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[aprssig] Accuracy of data on APRS

Russ Chadwick russ at wxqa.com
Sat Jun 9 15:15:57 UTC 2007


Rick Green wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Andrew Rich wrote:
>
>> You have to wonder.
>>
>> I am seeing some weather stations around my area.
>>
>> One says 100 % humidty and -17 deg celcius.
>>
>> Another says 12.2 deg celcius, and another a few miles away says 19 deg
>> celcius.
>>
>> What is the point of having them if they are reporting rubbish ?
>>
>   I was wondering along those same lines...
>
> WHile at Dayton, I succumbed to an impulse and bought a refurbished 
> Peetbros. Ultimeter  500 station, with the intention of integrating it 
> into my xastir aprs implementation.  Where can I find info on the 
> proper location and calibration of sensors so that my observations can 
> contribute to the collective knowledge rather than confuse?
>
Rick,

Here's a place with the information on "the proper location and 
calibration of sensors so that my observations can contribute to the 
collective knowledge rather than confuse".

http://www.wxqa.com/resources.html

Also, note that for weather stations located in North America, 
CWOP/APRSWXNET provides feedback to station operators on the quality of 
their data.

Russ  KB0TVJ





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