[aprssig] Polite to TX-igate weather warnings?

Max Harper kg4pid at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 27 23:14:53 EDT 2016

I also use aprx and at one point was also transmitting the weather warnings. Since I live about a mile from the line that separates the area covered by the Huntsville and Birmingham, Al offices I had to xmit a lot more data than I really wanted to. But I never could get the filters just right and was also transmitting some other stuff (can't remember now just what it was though). I would look at the logs very close to be sure your only transmitting what you intend to and keep the path short.
I like the idea though and really miss the old weather watches/warnings of many years ago (2005 time frame).
PS. I'd like to take a look at your aprx conf file, if you care to share. My callsign at yahoo dot com

      From: David Andrzejewski via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
 To: aprssig at tapr.org 
 Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 9:12 PM
 Subject: [aprssig] Polite to TX-igate weather warnings?
I've been running a digipeater and TX igate using aprx.  I have been
playing with transmitting the objects produced by the AE5PL-WX server
(just CLESVR and CLETOR), for severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings
from my local NWS office.

My question is this: Is this a polite thing to do on RF? 

On the one hand, I can see some value in it - mobile stations will be
alerted to weather warnings and fixed RF-only stations would be able to
see the polygons on the map.  The downside is that it looks like these
packets are pushed onto -IS every 5 minutes, so that means my igate
could theoretically end up transmitting a lot of packets on a busy
weather night, since the CLE office is responsible for 30 counties.

What are everyone's thoughts on this?


- Dave/KD8TWG


David Andrzejewski
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