Help with error: [SFEDIT 2] Station cannot be added to the file

Hi all,

I am stumped. I have a very simple (one station) test case that I can't get to run. I run sfcfil and then sfedit, and get the above error.

My station file, stationCD.fil, contains a single line:

>16980603 999999 TEST                             -- US  3210  -9170    24

My data file, 20020612.txt, contains 24 hourly values:

>PARM = P01M
>
>STN      YYMMDD/HHMM    P01M
>16980603 020612/0000    0.00
>16980603 020612/0100    0.00
>16980603 020612/0200    0.00
>16980603 020612/0300    0.00
>.
>.
>.
>16980603 020612/2300    0.00

I run sfcfil with the following options:
> SFOUTF   = 20020612.sfc
> SFPRMF   = P01M
> STNFIL   = stationCD.fil
>SHIPFL   = no
>TIMSTN   = 24/0
>SFFSRC   = 20020612.txt

and get

> SFCFIL PARAMETERS:
>
> New surface file: 20020612.sfc > Parameter file: P01M > Station file: > Number of stations in STNFIL: 1
> Number of additional stations:      0
> Total number of stations:           1
> Total number of times:             24
>
> This file will be a standard surface file.
>
>Enter <cr> to accept parameters or type EXIT:
> The file has been created.
> Parameters requested: SFOUTF,SFPRMF,STNFIL,SHIPFL,TIMSTN,SFFSRC.

Then I run sfedit and get:
> SFEFIL   = 20020612.txt
> SFFILE   = 20020612.sfc
> GEMPAK-SFEDIT>run
>
> SFEDIT PARAMETERS:
>
> Edit file: 20020612.txt > Output surface file: 20020612.sfc >
> Parameters to be added to file:
>
> P01M
>Enter <cr> to accept parameters or type EXIT:
> [SFEDIT 2]  Station 16980603 cannot be added to the file.
>.
>.
>. (24 times)
> Parameters requested: SFEFIL,SFFILE.

What am  I missing?????

Thanks in advance,

Janine Goldstein
NCAR/EOL