[aprssig] Snow and Visibility on APRS
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Aug 19 19:43:51 CDT 2010
Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> As I recall the 's' field for snow is overloaded with another
>> field for something else, solar index perhaps? While you're
>> there looking at this stuff, perhaps you could fix that up
> The other "s" is for wind speed in the usless positionless
> weather report format used by WinAPRS which was always an
> anathma to APRS. It makes no sense to have a weather report
> without konwing where the report IS...
> So there is no conflict. If one wants to transmt a snow report,
> then don't use WinAPRS format and use the "complete" format
It would be real nice to see precision addressed appropriately for
meteorological observations... TTT.t, for example, PPPP.pp, wind which
could be reported in knots or meters/sec, with at least SSS.s precision.
That's on my wishlist.
Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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