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PC Navtex

PC Navtex is software for your PC that connects to your NAVTEX receiver, bringing the NAVTEX messages onto your PC.

Many makes and models of NAVTEX receiver are supported, covering both commercial models for SOLAS compliant ships and receivers for small craft. Note that PC Navtex cannot be used with a general radio receiver - it needs a NAVTEX receiver.

Users include vessels of all sizes from small leisure craft to commercial vessels, as well as Naval vessels, training establishments, hydrographic offices and more. It is used by Sperry Marine as a component in their ECDIS systems.

PC Navtex is one of a range of software products produced by Smartcom Software.

NAVTEX in the News

Upgraded NAVTEX for Oman - 02 April 2015

A new NAVTEX network for Oman is nearing completion. It is part of a total GMDSS upgrade for the country, with the contract awarded to Omani based Al Madakhel, and the technical work being subcontracted to Qnective Middle East and Frequentis. There will be two NAVTEX transmitters (in Wattayah and Salalah), covering up to 275nm offshore.

Navtex for the Seychelles - 20 October 2014

The Seychelles have been donated a Navtex transmitting system and other maritime communications equipment by Japan, so no doubt they will soon be hosting a new live station.

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Turkey invades Cyprus by Navtex - 20 October 2014

Navtex may not be the most obvious choice for declaring to the world that you are effectively annexing part of a country's waters, but this is the medium Turkey has chosen to claim part of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone.

On 17th October 2014, Turkey's NAVTEX transmissions included a statement that part of Cyprus' EEZ was "reserved" by Turkey - an area where ENI-KIGAS have been carrying out exploratory drilling for offshore gas. Turkey is intending to move its own research vessel into the area, to carry out seismic surveys from 20th October to 30th December.