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WIB3S: A parallel receiver for simultaneous reception of freely available weather services on RTTY

RRP 559,00 €

1 piece | 488,99 € €/piece Ready for shipping Delivery time: 1 - 6 days Weight: 0.5 kg


  • Parallel receiver for simultaneous reception of freely available weather services RTTY (147,3kHz) and Navtex (490+518)
  • Journey Area: Northern Europe (DWD) and World-wide (NAVTEX)
  • Receiption range of the DWD: Max 300 nautical miles around Hamburg
  • Data displayed via LCD (without PC)
  • Data displayed with PC (USB-cable is included)
  • Configuration Software for Windows XP, VISTA and WIN7
  • Automatic message administration
  • Precision-air-pressure-sensor with 0,1hPa resolution
  • Diagram of the air pressure process
  • Vast internal memory, view the forecasts, when you get on board
  • Sharp high contrast liquid crystal display
  • Simple mounting bracket included

The new WIB3S is a digital Marine Weather and NAVTEX receiver with LCD display. The device receives the RTTY messages of the German Weather Service on 147.3 kHz and 490 kHz and 518 kHz NAVTEX frequencies simultaneously.

As an antenna, a special indoor antenna, an active antenna or the backstay can be used. The WIB3S can be simply mounted on your boat with the included mouting bracked 

The German weather service (DWD) Broadcast on 147.3 kHz sea-weather forecasts for the next 24 hours, 2-days and 5-days in German language. Receipton range is approx. 300 nautical miles around Hamburg (Germany). The maximum range of the transmissions on the frequency 147.3 kHz up to 300 nautical miles from the Broadcast Station Pinneberg (near Hamburg).

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.
With the help of the internal precision-air-pressure-sensor the air pressure will be stored during a period of max. seven days.The air pressure process can be indicated on the PC in form of a gradient.The weather info box supervises the air pressure process and activates an optical and acoustic alarm, if the air pressure changes fast (storm danger), also without PC.

Technical data:

Antenna input: 50 ohms (for balun (backstay)
or active antenna)
Display: Monochrome LCD with 240 x 128 pixels
PC-interface: USB full-speed
Memory: 1MB flash
Decoding: RTTY: for DWD-weather
Sitor: for NAVTEX
Operating voltage: 12V
Current consumption: Approx. 30 mA (without active antenna)
Dimensions: 155 x 97 x 29 mm

Fahrgebiet North- and Balticsea
Reception frequencies 147,3kHz, 490kHz, 518kHz simultaneous
External antenna necessary Yes, active antenna or backstay
Connector typ BNC 50 Ohm
PC interface USB
Modes RTTY, Navtex
Air pressure sensor Yes
Internal data storage Yes
Power Supply 12 Volt external
Power consumption 30 mA
Dimensions 155 x 97 x 29 mm
Weight 500g
Supported OS Windows XP - 10
Display Yes
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