[aprssig] NWS SAME useful for APRS weather feed?

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Mon Aug 29 10:08:03 EDT 2005

Does the SAME data put out over NOAA weather radio contain a full alert 
feed, such as the Igate system currently puts out on RF?

SAME is described here: http://weather.gov/nwr/nwrsame.htm

Does anyone know of a decoder circuit for SAME?  Google didn't help me.

It seems to me that, if NOAA is transmitting this data over the 162.xxx 
channels, it wouldn't take a lot of work to gateway this data onto 
APRS-RF.  After looking at the technical specs I would hazard a guess 
that using a NOAA receiver, a small board with an XR2211, and some new 
firmware for an X-track, OpenTracker, or TT one could have a 
computer-less internet-less local weather alert feed for APRS.


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