[aprssig] New hurricane storm type codes?

vk2tv 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:-)

Ray vk2tv


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:
>
> W7KKE-3>APRS:W7KKE-3>APRS,TCPIP*,qAC,T3PERTH:;TALIM+12 
> *121200z2254.00N/12800.00E at 300/013/TC/075^090
>
> Any info welcome.
>
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
> author of YAAC
>
>
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