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Offline KH6ERO

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Multiple Weather Stations
« on: October 05, 2022, 08:13:17 PM »
I have a question. We will be upgrading our main weather station today from the WS-2902C to the WS-2000 so that we can connect the outdoor lightning sensor to it.

Once they are changed out we are planning on installing the WS-2902C on our Communications Van to be used as a mobile weather station that can be deployed across the island as we track storms, and also set up at disaster shelter locations to provide accurate weather data after a disaster. The question comes up concerning our station identifier for the CWOP system.

We use our club callsign KH6ERO as our station identifier for our main weather station at our office, are we able to use KH6ERO/M as the station identifier for the mobile weather station? Or we could use either KH6ERO/6 or KH6ERO/13. 6 represents a “special activity” where 13 represents a weather station on the APRS system. Not sure which way would be best for the CWOP system when we would have two different weather stations reporting data to the system.

Thanks,
RC Anderson

Offline uziom

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Re: Multiple Weather Stations
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2023, 10:05:29 AM »
The CWOP program encourages the use of unique station identifiers to help differentiate between weather stations reporting data. When setting up a new station, it is recommended to choose a unique identifier that has not already been used by another CWOP station.

In the case of your mobile weather station, it is important to choose a unique identifier that differentiates it from your main weather station at your office. Adding a suffix such as "/M" to the end of the station identifier is a common convention used to indicate that the station is mobile.

In your case, using the identifier KH6ERO/M would be appropriate and clearly indicate that this is a mobile station. Using KH6ERO/6 or KH6ERO/13 may cause confusion since those suffixes have different meanings within other systems.

Remember that each weather station reporting to the CWOP network should have its own unique identifier. This helps ensure that the data is correctly attributed to the correct station and avoids any confusion in the data.