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SC_BQA$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BQA$': QA in buoy code form
/ Location quality class information not available
0 Radius >= 1500 m
1 500 m <= Radius < 1500 m
2 250 m <= Radius < 500 m
3 Radius < 250 m
A No estimate of location accuracy, 3 positions reported
B No estimate of location accuracy, 2 positions reported
Z Invalid location