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Old 19-02-2013, 09:53   #61
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

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I have been thinking about the power advantages of changing my nav computer over to Ubunto. However it appears that jvcomm and the others are for the windowed community. Is there a weather fax programme that can also schedule the radio and runs on ubunto?
I've yet to find one, instead went dual boot with xp for jvcom and some ham stuff and Debian for nav with opencpn. Had no luck with jvcom running through wine in Linux either. Luckily dual boot isn't hard to set up.
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

Slightly off the thread, but is there a similar program like JV comm for mac users?
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

For Mac?
Cocoa Modem 2.0 works for me... does other cool stuff as well, and is free.
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

I used a Sony AllBand radio and my MacBook Pro, using the internal mike. Worked like a champ. Sorry, I don't remember the software, but it can be easily found with Google.
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Here you go.... ashore... Simple longwire ant....Tecsun 660.... Cocoa Modem 2 running on a Macbook Pro
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

Hi, New user- from the threads it seems jv.com is the way to go. Doesit work with the new windows 8?
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Does anyone know if Jvcomm works with windows 8? Also at what time and channel can I try weather fax? SSB is more complicated than I thought ).
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

Don't know where you are, buut here's NOAA's schedule.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf

Sorry, haven't tried JVComm with Win8.
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

Goodtoknow,

Receiving Weather Fax and Weather Satellite Images With Your Macintosh

You have to set your receiver to USB

Look at the frequencies listed in the link: the so-called "frequency" of the station and then the frequency to which you have to tune there is an offset of 1,9 kHz.

There is a lot of freeware available to decode these types of digital ssb modes, not only JCComm.

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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

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GetFax can tune some radios. There is a schedule file you can edit that tunes the radio to a particular frequency at a particular time, and sets up the program to capture FAX or text broadcasts. The GetFax installation includes a sample schedule file.
The last few versions of GetFax dropped the scheduler. I've asked Jim Corenman about his plans but haven't heard back.

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JVcomm32 is the best one I have found.

JVComm32 - FAX SSTV RTTY SYNOP NAVTEX program

Also, Sail Mail tunes radios and receives faxes.

Both JVcomm32 and Sail Mail work with Pactor modems so you can use the same setup for fax and email without rewiring.
Sailmail, like Winlink, is a shore-based system. You probably mean Airmail, the client program that runs on your computer aboard and communicates with Sailmail, Winlink, Bushmail, and Cruiseemail to send and receive e-mail and incorporates GetFax and ViewFax for weather fax.
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

Hello all, I wonder if anybody can confirm that BOM, Aust still transmit the weather fax service, judging by the thread here and also the other weather fax thread running they seem to. I cannot seem to pick them up on my HF and I called BOM and they said they stopped a while ago.

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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

rfax.pdf lists CHARLEVILLE & WILUNA in Australia as active.
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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

As of t his morning (2030 GMT 13 Jan 2014) both Charleville and Wiluna were happily broadcasting the MSL, with good copy here in Tasmania.

That was a scary rumour! We depend upon those broadcasts when at sea.

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Re: Weather Fax on SSB

Here you go... VMC & VMW Radio Fax Schedule and http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/radio-s...al-guide.shtml and also Australia Weather West - Wiluna (VMW) Specifications
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