WIB4S - European-wide sea weather - NAVTEX - Barograph
Receives sea-weather forecasts of the DWD in German and English language
Receives NAVTEX on 518 kHz (international, English)
Receives NAVTEX on 490 kHz (national, national language)
Automatical message administration
LC-Display with 240x128 Pixel
PC-Software with SYNOP decoder (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Precision-air-pressure-sensor with 0,1hPa resolution
Diagram of the air pressure process (two days)
Indication of air pressure tendency (3 hour)
- Supply Voltage: 12V
Sea weather forecast from the DWD
The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) sends sea-weather forecasts for the next 24 hours, 2-day-forecasts and 5-day-forcasts in German and English language on the long wave frequency 147,3 kHz and the short wave frequencies 4583 kHz, 7646 kHz, 10100,8 kHz, 11039 kHz and 14467,3 kHz.
In addition to the well-known weather messages the DWD sends encoded meteorological data of firm weather stations and ships.
The PC Software for the WIB4S decodes these data and indicates it in a map as wind arrows.
Additionally the Synop-data can also be indicated in plain text on PC:
|Call sign: 62133|
Day: 2 Hour: 12h
Latitude of observation: 57.1 degrees.
Longitude of observation: 1.0 degrees.
Precipitation omitted, no observation.
Automated station, omitted, no weather observation.
Cloud base of lowest cloud seen (meters above ground): unknown.
Total cloud cover: no observation.
Wind speed: 18 Knots (from anemometer).
Wind direction: 320 °.
Temperature: 9.9 °C.
Dewpoint: 2.1 °C.
Sea level pressure: 1010.7 hPa.
Pressure change over 3 hours: 4.1 hPa
Pressure tendency over 3 hours: Increasing steadily, resultant pressure higher.
Direction of ship movement: Calm.
Ship's average speed: 0 Knots.
Period of waves: 5 s.
Height of waves: 1.1 m.
Wave heights (instrumented): 1.8 m.
Wet bulb temperature: 6.6 °C.
With the help of the internal precision-air-pressure-sensor the air pressure will be stored during a period of max. two days PC seven days).
The air pressure process can be indicated on the PC in form of a gradient.
NAVTEX from the costal radio stations
The equipment is able to receive world-wide the NAVTEX messages of the costal radio stations on the frequencies 490 kHz and 518 kHz. The messages on 518 kHz are sent in English language and on 490kHz they are sent in the respective national language.
The range of the NAVTEX- transmitters varies in dependence of the transmitting power.
NAVTEX messages include e.g.:
- Nautical warnings
- Distress messages
- Weather forecasts
- storm warnings