Gill MetPak Pro - Unlisted weather station type

  • Hello All,


    We have a Gill MetPak Pro station (with a Windsonic 2 ultrasonic anemometre and a Rimco rain guage connected). Would it be possible to add this as a station type?


    The station outputs reports as line-by-line ASCII text, which we capture and insert into our own MSSQL database for local reporting according to the Australian BoM requirements. We also currently upload to CWOP, WU, WOW and Windy using a Python application which queries this database. This allows us to represent the data in the format and averaging as required by the various services, and it runs automatically as a service on our radio base server.


    Long story short, we don't use any vendored software to upload the data, instead we have developed our own to suit the station and our needs. Is this a hinderance to us uploading to AWEKAS?


    Edit: typo in MSSQL.


    Kind Regards,


    Lee

    Lee Ryman
    IT & Comms Officer
    Marine Rescue NSW - Port Stephens Unit

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  • Hi!


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    Is this a hinderance to us uploading to AWEKAS?

    No.

    Either you use the data string for the output to Wunderground also for Awekas or you write your own uploader based on the Awekas API.

    Awekas accepts the data in the WU protocol and in an Awekas specific API format.


    @WU format:

    The target URL is of course different from that of WU. And the authentication with ID and PASSWORD must also be adapted, of course.


    @Awekas API format:

    There is a document on the Awekas API somewhere on Awekas. You should be able to find this here.


    Regards, Oliver

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  • Thanks Oliver, Old Fox,


    Is it possible to get Gill MetPak added to the weather station type? Is it critical that the type match what we have installed?


    Kind Regards,


    Lee

    Lee Ryman
    IT & Comms Officer
    Marine Rescue NSW - Port Stephens Unit