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Re: Problems with SkyStar card

Trevor David <tdavid@...>
 

Hi

Can you tell us what the upgrade is supposed to do? apart from giving problems.

If this card runs that hot then I would assume that there is a design fault with it. In my past life (as a QA auditer for MoD) when working any thing that run that hot for it to stop working would have been rejected and a new design required.

Trevor

----- Original Message -----
From: John Parkins
To: Timestep
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Problems with SkyStar card


Hello Dave,

I was talking about the updated drivers from 4.2.2 to 4.2.8

Well I put the side back on and it lasted for nearly 2 hours but the
little green icon has just become a little red icon!

Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 10:10:11 AM, you wrote:

T> OK understood. I know people have problems, but I and some others haven't.
T> As the major distributor of the cards I did not recommend the so called
T> "upgrade" !


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Re: Problems with SkyStar card

John Parkins <john@...>
 

Hello Dave,

I was talking about the updated drivers from 4.2.2 to 4.2.8

Well I put the side back on and it lasted for nearly 2 hours but the
little green icon has just become a little red icon!

Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 10:10:11 AM, you wrote:

T> OK understood. I know people have problems, but I and some others haven't.
T> As the major distributor of the cards I did not recommend the so called
T> "upgrade" !


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Problems with SkyStar card

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

OK understood. I know people have problems, but I and some others haven't.
As the major distributor of the cards I did not recommend the so called
"upgrade" !

USB units ?? My favourite, but I suspect if they were only 10 pounds more,
that we would not sell any; at 3 times the price, wonderful although they
are, and with a 45cm dish and a laptop you can have mobile MSG, we have only
sold a handful.

Regards

Dave


Re: Problems with SkyStar card.........Again!!!!

John Parkins <john@...>
 

Hello Dave,

No it was the "which is not working because it doesn't seem to
be installed." bit which got me. Probably because I spent a while last
week installing a network which XP kept telling me didn't exist!

As for the heat of the card, I think it's a well known fact that they
run a bit on the warm side. The SkyStar2 Yahoo group is full of people
who have had to add fans and extra heatsinks to their cards. In fact
mine will stop working once it gets to a particular temperature.
During the recent hot spell I had the side off the computer and a 10"
room fan blowing on it just to keep it going!

My experience of this card is that it's the most temperamental thing
I've ever put in a computer and it's what I do for a living. The
drivers are flakey as well, as demonstrated by the recent 'update'.

No doubt some users wont have had any problem at all, but here I am
building up the courage to put the sides back on the computer because
I damn well know it wont work after I have!!!

How are sales of the USB version going???????


Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 8:36:37 AM, you wrote:


T> From: Dave Cawley
T> Timestep Dartmouth England
T> e-mail Information@...
T> Web site http://www.Time-step.com
T> Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
T> Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

T> XP is telling you it already assigned that address, which is correct, it
T> might have been a switched off USB interface for instance. And in fact
T> Windows 2000 does exactly the same thing, a useful feature in my mind ?

T> I have several cards and they all run cool, I would be happy to look at a
T> hot running card.

T> Regards

T> Dave

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Re: Problems with SkyStar card.........Again!!!!

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

XP is telling you it already assigned that address, which is correct, it
might have been a switched off USB interface for instance. And in fact
Windows 2000 does exactly the same thing, a useful feature in my mind ?

I have several cards and they all run cool, I would be happy to look at a
hot running card.

Regards

Dave


Re: Problems with SkyStar card.........Again!!!!

John Parkins <john@...>
 

Hello Group,

In the usual way when dealing with this card, it now seems to be
working. What did I do? Well I hotglued a fan to it and put it back
in...... Now the card couldn't have been too hot because in trying to
get it going I had been turning the computer on and off all the time,
so the card was cool. But go figure.

I did however see the greatest alert I ever seen from Windows XP.
Having been changing PCI slots when I tried to assign the correct IP
address to the card I got, " That IP address has been allocated to
another network card, which is not working because it doesn't seem to
be installed. Should you use this address it will conflict with the
assigned network card should it be installed" or words to that effect.
Whatever happened to plug and play?????

Still I have to put the sides back on the computer which is no doubt
going to be another reason for this card not to work.......

Monday, September 15, 2003, 9:22:07 PM, you wrote:

JP> Hello Group,

JP> Having most of the bits to knock up another computer I thought I might
JP> as well and dedicate it to the receiving of MSG. So it's been put
JP> together and today after and brand new installation of Windows XP I
JP> installed the Skystar card, still using the old drivers. But I
JP> have a small problem and I wonder if anyone else had ever seen the
JP> same. After starting the computer I get a very nice green icon in the
JP> taskbar telling me the card is receiving, I fire up the Tellique
JP> software, it connects and starts to do it's thing, seconds later the
JP> green icon turns red!!!! closely followed by the Tellique icon!

JP> Anyone got any ideas?






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Problems with SkyStar card.........Again!!!!

John Parkins <john@...>
 

Hello Group,

Having most of the bits to knock up another computer I thought I might
as well and dedicate it to the receiving of MSG. So it's been put
together and today after and brand new installation of Windows XP I
installed the Skystar card, still using the old drivers. But I
have a small problem and I wonder if anyone else had ever seen the
same. After starting the computer I get a very nice green icon in the
taskbar telling me the card is receiving, I fire up the Tellique
software, it connects and starts to do it's thing, seconds later the
green icon turns red!!!! closely followed by the Tellique icon!

Anyone got any ideas?



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John mailto:kvp@...


Re: Networking two Windows machines

John Din
 

Alan, I have 5 computers on a private network and two working with MSG1, I will gladly send you my set-up details, I have Windows XP and 98 and Me systems working together, Best wishes, John Din
RIG membership secretary

----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Sewards
To: MSG-1@...
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 3:08 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] Networking two Windows machines


I'm sorry if this is a bit off-topic, although it concerns the
implementation of the two computer method of receiving MSG-1 data. After
over 12 hours of fiddling around with the two computers, I have got nowhere
and have run out of ideas!
I have been running my MSG1 stuff on one computer, with a fair degree of
success. Yesterday I received a new machine which I had ordered and wanted
to get it running without delay. I decided to leave the DVB card and the
tellique software in the old machine and run the MSG DM in the new. In order
to avoid problems with the IP address of the old computer I decided not to
use the Network Wizard but to assign an IP address to it (previous
experience had showed me that using the Wizard tended to result in the
tellique client not being able to connect). So far OK, the receiving
computer works, receives the data, the tellique client works and so does MDM
which is still in that machine. BUT, nothing I can do will make the new
machine communicate with the old one via the Ethernet connection between the
two. The main problem seems to be that the new machine (which has the latest
version of Windows XP Home) insists on assigning an IP address using an
Automatic Private Address scheme or DHCP and will not let me assign a static
IP address in a series which the other machines on the network might
recognise.
Any ideas from those of you who have two-machine networks? Hardware is two
Athlon machines 1800 and 2400, Belkin hub (10/100 MHz Ethernet).

Best regards - Alan

Alan Sewards
email: alan.sewards@...
web site: http://asewards.free.fr



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Re: Networking two Windows machines

Ulrich G. Kliegis <Ulrich.Kliegis@...>
 

On 14 Sep 2003 at 16:08, Alan Sewards wrote:

Any ideas from those of you who have two-machine networks? Hardware is two
Athlon machines 1800 and 2400, Belkin hub (10/100 MHz Ethernet).
Alan,
I am running a private network with various Windows machines,
ranging from 3.11 to XP home, all carrying their own IP address.

It is definitely possible to define a static IP address on a windows XP
machine. Just get rid of everything that is not IP in the network setup
(Windows tries to install a lot of other protocols). Then go to TCP/IP
properties, where you first will have to uncheck DHCP, then you can set
the various other parameters, like the machine's IP, the mask for it,
DNS address etc.

Of course, you have to set up the other machine correspondingly.

When connecting the two machines directly, without a hub or network
switch, make sure that you use a crossover cable, otherwise output
works on output, and the inputs are listening to each other. These
cables carry a printed crossover on them, mostly...

Good luck!

Regards,

U.


Networking two Windows machines

Alan Sewards <alan.sewards@...>
 

I'm sorry if this is a bit off-topic, although it concerns the
implementation of the two computer method of receiving MSG-1 data. After
over 12 hours of fiddling around with the two computers, I have got nowhere
and have run out of ideas!
I have been running my MSG1 stuff on one computer, with a fair degree of
success. Yesterday I received a new machine which I had ordered and wanted
to get it running without delay. I decided to leave the DVB card and the
tellique software in the old machine and run the MSG DM in the new. In order
to avoid problems with the IP address of the old computer I decided not to
use the Network Wizard but to assign an IP address to it (previous
experience had showed me that using the Wizard tended to result in the
tellique client not being able to connect). So far OK, the receiving
computer works, receives the data, the tellique client works and so does MDM
which is still in that machine. BUT, nothing I can do will make the new
machine communicate with the old one via the Ethernet connection between the
two. The main problem seems to be that the new machine (which has the latest
version of Windows XP Home) insists on assigning an IP address using an
Automatic Private Address scheme or DHCP and will not let me assign a static
IP address in a series which the other machines on the network might
recognise.
Any ideas from those of you who have two-machine networks? Hardware is two
Athlon machines 1800 and 2400, Belkin hub (10/100 MHz Ethernet).

Best regards - Alan

Alan Sewards
email: alan.sewards@...
web site: http://asewards.free.fr


Signal level on the skystar2

a_van_belle
 

Just a short note on the skystar and drivers:

The Skystar2 signal level is software/hardware/driver depended !

I swapped my Skystar2 rev 2.3 for a 2.6B (without any change to
drivers) and level dropped from 70 % to around 60%.
But signal quality is the same, no missing segments other than the
occasional one that others also report.

So my guess is that updating the driver could also show a lower
signal level. But this does not mean that your system is performing
less, just that the software interprets the level differently.

Not that I suggest updating to this new driver !
Although it could work perfectly (Technisat won't release a Beta),
the additional requirements (directx9, Mediaplayer9, IE6) will
undoubtedly lower your system performance considerably !

If you don't have problems with 4.2.2 (or 4.2.2b), just leave it, we
only use a very small part of the SkyStar programs.

Greetings,
Arne van Belle


Re: DVB cards for MSG EUMETCast.

Ulrich G. Kliegis <Ulrich.Kliegis@...>
 

I can't report own experience yet, but a good friend of mine uses the KNC-
One DVB-S card, a (relatively) low cost solution. Best results with a 60 cm
dish and a low noise LNB (he lives close to Hamburg).

Would be interesting to hear about your various individual setups here... And
problems you had to overcome, if any.

Regards,

Ulli


Re: DVB cards for MSG EUMETCast.

Gerald Cahill <jock.cahill@...>
 

Good question Dave, but why did you object to me asking the same question.

Timestep wrote:


From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

John

We (Timestep) can supply V@Box at a lower cost, but what on earth is the
point ??

There are over 100 users complete happy, at least until they upgraded ! I'm
glad as supplier I did not recommend this..........

However, if there is anyone using other hardware, I would truly like to
contact them.


Re: Footprints ?

a_van_belle
 

Don't give up Dave, check the map :
http://www.kvh.com/footprint/HotbirdWB.html
at
http://www.kvh.com/footprint/index.asp?flash=no#eurmiddle

But not sure if this specific for number 6 and the KU band we use !

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 08:33:32 +0100
From: "Timestep" <Information@...>
Subject: Re: Footprints ?


From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

John

Unfortunately this is the same image as TD15. I think I'll give up on this
!!

Dave


Re: No connection.

Peter Benney <tugboat.pete@...>
 

I have no connection to the Announcement Channel. Anyone else
seeing this ? Last Channel 2 file received at 10:10:33. Connection
to Watchdog was closed 10:11:08.

Peter
New data is coming here at 12:29 BST (11:29 UTC).
Thanks David,

I had to do a cold reboot. On IRQ 17 here no sharing. (XP Home)

Peter


Re: No connection.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I have no connection to the Announcement Channel. Anyone else
seeing this ? Last Channel 2 file received at 10:10:33. Connection
to Watchdog was closed 10:11:08.

Peter
New data is coming here at 12:29 BST (11:29 UTC).

Cheers,
David


No connection.

Peter Benney <tugboat.pete@...>
 

I have no connection to the Announcement Channel. Anyone else seeing this ? Last Channel 2 file received at 10:10:33. Connection to Watchdog was closed 10:11:08.

Peter


Re: Footprints ?

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

John

Unfortunately this is the same image as TD15. I think I'll give up on this
!!

Dave


Re: Looong MSG-1 eclipse

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@..., "Luca Bertagnolio" <lucaberta@y...>
wrote:
Quite a big hole between 23:30 and 3:45 last night. A whopping 4
hours!

On MTP/Met7, how many segments maximum are not disseminated
because of eclipses?

Looks like the power budget on MSG-1 is really small, as David was
pointing out a few days ago.

I don't know, Luca, if the outage was actually due to the eclipse -
I guess we will find out. The notice on Meteosat 7 says:

"The MET-7 Autumn eclipse season began on 31/08/03. Slots 47, 48, 1
and 2 may not be available."

In time, that's 2330 2400 0030 and 0100 (and I can't remember if
that's ending time or starting time right now).

Cheers,
David


Looong MSG-1 eclipse

Luca Bertagnolio <lucaberta@...>
 

Quite a big hole between 23:30 and 3:45 last night. A whopping 4 hours!

On MTP/Met7, how many segments maximum are not disseminated because of eclipses?

Looks like the power budget on MSG-1 is really small, as David was pointing out a few days ago.

Bye, Luca