We have a Sangean 909X receiver
+ the HF Fax APP
. You can tune in the Weather Fax frequencies
from this link. You have to tune 1.9kHz below the frequency to get the signal...ie. Listed frequency 8503.9 kHz is tuned on the radio
as 8502 kHz...I don't know why.
It works better with an external antenna
vs the attached extendable antenna
. I have this antenna
. When you tune the frequency during a transmission
, it sounds sort of like a fax machine.
I've tried putting the iPad
next to the radio
and putting a set of headphones "onto" the iPad
...seems to work ok. Better result was using an Amplitude iRig
with a male-male headphone extension cord from the radio to the iRig and the iRig into the iPad...plus you didn't have to hear the fax and static.
Frankly this system is more of a novelty than a "real" weather
set up, but I just wanted to give it a whirl to see how it works. If I was smarter, I would attach some pictures...but suffice it say they are grainy fax-like images