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Re: Boundary data

Maurizio calvitti
 

Indeed,  the Beta version of  GSS, on my PC, produces boundaries as expected!

Ciao
Maurizio


Re: Boundary data

Ferdinand Valk
 

-----Original Message-----
From: MSG-1@groups.io <MSG-1@groups.io> On Behalf Of David J Taylor via
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Sent: Monday, 10 September, 2018 15:44
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Boundary data

David,

During the weekend I changed my GeoSatSignal for the version advertised on
your Beta page as "GeoSatSignal - 8.2.3", which is actually
geosatsignal.8.2.2.1142.
This morning I found out that this version does not produce country
boundaries
anymore. Reverting to an older version (in this case I used
geosatsignal.8.2.1.1134 of December last) resolved the issue. Could you
have a
look at that please?

Cheers,
Ferdinand
===============================

Just checked here, Ferdinand, with beta "V8.2.2.1142" and I can't see any
problem. Checked with countries.dat and some GSHHG 2.3.7 files (gshhs_i.b
and internal borders wdb_borders_i.b).

What exact boundary files are you using?

Cheers,
David
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Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
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=====================================
David,

Using a modified countries.dat file that includes the Dutch isles (path
C:\Tools\DJT programs\Boundaries\countries-nl-extra.dat).
Situation is simple: version 1134 works perfectly well, I overwrite the exe
and lng files with version 1142 and gone are the boundaries. No changes in
anything else and as indicated in my response to Hamdan, no change in common
settings or job settings either.
I'm a bit puzzled as to why you don't see this behaviour.

Would it be convenient if I were to send a particular file to you?

Cheers,
Ferdinand


Re: Boundary data

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

David,

During the weekend I changed my GeoSatSignal for the version advertised on
your Beta page as "GeoSatSignal - 8.2.3", which is actually
geosatsignal.8.2.2.1142.
This morning I found out that this version does not produce country
boundaries anymore. Reverting to an older version (in this case I used
geosatsignal.8.2.1.1134 of December last) resolved the issue. Could you have
a look at that please?

Cheers,
Ferdinand
===============================

Just checked here, Ferdinand, with beta "V8.2.2.1142" and I can't see any problem. Checked with countries.dat and some GSHHG 2.3.7 files (gshhs_i.b and internal borders wdb_borders_i.b).

What exact boundary files are you using?

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk
Twitter: @gm8arv


Re: Boundary data

Ferdinand Valk
 

Hamdan,

 

Thanks for the suggestion, but that is not the issue. All settings (common and per job) are identical between the two versions of GeoSatSignal. The 1142 version does not produce boundaries, whereas 1134 does.

Must be something else.

 

Ferdinand

 

From: MSG-1@groups.io <MSG-1@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamdan via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, 10 September, 2018 11:59
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Boundary data

 

Ferdinand,

check the country boundary data file directory of Cartography option in GeoSatSignal setup.

Regards
Hamdan 


Re: Boundary data

Hamdan
 

Ferdinand,

check the country boundary data file directory of Cartography option in GeoSatSignal setup.

Regards
Hamdan 


Boundary data

Ferdinand Valk
 

David,

During the weekend I changed my GeoSatSignal for the version advertised on
your Beta page as "GeoSatSignal - 8.2.3", which is actually
geosatsignal.8.2.2.1142.
This morning I found out that this version does not produce country
boundaries anymore. Reverting to an older version (in this case I used
geosatsignal.8.2.1.1134 of December last) resolved the issue. Could you have
a look at that please?

Cheers,
Ferdinand


Re: BDADataEx

Ian Deans
 

On 10/09/2018 11:42, David J Taylor via Groups.Io wrote:
I am presently considering changing my set-up from an SR1 and TBS 5925 to a TBS 5925 and TBS 5927.
Ordinarily it would make sense to use the TBS IP tool for one receiver and BDADataEx for the other, but the IP tool is not stable on my computer causing intermittent crashes. It would therefore be necessary to use two BDADataEx and I was wondering if this was possible and if someone could point me in the right direction to set this up.
Thanks in advance.
Regards
Ian.
==========================
Ian,
I've added some notes to my Web site:
 https://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/dvb-s2/T1-T2.html#two-usb
Any comments and corrections appreciated!
(Hope Douglas's e-mail is soon fixed.)
Cheers,
David
=========================================================================

Thanks David, as always your notes are concise and easy to follow and will be of a great help to anyone setting up two TBS USB boxes with BDADataEx.

I am still monitoring the SR1. Once it is up and running in the morning it is faultless, but it requires sometimes up to 3/4 starts and I now notice the power light is sometimes orange/red after boot up although other lights are normal except the flickering data flow.

Maybe a power issue as some others have had.

Regards
Ian.


Re: BDADataEx

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I am presently considering changing my set-up from an SR1 and TBS 5925 to a TBS 5925 and TBS 5927.

Ordinarily it would make sense to use the TBS IP tool for one receiver and BDADataEx for the other, but the IP tool is not stable on my computer causing intermittent crashes. It would therefore be necessary to use two BDADataEx and I was wondering if this was possible and if someone could point me in the right direction to set this up.

Thanks in advance.

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

Ian,

I've added some notes to my Web site:

https://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/dvb-s2/T1-T2.html#two-usb

Any comments and corrections appreciated!

(Hope Douglas's e-mail is soon fixed.)

Cheers,
David
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SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk
Twitter: @gm8arv


Re: BDADataEx

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

From: CrazyCat

Select device first time and set checkbox "Default device"

Attachments:


BDADataEx_devselect.PNG ==========================================

Of course! Amazing how one can miss or forget the obvious.....

Cheers,
David
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Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk
Twitter: @gm8arv


Weekly Report

Ian Deans
 

Douglas has asked me to report that there is likely to be a delay to his Weekly Report usually available Monday morning, due to mail issues that are presently unresolved.

Regards
Ian.


Re: BDADataEx

CrazyCat
 

Select device first time and set checkbox "Default device"


Re: New PC

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I think its more to do with compatability on speeds/spec as mine will be
4 yrs old since built.
Alan
============================

Yes, still worth checking, though.

I do wish I understood why two PCs without RAMdisks have fewer lost HVS-1/2 packets on average than one with big RAMdisks! And why Arne's losses are fewer than mine! At least, HVS-2 with its weaker signal is less important for both of us. The snag with a single receiver, though, is losing some BS data when the signal isn't quite good enough for HVS-1. At least with two receivers you can make one BS-only, and the other HVS-1-only.

Cheers,
David
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Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk
Twitter: @gm8arv


Re: New PC

Alan Banks <alanjamesbanks@...>
 

On 09/09/2018 14:22, David J Taylor via Groups.Io wrote:

Perhaps you can steal some memory?  Or is it like CPU pin-outs never compatible!

I think its more to do with compatability on speeds/spec as mine will be 4 yrs old since built.
Alan


Re: New PC

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Hi David,
The spec I have settled on (almost) is almost identical to yours. I want
to do some gaming on this so a graphics card will be necessary. The
biggest cost at the moment apart from CPU is RAM. I think 16GB is going
to have to do. I have 32 in this PC but now rarely use it since I don't
process very large astronomy images. The other issue is that I want to
keep it as quiet as possible. I've found liquid cooling very efficient
and reduces the dust contamination in the case very considerably.
Will give novatech a look.
I wont be able to recover much from this PC except one of the HDDs (2TB)
Thanks

Alan
============================

Alan,

16 GB memory should be fine. I have that in my HVS-1/HVS-2 PC as I use a RAMdisk there for both tmp and received files, and it can get quite full under fault conditions:

https://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/lund-ramdisk-trees.html

There's a TrimTree running frequently to delete orphaned tmp files, and a RoboCopy running with a minute refresh to move processed files to a hard disk. However, as you're not taking Sentinel data your needs should be less. I take Sentinel data but don't process it.

Looking at the memory on a 16 GB interactive PC it seems that over the month the committed memory gradually increases (green) and the available memory (blue) decreases, but not as rapidly. I can't trace what causes this (my AVHRR Manager accounts for a small increase), but Firefox is a major consumer.

https://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/kiruna-mem.html

Perhaps you can steal some memory? Or is it like CPU pin-outs never compatible!

Cooling is certainly important, and I find that a dust clean out once a year (or more often) helps to keep the temperatures down! Fan noise isn't important with my hearing as it is!

Cheers,
David
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SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk
Twitter: @gm8arv


Re: New PC

Alan Banks <alanjamesbanks@...>
 

- 4-core CPU (6 perhaps).  Speed not overly important for EUMETCast.
- 16 GB memory or more.
- 256 GB SSD for OS.
- data disk for saved data and my programs (2-6 TB as you wish).
- data disk for HVS-1 (1 TB in my case).
- extra network card if second Ayecka SR1.
- graphics card not really required just for EUMETCast.
- serial card for GPS with PPS for accurate time keeping.
- Windows 10 Pro.
- plenty of USB ports!
Cheers,
David

Hi David,
The spec I have settled on (almost) is almost identical to yours. I want to do some gaming on this so a graphics card will be necessary. The biggest cost at the moment apart from CPU is RAM. I think 16GB is going to have to do. I have 32 in this PC but now rarely use it since I don't process very large astronomy images. The other issue is that I want to keep it as quiet as possible. I've found liquid cooling very efficient and reduces the dust contamination in the case very considerably.
Will give novatech a look.
I wont be able to recover much from this PC except one of the HDDs (2TB)
Thanks

Alan


Re: New PC

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Hi all,
Its a while since I built a PC and prices seem to have rocketed
particularly for RAM.
My second grandson requires a PC for Gaming, so I thought I would give
him my current PC with an added graphics card and buy new built/self
build for me.
I've used ebuyer and scan in the past. Has anyone recent experience of
suppliers/builders to share?
With Himawari 8 moving to T2 it looks as though I need to grasp the
nettle and get a second Rx going and update EUMETCast software. May as
well do it as a new install, get my little grey cells working!
Cheers

Alan
========================================

Alan,

I've used Novatech for five PCs and found them very responsive to my particular requirements.

https://www.novatech.co.uk/

I've used PC Specialist once, but didn't go back as they seemed somewhat reluctant to move away from their standard configurations.

As Thorsten notes, Him-8 will be on TP1, but on the HVS. I have two HVS-1 receivers, an Ayecka SR-1 (set for HVS alone), and a dual-tuner TBS6903 PCIe card working on both HVS-1 and HVS-2. The SR1 HVS-1 system give fewer missed packets - and that's without using any RAMdisk (which rather surprised me!), but the TBS seems to have slightly faster AGC, so less troubled by instantaneous slight signal dips. You could also get a second-hand e.g. TBS5925 and run that just on HVS-1.

I take the HVS-1 data on a separate physical HD, and process it to the main data disk. The OS is held on an SSD. I have a graphics card in that PC so that (a) it can run dual monitors (a great productivity gain) and (b) it has the CUDA capability required by some SDR software and used by the OS (and Firefox).

- 4-core CPU (6 perhaps). Speed not overly important for EUMETCast.
- 16 GB memory or more.
- 256 GB SSD for OS.
- data disk for saved data and my programs (2-6 TB as you wish).
- data disk for HVS-1 (1 TB in my case).
- extra network card if second Ayecka SR1.
- graphics card not really required just for EUMETCast.
- serial card for GPS with PPS for accurate time keeping.
- Windows 10 Pro.
- plenty of USB ports!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk
Twitter: @gm8arv


Re: New PC

Alan Banks <alanjamesbanks@...>
 

Thanks Ian & Thorsten,
TP2 was a typo or brain fade.
I meant HVS which I don't currently take.
With a link margin of 2 db or less its going to be a bit intermittent. There is zero possibility of a bigger dish and even getting a new LNB in place can be a bit hazardous given the dishes location. (erected on front of house when there was scaffolding up!)
Cheers
Alan

Will certainly look at PCSpecialist

On 09/09/2018 11:32, Ian Deans via Groups.Io wrote:
On 09/09/2018 12:10, Alan Banks via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi all,
Its a while since I built a PC and prices seem to have rocketed particularly for RAM.
My second grandson requires a PC for Gaming, so I thought I would give him my current PC with an added graphics card and buy new built/self build for me.
I've used ebuyer and scan in the past. Has anyone recent experience of suppliers/builders to share?
With Himawari 8 moving to T2 it looks as though I need to grasp the nettle and get a second Rx going and update EUMETCast software. May as well do it as a new install, get my little grey cells working!
Cheers

Alan
============================================================================= Hello Allan,
Douglas and I have used pcspecialist for a number of years for custom built desktops and have always been very pleased with the service. The company has expanded greatly since we first used them. so they are a large company now.
I have pasted the URL below.
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/
Probably a typo Alan but Himawari data will be on TP1.
Regards
Ian.


Re: New PC

Thorsten Miglus
 

Hi Allan,

Himawari is not moving to TP2. I stays on TP1 but it is moving from BAS to HVS.

Cheers,
Thorsten


On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 01:10 PM, Alan Banks wrote:
Hi all,
Its a while since I built a PC and prices seem to have rocketed particularly for RAM.
My second grandson requires a PC for Gaming, so I thought I would give him my current PC with an added graphics card and buy new built/self build for me.
I've used ebuyer and scan in the past. Has anyone recent experience of suppliers/builders to share?
With Himawari 8 moving to T2 it looks as though I need to grasp the nettle and get a second Rx going and update EUMETCast software. May as well do it as a new install, get my little grey cells working!
Cheers

Alan


Re: New PC

Ian Deans
 

On 09/09/2018 12:10, Alan Banks via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi all,
Its a while since I built a PC and prices seem to have rocketed particularly for RAM.
My second grandson requires a PC for Gaming, so I thought I would give him my current PC with an added graphics card and buy new built/self build for me.
I've used ebuyer and scan in the past. Has anyone recent experience of suppliers/builders to share?
With Himawari 8 moving to T2 it looks as though I need to grasp the nettle and get a second Rx going and update EUMETCast software. May as well do it as a new install, get my little grey cells working!
Cheers
Alan
=============================================================================

Hello Allan,

Douglas and I have used pcspecialist for a number of years for custom built desktops and have always been very pleased with the service. The company has expanded greatly since we first used them. so they are a large company now.

I have pasted the URL below.

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

Probably a typo Alan but Himawari data will be on TP1.

Regards
Ian.


New PC

Alan Banks <alanjamesbanks@...>
 

Hi all,
Its a while since I built a PC and prices seem to have rocketed particularly for RAM.
My second grandson requires a PC for Gaming, so I thought I would give him my current PC with an added graphics card and buy new built/self build for me.
I've used ebuyer and scan in the past. Has anyone recent experience of suppliers/builders to share?
With Himawari 8 moving to T2 it looks as though I need to grasp the nettle and get a second Rx going and update EUMETCast software. May as well do it as a new install, get my little grey cells working!
Cheers

Alan

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