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Re: BS SNR down this morning..

Allan Gibbs
 

The drop showed very clearly on my RRDtool charts which I've just sent to ops:



Allan.


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Prescot, Merseyside, UK
 


Re: SNR Level Suddenly Down last week by 33% - User FHGreaves in West Cork, Ireland

geojohnt@...
 

Francis,

It's strange that not all European users have seen this drop.
Ernst in Switzerland saw it and detailed it on a graph - yet Hartmut Austria didn't see it ???

I'm inside the central core contour and I certainly saw a reduction.
In fact between February this year and now, I have experienced two significant drops in BS SNR and my 'top level' is now 1 dB lower than it was in February this year.

I have tried several times to realign/adjust my 1 m dish and tried a new LNB but to no avail.

Regards,
John.

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In a message dated 08/10/2018 19:19:50 GMT Standard Time, francis@... writes:

I have sent this info to Eumetcast
My SNR Level dropped suddenly by 1/3 along with several others in the GEO Group, so as my normal level is only 6dB it is down to 4dB or less, and I am losing masses of data as shown by my mrtg graphing attached.
Is there any reason for this?
Regards
Francis


SNR Level Suddenly Down last week by 33% - User FHGreaves in West Cork, Ireland

Francis Greaves
 

I have sent this info to Eumetcast
My SNR Level dropped suddenly by 1/3 along with several others in the GEO Group, so as my normal level is only 6dB it is down to 4dB or less, and I am losing masses of data as shown by my mrtg graphing attached.
Is there any reason for this?
Regards
Francis


Re: BS SNR down this morning..

geojohnt@...
 

David,

I reported this (again) late Friday afternoon following their 'solar outage(?)' response.
This time I attached Ernst's graph showing the drop.

I've not heard back yet.

Regards,
John.

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In a message dated 08/10/2018 18:07:09 GMT Standard Time, gm8arv@... writes:


It appears that EUMETSAT were unaware of this problem, so could you please
report to ops@... if you have seen this. It seems that they
thought it was the usual solar outage dip rather than a one-off sudden
change, so more reports would be appreciated.


Re: No transport status lock in Ayecka SR1 after installing a larger disk

Herman Vijlbrief
 

Thanks to all who helps me finding the solution of the problem.
After more than 25 years of satellite reception and still I have a lot to learn.
I thought that when the Ayecka was programmed for BS and HVS reception it could only be locked on the Eutelsat 10A.
Thorsten and Ernst thanks to pointing that out to me.

I had to move my dish more than 10 degrees to the west and now the data is coming in.
For this occasion i use a compass app on my mobile and satpointer which gives me the right azimuth.
Perhaps next time i will use a more sophisticated tool like David suggested.

Now hoping that the SNR soon is on the level I used to have the last year but for now this larger dish gives me more than 1,3 dB extra SNR.

Thanks and greetings,

Herman


Op 8-10-2018 om 15:40 schreef David J Taylor via Groups.Io:

Many Thanks Ernst and Thorsten,

I will repoint my dish this afternoon and report back.

Greetings,

Herman
=========================================

Herman,

I recently bought one of these - about €50:

 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/V8-DVB-S2-HD-TV-Satellite-Finder-Digital-TV-Finder-Meter-with-3-5-LCD-Display/123191989920

which should be handy for the job.  I found:

Al-Forat HD1: 11007 V 4800 S2-QPSK
Dzair news: 11164 V 4000 S2-QPSK
Dzair TV: 11164 V 4000 S2-QPSK (couldn't see video)
Kurdistan TV: 11624 V 3800 S2-QPSK
Zagros TV: 11630 V 3800 S2-QPSK
Kurdistan 24 HD: 11645 4800 S2-QPSK
LBC Europe: 11681 H 3200 8PSK
LDC AM: 11681 H 3200 8PSK
-noorsatt: 10961 H 1333 S2-QPSK

That should be enough to confirm the satellite at least.  Received with a TBS5925 and the free SmartDVB software.  BDADataEx used for EUMETCast tests, but using something like the "Finder-Meter" above should be equally OK.

You might be able to use those with the Ayecka too,

Cheers,
David


Re: Hurricane Michael.

Maurizio calvitti
 

Very nice picture Douglas,
This it's the best combination of colors for enjoying the obervation of our planet!
I have tried with Eumetcastview 1.4.1 by selecting the "pseudocolor function"  but no green area are visible ( only brown, orange-brown).
Maybe I'm missing some basic configuration,

Regards,

Maurizio


Re: BS SNR down this morning..

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks,

It appears that EUMETSAT were unaware of this problem, so could you please report to ops@eumetsat.int if you have seen this. It seems that they thought it was the usual solar outage dip rather than a one-off sudden change, so more reports would be appreciated.

Cheers,
David
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Re: TBS 6903 extra power cable

Ernst Lobsiger
 

Nigel,

The latest TelliCast Client is 2.14.4-4 distributed
twice per day in Info-Channel-1. There seems to be
no *.deb package yet but there is a *.tgz. Not sure
you still have to ask OPS to be put on the list to
receive that. It's even sent to the generic eumetcast
user unencrypted (without a need for an EKU).

You should also find the latest CD version here:

ftp://ftp.eumetsat.int/pub/OPS/out/user/EUMETCast_Support/

Be aware that I use my own version of dvb-eumetcast that
does a multi transponder setup with 3 dummy interfaces.
I had that long before EUMETSAT (K.-P. Renner) came up
with their own multi transponder solution some month ago.
The EUMETSAT setup uses a single dummy0 interface where
all clients (up to 3 = BAS, HVS-1, HVS-2) attach. They
also come with a completly new configuration file
for dvb-eumetcast. I recommend to go with what you get
from EUMETSAT now. In any case 4GB RAM will be hardly
enough to setup a system that uses a RAM Disk for 3
clients. But that is fine tuning and comes later ...

You will also find a compiled version of szap-s2 distributed
by EUMETSAT. So forget what I wrote about a CrazyCat
Version and the soft links I make in my setup ...

Nice to hear that you are almost there. Keep going.

Cheers,
Ernst


Re: File eating up tmp disk space

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Thanks for the update David.
Wonder what they were about?

James.
===========================

James,

I had wondered that too, but the file appeared to contain all zeros. Perhaps getting ready for more data, though?

Cheers,
David
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Hurricane Michael.

Douglas Deans
 

Hurricane Michael to intensify to major hurricane and hit the NE Gulf coast.
Pseudo true colour image made from my Eumetcast GOES 16 data and EUMETCastView.

Regards,
Douglas.


Re: File eating up tmp disk space

James Brown
 

On 8 Oct 2018, at 15:42, David J Taylor via Groups.Io <gm8arv=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Folks,

EUMETSAT have confirmed that these test files should not have been disseminated, and shold now have stopped.

If you see any more please report to EUMETSAT ASAP.

Thanks,
David
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Thanks for the update David.
Wonder what they were about?

James.


Re: File eating up tmp disk space

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks,

EUMETSAT have confirmed that these test files should not have been disseminated, and shold now have stopped.

If you see any more please report to EUMETSAT ASAP.

Thanks,
David
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Re: File eating up tmp disk space

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I can confirm that I received two files as well totalling nearly 3GB.
They are in my NPP-2 received folder. I am not on the manufacturers
list, so I suspect many others will have received these files as well if
they take NPP-2.

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

Thanks, Ian.

Yes, it looks like everyone subscribed to NPP-2 must have received that. Thanks goodness it wasn't at a weekend when fixing it may have taken longer. Not heard back from EUMETSAT yet, but the query was acknowledged.

Bet that's ruined someone's yearly appraisal!

Cheers,
David
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Re: TBS 6903 extra power cable

nigel
 

Hi Ernst,
Very happy to report that I've made some good progress and am now getting close, I think, to having a working system.

The latest step this afternoon was to reboot, with the EKU fitted and it seems to be working (occasional blink) and "/etc/init.d/pcscd status" shows running. No worrying messages in "journalctl -f" either, so I'm quietly confident!!
Tomorrow I hope to reroute the cable from the LNB to the TBS 6903 and see if I can get reception going.

However, the latest version of tellicast-client that I have been able to find is 2.12.1-11_i386.deb - in your notes (STRETCH64.txt) you mention 2.14.1-3_i386.deb - is there much difference between these two versions and should I be able to get reception going with this older version??
I'll be ordering a new DVD and EKU from ops in the next day or two but it might take a while to get here !

Thanks for your help
Regards
Nigel


On 04/10/2018 15:44, Ernst Lobsiger wrote:
Hi Nigel,

STRETCH64.txt is an attachment to message 26864 August 2nd.
You should install a CLI only system later. Maybe you have an
onboard graphic chip and could use it for initial setup. For what
I work with your graphics card is the MONSTER I suspected :-).

Be aware  that 64Bit Linux has some extra problems as the
TelliCast client and EKU software is still 32Bit only.

Regards,
Ernst




Re: File eating up tmp disk space

Ian Deans
 

On 08/10/2018 14:17, David J Taylor via Groups.Io wrote:
I can confirm this David. My temp directories are on a 1tb hd but 2/3 are now eaten up!
Thanks for noticing. I had wondered why your graphs had started showing a lot of missed/recovered packets!
Cheers,
James.
=========================================
Well, having stopped the TelliCast processes and restarted, the bad file disappeared on two systems, but was more persistent on the third. Perhaps EUMETSAT stopped it.  It was filled with zeros, by the way.
The losses yesterday James were due to rain and high wind, from the "wrong" direction.  More wind expected later in the week.  Sigh!
Cheers,
David
=======================================================================

I can confirm that I received two files as well totalling nearly 3GB. They are in my NPP-2 received folder. I am not on the manufacturers list, so I suspect many others will have received these files as well if they take NPP-2.

Regards
Ian.


Re: No transport status lock in Ayecka SR1 after installing a larger disk

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Many Thanks Ernst and Thorsten,

I will repoint my dish this afternoon and report back.

Greetings,

Herman
=========================================

Herman,

I recently bought one of these - about €50:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/V8-DVB-S2-HD-TV-Satellite-Finder-Digital-TV-Finder-Meter-with-3-5-LCD-Display/123191989920

which should be handy for the job. I found:

Al-Forat HD1: 11007 V 4800 S2-QPSK
Dzair news: 11164 V 4000 S2-QPSK
Dzair TV: 11164 V 4000 S2-QPSK (couldn't see video)
Kurdistan TV: 11624 V 3800 S2-QPSK
Zagros TV: 11630 V 3800 S2-QPSK
Kurdistan 24 HD: 11645 4800 S2-QPSK
LBC Europe: 11681 H 3200 8PSK
LDC AM: 11681 H 3200 8PSK
-noorsatt: 10961 H 1333 S2-QPSK

That should be enough to confirm the satellite at least. Received with a TBS5925 and the free SmartDVB software. BDADataEx used for EUMETCast tests, but using something like the "Finder-Meter" above should be equally OK.

You might be able to use those with the Ayecka too,

Cheers,
David
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Re: File eating up tmp disk space

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I can confirm this David. My temp directories are on a 1tb hd but 2/3 are now eaten up!

Thanks for noticing. I had wondered why your graphs had started showing a lot of missed/recovered packets!

Cheers,
James.
=========================================

Well, having stopped the TelliCast processes and restarted, the bad file disappeared on two systems, but was more persistent on the third. Perhaps EUMETSAT stopped it. It was filled with zeros, by the way.

The losses yesterday James were due to rain and high wind, from the "wrong" direction. More wind expected later in the week. Sigh!

Cheers,
David
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Re: File eating up tmp disk space

Ernst Lobsiger
 

Hi All

Ganymed could just handle that with its 3 GB Ram-Disk.
According to Murphy the file  came in at the time of sun
colinearity interference. But no lost packets on Ganymed.

Cheers
Ernst


Re: File eating up tmp disk space

James Brown
 

On 8 Oct 2018, at 12:23, David J Taylor via Groups.Io <gm8arv=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Looks like EUMETSAT are sending a file on NPP-2 which is 2 GB or more, and eating up disk space on the PCs here. Hope you're not also affected....

I've cleared two PCs which had run out of tmp space, but it looks like the other which has a 4 GB RAMdisk will need to let that fill before I can fix the issue.

EUMETSAT: perhaps this is only manufacturers but if the file could be stopped, please?

Cheers,
David
--
I can confirm this David. My temp directories are on a 1tb hd but 2/3 are now eaten up!

Thanks for noticing. I had wondered why your graphs had started showing a lot of missed/recovered packets!

Cheers,
James.

JB out and about


Re: File eating up tmp disk space

Hartmut Schulla
 

Confirmed!
File is named "testfilefrommmds". It size is 2.097.152KB.
No problem here so far!
Regards

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: MSG-1@groups.io [mailto:MSG-1@groups.io] Im Auftrag von David J Taylor via Groups.Io
Gesendet: Montag, 8. Oktober 2018 13:23
An: MSG-1 group
Cc: OPS Eumetsat
Betreff: [MSG-1] File eating up tmp disk space

Looks like EUMETSAT are sending a file on NPP-2 which is 2 GB or more, and
eating up disk space on the PCs here. Hope you're not also affected....

I've cleared two PCs which had run out of tmp space, but it looks like the
other which has a 4 GB RAMdisk will need to let that fill before I can fix
the issue.

EUMETSAT: perhaps this is only manufacturers but if the file could be
stopped, please?

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

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