Decode NAVTEX Transmissions With Your Android Device
Are you on a boat? Do you need to be able to receive up to date weather and marine safety transmissions?
NAVTEX Pad lets you view NAVTEX marine weather transmissions on your Android Device. Just set it near a radio (or for better quality decoding, connect a cable from the radio's audio output jack to the microphone jack), tune in a NAVTEX frequency, and watch the transmissions.
NAVTEX weather and marine safety messages are transmitted from dozens of sites around the world. Now you can display these messages without buying a dedicated NAVTEX receiver.
Most NAVTEX transmissions are on 518 kHz. If you tune in to 518 kHz via USB mode, set your radio to 515.8 kHz USB, set the frequency in the app to 2200 Hz, turn on invert mode, and when the next scheduled transmission begins, NAVTEX pad will start decoding.
You can listen to and decode this
as a test. Set your app to a frequency of 2220 Hz with Invert OFF.
Some Android devices don't have a menu button. On some devices, this is how you bring up the menu, other devices may use a different method: if you hold the back key, the one that has the arrow making a u-turn to the left, not just a light tap but a hold press it will bring the expected menu forward.
Note that NAVTEX transmissions are not continuous, many stations share the same frequency, so you need to wait for the station closest to you to start transmitting.
Note: for devices that don't have dedicated home/menu buttons on their device, holding down the 'return/exit' button is the alternate way to access the application menu.
Buy your copy of NAVTEX pad today, and never be without up to date marine weather information again.