Fig.: Linux program for PC NAVTEX PC
Jürgen from the Segeln-Forum took the trouble to create a Linux program for reading out the data for NASA's PC NAVTEX USB. The PC NAVTEX program is used to display NAVTEX messages that are sent with the NAVTEX receiver "PC NAVTEX USB” of the company NASA were received. The data is transferred via the serial interface. Common USB/serial adapters can be used for this under Linux.
Fig.: PC NAVTEX USB
In contrast to the original software that runs under Windows, this program runs under Linux. It can be used both on a PC and on single-board computers such as the Paspberry Pi. Incoming messages are stored in a SQLITE database. The program has filters for displayed messages, identifier of the sending station, identifier of the message subject, max. age of the message, max. length of the list. When the program starts, the messages stored in the receiver are read. Messages that are currently arriving are displayed immediately.
The source code of the program is available on GitHub: https://github.com/juerec/pc-navtex/
Installation for Raspberry Pi