CWOP Information for VA3QB (AV202) in Fergus, CA

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Registered Location

Latitude: 43° 41' 47" N (deg min sec), 43.6963° (decimal), 4341.78N (LORAN)
Longitude: 80° 23' 10" W (deg min sec), -80.3862° (decimal), 08023.17W (LORAN)
Elevation: 410 metres (1345 feet) -- validated against 408 metres (1339 feet) from Google
Location: Fergus, CA
Weather station Manager/Operator: Bill
Station type/software: Cumulus/FO

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'VA3QB' 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

You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.

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 .

VA3NNW-1319.2 milesSouthwest Waterloo, CA (lat 43.4512°, long -80.5663°, altitude 360 metres) (data present)
VE3GOP32.4 milesEast Mississauga, ON, CA (lat 43.5622°, long -79.7655°, altitude 189 metres) (data present)
VE3FWM34.4 milesEast Brampton, CA (lat 43.7142°, long -79.6982°, altitude 199 metres) (data present)
FW574339.7 milesEast Mississauga, CA (lat 43.5467°, long -79.6210°, altitude 99 metres) (data present)
FW088839.9 milesEast Toronto, ON (lat 43.5338°, long -79.6208°, altitude 92 metres) (data present)
EW241940.1 milesNortheast New Tecumseth, CA (lat 44.1575°, long -79.8987°, altitude 229 metres) (data present)
DW045242.5 milesSouthwest Woodstock, CA (lat 43.1372°, long -80.7363°, altitude 316 metres) (data present)
VE3CGR-650.5 milesNortheast Aurora, ON, CA (lat 43.9952°, long -79.4635°, altitude 260 metres) (data present)
EW424250.9 milesEast Toronto, CA (lat 43.7578°, long -79.3722°, altitude 160 metres) (data present)
CW861855.0 milesEast Unionville, ON, CA (lat 43.8755°, long -79.3128°, altitude 179 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
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to Bill
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