Hello Group,

Thanks for all your inputs on this one. I have been playing since my last message, and I found a permanent solution. I changed my station call to IGATE. I added my callsign and a short description to the comment, and changed the beacon interval to 10 minutes to stay legal. I have a ~/.xastir/data/nws-stations.txt file with only my callsign (N3QD) in it, which is also my CWOP ID. WView sends WX data from my Vantage Pro to the CWOP network every ten minutes, and I receive that from the APRS-IS. Now XASTIR transmits my IGATE Status (callsign in the comment) every ten minutes, and my WX data when received from the INET, also every ten minutes.

So, for anyone else looking for a way of getting your Vantage Pro on RF via XASTIR, and don't want to take the time to learn Meteo, here's your solution.

In the future, I would like to play with getting WView to transmit CWOP data over my LAN and maybe figure out a way for XASTIR to pick it up from there. That way, if I lose internet connectivity, WX still gets transmitted to RF. But that's later down the road. My next big project will be getting all this on my redesigned website.

Mike (N3QD)

On Dec 4, 2007, at 10:14 AM, Curt, WE7U wrote:

Here's a station that is or was gating various calls to local RF:


Note that the stuff in nws-stations.txt is the FROM call of the
station, not the TOCALL or the Objects or Item name.

You'll need:

*) Transmit disables unchecked on the Interface menu.
*) Transmit and Igating enabled on the particular TNC interface
   properties dialog.
*) Global igating enabled on the Configure->Defaults dialog.
*) The proper entries in the ~/.xastir/data/nws-stations.txt file
   for the FROM callsign you wish to gate to RF.

That should be it.

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