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[aprssig] Stand Alone WX

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jun 22 18:03:23 UTC 2009


> The TM-D710 does not decode [the WX station]
> unless I set the wx station wrong. 
> Tyler

Can you explain a bit more?  The D710 is supposed to decode the
Pete Bros stand-alone format.  What do you mean by setting it
wrong?

Thanks
Bob

> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Robert 
> Bruninga<bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> >> Speaking of Peet Brothers...
> >> We set up an 2100 running directly into a TNC
> >> for the Weather Service (KF6RAL-3)and noticed
> >> the data never gets seen by the Kenwood radios.
> >
> > We did not expect to see raw WX formats on the air.  At the
time
> > of the APRS spec, there were 4 different formats from Peet
Bros,
> > and 3 different instruments from Davis, and new ones were
being
> > introduced every year.  It was impossible to see the future
and
> > see what would be the dominant formats.  The APRS spec only
had
> > one, and it was assumed that any remote APRS WX station
would
> > have a processor to convert to the on-air APRS format.
> >
> > Now Opentrack and Byonics and others have stations that can
do
> > the conversions.
> >
> > Also the TM-D710 does decode the Peet Packet mode on the
air...
> > I think...
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Kriss A. Kliegle
> >> <kliegle at myfairpoint.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>       I've been running a Peet for years as a stand alone
WX
> >> digi. Since my site is solar powered, the power consumption
> >> is minimal. Just don't use/buy one w/a humidity sensor.
They
> >> don't last but a few months, gave up replacing them.
Another
> >> issue yet to be resolved is the flow of WX data to the
KPC-3,
> >> usually in winter.Data will stop being updated and will
send
> >> same temp and winds every transmission, or it will be
corrupt
> >> and give rediculous temp and wind readings until I climb
the
> >> hill and reset the Peet Bro WX Station, KPC-3, and/or both.
I
> >> thought it was temperature related, but installing
everything
> >> in a styrofoam cooler and using the heat of the radio's
> >> finals ( IC-2000 ) still didn't stop the unreliable WX
data.
> >> Temp in the cooler was >60, even in the coldest of winter
WX
> > in NH.
> >>
> >>       Kriss KA1GJU (-3 WX Digi)
> >>
> >>
> >>
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> >>
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> >> N7UWX
> >>
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> Tyler Griffiths
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