New Live Weather feature
17 July 2012
for Geosat 6 APRS introduced with free software update G6 2.20.248R
The new real time Weather feature, developped in collaboration with Byonics LLC. www.byonics.com has been launched at Hamvention 2012 in Dayton.
Just connect Geosat 6 APRS to any analog radio transceiver through Byonics TinyTrak4 and the sat nav map will show not only the position of WX stations, but as well all the relevant current weather info. Click on a WX station to open the full info page including:
• Wind speed
• Wind direction
• Rain in the last 24 h
• Wind gust
This function comes very handy in emergency situations when internet and phone network is missing.
A Geosat 6 APRS connected with TinyTrak4 and an analog radio transceiver will be enough to monitor pressure, winds, and the directions of storms, becoming a very useful tool for civil defense.
In the United States radio Hams can count on a very wide and developed network of APRS amateurs’ weather stations. APRS stations including National Hurricane Centers use APRS for storm tracking and many volunteers are working to increase the volume of measured weather data for both hurricane specialists and severe weather meteorologists. APRS is also used by the Navy-Marine Corps Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)