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Fixing Weather monitor (wth)

If the weather is either not updating (basically every few mins, no weather or sensor is that stable) then the system will need a reset.

The different antennas have different systems getting the weather.

Katherine (Ke)

Katherine gets its weather from a server with a script “” which runs on computer dell2ke to log on:

 vncviewer dell2ke 

the password is the usual one.

From here, you need to make sure that only one version of is running:

 ps -ef | grep grabMET 

should output something like this

observer  8124  7723  0 21:28 pts/1    00:00:00 grep -i grabMET
observer  9860  3750  0 20:57 pts/0    00:00:00 /bin/bash ./
observer 21964 21753  0 21:09 ?        00:00:00 /bin/bash /home/observer/

Anyway, in ye old vnc window, just close everything. The program which runs some java normally goes to the MET website and downloads the current values. It pipes it into the /tmp/wth file (which you can read with “cat /tmp/wth”). If this file is not being overwritten then it will keep reading the same values.

Then re-run the script with


Watch it for a little bit, make sure that is is working then see if the values are updating with


Hobart (Hb)


Yarragadee (Yg)


/home/www/auscope/opswiki/data/pages/operations/fixwth.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/13 12:22 by Patrick Yates