[aprssig] US Weather forecast via APRS message

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Jan 24 10:44:14 CST 2016


On 1/24/2016 11:00 AM, David Andrzejewski via aprssig wrote:
> I've tried sending a single-character message, my zip code, my callsign, and
> all I get back is:
>
> 10:54:00< Unable to get a forecast for point 41.49173/-81.43828
>
> I tried zip code 90210 and it worked.
>
> 10:53:11> KD8TWG (*5-10:53:45)
> 10:54:00< Unable to get a forecast for point 41.49173/-81.43828
> 10:58:12> 90210 (*5-10:58:46)
> 10:58:49< 4 Miles W Hollywood CA. High Surf Advisory, Today,Sunny High 64F
>
> This is all going over RF... I operate an RX/TX igate/digi in my area.
>

Considering that West Hollywood is at least 10 miles from the nearest ocean 
frontage in Santa Monica, and that ocean frontage has 50-foot high bluffs, a 
surf advisory for West Hollywood would be more like a tsunami !



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