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Microsat - WX3IN1

No longer available! Please see the new WX3IN1 Plus 2.0 version:

  • The Microsat WX3IN1 is a combination APRS iGate, Digipeater and Weather Station gateway device!


APRS client / digipeater

The main purpose of the device is receiving and sending data frames via APRS radio. WX3in1 is capable of receiving an APRS frame, decoding the sender, recipent, path and information field. Then actions are performed in accordance with the options configured by user:

  • Frame forwarding via the APRS network
  • Sending a frame to the APRS-IS server
  • Ignoring the frame if it does not meet the specified criteria
  • The device firmware implements the following mechanisms:
    • Checksum Verification - frames with errors are ignored
    • Anti-flood - repeated frames in a short time interval are not forwarded
    • Path checking - the decision to frame forwarding is based on a path, the user defines whether to forward WIDE1-1, Widen-N, Spn-N frames and the maximum value of n.
  • WX3in1 also allows you to generate APRS data frames APRS with information field defined by the user and send them in a specified interval. In this way, it is possible to send beacons and objects.
APRS-IS client

WX3in1 allows you to connect to APRS-IS network servers. After logging onto a selected server, it is possible to send data received from the APRS radio network. All frames with correct format and checksum are sent by the device.

APRS-IS messages forwarding

The device allows you to receive messages from the APRS-IS server. Then the destination station is checked if it is heard in the immediate vicinity of the radio APRS network. If a station is heard then message frame is sent via APRS radio and repeated three times in the absence of confirmation ACK.

Weather station server

WX3in1 allows you to receive weather information from weather stations via the RS-232 cable. The data is then encoded into the APRS frame and may be sent to a radio network at specified intervals. Additionally WX3in1 Plus allows you to send the same frames to APRS-IS server.

Supported weather stations:
  • LaCrosse/Technoline WS-2300,
  • LaCrosse/Technoline WS-2350,
  • Peet Bros Ultimeter 100,
  • Peet Bros Ultimeter 800,
  • Peet Bros Ultimeter 2000,
  • Peet Bros Ultimeter 2100,
  • Davis Vantage Pro (with RS232 datalogger),
  • Davis Vantage Pro2 (with RS232 datalogger),
  • Davis Vantage Pro Plus (with RS232 datalogger),
  • Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus (with RS232 datalogger),
Remote WWW access

With firmware version v1.20 and up, it is possible to configure and view device configuration remotely via web browser.

Web Configuration Screenshots

Microsat - WX3IN1 - MSWX3IN1