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[aprssig] >APTHWX ToCall?

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Mon Jul 16 14:49:36 UTC 2012


On Mon, 16 Jul 2012, Boyd Prestwood K5YKG wrote:

> On 7/16/2012 8:26 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>> Does anyone have any knowledge of the >APTHWX ToCall?  It is not listed at 
>> http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt but is the source of many 
>> (non-amateur radio, it seems) APRS-IS weather packets, all available if you 
>> use a filter of e/APTHWX-1.  These packets are available on both the 
>> APRS-IS servers as well as firenet.us.
>> 
>
> Just as HGX is the National Weather service designator for Houston/Galveston 
> Texas radar, HWX seems to be associated with Hawaii.
>
> The latitude sure looks invalid and the longitude cuts through West Texas... 
> sorta far from Hawaii!
>
> "APT" would be the start of a TinyTrak tracker TOCALL but the whole thing 
> could just be a "personal" made-up TOCALL...

Since it's referring a to a Thailand weather website, I'm assuming they're 
using the ISO country code to designate APTHWX as "AP" "Thailand" "Weather"

-- 
Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/





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