Synop Information for 03857 in Isle Of Portland, ENG, United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 50° 31' 20" N (deg min sec), 50.5222° (decimal), 5031.33N (LORAN)
Longitude: 2° 27' 21" W (deg min sec), -2.4557° (decimal), 00227.34W (LORAN)
Elevation: 52 metres (171 feet) -- validated against 50 metres (164 feet) from SRTM.C_1TO19_3
Location: Isle Of Portland, ENG, United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland

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The location information for this site was gathered from 4 data sources. This position has been modified based on user feedback. The user provided this information: The height is correct. It is not located at the new lighthouse, but at what is called the Old Higher Lighthouse, which is much higher up.

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Neighboring Stations

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

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GW15920.8 milesNorth EASTON, UK (lat 50.5333°, long -2.4500°, altitude 100 metres) (data present)
FW034418.9 milesNortheast Wareham, UK (lat 50.6867°, long -2.1128°, altitude 10 metres) (data present)
EW053125.2 milesNortheast Poole, UK (lat 50.7395°, long -1.9940°, altitude 5 metres) (data present)
EW218125.8 milesNortheast Poole, UK (lat 50.7742°, long -2.0217°, altitude 49 metres) (data present)
DW664825.8 milesNortheast Broadstone, UK (lat 50.7537°, long -1.9938°, altitude 25 metres) (data present)
DW242327.8 milesNortheast Poole, UK (lat 50.7280°, long -1.9117°, altitude 0 metres) (data present)
EW455330.5 milesNorthwest Seaton Devon, UK (lat 50.7128°, long -3.0817°, altitude 60 metres) (data present)
CW023030.5 milesNorth Yeovil, UK (lat 50.9493°, long -2.6268°, altitude 70 metres) (data present)
DW063032.5 milesNorth Chilthorne Domer, UK (lat 50.9720°, long -2.6738°, altitude 50 metres) (data present)
DW785732.7 milesNorthwest Yeovil, UK (lat 50.8772°, long -2.9495°, altitude 25 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


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 Sunday, 28 February 2016
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