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5 Mar 2007
WeatherLink 5.7.1 was released today.
5 Mar 2007
Updater for VP1 Console is now available on the Davis support site.

It was posted today (March 5)

Strangely, it's called vp_firmware_11-20-06.zip but it contains a flash.bin dated 3/5/2007. The documentation says

"Now supports new daylight savings time dates.

External software can now detect if the console is on daylight savings time or not when in "auto detect" mode."

I have no idea why Davis would call this Firmware version Nov 20, 2006.
20 Mar 2006
At least for the Cabled VP2 - and probably for the wireless VP2 - there is apparently a significant bug in the latest console firmware update. The latest firmware was released on 2/2/06. For the cabled VP2, the firmware date is actually November 30, 2005 (and November 28 for the wireless firmware). I have worked for over 2 weeks with Davis to confirm the problem (including swapping out the console with one sent by Davis). At the moment, it seems that Davis has confirmed the PROBLEM, but has not found where in the firmware the cause exists.

The problem exists in handling of stations with higher elevations. My station is at 7320 feet. With the new firmware, the barometer reading randomly changes from around 30 inches to around 24 inches, and then goes back to 30. This happens at random times from several hours to over a day.

As a test, I changed the station elevation to 5490, and got random changes from normal barometer to readings around 28.2 inches.

Davis' suggested workaround is to set the station elevation to zero. Of course, that works, but slightly messes up other corrections.

Davis is located near sea level, so their testing apparently can't (at the moment) catch this problem.

If anyone else has a VP2 with latest firmware, and is located at high elevation, I would like to compare notes.
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