[aprssig] NWS SAME useful for APRS weather feed?

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Mon Aug 29 14:51:03 EDT 2005

Y'all might want to look at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/vtec/ regarding 
the data associated in the SVR, TOR, SMW, and FFW messages  with VTEC.


Jason Winningham wrote:
> 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.
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
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