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Re: re-MODIS-L1

Ian Deans
 

Duncan my mail probably gave you the wrong advice as you said that you appeared not to be receiving the MODIS data.

Going by your reply to Douglas it would appear that you were receiving the data but were unable to get it to work in MODIS Viewer.

Ian.

-----Original Message-----
From: Duncan Edwards
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 9:03 PM
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MSG-1] re-MODIS-L1

Thanks Douglas,
I wondered what had happened
Thanks for the update
Best Regards Duncan


re-MODIS-L1

duncan
 

Thanks Douglas,
I wondered what had happened
Thanks for the update
Best Regards Duncan


Re: MODIS-L1

Douglas Deans
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duncan Edwards
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:34 PM
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MSG-1] MODIS-L1

Hi Folks
Could anyone advise on if MODIS-L1 data is still
being transmitted.
As i am only able all of a sudden to receive the
FIRE data
Regards Duncan.

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Duncan there has been a change in the filename structure see :-

13 April 2011
The MODIS products provided by NOAA, which EUMETSAT disseminates on EUMETCast, will undergo filename changes.
For full details, please see: http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/News/ProductServiceNews/804955?l=en "

From Eumetsat's Weekly_Operations_Schedule.

You will need David's latest beta update to David's MODIS L1 viewer, V1.0.5.086 available here :-

http://www.satsignal.eu/software/beta.htm

Regards,
Douglas.


Re: MODIS-L1

Ian Deans
 

Yes it is still being transmitted but yesterday there was a change in the file structure and if you haven't updated Data Manager the MODIS L1 ( and the fire MOD14 ) files will likely be lying in your " received" folder.

There was a number of mails yesterday about this in the SatSignal group.

Hope that helps.

Regards
Ian.

-----Original Message-----
From: Duncan Edwards
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:34 PM
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MSG-1] MODIS-L1

Hi Folks
Could anyone advise on if MODIS-L1 data is still
being transmitted.
As i am only able all of a sudden to receive the
FIRE data
Regards Duncan.


MODIS-L1

duncan
 

Hi Folks
Could anyone advise on if MODIS-L1 data is still
being transmitted.
As i am only able all of a sudden to receive the
FIRE data
Regards Duncan.


Re: occasional red T icon

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Dear All,

I have a new reception PC (windows 7 with RAMdisk). Generally it works very well.
here some more info:
http://mrstratus.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-new-eumetcast-reception-
station-at.html

the only problem which fortunately appears very occasionally (every 2-3 weeks for example) is that T icon turns red. In this situations only the complete restart of the computer will help.
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What should I checked at that time when I see the red icon?
I would suggest checking what the TelliCast log file contains.


The received files and also processed images are written to an USB harddisk, because it is quite noiseless. (my main harddisk is SSD, it is better not to write on it a lot.)

I just noticed that my USB disk is FAT32 and not NTFS at the moment. I will change it if it is really important...


Thank you for your advices.

Korn�l Koll�th, Hungary
Korn�l,

The data transfer rate on a USB hard disk may be marginal. I would try and have the \received\ directory and the processed images directory on two physically different disks, if possible, or make a very large RAMdisk to hold the \received\ directory. But neither of these steps are required unless you are suffering from missing data during reception.

I would normally recommend NTFS particularly where directories are expected to hold large numbers of files, but it could be that FAT32 is slightly faster - I haven't done any direct comparisons here.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk


EARS Metop Wind Data

Ian Deans
 

Just a reminder to those that are using the fast dump wind data from Metop ( ovw ) that it is moving to EPS Africa from tomorrow and will appear in that sub folder now and not the SCAT folder.

The first of the Global Metop improved timeliness trials started today and is still operational at the moment with one more orbit remaining. This involves adding a second data acquisition station ( NASA's MCMurdo station in Antarctica ) What a difference this has made with data coming in about 50 minutes earlier than before. Further weekly test are planned and it could be operational sometime in May.

Regards
Ian.


file type/name restriction to the received folder

Kornel Kollath
 

I have another question:

I am thinking about to reduce the written files in the received folder.

At the moment only the "EUMETSAT Data Channel 2" is active. I am planning to use also the rapid scan service, but I don't need all of the segments and all of the channels from MSG. (maybe just Eurpe and HRV channel)

Could it be a good solution that I simply set some specific write access rule in the received folder according to the names of the files with some method/software?

Have some of you already tried something like this?

Thank You!

Kornél


occasional red T icon

Kornel Kollath
 

Dear All,

I have a new reception PC (windows 7 with RAMdisk). Generally it works very well.
here some more info:
http://mrstratus.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-new-eumetcast-reception-
station-at.html

the only problem which fortunately appears very occasionally (every 2-3 weeks for example) is that T icon turns red. In this situations only the complete restart of the computer will help.
(I stopped some windows service, like indexing.)

There are quite a lot advices here:
http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/DataAccess/EUMETCast/ReceptionStationSet-up/SP_201003171032773?l=en
(B17) Frequent Windows crashes or hangups
Should I try all of them?

What should I checked at that time when I see the red icon?


The received files and also processed images are written to an USB harddisk, because it is quite noiseless. (my main harddisk is SSD, it is better not to write on it a lot.)

I just noticed that my USB disk is FAT32 and not NTFS at the moment. I will change it if it is really important...


Thank you for your advices.

Kornél Kolláth, Hungary


MSG Software Updates

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks,

There are updates of my MSG Data Manager and MSG Animator programs available here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/software/updates.html

where more details may be found. GeoSatSignal has also been updated recently. These updates are primarily to support the new data coming over EUMETCast, which may otherwise be accumulating in your TelliCast \received\ directories.

The updates are free to registered users.

Please address any queries to the SatSignal self-help group:

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SatSignal/

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk


Re: Sudden configuration problem

James Brown
 

In message <$P5LltEl2ZlNFww4@meteosat.co.uk>, James Brown <satellite@meteosat.co.uk> writes
After weeks of unnatended and uninterrupted operation. I looked at the
machine this morning to see that all the RSS data - amongst others was
no longer being pushed into the correct folder.

My recv.channels.ini has remained untouched and unchanged - relevant
lines are:
To follow this up - I have resolved the issue. Although the recv.channels.ini file looked OK I spotted that it had an illegal date stamp. I put in a backup file and all is now restored.

The problem is how the file came to be corrupted. My guess is that Smartdefrag may be to blame - but just a hunch at this stage.

Cheers

James
--
James Brown


Sudden configuration problem

James Brown
 

After weeks of unnatended and uninterrupted operation. I looked at the machine this morning to see that all the RSS data - amongst others was no longer being pushed into the correct folder.

My recv.channels.ini has remained untouched and unchanged - relevant lines are:

[EUMETSAT Data Channel 5]
target_directory=&#92;EUMETSAT&#92;EUMETCast&#92;received&#92;RSS

[EUMETSAT Data Channel 6]
target_directory=&#92;EUMETSAT&#92;EUMETCast&#92;received&#92;RSS

It seemed to have gone wrong about 1630 yesterday which was when MSG Data Manager stopped processing.

I don't suppose anyone else has experienced this?

I have done a complete re-boot, but this has not solved the problem. The files come in under the general folder of EUMETSAT&#92;EUMETCast&#92;received instead of the RSS extension.

I wasn't anywhere near the machine yesterday - so it is a great mystery here!!

Cheers

James
--
James Brown


Re: Red satellite icon every 20 seconds?

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

An: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Von: "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@yahoo.co.uk>
Datum: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:38:13 +0100
Betreff: Re: [MSG-1] Red satellite icon every 20 seconds?
Antwort an: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com

Update: installing the 4.6.0 drivers seems to have cured this problem.
Another case of confirmation, that the superstition of having your drivers up-
to-date and making backups has some substance :)

Don't be fooled today!

Cheers,
U.


Re: EUMETSAT EO Portal.

Mike Jupp
 

Have used it a few times to change the data I receive.
A good system.

It is very easy and straight forward to use and Eumetsat upgrade the details very quickly.

Mike G1HWY

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

All,

The data registration process at EUMETSAT has changed.
There is now a 'one stop shop' called Earth Observation Portal and all new
users have to open an account before registering and applying for access


Re: EUMETSAT EO Portal.

Alan Banks <alan@...>
 

PS Its not available til tomorrow - due to maintenance!

Alan
Was in the weekly Wx Sat Report from Douglas.

On 30/03/2011 14:11, geojohnt@aol.com wrote:
All,

The data registration process at EUMETSAT has changed.
There is now a 'one stop shop' called Earth Observation Portal and all new
users have to open an account before registering and applying for access
to data.

Having got your own user account you just need to access it to make changes
and add additional data services etc.

As I wasn't sure what 'my situation' was having registered for EUMETCast -
as many of you did - several years ago and just obtained an EKU user name
and pass word, Debbie in User Services at EUMETSAT emailed me the following
information:

Well – when you registered (all those years ago), you did not have an ‘
account’ with EUMETSAT.

When we created your EKU, this is what we call an EKU account – We assign
you with a username and password and we wrote your EKU to the account and
activated the data on the account.
When we created the EO Portal, we created an EO Portal account for all
existing EKU holders and sent them information on how to activate the account.

Quite a few still have not activated their EO Portal account, they need
to do this because this is how they should request extra data, extra EKU and
license renewals. If any user cannot find the email or cannot remember
their username and password for the EO Portal, they should contact us for
help.
In January we integrated the Data Centre into the EO Portal, there were
some users who already had an EKU so the Data Centre service was added to
their subscription. Most users did not already have an account so we did the
same again, we created accounts for them and sent them information on how to
activate the account – along with tutorials and such.
The next phase is to add the UNS to the EO Portal – so making the portal a
one stop shop for all of our services.
The product Navigator can also be accessed via the tool.
One of the things I like is that if you find the product that you want in
the Product Navigator, then go to distribution and hit the blue EUMETSAT
Data Centre link it takes you to the data centre with the product preselected
– you can either go to the tool as guest or log in and there you are.
The aim of the EO Portal is that the user is in charge of what they
receive, how they receive it, their user details and their UNS subscriptions. It
does not take us out of the loop as we have to follow the change requests
in our systems.
The biggest advantage of the EO Portal is that it is dynamic, when you
registered, all you could tick was HRIT, IODC and probably FSD, this form was
set in stone so to speak so when new products came online the users didn’t
know they could have access to them too. Whereas now, when a new product
comes along it is in the EO Portal the day of release.
Give it a go - Login in to your EO Portal, go to Service Subscriptions,
EUMETCast, View/Edit and then in the data section hit modify, you will then
see tick boxes, the ones already ticked are activated on your EKU the others
are free for you to request.
If you would like to order some archived data, all you do is hit the data
centre tab in the blue bar and the tool opens with you already logged in.
The main point really is that all existing users already have an EO Portal
account, if they cannot access it, they should contact us for help, rather
than create a second account.
Regards,
John Tellick.





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Re: Red satellite icon every 20 seconds?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I am trying to help someone who is seeing a red satellite icon every 20
seconds. He has a SkyStar USB 2 receiver. The TelliCast icon goes red
shortly after the satellite icon, and therefore little or no data is
getting through. Signal quality and strength are in the 90+ region, and
the correct "MEDIA BROADCAST" and 009.0 East orbital position are
reported.
Update: installing the 4.6.0 drivers seems to have cured this problem.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk


Re: EUMETSAT EO Portal.

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 30/03/2011 15:46:39 GMT Daylight Time,
alan@alanbanks.org.uk writes:

PS Its not available til tomorrow - due to maintenance!



OOOPPSSS, yes sorry.
Forgot to mention that

Regards,
John.


EUMETSAT EO Portal.

geojohnt@...
 

All,

The data registration process at EUMETSAT has changed.
There is now a 'one stop shop' called Earth Observation Portal and all new
users have to open an account before registering and applying for access
to data.

Having got your own user account you just need to access it to make changes
and add additional data services etc.

As I wasn't sure what 'my situation' was having registered for EUMETCast -
as many of you did - several years ago and just obtained an EKU user name
and pass word, Debbie in User Services at EUMETSAT emailed me the following
information:

Well – when you registered (all those years ago), you did not have an ‘
account’ with EUMETSAT.

When we created your EKU, this is what we call an EKU account – We assign
you with a username and password and we wrote your EKU to the account and
activated the data on the account.
When we created the EO Portal, we created an EO Portal account for all
existing EKU holders and sent them information on how to activate the account.

Quite a few still have not activated their EO Portal account, they need
to do this because this is how they should request extra data, extra EKU and
license renewals. If any user cannot find the email or cannot remember
their username and password for the EO Portal, they should contact us for
help.
In January we integrated the Data Centre into the EO Portal, there were
some users who already had an EKU so the Data Centre service was added to
their subscription. Most users did not already have an account so we did the
same again, we created accounts for them and sent them information on how to
activate the account – along with tutorials and such.
The next phase is to add the UNS to the EO Portal – so making the portal a
one stop shop for all of our services.
The product Navigator can also be accessed via the tool.
One of the things I like is that if you find the product that you want in
the Product Navigator, then go to distribution and hit the blue EUMETSAT
Data Centre link it takes you to the data centre with the product preselected
– you can either go to the tool as guest or log in and there you are.
The aim of the EO Portal is that the user is in charge of what they
receive, how they receive it, their user details and their UNS subscriptions. It
does not take us out of the loop as we have to follow the change requests
in our systems.
The biggest advantage of the EO Portal is that it is dynamic, when you
registered, all you could tick was HRIT, IODC and probably FSD, this form was
set in stone so to speak so when new products came online the users didn’t
know they could have access to them too. Whereas now, when a new product
comes along it is in the EO Portal the day of release.
Give it a go - Login in to your EO Portal, go to Service Subscriptions,
EUMETCast, View/Edit and then in the data section hit modify, you will then
see tick boxes, the ones already ticked are activated on your EKU the others
are free for you to request.
If you would like to order some archived data, all you do is hit the data
centre tab in the blue bar and the tool opens with you already logged in.
The main point really is that all existing users already have an EO Portal
account, if they cannot access it, they should contact us for help, rather
than create a second account.
Regards,
John Tellick.


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Red satellite icon every 20 seconds?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Hi Ian, David and Arne.
I actually have one of the skystar USB HD boxes sitting on my bench waiting
to be tested which I will do
after setting up the computer for the for the Amberley chalk pit museum.
If my memory serves me rightly didn't we have this problem with the blinking
red t some years ago?
Something to do with the data stream and one of the INI files?

Regards David Simmons.
I had forgotten that, David, but Ian is quite correct that a red T-icon could be caused by incorrect PID selection. However, in this case, it's the Signal Quality indication (and not the strength) which is flashing red, and I notice some non-zero BER values around the same time.

The 20-second period made me think of a radar scan, or some interference either at 11GHz or at the IF. I don't know how likely that is - I thought Arne might have more experience and might comment. If that is the case, perhaps a better shielded LNB or better screened cable is required. But my feeling is to try a replacement SkyStar box first.

Thanks to both for your input.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk


Re: Red satellite icon every 20 seconds?

Ian Deans
 

Hello David,

I will be interested to see the results of the SkyStar USB HD box as it would offer an alternative to the DVBWorld boxes. Don't get me wrong, the DVBWorld / Dexatek boxes are excellent but their software has many issues including no Windows 7 support and I would expect the Technisat software to be much superior.

I had the problem with the blinking red "T" when I set-up the Dexatek box in December 2007 with David and it turned out to be a missing PID ( 302 for DWDSAT ) I think the problem with the person that David is helping is intermittent loss of signal with his SkyStar USB box ( which is not the one you are testing David ) so the red "T" blinking is being caused by the signal loss on the box.

Regards
Ian.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Simmons
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 12:27 AM
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [MSG-1] Red satellite icon every 20 seconds?

Hi Ian, David and Arne.
I actually have one of the skystar USB HD boxes sitting on my bench waiting
to be tested which I will do
after setting up the computer for the for the Amberley chalk pit museum.
If my memory serves me rightly didn't we have this problem with the blinking
red t some years ago?
Something to do with the data stream and one of the INI files?

Regards David Simmons.

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