Weather information sources 2

When your are sailing near the coast, weather forecasts can be received from certain National Weather Broadcast Frequencies on VHF radio. The broadcasting range is usually up to 40 nautical miles.
When you are sailing offshore you can use a Navtex receiver to obtain meteorological forecasts and warnings at a distance of up to 400 nautical miles. Also, a Single Side Band weather fax receiver can be of great assistance. Under the right conditions it has a reception range of 6000 miles. In addition, you may utilize the satellite communication system to receive vital weather information.