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Re: Weather Station Interface

mkellync@...
 

Does anyone know if there a way to have a wxnow.txt file generated using cumulus weather software? 

my hardware is a Davis Pro2 setup. 


thanks,

Mike NZ4D 


Re: libCURL (Dev: 2020/05/09 21:57)

Rob Giuliano
 

Working here - no problems.
Panned around, used the Up/dowm arrows (like that!) with no problems.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO

PS: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all mothers!

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:09:43 PM EDT, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:


A new development release has been pushed out that includes two minor
changes:

1) Correct handling of satellite and lightning multilines if a { happens
to be in the !DAO!

2) Use libcurl instead of custom-coded HTTP/1.0 client for map tile
fetching.  MUCH faster as it uses HTTP/1.1 and re-uses server connections.

That second one is not only a dramatic performance boost for tile
fetching, but also lays the groundwork for being able to support https
tile sources  Of course, those will only happen from MbTiles files as
the old tile set definition has no way to specify the protocol to use. 
The MbTiles layout I'm using includes the full URL in the database, so
it will be able to support https (but it doesn't yet, so don't try it!).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32





Re: XP Users (Dev: 2020/05/09 21:57)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Most excellent.  The problem(s), if there were going to be any, would have been right at the start.  It would have either said something about this program not being able to run here or a missing .DLL preventing it from starting.

Glad to know I didn't bork anything this time!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 5/10/2020 10:21 AM, wavetel1 wrote:
Lynn
 
Ive got a couple of old machines running XP . I just upgraded one and tried it. It appears to be ok. Its running AGW interface and also APRS internet feed to the servers. I have not done any long term tests but nothing appears to have faulted. It was using VK5AH-8
 
 
Tony VK5AH
 
 
 
 


Re: XP Users (Dev: 2020/05/09 21:57)

wavetel1
 

Lynn
 
Ive got a couple of old machines running XP . I just upgraded one and tried it. It appears to be ok. Its running AGW interface and also APRS internet feed to the servers. I have not done any long term tests but nothing appears to have faulted. It was using VK5AH-8
 
 
Tony VK5AH
 
 
 
 


Re: XP Users (Dev: 2020/05/09 21:57)

Ryszard Labus
 

Working well on virtual machine with XP.


W dniu 2020-05-10 o 10:33, Lynn Deffenbaugh pisze:
WinXP users of APRSIS32,

If you upgrade to the latest development version (2020/05/09 21:57), please let me know if it works.  The incorporation of CURL into the program required a new import library for wldap32 and, even though I told Visual Studio to build for XP compatibility, I have no XP machine on which to verify that it will still work.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 5/9/2020 10:09 PM, Lynn Deffenbaugh wrote:
A new development release has been pushed out that includes two minor changes:

1) Correct handling of satellite and lightning multilines if a { happens to be in the !DAO!

2) Use libcurl instead of custom-coded HTTP/1.0 client for map tile fetching.  MUCH faster as it uses HTTP/1.1 and re-uses server connections.

That second one is not only a dramatic performance boost for tile fetching, but also lays the groundwork for being able to support https tile sources  Of course, those will only happen from MbTiles files as the old tile set definition has no way to specify the protocol to use.  The MbTiles layout I'm using includes the full URL in the database, so it will be able to support https (but it doesn't yet, so don't try it!).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32







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WXNOW.TXT

Richard Sharp, KQ4KX
 

The wxnow.txt gets the date/time from local PC however, APRSIS32 is formatting the timestamp as Zulu.  What I noticed was that the APRSIS32 timestamp was NOT actual Zulu time but my local PC's time even thought it had the "z" at the end of the timestamp.

So, I've managed a work around by changing my PC time to Zulu but was wondering if anyone might have some input as to either what I'm missing in my setup to get APRSIS32 to adjust the timestamp to Zulu or if it's just the way it is.

Thanks in advance,
Richard


Page Up/Down Zoom*3 (Dev: 2020/05/10 05:19)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Yes, another new small release.  The Page Up/Down keys now zoom 3 levels in either direction.  I had done this on APRSISMO and it's quite nice for zooming in or out quickly.

But the real reason for the release is a bug fix that I uncovered while testing the previous release on my (forgotten) Windows XP VM.  This was a fresh install, so it prompted me for my callsign defaulting to NONAME.  Well, I only needed to see it run to confirm that the ldap DLL was there, so I aborted it.  However, upon re-running it, it claimed I was downgrading the version! Found an original bug where the saved default configuration was missing the application name as part of the version string breaking the config version check on restart.

Anyway, long store short is, it's fixed now!  And XP would work, at least mine did.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


XP Users (Dev: 2020/05/09 21:57)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

WinXP users of APRSIS32,

If you upgrade to the latest development version (2020/05/09 21:57), please let me know if it works.  The incorporation of CURL into the program required a new import library for wldap32 and, even though I told Visual Studio to build for XP compatibility, I have no XP machine on which to verify that it will still work.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 5/9/2020 10:09 PM, Lynn Deffenbaugh wrote:
A new development release has been pushed out that includes two minor changes:

1) Correct handling of satellite and lightning multilines if a { happens to be in the !DAO!

2) Use libcurl instead of custom-coded HTTP/1.0 client for map tile fetching.  MUCH faster as it uses HTTP/1.1 and re-uses server connections.

That second one is not only a dramatic performance boost for tile fetching, but also lays the groundwork for being able to support https tile sources  Of course, those will only happen from MbTiles files as the old tile set definition has no way to specify the protocol to use.  The MbTiles layout I'm using includes the full URL in the database, so it will be able to support https (but it doesn't yet, so don't try it!).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32



libCURL (Dev: 2020/05/09 21:57)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

A new development release has been pushed out that includes two minor changes:

1) Correct handling of satellite and lightning multilines if a { happens to be in the !DAO!

2) Use libcurl instead of custom-coded HTTP/1.0 client for map tile fetching.  MUCH faster as it uses HTTP/1.1 and re-uses server connections.

That second one is not only a dramatic performance boost for tile fetching, but also lays the groundwork for being able to support https tile sources  Of course, those will only happen from MbTiles files as the old tile set definition has no way to specify the protocol to use.  The MbTiles layout I'm using includes the full URL in the database, so it will be able to support https (but it doesn't yet, so don't try it!).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


Re: Weather Station Interface

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Thank you for the report.  The link has been corrected to:

https://cumuluswiki.org/a/Wxnow.txt

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 5/9/2020 11:21 AM, jabrams2 wrote:
The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.



Re: Weather Station Interface

Greg D
 

Hi Pat,

I have one of the Acurite stations (don't recall which model).  I had good luck with the package "weewx" for interfacing it with the computer.  My computer runs Linux, but the package is written in Python so I expect it will run on other systems too.  It was a little fiddly to set up, but once running, it has performed well.

You need something like that to poll the weather station for data and create the wxnow.txt file on a periodic basis.  APRSISCE/32 looks for changes in that text file to create the weather beacon.

Greg  KO6TH


patrick lambert wrote:

Acurite 5 in one

Pat ⛷🏂


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) <f.hillhouse.jr@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:27:12 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Weather Station Interface
 
Do you have a weather station running now? If yes, share the brand, model or anything else that might be pertinent to provide better  answers. 

Second, assuming the first answer was yes, is your weather station application producing wxnow.txt?

Fred N7FMH 


On Sat, May 9, 2020, 11:21 AM jabrams2 <jabrams4@...> wrote:
The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.






Re: Weather Station Interface

patrick lambert
 

Acurite 5 in one

Pat ⛷🏂


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) <f.hillhouse.jr@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:27:12 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Weather Station Interface
 
Do you have a weather station running now? If yes, share the brand, model or anything else that might be pertinent to provide better  answers. 

Second, assuming the first answer was yes, is your weather station application producing wxnow.txt?

Fred N7FMH 


On Sat, May 9, 2020, 11:21 AM jabrams2 <jabrams4@...> wrote:
The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.





Re: Weather Station Interface

Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes)
 

Do you have a weather station running now? If yes, share the brand, model or anything else that might be pertinent to provide better  answers. 

Second, assuming the first answer was yes, is your weather station application producing wxnow.txt?

Fred N7FMH 


On Sat, May 9, 2020, 11:21 AM jabrams2 <jabrams4@...> wrote:
The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.





Re: Weather Station Interface

jabrams2
 

The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.


Re: Weather Station Interface

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Which basically says anything that generates a wxnow.txt file can be picked up and delivered by APRSIS32.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 5/8/2020 5:16 PM, Glenn O'Connor wrote:

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:weather-stations

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> On Behalf Of jabrams2
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2020 4:02 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Weather Station Interface

 

This is probably not the correct software group, but prior to Superstorm Sandy I was running a Heathkit weather station connected directly to the Comm port of my computer running software that put the information on APRS.FI.  Both the computer and the weather station were destroyed.  I do not see any information (I still have the 2012 version and didn't upgrade yet) on enabling a weather station in the software.  What APRS program had the weather station interfaces (more than one).  Thank you
Jerry WB2ZEX


Re: Weather Station Interface

Glenn O'Connor
 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> On Behalf Of jabrams2
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2020 4:02 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Weather Station Interface

 

This is probably not the correct software group, but prior to Superstorm Sandy I was running a Heathkit weather station connected directly to the Comm port of my computer running software that put the information on APRS.FI.  Both the computer and the weather station were destroyed.  I do not see any information (I still have the 2012 version and didn't upgrade yet) on enabling a weather station in the software.  What APRS program had the weather station interfaces (more than one).  Thank you
Jerry WB2ZEX


Weather Station Interface

jabrams2
 

This is probably not the correct software group, but prior to Superstorm Sandy I was running a Heathkit weather station connected directly to the Comm port of my computer running software that put the information on APRS.FI.  Both the computer and the weather station were destroyed.  I do not see any information (I still have the 2012 version and didn't upgrade yet) on enabling a weather station in the software.  What APRS program had the weather station interfaces (more than one).  Thank you
Jerry WB2ZEX


Re: APRSIS

ve6tdx
 

The kenwood 710 has no gps build in.
The kenwood 710 G has one.
Thanks any way.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 13:59 Christopher Rose, <kb8uih88@...> wrote:
710 has its own GPS. Why use a second GPS?

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From: "ve6tdx"
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday May 6 2020 1:39:22PM
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

No that is checked.
I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH


Re: APRSIS

James Ewen
 

The TM-D710G has a GPS built in. My TM-D710a does not. Adrian probably had the older version. 

James
VE6SRV

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 1:59 PM Christopher Rose <kb8uih88@...> wrote:
710 has its own GPS. Why use a second GPS?

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From: "ve6tdx"
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday May 6 2020 1:39:22PM
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

No that is checked.
I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH

--
James
VE6SRV


Re: APRSIS

Christopher Rose
 

710 has its own GPS. Why use a second GPS?

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From: "ve6tdx"
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday May 6 2020 1:39:22PM
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

No that is checked.
I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH

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