Friday, November 07, 2014

Detail from NMC Wind/Wave Chart Nov. 7, 2014

This is as close to actual size as I can get Blogger to show it.  Note the fair readability of the lettering around the NOAA logo, which is usually just a smudge.  Were this to be sent at Kyodo News' 60/576, it would be even crisper, but it would take practically a half hour to send.

We see here that the HF FAX mode is actually capable of a lot more image quality than what is seen in the average degraded transmission.  It also shows that NMC's lower powered transmitters can still get out.