CWOP Information for N4BCX (AS288) in Huntsville, AL, US (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 34° 46' 42" N (deg min sec), 34.7783° (decimal), 3446.70N (LORAN)
Longitude: 86° 29' 22" W (deg min sec), -86.4894° (decimal), 08629.36W (LORAN)
Elevation: 208 metres (682 feet) -- validated against 208 metres (683 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Eastern United States
Location: Huntsville, AL, US
County: Madison, AL
Forecast Office: Huntsville (HUN)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Bill
Unknown station type/software: KDvs

If you know what sort of station equipment is in use at this site, then please send email to Philip Gladstone with this information. The email address can be found at the bottom of this page.

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'N4BCX' 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

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A recently received report from this station was

N4BCX>APK102,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KJ4OVR-1:=3446.68N/08629.36W_103/000g t059r000p000P h61b10104KDvs

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.

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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: Huntsville (HUN) .

WA4BPS3.4 milesSouthwest Huntsville, AL, US (lat 34.7433°, long -86.5322°, altitude 491 metres) (data present)
EW64005.6 milesNorth Huntsville, AL, US (lat 34.8597°, long -86.4817°, altitude 224 metres) (data present)
CW39506.6 milesSoutheast Gurley, AL, US (lat 34.7025°, long -86.4180°, altitude 182 metres) (data present)
EW80416.9 milesSouthwest Huntsville, AL, US (lat 34.7190°, long -86.5860°, altitude 189 metres) (data present)
KMDQ6.9 milesNorthwest Huntsville, Madison County Executive Airport, AL, United States (lat 34.8614°, long -86.5572°, altitude 230 metres) (data present)
K4TTZ8.5 milesNorthwest Huntsville, AL, US (lat 34.8430°, long -86.6175°, altitude 270 metres) (data present)
DW93368.6 milesNortheast New Market, AL, US (lat 34.8755°, long -86.3958°, altitude 243 metres) (data present)
DW34209.4 milesSoutheast Gurley, AL, US (lat 34.6758°, long -86.3817°, altitude 470 metres) (data present)
FW36589.4 milesNorthwest Hazel Green, AL, US (lat 34.9002°, long -86.5625°, altitude 238 metres) (data present)
EW710610.0 milesSouth Owens Cross Roads, AL, US (lat 34.6342°, long -86.4972°, altitude 188 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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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.

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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 Bill
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