CWOP Information for W3HOA-2 (AS778) in Berwyn, PA US

The following information is known about W3HOA-2. If you think that any information is incorrect, then please follow the instructions for correcting that data item.

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Registered Location

Latitude: 40° 0' 40" N (deg min sec), 40.0111° (decimal), 4000.66N (LORAN)
Longitude: 75° 26' 32" W (deg min sec), -75.4422° (decimal), 07526.53W (LORAN)
Elevation: 137 metres (450 feet) -- validated against 135 metres (442 feet) from NED Contiguous U. S. 1/3E arc second elevation data
Location: Berwyn, PA US
County: Chester, PA
Forecast Office: Philadelphia/Mt Holly (PHI)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Al

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'W3HOA-2' marker) will display the latitude/longitude of that point.

If the displayed location (or elevation) of the weather observing location is incorrect, please drag the marker to the right location (or click in the right location), and then send the updated information. Please note that we are trying to spot either the Stevenson Screen (or equivalent) or the location where the barometric readings are taken.

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

There are no photographs of the station. If you are the site operator and have pictures of this location, then please upload them to Flickr (detailed instructions) and add the two tags 'wxtagged' and 'wx:cwop=as778'. If the picture is of the weather station itself, then please also add the 'wx:station' tag as well.

You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.

APRS Status

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

Weather data was seen at findu.com around 20 days ago on 2014-07-09.

A recently received report from this station was

W3HOA-2>WIDE1-1,KB3SLR-14,WIDE2*,qAR,W3EOC-5:@081246z4000.67N/07526.52W_195/000g000t073r000p000P000h90b10099//

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 findu.com to see if any look like weather reports.

A reasonably recent weather report (21 days ago) received from this station was
W3HOA-2>WIDE1-1,KB3SLR-14,WIDE2*,qAR,W3EOC-5:@081246z4000.67N/07526.52W_195/000g000t073r000p000P000h90b10099//

Neighboring Stations

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

You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to tell you when new stations come online in this area. Choose either within 100 miles or 250 miles . For stations covered by your Forecast Office: Philadelphia/Mt Holly (PHI) .

SiteDistanceLocation
W3JY-23.4 milesWest Malvern, PA US (lat 40.0162°, long -75.5058°, altitude 134 metres) (data present)
WA3NNA3.8 milesSoutheast Newtown Square, PA US (lat 39.9851°, long -75.3794°, altitude 135 metres) (data present)
CW82124.6 milesNortheast Saint Davids, PA US (lat 40.0455°, long -75.3675°, altitude 129 metres) (data present)
KOQN7.5 milesWest West Chester Brandywine Airport, PA, United States of America (lat 39.9889°, long -75.5803°, altitude 142 metres) (data present)
DW82978.0 milesSouthwest Westtown, PA US (lat 39.9330°, long -75.5528°, altitude 84 metres) (data present)
EW40759.2 milesNorthwest Phoenixville, PA US (lat 40.1260°, long -75.5305°, altitude 69 metres) (data present)
DW95849.3 milesSoutheast Swarthmore, PA US (lat 39.8957°, long -75.3510°, altitude 45 metres) (data present)
DW81989.9 milesSouth Aston, PA US (lat 39.8690°, long -75.4284°, altitude 96 metres) (data present)
DW565510.1 milesNortheast Lafayette Hill, PA US (lat 40.0827°, long -75.2753°, altitude 59 metres) (data present)
DW662110.3 milesSouth Wallingford, PA US (lat 39.8730°, long -75.3678°, altitude 30 metres) (data present)

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

Resources

CWOP Home: This describes the whole CWOP program and has a large amount of useful information.

CWOP Siting Guide (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Another CWOP Guide (PDF): This is another guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Urban Siting and Operations (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station in an urban environment.

APRS WX Message format: This describes the actual format of the messages transmitted that carry WX information.

WXQC Mailing List: This is a mailing list where data quality issues are discussed. Assistance with software configuration can often be found here.

Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.

Geographically nearby web pages: Use Geourl to find web pages that deal with locations geographically close to this site.


Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
Page layout last modified Monday, 10 February 2014
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to Al
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