An Inexpensive APRS Weather Station
Ham radio APRS internet sites
How data gets to the internet
The stations that are currently up broadcast their data over amateur radio
frequencies and get relayed around their local area. Lucky folk have an
"igate" in their area. This is a box that amongst other chores,
accepts local data over the airwaves and send it to a central server in
Miami that anyone with internet access can get the data.
This is actually a VERY practical way of getting data from an area to the
internet as it allows data to be gathered from remote areas that aren't
(or can't) be anywhere near internet access. This way only one computer
is needed to be left on (consuming power) and connected to the internet to
serve a wide geographic area.
WEBSITES THAT SHOW YOU THE DATA
This is a weather-specific site that looks at the APRS database and will show
you a trend chart for a specific station. The charts currently shown are
temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, and barometric pressure.
This site will also show a map showing the general area of the weather
station. Over the years, this site has essentially taken over all web-based
To get weather data, enter http://wx.findu.com/[callsign]
To get position data, enter http://map.findu.com/[callsign]
This page was last updated April 3, 2004.