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switchcat 02-03-2007 03:08

Navtex for PC - Magic box? Moerer WIB2
has anyone heard if this gadget is any good? I am thinking about Navtex since we are currently sailing the Med.

Below is the information on the unit. thanks a million
Joe Boyle SV ZIA ----

Moerer WIB2
a little box the size of a cigarrette pack with a USB cable.

The NAVTEX messages will be read by PC or laptop.

No software installation necessary, simple to use, like a USB stick.

490kHz (national language)
518kHz (english)

Digital receiver for 490kHz and 518kHz
Simultaneous reception on both frequencies
Internal ferrite rod antenna, no antenna installation necessary
The equipment is used like a USB-stick
Dimensions only 90x57x23 mm
Internal batteries for approx. 3 days cont. operation without PC
The batteries will be charged via PC
Non volatile data memory for 762000 characters
Automatical message administration
A charger for 12/24V or 230V is optionally available
NAVTEX from the costal radio stations

A connection between WIB2 and PC will be established via USB. The WIB2 will be recognized as USB memory device. (data memory)

The NAVTEX messages are stored on this data medium in HTML code.

The data will be shown an th PC monitor via a webbrowser.

No software installtion is necessary.

s/v 'Faith' 02-03-2007 11:38


That sounds great.. (maybe a little too great).

What does it cost? Do you have a link to it?

switchcat 02-03-2007 12:21

try this link to the wib2
Marine Electronic Services Ltd

hope it works.

soul searcher 02-03-2007 14:59

switch, Do you have a side band? If so the weather fax 2000 software will recieve navtex and weather faxs. not sure about the conversion but about the same price.

kweagle 12-12-2008 09:23

This is a bit old but did you ever buy the Moerer WIB2X and if so how does work. I'm thinking of one as well.


adv 12-12-2008 13:48

La radio mas completa Electronica e Instrumentacion

sorry only in spanhis but i think much complet and easyer.

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