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Offline mondomusique

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Software for WEFAX/SSTV?
« on: October 16, 2011, 1455 UTC »
I want to try getting some WEFAX maps on my Windows XP computer.  Any recommended software for this task?  Hopefully something free or under $20 if shareware.  I have the cable ready to hook the Palstar to the laptop.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 2356 UTC by mondomusique »
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Re: Software for WEFAX/SSTV?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 2317 UTC »
I ended up using a free program called WXSAT and decoded WeFAX weather maps from 9110 khz USB and 12750 khz USB (both NOAA Boston).

Some instructions for WXSAT are here: http://www.newearth.demon.co.uk/radio/hfwefax1.htm  The most obscure trick is that you have tune down 1.9 khz to receive the data properly.

I also had the September 2011 issue of Monitoring Times magazine which had a few good articles on WEFAX.

WXSAT does not do SSTV, however, so that will wait or another day.  Suggestions for SSTV receive software?
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Re: Software for WEFAX/SSTV?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 2345 UTC »
I've used Digital Master 780, part of Ham Radio Deluxe for SSTV and it works pretty well, will also decode CW, PSK31, Olivia, Hellschrieber, RTTY and more. It also has a pretty waterfall display. I don't know if anything else works better 'cause I haven't tried anything else...

http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com/

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Re: Software for WEFAX/SSTV?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 1558 UTC »
I want to try getting some WEFAX maps on my Windows XP computer.  Any recommended software for this task?  Hopefully something free or under $20 if shareware.  I have the cable ready to hook the Palstar to the laptop.


Fldigi does Wefax on all sorts of platforms, but not SSTV (Yet). Free and open-source.

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Re: Software for WEFAX/SSTV?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 2310 UTC »
Seatty works pretty good. I believe you can use it for 30 days before you have to register it. It's about $40 to register so it might be out of your range. It will also allow you to receive RTTY and Navtex.

Cheers....BOR

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Re: Software for WEFAX/SSTV?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 0840 UTC »
Multipsk will do both of them I believe... The interface isn't the prettiest looking, but hey it's free, and will decode all kinds of digimodes...

http://f6cte.free.fr/index_anglais.htm

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Re: Software for WEFAX/SSTV?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 1124 UTC »
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