[aprssig] New APRS Client, Request for Developers

Robbie - WA9INF mwrobertson at comcast.net
Sat Feb 18 21:41:40 EST 2006

Andy AB9FX wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
> To: <archer at eskimo.com>; <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 18:54
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] New APRS Client, Request for Developers
>>>> archer at eskimo.com 02/18/06 8:32 PM >>>
>> I just saw another bug this week from a UI-View
>> weather station that...  If the barometric pressure
>> is too low, UI-View sends 4 numerals in the field
>> instead of five.  Other clients don't decode
>> it because it isn't per the spec.
> Hummh...  I thought it was actually the other way around.
> No need to send the 1 when above 1000 mb because
> the only other thing it can be is in the 900's....
> I thought that was the way APRS does it.
> I assumed the spec does it that way too...
> Maybe I am remembering wrong.
> Bob
> I think, there should be five digit number for barometric pressure 
> (b.....) and it cause the problem.
> UI-View uses .txt file with already formatted wx data, so weather 
> software probably do the mistake, not UI-View.
> 73!
> Andy

Bob and the group,

UI-View32 uses a text file that the weather programs format as Andy 
says, in Weather-Display, the WXNOW.TXT file that UI-View32 uses is 
format as:


And we can see that b10105 is 5 digits which is according to Specs.. 
Maybe some other weather programs are not following the specs for one 
reason or the other?


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