Radiofax Changes effective September 4, 2018

The NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, will be incorporating 72-hour forecast information into the radiofacsimile broadcasts from Boston, MA (call sign NMF), Pt. Reyes, CA (call sign NMC), and Kodiak, AK (call sign NOJ).

The introduction of the 72-hour forecast information into the radiofacsimile schedule will take place September 4, 2018. The OPC began producing 72-hour forecast information March 7, 2018.

To add new information to the radiofacsimile broadcasts, the schedules will be adjusted. The new schedule can be found below and also at https://ocean.weather.gov/radiofax_update.txt.

No forecast information will be removed as a result of this change. The current Worldwide Marine Radiofacsimile Broadcast schedule can be found at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf.


Valid 4 September 2018

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.

CALL SIGN      FREQUENCIES       TIMES (UTC)     EMISSION     POWER
NMF            4235   kHz     0230z-1039           F3C        4 KW
               6340.5 kHz     ALL BROADCAST TIMES  F3C        4 KW
               9110   kHz     ALL BROADCAST TIMES  F3C        4 KW
              12750   kHz     1400z-2239           F3C        4 KW

TRANS TIME  CONTENTS OF TRANSMISSION                RPM/IOC   VALID MAP
                                                              TIME AREA
0230/1400  TEST PATTERN                             120/576
0233/----  PRELIMINARY SURFACE ANALYSIS             120/576   0000    1
0243/1405  BROADCAST SCHEDULE (PART 1)              120/576
0254/1420  BROADCAST SCHEDULE (PART 2)              120/576
0305/1433  REQUEST FOR COMMENTS                     120/576
----/1443  PRODUCT NOTICE BULLETIN                  120/576
----/1453  PRELIMINARY SURFACE ANALYSIS             120/576   1200    1
----/1503  SATELLITE IMAGE                          120/576   1200    5
0315/1515  WIND/WAVE ANALYSIS                       120/576   00/12   8
0325/1525  SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 1 NE ATLANTIC)    120/576   00/12   2
0338/1538  SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 2 NW ATLANTIC)    120/576   00/12   3
0351/----  SATELLITE IMAGE                          120/576   0000    5
----/1600  ICE CHART (REBROADCAST)                  120/576   2100
----/1720  TEST PATTERN                             120/576
0402/1723  (REBROADCAST OF 0325/1525 NE ATLANTIC)   120/576   00/12   2
0415/1736  (REBROADCAST OF 0338/1538 NW ATLANTIC)   120/576   00/12   3
0428/1749  500MB ANALYSIS                           120/576   00/12   4
----/1759  SEA STATE ANALYSIS                       120/576   1200    4
0438/----  ICE CHART (REBROADCAST)                  120/576   2100
----/1810  24HR SURFACE FORECAST                    120/576   1200    8
0452/1824  CYCLONE DANGER AREA* or HIGH WIND/WAVES  120/576   03/15   7 
----/1835  24HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                  120/576   1200    8
----/1855  24HR 500MB FORECAST                      120/576   1200    4
0745/----  TEST PATTERN                             120/576
0755/----  PRELIMINARY SURFACE ANALYSIS             120/576   0600    1
0805/----  24HR SURFACE FORECAST                    120/576   0000    8
0815/----  24HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                  120/576   0000    8
0825/----  24HR 500MB FORECAST                      120/576   0000    4
0835/1905  36HR 500MB FORECAST                      120/576   12/00   4
----/1915  96HR SURFACE FORECAST                    120/576   1200    4
----/1925  96HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                  120/576   1200    4
----/1935  96HR 500MB FORECAST                      120/576   1200    4
----/1945  96HR WAVE PERIOD FORECAST                120/576   1200    4
0845/1955  48HR SURFACE FORECAST                    120/576   00/12   4
0855/2005  48HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                  120/576   00/12   4
0905/2015  48HR 500MB FORECAST                      120/576   00/12   4
0915/2025  48HR WAVE PERIOD FORECAST                120/576   00/12   4
----/2035  PRELIMINARY SURFACE ANALYSIS             120/576   1800    1
----/2045  72HR SURFACE FORECAST                    120/576   1200    4
----/2055  72HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                  120/576   1200    4
----/2105  72HR 500MB FORECAST                      120/576   1200    4
----/2115  72HR WAVE PERIOD FORECAST                120/576   1200    4
0925/2125  SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 1 NE ATLANTIC)    120/576   06/18   2
0938/2138  SURFACE ANALYSIS (PART 2 NW ATLANTIC)    120/576   06/18   3
0951/2151  SATELLITE IMAGE                          120/576   06/18   6
1002/2202  (REBROADCAST OF 0925/2125 NE ATLANTIC)   120/576   06/18   2
1015/2215  (REBROADCAST OF 0938/2138 NW ATLANTIC)   120/576   06/18   3
1028/2228  CYCLONE DANGER AREA* or HIGH WIND/WAVES  120/576   09/21   7 
1039/2239  REBROADCAST/N American Ice Service Chart 120/576   21/21



PT. REYES, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

CALL SIGN      FREQUENCIES           TIMES (UTC)        EMISSION       POWER
NMC             4346   kHz        0140-1608               F3C          4 KW
                8682   kHz        ALL BROADCAST TIMES     F3C          4 KW
               12786   kHz        ALL BROADCAST TIMES     F3C          4 KW
               17151.2 kHz        ALL BROADCAST TIMES     F3C          4 KW
               22527   kHz        1840-2356               F3C          4 KW

TRANS      CONTENTS OF TRANSMISSION               RPM/IOC       VALID     MAP
TIME                                                            TIME     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 48HR SURFACE FORECAST          120/576      12/00      4 
0225/----  TROPICAL 48HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST        120/576      1200       4 
0235/----  TROPICAL 72HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST        120/576      1200       4 
0245/1445  500MB ANALYSIS                          120/576      00/12      1 
0255/1455  SEA STATE ANALYSIS, WIND/WAVE ANALYSIS  120/576      00/12    1/8 
0305/1505  PRELIM SURFACE ANALYSIS(PART 1 NE PAC)  120/576      00/12      2 
0318/1518  PRELIM SURFACE ANALYSIS(PART 2 NW PAC)  120/576      00/12      3 
0331/1531  FINAL  SURFACE ANALYSIS(PART 1 NE PAC)  120/576      00/12      2 
0344/1544  FINAL  SURFACE ANALYSIS(PART 2 NW PAC)  120/576      00/12      3 
0357/1557  CYCLONE DANGER AREA* or HIGH WIND/WAVES 120/576      03/15     10 
0408/1608  TROPICAL SURFACE ANALYSIS               120/576      00/12      4 
0655/1820  TEST PATTERN 
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 
----/1822  24HR SURFACE FORECAST                   120/576      1200       8
----/1832  24HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                 120/576      1200       8
----/1842  24HR 500MB FORECAST                     120/576      1200       1
----/1852  SST ANALYSIS                            120/576      LATEST     9
----/1902  SST ANALYSIS                            120/576      LATEST     6  
0737/1913  TROPICAL GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE        120/576      06/18      7 
0748/1923  WIND/WAVE ANALYSIS                      120/576      06/18      8 
0758/----  24HR SURFACE FORECAST                   120/576      0000       8 
0808/----  24HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                 120/576      0000       8 
0818/----  24HR 500MB FORECAST                     120/576      0000       1 
----/1933  96HR SURFACE FORECAST                   120/576      1200       1 
----/1943  96HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                 120/576      1200       1 
----/1953  96HR 500MB FORECAST                     120/576      1200       1 
----/2003  96HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIRECTION        120/576      1200       1 
0828/2013  48HR SURFACE FORECAST                   120/576      00/12      1 
0838/2023  48HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                 120/576      00/12      1 
0848/2033  48HR 500MB FORECAST                     120/576      00/12      1 
0858/2043  48HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIRECTION        120/576      00/12      1 
----/2053  72HR SURFACE FORECAST                   120/576      1200       1
----/2103  72HR WIND/WAVE 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      00/12      4 
1009/2214  CYCLONE DANGER AREA* or HIGH WIND/WAVES 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 48HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST        120/576      0000       4 
1218/----  TROPICAL 72HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST        120/576      0000       4 
1228/2346  TROPICAL 48HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIR     120/576      00/12      4 
----/2356  TROPICAL 72HR WAVE PERIOD/SWELL DIR     120/576      0000       4 



KODIAK, ALASKA, U.S.A. 

CALL SIGN   FREQUENCIES      TIMES               EMISSION      POWER 
NOJ         2054   kHz       ALL BROADCAST TIMES    F3C         4KW 
            4298   kHz       ALL BROADCAST TIMES    F3C         4KW 
            8459   kHz       ALL BROADCAST TIMES    F3C         4KW 
           12412.5 kHz       ALL BROADCAST TIMES    F3C         4KW
 
           CARRIER FREQUENCY IS 1.9 kHz BELOW THE ASSIGNED FREQUENCY

Schedule expanded Mar 16, 2011 to include additional ice broadcasts 

TRANS                                                          VALID   MAP 
TIME (UTC)  CONTENTS OF TRANSMISSION                   RPM/IOC TIME    AREA                                                         
0340/1540   TEST PATTERN                               120/576 
0343/1543   SEA ICE ANALYSIS/REBROADCAST 1057          120/576 LATEST    6         
0403/1603   SURFACE ANALYSIS                           120/576 00/12     2 
0427/1627   REBROADCAST 24HR SURFACE F'CAST 2227/1027  120/576 12/00     3
0437/1637   REBROADCAST 48HR SURFACE F'CAST 2237/1037  120/576 12/00     1 
0447/1647   REBROADCAST 96HR SURFACE F'CAST 2348       120/576 12/12     1
0456/1656   SEA STATE ANALYSIS/REBROADCAST             120/576 00/00     1 
0506/1706   GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE                    120/576 00/12     5 
0517/1717   500 MB ANALYSIS                            120/576 00/12     1 
0527/1727   SYMBOLS AND CONTRACTIONS/SCHEDULE          120/576 
0548/1748   REQUEST FOR COMMENTS/PRODUCT NOTICE        120/576 
0558/1758   24HR 500 MB FORECAST                       120/576 00/12     1
----/1808   48HR 500 MB FORECAST                       120/576 1200
0950/2150   TEST PATTERN                               120/576 
0953/2153   SURFACE ANALYSIS                           120/576 06/18     2
1017/2203   24HR SURFACE FORECAST                      120/576 00/12     3
1027/2217   24HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                    120/576 00/12     3
1037/2227   48HR SURFACE FORECAST                      120/576 00/12     1 
1047/2237   48HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                    120/576 00/12     1 
----/2247   48HR WAVE PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION          120/576 1200      1
1057/2257   5-DAY SEA ICE FORECAST/REBROADCAST 0343    120/576 LATEST    6 
1117/2307   GOES IR SATELLITE IMAGE                    120/576 06/18     5 
1128/----   48HR WAVE PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION          120/576 00/12     1 
1138/----   48HR 500 MB FORECAST                       120/576 0000      1 
1148/----   SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANALYSIS           120/576 LATEST    4 
1159/----   COOK INLET SEA ICE FORECAST                120/576 LATEST    7 
----/2317   72HR SURFACE FORECAST                      120/576 1200      1
----/2328   72HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                    120/576 1200      1
----/2338   72HR WAVE PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION          120/576 1200      1
----/2348   96HR SURFACE FORECAST                      120/576 1200      1 
----/2358   96HR WIND/WAVE FORECAST                    120/576 1200      1 
----/0008   96HR WAVE PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION          120/576 1200      1 
----/0018   96HR 500 MB FORECAST                       120/576 1200      1