METAR information in metar.txt


In the file metar.txt the downloaded metar information from the NOAA server is written. When the file is smaller then 1 MB the file is rejected and no new information is saved. A regular file size is approx. 1.5 MB +

In several circumstances the NOAA server won’t let you download the metar data. You may want to ftp yourself to 205.156.51.233

You can easily check the date/time of refreshment with Windows explorer or opening the log.txt file. If there is no refreshment, change the name of the server=weather.apollo3.com
You must have an IP address in hostname=

Some sample lines:

2013/06/25 08:45
K5SM 250845Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM CLR 10/M05 A3028 RMK AO2 TSNO

2013/06/25 08:45
K5SM 250845Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM CLR 10/M05 A3028 RMK AO2 TSNO

2013/06/25 09:35
KBBF 250935Z AUTO 20019KT 10SM FEW017 SCT022 BKN040 29/25 A2998 RMK A01

2013/06/25 09:35
KEMK 250935Z AUTO 16016KT 9SM CLR 28/24 A3003 RMK A01

2013/06/25 09:35
KBBF 250935Z AUTO 20019KT 10SM FEW017 SCT022 BKN040 29/25 A2998 RMK A01

Done. Get back here for Windows and here for Linux.