[aprssig] NMEA and WX stations

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Dec 15 07:26:42 EST 2017

The most convenient and broadest supported weather information 
interchange that is APRS compatible is the wxnow.txt file.  If your 
weather station (or 3rd party) software can generate this file, most 
APRS clients can pick it up and beacon weather.

Some software supports various native weather station protocols, but I 
cannot enumerate them personally.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  See also http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:weather-stations and 

On 12/15/2017 6:47 AM, Miroslav Skoric wrote:
> Hello all,
> Is it needed that a weather station (and/or any other device serving 
> as WX stn in APRS) support some specific NMEA protocol (or standard or 
> whatever)? I think that somebody here told something like that. In 
> fact, from time to time I see some interesting device (a logger or 
> sensor), which originally is not made for APRS, but unsure if it must 
> support NMEA or something. (And sometimes a device producer is totally 
> unaware of any NMEA format ...)
> So, instead of blindly buying a device that might never work in APRS, 
> what would be the good direction for a device producer? To give them 
> the source code of an APRS program to see if their hardware is APRS 
> compliant, or some other way ...?
> Regards,
> Misko YT7MPB
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