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[aprssig] convert serial weather data to tcp socket

Curt Mills archer at eskimo.com
Wed Jul 28 08:18:28 UTC 2004


On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Curt Mills wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Tyler Allison wrote:
>
> > I have an Oregon Scientific WMR-968 Weather Station currently hooked up to
> > a Linux box running the wx200d software.  This is all fine and dandy and
> > works like a charm.
> >
> > I want to replace the Linux server, since it does nothing but convert
> > serial weather data into something I can get via a TCP port from a remote
> > webserver.
>
> > Does anybody know of a way to take serial output from a WMR-968 and make
> > it available via a tcp port WITHOUT installing any 'virtual serial'
> > drivers?
>
> It would be hard to do with a C or a Perl program.

I meant "not" hard to do.


> > What would be great is to be able to connect to say...port 8888 and have
> > the device spew serial data over the TCP session.
>
> Similarly to how GPSD works for GPS data?
>
>
> > Another option might be to take the WMR-968 data, run it through a device
> > to convert it to an APRS weather data packet and make that available via
> > TCP port 8888
> >
> > I know I COULD connect the WMR968 up to a radio and transmit the weather
> > data on APRS but I am unable to hit a reliable IGATE in my area with even
> > 50watts of power so my only option is to go ethernet.
>
> Since you said you want to get rid of the Linux server, I can't
> directly answer it.
>
> What you could do though is run Xastir and wx200d on that machine.
> Xastir can connect to the 'net and send the weather packets out.
> The latest CVS version of Xastir also has a listening socket on port
> 2023 that will spit out all data received from the 'net and all data
> that Xastir and any connected clients transmit.
>
>

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