[aprssig] Wind speed/direction
bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jul 29 10:29:15 EDT 2004
I assumed that the proposed wind-speed-only solution
had been checked on the kenwoods. If that doesnt
work then I agree, use the format that does. Bob, WB4APR
>>> jj at aprsworld.net 7/28/04 11:38:27 PM >>>
> >Is it ok to send ".../010"? It appears to allow that in the spec,
> >but no examples like that are given.
> Yes, that is what I would do. I cannot guarantee what
> client software will do with it, but I would consider that
> to be IAW the spec...
> Bob Bruninga
> Technical Chair, APRS-WG
Bob, I gotta say that I am upset and completely shocked at this.
You personally belittled me for ignoring the Kenwoods when my weather
were sending the format you just described. There was a very public
discussion of this topic on APRSSIG sometime in the last year. I would
recommend that you and everyone else on the SIG check it out.
After all of the personal attacks subsided it was concluded that the
radios would not decode a packet like .../010 and it instead needed a
format packet. I also recall that most everyone but you read the spec
as .../010 being a perfectly valid report - per spec - but was not
by the Kenwood radios.
Being that you now have made the same "mistake" as I, and others, have
respect to sending wind speeds without wind directions, I would
that you amend the spec to make this clear.
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