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Short for navigational telex, Navtex is a small but powerful marine communication and navigational device to have on board. The core purpose of a Navtex receiver is to automatically provide navigators and crew with urgent short-range Maritime Safety Information.
This information is crucial for the vessel’s overall safety, as it includes navigational and meteorological warnings and forecasts, alerts for missing ships, search and rescue information, and other relevant urgent messages in real-time. The Navtex receiver is also a vital element of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS), which is an international system for emergency signal communication.
Benefits of Having a GMDSS Navtex Receiver On Board
At Tecomart, we offer state-of-the-art Navtex receivers from reputable global navigation and communication brands such as Furuno and Samyung ENC. Think of a GMDSS Navtex receiver as an additional level of insurance — providing peace of mind when it comes to the ship’s safety and navigation planning.
If you are looking for a Navtex receiver in Singapore, check out high-quality Navtex receivers that we offer:
NCR-333: The NCR-333 Navtex receiver is equipped with 24-hour built-in storage for messages, an automatic switch with GPS input, and a clear 5.7 inch high visibility display. It runs on 10.8 to 31.2VDC, for greater flexibility in power source selection.
NX-700A: The NX-700A is designed to be fully compliant with the IMO Resolutions and IEC Testing Standards. It can receive dual frequencies simultaneously, making it suitable for a variety of applications. Furthermore, it also incorporates a printing device and its non-volatile memory can store up to 200 messages.
SNX-300: The SNX-300 is highly user-friendly and boasts a wide range of useful functions. The new model is designed to meet the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolution and performance standards. It can simultaneously receive international and local channels with two built-in receivers. The receiver also has a storage of over 200 advisories and 8,000 receiving letters in average length per channel.
With a Navtex receiver, the navigational officer can keep tabs of any distress warnings from nearby ships, and anticipate and plan the route according to forecasted weather conditions.
Components of Navtex Receivers
The Navtex receiver is a small unit composed of a radio receiver tuned to the Navtex frequencies. It also includes a signal processor, a keyboard for setting up and operating the receiver, as well as a display to show or print the received messages. Finally, it is equipped with a memory for storing the received messages and an antenna.
Choosing the Right Navtex Receiver for Your Needs
When choosing a Navtex receiver, you can consider the following factors:
Frequency: Ensure that the receiver is capable of receiving the Navtex frequency used in your region.
Range: Determine the range required for your needs, and choose a receiver that is capable of receiving signals from that distance.
Power Consumption: Consider power consumption when choosing a Navtex receiver to ensure that the receiver can run for a sufficient amount of time without needing to be recharged or having its battery changed.
Display: Ensure the display is clear and easy to read, especially in low light conditions.
Additional Features: Other additional factors to consider when choosing a Navtex receiver can be message memory and in-built printing devices. They allow you to store and print important information received through the receiver.
Purchase Navtex Receivers in Singapore at Tecomart
NAVTEX provides navigational and meteorological warnings, and other information to ships at sea. It transmits text messages over a specific frequency (518 kHz) via a network of ground-based transmitters. The messages are transmitted in a standard format and can be received by ships equipped with a Navtex receiver. The messages can include information such as navigational warnings, weather forecasts, and search and rescue communications.
To start the Navtex test, you need to connect the wire antenna supplied with the test box to RF OUT. Next, select which frequency will be used (490 kHz, 518 kHz or 4209.5 kHz ) and assign a unique set number (default is 1) for the receiver/printer being tested. Press OK to confirm. After these steps, the test will begin, and you can send Navtex messages from the test box to a Navtex receiver in order to check it.