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Digitrans Radio Tide Gauge (PAH) - 22


Driver to decode tide heights as transmitted by a Digitrans radio link, such as the one used by PAH (Port Autonome du Havre) in France.

A complete data message contains 48 sequences (16 channels times 3).
Some channels contain tide heights, while other channels contain wind speed or direction, or pressure.

Driver Information

Driver Digitrans Radio Tide Gauge (PAH) Interface Type Serial  Driver Class Type Counted 
UTC Driver (question)  No Input / Output Input Executable DrvDigitransPAH.exe DIGI CS
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Decoding Notes

Data is timetagged when a new "M0" sequence is received.
Data is updated when the maximum channel, entered in Database Setup, is received.
The channel that is decoded corresponds with the slot of a tide observation.

Database Setup

Tide Observation Slot .

Enter channel number to be decoded as tide observation slot number.

Available slot numbers are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and  : , ; , <, =, >, ?, or 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. (":" equal to "10", etc.).

Drivers IO Notes

Command line parameters SOL1 and SOL2 can be used to decode a slightly different format.
The SOL1 and SOL2 formats consist of 3 sequences per channel, the first one containing BCD digit of meters, the second one decimeters and the third one centimeters.
However, these formats have not been tested with real data.