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Pacific Ocean RADIOFAX Schedule

Products listed on this page are provided by the Ocean Prediction Center and the National Hurricane Center. The forecast area includes the North Pacific offshore and high seas waters. The products listed on this page are transmitted via high frequency (HF) through transmitters of the United States Coast Guard from Point Reyes, California. The shortwave HF signal is decoded by Weather FAX receivers onboard ships in the forecast area. The broadcast frequencies are listed below.

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NOAA National Weather Service Washington, D.C.
Radiofacsimile Schedule Transmitted Via U.S.C.G. Pt. Reyes, California (NMC)
3 November 2008

The current GMT/UTC/Zulu time is:  


The table below can be used to convert your local timezone to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Zulu (Z). They are all equivalent. See the page "What is UTC or GMT Time?" for more information.

Standard Time
Z difference Atlantic Eastern Central Mountain Pacific Alaska Hawaii
-4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10

Daylight Saving Time
Z difference Atlantic Eastern Central Mountain Pacific Alaska Hawaii
-3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 NA


Print Schedule valid as of November 3, 2008
Worldwide Radiofacsimile Broadcast Schedule PDF

**Note: Tropical Products listed are issued by the National Hurricane Center. Refer to the schedule from NHC or from the National Weather Service Headquarters with all products and links.

Note: There is a program called FTPmail which can be used to retrieve text messages/charts from the Ocean Prediction Center. The ftp server is maintained by the National Weather service and will retrieve any marine products available from any office of the National Weather Service.

Time Chart FTPMAIL ID Graphic Format Last Update
0140Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0143Z Satellite Picture (23N-60N, East of 150W) EVPN00 JPG 00:25Z Dec 18 2017
0154Z Satellite Picture (05N-55N, East of 180) EVPN01 JPG 00:20Z Dec 18 2017
0205Z Tropical Sea State Analysis (20S-30N, East of 145W)** PKFA88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0215Z Tropical 00/ 48Hr sfc fcst VT 00Z (20S-30N, East of 145W)** PYFI82 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0225Z Tropical 48Hr Wind/WV VT 12Z (20S-30N, East of 145W)** PWFI90 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0235Z Tropical 72Hr Wind/WV VT 12Z (20S-30N, East of 145W)** PWFK93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0245Z 00Z 500mb Analysis (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBA50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 02:15Z Dec 18 2017
0255Z 00Z Sea State Analysis (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBA99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 01:10Z Dec 18 2017
0305Z Prelim 00Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (20N-70N, 115W-175W) PYBA01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 03:03Z Dec 18 2017
0318Z Prelim 00Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (20N-70N, 175W-135E) PYBA02 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 03:03Z Dec 18 2017
0331Z Final 00Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (20N-70N, 115W-175W) PYBA01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 03:03Z Dec 18 2017
0344Z Final 00Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (20N-70N, 175W-135E) PYBA02 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 03:03Z Dec 18 2017
0357Z Tropical Cyclone Danger Area (00N-40N, 80W-180)
Transmitted May 15th through November 30th)**or High Wind/Waves
  TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0408Z 00Z Tropical Surface Analysis (20S-30N, East of 145W)**   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0655Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0657Z 96Hr 500mb Forecast  VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBM50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:29Z Dec 17 2017
0707Z 96Hr Surface Forecast VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBM99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:23Z Dec 17 2017
0717Z 96Hr Wind&Wave VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBM98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:54Z Dec 17 2017
0727Z 96Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction/Ice Accretion VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBM88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 16:19Z Dec 17 2017
0737Z Tropical Satellite Picture (05N-32N, East of 130W) EVPN07 JPG 06:32Z Dec 18 2017
0748Z 06Z Wind/Wave Analysis (18N-62N, East of 157W) PWBB88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 06:37Z Dec 18 2017
0758Z 24Hr 500mb VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBE50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 05:28Z Dec 18 2017
0808Z 24Hr Surface VT 00Z (18N-62N, E of 157W) PPBE00 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 05:27Z Dec 18 2017
0818Z 24Hr Wind&WV/Ice Accretion VT 00Z (18N-62N, E of 157W) PWBE98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 04:35Z Dec 18 2017
0828Z 48Hr 500mb VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBI50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 05:29Z Dec 18 2017
0838Z 48Hr Surface VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBI98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 05:32Z Dec 18 2017
0848Z 48Hr Wind&WV/Ice Accretion VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBI98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 05:49Z Dec 18 2017
0858Z 48Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction VT 00Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBI88 TIF|GIF| B/W GIF 04:16Z Dec 18 2017
0908Z Satellite Picture (05N-55N, East of 180) EVPN06 JPG 06:23Z Dec 18 2017
0919Z 06Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (20N-70N, 115W-175W) PYBA03 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 08:49Z Dec 18 2017
0932Z 06Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (20N-70N, 175W-135E) PYBA04 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 08:49Z Dec 18 2017
0945Z 06Z Tropical Surface Analysis (20S-30N, East of 145W)**   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0959Z Tropical 00Z / 24Hr Wind&WV VT (20S-30N, East of 145W) **   TIF|B/W GIF  
1009Z Tropical Danger Area (00N-40N, 80W - 180)** or High Wind/Waves   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1120Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1124Z Broadcast Schedule Part 1 PLBZ01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1135Z Broadcast Schedule Part 2 PLBZ02 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1146Z Request For Comments PLBZ03 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1157Z Product Notice Bulletin PLBZ04 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1208Z Tropical 48Hr Wind&WV (20S-30N, East of 145W)**   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1218Z Tropical 72Hr Wind&WV (20S-30N, East of 145W)**   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1228Z Tropical 48Hr Wave Period&Direction (20S-30N, East of 145W)**   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1400Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1403Z Satellite Picture (23N-60N, East of 150W) EVPN13 JPG 12:25Z Dec 17 2017
1414Z Satellite Picture (05N-55N, East of 180) EVPN12 JPG 12:10Z Dec 17 2017
1425Z Tropical Sea State Analysis (20S-30N, East of 145W)**   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1435Z Tropical 48Hr Sfc Fcsts VT 00Z (20S-30N, East of 145W)**   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1445Z 12Z 500 mb Analysis PBBA51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 14:15Z Dec 17 2017
1455Z 12Z Wind/Wave Analysis (18N-62N, E of 157W) PWBA89 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 13:17Z Dec 17 2017
1505Z Prelim 12Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (20N-70N, 115W-175W) PYBA05 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 15:12Z Dec 17 2017
1518Z Prelim 12Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (20N-70N, 175W-135E) PYBA06 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 15:12Z Dec 17 2017
1531Z Final 12Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (20N-70N, 115W-175W) PYBA05 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 15:12Z Dec 17 2017
1544Z Final 12Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (20N-70N, 175W-135E) PYBA06 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 15:12Z Dec 17 2017
1557Z Tropical Danger Area (00N-40N, 80W - 180)** PWFK90 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1608Z 12Z  Tropical Surface Analysis (20S -30N, East of 145W)**      
1840Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1842Z SST Analysis (40N-53N, East of 136W) PTBA88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:46Z Dec 17 2017
1852Z SST Analysis (23N-60N, East of 150W) PTBA89 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:47Z Dec 17 2017
1902Z Satellite Picture (05N-32N, East of 130W) EVPN08 JPG 18:35Z Dec 17 2017
1913Z 18Z Wind/Wave Analysis (18N-62N, East of 157W) PWBD89 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:47Z Dec 17 2017
1923Z 24Hr 500mb VT 12Z (18N-62N, East of 157W) PPBE51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:28Z Dec 17 2017
1933Z 24Hr Surface VT 12Z (18N-62N, East of 157W) PPBE01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:47Z Dec 17 2017
1943Z 24Hr Wind&WV/Ice Accretion VT 12Z (18N-62N, East of 157W) PWBE99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:15Z Dec 17 2017
1953Z 48Hr 500 mb VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBI51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:29Z Dec 17 2017
2003Z 48Hr Surface VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBI99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:37Z Dec 17 2017
2013Z 48Hr Wind&WV/Ice Accretion VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBI99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:17Z Dec 17 2017
2023Z 48Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBI89 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 16:17Z Dec 17 2017
2033Z 96Hr 500mb Forecast  VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PPBM50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:29Z Dec 17 2017
2043Z 96Hr Surface Forecast VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PWBM99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:23Z Dec 17 2017
2053Z 96Hr Wind&Wave/Ice Accretion VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBM98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:54Z Dec 17 2017
2103Z 96Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction VT 12Z (20N-70N, 115W-135E) PJBM88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 16:19Z Dec 17 2017
2113Z Satellite Picture (05N-55N, East of 180) EVPN18 JPG 18:10Z Dec 17 2017
2124Z 18Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (20N-70N, 115W-175W) PYBA07 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 21:06Z Dec 17 2017
2137Z 18Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (20N-70N, 175W-135E) PYBA08 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 21:06Z Dec 17 2017
2150Z 18Z Tropical Surface Analysis (20S-30N, East of 145W)**      
2204Z Tropical 12Z/24 Hr Wind&WV (20S-30N, East of 145W)**   TIF|GIF  
2214Z Tropical Danger Area (00N-40N, 80W - 180)**   TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
2320Z Test Pattern PZZZ93 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
2324Z Broadcast Schedule Part 1 PLBZ01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
2335Z Broadcast Schedule Part 2 PLBZ02 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
2346Z Tropical 48Hr Wave Period&Direction (20S-30N, East of 145W)**      
2356Z Tropical 72Hr Wave Period&Direction (20S-30N, East of 145W)**      

 

Contractions: VT=VALID TIME, WV=Wave, Bul=Bulletin, Hr=Hour, Prelim=Preliminary

Assigned Frequencies(KHZ):
Day = 8682, 12786, 17151.2, 22527 kHz
Night = 4346, 8682, 12786, 17151.2 kHz
For Carrier Frequency Subtract 1.9 kHz

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