Nasa Navtex Pro Engine 2 USB with H Vector Antenna
The PC Navtex USB is a two channel navtex receiver designed to operate on your personal computer. It will receive navtex messages even without your PC connected. Navtex messages are stored in a vast internal memory for you to download when you get on board. Down loading is quick and the software provided allows you to select the messages you want.
Leave the unit on 24/7 then, when you get on board, just plug in your PC and immediately download the latest weather forecast from your local station, or any other message stored in the PC Navtex USB's memory.
518 and 490kHz message reception
12 volt supply with low 27mA current consumption
Supply voltage 10 to 16 volts DC
Dimensions 115 x 100 x 30mm
Supplied with PC CD software, USB connection lead, fused power cable and active antenna
Compatible with Windows XP to 8
7m Cable with antenna
Conventional navtex antennas respond to the electrical component associated with the navtex radio signal. They usually perform well at sea where electrical interference is low but can sometimes be overwhelmed with interference especially when in harbour and connected to shore power.
In most small craft the electrical system acts as an effective ground for the antenna but it can also be a source of interference conducted from other electrical equipment on board. Electrical interference can result in poor reception especially in a marina where the ambient level is high or at sea when poorly suppressed electrical equipment is in use.
The omnidirectional H-Vector antenna is not sensitive to electric fields but to the magnetic component of the navtex signal. As a result it is less sensitive to locally generated interference and, as it does not need a ground, it is not affected by conducted ground interference whether in harbour or at sea.
The net result is that, under adverse conditions, the H-Vector antenna can deliver a significant improvement to navtex reception. The mushroom shaped antenna is compatible with the Clipper navtex, series 2 Target navtex and with the navtex engine. It can be mounted on a cabin roof or rail mounted using an appropriate threaded antenna base.
Note - the antenna mount is not included.
H Vector Antenna is compatible with:
PC NAVTEX PRO - All variants
TARGET NAVTEX PRO V2
TARGET NAVTEX PRO PLUS with keypad control frequency switching