Xaxero’s WeatherFax 2000 is an easy-to-use hardware and software system
that lets you receive free radio broadcast satellite weather facsimile (WEFAX)
images and text weather data on PCs with Windows or MAC (OSX 10.4+) operating
systems. A complete, cost effective weather system.
2000 features direct software control for the most popular HF SSB radios.
It offers crisper images than the
best dedicated weatherfax receiver by using a microprocessor in the
demodulator (included) that frees your computer for other work.
Locate the station in your area
quickly and easily by pointing at your region on the map. Extensive database
of stations, times and frequencies.
On-line context-sensitive help for
understanding and decoding weather maps and photographs.
Excellent tutorial. Sample sound
clips pinpoint how to get the most out of your radio and weather maps.
Easily print pictures and maps in
color or black and white.
Also decodes navigational telex
(NAVTEX) and TELEX.
Allows for multi-tasking. You can let your
computer do other tasks such as navigation while WeatherFax 2000 is gathering
the weather information.
Unattended operation either by timer or by
Windows™ standard Graphic User Interface.
On screen tuning indicator allows you to monitor
incoming signals, adjust configuration and more while the weatherfax is being
Picture rolling, negative image and histogram
Supports Weather Fax 60, 90 (win95), 120, 240 LPM
IOC 288 and 576.
Supports fax tones 1500-2300 Hz and 600-900 Hz.
Supports TELEX, Baudot 45, 50, 75 and 100 bauds*
Supports FED / NAVTEX and Morse code up to 30
Stores picture in Windows™ standard DIB format
with 256 gray levels.
Stores text as ASCII files.
Clipboard support for image and text copying,
printing and preview.
Integrated SQL Database for unattended fax
Supports ICOM M802, M710, M700PRO, PCR100/1000,
and LOWE HF150 radios via second COM port.
Minimum System Configuration:
• 386 20 MHz+ computer running Microsoft Windows™
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, or XP. Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7,
Windows 8 -- 32-bit & 64-bit, or MAC OSX 10.4 or later
• SVGA graphics strongly recommended.
• Standard USB port
• 4MB on board memory required, 8MB for safer multitasking.
• Separate mouse as the graphics manipulation requires the use of a pointing
• SSB or Ham general coverage receiver or transceiver
Audio to COM port cable with epoxy encapsulated demodulator that includes a
stand-alone 8-bit microprocessor digitizing signal at up to 2560 bytes per
second. All signal processing is done off-line minimizing machine load.
The data is downloaded via standard USB port that also supplies the
power to the demodulator.
WeatherFax 2000 is written in Microsoft C++™ and thus integrates itself
seamlessly into the Windows™ environment. The system has been rigorously
tested on a wide variety of different manufacturer’s machines.
Documentation and On Line Help:
The power of Windows™ help is used to the fullest here. The context
sensitive help not only explains every corner of the program but also has an
in-depth guide to the World of Weather Fax. Point to the area of water
you are sailing in and see the fax stations for that area listed along with
their frequencies and schedules. In some cases, there are editorial
notes from sailors who have used the stations. If you have a sound card,
you can listen to clips from fax transmissions to help you identify the
various tones to assist you to tune your radio.
WeatherFax 2000 USB Demodulator Edition (requires Windows and a USB port) $199
(Call for MAC Version)
NO LONGER AVAILABLE