The new all-in-one software for the professional sailor
Weather reports are essential for all sailors.
Besides upcoming storms, heavy rains and other kinds of weather warnings, it is also
nice to know if there are other navigational warnings like closed areas, search and
rescue operations, etc.
These kind of messages are sent by radio in the modes NAVTEX, RTTY or Fax.
Navacom MeteoScan is a program that is capable of decoding and showing these
messages on a personal computer. This software combined with a good shortwave
receiver will always keep you up-to-date with the latest weather and navigational
RTTY stands for Radio Tele Type, also known as Telex over Radio
Information through RTTY includes:
NAVTEX is the abbreviation for Navigational TEleX, a very reliable mode for
transmitting navigational warnings and weather reports.
FAX, short for facsimile, resembles a FAX-machine used in offices and at home.
The difference is that it is not sent over a telephone line but sent as a radio signal.
FAX enables you to receive the latest weather charts on your PC, store them in files
and print them out or view them on your PC. It is the ideal way to have an overall look
on weather systems, high and low pressure areas, wind force, swell, etc. Also outlooks
for several days are sent through FAX.
How does MeteoScan work ?
Very simple. The only things you need is a good communications receiver and a PC
or laptop. Install the program. Connect the receiver to the soundcard input of your PC
with the supplied cable and you are off. The program handles almost everything.
The software is English and easy in use.
Optional an interface is available to remotely
control a variety of different receivers (You don't need this option if you are using an
Icom IC-PCR1500/2500 or IC-R1500/R2500).
How about updates?
Navacom MeteoScan can always be up-to-date if you have a registered version
(look under registration). You will be informed when updates are available and about upgrades which you will be able to buy at a reduced price.
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You can download MeteoScan for testing.
If you do decide to buy Navacom
MeteoScan after you have tried the demo-version, you can contact one of our
dealers and order the full version for EUR 289, 00 including VAT.
Where to buy?
Download Navacom MeteoScan 4.0