[aprssig] Interesting Joint Venture between Hams and Industry

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Tue May 20 19:47:55 CDT 2014


This is cool. Alas, my county has already supplied weather stations to the county ARES/RACES group here. I'm actually working on a project to connect the ARES I-gate directly to the county GIS system (they're on the same LAN already), so the EOC can get real-time weather feeds from our 22 fixed weather stations without having to depend on an external Internet connection or someone hand-reading or hand-typing all the data.

Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
author of YAAC
member, Chester County (PA) ARES/RACES

> Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 15:41:19 -0400
> From: jgorkos at gmail.com
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Interesting Joint Venture between Hams and Industry
> 
> The long version:
> 
> http://www.arrl.org/news/view/oklahoma-grant-will-fund-amateur-radio-based-skywarn-location-tracking-system
> 
> The Short Version:
> The East Central Oklahoma Electrical Coop is granting $3700 to Oklahoma
> Skywarn hams for the purchase and installation of an IGate, several
> digis, and some mobile APRS stations to be deployed alongside active
> skywarn volunteers during storm-spotting missions.
> 
> I'd really like to see the grant proposal they used, since it seems like
> something that could be replicated across the country.  I just noticed
> that one of my elmers from 25 years ago, Ben Joplin, WB5VST, was listed
> as key to getting this done. I'll see if I can pry it out of him.
> 
> John Gorkos
> AB0OO
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