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[aprssig] Is WXSVR Permanently Defunct???

Michael Francoeur mfranc at myfairpoint.net
Tue Jul 28 20:33:02 UTC 2009

I would also like to learn the status of WXSVR.


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Stephen H. Smith
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 4:52 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: [aprssig] Is WXSVR Permanently Defunct???

It's been several weeks now since the stream of messages from "WXSVR"  
that light up the National Weather Service shape file overlays on APRS 
maps has stopped. 

At first, I thought this was some sort of technical glitch or temporary 
interruption.  Now I am wondering if this is permanent.   As I recall, 
about a year ago, the sysop of WXSVR announced he was going to shut down 
the server; then changed his mind a week or so later.   

During the interruption, some discussion appeared on this list about 
developing a replacement, but was dropped when WXSVR re-appeared.   

Currently, I see that AE5PL is injecting APRS point objects and simple 
APRS area objects for weather events into the APRS IS, but not the 
control codes to "light up" the colored transparent "shape file"  

Is there any plan to resume the WXSVR shape file service?

View weather activity for whole continental US here:


WARNING:  Large (1800 x 980 pixel) bitmap image -- scroll right and down 
in most browsers to see east coast and U.S. south-east.



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