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Old 11-12-2014, 08:34   #706
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Thanks Uwe, for all your detective work... and Gerhard and Marius. Last I heard from Sean was Nov 16. He was in Panay careened for three weeks waiting for high tide.
We had been discussing getting him some Wind and Speed instruments that he needs to finish some of his plugins. A friend might have some, but not definitively (anyone have some older ones with NMEA output?)
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Hi Rick,

sorry, but I do not have any functioning instrument available, that I could give away. ....

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Yes Uwe, understood. Just listen to friends and if they are changing instruments ask them.
We should be able to find some good used instruments that output nmea by that route. I know Sean will put them to good use to improve watchman, recording polars, and improving weather_routing.

I just saw Sean post opencpn changes to github. So he's ok I think.

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Uwe, what are you doing about locale settings? Using American?

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Hi Rick,

first: Good to hear, that there is a sign of life from Sean!!!

Second - yes, of course, if I find anything or hear anything about available instruments (wind, etc) with NMEA output, I will check and try to make them available.

Third: Yes, at the moment I just use the american settings (too cumbersome to always change things and as long as I am not using any calculation programs, I think, I am fine...)

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Uwe,

Bdcat has looked at the Tracker posting and asked questions. Will you please read my response and confirm or correct it in a comment below?
See it here
FS#1614 : Locale problems - Symptom: Glitches in Weatherfax when not set in American style
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Hi Rick,

I think that is all fine. However, we have been digging into this for a while and everything seems to be clear to us then.... If bdbcat has any further questions, he can come directly to me, if you need an e-mail address or anything, just let me know, ok??

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That would be great. Uwe, If you haven't done it yet, it would probably be best if you could register (separate login) on Tracker here
OpenCPN::Tracker Register new user

Then login and go here
FS#1614 : Locale problems - Symptom: Glitches in Weatherfax when not set in American style

and add a comment to that effect. Then you will get an email every time someone adds a comment. Also Tracker does not like emails posted in the comment area (insecure), so this is the best way to do it, most efficient.

Thank you!
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..... done ......

You see, somewhat I have the feeling to get back into business .....

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Re: WeatherFax ...

FYI
UK Met Office has a new URL for their synoptic/surface analysis charts, but I cant make out what the new URL is supposed to be. I did try editting the XML but not much success....
Is anybody out there who knows how to figure it out??
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You can get the most recent Surface Analysis with this URL
Surface pressure charts - Met Office

Then the website adds
/#?tab=surfacePressureColour&fcTime=[some number as below]

The website adds
1418662800 for 0000 Sat
1418446800 for 1200 Sat <--- 6 hr dif = 216000
1418490000 for 0000 Sun <---6 hr dif = 43200
1418533200 for 1200 Sun
1418576400 for 0000 Mon
1418619600 for 1200 Mon

14 = 2014
185 = Relates to day somehow?
19600 = Relate to time of day?
76400 -19600 = 56800
I'll let others figure this out.

Where is the other data?
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Ah, here it all is
UK Met Office Fax Charts - UKMOMSLP Analysis and Prognosis - org

Now just give me the urls and I can try to change the xml.

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http://www.weathercharts.org/
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Rick...
Perhaps have a look Unix time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the English gentlemen are weird, but I don't believe they are THAT weird

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Dear Pavel, Looks strangely familiar! Thank you. I hoped a smart guy like you would have the answer!
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New user..It Works! Good job and very interesting...a bit of work copying everything to it's place in a portable O but goes fine.
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