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Old 12-10-2020, 15:48   #16
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Re: Is weather fax via HF still an option for the budget minded?

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Have my Furuno WeatherFax and used it to get weather maps when I could not connect via 3G aerial and although it took a fair bit of work to set it up, it did work, producing readable maps.
So I'm going to keep it despite having satmodem now. Thermal paper is still available. It has its own aerial.
If the printer ever becomes unworkable a mono mic or aux cable into your microphone jack will put it on your pc using software like JVComm32 i think. I had a switch that took the sound from the speaker cable in the wifi to the aux cable into the laptop. I dont have that boat now unfortunately.
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