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Old 24-08-2011, 23:14   #16
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Re: Weatherfax Problem

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I just went through the JVCom process
Great.
What type of receiver are you using?
How far are you from the weather fax transmitting station?
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Re: Weatherfax Problem

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Great.
What type of receiver are you using?
How far are you from the weather fax transmitting station?
I use an ICOM 735 ham radio with a backstay antenna. I was about halfway from Hawaii to California when my Pactor controller stopped switching to wfax mode, so I changed to JVcom for the faxes--had to find the installation download on one of my old powerhog laptops and copy it to the new netbook. I was about 1200 miles from both the Pt Reyes and the Honolulu transmitters, and got good faxes from both.

A lot of receiving wfax is getting the right frequency--I store all the frequencies in the radio memory and switch between them. Sometimes the strongest signal is not the clearest fax, as multipath reception can fuzzy up the image.
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