Radiofax – weather forecast

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Radiofax, alternativey called HF fax or WEFAX, is an analog facsimile transmission of weather maps over radio frequencies. To receive it a dedicated device, or a laptop and a portable SSB radio receiver can be used. Single-sideband amplitude modulation (SSB) … Read More

Weather forecast on NRK radio

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Norwegian national radio NRK broadcasts fishing weather forecast on channel P1. It can be listened on FM, MW and LW frequencies. For Stavanger area FM frequency is 97,9 MHz. From the beginning of 2017 NRK phases out sending analog signal and switch to digital … Read More

Navtex

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NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) is a medium frequency service for delivering navigational and meteorological warnings in form of textual messages. It uses 490 kHz and 518 kHz frequencies. Messages can be received up to 400 nm off shore. The messages consist … Read More

GRIB for Norway

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GRIB is a data format used to store historical and  forecast weather data. GRIB files may contain information about winds, currents, pressure, wave heights, etc., which can be overlayed on a chart. OpenCPN, Ugrib, zyGrib are just a few of the software … Read More

Notice to Mariners

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Notice to Mariners (Etterretninger for sjøfarende – Esf) containing changes and other important matters for safety of navigation, is available from the Statens Kartverk website. The notice is issued every other week and is available free of charge. The complete edition can be downloaded in pdf format … Read More

Nautical charts on paper

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Statens Kartverk is the publisher of the official nautical charts. The charts are available in Print on Demand mode, what means that they can be ordered only through authorized dealers. Ordered charts will be updated to the recent Notice to Mariners at the moment of printing. … Read More

Weather forecast on yr.no

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The most popular weather service in Norway is yr.no, maintained by NRK in collaboration with the Institute of Meteorology. It is available also in English version. On yr.no the forecast can be checked also for locations outside Norway. Particularly interesting for … Read More

COLREGS extension

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Extensions to COLREGS for Norwegian waters are included in chapter 2 of Sjøveisreglene. For leisure vessels the most interesting rules are described below. Rule 39 says, that all these rules apply also to foreign vessels. Rule 40: in the ports and other designated … Read More

Pilot books – Havneguiden

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Havneguiden is a series of harbour guides of Scandinavia, the Baltic coast, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia. The individual volumes are available in various languages. Each one describes hundreds of ports and harbours. Every description consist of general and nautical information, … Read More

Nautical charts – Kystverket

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Kystverket is a national agency under the Ministry of Transport which is responsible for the safety of maritime transport, its development and marine infrastructure. One of its tasks is updating nautical charts in cooperation with Kartverket – the agency responsible for the geodetic data. Charts are available … Read More

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