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Old 09-01-2008, 22:59   #1
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Weather channel for Kiwi's

The central region of NZ now has a dedicated VHF weather channel. Transmitted on ch23, it will provide weather information for Wellington/Cook Straight. The weather data is obtained from four MetService weather sites (that stuffs up any accuracy right there) and one Coastguard site.(so we still have a reasonable degree of accuracy then). The average wind speed and direction along with the peak gust over the last minute will be reported from Wellington Airport, Karori Rock (such a lovely place) The Brothers, Stephens Island and Mana Island.The service will be continually updated with the relevant local weather forcasts. tides and weather warnings. In the future, weather data from Farewell spit and Seperation Point will be added. The service will eventually be extended to cover Nelson and the entire Central region.
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Old 09-01-2008, 23:32   #2
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Hey Alan,

I can't find the New Zealand High Seas voice freqs for weather on this forum (the search box hates me!) but I do have the link below giving a shedule on
2207 4146 6224 8297 12356 16531
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Is this the correct / best one?

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Those freqs. you posted are HF SSB. My post above was refering to our Marine VHF Ch23.
Or are you asking something else?? I am not familiar yet with the SSB,( even though I have a Transciever) so ????
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Those freqs. you posted are HF SSB. My post above was refering to our Marine VHF Ch23.
Yes, I know you were refering to VHF. I'm after HF frequencies for voice wether reports. I thought you might know them. But thats OK. I was looking for threads with that info in

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Hey Alan, we have had this for 6months now
The Coastguard run it.

Have you listened to the foreigners that they have doing the forecast recordings. It is real funny. Where the heck did they get them from???? Sound like they have just learnt english.

Quite often the forecasts are a bit behind. I have noticed lately that the nowcasting for wind is unavailable quite a bit. The whole channel went off the air for a few days a couple of weeks ago.
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Sound like they have just learnt english.
I will have to contemplate an appropriate response while I am eating my FUSH and CHUPS.

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we have had this for 6months now
The Coastguard run it.
Typical, it gets announced over here just in time for the end of the Holiday season.
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I'm after HF frequencies for voice wether reports. I thought you might know them
Hi Mark, go to NEW ZEALAND WEATHER TODAY:MetService.com - Weather , select "Marine" from the menu on the left hand side, then go to the drop down menu "Broadcast Schedules" up the top. The HF frequencies are there as well as the weather fax schedule too if interested in that.

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