Sending weather info to APRS

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by K5XOM, Jul 10, 2019.

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  1. K5XOM

    K5XOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    What do I need besides a weather station to in order to get the weather info to APRS?
     
  2. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Depends on the program you're using for APRS and the WX station. Some allow messages to be sent, others don't. Then you get to decide the standard format for that WX information. I'm not aware of any such format...
     
  3. K5XOM

    K5XOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The thing is I don't know what programs there are to choose from nor the hardware needed.
     
  4. VE7KNL

    VE7KNL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use a Davis Vantage Pro 2 and the software is called VPLive. VPLive can upload or you can configure it to create a file that your APRS software uses. I'm still using UI-View32 for APRS.
     
  5. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is NO standard for the “data” that consumer Weather Stations produce.
    Correct selection of the Weather Station for APRS encoding is Important.
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    Citizen Weather Observer Program
    http://www.wxqa.com/

    The Cooperative Weather Observer Program
    https://www.weathershack.com/static/ed-aprs-weather-stations.html

    Peet Brothers & Davis have been the two (2) most popular consumer Weather Stations.

    Peet Brothers
    https://www.peetbros.com/shop/
    APRS Note
    https://www.peetbros.com/shop/category.aspx?catid=38

    Davis Weather Stations
    Application Note 35 (2007)
    Interconnections for APRS WX station usage
    https://www.davisinstruments.com/product_documents/weather/app_notes/AN_35-ham-radio-for-aprs.pdf

    Davis Instruments 6540 WeatherLink for APRS, with Streaming Data Logger
    https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dvi-6540
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    ARGENT DATA SYSTEMS
    ADS-WS1 weather station, uses Peet Bros. data format.
    https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/index.php

    WA1LOU APRS Weather Station
    Peet Brothers Ultimeter 2000 and Kantronics KPC-3+ TNC
    https://www.tapr.org/~wa1lou/station.html

    Kantronics KPC-3+ Port — Pinout Information
    https://kantronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/kpc3ppinout.pdf
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  6. K5XOM

    K5XOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for the reply and info.
     
  7. K5XOM

    K5XOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for all the info.
     

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