Re: Newbie lost already....

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺

cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello everyone,
just to introduce myself my name is marc my work involves a lot of
flying and my hobbie is astronomy all weather related hence i want to
set myself up a weather station to monitor mainly cloud cover, i have
done a lot of homework on this and i think i know what i need excuse
me if i sound a bit dense on this but i think i need 85cm dish a lnb
on ku band a receiver be it internal card or external box,couple of
good pc's now this is where i get a bit confused i think i need the
EUMETSAT license and software this will give me a feed from MSG
satellite giving me 15 minute update imagery,now where i get confused
is i have read david taylor is the guru of weather software do i need
any other software to monitor cloud cover? and does it give any other
imformation apart from cloud cover?

many thanks for reading all
Welcome to the group!

You will find more information about receiving EUMETCast on the Group for Earth Observation's Web site:

and it's well worth becoming a member of GEO:

My own site has a guide as well, slightly dated now:

You can use either a single-PC or a dual-PC system. Dual is great if you have the resources, but with a well-configured single PC, as powerful as today's PCs are, you will likely get excellent results. Today, I would recommend the USB DVB Receiver box as sold by GEO - it works well and seems very reliable. A USB 2.0 hi-speed connection is required on your PC. You will need another USB port for the dongle which EUMETSAT provide to control data access - you buy this from EUMETSAT in conjunction with the TelliCast software.

Yes, my MSG Data Manager software will give you the basic images (other people also supply software), and there is additional data such as cloud-top height available once you have registered. Files from the TelliCast software are in an encoded and segmented format, hence the need for the MSG Data Manager. For amateurs and educational use, the data is free. The cloud-top-height data is sent in GRIB format, and I do offer a viewer for that format as well. Details on my Web site.

SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements

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