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|Setting & Tracking Station Location|
This information is used to predict Sun & Moon rise and set times, and may be required by activities your weather information is sent to.
Click on the Setup menu. Then click on "Sun/Moon Rise/Set ...". Enter Latitude and Longitude data. (note: there is a link on the APRS setup page to obtain your Latitude & Longitude if you have difficulty finding it on a map.) Make sure you use a negative number for the southern hemisphere for latitude, and if you are west of GMT (i.e west of the UK/England), ie. You live in the USA] then have a negative number for the longitude. There will appear either a setting sun or a rising sun.
This information is used to predict Cloud heights, and may be required by activities your weather information is sent to.
Click on the Setup menu. Then click on "Display Units Options / Reset times/ ...". In the "Other Options" section, enter station height above sea level (feet).
Provide a means for mobile weather stations (e.g. strom chasers, fishermen) to report weather together with their current location.
Click on the Setup menu and select "GPS Data capture". Click the tab for Com port settings. Select those settings appropriate for you GPS receiver. 4800,8N1 are the normal settings for NMEA receivers. Select / deselect DTR, RTS ( in my case both OFF ), Some units will require them to be ON to provide power, some require they be OFF. Turn Switch On ( Green ), then click the START button.
You should see "NMEA GPS" appear ( flashing ) in the Status
Click on the "Satellites" or "NMEA GPS" tab to see the results.
Currently the receiver must provide a NMEA data stream. If your's does not, here's a link for a translator unit