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Voted Awesome resources, thanks! I've been wanting a way to get quick access to t
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Re: %4F2Ls/3Ue

Yes, absolutely, and not just weather. HF Fax is used for all kinds of stuff. Here's a schedule for maritime weather broadcasts around the world. You can download most weather images over FTP if you don't have a radio, or you can use a websdr, some of which have fax decoding capabilities built in. The downside is that the built-in decoders expect certain settings which aren't universal for all types of fax, but this kind person has done some stuff that looks like I might be able to use to pull Kyodo News Agency's Japanese newspaper broadcasts remotely.

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One from today. I've found that JWX gives sharper results than Black Cat HF Fax, but JWX is a bit more finicky to use.

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Voted Oh wow! I had no idea this was even a thing! Is it going in the next [@Tale
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Re: %4F2Ls/3Ue

Not in the next one, but I will be doing some more radio exploration early next year.

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Re: %4F2Ls/3Ue

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Derp, had my earlier (wrong) slant correction settings applied. I'll do a bit more of this with some different tools then do a writeup on how butts can do this. I am keen to hear from any boat-butts who use HF Weather Fax regularly.

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Re: %4F2Ls/3Ue

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Looks like with a few settings tweaks it's less wobbly, still slanty but that's fixable. I also noticed background services using up huge amounts of CPU time (thanks alienware!) on the Windows box.

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Testing different HF Weather fax tools against the Hamburg transmitters on 7879khz. This is going to be a bit more involved as the results haven't really been calibrated. My noise floor here is pretty bad, and I think the waviness might be caused by time issues, unless anyone here knows better?

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