CWOP Information for KB0CVW (AV105) in Racine, WI, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 42° 47' 46" N (deg min sec), 42.7960° (decimal), 4247.76N (LORAN)
Longitude: 87° 47' 17" W (deg min sec), -87.7882° (decimal), 08747.29W (LORAN)
Elevation: 187 metres (615 feet) -- validated against 187 metres (614 feet) from Geonames
Location: Racine, WI, US
County: Racine, WI
Forecast Office: Milwaukee (MKX)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Cliff
Station type/software: VIS Reader / Acu-Rite 5-in-1

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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 30 days ago on 2023-01-03.

A recently received report from this station was

KB0CVW>APRS,TCPIP*,qAC,EIGHTH:@021301z3426.00N/09257.00W_203/NaNg000t066r000p000P257h99b09959 VISR3918 400

This report was seems to be a valid APRS record, but not a valid weather record.

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 (31 days ago) received from this station was
KB0CVW>APRS,TCPIP*,qAC,EIGHTH:@021301z3426.00N/09257.00W_203/NaNg000t066r000p000P257h99b09959 VISR3918 400

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: Milwaukee (MKX) .

KRAC3.0 milesSouthwest BATTEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WI, United States (lat 42.7586°, long -87.8178°, altitude 205 metres) (data present)
EW54339.1 milesNorthwest Oak Creek, WI, US (lat 42.8953°, long -87.9060°, altitude 215 metres) (data present)
KMKE12.5 milesNorthwest GEN MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WI, United States (lat 42.9550°, long -87.9044°, altitude 211 metres) (data present)
FW192313.4 milesWest Yorkville, WI, US (lat 42.7505°, long -88.0440°, altitude 216 metres) (data present)
DW083513.9 milesNorth Milwaukee, WI, US (lat 42.9863°, long -87.8783°, altitude 193 metres) (data present)
KENW15.9 milesSouthwest KENOSHA REGIONAL AIRPORT, WI, United States (lat 42.5950°, long -87.9381°, altitude 226 metres) (data present)
FW757616.4 milesNorthwest Milwaukee, WI, US (lat 42.9755°, long -88.0000°, altitude 230 metres) (data present)
DW501018.4 milesNorthwest West Allis, WI, US (lat 42.9980°, long -88.0238°, altitude 235 metres) (data present)
FW121018.6 milesNorthwest New Berlin, WI, US (lat 42.9693°, long -88.0688°, altitude 251 metres) (data present)
EW442719.3 milesWest Wind Lake, WI, US (lat 42.8223°, long -88.1673°, altitude 242 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


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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 Cliff
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