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Old 01-10-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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I'm considering having a portable short wave radio as a backup for weather and understand you can hook up to a PC to receive faxes. I've looked (almost) everywhere for the how to but cannot find any detail. Is there anyone here can help please?

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Old 01-10-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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I'm considering having a portable short wave radio as a backup for weather and understand you can hook up to a PC to receive faxes. I've looked (almost) everywhere for the how to but cannot find any detail. Is there anyone here can help please?

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I don't know if it works, or even if he knows what he's talking about, but here's a link to one guy's take on it.

http://yachtpals.com/how-to/weatherfax
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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I'm considering having a portable short wave radio as a backup for weather and understand you can hook up to a PC to receive faxes. I've looked (almost) everywhere for the how to but cannot find any detail. Is there anyone here can help please?

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Greetings,

If you go to our Cruising Wiki (also a link at the top of this page, below the Banner) -> Contents -> then to Communications at Sea - you should find what you are looking for.

If you need more info. come back with questions - many of our members use their HF radios for weather and emails.

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Old 01-11-2008, 06:28 AM   #4
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I don't know if it works, or even if he knows what he's talking about, but here's a link to one guy's take on it.

http://yachtpals.com/how-to/weatherfax
Makes sense to me..... but I don't think the yachtboy 400 is on the market any more.... I would buy a Sony ICF-SW7600GR rather than the Grundig G4000A.

I may even try the suggested software myself...

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I may even try the suggested software myself...
If we are all talking about the same subject ie,, getting weather on your computer via a shortwave receiver - there is software :- SeaTTY 2.0 and http://www.programurl.com/weather-st...on-your-pc.htm

If we are talking about HF radio - another matter.

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If we are all talking about the same subject ie,, getting weather on your computer via a shortwave receiver -

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Well that's what I understand the question to be.. wefax from a portable sw receiver

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Years ago there were several boats we met as we crossed the Pacific who couldn't afford an SSB radio, but they had a shortwave receiver - a radio - that they used to receive WEFAX. They ran a connection from the headphones plug on the radio to the input on their computer, and it worked.

Actually, I did the same with our little SONY all-band radio to see if it would work. Tuning was a bit more difficult than on our SSB, but it worked. And it would have looked like the fellow's on the link except that Peter is a bit neater with his wires running around the boat.
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