The FAX208A can be programmed for completely automatic, hands-off operation; it is even 'smart' enough to scan all frequencies for any particular station and then select the one which will give you the best picture!
The FAX208A has another unique feature in that it is the only marine FAX receiver which can incorporate a built-in NAVTEX receiver module which is just as intelligent as the FAX portion of the system. More and more NAVTEX transmitting stations are coming on the air around the world to provide automatic updating of weather and safety conditions in local areas
While FAX signals are being received, if an urgent NAVTEX message is received the FAX will suspend operation and allow the NAVTEX message to take command. Otherwise, normal NAVTEX messages will be stored in the background for later printing after the FAX has finished.
The optional broadband active antenna is available to provide reception for FAX and NAVTEX transmissions with use of a short backstay or 2.6m whip antenna.