[aprssig] New hurricane storm type codes?
vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sun Sep 17 16:58:33 CDT 2017
The US has Hurricanes, Asia has Typhoons, and Australia has Tropical
Cyclones. A decaying TC is referred to as a Tropical Low. Why be the
same when we can all be different:-)
On 18/09/17 05:41, spam8mybrain wrote:
> Greetings, all.
> With the high occurrences of hurricanes, typhoons, and related storms
> this year, I've been monitoring for APRS position and object reports
> using the /@ and \@ symbols codes worldwide, and I've been getting
> some errors processing them.
> Besides the APRS 1.0.1 spec's defined storm type codes of TS (tropical
> storm), HC (hurricane), and TD (tropical depression), I've seeing some
> other codes reported.
> I assume TY is for "typhoon". I'm not sure what TC is supposed to
> stand for.
> Have these codes been added to a later version of the APRS spec and I
> missed the announcement, or is someone sending non-standard messages?
> Example seen from APRS-IS at 2017-Sep-12 04:00:37 UTC:
> *121200z2254.00N/12800.00E at 300/013/TC/075^090
> Any info welcome.
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
> author of YAAC
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> aprssig at tapr.org
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