Why so many weather stations on APRS.fi map?

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by KC0BUS, Aug 4, 2015.

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  1. KC6NLX

    KC6NLX Ham Member QRZ Page

    As K6MFW said, not every station is RF. I'm the Assistant EC for SKYWARN in my county, and have my weather station set up at my house but not connected to APRS via RF. I broadcast every minute for instantaneous wind gust readings, as my station is in the basement, and I am not always down there. I can check on Findu.com and see what's going on at my station with almost instantaneous data. If I were doing this with RF, I'd certainly not be updating every minute, but living in West Central Ohio, weather can change very quickly from a nice sunny day to a violent thunderstorm. I'm not clogging the RF spectrum with my data, and my internet reporting uses up less bandwidth than a picture of my cats on Facebook. :D
  2. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    TV weather people often use the data recorded from these wx stations to report oncoming weather conditions while doing their breaking news, weather event hysteria on live TV.

    I used to have such an APRS CWOP station here for a while and was listed as #AS427

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