[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 57, Issue 18

Matt Murphy matt.kc8bew at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 19:53:12 EDT 2009

WXSpots works via the internet though.  Where this would work is from
monitoring hams in the reported area could resend the info via APRS or voice
net.  WXSpots does not communicate with the NWS automatically.

Matt Murphy, kc8bew
Muskingum Co. ARES EC

> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 07:36:59 -0700
> From: Bill Vodall WA7NWP <wa7nwp at gmail.com>
> Subject: [aprssig] WXspots and APRS
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
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> This came in the ARRL E-Letter today:
> Letters: WXSpots
> Local hams have been using a free software program from N3FJP called
> WXSpots to post information to those using the software during severe
> weather conditions such as thunderstorm and tornado watches/warnings.
> It will also enable Internet chats with hams in the county and
> surrounding counties as well as non-hams such as those citizens who
> are SKYWARN trained. We are trying to encourage the use of the
> software to disseminate information to and from our nets. It obviously
> has some drawbacks such as electricity and Internet access and cannot
> always be used by mobile stations. We think of it as one additional
> tool on our belt. -- Dave Edenfield, W8RIT, Cottrellville Twp,
> Michigan
> Missing link is:  http://www.wxspots.com/
> It's interesting that there is no mention of APRS when the two (APRS
> and WXSPOTS) obviously have so much in common.
> 73
> Bill - WA7NWP
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