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[aprssig] Wind speed/direction

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jul 29 14:29:15 UTC 2004


Oh,

I assumed that the proposed wind-speed-only solution
had been checked on the kenwoods.  If that doesnt
work then I agree, use the format that does.  Bob, WB4APR

>>> jj at aprsworld.net 7/28/04 11:38:27 PM >>>
Scott wrote:
> >Is it ok to send ".../010"?  It appears to allow that in the spec,
> >but no examples like that are given.
Bob wrote:
> Yes, that is what I would do.  I cannot guarantee what
> client software will do with it, but I would consider that
> to be IAW the spec...
>
> Bob Bruninga
> Technical Chair, APRS-WG

Bob, I gotta say that I am upset and completely shocked at this. 

<PERSONAL POINT>
You personally belittled me for ignoring the Kenwoods when my weather
stations 
were sending the format you just described. There was a very public 
discussion of this topic on APRSSIG sometime in the last year. I would

recommend that you and everyone else on the SIG check it out.
</PERSONAL POINT>

<TECHNICAL POINTS>
After all of the personal attacks subsided it was concluded that the
Kenwood 
radios would not decode a packet like .../010 and it instead needed a
000/010 
format packet. I also recall that most everyone but you read the spec 
as .../010 being a perfectly valid report - per spec - but was not
decodeable 
by the Kenwood radios.

Being that you now have made the same "mistake" as I, and others, have
made in 
respect to sending wind speeds without wind directions, I would
recommend 
that you amend the spec to make this clear.
</TECHNICAL POINTS>

-Jim KB0THN

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