[aprssig] Adding Water Gage and VOLTS info to APRS
archer at eskimo.com
Thu Jun 29 12:40:31 CDT 2006
On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> To accomodate the addition of remote water gages to APRS,
> two symbols have been designated for such use:
> /w is the water symbol
> \w is the flood symbol
> Typically a water gage above flood stage would switch to the
> flood symbol. The water level is added as a fixed length
> field of Fxxxx where xxxx is from -999 to +999 centimeters.
This conflicts with hundreds or perhaps thousands of Firenet weather
objects. 'F' = Fuel Temperature, 'f' = Fuel Moisture.
> In addition, we are adding Vvvv for indicating volts in tenths.
> Thus V128 would be 12.8 volts for this instrument.
Note that we use "vis" for visibility in miles for some Firenet
> The proposed spec is shown on the APRS1.2 proposed
> addendum page:
Where'd the water gauge stuff originate? We've been doing river
gauges for years now on Firenet. Is somebody else coming up with
a different format now?
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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