QSL: Australian Radiofax Received in Brazil

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Carlos Latuff, who writes:

For the first time, I received in Porto Alegre a noisy radiofax from the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia: Mean Sea Level Pressure (MSLP) map.

Frequency of 20469 kHz USB, 08h45 UTC.

Radiofax (noisy)


My request for a QSL card was kindly answered (attached along the radiofax and the original chart from BoM’s website). Notice that BoM’s transmitter is 1 KW only!

I realize that your Radiofax decode wa noisy, but I feel like that’s an impressive feat considering the distance involved, the fact that your radio was a portable, and their output power was only 1,000 watts. Proper Radiofax DX! Thanks for sharing! 

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2 thoughts on “QSL: Australian Radiofax Received in Brazil

  1. John Johnson

    This is cool. I get kind of the same feeling chasing down LW beacons with my D-808. It’s awesome for that.

    Have you written an article on what software/hardware interfaces you use to decode these faxes? If so point me there.


    1. Egil Ingebrigtsen

      John Johnson:
      Carlos always impress me with his great results using his D-808 and a tuned loop antenna.
      Just search this blog for Carlos Latuff, and you’ll find the details you are asking for.
      If you haven’t seen it before, I think you’ll be amazed.

      Egil – LA2PJ


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