CWOP Information for CW9879 (C9879) in SPOTYSLVANIA, VA, US (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 37° 8' 8" N (deg min sec), 37.1356° (decimal), 3708.14N (LORAN)
Longitude: 80° 31' 24" W (deg min sec), -80.5234° (decimal), 08031.41W (LORAN)
Elevation: 611 metres (2005 feet) -- validated against 604 metres (1981 feet) from NED Contiguous U. S. 1/3E arc second elevation data
County: City of Radford, VA
Forecast Office: Roanoke (RNK)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Christian
Station type/software: Weather Display / Davis Vantage Pro

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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 373 days ago on 2023-05-18.

A recently received report from this station was

CW9879>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-7:@210139z3814.00N/07736.00W_000/000g000t081r022p022P022b10061h58.WD 31

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Neighboring Stations

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

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GW35645.1 milesNorth BLACKSBURG, VA, US (lat 37.2060°, long -80.4938°, altitude 613 metres) (data present)
FW86436.1 milesSouth CHRISTIANSBURG, VA, US (lat 37.0470°, long -80.5170°, altitude 625 metres) (data present)
WX4SNO9.6 milesSouth Snowville, VA, US (lat 36.9992°, long -80.5563°, altitude 751 metres) (data present)
FW843616.9 milesWest White Gate, VA, US (lat 37.1843°, long -80.8242°, altitude 594 metres) (data present)
EW406125.0 milesEast Roanoke, VA, US (lat 37.2005°, long -80.0767°, altitude 441 metres) (data present)
EW164528.9 milesEast Roanoke, VA, US (lat 37.2070°, long -80.0075°, altitude 381 metres) (data present)
KG4IFE-1330.0 milesEast Roanoke, VA, US (lat 37.2110°, long -79.9877°, altitude 389 metres) (data present)
FW228830.5 milesSouthwest Woodlawn, VA, US (lat 36.7910°, long -80.8673°, altitude 837 metres) (data present)
CW178033.1 milesWest Wytheville, VA, US (lat 36.9603°, long -81.0805°, altitude 729 metres) (data present)
GW302034.3 milesSouthwest Wytheville, VA, US (lat 36.9442°, long -81.0963°, altitude 707 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 Christian
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