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Combitech--Mscan Meteo

Mscan Meteo is a powerful but easy-to-use program for receiving weather facsimile images with your PC and HF radio.  Just connect your radio to your computer's sound card or to a SCS PTC II modem. Load the Mscan Meteo software, and you're ready to receive weather fax images, NAVTEX, RTTY, and GRIB files.  No dedicated serial port connection is required. 

Thinking about radio e-mail?  Visit our Complete Cruising Solutions partner HF Radio on Board for a discussion of radio e-mail methods and equipment (including the PTC-II). 

 

 Features:
  • Automatic fax image reception
  • Automatic text reception
  • Automated GRIB request with viewer
  • Images are recorded in standard graphics file formats (.bmp or .gif) so they can be edited in common graphics programs
  • Collects every line of fax broadcast data for higher-resolution images; most fax receiving programs only save every third line
  • Uses sound card or PTC II modem connection; no dedicated serial port connection is required
  • Remote radio control support
  • Includes users manual with schedules, audio cable, stereo-to-mono adapter

Required equipment and knowledge:

  • A HF radio that receives Upper Sideband (USB) for frequencies between 500 kHz and 30 MHz.  Marine SSB transceivers, amateur (Ham) radios, or general coverage shortwave receivers may be used
  • An IBM PC-compatible computer with a Pentium or Pentium compatible-processor, 32 Mb RAM, and the Windows 98, ME, XP, or Vista operating system
  • A computer sound card or a SCS PTC-II modem
  • A basic understanding of how to operate and tune your radio, select a frequency based on propagation conditions, and execute basic Windows commands

Weather fax charts do NOT make a weather forecast for you--they provide the weather data necessary for YOU to do so.  If you're not sure how to interpret weather fax charts, learn more about marine weather with books and software.

104972 Mscan Meteo (CD-ROM) $239.95
129842 Adapter Plug (for ICOM marine SSB radios or any radio with an 1/8" headphone jack; for use with audio cable connection) $2.95

 

  

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