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Unidata does not have a contract with Alden to provide DIFAX via LDM, each individual site has their own contract. Please re-read Dave Fulker's note of August 28 which explains this and Unidata position on the future of DIFAX.
You are right. Got it.
Also, for DIFAX related issues, difax@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is perhaps a better forum. ldm-users is intended for discussing LDM specific issues, such as problems with the program or (unfortunately, IMHO) IDD data problems. There is only a very small subset of the entire ldm-users list that depends on Alden for data, DIFAX or otherwise. There are other users on that list that use LDM, but who do not even participate in the IDD - NWS, private companies, etc. I appreciate you trying to keep other Alden customers informed, but using ldm-users to distribute this information may give the impression that the successful operation of the IDD is still dependent on Alden's participation, which it is not.
True, but there are at least a dozen or so who use their DDPLUS feed from here (LSU is one example, but there are many others).
It may be moot at this point, but I'm sure Unidata would be willing to set up an alden-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx list for discussion of Alden related problems. Again, these are my personal thoughts.
Thank you! And actually, no offense, but this may be a moot point. :-) Between you and me, Alden is dead. I bring this up as to explore other options with the LDM community. I have been getting many phone calls and emails about the issue, so I know it's just not a few people, otherwise I would not have sent the messages out. That said, as you said, it's probably all a dead issue; by October 1, Alden should be no more.