[aprssig] Setting up a KPC-3+ with a Davis WX station
vk5jfk at activ8.net.au
Fri Jan 19 12:20:48 CST 2007
I have one of these Wx stations and the TNC must be in "transparent"
mode for any of the data to be transmitted .The data logger comes from
Wx console to the TNC. This way it can act as standalone Wx station
Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> ... to setup a Davis ProVantage II with a KPC-3+ to send
>> out WX data back to my QTH to hit my igate...
>> ... this setup is located on a remote mountaintop...
>> ... I want to broadcast the WX data every 10 minutes
>> direct to my station at home ...
>> there will be no digipeater functions ...
> I assume no digi is "needed" otherwise this is a real
> opportunity.... A KPC3+ makes an excelent digipeater. Even if
> there are other digipeaters nearby, then you have a great
> opportunity to make this an alt-input digi for hearing weak
> signal or handheld APRS trackers. Just set up the TNC as a full
> function APRS digi, put RX on 144.99 and TX on 144.39. This
> will offer an alternate, uncongested input for local low power
> APRS stations. Don't waste such a good site...
> Please check out the remote SYSOP capabilityies of the KPC-3+
> and also its ability to send APRS telemety for monitoring such
> things as the battery voltage and charge current, temperature,
> etc of your remote system. Also you can change parameters
> remotely. Also you can have up to 3 remote controolled on/off
> switches you can also control remotely with the KPC3.
> One problem with these remote WX stations, is that their on-air
> format is not "standard" APRS WX format and they are not
> therefore decoded by mobiles. SO your approach of just linking
> it back to your station direct makes sense and then your base
> station can then do the formatting to APRS and sending it to the
> network. APRSdos had a mode that would do this. IT would take
> raw WX data off the air, and then re-format it to standard
> format, and then re-send it so that it showed properly on the
> front panel of the D7 and D700 radios.
> Maybe other programs do this too, etc...
> Bob, WB4aPR
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