Originally Posted by ka4wja
c) There are also separate, dedicated We-Fax units (radio receiver built-in to We-Fax unit) which print out weather charts
and sat photos.....
They're pricey, but VERY hi-quality......
(And, yes I use this method for most of my hi-seas weather data / forecasts.....)
I am kind of a Ham newbie and I have yet to take my Ham exam but will be doing both Tech and General very soon.
I am really interested in Sat Com and ran across a few packages for Marine
NOAA sat reception
and they were around $2,000. Which included Software
and a Helix Antenna
I always thought that you needed a steady hand and a Yagi directional antenna
for Sat Com to really shine so never considered that it work on a boat.
Now that the newer NOAA sats contain more data than just an Image, wouldnt it be possible just to use wxImg and a decent Helix antenna to get the very latest of data? Including Surface Temp, Wind
, Pressure and of course that great image.
Is it possible to make contact with Ham Sats while at sea as well? Or is it more viable to stick with the (V)HF bands for long distance CQing instead? (6 meter, SSB
God I wish I got into radio
earlier, what a neat hobby.