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Old 03-13-2013
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Re: Weatherfax audio file for testing

Looks like a great app if it works. SSB analog speaker tones are usable to access Wfax. In fact, with a cheap HF radio and some software, you can get Wfax onto a computer. I haven't tried this and can't comment on its relative usefulness but would suspect it would be prone to interference and loss of signal. I wonder if they're filtering signals and repeating on 4g networks to get a reliable picture. It's easy to spend 3k on a good SSB/Pactor system. Can't imagine you'd be able to come anywhere close to the long distance reliability with an iphone...yet. I can pick up fax signals from afar on the SSB. This kind of radio circuitry can't possibly be in an iphone.
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