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Offline IZS4

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Reception time
« on: January 08, 2020, 1249 UTC »
How long does it typically take to receive a standard weather fax? Thanks
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Re: Reception time
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 1542 UTC »
My two cents:
Anywhere from 5 to about 20 minutes depending on what is being transmitted- a landscape oriented fax from New Orleans (NMG) that covers about from the west coast of Africa to middle of the USA could take 20 minutes start to end.
Hope that helps you.
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Re: Reception time
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 1805 UTC »
Thanks. That gives a good representation of what to expect time wise.
Listening on an Icom-718 with a 135' OCF dipole or a RSP2.  Grundig G3 and MLA-30 when portable. When QRP I use a Hendricks PFR-3 I built. Coverage is 20,30 and 40 meters.