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View Poll Results: From what source do you get you weather info?
Local news forcast. 5 83.33%
Satellite weather gribs. 2 33.33%
SSB weather fax (w/o PC's). 0 0%
SSB weather fax (w/ PC's). 3 50.00%
Peering thoughtfully into the sky. 3 50.00%
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:18   #1
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Lightbulb Weather Fax for My PC via SSB

First off my caps lock is off, lol.

What are you guys using for a weather fax program on your pc's, via SSB? I am working with an Icom IC M600 and a Sony Ibook.

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Old 14-09-2005, 09:37   #2
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When disconnected from the internet we use every source available. Local radio, our eyes, barometer and weather fax.

For PC software I use Xaxro Weatherfax 2000 soundcard version, works like a champ with my old SEA225 SSB. If you have a newer SSB they offer different version that accept direct data from the SSB.
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Old 14-09-2005, 10:38   #3
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Good weather links:

http://www.franksingleton.clara.net/...ial_sites.html - speaks for itself
http://www.pervisell.com/ham/dnjvfax.html free download of JVFAXhttp://www.hffax.de/html/hauptteil_wxsat.htm selection of different links to weather programmes and comments on them
http://www.globalmarinenet.net/grib.htm Grib files
http://www3.sympatico.ca/hehilgen/vax498.htm Herb's weather routing
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/ These guys know something about the weather.
http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/ Weather satellite downloads (need to register)
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Old 16-09-2005, 09:52   #4
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my p.c.

Thanks guys, those are all very good sites and will come in handy. I'm going to make my choice after the ssb/ham course on the 23rd-25th here in San Diego.
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“Good Old Boat” magazine will be publishing an article on Weather Interpretation & Reading Surface Maps (author’s title), under their (edited) title:
“Going cruising? Here’s how to read the weather maps”.
The author’s been paid, so would expect it to appear in the next (Oct-Nov) issue.
For a FREE introductory copy (sample issue) of Good Old Boat magazine, goto: http://www.goodoldboat.com/
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grounding a ssb on a freeport 41

Hello,

I know this is an old thread, but thought it might get a question to you.

I have a 1984 Freeport 41, and am thinking about installing a ssb. The grounding of the ssb seems complicated however. I'm wondering how you grounded your ssb on your Freeport. Any help would be great!

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