First off, Any Awos is a toll free service (1-877-any-awos) that you can dial up and with the US three letter/number combo of the airfield, you would be connected to the airports AWOS system.
Does anyone here use it? I've called it numerous times to get information about local weather of areas I'm traveling to. This was great information, because you just had to know the airport identifier.
The bad news is that February 6th, 2006, it will be no longer free. They have a $65/year service, unlimited calls, and goodies, or now a $30/year cost limited to only 5 calls per month.
They have tried selling ads during the "hold" part (when the system was connecting), but I guess it never went over well, thus the cost.
Well, thanks Any-Awos for the ride, but I'll just keep the AOPA airport manual handy, and dial direct on the cell phone.
Just wondering if anyone else around here like me think's that $30 a year for only one call per week is worth it.