ID group utility.
ADD name [keywords]
IDGROUP COMP name [keywords]
IDGROUP DEL name [keywords]
IDGROUP LIST name [keywords]
IDGROUP SAVE name [keywords]
IDGROUP is a utility for creating and editing groups of stations used with rapid text accessing applications.
You can only delete stations from a group you created.
The LAT and LON keywords are only valid when creating ID groups for the first time.
If the ID or GROUP keyword is not specified with the ADD option, IDGROUP scans the entire station database (STNDB.* files) to find stations matching either the state or country header. Valid decoder names for the DEC keyword are SAOMETAR, RAOB, FOUS14, SYNOPTIC and TERMFCST.
You can add up to 20 stations at a time using the ADD option with the ID keyword.
IDGROUP appends a zero to all WMO station block numbers with five digits.
IDGROUP ADD NH
This entry creates the group NH which contains all the stations in New Hampshire.
IDGROUP ADD GM TYPE=COUNTRY
This entry creates the country GM which contains all stations in Gambia.
IDGROUP ADD FRED ID=MSN MEM MSP 72645 72532 SEA SAC SFO
This entry creates a group named FRED containing eight stations.
IDGROUP ADD FRED ID=EGLL UUEE 26216 GROUP=NH
This entry adds stations EGLL, UUEE, 26216 and all the stations in group NH to the group FRED.
This entry lists all defined groups.
IDGROUP LIST FRED
This entry lists all the stations in the group FRED.
IDGROUP DEL FRED ID=UUEE 72645
This entry deletes Moscow and Green Bay from the group FRED.
IDGROUP ADD MIDWESTSFC LAT=35 50 LON=85 100 DEC=SAOMETAR SYNOPTIC
This entry creates the group named MIDWESTSFC which contains all stations between 35° and 50° N and 85° and 100° W reporting either surface hourly data or synoptic reports.