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I am using InfoMETAR 1.01 - great program Ken! :-wave and have discovered a minor bug after changing the clocks back. Lately while downloading current weather, everything appears to be working normally and then I receive an error message about the current METAR cannot be found and to check my system time and time zone. All is correct. Is there a fix for this error, other than downloading directly from the NOAA site and then saving it through InfoMetar to correct the format problems with the text file.Thanks again for a great add on to a fantastic program.Wayne :-rotor

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There are several things that can cause this to happen besides your clock and time zone. One possibility is that NOAA's server could be down or not working correctly. That's the case right now ... I'm trying a METAR download and it unfortunately is going nowhere. (Edit: another one a few minutes later worked fine.)Also, what timezone are you in, and did you allow Windows to change your clock's timezone, or did you do it yourself?And I agree - Ken did a nice job on that program. ;)- David Sandberg

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>There are several things that can cause this to happen>besides your clock and time zone. One possibility is that>NOAA's server could be down or not working correctly. That's>the case right now ... I'm trying a METAR download and it>unfortunately is going nowhere. (Edit: another one a few>minutes later worked fine.)>>Also, what timezone are you in, and did you allow Windows to>change your clock's timezone, or did you do it yourself?>>And I agree - Ken did a nice job on that program. ;)>>- David SandbergSorry David, I was watching Dan Rather while writing this message (what's the frequency) ;-)I allowed Windows to adjust the time (I also use Atomic Clock Synch for more accuracy) eastern time zone - Florida.I just tried another download and everything worked fine - must have been NOAA's site.Wayne

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David - Did I miss something??!! It had to be Ken S., not me!! :-hah Maybe Wayne was just awestruck at our Seawind pic postings... :-roll But hey - we weather guessers are always being picked on... ;-)No problems with infoMetar on my end today. And I use it faithfully! Especially since I can't always get my weather info from my favorite site (Intellicast).David, thanks again for such a useful program!Cheers!Ken WoodWeather Guesser :-sun1Gateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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> Sorry David, I was watching Dan Rather while writing this> message (what's the frequency) ;-)Hehe! I just thought it was kinda funny. I haven't been posting much or simming much lately (been busy with a new job, or at least what I hope and expect will shortly become a job), so maybe I'm slowly being forgotten around these parts ... but I still do drop by just about every day to see what's happening in the Fly! forum here, and especially to see if anyone is still using InfoMETAR.> I just tried another download and everything worked fine -> must have been NOAA's site.Yep, and it wouldn't be the first time. Occasionally NOAA seems to have a problem where they are creating new files for every hour, but all of the file either have reports from 24 hours earlier or are entirely empty. In either case InfoMETAR will pretty much say "what the heck is this?" and take its best guess at what the problem might have been in an effort to be helpful. Alas, in this case its best guess was wrong.- David Sandberg

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