February 11, 2010
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Description of SondeMonitor 5.4.3
Tracks and decodes live weather data telemetry
SondeMonitor decodes the messages from both analogue (6-tone) radiosondes (Vaisala RS80 series) and digital radiosondes (Vaisala RS92SGP and RS92AGP series) using a simple UHF scanner receiver and the soundcard of a PC or laptop. It generates a data file of the raw sample frequency data from analogue radiosondes and the raw hex data from digital radiosondes.
SondeMonitor displays the decoded data in either table form or graphical form (right). A median filter and a smoothing filter are both supplied to improve the signal to noise ratio of the telemetry from analogue sondes that lack the error checking machanisms of the digital sondes. It can display a map showing the ground track of digital (GPS) radio sondes during their flight mission or processed from the telemetry data afterwards (right) It can also ouput the current sonde position as a pseudo-GPS receiver in serial NMEA format.
SondeMonitor can be controlled with a simple script language contained in a text file. Script commands include starting and stopping processing, downloading GPS satellite date from the Internet or from a local receiver, arming the GPS solution, performing shell operations, time scheduling and looping. If you have a serial controlled receiver, you can even tune the receiver with the script. It allows you to preview the upper air data that is collected by radiosondes that are launched near to you. Watch as the sonde passes through the tropopause and be the first to know when the balloon bursts and where it lands.
SondeMonitor allows you to follow the ground track of digital radiosondes that are launched near to you. If you are lucky you may be able to intercept its descent to the ground and perhaps recover the device. Some administrations offer a modest bounty to people who return the radiosondes that they have found.
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