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[aprssig] Weather Stations and Net Neutrality

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 15:17:53 UTC 2008


The positionless weather is a bit frustrating for mobile displays.
What good is the weather informaiton if you don't know if its 10 miles
away or 100?  When I'm near home I know where the nearby weather
stations are transmitting from, but when I'm traveling, unless the
station transmits its position, the packet isn't very helpful.

Joe

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>
> And this positionless Weather is the most frustrating kluge on APRS since it was first proposed in 1995!  It drives me nuts!  It violates the fundamental principles of APRS that each packet is self-contained and does not depend on aprior info to make sense.
>
> These positionless weather reports from fixed stations that only send their position once an hour or even once every 30 minutes means that their 5 minute WX data is useless to anyone for up to 30 minutes or an hour.
> Bob, Wb4APR




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