I have a Peet Ultimeter 2100. It’s got a Peet PRO rain gauge (1/100 of an inch, or 0.25mm, data collection).
On my weather station console for yesterday I show 41.91 mm of rain was counted.
On the data Weather Display collected and sent to the places I’m serving (Weather Underground and APRS.fi), I’m only showing 16.5mm.
The Ultimeter console is configured to read from the rain gauge correctly.
It is configured to send data out in Data Logger mode.
I see the data “light” flashing on the WD screen and the data quality is reported to be good.
I have enabled the raw data output in WD per my previous thread, but all I get there is a file with a bunch of ‘final buffer’ values listed - I have no idea which is the rain and what units or values it is.
On the Control Panel > Station Type > Ultimeter/Acu-Rite page, there are checkboxes which say “0.01 in rain gauge”, “0.1 in rain gauge”, and “* 10 rain amount needed”. No matter what I check for the first two, whenever the program is launched after the computer reboots, it resets to “0.1 in rain gauge”. First of all - is that 0.1 inch rain gauge, or 0.1 units are in(side) the rain gauge? I can’t find a help file that will explain this to me.
Everything else appears to be working right in my setup except that the rainfall is not reporting properly in WD and to the services I’m feeding. Right now, my Ultimeter console shows 3.56mm, but my WD screen and the services I feed say I’ve only had 1.52mm.
With the Ultimeter PRO rain gauge, what should my settings be in WD?
In WD, I have said that “I have metric rain” (right above “0.1 in rain gauge” on the Control Panel > Station Type > Ultimeter/Acu-Rite page). However, in the Ultimeter 2100 manual, the setting for 0.25mm (step 2, page 28) doesn’t indicate that metric rain will be sent - only step 4 on page 29 (0.1mm setting) states that. Should I be running with “metric rain” set to no (in WD) instead?
I’ll try to get some input/insight from Peet as well, but from what I’m seeing here, all the hardware is working fine - and all the readings coming into the software (WD) are good too, with the exception of the rain data. I feel pretty confident it’s some kind of misconfiguration I’ve done in WD, but I am at a total loss to what the solution is.
Thanks (again) in advance!