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msg-1 hrit

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

hello everyone,

Thanks to davids msg-1 program i can actually see pictures wow.. trying to understand the data msg-1 hrit updates every 15 minutes with eight files per 15 minutes, my question is are these files filtered different and can they be combined to give a colour image?

many thanks


Help!!! metop

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

Hello everyone

i have now installed eku and tellicast and am receiving data channels and am receiving data channels 1,2,3 i am receiving loads of files into the received folder, and am trying daves metop manager pointing to that directory do i have to load each individual file into the program as if i try to open a chunk list it cannot find anything?
im confused.

thanks all


Windows7

Prem Holdaway <phold@...>
 

hi David, Thank you for your information on getting things working. I still have to keep renewing the IP address when I reboot though. For some reason windows uses its own address. Even though 192.168.238.238 is still in the settings.

I wonder if anybody else is having this problem and if not, how did you manage to correct it.

Prem Holdaway
phold@ukonline.co.uk
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Re: Signal Quality

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 12/05/2009 08:56:40 GMT Daylight Time,
errect00@yahoo.co.uk writes:

i an using the new dvb usb2 box from geo shop i think it may be i am not
on 9 degrees east exactly for eurobird 9


Hi,

Signal quality is the important reading and should be optimised by accurate
alignment of the dish and LNB skew.
The signal strength readout is really only helpful for initial satellite
finding dish alignment.

I think you are receiving the media broadcast colour bars test card so you
could very gently tweak the dish alignment and LNB skew (not at the same
time) for maximum signal quality readout.

Regards,
John.


Re: New user with missed packets problems

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

angusperfect wrote:
[]
Arne,
I finally got round to trying the v2.8A Skystar PCI card with 4.5.0
drivers,Client v5.5 disk etc, in an old pc with a Celeron 1.3ghz
processor, 512mbyte ram, an old 40 Gbyte disk and windows XP SP3. Can
you believe it!-It works with no lost packets and no lost segments!!
I still have no idea why it didn't work in the other PC, but at least
I now have a useable system.
Thanks for your help,
Angus
Angus,

Yes, I can believe it! In the past, with EUMETCast, we have sometimes found that Intel processors (and chipsets) to better than AMD in certain circumstances, although it's been difficult (if not impossible) to tie such circumstances down. Similarly, some systems seem to cause problems.

It would therefore be interesting to see a comparison between your working and non-working systems:

- processor
- memory
- motherboard
- chipset
- memory
- disk size and connection
- network connection
- operating system
- DVB connection
- CPU load
- memory load

and anything else you can think of!

Cheers,
David
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: New user with missed packets problems

angusperfect <angusperfect@...>
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "a_van_belle" <a.van.belle@...> wrote:

Sorry Angus,

I have no experience with this 2.8 version.

In a final attempt you could try removing drivers once more, and put the card in the other PCI slot and install drivers again.

Good luck,
Arne van Belle
Arne,
I finally got round to trying the v2.8A Skystar PCI card with 4.5.0 drivers,Client v5.5 disk etc, in an old pc with a Celeron 1.3ghz processor, 512mbyte ram, an old 40 Gbyte disk and windows XP SP3. Can you believe it!-It works with no lost packets and no lost segments!!
I still have no idea why it didn't work in the other PC, but at least I now have a useable system.
Thanks for your help,
Angus


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Prem Holdaway wrote:
Thanks for the information David. I wondered why everytime I
rebooted, windows was allocating a totally different IP address.
You must define the card's IP address yourself, as the default in Windows (XP, Vista, 7) is for DHCP address allocation.

Even though my manually entered one was still showing. I will give
this a try. Will also pass on all my findings to Eumetsat, along
with the reply from TechniSat.
Yes, do so, although I've already told the guys about your work.

I also wonder if it is worth passing
some of this on to Microsoft. As I think setting up a route is
something that windows 7 should do even if it needs to get input from
the user. Especially as this is an RC and may save Microsoft some
hard-working the end. And any users that do not know the workaround.
The more people that are using Windows 7 and get on to Microsoft
about problems may force them to correct things.

Now going to swap my disc back to windows 7.

Prem Holdaway
Well, it seems that Vista and Windows-7 are different to XP in this respect, so I don't see it as a Win-7 specific issue, but still worth reporting, I agree.

By the way - I've found that NTP timekeeping seems better with the SkyStar PCI card than with the DVB World USB box, but that possibly the USB box misses fewer packets, in spite of using software PID filtering which imposes a slightly higher CPU load.

Oh, and I see we've just had another missed-packets event across Europe. Makes it difficult for me to look for a zero-loss result!

Cheers,
David
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

Prem Holdaway <phold@...>
 

Thanks for the information David. I wondered why everytime I rebooted,
windows was allocating a totally different IP address. Even though my
manually entered one was still showing. I will give this a try. Will also
pass on all my findings to Eumetsat, along with the reply from TechniSat. I
also wonder if it is worth passing some of this on to Microsoft. As I think
setting up a route is something that windows 7 should do even if it needs to
get input from the user. Especially as this is an RC and may save Microsoft
some hard-working the end. And any users that do not know the workaround.
The more people that are using Windows 7 and get on to Microsoft about
problems may force them to correct things.

Now going to swap my disc back to windows 7.

Prem Holdaway
phold@ukonline.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MSG-1@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
David J Taylor
Sent: 11 May 2009 10:22
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?


Prem Holdaway wrote:
[]
I found you only need to install the 4.3.0a drivers and then install
the
4.5.0a software you do not need to install the 4.3.Oa Software.
Ah, that's help to know.

Below is the e-mail received from TechniSat, after informing them of
my procedure.
[]
Though our newest skynetBDA.sys - drivers should work already with
windows7 when installing those manually (from the folder "BDA") - we
are working on that.
[]

Excellent, I'm sure that TechniSat will come up with the goods, although
I'm unsure from what Arne said whether the BDA drivers do network
as well.
With a name like "skynetBDS.sys" you would expect so!

The only problem I have so far is I cannot get away from the yellow
T. as far as I can tell everything else seems to be working correctly.

Back to trying to get a white T.

Prem Holdaway
I passed your earlier information onto EUMETSAT, so I'll forward your new
notes as well.

Yellow/White T-icon.

Did you add the permanent route as I found was required for Vista?

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html#route

I found that on Windows-7 RC I had to reboot after using that route
command. Is the network address of the DVB card correct? I'm guessing
you have already checked all of this, but I know how easy it is to
overlook things!

Cheers,
David
--
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


R: Re: Signal Quality

scsebnic@libero.it <scsebnic@...>
 

Hi All,
your SNR&amp;Quality values seem to be similar to mine:
http://www.scsebnic.net/SITO_PAN/www/mrtg/panlab_01_snr.html
My station is located in Northern Italy (Piedmont), on the top of the roof of a 6 floors flat block, having a perfect clear horizon.
My new dvb card is a DVB World USB2 box from GEO (last April 2009)
Arne, David and Jhon, very kindly, supported me suggesting how to test my station setup.
The dish pointing and LNB skew, verified by me with the help of my TV technician, seem to be compliance with Eumetsat indications
Moereover, my old SkyStar V2.6D, mounted on board the "retired" receiver PCI, give me Quality 60% and Strenght 89% (same 85cm dish, LNB and cables)
At today (1 month after installing the new dvb card) I have not experienced segment/signal losses, even in worst weather conditions.
Ciao
Nicola


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----Messaggio originale---- Da: errect00@yahoo.co.uk Data: 12/05/2009 9.56 A: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com> Ogg: [MSG-1] Re: Signal Quality




hello john, i an using the new dvb usb2 box from geo shop i think it may be i am not on 9 degrees east exactly for eurobird 9 regards --- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, geojohnt@... wrote: > > > In a message dated 10/05/2009 12:16:09 GMT Daylight Time, > errect00@... writes: > > Quick piece of advice please i am running a 90cm dish with a universal > 0.1db lnb low loss cable and a dvb usb2 box when i lock onto the correct TP i > get 100% signal stength but cannot get above 59% signal quality even when > slewing the lnb this does not change, > > > Hi, > > As Arne says if you are not seeing any errors there may not be a problem. > > However, I am in SW London and using an 85 cm dish and 0.2 dB LNB into a > DVBWorld USB box and get signal strength 70% and signal quality 100%. > > I am surprised at your read-outs - which DVB box are you using. > > Regards, > John. > >


Re: Signal Quality

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

hello john,

i an using the new dvb usb2 box from geo shop i think it may be i am not on 9 degrees east exactly for eurobird 9

regards

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, geojohnt@... wrote:


In a message dated 10/05/2009 12:16:09 GMT Daylight Time,
errect00@... writes:

Quick piece of advice please i am running a 90cm dish with a universal
0.1db lnb low loss cable and a dvb usb2 box when i lock onto the correct TP i
get 100% signal stength but cannot get above 59% signal quality even when
slewing the lnb this does not change,


Hi,

As Arne says if you are not seeing any errors there may not be a problem.

However, I am in SW London and using an 85 cm dish and 0.2 dB LNB into a
DVBWorld USB box and get signal strength 70% and signal quality 100%.

I am surprised at your read-outs - which DVB box are you using.

Regards,
John.






Re: Signal Quality

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 10/05/2009 12:16:09 GMT Daylight Time,
errect00@yahoo.co.uk writes:

Quick piece of advice please i am running a 90cm dish with a universal
0.1db lnb low loss cable and a dvb usb2 box when i lock onto the correct TP i
get 100% signal stength but cannot get above 59% signal quality even when
slewing the lnb this does not change,


Hi,

As Arne says if you are not seeing any errors there may not be a problem.

However, I am in SW London and using an 85 cm dish and 0.2 dB LNB into a
DVBWorld USB box and get signal strength 70% and signal quality 100%.

I am surprised at your read-outs - which DVB box are you using.

Regards,
John.


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

Prem Holdaway <phold@...>
 

David wrote:


What a palaver!

- device was already recognised
- Device Manager to get the 4.3.0a drivers
- reboot
- install 4.3.0a software
- reboot
- Device Manager to pick up 4.5.0a drivers
- install 4.5.0a software
- it uninstalls the 4.3.0a software
- reboot
- no Server4PC.exe, setup4PC.exe
- realise I need to install the 4.5.0a software
- add the EUMETSAT patches for Eurobird-9
- reconnect the antenna
- it works!

Thanks for your help. I do expect that at least some of the steps above
weren't required, and that by the time Windows-7 is released it will be
much simpler.

Cheers,
David
--
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com
I found you only need to install the 4.3.0a drivers and then install the
4.5.0a software you do not need to install the 4.3.Oa Software.

The only problem I have so far is I cannot get away from the yellow T. as
far as I can tell everything else seems to be working correctly.

Below is the e-mail received from TechniSat, after informing them of my
procedure.
Dear sir,

many thanks for your information.
We handed your expierience over to our development department.

Though our newest skynetBDA.sys - drivers should work already with windows7
when installing those manually (from the folder "BDA") - we are working on
that.

Best regards
Hartmut Dockhorn

Support Team

TechniSat Digital S.A.
Mediacenter Betzdorf
11, rue Pierre Werner
6832 Betzdorf
Luxembourg

Back to trying to get a white T.

Prem Holdaway
phold@ukonline.co.uk


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Prem Holdaway wrote:
[]
I found you only need to install the 4.3.0a drivers and then install
the
4.5.0a software you do not need to install the 4.3.Oa Software.
Ah, that's help to know.

Below is the e-mail received from TechniSat, after informing them of
my procedure.
[]
Though our newest skynetBDA.sys - drivers should work already with
windows7 when installing those manually (from the folder "BDA") - we
are working on that.
[]

Excellent, I'm sure that TechniSat will come up with the goods, although I'm unsure from what Arne said whether the BDA drivers do network as well. With a name like "skynetBDS.sys" you would expect so!

The only problem I have so far is I cannot get away from the yellow
T. as far as I can tell everything else seems to be working correctly.

Back to trying to get a white T.

Prem Holdaway
I passed your earlier information onto EUMETSAT, so I'll forward your new notes as well.

Yellow/White T-icon.

Did you add the permanent route as I found was required for Vista?

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html#route

I found that on Windows-7 RC I had to reboot after using that route command. Is the network address of the DVB card correct? I'm guessing you have already checked all of this, but I know how easy it is to overlook things!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: FSD Missing Segments

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

brekaman wrote:
[]
Hi David,
Thanks for taking time to reply my email. You are always there aren't
you :o)
No comment, Rob! I'm always torn between trying to help, and waiting for someone else to answer.

Saw the previous mails on the Satsignal group but mine is not the
same! By the way, Sorry if I mislead Roland, forgot all about AVHRR
and Metop Manager for NOAA 19.Got my directories in order,also
checked my system limits, I am also running the beta update on MSG
Data Manager, one thing however that I tried what's different, I
downloaded the latest drivers from Technisat, Ver 4.5.0. Could this
be the problem? My tellicast is ver 2.4.4.b. maybe I need the new
disk from Eumetsat? Anyway, I'm happy with my APT for the moment and
soon HRPT so no worries, just preparing things for my next move. Hope
to see you all at Guildford for the GEO conference. Best Wishes
Rob
I'm using the 4.5.0 drivers on an XP system with TelliCast 2.4.4B, and the 4.5.0a drivers on a Windows-7 RC system with TelliCast 2.4.4 a, and neither show any FSD loss.

If you use the Tools, Missing Segments Report on the MSG Data Manager, is it just the FSD which shows as missing?

Looking forward to meeting with everyone at Guildford.
http://www.geo-web.org.uk/sym09.html

Cheers,
David
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: FSD Missing Segments

Robert Denton
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...> wrote:


Rob,

Didn't Robert Moore report a similar problem recently on the SatSignal
group. Cured by a PC reboot, IIRC? Andrew Hall also report and FSD
problem, but was part faulty source data, and part fixed by an MSG Data
Manager update.

What versions of the SkyStar and TelliCast software are you using? There
has been a recent update to the MSG Data Manager to improve performance on
FSD, so it would be worth trying the beta.

Are you separating out all the data into different directories with your
recv-channels.ini? Do you have the tmp_directory specified in the
[parameters] section of your recv.ini, and have the tmp_directory on the
same partition (disk drive) as all the receiving directories? I guess you
must be if you can turn off GAC data to sure the problem! If the problem
persists, I suggest reporting it to EUMETSAT as it seems strange that two
people are having a similar, but quite unusual, problem.

Obviously, you should be checking for any system limits such as memory,
CPU, network I/O and disk space.

Cheers,
David
Hi David,
Thanks for taking time to reply my email. You are always there aren't you :o)
Saw the previous mails on the Satsignal group but mine is not the same! By the way, Sorry if I mislead Roland, forgot all about AVHRR and Metop Manager for NOAA 19.Got my directories in order,also checked my system limits, I am also running the beta update on MSG Data Manager, one thing however that I tried what's different, I downloaded the latest drivers from Technisat, Ver 4.5.0. Could this be the problem? My tellicast is ver 2.4.4.b. maybe I need the new disk from Eumetsat? Anyway, I'm happy with my APT for the moment and soon HRPT so no worries, just preparing things for my next move. Hope to see you all at Guildford for the GEO conference.
Best Wishes
Rob


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Ian Deans wrote:
I tried running Tellique under C:&#92; but try as I may it would not let
me make alterations to recv. ini or recv-channels.ini. As soon as I
tried to save the changes there was issues. However by that time I
had enough of trying to get Eumetcast to work on windows 7, so did
not persevere.

Now back up running on Vista, which I like even more now !!!

Regards
Ian.
Ian,

What I do at the very start is to create C:&#92;Tools&#92;, and set the security to allow everyone full control. I use that for programs where you need to edit the .INI file, as it's less confusing than the Vista directory virtualisation.

On the last couple of installations I've cone, I've created a directory C:&#92;EUMETCast&#92;, granted everyone full control, and installed the TelliCast software there. On the Windows XP install, it was a single HD, so I put the received directories under C:&#92;EUMETCast&#92;, so I have entries in rev-channels.ini like:

[EUMETSAT Data Channel 1]
target_directory=received&#92;Data Channel 1

[EUMETSAT Data Channel 2]
target_directory=received&#92;Data Channel 2

with, in recv.ini:

[parameters]
tmp_directory=temp

On the Windows-7 PC, there are two HDs, with a partition F: on the second HD, so I have:

[EUMETSAT Data Channel 1]
target_directory=F:&#92;EUMETCast&#92;received&#92;Data Channel 1

[EUMETSAT Data Channel 2]
target_directory=F:&#92;EUMETCast&#92;received&#92;Data Channel 2

with, in recv.ini:

[parameters]
tmp_directory=F:&#92;EUMETCast&#92;temp&#92;

My view at the moment is that if Vista works for you, no need to upgrade. Obviously, what I want to be sure about is that Windows-7 doesn't break any aspect of EUMETCast reception or processing.

Cheers,
David
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Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: FSD Missing Segments

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

brekaman wrote:
Good Morning all,(and the spies, personal joke)
As most of you know I prefer direct reception but recently decided to
prepare Tellicast again for my next qth, after a disk wipe and
installing a Genuine XP Pro upgrade (well it had to happen one day) I
noticed many missing segments on my FSD tab. Being the curious mind
that I am, I tried several experiments to see if I could eliminate
the problem,and finally succeeded by stopping my GAC data. Now, my
question is this - I checked my PC performance & specs and they seem
more than ample to handle the data,even though it's only a Pentium 4
3.4Ghz the memory is also sufficient (2Gb) so what is holding up the
data? I'm aware anti-virus can be a problem slowing things down but
tests show it's not the case,I use a RAM disk with tmp file of 80 Mb
which never fills up, Could it be that the PCI card is too slow?
(v2.6d)Or maybe it's my old IDE hard disk? But again, resources are
showing good. It would be nice to have the GAC data as well. On this
dedicated RX machine I run Data Manager Ch2,9 and 12, with all FSD
inc FY2C data, another copy of data manager for Rapid scan again ch
2,9 and 12 but with no other channels.AVHRR manager and Sometimes I
run Animator, I use a second machine for processing the AVHRR data
and direct APT reception.
I would have thought with not running LRIT and all the fancy
by-products and only 3 HRIT channels that things would be sufficient.
My curious radio ham mind wants me to get it running perfectly, so
I'm open to suggestions as to what else to try from the experienced
in this field.
Yours Humbly with Best Wishes
Rob.
Rob,

Didn't Robert Moore report a similar problem recently on the SatSignal group. Cured by a PC reboot, IIRC? Andrew Hall also report and FSD problem, but was part faulty source data, and part fixed by an MSG Data Manager update.

What versions of the SkyStar and TelliCast software are you using? There has been a recent update to the MSG Data Manager to improve performance on FSD, so it would be worth trying the beta.

Are you separating out all the data into different directories with your recv-channels.ini? Do you have the tmp_directory specified in the [parameters] section of your recv.ini, and have the tmp_directory on the same partition (disk drive) as all the receiving directories? I guess you must be if you can turn off GAC data to sure the problem! If the problem persists, I suggest reporting it to EUMETSAT as it seems strange that two people are having a similar, but quite unusual, problem.

Obviously, you should be checking for any system limits such as memory, CPU, network I/O and disk space.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

Ian Deans <isdeans1.-_@...>
 

I tried running Tellique under C:&#92; but try as I may it would not let me make alterations to recv. ini or recv-channels.ini. As soon as I tried to save the changes there was issues. However by that time I had enough of trying to get Eumetcast to work on windows 7, so did not persevere.

Now back up running on Vista, which I like even more now !!!

Regards
Ian.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?


Ian Deans wrote:
Correct - part of the reason I recommend using C:&#92;Tools&#92; rather than
C:&#92;Program Files&#92; and leaving UAC enabled even on Vista.
Cheers,
David
--


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Ian Deans wrote:
On Vista I run with UAC OFF so program files are not an issue.
However on Windows 7 although UAC is more user friendly, you cannot
switch it off, so there might have been an issue with using the
program files directories.
Correct - part of the reason I recommend using C:&#92;Tools&#92; rather than C:&#92;Program Files&#92; and leaving UAC enabled even on Vista.

mstdefrag version 3 ran fine as did Kaspersky Internet Security. The
Dexatek box also ran without issues.
Thanks for those reports.

I did not like running an operating system that does not have a mail
client, although you can download that from windows live. Did not
have much time to look at anything but Eumetcast, but I wasn't all
that impressed with what I saw.

Regards
Ian
Just download the Windows Live mail - it installs and looks very similar to Outlook Express and Vista mail, and handles both e-mail and newsgroups. It can import your existing settings as well. I've found that Windows-7 builds on Vista, and it's easy to use. Seems to perform as well, too. I'll update on progress with the PCI card in due course, now it's working OK.

Cheers,
David
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FSD Missing Segments

Robert Denton
 

Good Morning all,(and the spies, personal joke)
As most of you know I prefer direct reception but recently decided to prepare Tellicast again for my next qth, after a disk wipe and installing a Genuine XP Pro upgrade (well it had to happen one day) I noticed many missing segments on my FSD tab. Being the curious mind that I am, I tried several experiments to see if I could eliminate the problem,and finally succeeded by stopping my GAC data. Now, my question is this - I checked my PC performance & specs and they seem more than ample to handle the data,even though it's only a Pentium 4 3.4Ghz the memory is also sufficient (2Gb) so what is holding up the data? I'm aware anti-virus can be a problem slowing things down but tests show it's not the case,I use a RAM disk with tmp file of 80 Mb which never fills up, Could it be that the PCI card is too slow? (v2.6d)Or maybe it's my old IDE hard disk? But again, resources are showing good. It would be nice to have the GAC data as well.
On this dedicated RX machine I run Data Manager Ch2,9 and 12, with all FSD inc FY2C data, another copy of data manager for Rapid scan again ch 2,9 and 12 but with no other channels.AVHRR manager and Sometimes I run Animator, I use a second machine for processing the AVHRR data and direct APT reception.
I would have thought with not running LRIT and all the fancy by-products and only 3 HRIT channels that things would be sufficient.
My curious radio ham mind wants me to get it running perfectly, so I'm open to suggestions as to what else to try from the experienced in this field.
Yours Humbly with Best Wishes
Rob.

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