Navtex should be a requirement to any mariner, hobbyist or professional, regardless the type and size of vessel as it offers important Navigation Warnings that are safety-related while at sea. Nearly 200 NAVTEX Radio Stations across the world form a global coverage network transmitting messages either in 490kHz, 518kHz, 4209.5kHz, 424kHz and 486kHz.
At sea, safety is everything so our Navtex App will fetch the latest NAVTEX messages issued by the several official entities and present them to you whenever you want. You don't need to connect your iPhone/iPad to any HF Radio. Only an internet connection is required. Synchronize and within seconds you have the worldwide updated Navtex information in your pocket. You may select any of the available NAVTEX stations in the App and check their transmission schedule, frequencies, local data and latest important transmitted messages.
In Brazil, Australia and New Zeeland Navigation Warnings are not broadcasted via NAVTEX. However, this App will still fetch the latest Navigation Warnings from those regions and show them to you.
Additionally, you can also subscribe to APRS weather that is broadcasted by ham radio enthusiasts all over the world. It is a good backup system to gather weather information in case of failure of the vessels's primary systems.
Disclaimer: This app relies on public domain information available on the internet from the NAVAREAs official co-ordinators. With such, the presented Navigational Warnings will not relieve Masters and Captains of the requirement to receive Navigational Warnings via IMO/IHO approved broadcast systems. Most common Navtex Receivers available on-board will not operate on 4209.5kHz, 424kHz and 486kHz. In those cases the Navtex App will be even more valuable. Our safety at sea is priceless!
– Title: Enable Navtex Messages (Allows to receive new Navtex messages and safety radio bulletins from different stations throughout the subscription period) – Length and price of available subscriptions: 1 year ($ 9.99)
– Title: Enable APRS Weather (Allows to receive new Weather Information Reports from different radio ham stations and bulletins sent from meteorological hot air balloons throughout the subscription period) – Length and price of available subscriptions: 1 year ($ 9.99)
– Title: Enable Notices to Mariners (Allows to receive Notices to Mariners issued by the official entities throughout the subscription period) – Length of subscriptions: 1 year – Price of subscriptions: APRS Weather: $ 4.99 Navtex: $ 8.99 Notices to Mariners: $ 8.99