CWOP Information for N3FU (AS673) in Dothan, AL, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 31° 17' 55" N (deg min sec), 31.2986° (decimal), 3117.92N (LORAN)
Longitude: 85° 22' 9" W (deg min sec), -85.3691° (decimal), 08522.15W (LORAN)
Elevation: 92 metres (302 feet) -- validated against 93 metres (304 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Eastern United States
Location: Dothan, AL, US
County: Houston, AL
County warning area: TAE
Weather station Manager/Operator: Jake
Station type/software: WinAPRS 2.7.2

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NOTE: The Registered Location is the location that the station owner provided when they signed up with CWOP. Show location history.

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APRS Status

No data has been seen recently. Please check at to see if your data is being seen there.

Weather data was seen at around 1480 days ago on 2014-01-04.

A recently received report from this station was

N3FU>APW272,RELAY,WIDE,qAR,N4IDH-1:!3117.63N/08522.25W_ WinAPRS QRT @051235z

This report was seems to be a valid APRS record, but not a valid weather record.

If this is not a weather report, then your station may not be transmitting weather reports, and this may be the problem. Check the recent reports at to see if any look like weather reports.

A reasonably recent weather report (1340 days ago) received from this station was
N3FU>APW272,RELAY,WIDE,qAR,N4IDH-1:!3117.63N/08522.25W_ WinAPRS QRT @051235z

Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station.

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DW63342.8 milesNorth Headland, AL, US (lat 31.3378°, long -85.3601°, altitude 112 metres) (data present)
KDHN5.0 milesWest DOTHAN AIRPORT, AL, United States (lat 31.3213°, long -85.4496°, altitude 122 metres) (data present)
K0J65.7 milesNortheast Headland Muni, AL, United States of America (lat 31.3641°, long -85.3117°, altitude 109 metres)
KHEY17.1 milesWest Hanchey AHP / Ozark, AL, United States (lat 31.3460°, long -85.6540°, altitude 97 metres) (data present)
KOZR20.3 milesWest Cairns Army Air Field / Ozark, AL, United States (lat 31.2767°, long -85.7110°, altitude 91 metres) (data present)
KLOR22.9 milesWest Fort Rucker, Lowe Army Heliport, AL, United States (lat 31.3558°, long -85.7511°, altitude 74 metres) (data present)
DW793324.3 milesNorth Edwin, AL, US (lat 31.6490°, long -85.3542°, altitude 111 metres) (data present)
BELA126.4 milesWest Choctawhatchee River Near Bellwo, AL, United States Of America (lat 31.1592°, long -85.7844°, altitude 40 metres) (data present)
KSXS28.7 milesWest Shell Army Heliport, Fort Rucker, AL, United States of America (lat 31.3627°, long -85.8494°, altitude 122 metres) (data present)
KBIJ28.8 milesEast Blakely Early County Airport, GA, United States of America (lat 31.3975°, long -84.8948°, altitude 65 metres) (data present)

The sites marked above thus did not report continuously during the analysis period, so the offsets may (probably will) not be accurate.

Location Formats

The location is shown in three different formats. Each of these is used in some software, and is shown on some websites.

Degrees Minutes Seconds: VWS/VWSAPRS, WeatherLink 5.5, WeatherLink (5.2-5.4), WeatherView (Linux)

Decimal degrees: FreeWX, WeatherView32 (PC application)

LORAN: WeatherDisplay, WUHU, Henriksen WServer


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Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
Page layout last modified Sunday, 28 February 2016
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to Jake
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