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ie: Using FLDIGI to key serial port DTR line

Dave
 

From: Barry Feierman via Groups.Io <barryfeierman@...>

W1HKJ Dave and all

I just used the new FLDIGI test version to enable CW keying by DTR pin on a Com Port and at about 20-25 wpm it is flawless. It might help that there is a CW contest going on right now on 20m. I just got a bunch of contacts.

Rig: Icom 7610  Mode CW
Computer: Win 7
Interface: Rigblaster Advantage on USB (virtual com port)
     Radio set to  keying CW on a USB to COM port   DTR pin 
     I use RTS for SEND (PTT)
Rig in CW mode (not USB)

If I also turn on the rig's  CW semi-break in, my straight key also works fine, as well as my paddle, with radio in true CW mode.

I've operated CW with the rig in USB by keying audio for ten years, and it also worked fine. But I always checked for ALC of ZERO and about 50W output on a  100W PEP rig. Never had a complaint about a "bad" or "wide" CW note keying audio in SSB mode  (what some call  MCW).

TU for giving us true CW mode capability with FLDIGI.

I'll report any problems if I find them.

Fantastic!

73
Barry  k3eui
(Phila area)

Re: [linuxham] fldigi 4.1.08.46 alpha test version posted

Dave
 

You're welcome Larry.  4.1.08 was published in mid August, so this is about 4 months of work.  The CW changes were driven by requests from Joe, NJ1Q, the W1AW station manager.  I'm sure that the  lack of CW DTR/RTS keyline capability was viewed as intransigence on my part.  But I can assure the users that I was as anxious as anyone to solve the problem.  I've been primarily a CW op for the past 62 years, but my keying skills deteriorate with every passing day.  The recent purchase of an FT-991A was a motivator to solve the timing problem.  It has the DTR keying on the alternate USB serial port.  flrig provides the CAT controls and fldigi the DTR keyline controls.  It's working very well.  Just had a short QSO with John, K9DX, who took time out from the contest to give me a satisfactory signal report.

Dave

On 12/28/19 10:22 AM, Larry Levesque wrote:
Wow - What a list!!
Looks like you and the team have been busy!

I  LOVE the new configuration dialog.

Thanks for all you do!

Re: [linuxham] fldigi 4.1.08.46 alpha test version posted

Larry Levesque
 

Wow - What a list!!
Looks like you and the team have been busy!

I LOVE the new configuration dialog.

Thanks for all you do!

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 10:08:50AM -0600, w1hkj wrote:
at http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/

* fldigi-4.1.08.46.tar.gz
<http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/fldigi-4.1.08.46.tar.gz>
* fldigi-4.1.08.46_i386.dmg
<http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/fldigi-4.1.08.46_i386.dmg>
* fldigi-4.1.08.46_setup.exe
<http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/fldigi-4.1.08.46_setup.exe>
* fldigi-4.1.08.46_x86_64.dmg
<http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/fldigi-4.1.08.46_x86_64.dmg>
* readme.txt <http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/readme.txt>

and at Source Forge
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/alpha_tests/

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Many bug fixes and updates.

The question of why fldigi cannot use DTR/RTS signal line keying for CW has
been asked repeatedly.  The answer was that the developers were not able to
produce accurate timing.  That problem may finally be solved.

Please note that CW keying is now available using a serial port DTR or RTS
signal line. (+12 = keydown).    I have tested the performance on a Yaesu
FT-991A using it's secondary USB serial port.  CW signaling at 5 to 40 WPM
is clean and the timing is accurate.  The DTR/RTS port can be an independent
port, or shared with the RigCat interface.

I would like feedback on this new feature.  Include specifics regarding the
transceiver and h/w interface being used.

73, David, W1HKJ

------------------------------------------------------------------------

readme.txt contents:

version 4.1.08.46 - 12/28/2020 - 09:46 CST

cw mods
* change timing parameter ranges
* change CW sample rate to 16000
* change waterfall drop rate computation
- drop rate independent of mode samplerate
* simplified CW AFCW generation code
* add CW keyline on DTR/RTS
* correct Farnsworth timing

Winkeyer
* correct WK_online status detection

Analysis mode
* change displayed tracking frequency to .001 precision

hamcall
* fix to broken hamcall lookups

RSID code assignments
* Assigned secondary Rsid Codes:
- DominoEX Micro: 691
- ThorEX : 693

ARRL CW bulletins
* changes to CW modem and macro language to support
bulleting transmissions by W1AW
* add new transmit interval macro
<!SKED:HHMMSS:YYYYMMDD> to provide segmented scheduling
of transmission at exact date/time.
* change right channel QSK/PTT signal to square wav
- user configurable base frequency
* correct Farnsworth timing
* add timing compensation for more accurate WPM timing
* modified to work with 1.2.0 nanoIO sketch

lotw mangled report files
* tqsl trace file occassionally mangled when read by
fldigi function check_lotw_log. delay reading file
until no change in trace file size occurs with a 100 msec
window
* improved lotw message box contents based on lotw trace
file contents
* increase time-out delays waiting for tqsl trace file
completion

tree metaphor
* change configuration dialog to use tree vice tab metaphor
* update user documentation

OS X Bus 10 error
* Bug fix on OS X.

Log ADIF export
* Add fields to "all" export

xmlrpc_rig
* increase timeout to 5 seconds

Display Logbook Datum
* re-enable control of displaying logbook datum when starting program

Rx monitor
* add monitor audio stream to allow user to listen to
unprocessed Rx audio stream
* add Rx audio stream filter
* create separate Rx Audio dialog
- open on View menu pull down

Combo Box behavior
* add scrollwheel action to combo/list box behavior
* add widget Fl_Group::do_callback() to event handler
* correct FreqControl handler for scrollwheel

cw prosigns
* allow user to select cw prosign display
- long view, <SK> <BT> ...
- short view, as prosign short cut key
defined on the CW prosign config' tab

RTTY bell
* enable BELL, visual and audible for TTY decoder
* pass BELL, \a, and CR, \r to xml rx data stream
* add RTTY bell waveform file
* add user configuration controls to disable BELL annunciation
* fixed Windows alert failure
* added ctrl-shift-g to special character group to insert
the <BEL>, 0x07 character into the transmit text
- hold control and shift down and press g multiple times
for a string of <BEL> insertions
* clean up trailing edge of phone ring
* implement separate thread for handling mp3 and wav file playback.
- removes dr_mp processing from main thread
- prevents main thread locking during mp3/wav file processing

MinGW mods
* changes imposed by changes to gcc and mxe components
* modifications to accommodate changes in mingw libraries and headers

CW International Chars

mp3
* Add mp3 decoder for mp3 files
- uses public domain decoder drmp3
- Audio playback, and
- Alerts

macros
* Allow CWID execution at specified position in macro text
* Modify macro tag <TIMER:nnn> to always start when state changes from Tx to Rx.
* Add <# comments> tag. Works same as <COMMENT:comments> tag
* Correct coding for proper operation of <SKED:..., <TIMER:...
and <REPEAT...> tags.
* Implement <UNTIL:hhmm[ss]:[YYYYMMDD]> macro tag
- halts macro at specified date/time when either <REPEAT>,
or <TIMER:nn> are specified in the macro text.

Xmt Audio file
* Add ability to transmit an audio file using new macro tag: <AUDIO:path-filename>
- macro editor opens an OS select file dialog
when the tag is selected from the pick list
- suggested use:
<MODEM:NULL><TX>
<AUDIO:path-filename-1>
<AUDIO:path-filename-2>
<RX><@MODEM:BPSK31> or modem type of choice
* Audio file must be wav format, either mono or stereo any sample rate
* Returning to Rx stops current and any pending audio
playback. Post Tx macro tags are then executed.
T/R button or Escape key will abort the playback.
* Please use responsibly - know and understand your license limitations
for transmitting audio files, especially music and/or copyrighted material.

Alerts
* Correct test for no output device
- do not use pa error handler
* Add ability to select the pa device for alerts output
- was using default device
- detect device default sample rate
- convert all sound files to def sr using fastest sinc converter
* Change output to use pa callbacks

Data file update
* Update/correction to file NAVTEX_stations.csv
- contributed by N2RY

flrig freq/mode
* Change order of sending frequency and mode to mode then frequency

Fltk 1.4.x
* Change to startup resize on MacOS built against fltk-1.4.x

Wefax autosave
* Change max lines to counter min=1000, max = 1000

Update check
* correct logic for update checking

WEFAX AFC
* Fix wefax AFC computation / application
- incorrect computation of center frequency
* Disallow audio stream playback on WEFAX
- not compatible with HAMFAX class decoder
* Remove status display messages
- state changes still logged to event log
* Force ".png" file extension on saved images
* wefax code cleanup



--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM

fldigi 4.1.08.46 alpha test version posted

Dave
 

at http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/

and at Source Forge https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/alpha_tests/


Many bug fixes and updates. 

The question of why fldigi cannot use DTR/RTS signal line keying for CW has been asked repeatedly.  The answer was that the developers were not able to produce accurate timing.  That problem may finally be solved.

Please note that CW keying is now available using a serial port DTR or RTS signal line. (+12 = keydown).    I have tested the performance on a Yaesu FT-991A using it's secondary USB serial port.  CW signaling at 5 to 40 WPM is clean and the timing is accurate.  The DTR/RTS port can be an independent port, or shared with the RigCat interface.

I would like feedback on this new feature.  Include specifics regarding the transceiver and h/w interface being used.

73, David, W1HKJ


readme.txt contents:

version 4.1.08.46 - 12/28/2020 - 09:46 CST

cw mods
  * change timing parameter ranges
  * change CW sample rate to 16000
  * change waterfall drop rate computation
    - drop rate independent of mode samplerate
  * simplified CW AFCW generation code
  * add CW keyline on DTR/RTS
  * correct Farnsworth timing

Winkeyer
  * correct WK_online status detection

Analysis mode
  * change displayed tracking frequency to .001 precision

hamcall
  * fix to broken hamcall lookups

RSID code assignments
  * Assigned secondary Rsid Codes:
    - DominoEX Micro: 691
    - ThorEX : 693

ARRL CW bulletins
  * changes to CW modem and macro language to support
    bulleting transmissions by W1AW
  * add new transmit interval macro
      <!SKED:HHMMSS:YYYYMMDD> to provide segmented scheduling
    of transmission at exact date/time.
  * change right channel QSK/PTT signal to square wav
    - user configurable base frequency
  * correct Farnsworth timing
  * add timing compensation for more accurate WPM timing
  * modified to work with 1.2.0 nanoIO sketch

lotw mangled report files
  * tqsl trace file occassionally mangled when read by
    fldigi function check_lotw_log.  delay reading file
    until no change in trace file size occurs with a 100 msec
    window
  * improved lotw message box contents based on lotw trace
    file contents
  * increase time-out delays waiting for tqsl trace file
    completion

tree metaphor
  * change configuration dialog to use tree vice tab metaphor
  * update user documentation

OS X Bus 10 error
  * Bug fix on OS X.

Log ADIF export
  * Add fields to "all" export

xmlrpc_rig
  * increase timeout to 5 seconds

Display Logbook Datum
  * re-enable control of displaying logbook datum when starting program

Rx monitor
  * add monitor audio stream to allow user to listen to
    unprocessed Rx audio stream
  * add Rx audio stream filter
  * create separate Rx Audio dialog
    - open on View menu pull down

Combo Box behavior
  * add scrollwheel action to combo/list box behavior
  * add widget Fl_Group::do_callback() to event handler
  * correct FreqControl handler for scrollwheel

cw prosigns
  * allow user to select cw prosign display
    - long view, <SK> <BT> ...
    - short view, as prosign short cut key
      defined on the CW prosign config' tab

RTTY bell
  * enable BELL, visual and audible for TTY decoder
  * pass BELL, \a, and CR, \r to xml rx data stream
  * add RTTY bell waveform file
  * add user configuration controls to disable BELL annunciation
  * fixed Windows alert failure
  * added ctrl-shift-g to special character group to insert
    the <BEL>, 0x07 character into the transmit text
    - hold control and shift down and press g multiple times
      for a string of <BEL> insertions
  * clean up trailing edge of phone ring
  * implement separate thread for handling mp3 and wav file playback.
    - removes dr_mp processing from main thread
    - prevents main thread locking during mp3/wav file processing

MinGW mods
  * changes imposed by changes to gcc and mxe components
  * modifications to accommodate changes in mingw libraries and headers

CW International Chars

mp3
  * Add mp3 decoder for mp3 files
    - uses public domain decoder drmp3
    - Audio playback, and
    - Alerts

macros
  * Allow CWID execution at specified position in macro text
  * Modify macro tag <TIMER:nnn> to always start when state changes from Tx to Rx.
  * Add <# comments> tag.  Works same as <COMMENT:comments> tag
  * Correct coding for proper operation of <SKED:..., <TIMER:...
    and <REPEAT...> tags.
  * Implement <UNTIL:hhmm[ss]:[YYYYMMDD]> macro tag
    - halts macro at specified date/time when either <REPEAT>,
      or <TIMER:nn> are specified in the macro text.

Xmt Audio file
  * Add ability to transmit an audio file using new macro tag: <AUDIO:path-filename>
    - macro editor opens an OS select file dialog
      when the tag is selected from the pick list
    - suggested use:
      <MODEM:NULL><TX>
      <AUDIO:path-filename-1>
      <AUDIO:path-filename-2>
      <RX><@MODEM:BPSK31>  or modem type of choice
  * Audio file must be wav format, either mono or stereo any sample rate
  * Returning to Rx stops current and any pending audio
    playback.  Post Tx macro tags are then executed.
    T/R button or Escape key will abort the playback.
  * Please use responsibly - know and understand your license limitations
    for transmitting audio files, especially music and/or copyrighted material.

Alerts
  * Correct test for no output device
    - do not use pa error handler
  * Add ability to select the pa device for alerts output
    - was using default device
    - detect device default sample rate
    - convert all sound files to def sr using fastest sinc converter
  * Change output to use pa callbacks

Data file update
  * Update/correction to file NAVTEX_stations.csv
    - contributed by N2RY

flrig freq/mode
  * Change order of sending frequency and mode to mode then frequency

Fltk 1.4.x
  * Change to startup resize on MacOS built against fltk-1.4.x

Wefax autosave
  * Change max lines to counter min=1000, max = 1000

Update check
  * correct logic for update checking

WEFAX AFC
  * Fix wefax AFC computation / application
    - incorrect computation of center frequency
  * Disallow audio stream playback on WEFAX
    - not compatible with HAMFAX class decoder
  * Remove status display messages
    - state changes still logged to event log
  * Force ".png" file extension on saved images
  * wefax code cleanup

Re: Weather Form

greg Kruckewitt
 

Greetings,
I created the winlink form for Al KF5SMH.
I added the code to pop up the wind estimator.
I'm not sure why the link never made it to the final version in the winlink library.
Cheers, 
Greg KG6SJT

Re: Weather Form

 

John,

Thanks for the additions to the form. I'll pass it on to the local folks. The sky warn people like it.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/27/2019 8:10 PM, John Lemmer W6FQX wrote:
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 differently.
 
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 day.
 
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.
 
73,
John, W6FQX
 

Weather Form

 

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 differently.
 
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 day.
 
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.
 
73,
John, W6FQX
 

Re: Weather Form

Scribner Messenger
 

Thank you for your comments, Michael.

Yes, I did mean metric vs imperial—those are the two choices on this particular form. Metric on the form is the default (mm, cm, KM/h, C); one can change to imperial with a single click, but, since our group uses what the form calls imperial (inches, MPH, F), it would be more convenient for us to have that as the default.

Our group does not use METAR downloads and does not do any conversion; I simply want to be able to adapt the form and use it with fldigi and flmsg.

Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

Scrib
KB3VCV

On Dec 21, 2019, at 22:11, Michael WA7SKG <wa7skg@...> wrote:

Are you sure you mean metric vs Imperial? You mention mph, so I'll assume you are talking about wind speed. Other than a few TV weather people, AFAIK, almost everybody measures wind speed in knots. If you saw the form say winds xxxK, that is referencing knots, not kilometers.

Regarding weather, about the only difference you likely see is in temperature using Celsius or Fahrenheit. That will often be dependent on which agency and what type of weather you are getting. Aviation weather will normally be listed in knots and Celsius. Marine weather will likely be knots and Fahrenheit. Local emergency services will be a crap shoot. Everything around here uses Fahrenheit, but winds could be knots or mph, just depends on the agency.

With the forms, you can generally just put in whatever you want unless they are decoding METAR downloads or something, in which case you'll need to rewrite the conversion program you are using. If it's just a label on the form, there are a variety of ways to edit the form to customize it for your purpose.

Michael WA7SKG


Scribner Messenger wrote on 12/21/19 2:18 PM:
As a new member of the group, I wanted to comment on and ask a couple of questions about the “Local Weather Report” form by KF5SMH, Al M.
The comment is that it is a terrific form! I’d like to adapt it for possible local use.
The questions are:
- How can one change the default measure from “Metric” to “Imperial”? A simple click can change the measure, of course, but our club uses inches/MPH, so it would be convenient to have that as the default.
- How does one activate the pop-up that gives the “General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds”? The guidelines can be seen in the source code, and a pop-up is apparently in the code, too, but I don’t see how to activate it when viewing the form in a browser.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Scrib
KB33VCV

Re: Weather Form

Michael WA7SKG
 

Are you sure you mean metric vs Imperial? You mention mph, so I'll assume you are talking about wind speed. Other than a few TV weather people, AFAIK, almost everybody measures wind speed in knots. If you saw the form say winds xxxK, that is referencing knots, not kilometers.

Regarding weather, about the only difference you likely see is in temperature using Celsius or Fahrenheit. That will often be dependent on which agency and what type of weather you are getting. Aviation weather will normally be listed in knots and Celsius. Marine weather will likely be knots and Fahrenheit. Local emergency services will be a crap shoot. Everything around here uses Fahrenheit, but winds could be knots or mph, just depends on the agency.

With the forms, you can generally just put in whatever you want unless they are decoding METAR downloads or something, in which case you'll need to rewrite the conversion program you are using. If it's just a label on the form, there are a variety of ways to edit the form to customize it for your purpose.

Michael WA7SKG


Scribner Messenger wrote on 12/21/19 2:18 PM:

As a new member of the group, I wanted to comment on and ask a couple of questions about the “Local Weather Report” form by KF5SMH, Al M.
The comment is that it is a terrific form! I’d like to adapt it for possible local use.
The questions are:
- How can one change the default measure from “Metric” to “Imperial”? A simple click can change the measure, of course, but our club uses inches/MPH, so it would be convenient to have that as the default.
- How does one activate the pop-up that gives the “General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds”? The guidelines can be seen in the source code, and a pop-up is apparently in the code, too, but I don’t see how to activate it when viewing the form in a browser.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Scrib
KB33VCV

Weather Form

Scribner Messenger
 

As a new member of the group, I wanted to comment on and ask a couple of questions about the “Local Weather Report” form by KF5SMH, Al M.

The comment is that it is a terrific form! I’d like to adapt it for possible local use.

The questions are:

- How can one change the default measure from “Metric” to “Imperial”? A simple click can change the measure, of course, but our club uses inches/MPH, so it would be convenient to have that as the default.

- How does one activate the pop-up that gives the “General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds”? The guidelines can be seen in the source code, and a pop-up is apparently in the code, too, but I don’t see how to activate it when viewing the form in a browser.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Scrib
KB33VCV

Flamp file recovery

KG7D Greg
 

In the event Flamp, or the entire computer, crashes,and I loose everything in the received que. If the file, lets call it greg.txt, was 100% received it was automatically saved, but if it was only 98% its gone. I'm looking to recover not only the file, in part of full, but the file with the same checksum / serial number {XXXX}. To allow me to receive a "Fill" of the missing blocks, or to "Fill" missing blocks for someone else.
If the file greg.txt is reloaded into the TX Que, it assigns a new checksum / Serial number and  FLamp considers it a new or different file. Making sending or receiving fills of the original file impossible.

Is this information contained in debug_log.txt? And if so, how do I use it? Is there a way to assign a checksum / serial number to another copy of a file?

Thank you in advance for your help,
Greg - KG7D

Re: Weather Form

Al Szymanski
 

Thank you for the correction. I was mistaken.
Al

On Dec 15, 2019, at 7:13 PM, Larry Levesque <@ka1vgm> wrote:

The goal in my mind is NOT to send the code via radio, but just to send the flmsg form data via the radio;

CUSTOM_FORM,Local Weather Report.html
Call,ka1vgm
ObserverName,Larry Levesque
ReportDate,2019-12-15
ReportTime,17:59
Location,134 Farm Road
gps,
City,Surry
State,NH
County,United States
Temp,
Humidity,
Dew,
Barometer,
CloudCover,
WindSpeed,
Gusts,
MaxGusts,
Rain1hr,
Raintotal,
Snow1hr,
SnowTotal,
WaterContent,
WarningFld,
Narrative,
Barmtrend.RISING,
Barmtrend.STEADY,Y
Barmtrend.DROPPING,
sun,
rain,
thunderstorm,
hail,
snow,
blizzard,
tornado,
hurricane,
fog,
cloudy,
windcollected,ESTIMATED
Direction,
Warning,NONE ISSUED


On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 07:06:33PM -0800, Al Szymanski via Groups.Io wrote:
Larry Levesque , Al Szymanski here (K7AOZ).
Explanation of my background to set a stage: Computer Consulting from 1978-1990, wrote about a hundred web pages the old fashioned way - no super-tools , pre-css etc.
I looked at your code and would like to make a couple of comments , hopefully taken constructively.
1) You have a div callled pop1 , which is never called from the displayed page that I can tell. Extraneous or Leftover data from original coding?
2) The CSS also looks to be extraneous.
3. Attached is an edited version with 206 lines of code v.s. 443 lines. [12969 bytes v.s. 18272 bytes ]
Since the goal is to send this code via radio , a reduction of almost half the size will mean a transmission time of half.
I am quite comfortable with old HTML and use CSS when it’s really needed ( rarely IMHO ).
Hope this helps.
Al


On Dec 15, 2019, at 6:22 PM, Larry Levesque <@ka1vgm> wrote:

I had to remove a lot of the file load/save and other script functionality for this to work.
Try it out and let me know what you think.



On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:09:23PM -0500, Ron via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Larry,

To my rescue again :-) You made a report for the Bucks County's Pandemic
Drill a few years back and man was it a hit.

Attached is the form from Winlink that got me thinking. Hopefully I can send
files to the group.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:54 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
If someone makes a crude drawing of a form with the fields I can create a
custom form

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM Ron via Groups.Io
<rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io> <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io>>> wrote:

Thanks Michael,

That's what I was thinking. I usually use the WX macro and have the
METAR data pop up. Then copy and paste to an Flmsg. I thought it
would
be cool to have a custom form to enter that information from the
macro
or if someone had a weather station at their QTH then use that data.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:05 PM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
FWIW, some agencies are gong with a standard METAR format, like
NOAA
uses for airport weather. It's a quick code format that includes
wind
speed and direction, current temperature, visibility, cloud
conditions, barometric pressure, etc.

Michael WA7SKG

Ron via Groups.Io wrote on 12/3/19 12:38 PM:
Hi All,

During storms in the area we sometimes send out the Storm
Report and
Severe WX forms to report conditions. I noticed that Winlink
has just
a plain Weather Report form. I was wondering if anyone created a
custom form to just report things like the temperature, wind,
humidity etc.

The custom form process in Flmsg is a nice feature. I just
can't get
my HTML skills up enough to design a nice looking form.

73, Ron NY3J




--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM
Cheshire County EC
NHARES


General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| 30-44 | Whole trees in motion. Inconvenient walking into the |
| mph | wind. Light-weight loose objects (e.g., lawn |
| (26-39 | furniture) tossed or toppled. |
| kt) | |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Large trees bend; twigs, small limbs break and a few |
| 45-57 | larger dead or weak branches may break. Old/weak |
| mph | structures (e.g., sheds, barns) may sustain minor |
| (39-49 | damage (roof, doors). Buildings partially under |
| kt) | construction may be damaged. A few loose shingles |
| | removed from houses. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 58-74 | Large limbs break; shallow rooted trees pushed over. |
| mph | Semi-trucks overturned. More significant damage to |
| (50-64 | old/weak structures. Shingles, awnings removed from |
| kt) | houses; damage to chimneys and antennas. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Widespread damage to trees with large limbs down or |
| 75-89 | trees broken/uprooted. Mobile homes may be pushed off |
| mph | foundation or overturned. Roof may be partially |
| (65-77 | peeled off industrial/commercial/ warehouse |
| kt) | buildings. Some minor roof damage to homes. Weak |
| | structures (e.g., farm buildings, airplane hangars) |
| | may be severely damaged. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 90+ | Many large trees broken and uprooted. Mobile homes |
| mph | damaged. Roofs partially peeled off homes and |
| (78+ | buildings. Moving automobiles pushed off the road. |
| kt) | Barns, sheds demolished. |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

Back to links

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS |
| |
| [ Load Local WX Report Data ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Call sign: __________________ | Observer Name: |
| | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Date: [ ] | Report Time: (local): [ ] |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Location: | Optional GPS Coordinates: |
| ___________________________________________________ | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| City: _________________________________________ | County: _____________________ |
| State: ___ | |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Measurements used: [ ] Metric [ ] Imperial |
| |
| Current Condidtions: Check all that apply |
| [ ] SUN [ ] RAIN [ ] THUNDER STORM [ ] HAIL |
| [ ] SNOW [ ] BLIZZARD [ ] TORNADO [ ] HURRICANE |
| [ ] FOG [ ] CLOUDY |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Temperature [ -- ] °C HUMIDITY: [ -- ] % DEWPOINT [ -- ] °C |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Barometer _________ millibars Three hour trend [ ] RISING [ ] STEADY [ ] |
| DROPPING |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Cloud cover description: |
| _______________________________________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Speed: [ -- ] KM/h |
| [ ] Estimated |
| [ ] Measured Direction From: |
| [ ] Select Direction |
| [ ] North |
| [ ] North East |
| [ ] East |
| [ ] South East |
| [ ] South |
| [ ] South West |
| [ ] West |
| [ ] North West |
| [ ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Gusts: [ -- ] KM/h Wind Gusts MAX: [ -- ] KM/h |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rain 1 HR: ___________ millimeters Rain Total: ___________ millimeters |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Snow 1 HR: ___________ centimeters Snow Total: ___________ centimeters Water |
| Content: ________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| NWS Level: |
| [ ] NONE Issued |
| [ ] ADVISE |
| [ ] WATCH |
| [ ] WARNING _________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Notes: (optional) |
| |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| |
| [ Save Local WX Data ] [ Submit ] [ Reset Form ] |
| Form Concept by |
| KF5SMH Ver 1.4 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM



<Local Weather Report.html>


--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM


Re: Weather Form

Larry Levesque
 

The goal in my mind is NOT to send the code via radio, but just to send the flmsg form data via the radio;

CUSTOM_FORM,Local Weather Report.html
Call,ka1vgm
ObserverName,Larry Levesque
ReportDate,2019-12-15
ReportTime,17:59
Location,134 Farm Road
gps,
City,Surry
State,NH
County,United States
Temp,
Humidity,
Dew,
Barometer,
CloudCover,
WindSpeed,
Gusts,
MaxGusts,
Rain1hr,
Raintotal,
Snow1hr,
SnowTotal,
WaterContent,
WarningFld,
Narrative,
Barmtrend.RISING,
Barmtrend.STEADY,Y
Barmtrend.DROPPING,
sun,
rain,
thunderstorm,
hail,
snow,
blizzard,
tornado,
hurricane,
fog,
cloudy,
windcollected,ESTIMATED
Direction,
Warning,NONE ISSUED

On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 07:06:33PM -0800, Al Szymanski via Groups.Io wrote:
Larry Levesque , Al Szymanski here (K7AOZ).
Explanation of my background to set a stage: Computer Consulting from 1978-1990, wrote about a hundred web pages the old fashioned way - no super-tools , pre-css etc.
I looked at your code and would like to make a couple of comments , hopefully taken constructively.
1) You have a div callled pop1 , which is never called from the displayed page that I can tell. Extraneous or Leftover data from original coding?
2) The CSS also looks to be extraneous.
3. Attached is an edited version with 206 lines of code v.s. 443 lines. [12969 bytes v.s. 18272 bytes ]
Since the goal is to send this code via radio , a reduction of almost half the size will mean a transmission time of half.
I am quite comfortable with old HTML and use CSS when it’s really needed ( rarely IMHO ).
Hope this helps.
Al


On Dec 15, 2019, at 6:22 PM, Larry Levesque <@ka1vgm> wrote:

I had to remove a lot of the file load/save and other script functionality for this to work.
Try it out and let me know what you think.



On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:09:23PM -0500, Ron via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Larry,

To my rescue again :-) You made a report for the Bucks County's Pandemic
Drill a few years back and man was it a hit.

Attached is the form from Winlink that got me thinking. Hopefully I can send
files to the group.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:54 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
If someone makes a crude drawing of a form with the fields I can create a
custom form

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM Ron via Groups.Io
<rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io> <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io>>> wrote:

Thanks Michael,

That's what I was thinking. I usually use the WX macro and have the
METAR data pop up. Then copy and paste to an Flmsg. I thought it
would
be cool to have a custom form to enter that information from the
macro
or if someone had a weather station at their QTH then use that data.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:05 PM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
FWIW, some agencies are gong with a standard METAR format, like
NOAA
uses for airport weather. It's a quick code format that includes
wind
speed and direction, current temperature, visibility, cloud
conditions, barometric pressure, etc.

Michael WA7SKG

Ron via Groups.Io wrote on 12/3/19 12:38 PM:
Hi All,

During storms in the area we sometimes send out the Storm
Report and
Severe WX forms to report conditions. I noticed that Winlink
has just
a plain Weather Report form. I was wondering if anyone created a
custom form to just report things like the temperature, wind,
humidity etc.

The custom form process in Flmsg is a nice feature. I just
can't get
my HTML skills up enough to design a nice looking form.

73, Ron NY3J




--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM
Cheshire County EC
NHARES


General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| 30-44 | Whole trees in motion. Inconvenient walking into the |
| mph | wind. Light-weight loose objects (e.g., lawn |
| (26-39 | furniture) tossed or toppled. |
| kt) | |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Large trees bend; twigs, small limbs break and a few |
| 45-57 | larger dead or weak branches may break. Old/weak |
| mph | structures (e.g., sheds, barns) may sustain minor |
| (39-49 | damage (roof, doors). Buildings partially under |
| kt) | construction may be damaged. A few loose shingles |
| | removed from houses. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 58-74 | Large limbs break; shallow rooted trees pushed over. |
| mph | Semi-trucks overturned. More significant damage to |
| (50-64 | old/weak structures. Shingles, awnings removed from |
| kt) | houses; damage to chimneys and antennas. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Widespread damage to trees with large limbs down or |
| 75-89 | trees broken/uprooted. Mobile homes may be pushed off |
| mph | foundation or overturned. Roof may be partially |
| (65-77 | peeled off industrial/commercial/ warehouse |
| kt) | buildings. Some minor roof damage to homes. Weak |
| | structures (e.g., farm buildings, airplane hangars) |
| | may be severely damaged. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 90+ | Many large trees broken and uprooted. Mobile homes |
| mph | damaged. Roofs partially peeled off homes and |
| (78+ | buildings. Moving automobiles pushed off the road. |
| kt) | Barns, sheds demolished. |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

Back to links

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS |
| |
| [ Load Local WX Report Data ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Call sign: __________________ | Observer Name: |
| | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Date: [ ] | Report Time: (local): [ ] |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Location: | Optional GPS Coordinates: |
| ___________________________________________________ | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| City: _________________________________________ | County: _____________________ |
| State: ___ | |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Measurements used: [ ] Metric [ ] Imperial |
| |
| Current Condidtions: Check all that apply |
| [ ] SUN [ ] RAIN [ ] THUNDER STORM [ ] HAIL |
| [ ] SNOW [ ] BLIZZARD [ ] TORNADO [ ] HURRICANE |
| [ ] FOG [ ] CLOUDY |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Temperature [ -- ] °C HUMIDITY: [ -- ] % DEWPOINT [ -- ] °C |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Barometer _________ millibars Three hour trend [ ] RISING [ ] STEADY [ ] |
| DROPPING |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Cloud cover description: |
| _______________________________________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Speed: [ -- ] KM/h |
| [ ] Estimated |
| [ ] Measured Direction From: |
| [ ] Select Direction |
| [ ] North |
| [ ] North East |
| [ ] East |
| [ ] South East |
| [ ] South |
| [ ] South West |
| [ ] West |
| [ ] North West |
| [ ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Gusts: [ -- ] KM/h Wind Gusts MAX: [ -- ] KM/h |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rain 1 HR: ___________ millimeters Rain Total: ___________ millimeters |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Snow 1 HR: ___________ centimeters Snow Total: ___________ centimeters Water |
| Content: ________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| NWS Level: |
| [ ] NONE Issued |
| [ ] ADVISE |
| [ ] WATCH |
| [ ] WARNING _________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Notes: (optional) |
| |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| |
| [ Save Local WX Data ] [ Submit ] [ Reset Form ] |
| Form Concept by |
| KF5SMH Ver 1.4 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM



<Local Weather Report.html>


--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM

Re: Weather Form

Larry Levesque
 

This is not my code.
The only thing I did was modify the code presented to me to make it work in flmsg.
I took out a bunch of code but make no claim to it being coded to any standard except to work with flmsg.

On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 07:06:33PM -0800, Al Szymanski via Groups.Io wrote:
Larry Levesque , Al Szymanski here (K7AOZ).
Explanation of my background to set a stage: Computer Consulting from 1978-1990, wrote about a hundred web pages the old fashioned way - no super-tools , pre-css etc.
I looked at your code and would like to make a couple of comments , hopefully taken constructively.
1) You have a div callled pop1 , which is never called from the displayed page that I can tell. Extraneous or Leftover data from original coding?
2) The CSS also looks to be extraneous.
3. Attached is an edited version with 206 lines of code v.s. 443 lines. [12969 bytes v.s. 18272 bytes ]
Since the goal is to send this code via radio , a reduction of almost half the size will mean a transmission time of half.
I am quite comfortable with old HTML and use CSS when it’s really needed ( rarely IMHO ).
Hope this helps.
Al


On Dec 15, 2019, at 6:22 PM, Larry Levesque <@ka1vgm> wrote:

I had to remove a lot of the file load/save and other script functionality for this to work.
Try it out and let me know what you think.



On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:09:23PM -0500, Ron via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Larry,

To my rescue again :-) You made a report for the Bucks County's Pandemic
Drill a few years back and man was it a hit.

Attached is the form from Winlink that got me thinking. Hopefully I can send
files to the group.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:54 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
If someone makes a crude drawing of a form with the fields I can create a
custom form

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM Ron via Groups.Io
<rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io> <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io>>> wrote:

Thanks Michael,

That's what I was thinking. I usually use the WX macro and have the
METAR data pop up. Then copy and paste to an Flmsg. I thought it
would
be cool to have a custom form to enter that information from the
macro
or if someone had a weather station at their QTH then use that data.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:05 PM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
FWIW, some agencies are gong with a standard METAR format, like
NOAA
uses for airport weather. It's a quick code format that includes
wind
speed and direction, current temperature, visibility, cloud
conditions, barometric pressure, etc.

Michael WA7SKG

Ron via Groups.Io wrote on 12/3/19 12:38 PM:
Hi All,

During storms in the area we sometimes send out the Storm
Report and
Severe WX forms to report conditions. I noticed that Winlink
has just
a plain Weather Report form. I was wondering if anyone created a
custom form to just report things like the temperature, wind,
humidity etc.

The custom form process in Flmsg is a nice feature. I just
can't get
my HTML skills up enough to design a nice looking form.

73, Ron NY3J




--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM
Cheshire County EC
NHARES


General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| 30-44 | Whole trees in motion. Inconvenient walking into the |
| mph | wind. Light-weight loose objects (e.g., lawn |
| (26-39 | furniture) tossed or toppled. |
| kt) | |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Large trees bend; twigs, small limbs break and a few |
| 45-57 | larger dead or weak branches may break. Old/weak |
| mph | structures (e.g., sheds, barns) may sustain minor |
| (39-49 | damage (roof, doors). Buildings partially under |
| kt) | construction may be damaged. A few loose shingles |
| | removed from houses. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 58-74 | Large limbs break; shallow rooted trees pushed over. |
| mph | Semi-trucks overturned. More significant damage to |
| (50-64 | old/weak structures. Shingles, awnings removed from |
| kt) | houses; damage to chimneys and antennas. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Widespread damage to trees with large limbs down or |
| 75-89 | trees broken/uprooted. Mobile homes may be pushed off |
| mph | foundation or overturned. Roof may be partially |
| (65-77 | peeled off industrial/commercial/ warehouse |
| kt) | buildings. Some minor roof damage to homes. Weak |
| | structures (e.g., farm buildings, airplane hangars) |
| | may be severely damaged. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 90+ | Many large trees broken and uprooted. Mobile homes |
| mph | damaged. Roofs partially peeled off homes and |
| (78+ | buildings. Moving automobiles pushed off the road. |
| kt) | Barns, sheds demolished. |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

Back to links

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS |
| |
| [ Load Local WX Report Data ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Call sign: __________________ | Observer Name: |
| | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Date: [ ] | Report Time: (local): [ ] |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Location: | Optional GPS Coordinates: |
| ___________________________________________________ | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| City: _________________________________________ | County: _____________________ |
| State: ___ | |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Measurements used: [ ] Metric [ ] Imperial |
| |
| Current Condidtions: Check all that apply |
| [ ] SUN [ ] RAIN [ ] THUNDER STORM [ ] HAIL |
| [ ] SNOW [ ] BLIZZARD [ ] TORNADO [ ] HURRICANE |
| [ ] FOG [ ] CLOUDY |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Temperature [ -- ] °C HUMIDITY: [ -- ] % DEWPOINT [ -- ] °C |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Barometer _________ millibars Three hour trend [ ] RISING [ ] STEADY [ ] |
| DROPPING |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Cloud cover description: |
| _______________________________________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Speed: [ -- ] KM/h |
| [ ] Estimated |
| [ ] Measured Direction From: |
| [ ] Select Direction |
| [ ] North |
| [ ] North East |
| [ ] East |
| [ ] South East |
| [ ] South |
| [ ] South West |
| [ ] West |
| [ ] North West |
| [ ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Gusts: [ -- ] KM/h Wind Gusts MAX: [ -- ] KM/h |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rain 1 HR: ___________ millimeters Rain Total: ___________ millimeters |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Snow 1 HR: ___________ centimeters Snow Total: ___________ centimeters Water |
| Content: ________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| NWS Level: |
| [ ] NONE Issued |
| [ ] ADVISE |
| [ ] WATCH |
| [ ] WARNING _________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Notes: (optional) |
| |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| |
| [ Save Local WX Data ] [ Submit ] [ Reset Form ] |
| Form Concept by |
| KF5SMH Ver 1.4 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM



<Local Weather Report.html>


--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM

Re: Weather Form

Al Szymanski
 

Larry Levesque , Al Szymanski here (K7AOZ).
Explanation of my background to set a stage: Computer Consulting from 1978-1990, wrote about a hundred web pages the old fashioned way - no super-tools , pre-css etc. 
I looked at your code and would like to make a couple of comments , hopefully taken constructively.
1) You have a div callled pop1 , which is never called from the displayed page that I can tell. Extraneous or Leftover data from original coding?
2) The CSS also looks to be extraneous.
3. Attached is an edited version with 206 lines of code v.s. 443 lines. [12969 bytes v.s. 18272 bytes ]
Since the goal is to send this code via radio , a reduction of almost half the size will mean a transmission time of half.
I am quite comfortable with old HTML and use CSS when it’s really needed ( rarely IMHO ).
Hope this helps.
Al


On Dec 15, 2019, at 6:22 PM, Larry Levesque <ka1vgm@...> wrote:

I had to remove a lot of the file load/save and other script functionality for this to work.
Try it out and let me know what you think.



On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:09:23PM -0500, Ron via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Larry,

To my rescue again :-) You made a report for the Bucks County's Pandemic
Drill a few years back and man was it a hit.

Attached is the form from Winlink that got me thinking. Hopefully I can send
files to the group.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:54 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
If someone makes a crude drawing of a form with the fields I can create a
custom form

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM Ron via Groups.Io
<rwenig@... <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io>> wrote:

  Thanks Michael,

  That's what I was thinking. I usually use the WX macro and have the
  METAR data pop up. Then copy and paste to an Flmsg. I thought it
  would
  be cool to have a custom form to enter that information from the
  macro
  or if someone had a weather station at their QTH then use that data.

  73, Ron NY3J

  On 12/3/2019 9:05 PM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
FWIW, some agencies are gong with a standard METAR format, like
  NOAA
uses for airport weather. It's a quick code format that includes
  wind
speed and direction, current temperature, visibility, cloud
conditions, barometric pressure, etc.

Michael WA7SKG

Ron via Groups.Io wrote on 12/3/19 12:38 PM:
Hi All,

During storms in the area we sometimes send out the Storm
  Report and
Severe WX forms to report conditions. I noticed that Winlink
  has just
a plain Weather Report form. I was wondering if anyone created a
custom form to just report things like the temperature, wind,
humidity etc.

The custom form process in Flmsg is a nice feature. I just
  can't get
my HTML skills up enough to design a nice looking form.

73, Ron NY3J







-- 
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM
Cheshire County EC
NHARES






  General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds

  +----------------------------------------------------------------+
  | 30-44  | Whole trees in motion. Inconvenient walking into the  |
  | mph    | wind. Light-weight loose objects (e.g., lawn          |
  | (26-39 | furniture) tossed or toppled.                         |
  | kt)    |                                                       |
  |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
  |        | Large trees bend; twigs, small limbs break and a few  |
  | 45-57  | larger dead or weak branches may break. Old/weak      |
  | mph    | structures (e.g., sheds, barns) may sustain minor     |
  | (39-49 | damage (roof, doors). Buildings partially under       |
  | kt)    | construction may be damaged. A few loose shingles     |
  |        | removed from houses.                                  |
  |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
  | 58-74  | Large limbs break; shallow rooted trees pushed over.  |
  | mph    | Semi-trucks overturned. More significant damage to    |
  | (50-64 | old/weak structures. Shingles, awnings removed from   |
  | kt)    | houses; damage to chimneys and antennas.              |
  |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
  |        | Widespread damage to trees with large limbs down or   |
  | 75-89  | trees broken/uprooted. Mobile homes may be pushed off |
  | mph    | foundation or overturned. Roof may be partially       |
  | (65-77 | peeled off industrial/commercial/ warehouse           |
  | kt)    | buildings. Some minor roof damage to homes. Weak      |
  |        | structures (e.g., farm buildings, airplane hangars)   |
  |        | may be severely damaged.                              |
  |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
  | 90+    | Many large trees broken and uprooted. Mobile homes    |
  | mph    | damaged. Roofs partially peeled off homes and         |
  | (78+   | buildings. Moving automobiles pushed off the road.    |
  | kt)    | Barns, sheds demolished.                              |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------+

  Back to links

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 
|                           CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS                            | 
|                                                                                       | 
|                            [  Load Local WX Report Data  ]                            | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Call sign: __________________                       | Observer Name:                  | 
|                                                     | _______________________________ | 
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------| 
| Date:  [  ]                                         |  Report Time: (local): [  ]     | 
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------| 
| Location:                                           | Optional GPS Coordinates:       | 
| ___________________________________________________ | _______________________________ | 
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------| 
| City: _________________________________________     | County: _____________________   | 
|     State: ___                                      |                                 | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Measurements used:  [ ] Metric     [ ] Imperial                                       | 
|                                                                                       | 
|  Current Condidtions: Check all that apply                                            | 
| [ ] SUN   [ ] RAIN      [ ] THUNDER STORM                    [ ] HAIL                 | 
| [ ] SNOW  [ ] BLIZZARD  [ ] TORNADO                          [ ] HURRICANE            | 
| [ ] FOG   [ ] CLOUDY                                                                  | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Temperature   [ -- ] °C               HUMIDITY: [ -- ] %          DEWPOINT [ -- ] °C  | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Barometer _________ millibars        Three hour trend [ ] RISING   [ ] STEADY   [ ]   | 
| DROPPING                                                                              | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Cloud cover description:                                                              | 
| _______________________________________________________________________               | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Wind Speed: [ -- ]   KM/h                                                             | 
| [ ] Estimated                                                                         | 
| [ ] Measured   Direction From:                                                        | 
| [ ] Select Direction                                                                  | 
| [ ] North                                                                             | 
| [ ] North East                                                                        | 
| [ ] East                                                                              | 
| [ ] South East                                                                        | 
| [ ] South                                                                             | 
| [ ] South West                                                                        | 
| [ ] West                                                                              | 
| [ ] North West                                                                        | 
| [ ]                                                                                   | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Wind Gusts: [ -- ]   KM/h   Wind Gusts MAX: [ -- ]   KM/h                             | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Rain 1 HR: ___________  millimeters     Rain Total: ___________ millimeters           | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| Snow 1 HR: ___________ centimeters    Snow Total: ___________ centimeters    Water    | 
| Content: ________________                                                             | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| NWS Level:                                                                            | 
| [ ] NONE Issued                                                                       | 
| [ ] ADVISE                                                                            | 
| [ ] WATCH                                                                             | 
| [ ] WARNING _________________________________________                                 | 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|    Notes: (optional)                                                                  | 
|                                                                                       | 
| ______________________________________________________________________________        | 
| ______________________________________________________________________________        | 
| ______________________________________________________________________________        | 
| ______________________________________________________________________________        | 
|                                                                                       | 
| [ Save Local WX Data ]     [ Submit ]    [ Reset Form  ]                              | 
|                            Form Concept by                                            | 
| KF5SMH                                           Ver 1.4                              | 
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 


-- 
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM



<Local Weather Report.html>

Re: Weather Form

 

WT,

Here it is. It looks like it doesn't remember entries like name and address but it does look good. Larry does nice work.

Ron

On 12/15/2019 9:53 PM, W. T. Jones wrote:
Ron,

Send me your modified report so I don't have to diddle with it.

Regards,

WT
Real heroes do not wear capes. They wear dog tags, turnout gear, and badges!


On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 9:48 PM Ron via Groups.Io <rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Larry,

Thanks so much, it looks great. Now I can take readings from my local
weather station and send it using Flmsg.

I added:

<META NAME="EDITABLE" CONTENT="true">
<META NAME="MENU_ITEM" CONTENT="Local Weather">

After the <head> tag to make it show up in the list of Custom Forms.

Thanks again, 73, Ron NY3J

On 12/15/2019 9:22 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
> I had to remove a lot of the file load/save and other script functionality for this to work.
> Try it out and let me know what you think.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:09:23PM -0500, Ron via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Hi Larry,
>>
>> To my rescue again :-) You made a report for the Bucks County's Pandemic
>> Drill a few years back and man was it a hit.
>>
>> Attached is the form from Winlink that got me thinking. Hopefully I can send
>> files to the group.
>>
>> 73, Ron NY3J
>>
>> On 12/3/2019 9:54 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
>>> If someone makes a crude drawing of a form with the fields I can create a
>>> custom form
>>>
>>> On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM Ron via Groups.Io
>>> <rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Thanks Michael,
>>>
>>>     That's what I was thinking. I usually use the WX macro and have the
>>>     METAR data pop up. Then copy and paste to an Flmsg. I thought it
>>>     would
>>>     be cool to have a custom form to enter that information from the
>>>     macro
>>>     or if someone had a weather station at their QTH then use that data.
>>>
>>>     73, Ron NY3J
>>>
>>>     On 12/3/2019 9:05 PM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
>>>     > FWIW, some agencies are gong with a standard METAR format, like
>>>     NOAA
>>>     > uses for airport weather. It's a quick code format that includes
>>>     wind
>>>     > speed and direction, current temperature, visibility, cloud
>>>     > conditions, barometric pressure, etc.
>>>     >
>>>     > Michael WA7SKG
>>>     >
>>>     > Ron via Groups.Io wrote on 12/3/19 12:38 PM:
>>>     >> Hi All,
>>>     >>
>>>     >> During storms in the area we sometimes send out the Storm
>>>     Report and
>>>     >> Severe WX forms to report conditions. I noticed that Winlink
>>>     has just
>>>     >> a plain Weather Report form. I was wondering if anyone created a
>>>     >> custom form to just report things like the temperature, wind,
>>>     >> humidity etc.
>>>     >>
>>>     >> The custom form process in Flmsg is a nice feature. I just
>>>     can't get
>>>     >> my HTML skills up enough to design a nice looking form.
>>>     >>
>>>     >> 73, Ron NY3J
>>>     >
>>>     >
>>>     >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Larry Levesque
>>> KA1VGM
>>> Cheshire County EC
>>> NHARES
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>     General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds
>>
>>     +----------------------------------------------------------------+
>>     | 30-44  | Whole trees in motion. Inconvenient walking into the  |
>>     | mph    | wind. Light-weight loose objects (e.g., lawn          |
>>     | (26-39 | furniture) tossed or toppled.                         |
>>     | kt)    |                                                       |
>>     |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
>>     |        | Large trees bend; twigs, small limbs break and a few  |
>>     | 45-57  | larger dead or weak branches may break. Old/weak      |
>>     | mph    | structures (e.g., sheds, barns) may sustain minor     |
>>     | (39-49 | damage (roof, doors). Buildings partially under       |
>>     | kt)    | construction may be damaged. A few loose shingles     |
>>     |        | removed from houses.                                  |
>>     |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
>>     | 58-74  | Large limbs break; shallow rooted trees pushed over.  |
>>     | mph    | Semi-trucks overturned. More significant damage to    |
>>     | (50-64 | old/weak structures. Shingles, awnings removed from   |
>>     | kt)    | houses; damage to chimneys and antennas.              |
>>     |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
>>     |        | Widespread damage to trees with large limbs down or   |
>>     | 75-89  | trees broken/uprooted. Mobile homes may be pushed off |
>>     | mph    | foundation or overturned. Roof may be partially       |
>>     | (65-77 | peeled off industrial/commercial/ warehouse           |
>>     | kt)    | buildings. Some minor roof damage to homes. Weak      |
>>     |        | structures (e.g., farm buildings, airplane hangars)   |
>>     |        | may be severely damaged.                              |
>>     |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
>>     | 90+    | Many large trees broken and uprooted. Mobile homes    |
>>     | mph    | damaged. Roofs partially peeled off homes and         |
>>     | (78+   | buildings. Moving automobiles pushed off the road.    |
>>     | kt)    | Barns, sheds demolished.                              |
>>     +----------------------------------------------------------------+
>>
>>     Back to links
>>
>> +---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
>> |                           CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS                            |
>> |                                                                                       |
>> |                            [  Load Local WX Report Data  ]                            |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Call sign: __________________                       | Observer Name:                  |
>> |                                                     | _______________________________ |
>> |-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
>> | Date:  [  ]                                         |  Report Time: (local): [  ]     |
>> |-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
>> | Location:                                           | Optional GPS Coordinates:       |
>> | ___________________________________________________ | _______________________________ |
>> |-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
>> | City: _________________________________________     | County: _____________________   |
>> |     State: ___                                      |                                 |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Measurements used:  [ ] Metric     [ ] Imperial                                       |
>> |                                                                                       |
>> |  Current Condidtions: Check all that apply                                            |
>> | [ ] SUN   [ ] RAIN      [ ] THUNDER STORM                    [ ] HAIL                 |
>> | [ ] SNOW  [ ] BLIZZARD  [ ] TORNADO                          [ ] HURRICANE            |
>> | [ ] FOG   [ ] CLOUDY                                                                  |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Temperature   [ -- ] °C               HUMIDITY: [ -- ] %          DEWPOINT [ -- ] °C  |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Barometer _________ millibars        Three hour trend [ ] RISING   [ ] STEADY   [ ]   |
>> | DROPPING                                                                              |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Cloud cover description:                                                              |
>> | _______________________________________________________________________               |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Wind Speed: [ -- ]   KM/h                                                             |
>> | [ ] Estimated                                                                         |
>> | [ ] Measured   Direction From:                                                        |
>> | [ ] Select Direction                                                                  |
>> | [ ] North                                                                             |
>> | [ ] North East                                                                        |
>> | [ ] East                                                                              |
>> | [ ] South East                                                                        |
>> | [ ] South                                                                             |
>> | [ ] South West                                                                        |
>> | [ ] West                                                                              |
>> | [ ] North West                                                                        |
>> | [ ]                                                                                   |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Wind Gusts: [ -- ]   KM/h   Wind Gusts MAX: [ -- ]   KM/h                             |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Rain 1 HR: ___________  millimeters     Rain Total: ___________ millimeters           |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Snow 1 HR: ___________ centimeters    Snow Total: ___________ centimeters    Water    |
>> | Content: ________________                                                             |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | NWS Level:                                                                            |
>> | [ ] NONE Issued                                                                       |
>> | [ ] ADVISE                                                                            |
>> | [ ] WATCH                                                                             |
>> | [ ] WARNING _________________________________________                                 |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> |    Notes: (optional)                                                                  |
>> |                                                                                       |
>> | ______________________________________________________________________________        |
>> | ______________________________________________________________________________        |
>> | ______________________________________________________________________________        |
>> | ______________________________________________________________________________        |
>> |                                                                                       |
>> | [ Save Local WX Data ]     [ Submit ]    [ Reset Form  ]                              |
>> |                            Form Concept by                                            |
>> | KF5SMH                                           Ver 1.4                              |
>> +---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
>






Re: Weather Form

Al Massaro
 

Looks very good, I like the additions!
AL M
KF5SMH

Re: Weather Form

W. T. Jones <wn3lif@...>
 

Ron,

Send me your modified report so I don't have to diddle with it.

Regards,

WT
Real heroes do not wear capes. They wear dog tags, turnout gear, and badges!


On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 9:48 PM Ron via Groups.Io <rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Larry,

Thanks so much, it looks great. Now I can take readings from my local
weather station and send it using Flmsg.

I added:

<META NAME="EDITABLE" CONTENT="true">
<META NAME="MENU_ITEM" CONTENT="Local Weather">

After the <head> tag to make it show up in the list of Custom Forms.

Thanks again, 73, Ron NY3J

On 12/15/2019 9:22 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
> I had to remove a lot of the file load/save and other script functionality for this to work.
> Try it out and let me know what you think.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:09:23PM -0500, Ron via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Hi Larry,
>>
>> To my rescue again :-) You made a report for the Bucks County's Pandemic
>> Drill a few years back and man was it a hit.
>>
>> Attached is the form from Winlink that got me thinking. Hopefully I can send
>> files to the group.
>>
>> 73, Ron NY3J
>>
>> On 12/3/2019 9:54 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
>>> If someone makes a crude drawing of a form with the fields I can create a
>>> custom form
>>>
>>> On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM Ron via Groups.Io
>>> <rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Thanks Michael,
>>>
>>>     That's what I was thinking. I usually use the WX macro and have the
>>>     METAR data pop up. Then copy and paste to an Flmsg. I thought it
>>>     would
>>>     be cool to have a custom form to enter that information from the
>>>     macro
>>>     or if someone had a weather station at their QTH then use that data.
>>>
>>>     73, Ron NY3J
>>>
>>>     On 12/3/2019 9:05 PM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
>>>     > FWIW, some agencies are gong with a standard METAR format, like
>>>     NOAA
>>>     > uses for airport weather. It's a quick code format that includes
>>>     wind
>>>     > speed and direction, current temperature, visibility, cloud
>>>     > conditions, barometric pressure, etc.
>>>     >
>>>     > Michael WA7SKG
>>>     >
>>>     > Ron via Groups.Io wrote on 12/3/19 12:38 PM:
>>>     >> Hi All,
>>>     >>
>>>     >> During storms in the area we sometimes send out the Storm
>>>     Report and
>>>     >> Severe WX forms to report conditions. I noticed that Winlink
>>>     has just
>>>     >> a plain Weather Report form. I was wondering if anyone created a
>>>     >> custom form to just report things like the temperature, wind,
>>>     >> humidity etc.
>>>     >>
>>>     >> The custom form process in Flmsg is a nice feature. I just
>>>     can't get
>>>     >> my HTML skills up enough to design a nice looking form.
>>>     >>
>>>     >> 73, Ron NY3J
>>>     >
>>>     >
>>>     >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Larry Levesque
>>> KA1VGM
>>> Cheshire County EC
>>> NHARES
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>     General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds
>>
>>     +----------------------------------------------------------------+
>>     | 30-44  | Whole trees in motion. Inconvenient walking into the  |
>>     | mph    | wind. Light-weight loose objects (e.g., lawn          |
>>     | (26-39 | furniture) tossed or toppled.                         |
>>     | kt)    |                                                       |
>>     |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
>>     |        | Large trees bend; twigs, small limbs break and a few  |
>>     | 45-57  | larger dead or weak branches may break. Old/weak      |
>>     | mph    | structures (e.g., sheds, barns) may sustain minor     |
>>     | (39-49 | damage (roof, doors). Buildings partially under       |
>>     | kt)    | construction may be damaged. A few loose shingles     |
>>     |        | removed from houses.                                  |
>>     |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
>>     | 58-74  | Large limbs break; shallow rooted trees pushed over.  |
>>     | mph    | Semi-trucks overturned. More significant damage to    |
>>     | (50-64 | old/weak structures. Shingles, awnings removed from   |
>>     | kt)    | houses; damage to chimneys and antennas.              |
>>     |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
>>     |        | Widespread damage to trees with large limbs down or   |
>>     | 75-89  | trees broken/uprooted. Mobile homes may be pushed off |
>>     | mph    | foundation or overturned. Roof may be partially       |
>>     | (65-77 | peeled off industrial/commercial/ warehouse           |
>>     | kt)    | buildings. Some minor roof damage to homes. Weak      |
>>     |        | structures (e.g., farm buildings, airplane hangars)   |
>>     |        | may be severely damaged.                              |
>>     |--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
>>     | 90+    | Many large trees broken and uprooted. Mobile homes    |
>>     | mph    | damaged. Roofs partially peeled off homes and         |
>>     | (78+   | buildings. Moving automobiles pushed off the road.    |
>>     | kt)    | Barns, sheds demolished.                              |
>>     +----------------------------------------------------------------+
>>
>>     Back to links
>>
>> +---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
>> |                           CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS                            |
>> |                                                                                       |
>> |                            [  Load Local WX Report Data  ]                            |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Call sign: __________________                       | Observer Name:                  |
>> |                                                     | _______________________________ |
>> |-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
>> | Date:  [  ]                                         |  Report Time: (local): [  ]     |
>> |-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
>> | Location:                                           | Optional GPS Coordinates:       |
>> | ___________________________________________________ | _______________________________ |
>> |-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
>> | City: _________________________________________     | County: _____________________   |
>> |     State: ___                                      |                                 |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Measurements used:  [ ] Metric     [ ] Imperial                                       |
>> |                                                                                       |
>> |  Current Condidtions: Check all that apply                                            |
>> | [ ] SUN   [ ] RAIN      [ ] THUNDER STORM                    [ ] HAIL                 |
>> | [ ] SNOW  [ ] BLIZZARD  [ ] TORNADO                          [ ] HURRICANE            |
>> | [ ] FOG   [ ] CLOUDY                                                                  |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Temperature   [ -- ] °C               HUMIDITY: [ -- ] %          DEWPOINT [ -- ] °C  |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Barometer _________ millibars        Three hour trend [ ] RISING   [ ] STEADY   [ ]   |
>> | DROPPING                                                                              |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Cloud cover description:                                                              |
>> | _______________________________________________________________________               |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Wind Speed: [ -- ]   KM/h                                                             |
>> | [ ] Estimated                                                                         |
>> | [ ] Measured   Direction From:                                                        |
>> | [ ] Select Direction                                                                  |
>> | [ ] North                                                                             |
>> | [ ] North East                                                                        |
>> | [ ] East                                                                              |
>> | [ ] South East                                                                        |
>> | [ ] South                                                                             |
>> | [ ] South West                                                                        |
>> | [ ] West                                                                              |
>> | [ ] North West                                                                        |
>> | [ ]                                                                                   |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Wind Gusts: [ -- ]   KM/h   Wind Gusts MAX: [ -- ]   KM/h                             |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Rain 1 HR: ___________  millimeters     Rain Total: ___________ millimeters           |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | Snow 1 HR: ___________ centimeters    Snow Total: ___________ centimeters    Water    |
>> | Content: ________________                                                             |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> | NWS Level:                                                                            |
>> | [ ] NONE Issued                                                                       |
>> | [ ] ADVISE                                                                            |
>> | [ ] WATCH                                                                             |
>> | [ ] WARNING _________________________________________                                 |
>> |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
>> |    Notes: (optional)                                                                  |
>> |                                                                                       |
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>> | ______________________________________________________________________________        |
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>> | [ Save Local WX Data ]     [ Submit ]    [ Reset Form  ]                              |
>> |                            Form Concept by                                            |
>> | KF5SMH                                           Ver 1.4                              |
>> +---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
>





Re: Weather Form

 

Larry,

Thanks so much, it looks great. Now I can take readings from my local weather station and send it using Flmsg.

I added:

<META NAME="EDITABLE" CONTENT="true">
<META NAME="MENU_ITEM" CONTENT="Local Weather">

After the <head> tag to make it show up in the list of Custom Forms.

Thanks again, 73, Ron NY3J

On 12/15/2019 9:22 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
I had to remove a lot of the file load/save and other script functionality for this to work.
Try it out and let me know what you think.



On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:09:23PM -0500, Ron via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Larry,

To my rescue again :-) You made a report for the Bucks County's Pandemic
Drill a few years back and man was it a hit.

Attached is the form from Winlink that got me thinking. Hopefully I can send
files to the group.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:54 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
If someone makes a crude drawing of a form with the fields I can create a
custom form

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM Ron via Groups.Io
<rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io>> wrote:

Thanks Michael,

That's what I was thinking. I usually use the WX macro and have the
METAR data pop up. Then copy and paste to an Flmsg. I thought it
would
be cool to have a custom form to enter that information from the
macro
or if someone had a weather station at their QTH then use that data.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:05 PM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
> FWIW, some agencies are gong with a standard METAR format, like
NOAA
> uses for airport weather. It's a quick code format that includes
wind
> speed and direction, current temperature, visibility, cloud
> conditions, barometric pressure, etc.
>
> Michael WA7SKG
>
> Ron via Groups.Io wrote on 12/3/19 12:38 PM:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> During storms in the area we sometimes send out the Storm
Report and
>> Severe WX forms to report conditions. I noticed that Winlink
has just
>> a plain Weather Report form. I was wondering if anyone created a
>> custom form to just report things like the temperature, wind,
>> humidity etc.
>>
>> The custom form process in Flmsg is a nice feature. I just
can't get
>> my HTML skills up enough to design a nice looking form.
>>
>> 73, Ron NY3J
>
>
>




--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM
Cheshire County EC
NHARES


General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| 30-44 | Whole trees in motion. Inconvenient walking into the |
| mph | wind. Light-weight loose objects (e.g., lawn |
| (26-39 | furniture) tossed or toppled. |
| kt) | |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Large trees bend; twigs, small limbs break and a few |
| 45-57 | larger dead or weak branches may break. Old/weak |
| mph | structures (e.g., sheds, barns) may sustain minor |
| (39-49 | damage (roof, doors). Buildings partially under |
| kt) | construction may be damaged. A few loose shingles |
| | removed from houses. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 58-74 | Large limbs break; shallow rooted trees pushed over. |
| mph | Semi-trucks overturned. More significant damage to |
| (50-64 | old/weak structures. Shingles, awnings removed from |
| kt) | houses; damage to chimneys and antennas. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Widespread damage to trees with large limbs down or |
| 75-89 | trees broken/uprooted. Mobile homes may be pushed off |
| mph | foundation or overturned. Roof may be partially |
| (65-77 | peeled off industrial/commercial/ warehouse |
| kt) | buildings. Some minor roof damage to homes. Weak |
| | structures (e.g., farm buildings, airplane hangars) |
| | may be severely damaged. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 90+ | Many large trees broken and uprooted. Mobile homes |
| mph | damaged. Roofs partially peeled off homes and |
| (78+ | buildings. Moving automobiles pushed off the road. |
| kt) | Barns, sheds demolished. |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

Back to links

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS |
| |
| [ Load Local WX Report Data ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Call sign: __________________ | Observer Name: |
| | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Date: [ ] | Report Time: (local): [ ] |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Location: | Optional GPS Coordinates: |
| ___________________________________________________ | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| City: _________________________________________ | County: _____________________ |
| State: ___ | |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Measurements used: [ ] Metric [ ] Imperial |
| |
| Current Condidtions: Check all that apply |
| [ ] SUN [ ] RAIN [ ] THUNDER STORM [ ] HAIL |
| [ ] SNOW [ ] BLIZZARD [ ] TORNADO [ ] HURRICANE |
| [ ] FOG [ ] CLOUDY |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Temperature [ -- ] °C HUMIDITY: [ -- ] % DEWPOINT [ -- ] °C |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Barometer _________ millibars Three hour trend [ ] RISING [ ] STEADY [ ] |
| DROPPING |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Cloud cover description: |
| _______________________________________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Speed: [ -- ] KM/h |
| [ ] Estimated |
| [ ] Measured Direction From: |
| [ ] Select Direction |
| [ ] North |
| [ ] North East |
| [ ] East |
| [ ] South East |
| [ ] South |
| [ ] South West |
| [ ] West |
| [ ] North West |
| [ ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Gusts: [ -- ] KM/h Wind Gusts MAX: [ -- ] KM/h |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rain 1 HR: ___________ millimeters Rain Total: ___________ millimeters |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Snow 1 HR: ___________ centimeters Snow Total: ___________ centimeters Water |
| Content: ________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| NWS Level: |
| [ ] NONE Issued |
| [ ] ADVISE |
| [ ] WATCH |
| [ ] WARNING _________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Notes: (optional) |
| |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| |
| [ Save Local WX Data ] [ Submit ] [ Reset Form ] |
| Form Concept by |
| KF5SMH Ver 1.4 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Re: Weather Form

Larry Levesque
 

I had to remove a lot of the file load/save and other script functionality for this to work.
Try it out and let me know what you think.

On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:09:23PM -0500, Ron via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Larry,

To my rescue again :-) You made a report for the Bucks County's Pandemic
Drill a few years back and man was it a hit.

Attached is the form from Winlink that got me thinking. Hopefully I can send
files to the group.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:54 PM, Larry Levesque wrote:
If someone makes a crude drawing of a form with the fields I can create a
custom form

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM Ron via Groups.Io
<rwenig=verizon.net@groups.io <mailto:verizon.net@groups.io>> wrote:

Thanks Michael,

That's what I was thinking. I usually use the WX macro and have the
METAR data pop up. Then copy and paste to an Flmsg. I thought it
would
be cool to have a custom form to enter that information from the
macro
or if someone had a weather station at their QTH then use that data.

73, Ron NY3J

On 12/3/2019 9:05 PM, Michael WA7SKG wrote:
> FWIW, some agencies are gong with a standard METAR format, like
NOAA
> uses for airport weather. It's a quick code format that includes
wind
> speed and direction, current temperature, visibility, cloud
> conditions, barometric pressure, etc.
>
> Michael WA7SKG
>
> Ron via Groups.Io wrote on 12/3/19 12:38 PM:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> During storms in the area we sometimes send out the Storm
Report and
>> Severe WX forms to report conditions. I noticed that Winlink
has just
>> a plain Weather Report form. I was wondering if anyone created a
>> custom form to just report things like the temperature, wind,
>> humidity etc.
>>
>> The custom form process in Flmsg is a nice feature. I just
can't get
>> my HTML skills up enough to design a nice looking form.
>>
>> 73, Ron NY3J
>
>
>




--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM
Cheshire County EC
NHARES


General Guidelines for Estimating Wind Speeds

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| 30-44 | Whole trees in motion. Inconvenient walking into the |
| mph | wind. Light-weight loose objects (e.g., lawn |
| (26-39 | furniture) tossed or toppled. |
| kt) | |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Large trees bend; twigs, small limbs break and a few |
| 45-57 | larger dead or weak branches may break. Old/weak |
| mph | structures (e.g., sheds, barns) may sustain minor |
| (39-49 | damage (roof, doors). Buildings partially under |
| kt) | construction may be damaged. A few loose shingles |
| | removed from houses. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 58-74 | Large limbs break; shallow rooted trees pushed over. |
| mph | Semi-trucks overturned. More significant damage to |
| (50-64 | old/weak structures. Shingles, awnings removed from |
| kt) | houses; damage to chimneys and antennas. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| | Widespread damage to trees with large limbs down or |
| 75-89 | trees broken/uprooted. Mobile homes may be pushed off |
| mph | foundation or overturned. Roof may be partially |
| (65-77 | peeled off industrial/commercial/ warehouse |
| kt) | buildings. Some minor roof damage to homes. Weak |
| | structures (e.g., farm buildings, airplane hangars) |
| | may be severely damaged. |
|--------+-------------------------------------------------------|
| 90+ | Many large trees broken and uprooted. Mobile homes |
| mph | damaged. Roofs partially peeled off homes and |
| (78+ | buildings. Moving automobiles pushed off the road. |
| kt) | Barns, sheds demolished. |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

Back to links

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS |
| |
| [ Load Local WX Report Data ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Call sign: __________________ | Observer Name: |
| | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Date: [ ] | Report Time: (local): [ ] |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| Location: | Optional GPS Coordinates: |
| ___________________________________________________ | _______________________________ |
|-----------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| City: _________________________________________ | County: _____________________ |
| State: ___ | |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Measurements used: [ ] Metric [ ] Imperial |
| |
| Current Condidtions: Check all that apply |
| [ ] SUN [ ] RAIN [ ] THUNDER STORM [ ] HAIL |
| [ ] SNOW [ ] BLIZZARD [ ] TORNADO [ ] HURRICANE |
| [ ] FOG [ ] CLOUDY |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Temperature [ -- ] °C HUMIDITY: [ -- ] % DEWPOINT [ -- ] °C |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Barometer _________ millibars Three hour trend [ ] RISING [ ] STEADY [ ] |
| DROPPING |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Cloud cover description: |
| _______________________________________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Speed: [ -- ] KM/h |
| [ ] Estimated |
| [ ] Measured Direction From: |
| [ ] Select Direction |
| [ ] North |
| [ ] North East |
| [ ] East |
| [ ] South East |
| [ ] South |
| [ ] South West |
| [ ] West |
| [ ] North West |
| [ ] |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wind Gusts: [ -- ] KM/h Wind Gusts MAX: [ -- ] KM/h |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rain 1 HR: ___________ millimeters Rain Total: ___________ millimeters |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Snow 1 HR: ___________ centimeters Snow Total: ___________ centimeters Water |
| Content: ________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| NWS Level: |
| [ ] NONE Issued |
| [ ] ADVISE |
| [ ] WATCH |
| [ ] WARNING _________________________________________ |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Notes: (optional) |
| |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| ______________________________________________________________________________ |
| |
| [ Save Local WX Data ] [ Submit ] [ Reset Form ] |
| Form Concept by |
| KF5SMH Ver 1.4 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
--
Larry Levesque
KA1VGM