SpotCast Text Weather Service

SpotCast / WaveCast - Satellite Phone Weather Forecasts by Text

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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.

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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:

  • 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.

*Not available on IsatPhone

Customize Your Service

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.
WaveCast Add-On to SpotCast by OCENS

WaveCast Add-On

Wave and swell forecasts for any offshore location. When added to your basic SpotCast service, wave and swell forecasts are automatically sent along with your SpotCasts whenever you are offshore.

WaveCast Data Includes:

  • Wave and Swell Height, Directions and 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!

Compatible Satellite Devices

What Our Customers Are Saying

"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

"Everyone I have worked with at OCENS has been fantastic, helpful and extremely nice..."

Brian Scott

"Thank you very much for this first class reliable service of yours!"

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