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Thanks Keith. Understand that I think.

I am suggesting that when you take an ATOM station to a field without ethernet and only WiFi, it would make the 'onboarding' process much easier if you could provide the field SSID and password in a file on the Pi in advance of the commissioning visit. As it stands, you have to find an ethernet connection or a screen and keyboard in order to provide WiFi network credentials.

I know that this doesn't get done much; commissioning | recomissioning but think it would make like easier. Just a suggestion.

Thanks all for your great work.

Technical Support / Re: What's in the 20230228 software release?
« on: March 20, 2023, 06:53:53 pm »
Noticed the ......

'airfields are now installing these weather stations to accompany their ATOM station'

I have 3 x ATOM stations and am interested as to the nature of this integration and how I can effect it.

Can someone educate me please? Thanks, Richard

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Is PWMalham online? - had to refresh SD card
« on: February 12, 2023, 08:26:54 pm »
Thanks, was not intending to hassle you in any way. All is good now. Many thanks, Richard

Hello and a suggestion.

This topic was discussed before but now in an old thread, so ...

When building a Pi 3B with a WiFi service available but no ethernet connection, it would be very useful to be able to put SSID and password into a file on the SD card like in wpa_supplicant so that as the image boots it will pick up the network and able you to then complete your configuration from a laptop also connected to that same wireless network.

Great job and many thanks, Richard

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Is PWMalham online? - had to refresh SD card
« on: February 08, 2023, 03:23:12 pm »
All good again. Patience is a virtue!

OGN-R PilotAware / Is PWMalham online? - had to refresh SD card
« on: February 08, 2023, 01:53:08 pm »
I have refreshed the SD card for PWMalham and should be back online.

I can see the station on GilderRadar @,-2.1739&zoom=10 but the logs from http://ognpaw.local are saying .... GRID Network trying to connect

Should I just be patient or is there some cleanup to be done at the back end as I have reused the station name?

I attach a screenshot

Thanks, Richard

Technical Support / Web Maps of ATOM stations - just for interest
« on: February 12, 2022, 01:55:13 pm »
This topic has been covered at various times, but just sharing this for interest while experimenting with Python and Folium.

Amazing what you can do with very little code.

I have a couple of ATOM stations and am able to download a list of stations with their details as an HTML table and then covert this information to a CSV file. I cheated and used the service for this purpose.

I shamelessly copied this idea from - thanks for the tutorial!

The folder under the link below includes.

1. Source code for the program that I ran in the JupyerLab IDE
2. CSV files for ATOM ground station information
3. Screenshot of generated OpenStreetMap map

Idea would be to use this as part of a dynamic web page created with the `"index.html")` method but have yet to work out if it possible to programatically retrieve and convert the source data.

Has it stopped rain yet?


OGN-R PilotAware / Re: OGN Latest not installing!
« on: March 20, 2021, 08:18:17 pm »
Just for completeness of this thread. PWMOSSEDG is running a Pi 3

cat /proc/device-tree/model gives ....

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Kiosk web station for ATOM pages
« on: February 18, 2021, 02:53:51 pm »
Will continue to only use local addresses of the ATOM station and not try to look at data.pilotaware any more ...

Steve - thanks for the 'kiosk automated browser' links.

Cheers, Richard

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: Kiosk web station for ATOM pages
« on: February 17, 2021, 10:12:23 pm »
Sounds good! Can you share the details please? Github? Thanks, Richard

OGN-R PilotAware / Kiosk web station for ATOM pages
« on: February 17, 2021, 09:10:05 pm »
We want a 'kiosk' style Raspberry Pi powered screen at the field to show local ATOM information, and we want to display multiple 'tiles' in the same web page, and we want this to be as 'hands off' as possible. This may be of interest to some of you.

We have a standard raspberry Pi with an attached screen and created 2 files under the 'pi' account

1. /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi
pi@kiosk:~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi $ cat autostart
@xset s 0 0
@xset s noblank
@xset s noexpose
@xset dpms 0 0 0
@chromium-browser --start-fullscreen --app=file:///home/pi/atom.html

2. /home/pi
pi@kiosk:~ $ cat atom.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<frameset rows = "70%,30%">
   <frameset cols="100%">
      <frame name = "radar" src = "" />
   <frameset cols="100%">
      <frame name = "metar" src = "" />

Now as we power up the pi attached to the screen, we see the local VRS data, and also the METARs in a separate tile below.

This is of course using our local ATOM station address, and suspect that the correct solution is to use as our datasource, but have not yet worked out how to automate the passing of our credentials.

A poor photo of the result, but you get the idea.


OGN-R PilotAware / Re: DDNS and ATOM ground stations
« on: January 17, 2021, 11:02:35 am »
Excellent, just the job, found it in my Spam. Thanks Chris and Steve. Richard

OGN-R PilotAware / DDNS and ATOM ground stations
« on: January 16, 2021, 04:09:54 pm »
Hello. I would like to be able to access my ATOM station to the the RADAR facility from outside the local network and I do this for other Pi devices using DDNS. I understand that the ATOM station is built as an appliance so looking for suggestions as to how this might be done.

We have 2 x ATOM stations and one will be running on a network with NO public inbound access, so am thinking that I can maybe use my other station with a DDNS address which will effectively give me a RADAR view of the geography covered by the other station.

Any thoughts please? Thanks, Richard

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: OGN Latest not installing!
« on: December 14, 2020, 06:15:32 pm »
Sure - it's MossEdgeF - need to change this to PWxxx. Richard

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: OGN Latest not installing!
« on: December 13, 2020, 07:02:21 pm »
Many thanks all for your efforts over the weekend. ATOM station now installed, so I will check again that it is indeed a 3B+ when I am next at the very waterlogged field. Understand the 'support' statement, but just to say, that if you get past the 'what OS?' and 'format the disk?' questions, then the install does complete. After this I just ran 'config' from a ssh pi@ognpaw session and all is good with the world.

For others that follow, please be cognisant of the support statement from Lee and friends.

Seasons greetings to you all! Richard

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