[aprssig] MultiLine Weather Object parsing

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Wed Feb 23 13:19:03 EST 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 12:34:22PM -0500, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <ldeffenb at homeside.to> flavor, containing:
> I'm having trouble decoding a MultiLine weather object from WXSVR-AU, 
> specifically the following (Skip half way down for my actual question):
> CWSBFU>APRS,qAS,WXSVR-AU:;CWS0515zA*250515z3226.08S/14834.20E: 
> Is there any other APRS client application that actually interprets and 
> displays MultiLine objects like these?

Xastir would reject that string.  If it finds " }" in the comment, it then
checks that the next two characters are a lower case letter then a digit. 
Only if it finds a <space><rightbrace><lower><digit>, and an odd number of 
characters between the right and left braces is it recognized as a multline
object and is decoding attempted.  

If WXSVR-AU is intending this to be a multiline string, they have something
broken in the program that produces it.

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