I have re-enabled MQTT and am keeping a close eye on it.
I will update if I have to turn it off again.
My Python script wasn't working a few mins ago (hence posting on the 'Outage' thread) but seems to have recovered now.
Thanks Clive, only receiving one MQTT message for my device every 5-10mins currently.
I managed one at 10:27:55 (just to check it was working) using my PC then using my old mob :-
I usually aim for getting a meter reading on the half hour. 4 secs early at 10:30 is fairly normal; 27secs late at 11:00 was unusual (but since we're not importing at moment I wasn't too bothered)
11:29:57 i.e. 3 secs early
12:00:08 i.e. 8 secs late
12:29:56 i.e. 4 secs early
Nothing too dreadful there but timings are usually all in same direction and within a few secs of the true half hour
At a guess, the 12:00 attempt took longer than usual to connect ?
Script's log shows :-
06 Feb 11:59:53 : Reading Requested
06 Feb 11:59:53 : Seeking message
06 Feb 12:00:09 : Received message
i.e. payload received 16secs after request
06 Feb 12:29:53 : Reading Requested
06 Feb 12:29:54 : Seeking message
06 Feb 12:29:56 : Received message
i.e. payload received 3secs after request - which is much more normal
For comparison the 11:00 reading took 37secs to arrive.
06 Feb 10:59:53 : Reading Requested
06 Feb 10:59:53 : Seeking message
06 Feb 11:00:30 : Received message