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Re: What frequency do toy dail in to pick SSB weather report and weather chart?

A complete list of current broadcast schedules and broadcast areas: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf
For worldwide WeFAX schedules go to Wefax.de

With the 909x be sure to use the AM mode button and switch to USB; if you tune in on AM youll get NADA in reception on a WeFAx freq.
Plus, to fine tune down that 1.9 kHz on a 909x, set the 'step' function to 'small' and tune down using the manual dial. To get precise downloads you really have to fine tune the receiver vs. the fine tune function on the WeFAx app's tuning window to optimize downloading.
Most broadcast WeFax is broadcast in vertically polarized mode .... use your 'long wire' straight vertical orientation if youre having reception problems, if possible to match the orientation of the sending and receiving antennas for 'close' reception.

If you dont have it, consider the "HF FAX" app. (cheap) for use with an iPad; no patch cord required ... or "Multimode" for a Mac; need audio 'patch' cord.
These are very elegant, precise and simple to use apps.
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