Desktop? 4.How many physical network adapters? If laptop then usually 2 adapters at most. An Ethernet, and a Wireless is most common, but if on a desktop then 2 Ethernet is possible.

    Jack

    Tue Feb 16, 12:01:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Mark Robinson said...

    Thanks, Jack:
    Windows 8.1 64bit laptop. Adapters I see are Realtek and TAP Windows adaptor V9. There are two others listed as Microsoft. Also, when I check the laptop through Network Adapters setting, I see Qualcomm Atheros as the only one listed, but it is not available in Kevin's program "setup". So, I am not sure which one to choose, but I did the process with all the visible ones in "setup" multiple times. I don't know if this helps at all because I'm not able to determine which is for what as far as these adapter listings go.

    Thanks again for your help.

    Tue Feb 16, 12:59:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Jack said...

    I would start by un-installing your winpcap. re-install it using this guide...

    http://www.hidownload.com/how-to-install-winpcap-on-windows-8.htm

    ignore the hidownload install. I am just using their guide. No need to install their software.

    OK Mark! Let's start out with the basics. When using a notebook computer we are going to be using your wireless adapter, and your LAN adapter(Ethernet). Your Ethernet port on your laptop should be connected to your AcuRite Bridge VIA an Ethernet cable (Cat5). Your Wifi Connection should be connected to your WiFi Router(Internet). Once this is done you need to Bridge the WiFi, and Ethernet connections...

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-a-network-bridge-windows

    At this point you should see a Microsoft Bridged Connection in Kevin's Program. You can choose the rpcap bridge, or the rpcap Lan connection. Ether one should work to capture packets. I use the LAN connection. If your laptop is a newer variety, and has no Ethernet port then you will need to get a USB2Ethernet Adapter.

    Wed Feb 17, 03:42:00 PM PST  
    Blogger Mark Robinson said...

    Welp, this is embarrassing. I can't dedicate this laptop to a hard wired ethernet cable. I did not read very well and assumed I could do everything wireless with the bridge plugged into my wi-fi router. Sorry to waste your time. I did try the scraper, though, as it looked like it would do the trick. It scapes AcuLink OK, but it will not post to WU saying that either ID or password are wrong (they aren't). It appears I can do this without hanging my laptop onto another ethernet cable, or am I wrong about that as well? Acurite really has screwed the pooch by treating the 5 n 1 a single sensor array when reporting to WU. Really need to break it up as I have a new tower that gives me much more accurate readings for temp and hum.

    Thanks for all your time. If there is anything that I am missing on the scraper, let me know. Thanks everyone, for your patience.

    Wed Feb 17, 09:22:00 PM PST  
    Anonymous Will said...

    Hi Kevin,

    Hope all is well. I am just wondering if you have any updates about the bug fixes. I think I fixed it so my station does not send out 0F temperatures after restarting the program as often. The bug is still there though, it has to do with using temperatures from one sensor (5 in 1) and humidity from another (tower). However, the 100% humidity bug when reporting to CWOP is still giving me issues. My humidity readings typically run really low (normally does not get above 90%) but sometimes it does and that causes issues.

    Thank you for your help.

    Mon Mar 14, 02:31:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kevin - appreciate the Bridge Reader program. If one has a router that does DNS resolving/forwarding where you can specify hostnames to IP, one can set www.acu-link.com as your Windows machine LAN address. The bridge will start sending data to Windows machine - then Bridge Reader can see it. No multiple network cards or interfaces needed, and no actual http server needs to be running on the Windows machine, though I would prefer this over capturing with winpcap. Perhaps Kevin you can add an option for a listener on port 80 instead of capturing all traffic. Thank you Kevin.

    Sun Jun 12, 04:58:00 AM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    To clarify, while you don't need a full HTTP server, you do need to listen/accept connections on port 80 using the method described above. This can be done with ncat from nmap.org
    in CMD prompt: ncat -l 80 -k

    Sun Jun 12, 05:39:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Anonymous: thanks. Hmm, you may be on to something. Let me experiment with this idea soon and see whether I can make it work. Thanks, Kevin

    Sun Jun 12, 02:40:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Cool program!
    Anon - bridge wants to get success message or it will stop sending some data.
    You can still do it - ncat -l 80 -k -c "echo success"

    Sun Jun 26, 04:40:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Looks like Acurite will be forcing firmware updates on exiting Aculink Bridges in the near future. The have updated the protocol. Rumor is it will alter the ability for third party products to sniff the readings from packet traffic. I have heard directly from a beta tester that the new configuration will support rapid fire 18 second updates to weather underground. Guess we will have to see? I hope there is still a way to read data from the new Bridge as I still would like the ability to use multiple sensors, and upload data to other sites.

    Tue Jul 12, 06:36:00 AM PDT  
    Anonymous Weatherguy said...

    Probably https? It's lame that Acurite uses your internet connection and just takes the data from sensors and bridge hardware you paid for, even if you don't register. I get nothing from the deal, so I don't even send the data to aculink. If this is their idea of making the bridge better, I'll switch back to capturing sensor data with SDR and report it to whomever I choose, with help from Kevin. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ACU RITE.

    Tue Jul 12, 11:36:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Jack,

    Thanks for the heads-up. Any idea as to when the new firmware will be pushed out?

    Weatherguy,

    Hard to say. I'll likely have to modify my apps in any case.


    Kevin

    Tue Jul 12, 08:16:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    It looks like the firmware upgrade will require interaction, and be by invitation. So no worries about existing third party software failing without notice

    Wed Jul 13, 10:50:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    George has posted some samples of the sniffed data up on the wxforum. Looks like it is going to be a lot easier to read. What do you think Kevin?

    Quote:
    Here's a few seconds of output to myAcurite.

    dateutc=now&action=updateraw&realtime=1&id=24C86Exxxxxx&mt=tower&sensor=00002719&humidity=15&tempf=83.8&baromin=29.92&battery=normal&rssi=3

    dateutc=now&action=updateraw&realtime=1&id=24C86Exxxxxx&mt=5N1x31&sensor=00001398&windspeedmph=9&winddir=180&rainin=0.00&dailyrainin=0.03&baromin=29.92&battery=normal&rssi=1

    dateutc=now&action=updateraw&realtime=1&id=24C86Exxxxxx&mt=tower&sensor=00002719&humidity=15&tempf=83.8&baromin=29.92&battery=normal&rssi=3

    dateutc=now&action=updateraw&realtime=1&id=24C86Exxxxxx&mt=tower&sensor=00013738&humidity=15&tempf=83.6&baromin=29.92&battery=normal&rssi=3

    dateutc=now&action=updateraw&realtime=1&id=24C86Exxxxxx&mt=5N1x38&sensor=00001398&windspeedmph=9&humidity=76&tempf=84.0&baromin=29.92&battery=normal&rssi=1
    End Quote:

    Wed Jul 27, 05:46:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Jack and all,

    Yeah, I saw that. I'll be ready to make the necessary code changes when the time comes. :-)

    Kevin

    Wed Jul 27, 07:29:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi all,

    I just got the email from Acu-Rite asking whether to proceed with the firmware upgrade to the Acu-Link bridge. I told them to proceed. I should be getting the upgrade soon.

    If you're using my apps - either the scraper or the one that intercepts the network packets from the bridge - the upgrade will break my apps until I modify the code. I will update the code for the bridge reader app first and the scraper later on.

    Keep in mind that, if you just want to simply do rapid-fire updates to Weather Underground, the newest firmware should eliminate the need for my apps. If you want to post to CWOP, PWSWeather, and other weather services, you'll need to wait for me to update my apps.

    Also, both of my apps work just fine running on Windows 10 - if you're debating whether to upgrade to Windows 10 just do it. I've been quite pleased with Windows 10.

    Kevin

    Thu Jul 28, 12:42:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Kevin, Good luck with the firmware update! I do rely on your software for the .csv file output to drive Weather Display, and my website. I also use multiple sensors. I use the 5in1 for everything but the Temp, and humidity. That comes from a solar shielded Tower sensor. I will be eagerly awaiting your update. As soon as I get my notice for my firmware update I will let you know, and be happy to help beta test the your apps if you would like. Thanks again for the great Apps!

    Jack

    Thu Jul 28, 04:18:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous MySensorsMyData said...

    Appreciate the updates Kevin - per a comment from ninchelser rapid fire is 36 seconds in current firmware so bridge reader is still needed. also its funny that acurite dont consider its users to be "sharing" data with them, they still just take it - I assume this isn't different in the new firmware? If you do implement a listener like anonymous said before, a rePOSTer to acurite for the users OPTION to SHARE.

    Fri Jul 29, 03:20:00 AM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Acurite is just "taking" your data?

    Say what?

    What exactly are they doing with "your" data? Please explain and provide evidence.

    As far as I can tell, your data isn't shared with anyone unless you specifically make it so.

    Of course, Acurite needs your data so they can forward it to your mobile device or web page so you can access it.

    Sun Jul 31, 06:33:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Observe the behavior of bridge/smarthub on the network.
    Read the Terms of Service of myAcurite regarding User Content.

    Mon Aug 01, 09:27:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    LOL! It think this is in reference to the bridge not offering an option to keep data localized. Yes, by installing the bridge you are giving Acurite permission, and allowing them to "Take" your data. Looking forward to the update Kevin.

    Mon Aug 01, 09:33:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kaizen Imperial said...

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    Tue Aug 16, 10:07:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Well, I got my invitation from Acu-Rite to update my firmware on my Aculink Bridge. I am holding of for now as I use multiple sensors, and use the text file option for Weather Display. I know you are a busy man Kevin. Looking forward to your next software update. Thanks for the great software. It just sits, and churns out the weather data without fail.

    Jack

    Sun Aug 28, 07:07:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Jack (one shouldn't says those words on an airplane),

    I plan on updating my software soon. I got my Acu-Link updated with the latest firmware a couple weeks or so ago, but my bridge crashed and I had to send it to Acu-Rite for repairs. It should be arriving on Tuesday and then I can start working on updating the code...

    Kevin

    Sun Aug 28, 11:44:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    LOL... Gee, I haven't heard that one before.

    It seems like this is happening to several people. Do they know the reason yet? Wondering if I should just get a new bridge, and save my other for backup?

    Mon Aug 29, 08:30:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    Hi Jack and all,

    I got my bridge back from Acu-Rite and it has the latest firmware. I was up really late last night reconfiguring my app to work with the new format. I've got it working for the most part, but have a few more bugs to resolve. I'll be making the new version available for download real soon.

    Kevin

    Wed Aug 31, 12:46:00 PM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Thank You Kevin! Very much looking forward to the new software. Appreciate all your hard work buddy!

    Jack

    Fri Sep 02, 11:12:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Jack said...

    Kevin,
    Would you kindly post a link were we can donate monetarily to you for your work on this project, and use of your software. You have always given this software away freely at no charge with full functionality. At this point we need to contribute to help compensate you for your time, and knowledge of programming. Thank You Kevin!

    Jack

    Sat Sep 03, 10:17:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Sat Sep 03, 06:25:00 PM PDT  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Any specific time you will be posting? Will this be to read the data off their new site? I can never get the one where it reads it right off the bridge.

    Sun Sep 04, 07:07:00 AM PDT  
    Blogger Kevin Key said...

    New version coming real soon! I may remove OpenWeatherMap support as they seemed to have abandoned the personal weather station service.

    Kevin

    Tue Sep 06, 04:53:00 PM PDT  

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