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Weather Fax Problem

I have JVComm32 downloaded and the program running. The SSB radio is on the way. Its the Kaito 1121 with MP3 player. Does anyone have a wav file that I can download and play? Using the the software I want to see a weather map. I have searched alot in the net for a simple weather fax wav file. All these programs are being sold and they promise to listen to a wav then make it into a map. This one even has a sample so that I will know what a WAV sound will sound like when I hear one- Whoopdedoo! With no full WAV files available to test the software I am suspicious. This is frustrating. I have done research all afternoon and finally feel the light at the end of the tunnel though.
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I use JV Comm. Just use a microphone jack ($5) to plug into your laptop and the computer sound card or whatever part will convert the info for JVComm. You do not need a modem for that to work.
Dont stress, it does work - it has tools to straighten/clean up faxes.
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I am very impressed with JV Comm. The only tricky part for me was finding a cable with a 1/4" RCA jack for the radio output and a 1/8" RCA for the laptop. If you get your radio setup right it should work just fine as St Anna suggests.
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I'd point out that you probably want the LINE IN jack on the laptop, rather than the microphone one. The levels they expect are quite different.
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I'd point out that you probably want the LINE IN jack on the laptop, rather than the microphone one. The levels they expect are quite different.

Yes, plug it into one of the holes in the side of the computer and if doesnt work too well, try another! [do not read any more into this comment pls]

If it still fails, get a teenager to read some instructions.

If they cannot get it to work, ask SN - Oh I get it now, you tried plan a and plan b...

PS Hi SD, how are you, I havent had a "bite me" from you in days. I almost feel left out
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Many laptops don't have a LINE IN port. Turn the volume from the radio all the way down and ease it up very slowly until the software starts to decode the signal.

The next stop beyond a patch cable is a simple interface. There are lots of circuits and inexpensive pre-made gear to provide isolation and level adjustment floating around the ham radio community. Your friendly neighborhood ham radio person should be able to help you.
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There are also some pretty good, inexpensive line-in audio boxes that connect via USB you could use.
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