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[aprssig] Accuracy of data on APRS

John L. Wilson jwilson at ncfcomm.com
Sat Jun 9 20:00:33 UTC 2007


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weather data add to the collective data used by researchers and NWS, you can
also get data on the quality of your data.


Monty Wilson, NR0A, AP677
jwilson at ncfcomm.com

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Rick Green
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 09:11
To: vk4tec at people.net.au; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Cc: ozaprs
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Accuracy of data on APRS

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 Green

Confucious say: "The man with one watch knows what time it is.  The man 
with two isn't sure."

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