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Re: Some basic info required for a beginner

David J Taylor
 

David, thanks for the links, the information on your web site is very helpful
- more so than on the EUMETcast web site.
Plenty of reading to keep me quiet for a day or two - as you may know there
are a couple of dead links on your page particularly under the paperwork
section - those referring to the Geo web site are dead but I'm sure I'll be
able to find the info required :)

Thanks,
Paul
==============================

Paul,

Please let me know of broken links, so I can fix them.

The GEO Web site should still be active, but its shop is now closed.

Cheers,
David
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Re: Some basic info required for a beginner

Paul Gulliver
 

Hi David,
The broken links I have found on this page
https://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/atovs/index.html
are under the "paperwork" section - the first line reads "Meteosat-8/9/10 and
the guidance available here will help!" the link under the word "here" is
broken (http://www.geo-web.org.uk/eumreg.html)

Also the third sub paragraph "For advice on completing the form, please see
the GEO Web site." the link under the "Geo Web site" is broken
(http://www.geo-web.org.uk/eumreg.html) (Same link as above - only just
realised that)

at the end of the paragraph you link to the MSG Yahoo group rather than the
groups.io

I keep finding more pages of interest on your site, enough reading for a
couple of weeks :)

Cheers,

Paul

On 02/01/2019 at 13:34, "David J Taylor via Groups.Io"
<gm8arv=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
David, thanks for the links, the information on your web site is very
helpful
- more so than on the EUMETcast web site.
Plenty of reading to keep me quiet for a day or two - as you may know there
are a couple of dead links on your page particularly under the paperwork
section - those referring to the Geo web site are dead but I'm sure I'll be
able to find the info required :)

Thanks,
Paul
==============================

Paul,

Please let me know of broken links, so I can fix them.

The GEO Web site should still be active, but its shop is now closed.

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


Re: Some basic info required for a beginner

David J Taylor
 

Hi David,
The broken links I have found on this page
https://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/atovs/index.html
are under the "paperwork" section - the first line reads "Meteosat-8/9/10 and
the guidance available here will help!" the link under the word "here" is
broken (http://www.geo-web.org.uk/eumreg.html)

Also the third sub paragraph "For advice on completing the form, please see
the GEO Web site." the link under the "Geo Web site" is broken
(http://www.geo-web.org.uk/eumreg.html) (Same link as above - only just
realised that)

at the end of the paragraph you link to the MSG Yahoo group rather than the
groups.io

I keep finding more pages of interest on your site, enough reading for a
couple of weeks :)

Cheers,
Paul
====================================

That's much appreciated, Paul. I did find that the version on the Web was lagging behind my local version, so some of the references were out-of-date anyway. Should be corrected now with a Crtl-F5.

My Web site serves as my own notebook in some cases, so usually what you can read there has been done and tested - although with Linux, hardware and EUMETCast updates it might now fail!.

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

Re: 1400hrs step change

James Brown
 

Looks like a possible change to a backup?
HVS2 seems to show a small welcome increase especially.

New Year greetings to all,

James

Re: 1400hrs step change

David J Taylor
 

Looks like a possible change to a backup?
HVS2 seems to show a small welcome increase especially.

New Year greetings to all,

James
==============================

Let's hope it lasts! Wonderful what a bit of Brasso on the feed does. LOL.

Happy and Healthy New Year!

David
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Re: 1400hrs step change

Ian Deans
 

On 02/01/2019 15:42, James Brown wrote:
Looks like a possible change to a backup?
HVS2 seems to show a small welcome increase especially.
New Year greetings to all,
James
====================================================

James I was watching a drop in my signal a little time
before 14.00hrs. In the space of probably about 15 minutes
my signal was down over 1 SNR and then suddenly it fully
recovered and there was some losses on basic and HVS-1
[was not taking HVS-2 ].

There was an incident late last night including losses,
so maybe they moved to backup last night and today was
the move back ---- just a guess.

My signal is now very slightly down, but I am still seeing
roughly a 0.4 SNR difference between basic/HVS-1 and HVS-2
which is normal for me.

Regards
Ian.

Re: 1400hrs step change

James Brown
 

On 2 Jan 2019, at 16:26, Ian Deans via Groups.Io <iandeans142=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:



On 02/01/2019 15:42, James Brown wrote:
Looks like a possible change to a backup?
HVS2 seems to show a small welcome increase especially.
New Year greetings to all,
James
====================================================

James I was watching a drop in my signal a little time
before 14.00hrs. In the space of probably about 15 minutes
my signal was down over 1 SNR and then suddenly it fully
recovered and there was some losses on basic and HVS-1
[was not taking HVS-2 ].

There was an incident late last night including losses,
so maybe they moved to backup last night and today was
the move back ---- just a guess.

My signal is now very slightly down, but I am still seeing
roughly a 0.4 SNR difference between basic/HVS-1 and HVS-2
which is normal for me.

Regards
Ian
Thanks Ian,
Seems the increase on T2 was very short lived. I make it about 90 minutes!

Cheers,
James

Re: 1400hrs step change

Douglas Deans
 

On 02/01/2019 16:53, James Brown wrote:

On 2 Jan 2019, at 16:26, Ian Deans via Groups.Io <iandeans142=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:



On 02/01/2019 15:42, James Brown wrote:
Looks like a possible change to a backup?
HVS2 seems to show a small welcome increase especially.
New Year greetings to all,
James
====================================================

James I was watching a drop in my signal a little time
before 14.00hrs. In the space of probably about 15 minutes
my signal was down over 1 SNR and then suddenly it fully
recovered and there was some losses on basic and HVS-1
[was not taking HVS-2 ].

There was an incident late last night including losses,
so maybe they moved to backup last night and today was
the move back ---- just a guess.

My signal is now very slightly down, but I am still seeing
roughly a 0.4 SNR difference between basic/HVS-1 and HVS-2
which is normal for me.

Regards
Ian
Thanks Ian,
Seems the increase on T2 was very short lived. I make it about 90 minutes!
Cheers,
James
=====================================================================

Sadly agreed James. I am back to TP2 about 0.8-1.0 dB down on TP1.

Regards,
Douglas.

Re: Some basic info required for a beginner

Alan Banks
 

The GEO website pages are .php and not .html

It is likely that much of the info there is dated and suffers from dead link problems.

Please contact me direct if you find anything obvious.

Cheers

Alan

GEO Web

http://www.geo-web.org.uk/contact_webmstr/contactform.php
On 02/01/2019 13:47, Paul Gulliver wrote:
Hi David,
The broken links I have found on this page
https://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/atovs/index.html
are under the "paperwork" section - the first line reads "Meteosat-8/9/10 and
the guidance available here will help!" the link under the word "here" is
broken (http://www.geo-web.org.uk/eumreg.html)

Also the third sub paragraph "For advice on completing the form, please see
the GEO Web site." the link under the "Geo Web site" is broken
(http://www.geo-web.org.uk/eumreg.html) (Same link as above - only just
realised that)

at the end of the paragraph you link to the MSG Yahoo group rather than the
groups.io

I keep finding more pages of interest on your site, enough reading for a
couple of weeks :)

Cheers,

Paul

On 02/01/2019 at 13:34, "David J Taylor via Groups.Io"
<gm8arv=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
David, thanks for the links, the information on your web site is very
helpful
- more so than on the EUMETcast web site.
Plenty of reading to keep me quiet for a day or two - as you may know there
are a couple of dead links on your page particularly under the paperwork
section - those referring to the Geo web site are dead but I'm sure I'll be
able to find the info required :)

Thanks,
Paul
==============================

Paul,

Please let me know of broken links, so I can fix them.

The GEO Web site should still be active, but its shop is now closed.

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



Re: 1400hrs step change

James Brown
 

On 02/01/2019 17:23, Douglas Deans via Groups.Io wrote:
On 02/01/2019 16:53, James Brown wrote:

On 2 Jan 2019, at 16:26, Ian Deans via Groups.Io <iandeans142=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:



On 02/01/2019 15:42, James Brown wrote:
Looks like a possible change to a backup?
HVS2 seems to show a small welcome increase especially.
New Year greetings to all,
James
====================================================

James I was watching a drop in my signal a little time
before 14.00hrs. In the space of probably about 15 minutes
my signal was down over 1 SNR and then suddenly it fully
recovered and there was some losses on basic and HVS-1
[was not taking HVS-2 ].

There was an incident late last night including losses,
so maybe they moved to backup last night and today was
the move back ---- just a guess.

My signal is now very slightly down, but I am still seeing
roughly a 0.4 SNR difference between basic/HVS-1 and HVS-2
which is normal for me.

Regards
Ian
Thanks Ian,
Seems the increase on T2 was very short lived. I make it about 90 minutes!

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

Sadly agreed James. I am back to TP2 about 0.8-1.0 dB down on TP1.

Regards,
Douglas.

Another change around 1900 on T2 - looks as if those furthest east perhaps saw the greatest gain?

Cheers

James

ftp access

nico15.s@...
 

Dear all,

A while ago I had to leave my satellite dish behind because we moved house.

But I would like to be able to receive images until I can put up a dish at a new home.

I already have arranged ftp access for images. Unfortunately I was not yet successful in retrieving data from the server. It seems that special settings are needed for the ftp client.

My question, does anyone have tips about software or settings on this subject?

All help will be appreciated.

Best regards,

Nico

Re: ftp access

David J Taylor
 

Dear all,

A while ago I had to leave my satellite dish behind because we moved house.

But I would like to be able to receive images until I can put up a dish
at a new home.

I already have arranged ftp access for images. Unfortunately I was not
yet successful in retrieving data from the server. It seems that special
settings are needed for the ftp client.

My question, does anyone have tips about software or settings on this
subject?

All help will be appreciated.

Best regards,

Nico
====================================

Nico,

Sorry to hear about the house move! You could try my MSG FTP Helper program:

https://www.satsignal.eu/software/msgftphelper000.zip

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

Re: 1400hrs step change

James Brown
 

On 03/01/2019 23:07, James Brown wrote:
On 02/01/2019 17:23, Douglas Deans via Groups.Io wrote:
On 02/01/2019 16:53, James Brown wrote:

On 2 Jan 2019, at 16:26, Ian Deans via Groups.Io <iandeans142=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:



On 02/01/2019 15:42, James Brown wrote:
Looks like a possible change to a backup?
HVS2 seems to show a small welcome increase especially.
New Year greetings to all,
James
====================================================

James I was watching a drop in my signal a little time
before 14.00hrs. In the space of probably about 15 minutes
my signal was down over 1 SNR and then suddenly it fully
recovered and there was some losses on basic and HVS-1
[was not taking HVS-2 ].

There was an incident late last night including losses,
so maybe they moved to backup last night and today was
the move back ---- just a guess.

My signal is now very slightly down, but I am still seeing
roughly a 0.4 SNR difference between basic/HVS-1 and HVS-2
which is normal for me.

Regards
Ian
Thanks Ian,
Seems the increase on T2 was very short lived. I make it about 90 minutes!

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

Sadly agreed James. I am back to TP2 about 0.8-1.0 dB down on TP1.

Regards,
Douglas.

Another change around 1900 on T2 - looks as if those furthest east perhaps saw the greatest gain?

Cheers

James
And of course at around 0930 on January 04 2019 the gain has gone again.

James

Himawari

David Pykett
 

Hi

 

I used to be able to run MsgAnimator with the  Himawari  data but now no matter what I do I can’t get a Himawari Animation its as though it doesn’t read the files but I can do one in GeoSatsignal OK, can anyone help in what I am doing wrong (I am using the very latest MsgAnimator from David’s Website). Other animations from different sats work OK

 

Thanks

Dave

Re: Himawari

David J Taylor
 

Hi

I used to be able to run MsgAnimator with the Himawari data but now no matter what I do I can’t get a Himawari Animation its as though it doesn’t read the files but I can do one in GeoSatsignal OK, can anyone help in what I am doing wrong (I am using the very latest MsgAnimator from David’s Website). Other animations from different sats work OK

Thanks
Dave
============================

Dave,

I just checked here with a 48-frame, full disk animation (one I happened to have) and it works correctly.

The MSG Animator (.303) expects all data to be in the normal structure - i.e.

D:\MSG\Images\FSD
D:\MSG\Images\HRIT

with names like:

201901050940-him8-vis.jpg

Are you sure you're using the latest beta MSG Animator - V3.1.5.303?

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

Re: ftp access

nico15.s@...
 

On 1/4/19 10:49 AM, David J Taylor via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear all,

A while ago I had to leave my satellite dish behind because we moved house.

But I would like to be able to receive images until I can put up a dish
at a new home.

I already have arranged ftp access for images. Unfortunately I was not
yet successful in retrieving data from the server. It seems that special
settings are needed for the ftp client.

My question, does anyone have tips about software or settings on this
subject?

All help will be appreciated.

Best regards,

Nico
====================================

Nico,

Sorry to hear about the house move!  You could try my MSG FTP Helper program:

 https://www.satsignal.eu/software/msgftphelper000.zip

Cheers,
David
Dear David,

Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately, this did not work. After experimenting a lot, I added a rule in my internet modem to forward port 6000 - 6100 to my PC and I configured Filezilla to use these ports in active FTP mode. Does your program use a specific port? It gets the file name to retrieve, but does not get the data itself. I think your program would be very easy to work with and also for automatic mode.

Best regards,

Nico

Re: 1400hrs step change

geojohnt@...
 

James, Ian, Douglas and All,

Never mind the recent 'ups and downs' my TP1 Basic SNR remains much lower than it was this time last year.
During 2018 it went down and up a couple of times but my last Jan/Feb/March SNR level of 13.8 dB to 14.3 dB were only repeated once.
Currently, and for several months now my SNR has been 13.1 dB to 13.5 dB.
[I've always had diurnal variations]

OK, I have more than enough link margin for Basic and HVS-1 but something has changed.
I'll take this up with Ops again now we are into winter again.

Regards,
John.


 

Re: Himawari

James Brown
 


On 5 Jan 2019, at 09:29, David Pykett via Groups.Io <david.pykett@...> wrote:

Hi

 

I used to be able to run MsgAnimator with the  Himawari  data but now no matter what I do I can’t get a Himawari Animation its as though it doesn’t read the files but I can do one in GeoSatsignal OK, can anyone help in what I am doing wrong (I am using the very latest MsgAnimator from David’s Website). Other animations from different sats work OK

 

Thanks

Dave

_._,_._,_


Just to confirm David’s observation. I am also receiving and currently viewing Himawari animations using Davd’s Animator 3.

Cheers,
James. 

Re: ftp access

David J Taylor
 

Dear David,

Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately, this did not work. After
experimenting a lot, I added a rule in my internet modem to forward port
6000 - 6100 to my PC and I configured Filezilla to use these ports in
active FTP mode. Does your program use a specific port? It gets the file
name to retrieve, but does not get the data itself. I think your program
would be very easy to work with and also for automatic mode.

Best regards,
Nico
================================

Nico,

I just checked the program here and it works correctly. No special port settings are required. I have no proxy, and I am not using Passive FTP.

You can indeed schedule the program to get the most recent data - see the command-line arguments in the read-me. The FTP data port could be any number, so no port forwarding should be required. Port forwarding is only normally required when data incoming to the PC/router is unexpected, and in this case the program triggers the first connection so the router knows where to route the incoming packets. I take it you are registered with EUMESAT for the FTP service?

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

Re: Himawari

David Pykett
 

Hi David

These are the files I get (Which I think are correct) and the settings within MsgAnimator
So I think what confused me was all the names
Himawari -B01 047um through to B16 13.3um
But if I just use the IR1 to IR4 and Visible 0.64um it works ok.

Best regards
Dave


Hi

I used to be able to run MsgAnimator with the Himawari data but now no
matter what I do I can’t get a Himawari Animation its as though it doesn’t
read the files but I can do one in GeoSatsignal OK, can anyone help in what
I am doing wrong (I am using the very latest MsgAnimator from David’s
Website). Other animations from different sats work OK

Thanks
Dave
============================

Dave,

I just checked here with a 48-frame, full disk animation (one I happened to
have) and it works correctly.

The MSG Animator (.303) expects all data to be in the normal structure -
i.e.

D:\MSG\Images\FSD
D:\MSG\Images\HRIT

with names like:

201901050940-him8-vis.jpg

Are you sure you're using the latest beta MSG Animator - V3.1.5.303?

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