Gilbert, > OK, cool! Thanks for looking into it. Now, one more question, and then > I'll drop it...any chance of pqsurf being fixed, or I am I stuck with > just regular METARs working? Here's what Steve Chiswell wrote to Rob Dale: I have several suggestions depending on what you want to do with the individual metar observations. To view on your desktop, the NWX gui can display the raw metar and speci reports for a station or all stations in a state for a the last N hours. The Autoupdate feature will keep these updated on the display (the default time for refresh is 300 seconds in $GEMPAK/source/programs/gui/nwx/auto.c, but can be recompiled to a shorter time interval). The SFLIST program can be run (or invoked in a cron or cgi) to output the raw observations in the dcmetr decoded file using SFPARM=text;spcl Alternatively, if you really are looking for a solution such as the nalarm directory of observations, I have a simple awk script to run from the LDM rather than having to configure a separate pqsurf.conf and separate queue. I've attached he script to this message and can be installed as ~ldm/util/metar_obs.awk WMO ^S[AP] PIPE /usr/bin/awk -v OUTDIR=data/gempak/alarms/gempak -f util/metar_obs.awk In the above, the location of awk may be /bin or /usr/bin on most systems. Also, if the awk executable is oawk (eg solaris) rather than gawk or nawk, then use gawk or nawk explitly. A list of stations can be defined in the script to search for in the piped SA and SP bulletins. This script just keys on the 4 letter ICAO in the text, rather than making specific assumptions about the format of a bulletin (eg, it would match that string anywhere not just if it is a valid ICAO....but luckily most ICAO identifiers don't match many words). Steve Chiswell Unidata User Support Regards, Steve Emmerson Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: YYF-163104 Department: Support LDM Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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