CWOP Information for KC5WBG (AP495) in Weslaco, TX, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 26° 12' 52" N (deg min sec), 26.2143° (decimal), 2612.86N (LORAN)
Longitude: 97° 59' 53" W (deg min sec), -97.9980° (decimal), 09759.88W (LORAN)
Elevation: 22 metres (72 feet) -- validated against 19 metres (64 feet) from NED Contiguous U. S. 1/3E arc second elevation data
Location: Weslaco, TX, US
County: Hidalgo, TX
Forecast Office: Brownsville (BRO)
Station type/software: WinAPRS 2.9.0, Peet Bros Ultimeter 2000

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'KC5WBG' 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 email them to ap495@photo.gladstonefamily.net.

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 67 days ago on 2018-03-13.

A recently received report from this station was

KC5WBG>APW290,WIDE2-2,qAR,AG5DL:_03131333c084s000g003t060r000p000P000h00b10220wU2K

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 (68 days ago) received from this station was
KC5WBG>APW290,WIDE2-2,qAR,AG5DL:_03131333c084s000g003t060r000p000P000h00b10220wU2K

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: Brownsville (BRO) .

SiteDistanceLocation
KT653.0 milesSoutheast Weslaco, Mid Valley Airport, TX, United States (lat 26.1775°, long -97.9731°, altitude 21 metres) (data present)
A196410.9 milesNorthwest Edinburg C1046, TX, United States of America (lat 26.2886°, long -98.1521°, altitude 9 metres) (data present)
FW015311.8 milesNorthwest Edinburg, TX, US (lat 26.2832°, long -98.1728°, altitude 31 metres) (data present)
EW580112.1 milesSoutheast La Feria, TX, US (lat 26.1430°, long -97.8192°, altitude 20 metres) (data present)
KMFE15.2 milesWest MCALLEN MILLER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT , TX, United States (lat 26.1758°, long -98.2386°, altitude 32 metres) (data present)
KEBG17.7 milesNorthwest Edinburg, Edinburg International Airport, TX, United States (lat 26.4419°, long -98.1294°, altitude 24 metres) (data present)
A114517.7 milesEast Harlingen Teege C1023, TX, United States of America (lat 26.2003°, long -97.7125°, altitude 12 metres) (data present)
REYT418.1 milesSouthwest Reynosa 7se Crae, MX, United States of America (lat 26.0164°, long -98.1897°, altitude 27 metres) (data present)
EW953218.6 milesWest Mission, TX, US (lat 26.2124°, long -98.2985°, altitude 43 metres) (data present)
MMRX20.2 milesSouthwest Reynosa International Airport , Mexico (lat 26.0089°, long -98.2285°, altitude 39 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

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.


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