[aprssig] WXBOT -- weather forecast via APRS Message

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 2 17:00:35 CST 2016


My personal opinion is that the CWOP stations are just clutter on the map when watching, or looking for/at hams.  This is especially true when looking at the nearest stations list.  Having a low quality weather report in my neighborhood is not as desirable as a high quality report 50 miles away.   Besides, if I'm driving around, I already know what the weather IS where I'm at. 

More and more information isn't necessarily better information.


-- 
 Regards, Steve Noskowicz
 Science & Technical Advisor
 http://www.challengerillinois.org/

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On Tue, 2/2/16, Max Harper via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [aprssig] WXBOT -- weather forecast via APRS Message
 To: "Monty Wilson" <jwilson16 at cableone.net>, "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
 Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 12:35 PM
 
 I
 wouldn't recommend using CWOP or Ham weather stations.
 Way too many of them are wrong. I'd rather have a
 verified source.
  
 Max
 KG4PID
  
      From: Monty Wilson via
 aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
  To: 'Martin
 Nile' <martin.nile at gmail.com>; 'TAPR APRS
 Mailing List' <aprssig at tapr.org> 
 
 Sent: Tuesday,
 February 2, 2016 11:15 AM
  Subject: Re: [aprssig]
 WXBOT -- weather forecast via APRS Message
  
  
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 #yiv3146907800 Nice app.  I just tried the weather
 for my local airport.  It worked well.  Have you looked
 into using the CWOP stations for weather.  Probably more
 complicated than finding the nearest airport, but it may
 return more local current conditions since some airports can
 be a ways away.  Thanks for your
 work  Monty Wilson,
 NR0A/AP677jwilson16 at cableone.net  From: aprssig
 [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Martin
 Nile via aprssig
 Sent: Monday,
 February 01, 2016 11:15 AM
 To: TAPR
 APRS Mailing List
 Subject: [aprssig]
 WXBOT -- weather forecast via APRS Message  The WXBOT weather forecast
 via APRS message program has been
 updated.
  The
 program now responds to messages addressed to WXBOT as well
 as KI6WJP  The program now recognizes
 any US callsign, and returns a forecast for the address
 listed in the FCC ULS.  Even if the callsign has never
 transmitted a position via APRS.  The FCC ULS data is
 courtesy of the call.n0agi.com
 server.
  The
 program now recognizes all ICAO metar stations (i.e KJFK, or
 KSFO etc...) and returns a METAR report for the station.
  (TAF forecasts will be added in the
 future.)  Here are some example weather
 queries sent to WXBOTKSFO   -- returns metar
 report for San Francisco International AirportKSFO brief -- returns a brief
 weather forecast for SFO (not TAF)NZSP   -- returns metar
 report from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station,
 Antarcticametar  
 -- returns a metar report for the ICAO metar station nearest
 to your location.Any
 US callsign  -- returns a weather forecast for the address
 listed in the FCC ULS.whois CALLSIGN -- returns FCC
 ULS data for given callsign.The "whois" option
 is a side feature not directly related to weather, but since
 I had access to the data, I added the feature.
  
  For a
 complete list of features see https://sites.google.com/site/ki6wjp/wxbot  --Martin
 NileKI6WJP  
  
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