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Old 08-06-2014, 07:38   #1
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Text forecast for Baltic

Hi,

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to subscribe using Saildocs for a downloadable text forecast in English for the Baltic Sea?

I am already subscribing to met.1b but this only seems to go as far east as the Norwegian and Danish North Sea coasts.

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Re: Text forecast for Baltic

Did a quick offline check on Airmail and found Germany produces a text forecast for the Baltic as well as Navtex that are available through Winlink (not Saildocs). I couldn't download them via the Internet as there appears to be a problem between Winlink and the server that distributes these bulletins.
I never sailed in the Baltic so I've not used these bulletins, but I did use the German forecasts for the Med via RTTY and Winlink.
Here's a screen capture of the Winlink bulletins available via Airmail.

2014-06-08_1021 - jstevens8352's library

I couldn't find anything in the Saildocs library so if you are limited to Sailmail you may want to check out the DWD RTTY schedule. The bulletins available from Winlink are likely available via RTTY.

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Old 09-06-2014, 03:42   #3
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Hi Bob,

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Old 09-06-2014, 04:42   #4
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Re: Text forecast for Baltic

Bob,
Overall, if you want text weather for Sea Areas A1 and A2, NAVTEX is usually the best bet...
But, if your looking for an HF broadcast, the German DWD signals are very good...
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Can anyone tell me if there is a way to subscribe using Saildocs for a downloadable text forecast in English for the Baltic Sea?

I am already subscribing to met.1b but this only seems to go as far east as the Norwegian and Danish North Sea coasts.

In case you are interested in NAVTEX from/for the Baltic, here are the NAVTEX stations....

Quote:
Belgium
Oostende Radio
51°10'.95N 002°48'.47E
55
T
0310,0710,1110,1510,1910,2310
English
Operational
Oostende
51°10'.95N 002°48'.47E
150
V
0330,0730,1130,1530,1930,2330
English
Operational
(ThamesApproaches broadcast for United Kingdom)

Estonia
Tallinn
59°27'.84N 024°21'.42E
250
U
0320,0720,1120,1520,1920,2320
English
Operational
France
Cross Corsen
48°28'.56N 005°03'.18W
300
A
0000,0400,0800,1200,1600,2000
English
Operational
Germany
Pinneberg
53°40'.50N 009°48'.50E
250
S
0300,0700,1100,1500,1900,2300
English
Operational
Iceland
Reykjavik Radio / Saudanes
66°11'.17N 018°57'.12W
450
R
0250,0650,1050,1450,1850,2250
English
Operational
Reykjavik Radio / Grindavik
63°49'.99N 022°27'.04W
450
X
0350,0750,1150,1550,1950,2350
English
Operational
Ireland
Valencia
51°56'.00N 010°21'.00W
400
W
0340,0740,1140,1540,1940,2340
English
Operational
Malin Head
55°21'.80N 007°20'.39W
400
Q
0240,0640,1040,1440,1840,2240
English
Operational
Netherlands
Netherlands Coastguard Radio (PBK)
52°05'.41N 004°15'.27E
110
P
0230,0630,1030,1430,1830,2230
English
Operational
Norway
Rogaland Radio
58°38'.92N 005°36'.58E
450
L
0150,0550,0950,1350,1750,2150
English
Operational
Ørlandet
63°39'.70N 009°32'.80E
450
N
0210,0610,1010,1410,1810,2210
English
Operational
Jeloya
59°26'.08N 010°35'.48E
200
M
0200,0600,1000,1400,1800,2200
English
Operational
Sweden
Bjuröklubb
64°27'.71N 021°35'.47E
300
H
0110,0510,0910,1310,1710,2110
English
Operational
Gislövshammar
55°29'.38N 014°18'.87E
300
J
0130,0530,0930,1330,1730,2130
Grimeton
57°06'.32N 012°23'.36E
300
I
0120,0520,0920,1320,1720,2120
United Kingdom
Cullercoats
55°04'.49N 001°27'.79W
300
G
0100,0500,0900,1300,1700,2100
English
Operational
Portpatrick
54°50'.64N 005°07'.47W
300
O
0220,0620,1020,1420,1820,2220
English
Operational
Niton
50°35'.18N 001°15'.29W
300
E
0040,0440,0840,1240,1640,2040
English
Operational
Niton
50°35'.18N 001°15'.29W
300
K
0140,0540,0940,1340,1740,2140
English
Operational (NE Coast of France and Channel Islands broadcast for France)

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Faroes (Denmark)
Torshavn Radio
62°00'.87N 006°48'.01W
300
D
0030,0430,0830,1230,1630,2030
English
Operational


I hope this helps some...


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Bob,
Overall, if you want text weather for Sea Areas A1 and A2, NAVTEX is usually the best bet...
But, if your looking for an HF broadcast, the German DWD signals are very good...
Well, as you can see, most oft the stations are Atlantic oriented..
Baltic Sea is like a bath tube, has its very specific conditions, perhaps like Great Lakes. f.e. there 's only few inches tide, but if strong easterly or westerly winds blow, water swaps on higher level at shore, after it the wave turns to the opposite shore. That' s widely unknown.

Last week North Sea coast had gale warning, here 30mls /55Km more east at Baltic Sea was only 3bf. and sea like a pond.
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Re: Text forecast for Baltic

can anyone suggest how to receive warnings and forecasts via email. I would like to have warnings and daily forecasts sent to an email address for the area I am currently in. Right now we are in the bay of biscay so I would like a summary of that area plus warnings sent as they happen. Perhaps navtex would be suitable. I have scoured the saildocs site and a few others but cant find a good solution. Preferably free and activatable/deactivatable by an email code similar to saildocs.
I am thinking if I have warnings sent to my iridium number I can receive it free and probbaly in real time while on passage.
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Re: Text forecast for Baltic

monte,
Why do you want to receive coastal weather warnings and forecast by email, requiring an Internet subscription? You can get them for free with a Navtex receiver, which also provides navigation safety information (notices to mariners).

Navtex range is over 200 Nm from the transmitter. In the Bay of Biscay (S Brittany), I receive weather forecasts on the Navtex from the UK, French, Spanish and Irish weather offices. The British and French bulletins include an "extended outlook" describing the expected situation over 5 or 6 days.

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Yes I have navtex. I would like to receive similar forecasts and warnings via email. Why? because iridium sends free emails to satellite phones so if I subscribe I will receive free weather warnings via satphone and not have to rely on picking up a Navtex signal. I think Navtex has the ability to end info via email, Im just not sure how to subscribe to the service or similar service.
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