[aprssig] NWSRVR

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Sun Oct 21 09:52:48 CDT 2007

Dale did some work in this area with his WXSVR.  I don't know what happened to that part of the project.  Of course, WXSVR does generate objects for all major warnings (and some watches) which can be and are gated to RF by local IGate sysops.  It is important to note that you don't want the text of the various watches and warnings to be broadcast over APRS for one simple reason: there is a -lot- of text in each NWS watch and warning which would quickly overload an RF network.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bennett, Joe
> Posted At: Sunday, October 21, 2007 9:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] NWSRVR
> How about based on position to narrow it down to the county (keep RF
> utilization lower)... It'll also be a benefit for travelers that may
> not
> know what county they are in...??? May require a database lookup or the
> position may be sent after the message is transmitted... Can't remember
> if all clients do that or not...???
> Richard N. Piper IV wrote:
> > This idea came to me last night after using CGSRVR. What if someone
> > came up with a server NWSRVR and when  you send to NWSRVR with the
> > message of NW <State Code> NW <State Code> you would get back all the
> > National Weather Watch and Warnings for that State.
> >
> > Example send a message NWSRVR with the text of the message being NW
> IL
> > NW IL you would get all the National Weather Watch and Warnings sent
> > back to you on APRS

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