Originally Posted by mestrezat
I looked at the Grundig G5 at Radio
Shack and it has both the line out and the ear phone
jack for downloading to my computer. Seemed ok. After installing a program is it difficult to download the info and if so, are there any hints you can give as to how to do the download. The article was quite vague.
Too many years since I did it to remember details. Look at the radio
schedule. Tune the radio to a station, start your software
, follow software
instructions. (Fight with your computer as needed to make the sound card talk to the software. You know the usual PC stuff.
) The MultiMode software for the Mac has readouts to tell you when you have tuned properly, most likely others do to.
You pick a frequency, different bands work at different times of the day.
This web site gives you an idea of distances and times the bands work.
This website is specifically Ham frequencies, but just find a fax freq. that is close to give you the idea. Or you just try the different freqs until you hear one.
HF Ham Radio Bands and Frequencies:: Electronics and Radio Today
Here's a site that describes the basics using software for a Mac. So ignore the details for operating the software, you're going to have to read the manual with whatever software you decide on.
Receiving Weather Fax and Weather Satellite Images With Your Macintosh
This is interesting. NOAA says the schedule is going to change Aug 1 2007, but they still have this schedule posted. Might have to call them.
The G5 doesn't have a usb lsb switch only a switch to change from am to ssb
, but the manual says it receives either usb or lsb. I wonder how it does that? Maybe call Grundig tech support before buying
to make sure it works for what you want.