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Title: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: WA2AAR on August 10, 2013, 01:46:02 PM
Hi
Does anyone know how to setup the WX in Fidigi?



Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: AC4RD on August 11, 2013, 06:01:00 AM
Sorry to be clueless, but what's WX?  I looked at my own FLDIGI setup (ver 3.21.68) and didn't see it, though there are so many configuration options I doubt I got to all of them. 


Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: K0OD on August 11, 2013, 07:32:15 AM
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Hi
Does anyone know how to setup the WX in Fidigi?

One more eham question where the Original Poster leaves it to others to figure out what he means.

Perhaps he's referring to WEFAX or NAVTEX, both arcane uses of FLdigi by hams. I play around with longwave and spent some time last winter getting NAVTEX on 518 KHz to work, just for kicks (yawn!).  As I recall it takes quite a bit of time on a frequency before it starts printing. Even at my QTH, far inland in Missouri, NAVTEX was easy to copy with FLdigi once I got it figured out. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navtex

I don't know anything about HF WEFAX.



Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: WA2AAR on August 11, 2013, 10:30:01 AM
No I am looking to setup the local WX on the program. I had it setup before and I had to reinstall the program. There is a list of WX station that are out there and you can put in your local one


Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: K3DCW on August 12, 2013, 05:31:44 AM
For those who don't know, WX is a common abbreviation for Weather.  In this case, Fldigi can automatically download weather from any of the METAR stations around the country which can then be used in macros and the such.  Also, for those a bit behind, the latest version of Fldigi is v3.21.73. 

In any case, the WX option can be setup in the following manner.

Go to the "Configure" menu, "Misc", and then go to the "WX" subtab.

Enter your nearest METAR station code in the appropriate box (METAR station ID code).  If you don't know your nearest station, a link to a list is conveniently provided right there in the program (click the "Search on web" button to bring up a complete list).

Once that is done, all you need to do is select the parts of the WX you want; the full report, or just the conditions you're interested in.

Hit "Save" and you're done. 

Now, to send the WX as part of a macro, all you need to do is enter the macro command for sending the weather (conveniently, it is <WX>) and you're ready to go.

Hope this helps you.


73

Dave
K3DCW


Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: AC4RD on August 12, 2013, 09:20:01 AM
...Fldigi can automatically download weather from any of the METAR stations around the country which can then be used in macros and the such. ...
Now, to send the WX as part of a macro, all you need to do is enter the macro command for sending the weather (conveniently, it is <WX>) and you're ready to go. 

I had no idea FLDIGI could do that--it's a great program, no doubt.   Though the last time I was actually *interested* in another ham's local weather was during a bad storm hitting Guam.  The rest of the time, it's just like the other ham's medical problems, his RV's gas mileage, and his grandchildren's progress in school sports; I'm really not interested.  ;)


Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: K4EZD on August 12, 2013, 01:40:27 PM
Just a quick comment.  I enjoy hearing about the weather at the operator's QTH so thanks for including that in your QSOs on PSK.

 :)



Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: AC4RD on August 12, 2013, 02:32:45 PM
I enjoy hearing about the weather at the operator's QTH ...

Sorry!  Each to his own, I guess.  I promise you, though--if I am lucky enough to work you, I promise to listen attentively while you tell me about your local weather.  ;)


Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: KC2UGV on August 13, 2013, 05:42:28 AM
No I am looking to setup the local WX on the program. I had it setup before and I had to reinstall the program. There is a list of WX station that are out there and you can put in your local one


Until this, I thought you were trying to get Wefax maps :)


Title: RE: FIDIGI WX setup
Post by: F4ECW on August 15, 2013, 04:42:38 PM
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Hi
Does anyone know how to setup the WX in Fidigi?

I play around with longwave and spent some time last winter getting NAVTEX on 518 KHz to work, just for kicks (yawn!).  As I recall it takes quite a bit of time on a frequency before it starts printing. Even at my QTH, far inland in Missouri, NAVTEX was easy to copy with FLdigi once I got it figured out. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navtex



With fldigi latest version, the Navtex decoder can plot reports on a KML file visible in Google Earth ( http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp-3.21/Navtex.html and http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp-3.21/KML.html )

Talking about weather reports, Deutsche Wetterdienst broadcasts SYNOP weather reports in RTTY from fixed and mobile stations, buoys, oil platforms etc... Fldigi can also decode and displays them in Google Earth: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp-3.21/Synop.html

One can see an example by putting this URL in GoogleMaps http://www.primhillcomputers.com/fldigi/Example/kml/fldigi.kml , or downloading these files http://www.primhillcomputers.com/fldigi/Example/kml/ and click on fldigi.kml (If Google Earth or Marble is installed )

Remi