NAVTEX Pad lets you view NAVTEX and Radio Teletype (RTTY) marine weather transmissions on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Just set it near a radio (or for better quality decoding, connect a cable from the radio's audio output jack to the microphone jack), tune in a NAVTEX frequency (usually 518 kHz), and watch the transmissions.

NAVTEX weather and marine safety messages are transmitted from dozens of sites around the world. Now you can display these messages without buying a dedicated NAVTEX receiver.

Both BAUDOT and ASCII RTTY can also be decoded. The shift and baud can can be selected from the standard values.

You can also save your received text to view later, or transfer to your computer via iTunes.

Schedules of upcoming NAVTEX transmissions are available within the app, so you'll never miss one.

Visit the support page for step by step instructions for using the app:

Buy your copy of NAVTEX pad today, and never be without up to date marine weather information again.

What’s New

Version 1.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Updates for iOS 9.2.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

G4gene ,

Just a novelty

The least they could do is deliver it configured for US Navtext stations which are like most of the world, or with instructions for same, but no. The instructions just list the settings with barely enough detail that someone knowledgable about the technicalities of Navtext could figure the rest out. Does it work? Yeah, sort of, if you ever figure out the settings and are having a good day on the radio. But if you’re serious about receiving Navtext broadcasts, which means you’re offshore 200 miles or more, you wouldn’t want to be depending on this app for your weather. So far I’ve managed to receive about 50% of a Navtext broadcast and the novelty has worn off.

FadedLetter ,

Don't Waste Your Money

Used this app along with their HF fax program. Neither were able to decode. Not worth the money.

TacPac ,

Don’t bother

Fails to copy even small fragments of 45b/170Hz rtty correctly under pristine (lab) conditions.

App Privacy

The developer, Black Cat Systems, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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