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[aprssig] Weather Formats and New Radiation Parameter

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Wed Jan 6 17:54:27 UTC 2010

Solar or ionizing radiation?  For the former, I like watts/m^2.  For the 
latter, Roentgens or maybe C/kg.


Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Update to APRS WX formats
> A new radiation field Xxxxx has been proposed by IZ6RDB for the
> reporting of background radiation levels from such equipped
> weather stations.  This was proposed months and years ago, but I
> cannot find where it ever formally made into the APRS weather
> spec addendum 1.2.
> So I have now added it as a proposal.  We need to define the
> value field "xxxx" to be between 3 and 4 bytes, so we need an
> agreed set of units?  Any experts care to comment?
> Additionaly the provision for FLOOD levels and battery VOLTS was
> added back in 2006 and so I have folded those into the same
> overall APRS12 update in this new file:
> http://aprs.org/aprs12/weather-new.txt
> I will admit that in the past, I left most of the Weather
> details to Dale Hugley and never fully documented what was going
> on with weather warnings, etc and left the documentation of such
> up to others.  If Dale has moved on to other things, who is the
> new weather czar that is filling that coordination role? And can
> make sure that we have a single reference for Weather stuff...
> Bob, Wb4APR
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