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Old 02-02-2010, 06:12   #16
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Hi Thanks for your reply.

I have found the above on ebay and its seems well priced, unless you would suggest a different model?

I had been looking at the NASA Target which includes software, though the little information I can find appears to require the use of DOS which rather puts me off!

Weather Fax 2000 looks very convenient, if a bit pricey. SeaTTY would appear to do the job so I'm thiking that if I combine this with the Tecsun 310 I should be in business to download weather faxes to my laptop?

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No, that's probably not a good choice. Better would be the Tecsun PL-600 or the Degen 1103. You want a radio with a good SSB capability.

The 1103 has been out longer, I believe, and has lots of very good reviews. You can read them here: Degen DE1103 Product Reviews
It's also available from Canada on eBay. Sometimes goes under the brand name, Kaito.

I don't use SeaTTY, but just about any such program should work just fine with a decent receiver.


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Old 02-02-2010, 09:25   #18
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I have the Kaito1103

kaito ka1103, Electronics, degen de1103. Great deals on eBay!

In Mexico, I am able to tune into the Ham and SSB sailing nets and hear everything for weather and gossip. I have not installed a bigger antennea, but hope to. I am very happy with the performance and coverage for the money....

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