CWOP Information for FW2556 (F2556) in Venice, FL, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 27° 5' 45" N (deg min sec), 27.0958° (decimal), 2705.75N (LORAN)
Longitude: 82° 26' 28" W (deg min sec), -82.4412° (decimal), 08226.47W (LORAN)
Elevation: 4 metres (13 feet) -- validated against 11 metres (36 feet) from Geonames
Location: Venice, FL, US
County: Sarasota, FL
Forecast Office: Tampa Bay Area (TBW)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Venice
Station type/software: Weather Display / Davis Vantage Pro

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'FW2556' marker) will display the latitude/longitude of that point.

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NOTE: The Registered Location is the location that the station owner provided when they signed up with CWOP.

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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 22 days ago on 2022-11-04.

A recently received report from this station was

FW2556>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-4:@041046z2705.75N/08226.47W_000/007g012t068r000p019P001b10187h96L000.WD 31

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 (22 days ago) received from this station was
FW2556>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-4:@041046z2705.75N/08226.47W_000/007g012t068r000p019P001b10187h96L000.WD 31

Neighboring Stations

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

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KVNC1.7 milesSouth Venice Municipal Airport, FL, United States of America (lat 27.0716°, long -82.4403°, altitude 5 metres) (data present)
W2DEN2.5 milesNorth Nokomis, FL, US (lat 27.1318°, long -82.4348°, altitude 1 metres) (data present)
CW79864.8 milesNorth Sarasota, FL, US (lat 27.1620°, long -82.4655°, altitude 3 metres) (data present)
1209W10.6 milesNorth The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch, FL, United States Of America (lat 27.2476°, long -82.4608°, altitude 6 metres) (data present)
K4SRQ15.4 milesNorth Sarasota, FL, US (lat 27.3148°, long -82.4857°, altitude 9 metres) (data present)
EW538318.6 milesNorth Sarasota, FL, US (lat 27.3642°, long -82.4703°, altitude 8 metres) (data present)
FW821021.1 milesSoutheast Port Charlotte, FL, US (lat 26.9685°, long -82.1300°, altitude 0 metres) (data present)
EW960521.7 milesNorth Lakewood Ranch, FL, US (lat 27.4057°, long -82.3813°, altitude 15 metres) (data present)
KSRQ22.3 milesNorth SARASOTA/BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL ., FL, United States (lat 27.4014°, long -82.5586°, altitude 9 metres) (data present)
FW295623.8 milesNorth Lakewood Ranch, FL, US (lat 27.4367°, long -82.3908°, altitude 11 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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APRS WX Message format: This describes the actual format of the messages transmitted that carry WX information.

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Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.

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