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Re: Joining Eumetcast - asking for hardware recommendations

David Pykett
 

Hi Christian



I am using the TBS6983 card and for me it works flawlessly 24/7.



Dave





Hi,

@ Alan! thank you for the Links, very useful information. An IP-based
solution is maybe the more comfort solution, thanks for your experiences.

@Rorbert: ok, another devicse which semms to wirk quite well!

@Mike: That sounds interesting!? Any ideas when the new card will be
released? But good to hear that the USB Box is working quite well too. Would
be a more flexible solution as a PCIe Card if it's stabe for 24/7!

Thank for your feedback.

Would be interesing to hear some real world 1/2 PC setups from users running
this service as I am quite confused whether to set up a one or two machine
setup. Anyone running a linux based reciever PC? ;-)

Regards,

Christian








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Re: Joining Eumetcast - asking for hardware recommendations

mikeg4cfz
 

Christian, All the TBS PCIe Cards are very stable, I have run them since April/May 2014 and during test conditions 24/7 and have not experienced any stability problems, also with PCIe Card you do not need separate power supply as its power comes from the Mother Board, TBS-6983 is available now, 6903 is imminent, will notify the group when released. Regards, Mike.


Re: Joining Eumetcast - asking for hardware recommendations

Simon Proud <simon.proud@...>
 

Hi Christian,
We (my research group at a university) run a Linux-based reception system.
We have an Sr-1 connected to 3 linux PCs, all running Ubuntu 14.04:
- One to receive MSG full-disk/foreign/polar data.
- One to process the above.
- One to receive/process the rapid scan MSG data.

Setting up the tellicast software is a pain in the ass (a few problems
along the way) but the EUMETSAT webpage now has a helpful FAQ that will be
of use (in the troubleshooting section).
We use the config files (I forget the names, maybe recv-channels.ini?) to
arrange which directories to save the data for each channel and from there
we have a set of cron scripts that try to process the data every 2 minutes.
For the actual processing we use a heavily modified version of PyTroll (
http://www.pytroll.org/) and a modified version of the NWC-SAF software (
http://www.nwcsaf.org/HD/MainNS.jsp).

If you choose to receive+process on 1 computer (like we do with the RSS
data) then I'd recommend a solid sate drive. We used to use an 'old style'
hard disk and found it could not cope with the transfer rate (probably due
to the disk-intensive SAF software). If you are only making RGB images then
an old disk would probably be OK but an SSD is safer. For the dual-PC setup
we're running old disks and they have no problem.

Hope that helps,
Simon


On 7 December 2015 at 12:05, hctpeters@... [MSG-1] <
MSG-1@...> wrote:



Hi,

@ Alan! thank you for the Links, very useful information. An IP-based
solution is maybe the more comfort solution, thanks for your experiences.

@Rorbert: ok, another devicse which semms to wirk quite well!

@Mike: That sounds interesting!? Any ideas when the new card will be
released? But good to hear that the USB Box is working quite well too.
Would be a more flexible solution as a PCIe Card if it's stabe for 24/7!

Thank for your feedback.

Would be interesing to hear some real world 1/2 PC setups from users
running this service as I am quite confused whether to set up a one or two
machine setup. Anyone running a linux based reciever PC? ;-)

Regards,

Christian

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Re: Joining Eumetcast - asking for hardware recommendations

Christian Peters
 

Hi,

@ Alan! thank you for the Links, very useful information. An IP-based solution is maybe the more comfort solution, thanks for your experiences.

@Rorbert: ok, another devicse which semms to wirk quite well!

@Mike: That sounds interesting!? Any ideas when the new card will be released? But good to hear that the USB Box is working quite well too. Would be a more flexible solution as a PCIe Card if it's stabe for 24/7!

Thank for your feedback.

Would be interesing to hear some real world 1/2 PC setups from users running this service as I am quite confused whether to set up a one or two machine setup. Anyone running a linux based reciever PC? ;-)

Regards,

Christian


Re: Joining Eumetcast - asking for hardware recommendations

mikeg4cfz
 

Christian, Hi, I use all the TBS Tuners and the latest one due out soon is TBS-6903 not expensive is easy to install and set up and receives Basic Service and High Volume Service, the TBS-5925 you mentioned is a USB Tuner and with the latest software works well, hope that helps. Regards to all, Mike G4CFZ.


Re: Joining Eumetcast - asking for hardware recommendations

Robert Moore
 

I use the Novra hardware - so just to confirm that that's fine too.


Robert


Re: Joining Eumetcast - asking for hardware recommendations

Alan Banks <alanjamesbanks@...>
 

Hi Christian,
My page needs an update!
More info on the GEO website, though David's is the most comprehensive. I use the Ayecka and can't comment on other devices.
However there is some info on the checkboxes one needs.
http://www.geo-web.org.uk/eumreg.php
links from
http://www.geo-web.org.uk/EUMETcast_service.php
Cheers
Alan

On 06/12/2015 18:00, hctpeters@... [MSG-1] wrote:
Hi,

I’m very interested in setting up an Eumetcast receiving station. I read
a lot on Eumetcast, David Taylor’s page, even looked at Alan Banks
homepage, saw some french Youtube videos and skimmed the MSG-1 group
which was all amazing . I’m receiving NOAA APT currently.
As looked around I’m just confused what DVB-S2 interface to choose.
The Ayecka SR1 seems to be quite well but as my budget is limited and I
have to buy even a new computer as well as a Win-7 license, the dish
(around 120cm+Inverto IDLB-SINL40-Ultra I think?), the Eumetcast
license, software etc. and I’m not sure everything will work figured I
could maybe start with a TBS 5925 Box or the TBS 6983 which will save
around 400,- Euro. But there seems to be different experiences
concerning this devices!? I planned to by an i3-4370 and hope that would
be powerful enough for setting up a receive and process PC at once and
hope this CPU would be powerful enough. Or is there any recommendation
for a more current-saving setup as the computer has to run 24/7 all the
year!

Any help or hints regarding my setup and choosing which checkboxes at
the Eumetcast online registration service/datasets would be very
appreciated.

Thank you!

Regards,

Christian



Re: How to obtain Himawari data

Hugo
 

Hi,

see following article ...


"They are being made available in parallel to the current MTSAT-2 data flow, which is planned to stop on 4 December."



Himawari-8 data soon on EUMETCast — EUMETSAT http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/DAT_2795899.html?lang=EN

http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/DAT_2795899.html?lang=EN

Himawari-8 data soon on EUMETCast — EUMETSAT http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/DAT_2795899.html?lang=EN Himawari-8 data soon on EUMETCast



View on www.eumetsat.int http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/DAT_2795899.html?lang=EN
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grts,


Hugo






---In MSG-1@..., <phil@...-online.co.uk> wrote :

I have Msg Data Manager2.6 and no longer seem to get MTSAT data.. Has the Himawari replaced it.


If so how do you receive images from Himawari using Msg Data Manager.Do you need to upgrade to Msg Data manager3


Any help
much appreciated


How to obtain Himawari data

Dave
 

I have Msg Data Manager2.6 and no longer seem to get MTSAT data.. Has the Himawari replaced it.


If so how do you receive images from Himawari using Msg Data Manager.Do you need to upgrade to Msg Data manager3


Any help
much appreciated


Joining Eumetcast - asking for hardware recommendations

Christian Peters
 

Hi,

I’m very interested in setting up an Eumetcast receiving station. I read a lot on Eumetcast, David Taylor’s page, even looked at Alan Banks homepage, saw some french Youtube videos and skimmed the MSG-1 group which was all amazing . I’m receiving NOAA APT currently.
As looked around I’m just confused what DVB-S2 interface to choose.
The Ayecka SR1 seems to be quite well but as my budget is limited and I have to buy even a new computer as well as a Win-7 license, the dish (around 120cm+Inverto IDLB-SINL40-Ultra I think?), the Eumetcast license, software etc. and I’m not sure everything will work figured I could maybe start with a TBS 5925 Box or the TBS 6983 which will save around 400,- Euro. But there seems to be different experiences concerning this devices!? I planned to by an i3-4370 and hope that would be powerful enough for setting up a receive and process PC at once and hope this CPU would be powerful enough. Or is there any recommendation for a more current-saving setup as the computer has to run 24/7 all the year!

Any help or hints regarding my setup and choosing which checkboxes at the Eumetcast online registration service/datasets would be very appreciated.



Thank you!

Regards,

Christian


Re: Suomi NPP overhead Belgian coast ...

Manu
 

Douglas,

I receive perfectly the data SUOMI NPP and I use excellent Eumetcastview software. I just looked at the other photos on flickr.

I notice that the image DNB is great. I look forward to receiving them.



Emmanuel


Re: Suomi NPP overhead Belgian coast ...

Douglas Deans
 

-----Original Message-----
From: dupre.emmanuel@... [MSG-1]
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2015 5:45 PM
To: MSG-1@...
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: Suomi NPP overhead Belgian coast ...

Hi,


Very nice photos!! How can we receive the data DNB?

I do not still receive these data by Eumetcast.

Regards.

Emmanuel

===============================================

Emmanuel the image of the Belgian coast is not the DNB (day/night band) but
the normal 16 channels which are available to all registered for Eumetcast.
If you are not receiving those channels you need to apply via the EO Portal.
The DNB is still on test and not available to all users at present.

Hope that helps.

Regards,
Douglas.


Re: Suomi NPP overhead Belgian coast ...

Manu
 

Hi,


Very nice photos!! How can we receive the data DNB?


I do not still receive these data by Eumetcast.


Regards.




Emmanuel


Suomi NPP overhead Belgian coast ...

Hugo
 

Hi,
nice picture of Belgium, the Netherlands and France in the sun ...


belgiumtrue https://flic.kr/p/BEtw3W



https://flic.kr/p/BEtw3W

belgiumtrue https://flic.kr/p/BEtw3W Suomi npp overhead belgian coast( True colors )



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Re: Signal Drop

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 02/12/2015 21:50:22 GMT Standard Time,
MSG-1@... writes:

Another big drop in the signal this evening. In clear conditions here I am
seeing a drop of about 0.7 dB.

Ian, Douglas and All,

What I am seeing, and I think this is since the last (admitted) period of
reduced satellite signal level, is a much greater difference in Es/No levels
during the diurnal period.
Apart from the usual .1/.2/.3 jumps in the 'basic' level

1 m dish, SW London so within the central core, I get a maximum signal
level of 13.00/12.9 dB for a time during the 'morning peak' and 11.9/12.00 dB
during the 'evening low.'

A 1.1 dB change in signal level.

I don't think I saw such large 24 hour period level change in the spring
or summer.

At the moment I have 12.9/13.00 dB under cloudy skies - no rain.

Regards,
John.


Re: Sentinel 3A.

Simon Proud <simon.proud@...>
 

Launch date has now slipped to NET 25th January, Plesetsk is a busy place
just now (another launch already planned for late-Dec).

Cheers,
Simon


On 2 December 2015 at 10:38, 'Douglas Deans' dsdeans@... [MSG-1]
<MSG-1@...> wrote:



More hopeful news this morning !

https://sentinel3a.wordpress.com/

Regards,
Douglas.



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Re: Signal Drop

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Another big drop in the signal this evening. In clear conditions here I am seeing a drop of about 0.7 dB.

Regards
Ian.

=============================

Reported to EUMETSAT this morning.

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/performance_eumetcast-europe_link_margin.php

David
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Re: Signal Drop

mikeg4cfz
 

Cloudy conditions here on South Coast but no change. Mike


Re: Signal Drop

Douglas Deans
 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Ian' iandeans142@... [MSG-1]
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 8:03 PM
To: MSG-1
Subject: [MSG-1] Signal Drop

Another big drop in the signal this evening. In clear conditions here I am
seeing a drop of about 0.7 dB.

Regards
Ian.
=====================================================

Agreed about the same here.

Regards,
Douglas.


Signal Drop

Ian Deans
 

Another big drop in the signal this evening. In clear conditions here I am seeing a drop of about 0.7 dB.

Regards
Ian.

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