YAND NAVTEX Decoder

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An Easy Way to Receive NAVTEX

NAVTEX: YAND & Co.

Previously, when I tried to receive and decode NAVTEX here in the Ribble Valley, far inland, I had not been very successful. I used SeaTTY and Zorns-Lemma, but mostly hardware decoders such as the Mörer ‘Info-box’ WIB2D, and the NASA Marine NAVTEX products. When a reader told me about YAND (‘Yet Another NAVTEX Decoder’, yes, really), I downloaded it and gave it a try this week. My first results made me happy, see screenshots attached. Messages began coming in almost as soon after O had set up the software. Perhaps I had not been careful enough before, with the tuning of the signal (516.5kHz USB). A bit of trial and error did the trick, and I noticed that I had to crank up the volume of the  incoming signal from my HF receiver to my soundcard quite a bit, compared to weather facsimile (WEFAX) and RTTY reception. Perhaps it was as simple as that. Check out our Maritime Matters column each month, written by Robert Connolly, for updates on NAVTEX, DSC, and all other maritime communications.

https://www.nasamarine.com

http://www.weatherinfobox.com/english/WIB2D.htm

https://www.dxzone.com/dx25516/yand.html