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Re: Help menu

David J Taylor
 

Hi all,

I am new to Wxtract. So while seeing what it takes to make it go I cant find much if anything on the Help menu.
There are a lot of index items listed. However when highlighted and pushing display , nothing happens.
Maybe I missed doing something during install or? Anyway I need help finding help! :)

Gerry
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Gerry,

If you check the FAQ:

https://www.satsignal.eu/software/faq.htm

Q16 deals with this issue:

"For Windows-10, download, right-click unblock and expand this file, and right-click run the Install.cmd with administrative privilege."

https://www.satsignal.eu/software/WinHelpWin10.zip

Cheers,
David
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Re: Help menu

David J Taylor
 

Hi all,

I am new to Wxtract. So while seeing what it takes to make it go I cant find much if anything on the Help menu.
There are a lot of index items listed. However when highlighted and pushing display , nothing happens.
Maybe I missed doing something during install or? Anyway I need help finding help! :)

Gerry
==============================

Gerry,

Actually, with the content showing as blank it's because Windows is blocking full access to the file. Try this solution:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1961503-solved-windows-10-chm-help-files-showing-up-blank

Cheers,
David
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Re: HD AWOL?

geojohnt@...
 

David,

Thanks for your comments.

>You might be able to get into the BIOS and see whether the HDD (E:) is
>listed.

Oh no, I thought.
Get into the bios - how do I do that?
And after the disaster I had last February with a failed EUMETCast computer - probably due to my 'fiddling,' and the large bill I had to fix the problem - corrupted Windows 10, and then having to reload and configure many old programmes which had 'disappeared' - I've decided, no more fiddling.

However I did open Device Manager and the E:\ HD was not shown.
I took the side off the computer which allowed a (very) long overdue 'hoover' and tried the connections - all appeared OK.
Rebooted - same problem.

I went into my Bullguard Antivirus/security - don't ask me why - which I know you hate, which told me I had several 'vulnerabilities.'
One of these was 'urgent Windows updates' pending.
I thought twice about downloading and installing these as the computer 'wasn't working.'

However, I went ahead and they were all downloaded and installed and 'it' told me to reboot which I did.

Surprise, surprise, Desktop icons were fully loaded, Tellicast ran automatically and E:\ was back.
All MSG programmes running as normal!

?????!

Regards,
John.

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In a message dated 26/03/2019 11:45:49 GMT Standard Time, gm8arv@... writes:

Dear All,

Er, I appear to have lost my E:\ data drive overnight.

I run 24/7 but when I switched the monitors on at 08:00 this morning all
running programmes [MDM  - 0 degrees, IODC, RSS, AVHRR, Animator,
Metop A, Metop B] had stopped running at 02:15 - 02:20.

TC was still showing a pink T.
And SR1 Console was still showing signal.

I closed all programmes and rebooted the computer and found all MSG
programme desktop icons 'white' - except HRPT Reader(?), RAMDISK
and those that reside on C:\.

'This PC' shows no E:\ Data (HD) drive - as in attached screen shot.

Mmmmm?

Regards,
John Tellick.
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John,


It seems that your HRPT Reader was installed on C: - that's fine.

You might be able to get into the BIOS and see whether the HDD (E:) is
listed.  Perhaps a connector has fallen out?  Worth opening the box to
check.

I recently had a data disk fail which had been taking much of the HVS-1 and
HVS-2 feeds and just saving the data - no processing.  Since then I been
cutting back on the data saved as far as possible on all PCs.

There's one utility you might try:

  https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/

which can show the basic health of an SSD or HDD.

Good luck!

David
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Re: HD AWOL?

David J Taylor
 

David,

Thanks for your comments.

You might be able to get into the BIOS and see whether the HDD (E:) is
listed.
Oh no, I thought.
Get into the bios - how do I do that?
And after the disaster I had last February with a failed EUMETCast computer - probably due to my 'fiddling,' and the large bill I had to fix the problem - corrupted Windows 10, and then having to reload and configure many old programmes which had 'disappeared' - I've decided, no more fiddling.

However I did open Device Manager and the E:\ HD was not shown.
I took the side off the computer which allowed a (very) long overdue 'hoover' and tried the connections - all appeared OK.
Rebooted - same problem.

I went into my Bullguard Antivirus/security - don't ask me why - which I know you hate, which told me I had several 'vulnerabilities.'
One of these was 'urgent Windows updates' pending.
I thought twice about downloading and installing these as the computer 'wasn't working.'

However, I went ahead and they were all downloaded and installed and 'it' told me to reboot which I did.

Surprise, surprise, Desktop icons were fully loaded, Tellicast ran automatically and E:\ was back.
All MSG programmes running as normal!

?????!

Regards,
John.
==========================================

John,

Well, the BIOS should be a read-only environment unless you press Save rather than Exit or Cancel, but I take your point.

I do often hear of folk who complain that X< Y or Z doesn't work after a Windows Update (you should check after the second Tuesday of the month), but you are one of the very few persons who have found that something started working after a Windows update!

I'd still be inclined to check that HDD with CrystalDiskInfo and see whether it's reported as Healthy or not. It's not necessarily something to be concerned about if there's an issue, but watch out for an increasing value of Reallocated Sector Count. That's when a bit of the disk has gone bad but the content has been moved elsewhere. I'd run a check with a current version of MalwareBytes as well - just in case.

All being well, it's just a glitch, but...replacement HDs and cloning software aren't that expensive.

Cheers,
David
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Re: HD AWOL?

geojohnt@...
 

David,

Thanks for further thoughts.

I had a look at CrystalDiskInfo on 'this other' computer and there appeared to be 3 versions and multiple download option blue tabs on all three.
????

>you are one of the very few persons who have found that something started working after a Windows update!
Yes, it's uncanny, isn't it?!
Nobody was more surprised than me.

>All being well, it's just a glitch, but...replacement HDs and cloning
>software aren't that expensive.

I was thinking that this might have been the only way forward - however, if the 'old' HDD was dead, how do you clone?
Or, is there a magic way to resurrect it?

Back in the good old days of EUMETCast DVB-S from Eurobird 9, [60 - 85 cm dish, those were the days?] my computer HDD died at one of our GEO Symposium's at the NSC.
Arne said he would have a look at it and I sent it to him.
Magically, he got it going again so I could install it into the computer - now with a new HDD - and transfer the data over.

Regards,
John.

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In a message dated 26/03/2019 14:51:25 GMT Standard Time, gm8arv@... writes:

John,

Well, the BIOS should be a read-only environment unless you press Save
rather than Exit or Cancel, but I take your point.

I do often hear of folk who complain that X< Y or Z doesn't work after a
Windows Update (you should check after the second Tuesday of the month), but
you are one of the very few persons who have found that something started
working after a Windows update!

I'd still be inclined to check that HDD with CrystalDiskInfo and see whether
it's reported as Healthy or not.  It's not necessarily something to be
concerned about if there's an issue, but watch out for an increasing value
of Reallocated Sector Count.  That's when a bit of the disk has gone bad but
the content has been moved elsewhere.  I'd run a check with a current
version of MalwareBytes as well - just in case.

All being well, it's just a glitch, but...replacement HDs and cloning
software aren't that expensive.

Cheers,
David

Re: Help menu

compu_friend
 

Thanks David / everyone,

I should have known Win10 was involved some how.  That fixed the problem.
All because of low life hackers.  I wonder how the Roman era would have handled hackers?
Maybe we have gotten too soft in dealing with these folks?

Gerry

Green Heron Az / El and Wxtrack

compu_friend
 

Hi everyone,

I just put together the Yaesu G5500 with a Green Heron RT-21 Az El controller.
Problem is finding the connection between Wxtrack and the controller. Not listed unless maybe some other dual use one?

Cant find anything in the Q/A of the site or all over the net.
I did find Pdftracker which list it as a choice.  You would think someone could make a standard for this kind of interfacing.

Thanks,
Gerry Wb5txa

Question about Eumetcast Africa antenna

Hamdan
 

Hi to the group,

I am planing to install a second reception station for Eumetcast Africa service with a separate EKU dongle and new TBS5927 receiver.

So, i want to ask about the type and size of antenna recommended get a suitable signal?

The new station will be installed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Best regards
Hamdan 

Re: Question about Eumetcast Africa antenna

geojohnt@...
 

Hamdan,

This might help?


Best wishes,
John.

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In a message dated 30/03/2019 13:38:17 GMT Standard Time, hamdan789n@... writes:

Hi to the group,

I am planing to install a second reception station for Eumetcast Africa service with a separate EKU dongle and new TBS5927 receiver.

So, i want to ask about the type and size of antenna recommended get a suitable signal?

The new station will be installed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Best regards
Hamdan 

XRIT2PIC installation problems

Cornish Man
 

Hello

I am having trouble installing  XRIT2PIC

I can install it no problems, but when I start the program a couple of windows popup saying I am missing files

The files are: Jpeg813.dll, wvt.dll, libgio-2-0-0.dll and  libntl-8.dll

Any help would be grateful

Cheers

Re: XRIT2PIC installation problems

Roby
 

Hello, you have installed: setup_gtk20dll.exe ?

Re: XRIT2PIC installation problems

Cornish Man
 

I have

Re: XRIT2PIC installation problems

Cornish Man
 

And setup_decompr.exe

Re: XRIT2PIC installation problems

R. Alblas
 

You need to download and install setup_decompr.exe and setup_gtk20dll.exe. These contain the missing DLL's.
Make sure to install them at the same location as xrit2pic.


On 04/01/2019 06:07 PM, Cornish Man via Groups.Io wrote:
Hello

I am having trouble installing  XRIT2PIC

I can install it no problems, but when I start the program a couple of windows popup saying I am missing files

The files are: Jpeg813.dll, wvt.dll, libgio-2-0-0.dll and  libntl-8.dll

Any help would be grateful

Cheers

Re: XRIT2PIC installation problems

Cornish Man
 

Hi

I have done that and still having problems

Cheers


On Monday, 1 April 2019, 17:46, R. Alblas <sat@...> wrote:


You need to download and install setup_decompr.exe and setup_gtk20dll.exe. These contain the missing DLL's.
Make sure to install them at the same location as xrit2pic.


On 04/01/2019 06:07 PM, Cornish Man via Groups.Io wrote:
Hello

I am having trouble installing  XRIT2PIC

I can install it no problems, but when I start the program a couple of windows popup saying I am missing files

The files are: Jpeg813.dll, wvt.dll, libgio-2-0-0.dll and  libntl-8.dll

Any help would be grateful

Cheers


Re: Question about Eumetcast Africa antenna

Hamdan
 

John,

Thank you for the help.

Regards
Hamdan

Re: XRIT2PIC installation problems

Cornish Man
 

Hi

Managed to get it working.
The dll files went to a different folder.

One question. How do i colorize the images as they are in black and white

Cheers

Re: XRIT2PIC installation problems

David J Taylor
 

Hi

Managed to get it working.
The dll files went to a different folder.

One question. How do i colorize the images as they are in black and white

Cheers ======================================

You can use:

https://www.satsignal.eu/software/geosatsignal.htm

Cheers,
David
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Re: XRIT2PIC installation problems

R. Alblas
 

For geostat. satellites like MSG there are several combinations of channels implemented to colourize; see right-bottom, pop-up menu, which shows nrgb (natural rgb composite) and a lot more.
Enable 'Colours', select a satellite (not a single channel) and do Preview or Export.

Btw, there is an xrit2pic mailing list, which may be better to use for questions about xrit2pic:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/xrit2pic/info

Rob.


On 04/01/2019 07:34 PM, Cornish Man via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi

Managed to get it working.
The dll files went to a different folder.

One question. How do i colorize the images as they are in black and white

Cheers

Reducing packet loss

David J Taylor
 

Folks,

I had a question from someone about reducing packet loss when using Windows, but I felt that my advice might be out of date, so I would appreciate input here.

- in the past disk access speed has been the major problem for the Basic Service, which has been addressed by using a RAMdisk as detailed on my Web pages. As it works, I've left that on the systems here.

- for the High Volume Service HVS-1 I've had success using a separate hard disk drive for the data, and then either using that data directly on the receiving PC, or over the network on a second processing PC.

- I'm not really using HVS-2, but on one system I wrote the data to a RAMdisk, and on another to an HDD (not carrying BAS or system activity), and this seems to work well, too. The data is immediately deleted.

- I know that Arne van Belle has a "Write and Move" solution where he has a large RAMdisk and all three services use the same write to RAMdisk, then copy completed file to HDD. I tried something similar for HVS-1/2 using Robocopy and it also worked. However that PC now uses write HVS-1 to HDD, HVS-2 to RAMdisk.

With any modern PC CPU doesn't seem to be much of an issue for reception, although I notice that some recent Windows updates have caused CPU usage by the TelliCast process to increase. What is critical is minimising disk activity as mentioned in the EUMETSAT guides by stopping anti-virus, defrag, indexing etc. just for those disks (ideally all partitions on those physical disks). SSD I recommend just for the operating system, as taking the full data load onto a single SSD may wear it out prematurely.

OK, the group would like to hear from you on your successful solutions!

Thanks,
David
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