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SSB/Orbit users

fvalk <fvalk@...>
 

This is a message to all users of SSB/Orbit equipment.

There are still quite many users around that employ the somewhat outdated but
highly reliable SSB/Orbit hardware to capture HRPT data for further processing.
The associated software however does not provide the versatility required to
efficiently capture passes. Besides of a minor year 2000 adjustment the
hrpt.exe program has not seen any innovation whatsoever since the end of last
century.

We have now managed to adapt the hrpt.exe program to finally incorporate an
automation function so that more than a single pass can be captured without
manual intervention, as well as several other improvements.

More detail can be found at:

http://www.fvalk.com/HRPT2004.htm

I know how essential this improvement is for regular users of this type of
equipment so please also inform users you know of that are not on this list.

Best regards,

Ferdinand Valk


Re: USB system.

gerald ashford <gerald.ashford@...>
 

hello douglas
my name is gerald i have been using the sky2ps-usb without any problems once i got the settings for the computer ok i am using p4 2.4 with 1gig ram 80 gig hd
regards
gerald


USB system.

Douglas Deans <douglas@...>
 

Whilst using the SkyStar 2 DVB card with great success, I would be
interested in any reports from those using the external USB SkyStar
receiver for MSG reception.

Thanks
Douglas.


Re: MSG licence for French users

g.kruger <g.kru@...>
 

J'ai également reçu ma licence de Meteo France, avec qui j'avais déjà été par ailleurs en rapport par téléphone.
Elle est prête à être envoyée.

73
Gérard F6BEK

----- Original Message -----
From: f5hcc
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 9:09 AM
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: MSG licence for French users


Hello Alan.
I just received yesterday an e-mail from Meteo France with an
attached file including the "convention" I have to fill in and send
back to Meteo France.
I think it'll be the same for all French users.
Regards.
Fabrice.



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Re: MSG licence for French users

g.kruger <g.kru@...>
 

J'ai également reçu ma licence de Meteo France, avec qui j'avais déjà été par ailleurs en rapport par téléphone.
Elle est prête à être envoyée.

73
Gérard F6BEK

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To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 9:09 AM
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: MSG licence for French users


Hello Alan.
I just received yesterday an e-mail from Meteo France with an
attached file including the "convention" I have to fill in and send
back to Meteo France.
I think it'll be the same for all French users.
Regards.
Fabrice.



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SEVIRI data from EUMETSAT's Archive

filizzola@...
 

Hi folks,
I already asked Eumetsat User Service if SEVIRI images can be now
requested, but no answer I had. Do you know if it is possible, at the
moment, to order SEVIRI images?
Thanks
Carolina


Re: PC configuration needed for MSG ???

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "f5hcc" <f5hcc@w...> wrote:
Hello David.
OK for your configuration; I wondered which quantity of memory was
used.
I'm not sure which configuration you are asking about:

- Arne described a 1GHz/512MB system running reception plus MSG Data
Manager, with a second PC for animation

- I mentioned using a 550MHz/512MB PC for receive only, but I think
256MB would be adequate. That runs Windows 2000. I process on a
2GHz/1GB PC, but that is also my main general purpose PC for e-mail
and software development. I think that 512MB would probably be OK
for most use, but making false-colour images with either the HRV
data, or with Meteosat-5 data (5000 pixels square) would benefit
from having 1GB of memory.

I'll try running with 98SE, Millenium or XP on this configuration.
For the moment, the configuration with PIII 1GHz and 512 MB RAM is
OK for simultaneously receiving and running MSG Data Manager (no
data loss).

Fabrice, that is what Arne reported as well. He has the "Drop
priority" setting enabled. He is running Windows 2000, which is
what both Eumetsat and I recommend for the Receiver PC.

Cheers,
David


Re: MSG licence for French users

f5hcc <f5hcc@...>
 

Hello Alan.
I just received yesterday an e-mail from Meteo France with an
attached file including the "convention" I have to fill in and send
back to Meteo France.
I think it'll be the same for all French users.
Regards.
Fabrice.


Re: PC configuration needed for MSG ???

f5hcc <f5hcc@...>
 

Hello David.
OK for your configuration; I wondered which quantity of memory was
used.
I'll try running with 98SE, Millenium or XP on this configuration.
For the moment, the configuration with PIII 1GHz and 512 MB RAM is OK
for simultaneously receiving and running MSG Data Manager (no data
loss).
Cheers.
Fabrice, F5HCC.


Meteosat 5 water vapour artefacts

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks,

Has anyone noticed the spurious dark patches on the Meteosat 5 WV
images? On the 2100 WV image, for example, there is a quite dark
patch over the south pole and two slightly dark, curved bands on the
southern hemisphere part of the image. These bands are symmetrical,
and symmetrical about the dark patch.

I'm assuming it's solar breakthrough, but I haven't followed Met-5
IODC images before enough to know if this is normal (which I expect
it is).

Cheers,
David


Re: Kepler data for MSG-1

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, Steve Blackmore <steve@p...> wrote:

Finally!

MSG-1
1 27509U 02040B 04019.00000000 -.00000033 00000-0 00000+0 0 5524
2 27509 0.9550 318.7480 0001822 116.8240 34.1670 1.00420313 5189

Now at 7.0W.

David


Re: Mini-scans

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

With the mini-scan, my MSG DataManger went to store empty images
(zero filled) for all channels I asked for, except HRV. Is it
normal ?

The current released version (V1.3.0) was made before any mini-scan
tests were transmitted.

Beta V1.3.2 correctly supports all the mini-scans so far
transmitted. It is a beta release, so be careful! It can be
downloaded from my Web site. I have also put a notice about this on
the SatSignal group.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Cheers,
David
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Re: Mini-scans

dapcher
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David Taylor" <david-taylor@b...> wrote:
Folks - remember it's 24 hours of mini-scan tests starting today:

"Activities planned for week 04:
From 10:00 20/01/04 until 10:00 21/01/04 the SEVIRI will perform
7.5mn mini scans of the northern hemisphere.
During this period MET products will not be available."

Cheers,
David

With the mini-scan, my MSG DataManger went to store empty images (zero
filled) for all channels I asked for, except HRV. Is it normal ?


Re: mini-scans

Douglas Deans <douglas@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Moore" <rsmoore@liverpool.ac.uk>
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] mini-scans


Thanks Douglas - that's interesting. I would have thought that with 15
minute
full scans there would hardly be any need for more frequent scans. But I
guess
seven minutes is better than 15 if you are watching something particularly
nasty!
If I was back in the middle of the ocean I would count 7 minutes as 'live
broadcasting' - but those minutes are rather more critical on land.
Robert

Yes indeed, and I think it can do as low as 5 min scans although the
geographic area is obviously reduced.

Regards
Douglas.


Payment for EKU

John Parkins <john@...>
 

Hello All,

Just got this from Pamel at Eumetsat, I asked about credit card
payment:

"Dear John, Thank you for your response. Your request has been noted
and an invoice should arrive shortly. As for payment via credit card,
i regret to inform you that this has not been confirmed yet. We are
hoping for end Jan or early Feb."

So not too long to wait and lets hope it's in place before the invoice
arrives, or Lloyds will be making even more money out of me.



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John mailto:kvp@bigfoot.com


Re: mini-scans

Robert Moore
 

Thanks Douglas - that's interesting. I would have thought that with 15 minute
full scans there would hardly be any need for more frequent scans. But I guess
seven minutes is better than 15 if you are watching something particularly
nasty!
If I was back in the middle of the ocean I would count 7 minutes as 'live
broadcasting' - but those minutes are rather more critical on land.
Robert






Quoting Douglas Deans <douglas@dsdeans.freeserve.co.uk>:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Moore" <rsmoore@liverpool.ac.uk>
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 10:26 AM
Subject: [MSG-1] mini-scans


What is the purpose of these miniscans? Presumably EUMETSAT is carrying
out
planned procedures as part of the commissioning process - I'd be
interested to
know more. Haven't seen any explanation on their web site.

Robert

Mini-scans (or rapid scans using pre MSG jargon) are very useful for the
meteorologist and that capability has always been built in to the Meteosat
range.
Presumably at the moment Eumetsat want to finalise all system testing before
the satellite becomes operational in a few weeks.
Unlike the GOES situation where the normal routine (of an operational
satellite) can be altered to accommodate frequent scans of a bad weather
area I don't think (but could well be wrong) that the operational Meteosat
would ever be used. However someday MSG-1 will be a standby and could well
be used for such a service as Meteosat 6 is at the moment. In addition if
there is bugs in the system (such as suspect SSPA's ) best to find out
before the launch of MSG-2 in 2005 !

Regards
Douglas.







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Re: mini-scans

Douglas Deans <douglas@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Moore" <rsmoore@liverpool.ac.uk>
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 10:26 AM
Subject: [MSG-1] mini-scans


What is the purpose of these miniscans? Presumably EUMETSAT is carrying
out
planned procedures as part of the commissioning process - I'd be
interested to
know more. Haven't seen any explanation on their web site.

Robert

Mini-scans (or rapid scans using pre MSG jargon) are very useful for the
meteorologist and that capability has always been built in to the Meteosat
range.
Presumably at the moment Eumetsat want to finalise all system testing before
the satellite becomes operational in a few weeks.
Unlike the GOES situation where the normal routine (of an operational
satellite) can be altered to accommodate frequent scans of a bad weather
area I don't think (but could well be wrong) that the operational Meteosat
would ever be used. However someday MSG-1 will be a standby and could well
be used for such a service as Meteosat 6 is at the moment. In addition if
there is bugs in the system (such as suspect SSPA's ) best to find out
before the launch of MSG-2 in 2005 !

Regards
Douglas.


Re: PC configuration needed for MSG ???

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "f5hcc" <f5hcc@w...> wrote:
Hello.
I wonder which PC configuration is needed for MSG reception
without data loss.


Fabrice,

Take a look at Arne van Belle's posting yesterday in the SatSignal
list.

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

He describes using a single PC of 1GHz/512MB specification for
reception and decoding to images. For animations and other
processing, he uses a second, networked PC.

For receiving alone (no processing), I have used 550MHz Pentium III,
512MB memory (256MB would just be OK), Windows 2000. This was
networked to a second PC which can be a general purpose PC, you main
PC used for e-mail etc.

You could start with a single PC, and move on to a two-PC system as
funds permit.

Cheers,
David


PC configuration needed for MSG ???

f5hcc <f5hcc@...>
 

Hello.
I wonder which PC configuration is needed for MSG reception whithouit
data lost.
Eumetsat tells "Pentium 4 at 2 GHz"; for the moment, I'm using a
Pentium III at 1 GHz; David Taylor says on his web site that he's
running with "an old Pentium III at 550 MHz".
Can someone confirm that a PIII-550 is enough (I use one for WXFAX
reception on Meteosat) ? With which quantity of memory ? Under which
operating system ?
I'm using a PCI Sky board.
Regards.
Fabrice, F5HCC.


Re: mini-scans

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, Robert Moore <rsmoore@l...> wrote:
What is the purpose of these miniscans? Presumably EUMETSAT is
carrying out planned procedures as part of the commissioning
process - I'd be interested to know more. Haven't seen any
explanation on their web site.

Robert
Min-scans are part of the capability of MSG-1, so I presume that
Eumetsat that the scans work correctly.

Mini-scans are currently being used on Meteosat-6 to provide the
Rapid Scanning Service, which should be described on the Eumetsat
Web site.

Cheers,
David