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Old 28-12-2013, 09:44   #1
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Free weather fax decoder software?

I was sure there was something out there that does this but I can't seem to find it. I'm looking for a free app that runs under Windows 7/8/XP and will decode a weather fax (HF FAX) signal coming in through the sound card on my laptop. Found free apps for Linux and Mac, but none (so far) for Windows.
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Old 28-12-2013, 10:02   #2
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Re: Free weather fax decoder software?

http://www.jvcomm.de/index_e.html

My favourite

Does much more than just recieve wfax

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Old 28-12-2013, 12:11   #3
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Re: Free weather fax decoder software?

I've downloaded the demo for JVComm but was hoping there was a free app somewhere I could use. I really only need this for weather fax, don't need all the other bells and whistles.
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Old 28-12-2013, 21:00   #4
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Re: Free weather fax decoder software?

I think I found what will work for me: Fldigi
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Old 28-12-2013, 21:07   #5
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I've downloaded the demo for JVComm but was hoping there was a free app somewhere I could use. I really only need this for weather fax, don't need all the other bells and whistles.
The demo works just fine, all the functions are turned on. Just a watermark on the fax image. I've been using it for years, paid for the full version a while ago but lost the code so just use the demo now.
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Old 28-12-2013, 21:15   #6
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Re: Free weather fax decoder software?

I used SeaTTY for some time and it was excellent, so good I paid to register it but the free version worked better than JVcomms which I also had but where the demo version was too restrictive to give it a proper test. My laptop crashed fatally a year back, losing all programs and data, plus we no longer have an SSB set so are no longer using SEaTTY, but I would still recommend it, I ran it on an XP machine and also on another machine with Vista.

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Old 28-12-2013, 21:32   #7
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Re: Free weather fax decoder software?

Good info, thanks. Now I have 3 to choose from!
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JVcomms which I also had but where the demo version was too restrictive to give it a proper test.
What restrictions? Same software? There are none for the jvcomm demo, it's full funcional.

And another one...

http://arachnoid.com/JWX/
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What restrictions? Same software? There are none for the jvcomm demo, it's full funcional.

And another one...

JWX
Agree re running jvcomm in demo mode...I once had a key but long since lost.... simple to use... does everything you need.

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Re: Free weather fax decoder software?

Also worth noting, I was very surprised just how good an Android tablet was at recieving across Biscay just sitting next to a degen 1103 and using....
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...hi.wefax&hl=en

Bit noisy for the off watch crew but for the big saving in power over running a laptop stuff them

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