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Weatherinfobox Navtex WIBE

Weatherinfobox Navtex WIBE

Price: £595.00 Free Delivery

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These Wetherinfobox units from Moerer (Wetterinfobox) in Germany are specifically designed to interface with PCs.

Digital sea-weather receiver for the PC (USB) - European-wide weather information from Northwood and DWD - World-wide Navtex receipt - Barograph 

  • Sea-weather forecasts of the DWD (German weather service) on short and long wave
  • Facsimile weather charts of the DWD and Northwood (weather fax)
  • NAVTEX at 518 kHz (internationally, English)
  • NAVTEX at 490 kHz (national, national language)
  • Decoded Synop messages of the DWD
  • Very simply to program
  • Automatic frequency tuning
  • Diagram of the air pressure process, with tendency announcement
  • Display of the weather forecasts on PDA possible
  • Use free of charge for the Skipper
  • Sea-weather forecasts of the DWD

    The German weather service (DWD) sends sea-weather forecasts on one long and five short wave frequencies. With WIBE the reception of forecasts for the next 24h, 2- and 5-days (in German and English language) are possible.


     Weather charts (Northwood and DWD)

    In addition to the plain text sea-weather forecasts weather charts in facsimile style are also sent. After receiving data from Northwood or the german weather service they are represented on the PC monitor.


    NAVTEX of the costal radio stations
    The equipment is able to receive world-wide the NAVTEX messages of the costal radio stations on the frequencies 490 kHz and 518 kHz.
    NAVTEX messages e.g. contain: Nautical warnings, distress messages, weather forecasts, strom-warnings.


    Synop/Ship messages from the DWD
    The Synop messages are stored by the Weatherinfobox and represented as wind arrows in a pixel map on PC:



    The air pressure is noted during one period of maximally seven days. The air pressure process can be indicated then on the PC.

    The air pressure is noted during one period of maximally seven days. The air pressure process can be indicated then on the PC.


    Technical data:

    • Frequencies: 147,3kHz, 490kHz, 518kHz, 3,8MHz - 14,5MHz
    • Antenna connection: 50 ohms, for external active antenna or isolated backstay (Balun)
    • Pressure sensor: Air pressure sensor with 0,1hPa resolution
    • PC-Port: USB Full speed
    • Operating systems: Windows 2000, XP, VISTA
    • Min. screen resolution: 1024x768 pixel
    • Data memory: 4MB Flash (non volatile)
    • Card slot: SD- and MMC Cards
    • Decoding: RTTY for DWD weather, Sitor for NAVTEX, F1C for facsimile
    • Operating voltage: 12V, power input only approx. 80-120 mA
    • Dimensions: approx. 130x45x90mm

    Antenna etc.

    The unit operates best with either a backstay balun antenna or an active antenna at the masthead and an earthing plate on the hull.  We have installed these units email us for further details


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