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Changes to the Point Reyes, California and Honolulu, Hawaii Marine Radiofax Schedules.

Daniel P. Brown and Hugh D. Cobb III, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch,
Tropical Prediction Center, NOAA/NWS Miami, Florida

On June 15, 2005, twelve new charts and the rebroadcast of eight charts will be added to the Point Reyes radiofax broadcast schedule (Table 1). The frequency of 12590.5 kHz will be changed to 12786.0 kHz. Changes were also planned for the Honolulu radiofax schedule (Table 2).

The changes involve replacing the two-panel Tropical 00/24 hour Wind/Wave Forecast (produced by TAFB) with a Tropical Sea State Analysis. The sea state analysis will be issued twice daily valid at 0000 and 1200 UTC. In addition, three wind/wave forecast charts are now being produced by TAFB that include separate 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour wind/wave forecasts. The 72-hour wind/wave forecast graphic will now be issued twice daily instead of once per day as was done previously. The Tropical Cyclone Danger Area Graphic (TCDG) will now be available via the Point Reyes radiofax broadcast four times daily. Previously this graphic was only available twice a day from Point Reyes. The transmission times of the TCDG remains unchanged on the Honolulu schedule since they have always been available four times daily. Users should look for future changes to the Honolulu fax schedule in order to carry an improved product suite. The radiofax schedules can be found on the National Weather Service's Marine web page at www.nws.noaa.gov/marine. A direct link can be found at www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf.




PT. REYES, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
CALL SIGN FREQUENCIES TIMES EMISSION POWER
NMC 4346 kHz NIGHT F3C 4 KW
8682 kHz CONTINUOUS F3C 4 KW
12786 kHz CONTINUOUS F3C 4 KW
17151.2 kHz CONTINUOUS F3C 4 KW
22527 kHz DAY F3C 4 KW
TRANS TIME CONTENTS OF TRANSMISSION RPM/IOC VALID TIME MAP AREA
0140/1400 TEST PATTERN 120/576
0143/1403 NE PACIFIC GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE 120/576 00/12 6
0154/1414 PACIFIC GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE 120/576 00/12 5
0205/1425 TROPICAL SEA STATE ANALYSIS 120/576 00/12 4
0215/1435 TROPICAL 24 HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 00/12 4
0225/------ TROPICAL 48 HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 0000 4
0235/------ TROPICAL 72 HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 0000 4
0245/1445 500MB ANALYSIS 120/576 00/12 1
0255/1455 SEA STATE ANALYSIS 120/576 00/12 1/8
0305/1505 SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 1 NE PACIFIC) 120/576 00/12 2
0318/1518 SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 2 NW PACIFIC) 120/576 00/12 3
0331/1531 SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 1 NE PACIFIC) 120/576 00/12 2
0344/1544 FINAL SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 2 NW PACIFIC) 120/576 00/12 3
0357/1557 TROPICAL CYCLONE DANGER AREA (see note 1) 120/576 03/15 10
0408/1608 TROPICAL SURFACE ANALYSIS 120/576 00/12 4
0655/1840 TEST PATTERN 120/576
0657/------ 2033Z REBROADCAST (96HR 500MB) 120/576 1200 1
0707/------ 2043Z REBROADCAST (96HR SURFACE) 120/576 1200 1
0717/------ 2053Z REBROADCAST (96HR WIND/WAVE) 120/576 1200 1
0727/------ 2103Z REBROADCAST (96HR WAVE PERIOD) 120/576 1200 1
-------/1842 SST ANALYSIS 120/576 LATEST 9
-------/1852 SST ANALYSIS 120/576 LATEST 6
0737/1902 TROPICAL GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE 120/576 06/18 7
0748/1913 SEA STATE ANALYSIS 120/576 06/18 8
0758/1923 24HR 500MB FORECAST 120/576 00/12 1
0808/1933 24HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 00/12 8
0818/1943 24HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 00/12 8
0828/1953 48HR 500MB FORECAST 120/576 00/12 1
0838/2003 48HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 00/12 1
0848/2013 48HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 00/12 1
0858/2023

48HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIRECTION FORECAST 120/576 00/12 1
-------/2033 96HR 500MB FORECAST 120/576 1200 1
-------/2043 96HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 1200 1
-------/2053 96HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 1200 1
-------/2103 96HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIRECTION FORECAST 120/576 1200 1
0908/2113 PACIFIC GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE 120/576 06/18 5
0919/2124 SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 1 NE PACIFIC) 120/576 06/18 2
0932/2137 SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 2 NW PACIFIC) 120/576 06/18 3
0945/2150 TROPICAL SURFACE ANALYSIS 120/576 06/18 4
0959/2204 TROPICAL 24HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 06/18 4
1009/2214 TROPICAL CYCLONE DANGER AREA (see note 1) 120/576 09/21 10
1120/2320 TEST PATTERN 120/576
1124/2324 BROADCAST SCHEDULE (PART 1) 120/576
1135/2335 BROADCAST SCHEDULE (PART 2) 120/576
1146/------ REQUEST FOR COMMENTS 120/576
1157/------ PRODUCT NOTICE BULLETIN 120/576
1208/------ TROPICAL 48 HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 1200 4
1218/------ TROPICAL 72 HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 1200 4
1228/2346 TROPICAL 48 HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIRECTION 120/576 12/00 4
------/2356 TROPICAL 72 HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIRECTION 120/576 1200 4
MAP AREAS: 1. 20N - 70N, 115W - 135E 2. 20N - 70N, 115W - 175W
  3. 20N - 70N, 175W - 135E 4. 20S - 30N, EAST OF 145W
  5. 05N - 55N, EAST OF 180W 6. 23N - 60N, EAST OF 150W
  7. 7.05N - 32N, EAST OF 130W 8. 25N - 60N, EAST OF 155W
  9. 40N - 53N, EAST OF 136W 10. 0N - 40N, 80W - 180W
Table 1. Point Reyes, California marine radiofax schedule effective June 15, 2005.




HONOLULU, HAWAII, U.S.A.
CALL SIGN FREQUENCIES TIMES EMISSION POWER
KVM70 9982.5 kHz 1030-1630 F3C 5 KW
11090 kHz EXCEPT 2230-0354 F3C 5 KW
16135 kHz EXCEPT 1030-1630 F3C 5 KW
23331.5 kHz 2230-0354 F3C 5 KW
TRANS TIME CONTENTS OF TRANSMISSION RPM/IOC VALID TIME MAP AREA
0007/1147 PACIFIC STREAMLINE ANALYSIS 120/576 18/06 K
------/1210 48 HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 1200 G
0030/1230 EAST PACIFIC GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE 120/576 LATEST EP
0045/1245 WEST PACIFIC GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE 120/576 LATEST SP
0103/1304 NORTH PACIFIC SURFACE PRESSURE ANALYSIS 120/576 18/06 J
0128/1328 48HR SURFACE/1000-500MB THICKNESS FORECAST 120/576 18/06 C
0148/1350 TROPICAL SURFACE ANALYSIS 120/576 18/06 H
0209/------ 24HR STREAMLINE/ISOTACH FORECAST 120/576 0000 D
0234/------ 48HR STREAMLINE/ISOTACH FORECAST 120/576 0000 D
------/1412 24HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 0000 E
------/1428 48HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 0000 E
0258/1444 24 HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 00/12 G
0309/1503 48,72HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 00/12 G
0320/1522 72,48HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIRECTION 120/576 00/12 G
0331/1541 REBROADCAST OF 0103/1304 120/576 18/06 J
0354/------ 72 HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 0000 G
------/1607 24 HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 1200 G
------/1618 72 HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 1200 G
0405/------ PACIFIC SEA STATE ANALYSIS 120/576 1800 D
0437/1630 TROPICAL CYCLONE DANGER AREA 120/576 03/15 M
0533/1733 TEST-ID-SYMBOLS-GENERAL NOTICE 120/576
0545/1745 SIGNIFICANT CLOUD FEATURES 120/576 03/15 A
0605/1804 PACIFIC STREAMLINE ANALYSIS 120/576 00/12 K
0630/1827 EAST PACIFIC GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE 120/576 LATEST EP
0645/1842 WEST PACIFIC GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE 120/576 LATEST SP
0656/1853 NORTH PACIFIC SURFACE PRESSURE ANALYSIS 120/576 00/12 J
0721/1918 PACIFIC OCEAN SEA SURFACE TEMPS 120/576 LATEST NPA
0741/1937 24 HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST 120/576 06/18 G
0800/1956 TROPICAL SURFACE ANALYSIS 120/576 00/12 H
0823/------ 24HR SEA STATE FORECAST 120/576 18/00 K
------/2018 SCHEDULE 120/576
1030/2230 TROPICAL CYCLONE DANGER AREA 120/570 09/21 M
1045/------ SCHEDULE 120/576
------/2335 24HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 0000 G
------/2345 48HR SURFACE FORECAST 120/576 0000 G
MAP AREAS: A - 50N-30S, 110W-160E J - 50N-EQ, 110W-130E
  C - 60N-55S, 055W-070E K - 30N-30S, 110W-130E
  D - 50N-30S, 100W-120E M - 30N-20S, 70W-140W
  E - 60N-35S, 110W-130E EP - 55N-40S, 110W-155E
  F - 50N-25S, 120W-120E SP - 05N-40S, 130W-165E
  G - 30N-20S, 145W-080W NPA - 55N-EQ , 010W-160E
  H - 40N-40S, 105W-120E
Table 2. Honolulu, Hawaii marine radiofax schedule effective June 15, 2005.



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