[aprssig] US Weather forecast via APRS message
knineudx at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 06:51:27 CST 2016
Just tried it out and it worked like a charm.
On 1/21/2016 7:03 PM, Martin Nile via aprssig wrote:
> I am in the process of working on a program which provides a US
> Weather forecast
> via APRS message. I have most of the kinks worked out and it is ready
> for testing
> by a larger group.
> Send a single character APRS message to KI6WJP and the program will
> respond with a
> brief forecast for your location.
> You can specify "where" and "when" you want the forecast. If you wish
> a full forecast
> add the word "full" to your "where" and "when". The full forecast is
> spread across
> multiple APRS message. The default "brief" forecast usually fits
> within a single
> "where" is any APRS callsign/object, zipcode, grid, or decimal lat/lon
> as long as it is
> located in a place covered by the US National Weather Service.
> "when" is any day of the week with optional night. I.e. Wednesday night
> The forecast is derived from the US National Weather Service point
> Usually the forecast is produced within 1 or 2 seconds, but during
> periods of
> heavy activity, the weather service can take 20 or 30 seconds.
> The latitude/longitude for the requested object is extracted from
> api.aprs.fi <http://api.aprs.fi>,
> As a result, anything that appears on aprs.fi <http://aprs.fi> is
> valid including
> CWOP stations and AIS ships.
> Here are some example forecast requests that can be sent to KI6WJP:
> Any message less than 3 characters
> Returns a brief forecast for the current location of the sending
> Tomorrow 96067
> Returns tomorrow's forecast for Mount Shasta, CA
> Returns the forecast for tonight at your current location
> Tuesday night full
> Returns the Tuesday night full forecast at your current location.
> Returns the current forecast for the location of station W1AW
> usna-1 Sunday
> Returns the forecast for the Army Navy football game on Sunday.
> (Assuming usna-1 is at the stadium)
> Returns the forecast for the center of maidenhead grid CN81uh
> Returns the forecast for the summit of Mount Whitney.
> Currently the program is running on a raspberry Pi on a home dsl
> internet connection.
> The program is single threaded and can handle a single forecast
> request at a time.
> Things are still in development and may break at any time.
> Obviously for this to work via RF, a transmit capable i-gate is necessary.
> Many thanks to Heikki for Ham::APRS::IS, Ham::APRS::FAP and
> api.aprs.fi <http://api.aprs.fi> that made
> this easy.
> For more information see: https://sites.google.com/site/ki6wjp/wxbot
> Martin Nile
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