Thursday, July 30, 2020

US Weather Map File Names

Starpath Weather Map Files Names

US Weather Map File Names

This compilation is adapted from the Starpath Weather Trainer The files are located at https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/fax. 
To request files by email
via NWS FTPmail
via Saildocs
To: NWS.FTPMail.OPS@noaa.gov
Subject line can be anything
Body should read (sample request for 2 maps):
open
cd fax
get PWBE10.TIF
get PWBM99.TIF
quit

To: query@saildocs.com
Subject line can be anything
Body should read (sample request for 2 maps):
send PWBE10.TIF
send PWBM99.TIF
This can get the files reduced by 50% in size. Works for many, but not all files.
Atlantic
WIND/SEAS CHARTS
SURFACE CHARTS
UPPER AIR CHARTS
TROPICAL CYCLONE CHARTS
SATELLITE IMAGERY
ICE CHARTS
SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Gulf
WIND/WAVE CHARTS
SURFACE CHARTS
TROPICAL CYCLONE CHARTS
HIGH SEAS FORECASTS
SATELLITE IMAGERY
SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Pacific
WIND/WAVE CHARTS
TROPICAL WIND/WAVE CHARTS
SURFACE CHARTS
TROPICAL SURFACE CHARTS
UPPER AIR CHARTS
TROPICAL CYCLONE CHARTS
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES
SATELLITE IMAGERY
SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Alaska
WIND/WAVE CHARTS
SURFACE CHARTS
UPPER AIR CHARTS
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES
SATELLITE IMAGERY
ICE CHARTS
SCHEDULE INFORMATION and MISCELLANEOUS
Hawaii
WIND/WAVE CHARTS - CENTRAL PACIFIC
WIND/WAVE CHARTS - SE PACIFIC
WIND/WAVE CHARTS - NORTH PACIFIC
SURFACE CHARTS - CENTRAL PACIFIC
SURFACE CHARTS - SE PACIFIC
SURFACE CHARTS - NORTH PACIFIC
TROPICAL CYCLONE CHARTS - PACIFIC
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE CHARTS
SATELLITE IMAGERY (IR)
SCHEDULE INFORMATION


Atlantic Maps
 
WIND/SEAS CHARTS NAME


12Z Sea State Analysis, 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PJAA99.TIF
00Z Wind/Wave Analysis, 40W-98W Northern Hemisphere PWAA88.TIF
06Z Wind/Wave Analysis, 40W-98W Northern Hemisphere PWAB88.TIF
12Z Wind/Wave Analysis, 40W-98W Northern Hemisphere PWAA89.TIF
18Z Wind/Wave Analysis, 40W-98W Northern Hemisphere PWAD89.TIF
Wind/Wave Analysis, (Most Current) PWAA90.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Chart VT00Z Forecast 40W-98W N. Hemisphere PWAE98.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Chart VT12Z Forecast 40W-98W N. Hemisphere PWAE99.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Chart Forecast (Most Current) PWAE10.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave VT00Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PJAI98.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PJAI99.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Chart Forecast (Most Current) PJAI10.TIF
48HR Wave Period VT00Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PJAI88.TIF
48HR Wave Period VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PJAI89.TIF
48HR Wave Period Chart Forecast (Most Current) PJAI20.TIF
72HR 12Z North Atlantic 72 hour Wind/Wave Forecast PJAK88.TIF
96HR Wind/Wave Chart VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W N. Hemisphere PJAM98.TIF
96HR Wave Period VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W N. Hemisphere PJAM88.TIF


SURFACE CHARTS


00Z Preliminary Surface Chart Analysis 45W-85W N. Hemisphere PYAA10.TIF
06Z Preliminary Surface Chart Analysis 45W-85W N. Hemisphere PYAB01.TIF
12Z Preliminary Surface Chart Analysis 45W-85W N. Hemisphere PYAC01.TIF
18Z Preliminary Surface Chart Analysis 45W-85W N. Hemisphere PYAD01.TIF
Preliminary Surface Chart Analysis (Most Current) PYAD10.TIF
00Z Surface Analysis Chart, Part 1, 10E-45W N. Hemisphere PYAA01.TIF
00Z Surface Analysis Chart, Part 2, 40W-95W N. Hemisphere PYAA02.TIF
06Z Surface Analysis Chart, Part 1, 10E-45W N. Hemisphere PYAA03.TIF
06Z Surface Analysis Chart, Part 2, 40W-95W N. Hemisphere PYAA04.TIF
12Z Surface Analysis Chart, Part 1, 10E-45W N. Hemisphere PYAA05.TIF
12Z Surface Analysis Chart, Part 2, 40W-95W N. Hemisphere PYAA06.TIF
18Z Surface Analysis Chart, Part 1, 10E-45W N. Hemisphere PYAA07.TIF
18Z Surface Analysis Chart, Part 2, 40W-95W N. Hemisphere PYAA08.TIF
Surface Analysis Chart, Part 1, (Most Current) PYAA11.TIF
Surface Analysis Chart, Part 2, (Most Current) PYAA12.TIF
24HR Surface Chart VT00Z Forecast 40W-98W Northern Hemisphere PPAE00.TIF
24HR Surface Chart VT12Z Forecast 40W-98W Northern Hemisphere PPAE01.TIF
24HR Surface Chart Forecast (Most Current) PPAE10.TIF
48HR Surface Chart VT00Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere QDTM85.TIF
48HR Surface Chart VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere QDTM86.TIF
48HR Surface Chart Forecast (Most Current) QDTM10.TIF
72HR 12Z North Atlantic 72 hour Surface Forecast PPAK98.TIF
96HR Surface Chart VT12Z Forecast 10E-96W Northern Hemisphere PWAM99.TIF


UPPER AIR CHARTS


00Z 500MB Surface Chart Analysis 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAA50.TIF
12Z 500MB Surface Chart Analysis 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAA51.TIF
500MB Surface Chart Analysis (Most Current) PPAA10.TIF
24HR 500MB Chart VT00Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAE50.TIF
24HR 500MB Chart VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAE51.TIF
24HR 500MB Chart Forecast (Most Current) PPAE11.TIF
36HR 500MB Chart VT00Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAG51.TIF
36HR 500MB Chart VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAG50.TIF
36HR 500MB Chart Forecast (Most Current) PPAG11.TIF
48HR 500MB Chart VT00Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAI50.TIF
48HR 500MB Chart VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAI51.TIF
48HR 500MB Chart Forecast (Most Current) PPAI10.TIF
96HR 500MB Chart VT12Z Forecast 10E-95W Northern Hemisphere PPAM50.TIF


TROPICAL CYCLONE CHARTS


Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* VT03, 05N-60N, 00W-100W PWEK89.TIF
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* VT09, 05N-60N, 00W-100W PWEK90.TIF
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* VT15, 05N-60N, 00W-100W PWEK91.TIF
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* VT21, 05N-60N, 00W-100W PWEK88.TIF
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* (Most Current) PWEK11.TIF


SATELLITE IMAGERY


00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, West Atlantic evnt00.jpg
06Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Atlantic evnt06.jpg
12Z GOES IR Satellite Image, West Atlantic evnt12.jpg
18Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Atlantic evnt18.jpg
W Atlantic or Atlantic (Most Current) evnt99.jpg


ICE CHARTS


Ice Chart from U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol PIEA88.TIF
(During Ice Season only ~Feb-Sep, for further information see:
http://www.uscg.mil/lantarea/iip/home.html)


SCHEDULE INFORMATION


Radiofax Schedule Part 1 (Boston, MA) PLAZ01.TIF
Radiofax Schedule Part 2 (Boston, MA) PLAZ02.TIF
Radiofax Schedule (DOS Text Version) hfmarsh.txt
Request for Comments PLAZ03.TIF
Product Notice Bulletin PLAZ04.TIF
Test Pattern PZZZ94.TIF
Internet File Names (This file) rfaxatl.txt

Gulf Maps
 
WIND/WAVE CHARTS NAME


00Z Sea State Analysis, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PJEA88.TIF
12Z Sea State Analysis, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PJEA90.TIF
Sea State Analysis (Most Current) PJEA11.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PWEE89.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PWEE91.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWEE11.TIF
36HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PWED98.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PWEI88.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PWEI89.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWEI11.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Dir Forecast VT00, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PJEI88.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Dir Forecast VT12, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PJEI89.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction Forecast (Most Current) PJEI11.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PJEK88.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PJEK89.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PJEK11.TIF
72HR Wave Period/Swell Dir Forecast VT00, 0N-31N, 35W-100W PKEK88.TIF




SURFACE CHARTS


*00Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis (W Half) 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB86.TIF
*06Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis (W Half) 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB87.TIF
*12Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis (W Half) 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB85.TIF
*18Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis (W Half) 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB88.TIF
* U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis (W Half) (Most Current) PYEB11.TIF
00Z Tropical Surface Analysis (E Half) 5S-50N, 0W-70W PYEA86.TIF
06Z Tropical Surface Analysis (E Half) 5S-50N, 0W-70W PYEA87.TIF
12Z Tropical Surface Analysis (E Half) 5S-50N, 0W-70W PYEA85.TIF
18Z Tropical Surface Analysis (E Half) 5S-50N, 0W-70W PYEA88.TIF
Tropical Surface Analysis (E Half) (Most Current) PYEA11.TIF
24HR Tropical Surface Forecast(E Half)VT00,00N-31N, 35W-100W PYEE79.TIF
24HR Tropical Surface Forecast(E Half)VT12,00N-31N, 35W-100W PYEE80.TIF
Tropical Surface Forecast(Most Current) PYEE10.TIF
48HR Tropical Surface Forecast(E Half)VT00,00N-31N, 35W-100W PYEI81.TIF
48HR Tropical Surface Forecast(E Half)VT12,00N-31N, 35W-100W PYEI82.TIF
Tropical Surface Forecast(Most Current) PYEI10.TIF
72HR Tropical Surface Forecast(E Half)VT00,00N-31N, 35W-100W PYEK83.TIF
72HR Tropical Surface Forecast(E Half)VT12,00N-31N, 35W-100W PYEK84.TIF
Tropical Surface Forecast(Most Current) PYEK10.TIF


* For further forecasts covering the Tropical East Pacific, see Pt. Reyes and Honolulu charts


TROPICAL CYCLONE CHARTS


Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* VT03, 05N-60N, 00W-100W PWEK89.TIF
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* VT09, 05N-60N, 00W-100W PWEK90.TIF
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* VT15, 05N-60N, 00W-100W PWEK91.TIF
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* VT21, 05N-60N, 00W-100W PWEK88.TIF
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area* (Most Current) PWEK11.TIF


HIGH SEAS FORECASTS


04Z High Seas Forecast 7N-31N, 35W-98W, In English PLEA86.TIF
10Z High Seas Forecast 7N-31N, 35W-98W, In English PLEA87.TIF
16Z High Seas Forecast 7N-31N, 35W-98W, In English PLEA89.TIF
22Z High Seas Forecast 7N-31N, 35W-98W, In English PLEA88.TIF
High Seas Forecast (Most Current) PLEA10.TIF


SATELLITE IMAGERY


0645Z GOES IR Satellite Image, 12S-44N, 28W-112W evst06.jpg
1145Z GOES IR Satellite Image, 12S-44N, 28W-112W evst12.jpg
1745Z GOES IR Satellite Image, 12S-44N, 28W-112W evst18.jpg
2345Z GOES IR Satellite Image, 12S-44N, 28W-112W evst00.jpg
GOES IR Satellite Image (Most Current) evst99.jpg


SCHEDULE INFORMATION


Radiofax Schedule (New Orleans, LA) PLEZ01.TIF
Radiofax Schedule (DOS Text Format) hfgulf.txt
Request for Comments PLEZ02.TIF
Product Notice Bulletin PLEZ03.TIF
Test Chart PZZZ95.TIF
Internet File Names, (This file) rfaxmex.txt

Pacific Maps
 
WIND/WAVE CHARTS NAME


00Z Sea State Analysis 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBA99.TIF
**00Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBA88.TIF
06Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBB88.TIF
12Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBA89.TIF
18Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBD89.TIF
Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W (Most Current) PWBA90.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 18N-62N, E of 157W PWBE98.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 18N-62N, E of 157W PWBE99.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWBE10.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI98.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI99.TIF
48HR Wind Wave Forecast (Most Current) PJBI10.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI88.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI89.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction (Most Current) PJBI20.TIF
72HR 12Z North Pacific 72 hour Wind/Wave Forecast PJBK88.TIF
96HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBM98.TIF
96HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBM88.TIF




TROPICAL WIND/WAVE CHARTS


Tropical Sea State Analysis VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PKFA88.TIF
Tropical Sea State Analysis VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PKFA89.TIF
Tropical Sea State Analysis (Most Current) PKFA10.TIF
**24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFE01.TIF
**24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFE03.TIF
**24HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWFE10.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFI88.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFI90.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWFI10.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT00Z 20S-30N,E of 145W PJFI87.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PJFI88.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction (Most Current) PJFI11.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFK92.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFK93.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWFK10.TIF
72HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT00Z 20S-30N,E of 145W PJFK93.TIF




SURFACE CHARTS


00Z Surface Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70W, 115W-175W PYBA01.TIF
00Z Surface Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70W, 175W-135E PYBA02.TIF
06Z Surface Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70W, 115W-175W PYBA03.TIF
06Z Surface Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70W, 175W-135E PYBA04.TIF
12Z Surface Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70W, 115W-175W PYBA05.TIF
12Z Surface Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70W, 175W-135E PYBA06.TIF
18Z Surface Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70W, 115W-175W PYBA07.TIF
18Z Surface Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70W, 175W-135E PYBA08.TIF
Surface Analysis, Part 1 (Most Current) PYBA90.TIF
Surface Analysis, Part 2 (Most Current) PYBA91.TIF
24HR Surface Forecast VT00Z Forecast 18N-62N, E of 157W PPBE00.TIF
24HR Surface Forecast VT12Z Forecast 18N-62N, E of 157W PPBE01.TIF
24HR Surface Forecast (Most Current) PPBE10.TIF
48HR Surface Forecast VT00Z 20N-70W, 115W-135E PWBI98.TIF
48HR Surface Forecast VT12Z 20N-70W, 115W-135E PWBI99.TIF
48HR Surface Forecast (Most Current) PWBI10.TIF
72HR 12Z North Pacific 72 hour Surface Forecast PPBK98.TIF
96HR Surface Forecast VT12Z 20N-70W, 115W-135E PWBM99.TIF




TROPICAL SURFACE CHARTS


00Z East Pacific Surface Analysis 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFA96.TIF
06Z East Pacific Surface Analysis 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFA97.TIF
12Z East Pacific Surface Analysis 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFA98.TIF
18Z East Pacific Surface Analysis 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFA99.TIF
East Pacific Surface Analysis (Most Current) PYFA90.TIF
**00Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB86.TIF
**06Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB87.TIF
**12Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB85.TIF
**18Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB88.TIF
** U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis (Most Current) PYEB11.TIF
**24HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N,80W-145W PYFE79.TIF
**24HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N,80W-145W PYFE80.TIF
**24HR Tropical Surface Forecast (Most Current); PYFE10.TIF
48HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N,80W-145W PYFI81.TIF
48HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N,80W-145W PYFI82.TIF
48HR Tropical Surface Forecast (Most Current); PYFI10.TIF
**72HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N,80W-145W PYFK83.TIF
**72HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N,80W-145W PYFK84.TIF
**72HR Tropical Surface Forecast (Most Current); PYFK10.TIF




UPPER AIR CHARTS


00Z 500 MB Analysis 20N-70N 115W-135E PPBA50.TIF
12Z 500 MB Analysis 20N-70N, 115W-135E PBBA51.TIF
500 MB Analysis (Most Current) PPBA10.TIF
24HR 500 MB Forecast VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBE50.TIF
24HR 500 MB Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBE51.TIF
24HR 500 MB Forecast (Most Current) PPBE11.TIF
48HR 500 MB Forecast VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBI50.TIF
48HR 500 MB Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBI51.TIF
48HR 500 MB Forecast (Most Current) PPBI10.TIF
96HR 500 MB VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBM50.TIF




TROPICAL CYCLONE CHARTS


72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT 03Z 0N-40N, 80W-180W PWFK88.TIF
72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT 09Z 0N-40N, 80W-180W PWFK89.TIF
72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT 15Z 0N-40N, 80W-180W PWFK90.TIF
72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT 21Z 0N-40N, 80W-180W PWFK91.TIF
72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area (Most Current) PWFK11.TIF


Note: Tropical Cyclone Danger Area chart replaced by 48HR High Wind/Wave
Warning chart Dec 01 - May 14 Valid times 00z,06z,12z and 18z




SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES


Pacific SST Chart 40N-53N, E of 136W PTBA88.TIF
Pacific SST Chart 23N-42N, E of 150W PTBA89.TIF




SATELLITE IMAGERY
**00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Tropical East Pacific evpn02.jpg
06Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Tropical East Pacific evpn07.jpg
**12Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Tropical East Pacific evpn04.jpg
18Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Tropical East Pacific evpn08.jpg
GOES IR Satellite Image, Tropical East Pac (MOST CURRENT) evpn10.jpg
**06Z GOES IR Satellite Image, East Pacific evpn03.jpg
12Z GOES IR Satellite Image, East Pacific evpn13.jpg
**18Z GOES IR Satellite Image, East Pacific evpn14.jpg
21Z GOES VISIBLE Satellite Image, East Pacific evpn00.jpg
GOES Satellite Image, East Pacific (MOST CURRENT) evpn98.jpg
00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific evpn01.jpg
06Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific evpn06.jpg
12Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific evpn12.jpg
18Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific evpn18.jpg
GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific (MOST CURRENT) evpn99.jpg




SCHEDULE INFORMATION


Radiofax Schedule Part 1 (Point Reyes, CA) PLBZ01.TIF
Radiofax Schedule Part 2 (Point Reyes, CA) PLBZ02.TIF
Radiofax Schedule (DOS Text Format) hfreyes.txt
Request for Comments PLBZ03.TIF
Product Notice Bulletin PLBZ04.TIF
Test Pattern PZZZ93.TIF
Internet File Names (This file) rfaxpac.txt
** Not transmitted via Pt. Reyes radiofax but listed here for convenience

Alaska Maps
 
WIND/WAVE CHARTS NAME


00Z Sea State Analysis 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBA99.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 40N-70N, 115W-170E PJBE88.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 40N-70N, 115W-170E PJBE89.TIF
24HR Wind Wave Forecast (Most Current) PJBE10.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI98.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI99.TIF
48HR Wind Wave Forecast (Most Current) PJBI10.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI88.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI89.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction (Most Current) PJBI20.TIF
72HR 12Z Arctic/Alaska 72 hour Wind/Wave Forecast PJCK88.gif
96HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBM98.TIF
96HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBM88.TIF




SURFACE CHARTS


00Z Surface Analysis 40N-70N, 125W-150E PYCA00.TIF
06Z Surface Analysis 40N-70N, 125W-150E PYCA01.TIF
12Z Surface Analysis 40N-70N, 125W-150E PYCA02.TIF
18Z Surface Analysis 40N-70N, 125W-150E PYCA03.TIF
Surface Analysis (Most Current) PYCA10.TIF
24HR Surface Chart Forecast VT00Z 40N-70N, 115W-170E PYBE00.TIF
24HR Surface Chart Forecast VT12Z 40N-70N, 115W-170E PYBE01.TIF
24HR Surface Chart Forecast (Most Current) PYBE10.TIF
48HR Surface Chart Forecast VT00Z 20N-70N 115W-135E PWBI98.TIF
48HR Surface Chart Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E PWBI99.TIF
48HR Surface Chart Forecast (Most Current) PWBI10.TIF
72HR 12Z Arctic/Alaska 72 hour Surface Forecast PPCK98.gif
96HR Surface Chart Forecast VT12Z PWBM99.TIF


UPPER AIR CHARTS


00Z 500 MB Analysis 20N-70N 115W-135E PPBA50.TIF
12Z 500 MB Analysis 20N-70N, 115W-135E PBBA51.TIF
500 MB Analysis (Most Current) PPBA10.TIF
24HR 500 MB Forecast VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBE50.TIF
24HR 500 MB Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBE51.TIF
24HR 500 MB Forecast (Most Current) PPBE11.TIF
48HR 500 MB Forecast VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBI50.TIF
48HR 500 MB Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBI51.TIF
48HR 500 MB Forecast (Most Current) PPBI10.TIF
96HR 500 MB VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PPBM50.TIF




SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES


Sea Surface Temperature Analysis 40N-60N,125W - 160E PTCA88.TIF




SATELLITE IMAGERY


00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific evpn01.jpg
06Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific evpn06.jpg
12Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific evpn12.jpg
18Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific evpn18.jpg
GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific (MOST CURRENT) evpn99.jpg




ICE CHARTS


Sea Ice Analysis PTCA89.TIF
5 Day Sea Ice Forecast PTCO89.TIF
Cook Inlet Sea Ice Analysis PTCA87.TIF




SCHEDULE INFORMATION and MISCELLANEOUS


Radiofax Schedule Kodiak, AK; PLBZ05.TIF
Radiofax Schedule (DOS Text Version) hfak.txt
Request for Comments NOJCOMMENTS.TIF
Product Notice Bulletin NOJNOTICE.TIF
Test Pattern; NOJTEST.TIF
Radiofacsimile Symbols and Contractions PLBZ06.TIF
Internet File Names; (This file) rfaxak.txt

Hawaii Maps
 
WIND/WAVE CHARTS - CENTRAL PACIFIC NAME


00Z Pacific Wind/Wave Analysis 30S-30N, 110W-130E PJFB89.TIF
12Z Pacific Wind/Wave Analysis 30S-30N, 110W-130E PJFD89.TIF
Pacific Wind/Wave Analysis (Most Current) PJFB10.TIF
24HR Pacific Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 30S-30N, 110W-130E PWFE82.TIF
24HR Pacific Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 30S-30N, 110W-130E PWFE84.TIF
24HR Pacific Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWFE11.TIF
48HR Pacific Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 30S-30N, 110W-130E PJFI89.TIF
48HR Pacific Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 30S-30N, 110W-130E PJFI91.TIF
48HR Pacific Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PJFI10.TIF
72HR Pacific Sea State Forecast VT00Z 30S-30N, 110W-130E PJFK89.TIF
72HR Pacific Sea State Forecast VT12Z 30S-30N, 110W-130E PJFK91.TIF
72HR Pacific Sea State Forecast (Most Current) PJFK10.TIF




WIND/WAVE CHARTS - SE PACIFIC


Tropical Sea State Analysis VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PKFA88.TIF
Tropical Sea State Analysis VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PKFA89.TIF
Tropical Sea State Analysis (Most Current) PKFA10.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFE01.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFE03.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWFE10.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFI88.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFI90.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWFI10.TIF
**48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PJFI87.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PJFI88.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction (Most Current) PJFI11.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFK92.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PWFK93.TIF
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWFK10.TIF
72HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT00Z 20S-30N, E of 145W PJFK93.TIF




WIND/WAVE CHARTS - NORTH PACIFIC


00Z Sea State Analysis 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBA99.TIF
**00Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBA88.TIF
**06Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBB88.TIF
**12Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBA89.TIF
**18Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBD89.TIF
** Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N, E OF 157W (Most Current) PWBA90.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBE98.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 18N-62N, E OF 157W PWBE99.TIF
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast (Most Current) PWBE10.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI98.TIF
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI99.TIF
48HR Wind Wave Forecast (Most Current) PJBI10.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT00Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI88.TIF
**48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBI89.TIF
48HR Wave Period/Swell Direction (Most Current) PJBI20.TIF
96HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBM98.TIF
96HR Wave Period/Swell Direction VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E PJBM88.TIF




SURFACE CHARTS - CENTRAL PACIFIC


** North Pacific Preliminary Analysis (Most Current) PYPA00.TIF
00Z Pacific Surface Analysis EQ-50N, 110W-130E PPBA88.TIF
06Z Pacific Surface Analysis EQ-50N, 110W-130E PPBA89.TIF
12Z Pacific Surface Analysis EQ-50N, 110W-130E PPBA90.TIF
18Z Pacific Surface Analysis EQ-50N, 110W-130E PPBA91.TIF
Pacific Surface Analysis (Most Current) PPBA11.TIF
00Z Pacific Streamline Analysis 30S-30N, 110W-130E PWFA90.TIF
06Z Pacific Streamline Analysis 30S-30N, 110W-130E PWFA91.TIF
12Z Pacific Streamline Analysis 30S-30N, 110W-130E PWFA92.TIF
18Z Pacific Streamline Analysis 30S-30N, 110W-130E PWFA93.TIF
Pacific Streamline Analysis (Most Current) PWFA11.TIF
03Z Significant Cloud Features 30S-50N, 110W-160E PBFA99.TIF
15Z Significant Cloud Features 30S-50N, 110W-160E PBFC99.TIF
Significant Cloud Features (Most Current) PBFA11.TIF
24HR Pacific Surface Forecast VT00Z 30S-50N 110W-130E PYFE87.TIF
24HR Pacific Surface Forecast VT12Z 30S-50N 110W-130E PYFE88.TIF
24HR Pacific Surface Forecast (Most Current) PYFE11.TIF
48HR Pacific Surface Forecast VT00Z 30S-50N 110W-130E PYFI87.TIF
48HR Pacific Surface Forecast VT12Z 30S-50N 110W-130E PYFI88.TIF
48HR Pacific Surface Forecast (Most Current) PYFI11.TIF
72HR Pacific Surface Forecast VT00Z 30S-50N 110W-130E PYFK87.TIF
72HR Pacific Surface Forecast VT12Z 30S-50N 110W-130E PYFK88.TIF
72HR Pacific Surface Forecast (Most Current) PYFK11.TIF




SURFACE CHARTS - SE PACIFIC


00Z East Pacific Surface Analysis 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFA96.TIF
06Z East Pacific Surface Analysis 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFA97.TIF
12Z East Pacific Surface Analysis 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFA98.TIF
18Z East Pacific Surface Analysis 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFA99.TIF
East Pacific Surface Analysis Most Current PYFA90.TIF
**00Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB86.TIF
**06Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB87.TIF
**12Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB85.TIF
**18Z U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB88.TIF
** U.S./Tropical Surface Analysis 5S-50N,55W-125W PYEB11.TIF
24HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT00 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFE79.TIF
24HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT12 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFE80.TIF
24HR Tropical Surface Forecast(Most Current) PYFE10.TIF
48HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT00 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFI81.TIF
48HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT12 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFI82.TIF
48HR Tropical Surface Forecast(Most Current) PYFI10.TIF
72HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT00 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFK83.TIF
72HR Tropical Surface Forecast VT12 20S-30N, E of 145W PYFK84.TIF
72HR Tropical Surface Forecast (Most Current) PYFK10.TIF




SURFACE CHARTS - NORTH PACIFIC


00Z Surface Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70W, 115W-175W PYBA01.TIF
00Z Surface Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70W, 175W-135E PYBA02.TIF
06Z Surface Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70W, 115W-175W PYBA03.TIF
06Z Surface Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70W, 175W-135E PYBA04.TIF
12Z Surface Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70W, 115W-175W PYBA05.TIF
12Z Surface Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70W, 175W-135E PYBA06.TIF
18Z Surface Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70W, 115W-175W PYBA07.TIF
18Z Surface Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70W, 175W-135E PYBA08.TIF
Surface Analysis, Part 1 (Most Current) PYBA90.TIF
Surface Analysis, Part 2 (Most Current) PYBA91.TIF
**24HR Surface Forecast VT00Z 18N-62W, E of 157W PPBE00.TIF
**24HR Surface Forecast VT12Z 18N-62W, E of 157W PPBE01.TIF
**24HR Surface Forecast (Most Current) PPBE10.TIF
48HR Surface Forecast VT00Z 20N-70W, 115W-135E PWBI98.TIF
48HR Surface Forecast VT12Z 20N-70W, 115W-135E PWBI99.TIF
48HR Surface Forecast (Most Current) PWBI10.TIF
96HR Surface Forecast VT12Z 20N-70W, 115W-135E PWBM99.TIF




TROPICAL CYCLONE CHARTS - PACIFIC


72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT 03Z 0N-40N, 80W-170E PWFK03.TIF
72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT 09Z 0N-40N, 80W-170E PWFK09.TIF
72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT 15Z 0N-40N, 80W-170E PWFK15.TIF
72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT 21Z 0N-40N, 80W-170E PWFK21.TIF
72 HR Tropical Cyclone Danger Area (Most Current) PWFK12.TIF




SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE CHARTS


Pacific SST Chart 55N-EQ, 110W-160E PTFA88.TIF




SATELLITE IMAGERY (IR)


00Z Eastern Pacific Satellite Image 05S-55N, 110W-155E evpz00.jpg
06Z Eastern Pacific Satellite Image 05S-55N, 110W-155E evpz06.jpg
12Z Eastern Pacific Satellite Image 05S-55N, 110W-155E evpz12.jpg
18Z Eastern Pacific Satellite Image 05S-55N, 110W-155E evpz18.jpg
Eastern Pacific Satellite Image (Most Current) evpz11.jpg
00Z Southwest Pacific Satellite Image 40S-05N, 130W-165E evps00.jpg
06Z Southwest Pacific Satellite Image 40S-05N, 130W-165E evps06.jpg
12Z Southwest Pacific Satellite Image 40S-05N, 130W-165E evps12.jpg
18Z Southwest Pacific Satellite Image 40S-05N, 130W-165E evps18.jpg
Southwest Pacific Satellite Image (Most Current) evps11.jpg
**00Z Tropical East Pacific Satellite Image 20S-40N,E of 145W evpn02.jpg
06Z Tropical East Pacific Satellite Image 20S-40N,E of 145W evpn07.jpg
**12Z Tropical East Pacific Satellite Image 20S-40N,E of 145W evpn04.jpg
18Z Tropical East Pacific Satellite Image 20S-40N,E of 145W evpn08.jpg
Tropical East Pacific Satellite Image (MOST CURRENT) evpn10.jpg
**00Z Pacific Satellite Image 05N-55N, E of 180W evpn01.jpg
06Z Pacific Satellite Image 05N-55N, E of 180W evpn06.jpg
**12Z Pacific Satellite Image 05N-55N, E of 180W evpn12.jpg
18Z Pacific Satellite Image 05N-55N, E of 180W evpn18.jpg
Pacific Satellite Image (MOST CURRENT) evpn99.jpg


SCHEDULE INFORMATION


Radiofax Schedule (Honolulu, HI) Part I PLBZ07.TIF
Radiofax Schedule (Honolulu, HI) Part II PLBZ09.TIF
Radiofax Schedule (DOS Text Version) hfhi.txt
Test/Map Symbols/General Notice PLBZ08.TIF
Internet File Names (This file) rfaxhi.txt
** Not transmitted via Honolulu radiofax but listed here for convenience

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Free eChart Viewers

This is the first step toward revising our 2013 article on this topic.

NOAA has announced the sunsetting of all paper charts and the associated raster navigation charts (RNC) beginning at the end of 2024. In short, starting sometime in early in 2025 we will all be using electronic navigational charts (ENC) and the new NOAA Custom Chart NCC printed versions of the ENC.

Starpath has made a custom link that is easy to remember that takes you to the place you can download free echarts in either the ENC vector format or in the more accustomed graphic RNC format, which are exact images of the paper charts.


If you are new to echarts you might not have a program to view these with, but there are several excellent free options available that can be used either permanently or until you choose a specific commercial version.  Also even if you do not intend to use ECS (electronic charting system) for your own primary navigation, these days it is only prudent to have all the charts you might ever need at hand as a backup. Even not using them for primary underway navigation, they are still the best way to layout a safe route, which can then be transferred to your active GPS via a GPX file.


Sample of the online NOAA ENC Viewer

There are hundreds of computer and tablet programs that display echarts in some form and also accept a GPS signal for moving map navigation. Together this is called an electronic navigation system (ECS).

To clarify our shortlist amongst these hundreds, we have these criteria:

(1) Must show either or both official RNC and official ENC.  A large number of these commercial ECS use third party vector charts that they produce themselves based on the official charts. These can be quite good and the products cost effective, but they are not included here.  A popular example of these would be the many Navionics products.

(2) Must be truly free, not just a temporary demo. Most all of the commercial products include some free demo period that serves to show the unique features they offer, and indeed it is worth checking out a few contenders. Prices range from $50 to $2,000 or so, with several popular products in the $300 to $500 range (Coastal Explorer, Time Zero, WinGPS, to mention just a couple we are familiar with.)

(3) Must be stand alone product for PC or Mac or mobile device. Thus we do not count several online viewers, notably the NOAA viewer for ENC and their NOAA viewer for RNC. Click the (i) icon on the ENC viewer to get into a cursor pick mode... either for a spot or region. These are essentially the same viewers we see at their chart selection options (see starpath.com/getcharts).

(4) We are not requiring live GPS functionality, just chart viewing, and we are not requiring coverage of encrypted ENCs or RNCs sold by other nations. These are called S-63 format ENC, whereas we are restricting to S-57 ENC.

In the original 2013 version of this article we had a list of over 20 products, and for now I will just leave these links here at the end, many of which are defunct. Two popular ones, Fugawi and Polar View, ended support in 2019. Memory Map Navigator is still a fine product, but no longer has a free version—we used Memory Map for very many years in our courses, before the time that OpenCPN developed. Memory Map was one of the first ever echart programs, in that it formed the basis for what is nominally the first one from MapTech, years ago. The other few left on the list also no longer have a free version.

In these old days, the free versions were often called "voyage planners" in that they would show the charts and let us set up routes and so on, but no live GPS. These seem to be gone now—I suspect largely pushed aside by OpenCPN and qtVlm, which have become such a powerful programs.

For now the shortlist that meets our criteria is so far:

(1) qtVlm  is an amazing full function free navigation program, well documented,  with many sophisticated features including optimum sailboat routing, tides and currents, Gribbed weather and ocean forecasts download and display, and georeferenced graphic image import. Its interface and presentation of the ENC objects and attributes is one of the best. There is Mac, PC, and Linux versions.  

The name "qtVlm" comes from Vlm standing for Virtual Loup-de-mer, which is an online sailboat racing simulator that can be used to participate in actual live races, such as Sydney-Hobart, Transpac and many other global races. There are over 12,000 participants. The "qt" part means it is developed using the Qt cross platform software tool—as such, I believe the convention is to pronounce this "Cute VLM."


Sample ENC viewed in qtVlm

(2) OpenCPN is a full fledged navigation program for both Mac and PC, plus Linux and Raspberry Pi, although some plugins are still PC only. It shows RNC and ENC and does a good job on the ENC presentation, but there are still a few minor things that are not quite standard, some intentionally so.


Sample ENC  viewed in OpenCPN

(3) SeeMyENC  offers A standard display is seen in this product from  Sevencs.  This is not a navigation program and it will not show RNC, but it does show all the S-57 objects and attributes of the ENC along with an chart viewing interface that is essentially ECDIS type compliant. The German company Sevencs is a world leader in both charting software and chart production.


Sample ENC viewed in SeeMyENC

I will come back to this shortly to see if we can find any more (from the list below), and also discuss the Caris product called Easy View that meets our requirements, but has rather a steeper learning curve. It will show both RNC and ENC, but is more oriented toward investigating the structure of the ENC file itself than a navigation chart resource.

Below are links from the original 2013 version of this article. I will come back to check these and finish this new version. Most of these are gone now... and since then we have our book on ENCs




—db, July 23, 2020

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Global Navigation Software Co

Maptech

The CAPN

GPSNavX

Fugawi Marine

Caris Easy View

SeaClear

PolarView

Memory Map

Bluewater Racing

ScanNav

OpenCPN

EarthNC

Tiki Navigator

In 2013 NOAA presented  this list for Mobile readers, but this is even rather more of a black box, as this industry is changing rapidly. Their list is just a fraction of readers, and the functionality is very diverse. Nevertheless,  this remains a very exciting and promising aspect of modern marine navigation.

EarthNC (iOS /Android)

iNavX (iOS)

GeoGarage Mobile (iOS)

MX Mariner (Android)

Gps Nautical Charts (Blackberry/Android)

SEAiq Mobile Marine  (iOS)


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There is also this list and note at NOAA (in 2013), which is directed toward ENC software, but there is no reference to free or demo:

"The following corporations/organizations offer a number of charting related products that may provide useful important information. This listing is provided as a public service for information only and neither the Office of Coast Survey nor the Government endorse any of the products or services provided by these corporations/organizations. Please note the links connect to Web pages outside of the Office of Coast Survey Web site."

Free ENC Viewers


Systems that use ENCs

ECDIS Systems

ENC Information


ENC Production Software and Tools