Originally Posted by El Pinguino
Are the South Africans still broadcasting wefax on HF ?
The info on the NOAA Wefax pdf is dated 2009 and I seem to recall
receive some charts
in about 2012.
However currently there is no info on the South African Met Bureau site suggesting they still broadcast them.
Anybody with recent reception
Hi, I contacted Bridgett at Cape Naval for you. The answer is "yes, when the weather service
bothers to send them the info to transmit".
The frequencies I was quoted are:
Download the 04:30 Schedule for full info.
Times now appear to only be at 05:00, 10:30, 15:30 and 22:30 (all UTC)
I must admit that I have not heard of anybody in this neck-of-the-woods using WX Fax for many years, so cannot confirm the above info as being accurate. From talking to Bridgett, it appears quite sporadic!
In the old days the WX Fax service
was transmitted by Cape Town Radio
, but they closed down the HF WX Fax service as their satellite
service had taken over. The SA Navy
took over, but there are few funds these days to maintain the ageing transmitters, never mind the staff to actually operate the service.