I took the excellent weather reporting form originally from
Winlink by KF5SMH and converted by KA1VGM with additions by NY3J
and added some specific location identification to the form plus
modified some data entries to more accurately describe the data
being reported. This form is attached in ZIP format -- please
unzip and put the html form in your ∙∙∙ NBEMS.files/CUSTOM
folder to use.
Note that the date entry is in a pop-up calendar and the time
entry is in odometer form as supported by the html5 commands.
If your browser does not support html5, just fill in the blanks
as if were a text entry. I see that Winlink does that
My latitude, longitude, and Grid square is just a place
holder to suggest the format. Users will edit the form to put
their own data in the blank. Once done, it is likely that
later data entry will be suggested by the operating system or
browser and be filled out with the user's data.
Note that the Rain total is for the season -- on the
West Coast we tally annual rainfall by the rainy season that
extends from July 1 to June 30 and not by the calendar year.
Your season may vary. I also show the rainfall for the previous
day as that is what my weather station reports -- midnight to
midnight. My weather station (Oregon Scientific) reports rate
per hour, previous day (to midnight), and total since reset
(July 1 by me). Your weather station may differ. I measure
snow (when present) with a ruler but is it is usually gone in a
I see that there is a pop-up to aid in estimating wind
velocity. I hope to never have to use it but I have not found
the way to trigger the pop-up. I don't pretend to be a
programmer but I can read the code and not know how to use it.
I could not get the pop-up to trigger in Winlink either.
Perhaps someone else can come up with the method.
I hope to use this custom form in our weekly county digi net
and see how it works. It works much better for me than the
"local" METAR as the airport station is 30 miles away and 1000
feet lower in altitude and is on the other side of a 3300'
high ridge, 1600 feet higher than me. I still have the Macro
for it on fldigi.