[aprssig] Weather Stations and Net Neutrality
tim_cunningham at charter.net
Tue Aug 12 10:55:24 CDT 2008
I am not sure how I fat fingerd this one.
I meant to say the MesoWest log contained data at 15 minute intervals just
as the CWOP site stated.
Tim - N8DEU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Cunningham" <tim_cunningham at charter.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Weather Stations and Net Neutrality
> Thanks for the heads-up. I confirmed this by downloading a log from
> for a station transmitting every 3 minutes. The log contained data at 5
> minute intervals just as the CWOP site stated.
> Tim - N8DEU
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cap Pennell" <cap at cruzio.com>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Weather Stations and Net Neutrality
>>I also believe WX packets once every 5 minutes is a too frequent routine
>> (especially on VHF), and especially if sent over more than one digipeater
>> hop. I hope you will consider giving your fellow hams on VHF a bit of a
>> break. NWS doesn't have any use for the data more frequently than once
>> every 15 minutes.
>> 73, Cap KE6AFE
>> The following is from the FAQ at
>> http://www.wxqa.com/faq.html .
>> 1. How often should I send data? Any packet rate that you are comfortable
>> with is fine with us as long as it is not faster than one data packet
>> 9 or 10 minutes. Right now data are sent from findu.com to NOAA every 15
>> minutes, so one packet every 10 minutes is adequate. We recommend that
>> set your software so that the first packet of the hour is sent in the
>> that matches the last number in your CW ID or ham callsign. The purpose
>> this is to even out the data flow received by the APRS-IS servers to
>> the number of connects at multiples of 5 minutes after top of the hour.
>> your application does not let you set the start time or if your last
>> is 0 or 5, select a time interval of 9 or 11 minutes.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
>>> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Daron Wilson
>>> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 17:27 PM
>>> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
>>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Weather Stations and Net Neutrality
>>> Most of our 11 weather stations are not base stations, they are
>>> on hilltops.
>>> At any rate, the whole reason to transmit is to provide information. We
>>> transmit weather every 5 minutes and believe that to be reasonable. The
>>> data that is transmitted from the weather station can change
>>> considerably in
>>> 5 minutes, and we find this service to be valuable to our supporters and
>>> especially the NWS.
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