Alden's New Marine Fax Recorder Receives Weather Charts As Well As Navtex And Radioteleprinter Data

Alden Electronics, Inc., Westborough, Mass., recently announced the introduction of the Marinefax TRIV, a complete weather information center capable of receiving weather and oceanographic charts, as well as Navtex and radioteleprinter data.

Navtex as a marine information service for a variety of weather and navigational messages. The Ma- rinefax TR-IV is designed to accept and store all selected Navtex messages for later printout even while receiving routine weather charts or radioteleprinter data. The Marinefax prints emergency Navtex messages such as storm and navigational warnings and search and rescue information the moment they are received, overriding any other data being printed.

The Marinefax also features a radioteleprinter (RTTY) mode for receiving alphanumeric plain language weather messages, coded weather information and even news agency reports.

The Marinefax TR-IV features a new fully programmable radio that "locks on" to the desired frequency, thereby eliminating drift. A programmable memory allows the operator to select the time on, time off and frequency desired. The Marinefax will then automatically turn itself on, record the programmed transmission and turn itself off. Up to 250 on/off sequences can be programmed.

Radiofax frequencies may be selected manually; or simply by keying in the code for a transmit site, the Marinefax automatically selects the best frequency for the conditions and time of day.

Weather charts and Navtex/ RTTY messages are printed on crisp, white thermal paper. The Marinefax meets the international World Meteorological Organization recording speeds of 60, 90 and 120 scans per minute and can operate at 12, 24 or 32 VDC. An optional AC adaptor is available for 110 or 220 VAC operation. An optional 4-foot all-wave antenna completes the package.

The Marinefax TR-IV complements Alden's current line of Marinefax recorders.

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