For the record, found for raw text messages pulled from NOAA tgftp server you need to bound each message with a ascii char 001 and 003 respectively before either dumping it directly into a GEMPAK file or running it through a gempak decoder. I believe Chiz pointed this out regarding prepping raw messages for decoders back in the day. So in c-shell: printf "\001\n" > temp.message; cat $RAWMESSAGE >> temp.message; printf "\003\n" >> temp.message will "prep" your raw message to be handled by GEMPAK decoders or in the case of an AFD which doesn't need a decoder can then dumped directly into some $DESTINATIONFILE -- which nwx sees through its $GEMTBL/nwx/master.tbl file that holds destination and file extension definitions. (thanks to Rob Dale for the assist) Pete From: gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto: gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of pmanousos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:52 PM To: "gembud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"@FirstEnergyCorp.com Subject: [gembud] NWX question Greetings - could not find this or similar on GEMBUD archives. Question - what needs to be done to a raw text file that doesnt seem to require a decoder so that it is displayable in NWX? Details: 1. We are pulling AFDs directly from NOAA tgftp server for viewing in NWX. When they arrive they are raw text files (like fxus61.kbox.afd.box.txt). After trial and error and viewing the source code we could get so far as to determine these raw text files should eventually land in $TEXT_DATA/pub_/AFD/yyyymmdd.ext 2. Although we did not identify a decoder in $GEMEXE, we are uncertain if AFD's or similar require a GEMPAK decoder, nor are we sure if ".ext" is literal or it should be AFD. 3. After copying the file into 20120614.AFD we were unable to get this to display in NWX (message is "No data available for FXUS61 BOX in the last 120 hour(s)." with no error messages in the parent terminal window from which we launched NWX. Better yet - is there an online resource that explains this? Pete ----------------------------------------- The information contained in this message is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this document in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately, and delete the original message.