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[aprssig] APRS WX question...

John Galvin jrgalvin2 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 18:43:02 UTC 2007


A weather / digi configuration would be nice and helpful for public 
service events.

73, John - N5TIM

At 13:31 4/7/2007, you wrote:
>The Tracker2 actually has space for the weather firmware at the same time.
>I'm still working out some of the interactions, though.  You could
>conceivably run a mobile weather station, with SmartBeaconing.  Not sure
>that'd be useful, but I at least need to figure out what options make sense.
>
>Scott
>N1VG
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Chris Rose
> > Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 9:31 AM
> > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> > Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS WX question...
> >
> > Thanks for your note, I didn't know or remember who supported
> > what WX equipment for APRS.  That is slick if the firmware
> > programming is changed via computer without having to have
> > two seperate units involved.
> >
> > Chris
> > KB8UIH
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org>
> > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2007 12:12:18 PM
> > Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS WX question...
> >
> >
> > For the OpenTracker, it's not a separate hardware device, it's just a
> > different firmware load.  You can change between the two at
> > any time using
> > the configuration program.  As I said earlier, though,
> > there's no support
> > for Davis in the OpenTracker yet.
> >
> > Scott
> > N1VG
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> > > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Chris Rose
> > > Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 8:27 AM
> > > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> > > Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS WX question...
> > >
> > > One of them make a specific weather device to parse weather
> > > info to APRS.  I don't remember if it is Byonics or Open
> > > Tracker.  Do a google search and see which or if both offer it.
> > >
> > > Chris
> > > KB8UIH
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----
> > > From: Eric Weber <webmanou812 at yahoo.com>
> > > To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> > > Sent: Monday, April 2, 2007 8:21:22 PM
> > > Subject: [aprssig] APRS WX question...
> > >
> > >
> > > I've looked, and I only find partial info...
> > >
> > > Is one of the Trackers...aka "Open" or "Tiny" or "WX"
> > > tracker systems capable of sending info from a Davis
> > > Weather Wizard III wireless system?
> > > The County EM got each of the rural fire dept's one of
> > > these, and some don't have internet access, and I've
> > > been preachin' APRS and now they are asking for ...
> > > the cheapest/easiest way...
> > > >From what I've found...it doesn't look like there is a
> > > direct way to interface them...yes we have the
> > > data/APRS "dongle"...
> > >
> > > For right now, I am suggesting a TNC, computer, radio
> > > set up...
> > >
> > > At first they wanted quick and easy...but I think they
> > > are warming up to the "complete" setup above...anyway,
> > > just wanting to know if one of the tracker's can
> > > decode Davis stuff, just in case they want to go the
> > > quick and easy route...
> > > Thanks gang...
> > >
> > > 73's
> > > Eric
> > >
> > >
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