Re: 20021024: Figured it out...but I don't know why...

On Mon, 18 Nov 2002, Gilbert Sebenste wrote:
>
> On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, Steve Chiswell wrote:
>
> > Gilbert,
> >
> > The products ASUS43 KCHI which have the PIL identifier
> > SWRIL are supposed to use "SWRIL " (trailing space padded to
> > 6 characters), however, you are seeing products where they
> > have omitted the trailing space, and so the LDM identifier
> > used in the IDD does not contain a /p... tag added by the
> > pqing ingestor. This means that the way the product is created
> > at KCHI has changed. This is independent of the ouput
> > I provided you yesterday from my ingestor which does not use pqing.
>
> Steve,
>
> Keep the LDM as is. As I investigated this further...it is only this
> product...and I can live without the pattern to narrow it down (I've
> already removed the .*/pSWR from all my SWR pqact entries). How can we
> let the NWS know about this glitch?
>

Apparently someone did notify them?  This came through today:

ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT APPROXIMATELY 19 UTC,
THE NWS WILL BE RESTORING THE CORRECT FORMAT
TO PRODUCTS WHICH HAVE SECOND COMMUNICATION
HEADING LINES OF LESS THAN 6 CHARACTERS.
ACCORDING TO NWS COMMUNICATIONS HEADER POLICY,
IF THE SECOND LINE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS HEADER
IS LESS THAN 6 CHARACTERS, THE SECOND LINE WILL
BE PADDED WITH SPACE CHARACTERS TO FILL THE SECOND
LINE OUT TO 6 CHARACTERS. FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE STATE
WEATHER ROUNDUP PRODUCT FOR NEW MEXICO WHICH IS WMO
HEADER ASUS45 KABQ, THE SECOND LINE OF THE PRODUCT
SHOULD READ "SWRNM ". A RECENT UPGRADE TO THE NWS
SOFTWARE WAS NOT PROPERLY PADDING THE SECOND LINE
WITH SPACE CHARACTERS IF REQUIRED.
.
NOTICE FOR THE NWS OFFICES, THIS CHANGE WILL BE
IMPLEMENTED AT ALL OFFICES WHICH ARE RUNNING AWIPS
VERSION 5.2.1.3 SOFTWARE. THE
/awips/fxa/bin/distributeproduct AND
/awips/fxa/bin/handleoup.pl EXECUTABLES WILL BE
UPDATED. THE ORIGINAL 5.2.1.3 VERSIONS OF THESE
EXECUTABLES WILL BE SAVED ON DS1 AS
/awips/fxa/bin/distributeproduct.R5213 AND
/awips/fxa/bin/handleoup.pl.R5213. ALSO THE
ORIGINAL 5.2.1.3 LINUX VERSION OF DISTRIBUTEPRODUCT
WILL BE SAVED ON LX1 AS
/awips/fxa/bin/distributeproduct.R5213.
NO ACTION WILL BE REQUIRED BY THE AWIPS SITE TO
ACTIVATE THIS CHANGE.
.
THE AWIPS SYSTEMS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY AT AWIPS VERSION
5.1.2.3 AND WILL BE UPDATED ARE:
.
ABQ, AFC, AKQ, ALR, ALY, AMA, BGM, BMX, BOI, BOU,
BOX, BRO, BTV, BUF, CAE, CAR, CHS, CLE, CRP, CTP,
DDC, DMX, EKA, EPZ, EYW, FFC, FGZ, FWD, FWR, GGW,
GID, GJT, GLD, GRR, GSP, GUM, GYX, HGX, HNX, ILM,
ILX, IND, JAN, JKL, KRF, LCH, LIX, LKN, LMK, LOT,
LWX, LZK, MEG, MFL, MFR, MHX, MLB, MOB, MPX, MQT,
MSO, NHCR, NHCW, NHOW, NTCA, NTCB, OHX, OKX, ORN,
OTX, OUN, PDT, PIH, PQR, PSR, PUB, RAH, RHA, RIW,
RNK, RSA, SEW, SGF, SGX, SHV, SJT, SJU, TAE, TAR,
TUA, TWC, UNR, VEF, WNAR, WNAW, WNOR, AND WNOW.
.
IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT WAYNE MARTIN
AT 301-713-0069 EXT 166.
.
NCF