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|Quorum Weather Satellite
(also receives weatherfax images when connected to SSB radio)
|...and sends them to your computer screen...|
(shown at left:
For wider area images and higher IR resolution, there is also now the alternative of using the new QF137SS stainless steel antenna, also constructed for the marine environment. This antenna is larger, weighing 10 pounds, spans 11" and is 37" tall. It comes with the two 2" u-bolts shown below for surface/rail pad mounting. The QF137SS adds $200 to the bundle price:
(shown at left:
System Features (with Qfax Software)
One Compact & Rugged Antenna: MicroMarine(TM) Quadrifilar
Quorum Communications is proud to introduce the
new MicroMarine Quadrifilar Antenna for marine reception of APT data. The MicroMarine
Quad (shown here mounted to a standard rail mount) is just 20" tall and 6" in
diameter, and weighs less than 3 pounds! The MicroMarine is machined from stainless
steel and electropolished for outstanding durability. It includes a 10' cable to connect
to its external preamplifier (below deck), and a 50' cable to connect the preamplifier to
the receiver location.
A Compact Receiver: Wefax Voyager
A Transportable Weather Facsimile Adapter for IBM PC Compatibles that is rugged, dependable, and easily taken from boat to home.
The Wefax Voyager is a complete Weather Facsimile reception system. Enclosed in the system unit is a state of the art receiver microprocess0r controlled digitizer and portable ready power supply. Simply connect to an appropriate antenna and IBM PC compatible serial port. A few mouse clicks later and real time weather images, directly from overhead satellites, are available for viewing and analysis on your desktop or laptop PC.
Unlike fragile PCMCIA adapters that are difficult to set up, require external receivers and compromise performance due to their small size requirements, the Wefax Voyager was specifically designed for no compromise portability. Use the Voyager at home on your desktop PC then simply take it with you in your automobile or boat. The Voyager power supply allows direct operation from vehicle power.
Unsurpassed Marine Performance
The Wefax Voyager teams with the Micro Marine Quadrifilar antenna and Qfax software to provide unbeatable price/performance for marine use.
The Micro Marine is a low profile yet high performance antenna that provides high quality signal reception directly from orbiting NOAA weather satellites.
The Quorum Qfax software instantly calibrates NOAA satellite images for temperature and earth location. A roaming cursor provides instantaneous readout of sea surface temperatures and pixel lattitude and longitude. Colorized gradient temperature displays and geopolitical boundaries can be easily computed and displayed on the image.
Qfax also supports the connection of a NMEA O183 compatible GPS receiver to your PC which it can use to automatically set your PC time and update your position for accurate satellite predictions.
Geosynchronous Wefax and Nafax Reception Too
The audio from your HF radio can be easily connected to the Wefax Voyager for reception of NAFAX Weather charts and images.
In addition, an appropriate antenna and downconverter, such as the Quorum SDC-l69ICWP can be connected to the Wefax Voyager to receive images from the US GOES and European Meteosat geosynchronous weather satellites. Qfax allows you to easily capture and 'loop" these images to show cloud motions.
The Wefax Voyager, designed, manufactured and backed by the leading supplier of weather image data reception electronics, Quorum Communications.
WEFAX VOYAGER FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
RF Input Connectors
RF Bandpass Filter
VHF Frequency Range
UHF Frequency Range
RF Gain Control
Signal Level Range
Frequency Step Size
Dual BNC female for VHF and UHF
Low noise Dual Gate GaAsFet
136.000 MHz to 138.000 MHz
137.450 MHz to 141.050 MHz (1690.950
to 1694.550 with downcnvtr)
10 dB (software selectable)
5 KHz at synthesizer
12 VDC @ 30 mA current limited
12 - 18 VDC @ 500 mA by
resetable electronic circuit breaker
10 VHF, 2 UHF (via software)
Automatic manual (via software)
HF Audio Input
100 mV to 5 V p-p at 100 K ohms
On board transducer
100 step (via software)
Smart, signal activated
12 - 14 VDC via 2.5 mm coaxial,
main power supply provided
|PHYSICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL
7.25"W x l0.0"D x 1.63"H
(184.2mmW x 254mmD x 41 .4mmH)
2.75 lbs (1.25 Kg)
32 - 122 F (0 - 5O C) non-condensing
HF Nafax Format
HF Black Frequency
HF White Frequency
Start Tone Frequency
Stop Tone Frequency
Doppler Correction Range
NOAA / Meteor APT Format
Edge Alignment (all modes)
Video Gain Control
2400 +- 0.120Hz
Automatic (via software)
|Recommended Minimum PC
|(for use with Quorum Qfax Software)
Intel 80586DX (80386DX33 min)
8+ MB recommended (4 MB mm)
300+ MB recommended
640 x 480 x 256 color VESA drive
yachtSOFT.comtm can bundle complete packages for you, including computer, Quorum Q-Fax software, and if you like, pre-installed NavTrek 97 and CD-ROM charts, GPS, etc., making the transition to marine computing as easy as possible. Please contact us to assemble a system that works for you, and within your budget.
Please e-mail or telephone us if you have any questions about or would like to order the
Quorum Weather Satellite Reception Bundle for your boat.
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