SWl Hobby - Weather Fax Transmissions

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I'm a ham and I also dabble in some SWL stuff. I recently got back into receiving the weather fax transmission on the shortwave bands. It's a rather old technology but it's still being used today (at least for now ...).

One I decoded this evening was broadcast from New Orleans Coast Guard station NMG on 8.502 MHz. It had been damaged for some time due to tornadoes but it is up again this evening. The chart shows wind speed and direction as well as wave heights.

There is another in Point Reyes, CA - NMC, I was receiving yesterday but it's rather a noisy picture. I'll try to get a clear pic from there if I can.

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