CWOP Information for CW6400 (C6400) in Fairbanks, AK, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 64° 51' 26" N (deg min sec), 64.8572° (decimal), 6451.43N (LORAN)
Longitude: 147° 48' 10" W (deg min sec), -147.8028° (decimal), 14748.17W (LORAN)
Elevation: 132 metres (433 feet) -- validated against 137 metres (449 feet) from NED Alaska 2 arc second (15 minute) elevation data
Location: Fairbanks, AK, US
Borough: Fairbanks North Star, AK
Forecast Offices: Anchorage (AFC), Fairbanks (AFG)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Ken
Station type/software: Lightsoft Weather Center 2 v2.00

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'CW6400' 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.

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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 1701 days ago on 2013-05-20.

A recently received report from this station was

CW6400>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-3:@121246z6451.26N/14748.10W_114/000g000t043r000p000P000h64b10024LightsoftWeatherCenter2V2.00Build 2112 with Davis Vantage/Pro/Pro2/Vue/Envoy

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 (1710 days ago) received from this station was
CW6400>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-3:@121246z6451.26N/14748.10W_114/000g000t043r000p000P000h64b10024LightsoftWeatherCenter2V2.00Build 2112 with Davis Vantage/Pro/Pro2/Vue/Envoy

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: Anchorage (AFC),Fairbanks (AFG) .

FAOA21.4 milesWest College Observatory, AK, US (lat 64.8603°, long -147.8484°, altitude 182 metres) (data present)
DW14543.3 milesNorthwest Goldstream Creek;FBKS, AK, US (lat 64.8938°, long -147.8757°, altitude 176 metres) (data present)
PAFA4.3 milesSouthwest Fairbanks, Fairbanks International Airport, AK, United States (lat 64.8031°, long -147.8760°, altitude 132 metres) (data present)
KFAI4.3 milesSouthwest Fairbnks Int Arp, AK, United States (lat 64.8031°, long -147.8760°, altitude 138 metres) (data present)
DW69925.4 milesNorthwest Fairbanks, AK, US (lat 64.9263°, long -147.8882°, altitude 335 metres) (data present)
PAFB5.7 milesEast FT. WAINWRIGHT AAF, AK, United States (lat 64.8375°, long -147.6144°, altitude 138 metres) (data present)
RSQA26.3 milesEast North Bias Drive, AK, US (lat 64.8846°, long -147.5975°, altitude 207 metres) (data present)
FRBA26.7 milesEast Fort Wainwright Raws Near Fairbanks 3e, AK, United States of America (lat 64.8483°, long -147.5742°, altitude 139 metres) (data present)
FOXAK10.8 milesNortheast Fox, AK, US (lat 64.9863°, long -147.5987°, altitude 640 metres) (data present)
FNEA211.8 milesNortheast Uscrn Site Near Fairbanks 11ne, AK, United States of America (lat 64.9736°, long -147.5100°, altitude 366 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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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 Sunday, 28 February 2016
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to Ken
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