[aprssig] Are Positionless Weather Report packets supported by APRS-IS and/or aprs.fi?

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Mar 4 13:08:06 CST 2014


Got a station ID that we can look at specifically?  Or a sample packet 
that you think you're sending?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 3/4/2014 1:22 PM, Andrew P. wrote:
> Greetings, all.
>
> Per info explained to me in a previous exchange on this mailing list, 
> it appears that only APRS stations with a weather station symbol code 
> "_" can include weather information in their position reports and 
> expect to have other stations successfully decode it as weather data. 
> Since my software (YAAC) allows a station to be a digipeater, an 
> I-gate, AND be connected to weather sensors at the same time, it would 
> be nice to be able to send that weather data. So I updated the 
> software so that, if the user has weather data to send and wants to 
> send it, but isn't beaconing a weather station symbol, a Positionless 
> Weather Report message (APRS 1.0.1 spec, chapter 12) will be sent 
> after the position report to carry the weather data.
>
> However, I'm not seeing the positionless weather report messages from 
> my station on aprs.fi. Are they being filtered out by the APRS-IS 
> servers, or by aprs.fi itself? Or is there some obscure transmission 
> bug I still need to fix?
>
> Any advice would be welcome.
>
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
> author of YAAC
>
>
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