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Item #: SpotCast Activation
Price: $20.00
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"I've used Spotcast all summer from Puget Sound to Petersburg, Alaska and the LeConte glacier. It was fun navigating our Dana 24 amongst the icebergs, and Spotcast provided Awesome weather service at a very reasonable price." Jim States

"We used your OCENS weather app while sailing over the summer with our InReach. It was wonderful and very accurate." Chuck Fromherz

SpotCast Extreme World-Wide Weather from OCENS

SMS-capable satellite phones with built-in GPS positioning possess the essential architecture to request weather content. However, their notoriously slow, low-bandwidth design has been an obstacle to weather delivery.  OCENS’ SpotCast Extreme world-wide weather breaks that barrier down. SpotCast Extreme is designed specifically for satellite phones and rapidly delivers well-crafted multi-period weather forecasts across several weather variables.

SpotCast Extreme leaves no corner of the earth uncovered. No matter where you find yourself on land or sea SpotCast will work through your SMS-capable satellite phone to provide weather information to you. No longer does a remote user need to face critical decisions affecting their enjoyment, job, safety or perhaps even life in a landscape empty of reliable weather information.

SpotCast--Weather forecasts, at your fingertips, anywhere on earth, in just minutes.

Each weather report delivered by OCENS consists of a short text message containing four (4) forecasts over a 24-hour period for where you are as well as where you are headed. Each forecast contains a time stamp (converted to your local time zone) and forecasts of six weather factors. Weather includes:

� SpotCast Weather on Iridium 9575
  • total inches (or mm) of precipitation during each 6 hour period,
  • surface pressure in mb,
  • % cloud cover,*
  • air temperature (F or C),
  • wind direction (true) and
  • wind speed in knots.
  • wind chill
  • heat index forecasts
  • type of precipitation expected,
    if it is to be snow, a range of expected snowfall amounts.
  • Sunrise/sunset
  • moon phase times

You can specify whether to report units of precipitation and temperature in US (default) or Metric measurements when you activate the service.

Reports are saved and viewed on your device as SMS messages.

OCENS allows you to choose between 24 hour, 48 hour, and 72 hour forecasts of the weather at any location.

  • 24 hour: A 24 hour forecast including a forecast for every 6 hours will be returned to you in a few minutes.
  • 48 hour: Two text messages are sent. The first message is for the first 24 hours at your location and a second for the following 24 hour period (hours 30 through 48).
  • 72 hour: Three text messages are sent including the two associated with the 48 hour plus a message covering hours 54 through 72.

Note that purchasing the 48 hour service allows you to request a 24 hour forecast or the 48 hour described above. Likewise, purchasing the 72 hour allows you to request a 24, 48 or 72 hour forecast at your discretion.

Optional Add-On Service

WaveCast provides wave and swell forecasts for any offshore location. Offshore is recognized as generally 30 to 60 miles off the beach. When added to your basic SpotCast service, wave and swell forecasts are automatically sent along with your SpotCasts whenever the OCENS weather servers determine you are offshore.

Forecast length (24, 48, or 72hr) for your WaveCasts match that which you have setup with your SpotCast service. WaveCast data includes wave and swell height, directions and period.

If requesting reports via OneMessage you have access to NOAA buoy and marine forecast as well.

* This factor not available on IsatPhone


Compatible Satellite Devices

  • Iridium Extreme 9575
  • Iridium GO!
  • Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro
  • Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro 2
  • inReach SE / Extreme
  • Thuraya devices
  • BIVY STICK
  • ZOLEO

Also works with OCENS OneMessage app! Click Here to find out more about OneMessage

If you have been assigned a voucher code and need to activate your SpotCast service CLICK HERE.


Download User Guide PDF

Fees:

    24 hour forecast: Unlimited number of forecasts per period.
  • $60 per year (Y24)
  • $6 per mth (M24)

    48 hour forecast: Unlimited number of forecasts per period.
  • $70 per year (Y48)
  • $7 per mth (M48)

    72 hour forecast: Unlimited number of forecasts per period.
  • $80 per year (Y72)
  • $8 per mth (M72)

There is a $20 activation fee per device.

WaveCast provides wave and swell forecasts for any offshore location. Offshore is recognized as generally 30 to 60 miles off the beach. When added to your basic SpotCast service, wave and swell forecasts are automatically sent along with your SpotCasts whenever the OCENS weather servers determine you are offshore.

Forecast length (24, 48, or 72hr) for your WaveCasts match that which you have setup with your SpotCast service. WaveCast data includes:

  • wd = wave direction
  • wh = wave height
  • wp = wave period
  • sd = swell direction
  • sh = swell height
  • sp = swell period

  • Retrieving with OCENS OneMessage App

    If you have a WaveCast subscription and you are using the OneMessage app to retrieve your forecasts, you have the added option to request NOAA marine zone text reports as well as NOAA buoy reports. You can request a specific marine forecast or buoy or just send in your location and we will send you the report form the closes zone or buoy. OneMessage does not have the text length limitations that other devices night have so you will get the full report. It is that easy!

    Examples of buoy and NOAA reports in OneMessage: