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[aprssig] WX converter

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Wed Mar 15 13:31:40 UTC 2006


On Mar 15, 2006, at 8:22 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> The WX format itself is extensible.  Just add additional fields
> on the end.  This keeps it in the "complete" format where
> a single packet has everything you need to know about that
> WX report.  1) What the WX is and 2) WHERE it is.
>

The problem with this is that all programs then need to be modified  
to make use of it, and it is difficult to read. Another option to  
consider is sending the extra data as telemetry values, in which case  
the findU telemetry features can be used to graph it (and support  
exists in various ways in other programs as well), but it is less  
readable than plain text.

If all you care about is human readable text, status is a good place  
to send it.

Steve K4HG




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