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Re: GOES 16 R Decoding Software

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

On 18/01/2021 07:49, Christian Peters via groups.io wrote:
Mike,
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or software form David Taylor (Win)
My free Windows software for GOES-16 and GOES-17 is here:

https://www.satsignal.eu/software/GOES-ABI-Manager.html

It decodes the ABI files sent over EUMETCast, but the file names and format are the same as that available for download from NOAA, I believe.

My software for channel combination, geographic re-projection, and animation is called GeoSatSignal:

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

Cheers,
David
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Re: GOES 16 R Decoding Software

Christian Peters
 

Mike,

you could use Eumetcastview (Win/Linux)

or software form David Taylor (Win)

or xrit2pic (Win/Linux)

or PyTROLL/SatPy Starter Kit V3.0 for GNU/Linux (Linux/Win CLI only!)
(search the group messages for the packages)

As the developers are present on the group they certainly will answer. 
As written this image was done with the new  PyTROLL/SatPy starter kit. In this case it was a done on a low power mini pc, 16GB Ram, Intel Celeron J1900, Debian10 Linux. But 8GB should be even work. 


Regards,

Christian 



Am 18.01.2021 um 01:56 schrieb MZFB via groups.io <MZFB@...>:

Christina
I'm sorry I didn't comment on image, it really looks like what I'm after. What hardware are using to decode. If you could elaborate on the specifics of the hardware that would help me a lot.
Thanks
Mike


Re: GOES 16 R Decoding Software

MZFB@...
 

Christina
I'm sorry I didn't comment on image, it really looks like what I'm after. What hardware are using to decode. If you could elaborate on the specifics of the hardware that would help me a lot.
Thanks
Mike


Re: GOES 16 R Decoding Software

MZFB@...
 

Thanks to all that's replied so far. I'm okay not using the PI, what would be a better piece of Hardware to support the software need for GOES-r? 
Thanks for your help on this project.
Mike


Re: GOES 16 R Decoding Software

Christian Peters
 

Btw., that what I get form Ernst PyTROLL/SatPy Starter Kit V3.0 for GNU/Linux regarding GOES-16 .

Regards,

Christian



Am 17.01.2021 um 22:19 schrieb Christian Peters via groups.io <hctpeters@...>:

Mike,

I fear there is no easy solution.

You could try Robs xrit2pic maybe!?
but I didn’t test this on PI 3 B+.
Anyway I'm not sure you will be happy to render GOES16/17 with just 1GB ram. 
You could try to install Ernst packet just released here today on the PI, but this is not tested yet and you have to do some configuration. I think there will be some test on RPI4 in the near future for that….
But even if you got it running on your Pi I think 1GB ram could be the show stopper here. 
There is EumetcastView too but I think you have to compile it for ARM  and I’m not sure you will get happy on a Pi  (if it's really possible to compile EMV on ARM and it’s graphic chip!?).  
Maybe Hugo can say something to that. 
But as you have already a Pi you should be familiar to do lots of command line stuff..! :-D

Regards,

Christian 


Am 17.01.2021 um 20:39 schrieb MZFB via groups.io <MZFB@...>:

Hello
I have my new hardware up and running and I'm getting a good downlink signal. So now I'm looking for software that I can use with my Raspberry PI 3 B+ for decoding and displaying. What I'm looking for is some basic up to date software without having to do to much twitting at first to get me started. I've gone to a couple sites and most of the stuff is 2 years & 3 years old and then there's a bunch of  stuff that you have add to even make it work from what I'm seeing so far. Just really hoping somebody can help me get started and then I think can manage it from that point.
Thanks in advance.
Mike
W1ZFB



Re: PyTROLL/SatPy Starter Kit V3.0 for GNU/Linux

Christian Peters
 

Ernst,

as always a great package. Thank you very much. 
Set it up here and did some tests, works like charm. 
If some Win user want to try it, have a look at his Win Version of the starter kit or e.g. have a look at VirtualBox, install your first Linux inside and start a real adventure. :-D 
It's worth the effort! 

Regards,

Christian 

Am 17.01.2021 um 17:04 schrieb Ernst Lobsiger via groups.io <ernst.lobsiger@...>:

Dear All,

here comes the Kit for GNU/Linux amd64 as promised. It's as easy to install and use as the one for Windows. It has been
developed under Debian 10 (Buster) but you should have no problems to get it running on any amd64 GNU/Linux distro.

<299px-Tux.svg.png>

It's based on Miniconda3 as the Windows companion. Christian Peters took "virtualenv" (as described in my GNU/Linux HOWTO 2.0)
to install the PyTROLL/SatPy environment and made a first Meteosat image on a RASPI (8GB RAM needed) with one of my scripts :-).

Have fun
Ernst
<Pytroll_Satpy_EMC_4_GNU_Linux_Starter_Kit_V30.tgz>


Re: GOES 16 R Decoding Software

Christian Peters
 

Mike,

I fear there is no easy solution.

You could try Robs xrit2pic maybe!?
but I didn’t test this on PI 3 B+.
Anyway I'm not sure you will be happy to render GOES16/17 with just 1GB ram. 
You could try to install Ernst packet just released here today on the PI, but this is not tested yet and you have to do some configuration. I think there will be some test on RPI4 in the near future for that….
But even if you got it running on your Pi I think 1GB ram could be the show stopper here. 
There is EumetcastView too but I think you have to compile it for ARM  and I’m not sure you will get happy on a Pi  (if it's really possible to compile EMV on ARM and it’s graphic chip!?).  
Maybe Hugo can say something to that. 
But as you have already a Pi you should be familiar to do lots of command line stuff..! :-D

Regards,

Christina 


Am 17.01.2021 um 20:39 schrieb MZFB via groups.io <MZFB@...>:

Hello
I have my new hardware up and running and I'm getting a good downlink signal. So now I'm looking for software that I can use with my Raspberry PI 3 B+ for decoding and displaying. What I'm looking for is some basic up to date software without having to do to much twitting at first to get me started. I've gone to a couple sites and most of the stuff is 2 years & 3 years old and then there's a bunch of  stuff that you have add to even make it work from what I'm seeing so far. Just really hoping somebody can help me get started and then I think can manage it from that point.
Thanks in advance.
Mike
W1ZFB


GOES 16 R Decoding Software

MZFB@...
 

Hello
I have my new hardware up and running and I'm getting a good downlink signal. So now I'm looking for software that I can use with my Raspberry PI 3 B+ for decoding and displaying. What I'm looking for is some basic up to date software without having to do to much twitting at first to get me started. I've gone to a couple sites and most of the stuff is 2 years & 3 years old and then there's a bunch of  stuff that you have add to even make it work from what I'm seeing so far. Just really hoping somebody can help me get started and then I think can manage it from that point.
Thanks in advance.
Mike
W1ZFB


Re: PyTROLL/SatPy Starter Kit V3.0 for GNU/Linux

Hugo
 

Thanks Ernst, already tried your window version in Linux ( with a few adaptations ) and it works as advertised . I'am using PyCharm as IDE  with Anaconda, very pleased with it.

Kind regards,

Hugo


Re: PyTROLL/SatPy Starter Kit V3.0 for GNU/Linux

nigel
 

Many thanks Ernst, for all your work on this. I'll be giving it a try in the next few days!

Regards

Nigel


On 17/01/2021 18:04, Ernst Lobsiger via groups.io wrote:
Dear All,

here comes the Kit for GNU/Linux amd64 as promised. It's as easy to install and use as the one for Windows. It has been
developed under Debian 10 (Buster) but you should have no problems to get it running on any amd64 GNU/Linux distro.



It's based on Miniconda3 as the Windows companion. Christian Peters took "virtualenv" (as described in my GNU/Linux HOWTO 2.0)
to install the PyTROLL/SatPy environment and made a first Meteosat image on a RASPI (8GB RAM needed) with one of my scripts :-).

Have fun
Ernst


PyTROLL/SatPy Starter Kit V3.0 for GNU/Linux

Ernst Lobsiger
 

Dear All,

here comes the Kit for GNU/Linux amd64 as promised. It's as easy to install and use as the one for Windows. It has been
developed under Debian 10 (Buster) but you should have no problems to get it running on any amd64 GNU/Linux distro.



It's based on Miniconda3 as the Windows companion. Christian Peters took "virtualenv" (as described in my GNU/Linux HOWTO 2.0)
to install the PyTROLL/SatPy environment and made a first Meteosat image on a RASPI (8GB RAM needed) with one of my scripts :-).

Have fun
Ernst


Re: TBS 6903X failure?

Ian Deans
 

On 16/01/2021 20:43, Ernst Lobsiger via groups.io wrote:
On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 12:34 PM, Ian Deans wrote:
One thing is clear, Windows users need to avoid all PCIe cards with
an X at the end, leaving the 6903 as the probable option.
Ian,
yes the TBS-6903 has been a good choice so far. Also the TBS-6908 which actually is 2 x TBS-6903 on a full height board.
But Windows also depends on TBS-IP-Tools or on CrazyCats BDA-DataEx. Normally the latter is prefered but as Graham pointed out
does not run on his super latest version of Windows 10 either.
Regards,
Ernst
========================================================================

Yes I used to run a Windows Insider Preview system on my back up computer ( not my Eumetcast computer ) and would find from time to time some programs stopped working particularly the antivirus programs such as Norton, Kaspersky etc.

You were always advised not to run an Insider Preview on your main computer, but of course the concern re BDADatex and the IP tool is that this issue may transfer to the 6 monthly official Windows update and that would be serious. Fingers crossed it is resolved.

Regards
Ian.


Re: TBS 6903X failure?

Ernst Lobsiger
 

On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 12:34 PM, Ian Deans wrote:
One thing is clear, Windows users need to avoid all PCIe cards with an X at the end, leaving the 6903 as the probable option.
Ian,

yes the TBS-6903 has been a good choice so far. Also the TBS-6908 which actually is 2 x TBS-6903 on a full height board.
But Windows also depends on TBS-IP-Tools or on CrazyCats BDA-DataEx. Normally the latter is prefered but as Graham pointed out
does not run on his super latest version of Windows 10 either.

Regards,
Ernst


Re: TBS 6903X failure?

Ian Deans
 

On 16/01/2021 18:25, Ernst Lobsiger via groups.io wrote:
On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 09:39 AM, Ian Deans wrote:
What is the difference between a TBS 6903 and 6903X and why did they
not simply give the 6903X a new number and stop all this nonsense
about is it updated or not.
Ian,
I do not command what TBS should use as card numbers. Your question shows, that you have never read the report I just refered to. What you can easily find out yourself (with Google) is that these are completly different cards that use different drivers. The idea probably was that the TBS-6903 will be replaced by the TBS-6903X in the long run. The X also stands for dvb-s2X, something (almost certainly way too technical in your case) you can google as well. The common thing is those are half height cards with two demodulators that can be used with LNB0 and LNB1 or both in a  single cable setup for EUMETCast. One apparent difference is that I can use both cards under GNU/Linux while the use of a TBS-6903X for EUMETCast has not yet been demonstrated under Windows 10 (and may indeed not work at all, I have never tried that and certainly never will).
Regards,
Ernst
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for your reply Ernst. I did see your report but as it was headed up 6903X and 6909X under GNU/Linux, it did not appear relevant to me as a Windows user.
The reason I asked was that I am considering a PCIe card to replace my TBS 5927 which compared to the SR1 I find is a poor receiver. Indeed I could not use my 5927 for over a year as the driver would not load. Eventually a Windows update resolved the driver issue.

One thing is clear, Windows users need to avoid all PCIe cards with an X at the end, leaving the 6903 as the probable option.

Regards
Ian.


Re: TBS 6903X failure?

Ernst Lobsiger
 

On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 09:39 AM, Ian Deans wrote:
What is the difference between a TBS 6903 and 6903X and why did they not simply give the 6903X a new number and stop all this nonsense about is it updated or not.
Ian,

I do not command what TBS should use as card numbers. Your question shows, that you have never read the report I just refered to. What you can easily find out yourself (with Google) is that these are completly different cards that use different drivers. The idea probably was that the TBS-6903 will be replaced by the TBS-6903X in the long run. The X also stands for dvb-s2X, something (almost certainly way too technical in your case) you can google as well. The common thing is those are half height cards with two demodulators that can be used with LNB0 and LNB1 or both in a  single cable setup for EUMETCast. One apparent difference is that I can use both cards under GNU/Linux while the use of a TBS-6903X for EUMETCast has not yet been demonstrated under Windows 10 (and may indeed not work at all, I have never tried that and certainly never will).

Regards,
Ernst


Re: TBS 6903X failure?

Ian Deans
 

On 16/01/2021 16:59, Ernst Lobsiger via groups.io wrote:
On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 07:15 AM, Ibercom x wrote:
I`m not very happy with TBS and I will
contact them in order to replace the card
JR,
have you checked the card has the modification? If it's brand new it should! If not TBS will replace it.
With this last modification the TBS-6903X card works great under GNU/Linux. Read my report here:
https://groups.io/g/MSG-1/message/30020 <https://groups.io/g/MSG-1/message/30020>
Apparently it has not been demonstrated the card works for EUMETCast under Windows 10.
Best regards,
Ernst
----------------------------------------------------------------
What is the difference between a TBS 6903 and 6903X and why did they not simply give the 6903X a new number and stop all this nonsense about is it updated or not.

Regards
Ian.


Re: TBS 6903X failure?

Ernst Lobsiger
 

On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 07:15 AM, Ibercom x wrote:
I`m not very happy with TBS and I will 
contact them in order to replace the card
JR,

have you checked the card has the modification? If it's brand new it should! If not TBS will replace it.
With this last modification the TBS-6903X card works great under GNU/Linux. Read my report here:

https://groups.io/g/MSG-1/message/30020

Apparently it has not been demonstrated the card works for EUMETCast under Windows 10.

Best regards,
Ernst


Re: TBS 6903X failure?

Ibercom x
 

Dear all,
Many thanks to all who responded to my help, Ernest, Lobsiger, Graham  advised  me about the TBS 6903-x failure running with Windows.
I spent a lot of work (and time) trying to solve the problem, I never suspected a failure in a brand new device. I`m not very happy with TBS and I will 
contact them in order to replace the card or buy a new Ayecka card.
Thanks and a very nice day
JR

Sem vírus. www.avg.com


El vie, 15 ene 2021 a las 19:40, Graham Woolf (<woolfg@...>) escribió:
Hi JR and Ernst

Im sorry Im not !!

I Have given up on the 6909X for the time being for the following reasons

1) The first big issue is the neither BDADataEX or TB-IPData run on the Windows Insider build that I am currently running and other users have come across this as well

2) This means that for testing the card I have had to re-install Windows 10 October release which I have done at least 10 times

3) The TBS6909X driver crashes a clean install of Windows 10 after anything from 5 minutes to a couple of hours

4) Like JR I had unacceptable Tellicast lost packets and at no time could I manage to reduce these to an acceptable level

5) I even had a replacement card delivered today in case the original card was faulty but it made no difference

The only way I will continue testing is if a) there is an updated Windows driver for the card or b) there is a version of IP-Data or BDADATAex that will run on the latest Windows insider build

I just cant face re-installing Windows and then restoring from a backup any more

My latest thought is to buy a second PC and install Linux (any recommendations on which flavour would be much appreciated) and install the card on that machine
and then to get the card and the Tellicast client running on that

I know there is a big learning curve involved compiling and configuring drivers etc but there does seem to be better support for Linux than Windows and it will keep me occupied during lockdown

Regards

Graham


Re: ayecka sr1 replacement?

Philip Robinson
 

Hi

I would still give the PSU a try first. Mine did the same,  would power up the Ayecka and you could configure it, but just wouldnt lock. I changed the PSU unit and I had an immediate lock again. My Ayecka is about 5 years old.

Regards

Philip

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bernard Burton via groups.io
Sent: 16 January 2021 10:30
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] ayecka sr1 replacement?

 

Many thanks to you all who responded with useful advice/help. Paul has kindly let me purchase his spare sr1, and it is en-route as I write. The advice about PSU is also useful. The existing PSU seems to be OK, in as much as it powers up the sr1, which seems to go through its setting up procedure. However, I don't have another 12v 2A PSU to try, but now have one on order (12V 3A). So one way or another, I hope to get my show on the road again soon. 

 


Re: ayecka sr1 replacement?

Bernard Burton
 

Many thanks to you all who responded with useful advice/help. Paul has kindly let me purchase his spare sr1, and it is en-route as I write. The advice about PSU is also useful. The existing PSU seems to be OK, in as much as it powers up the sr1, which seems to go through its setting up procedure. However, I don't have another 12v 2A PSU to try, but now have one on order (12V 3A). So one way or another, I hope to get my show on the road again soon. 

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