[aprssig] Weather Stations and Net Neutrality
vk3jfk at amsat.org
Sat Aug 16 16:55:39 CDT 2008
> > here in Australia we need to use positionless-weather
> > data as it is currently the only way we can get
> > weather information from the Government
> > Weather Authority out to APRS RF.
> I don't understand. No matter where you get WX data, there has
> to be a location where the weather data was taken. The only
> question is whether that data is added to a LAT/LONG in every WX
> packet or only "associated" once an hour with a separate
> position report from that WX station. Maybe you are referring
> to all the other weather products and information. But still a
> hurricane report is useless without knowing where it is. A
> tornado report is useless without konwing where it is. A rain
> report is useless without identifing where the rain gage is..
> > We don't have the same facilities available to us
> > here as you do in the US.
> I don't understand how you can do anything with WX data without
> knowing where it was measured?
We get the wx data from the Authority and transmit it as
positionless-weather. Then the posit beacon is sent after the wx data from
the APRS station.
2008-08-16 09:15:04 UTC:
2008-08-16 09:25:04 UTC:
These are all fixed automatic wx services from the Authority. Cyclone
tracking is done with data from a different Authority and does include
position information. We rarely have tornados here and there is no system to
Here each states weather Authority has a different format to represent the
data. With 8 states that's 8 formats we have to contend with. We are trying
to work out a way to implement the US APRS NWS mapping and sever weather
warning but the formatting is the problem.
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