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Dave Sloan desloan at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 11 12:51:07 UTC 2004


Now for some reason the warnings are not working in the DOS program. I'll
check again this evening to see what I get (although they say tonight will
not be as bad as the last couple of nights).

Thanks,
Dave N0EOP

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Dave Sloan
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 10:15 PM
To: hgerhardt at wavecable.com; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] WinAPRS WX Warnings


I have loaded Tiger maps and still not getting warnings to show. I do get
them in the DOS map. Need to try rebooting since getting the Tiger maps.
But, doubt that will have any effect. Any other ideas out there. With the
weather we are currently having I sure would like to get the warnings to
work.

Thanks,
Dave N0EOP
Colorado Springs, CO.

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Herb Gerhardt
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 11:16 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: RE: [aprssig] WinAPRS WX Warnings


Yes, Ui-view works properly with NWS Weather Warnings.

However, if you want to run WinAPRS instead of Ui-View, then I recommend
opening two windows and tile them.  The PM Version 5 window on the left will
NOT display the Weather Warnings, and a DOS map on the right one third of
the screen which will display the Weather Warnings.  Since PM will not
display at full screen for Version 2.7.5, this is a good alternative to just
leaving the screen partially blank.  And yes, the Weather Warnings will
display properly if you use the Tiger Maps these are Mark Sproul's maps of
choice.  I am not sure if PM Version 6 maps will work with WinAPRS since I
do not have that CD.

Incidentally, the weather warnings on WinAPRS Version 2.5.1 and earlier do
not work anymore since the Weather Service changed their format, so you will
have to go to a later version of WinAPRS if you want that feature.

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.org

My NEW Email Address:  hgerhardt at wavecable.com


> -----Original Message-----
>>
> I run UI-View and Precision Mapping 6.0.  NWS Warming area's work fine for
> me.  I have done nothing special to make it happen.  Don't know what your
> problem might be.  I also get NWS objects.  They usually aren't within the
> warning areas.  If you place the curser on the object it will be
> identified.
>
> Dave
> W4VOR
>>
> > As I recall, precision mapping's maps are BMP images rendered by the PM
> > engine.  This is different that winaprs maps which are drawn by
> > winaprs.  This difference causes the colored polygons of a WX warning to
> > not show because it is drawn first, then the BMP image from PM is
> > overlayed covering it.  The solution is to run winaprs with the Tiger
> > map files so that it can render pretty maps as well as the wx warnings.
> >
> > Wes
> >
> > Dave Sloan wrote:
> >
> > >HI,
> > >  Running WINAPRS 2.7.5 and if I have the wx warnings showing until I
> open
> > >Precision Mapping. Then the only thing that show is an icon at
> the center
> of
> > >the warning. Is this normal or do I have something set up wrong?
> > >
> > >Tnx & 73,
> > >Dave N0EOP


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