Date   

Re: TP 1 - what is going on?!

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

On 11/07/2021 10:35, geojohnt via groups.io wrote:
Ian and All,
I happened to look at my TP 1 SNR at 09:04 UTC this morning and it was steady at 13.7 dB and stayed that way for around 20 minutes.
Now at 09:25 it is back to the new norm of 13.3 dB steady.
Also my Power reading has been down a bit over the last few days from the last 2 week or more norm of -23 dBm steady to -24 dBm flipping back to my long term norm of -25 dBm every now and again.
[1 m dish, Inverto Black Ultra quad LNB, SR1]
Weather here is sunny and clear skies.
Regards,
John.
Yes, there have been a number of brief high-signal periods recently, and I've reported these to EUMETSAT. As you know, these are outside their direct control, but any reports of problems could be sent to Ops.

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


Re: TP 1 - what is going on?!

geojohnt@...
 

Sorry All,

You are probably getting rather bored with this but my SNR at 11:08 UTC (not sure how long it has been) is back down to 13.3 dB.

Regards,
John

++++++++++++++


-----Original Message-----
From: geojohnt via groups.io <geojohnt@...>
To: MSG-1@groups.io <MSG-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 11:22
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] TP 1 - what is going on?!

Hello again,

Well, I'm back up to 13.7 gosh 13.8 dB SNR at 10:21 UTC.
Still -24 dBm.

Regards,
John.

+++++++++++++++++++


-----Original Message-----
From: geojohnt via groups.io <geojohnt@...>
To: msg-1@groups.io <msg-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 10:35
Subject: [MSG-1] TP 1 - what is going on?!

Ian and All,

I happened to look at my TP 1 SNR at 09:04 UTC this morning and it was steady at 13.7 dB and stayed that way for around 20 minutes.
Now at 09:25 it is back to the new norm of 13.3 dB steady.

Also my Power reading has been down a bit over the last few days from the last 2 week or more norm of -23 dBm steady to -24 dBm flipping back to my long term norm of -25 dBm every now and again.

[1 m dish, Inverto Black Ultra quad LNB, SR1]

Weather here is sunny and clear skies.

Regards,
John.






Re: TP 1 - what is going on?!

geojohnt@...
 

Hello again,

Well, I'm back up to 13.7 gosh 13.8 dB SNR at 10:21 UTC.
Still -24 dBm.

Regards,
John.

+++++++++++++++++++


-----Original Message-----
From: geojohnt via groups.io <geojohnt@...>
To: msg-1@groups.io <msg-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 10:35
Subject: [MSG-1] TP 1 - what is going on?!

Ian and All,

I happened to look at my TP 1 SNR at 09:04 UTC this morning and it was steady at 13.7 dB and stayed that way for around 20 minutes.
Now at 09:25 it is back to the new norm of 13.3 dB steady.

Also my Power reading has been down a bit over the last few days from the last 2 week or more norm of -23 dBm steady to -24 dBm flipping back to my long term norm of -25 dBm every now and again.

[1 m dish, Inverto Black Ultra quad LNB, SR1]

Weather here is sunny and clear skies.

Regards,
John.






TP 1 - what is going on?!

geojohnt@...
 

Ian and All,

I happened to look at my TP 1 SNR at 09:04 UTC this morning and it was steady at 13.7 dB and stayed that way for around 20 minutes.
Now at 09:25 it is back to the new norm of 13.3 dB steady.

Also my Power reading has been down a bit over the last few days from the last 2 week or more norm of -23 dBm steady to -24 dBm flipping back to my long term norm of -25 dBm every now and again.

[1 m dish, Inverto Black Ultra quad LNB, SR1]

Weather here is sunny and clear skies.

Regards,
John.






TP 1 SNR.

geojohnt@...
 

Hello All,

TP 1 SNR all over the place at the moment - 15:00 wandering around 12.00 dB.
It should be above 13.00 dB.

It had settled down over the last few days to around 13.2 dB and remained fairly steady for periods.
This is below 'what it should be' was and Power remains 2 dBm higher 'than it should be' was.

Regards,
John

 



The latest issue of the Training Bulletin is now out.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

The Training Bulletin is a joint initiative of Eumetcal, EUMeTrain and EUMETSAT - here's the latest issue:

http://eumetrain.org/the_training_bulletin/newsletter/index.html

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


Re: TP-1 Signal

nigel
 

I agree with you, Ian.

I had to re align my dish a few days ago, because it was hit by one of my dogs (!), but whatever I try I cannot get back to the previous signal level.

Shame, as we all need as much signal as possible !!

Regards

Nigel

On 07/07/2021 18:43, Ian Deans via groups.io wrote:

I am fast coming to the conclusion that this drop in signal is permanent. Up here in Angus the drop is about 0.6 SNR. There are now many more days where I have to use 2 receivers to protect the basic service.

Eumetsat have said that it is being looked into by the service provider, but that is weeks now and Eutelsat must know what the issue is by now --- that is their job.

Regards
Ian.





TP-1 Signal

Ian Deans
 

I am fast coming to the conclusion that this drop in signal is permanent. Up here in Angus the drop is about 0.6 SNR. There are now many more days where I have to use 2 receivers to protect the basic service.

Eumetsat have said that it is being looked into by the service provider, but that is weeks now and Eutelsat must know what the issue is by now --- that is their job.

Regards
Ian.


Re: TP-1 Signal

stevens312
 

Hi John, the same here on the South Coast signal range between 13.1 down to 9.8, wonder if this could be due to the recent sunspot activity and the huge Solar flare that hit the Earth this past weekend.
Regards to all, Mike G4CFZ.


Re: TP-1 Signal

James Brown
 

Thanks John. 

JB

On 1 Jul 2021, at 14:10, geojohnt via groups.io <geojohnt@...> wrote:


Ian and All,

I alerted Ops on Tuesday to my - and other users reduced SNR and an instigation was underway as to the cause.
So it looks like EUMETSAT are/were, aware of this.

I've noticed a problem for about 2 weeks(?).
My SNR is down around 1+ dB but my Power reading is up by 2 dBm - sometimes it's 3 dBm up at -22 dbM almost off the SR1 Power dial.

I had a quick update from Ops today who say:

No route cause has been found so far. Investigation are ongoing, including possible interference.

So we live in hope?

Regards,
John.


 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Deans via groups.io <iandeans142@...>
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Sent: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 9:49
Subject: [MSG-1] TP-1 Signal


I am seeing a further deterioration in the TP-1 signal ( not monitoring
TP-2 ) and yesterday evening it was down to about 11.3 SNR when I would
be expecting 12.9/13.1. and the conditions were clear.

This morning a slight recovery from last night's lows but the signal is
still lower than yesterday.

It seems to be taking rather long to sort out and I am hoping this is
not the new normal --- fingers crossed.

Regards
Ian.






Re: TP-1 Signal

geojohnt@...
 

Hello again,

I should have asked if any other users are (also) seeing an increased Power level reading?

Regards,
John

++++++++++++++++++


-----Original Message-----
From: geojohnt via groups.io <geojohnt@...>
To: MSG-1@groups.io <MSG-1@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 14:10
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] TP-1 Signal

Ian and All,

I alerted Ops on Tuesday to my - and other users reduced SNR and an instigation was underway as to the cause.
So it looks like EUMETSAT are/were, aware of this.

I've noticed a problem for about 2 weeks(?).
My SNR is down around 1+ dB but my Power reading is up by 2 dBm - sometimes it's 3 dBm up at -22 dbM almost off the SR1 Power dial.

I had a quick update from Ops today who say:

No route cause has been found so far. Investigation are ongoing, including possible interference.

So we live in hope?

Regards,
John.


 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Deans via groups.io <iandeans142@...>
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Sent: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 9:49
Subject: [MSG-1] TP-1 Signal


I am seeing a further deterioration in the TP-1 signal ( not monitoring
TP-2 ) and yesterday evening it was down to about 11.3 SNR when I would
be expecting 12.9/13.1. and the conditions were clear.

This morning a slight recovery from last night's lows but the signal is
still lower than yesterday.

It seems to be taking rather long to sort out and I am hoping this is
not the new normal --- fingers crossed.

Regards
Ian.






Re: TP-1 Signal

geojohnt@...
 

Ian and All,

I alerted Ops on Tuesday to my - and other users reduced SNR and an instigation was underway as to the cause.
So it looks like EUMETSAT are/were, aware of this.

I've noticed a problem for about 2 weeks(?).
My SNR is down around 1+ dB but my Power reading is up by 2 dBm - sometimes it's 3 dBm up at -22 dbM almost off the SR1 Power dial.

I had a quick update from Ops today who say:

No route cause has been found so far. Investigation are ongoing, including possible interference.

So we live in hope?

Regards,
John.


 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Deans via groups.io <iandeans142@...>
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Sent: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 9:49
Subject: [MSG-1] TP-1 Signal


I am seeing a further deterioration in the TP-1 signal ( not monitoring
TP-2 ) and yesterday evening it was down to about 11.3 SNR when I would
be expecting 12.9/13.1. and the conditions were clear.

This morning a slight recovery from last night's lows but the signal is
still lower than yesterday.

It seems to be taking rather long to sort out and I am hoping this is
not the new normal --- fingers crossed.

Regards
Ian.






Re: TP-1 Signal

Cornish Man
 

I have noticed the same

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ian Deans via groups.io
Sent: 01 July 2021 09:49
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Subject: [MSG-1] TP-1 Signal

 

 

I am seeing a further deterioration in the TP-1 signal ( not monitoring

TP-2 ) and yesterday evening it was down to about 11.3 SNR when I would

be expecting 12.9/13.1. and the conditions were clear.

 

This morning a slight recovery from last night's lows but the signal is

still lower than yesterday.

 

It seems to be taking rather long to sort out and I am hoping this is

not the new normal --- fingers crossed.

 

Regards

Ian.

 

 

 

 

 


TP-1 Signal

Ian Deans
 

I am seeing a further deterioration in the TP-1 signal ( not monitoring TP-2 ) and yesterday evening it was down to about 11.3 SNR when I would be expecting 12.9/13.1. and the conditions were clear.

This morning a slight recovery from last night's lows but the signal is still lower than yesterday.

It seems to be taking rather long to sort out and I am hoping this is not the new normal --- fingers crossed.

Regards
Ian.


Re: Problem reception Eumecast- message in log files in Shell

Kobus Botha
 

Thanks Heiko.
Your  message appreciated.
My problem now resolved- weak signal from my dish.
I saw something on this group regarding a similar problem- David Taylor mentioned to check the signal- and that was exactly my problem.
Kobus.


Re: Problem reception Eumecast- message in log files in Shell

Heiko Schellhorn
 

Hi Kubus


I reinstalled today Eumetcast and the etoken software- but something went wrong.
In the log file of System Client 2.14.6 I get the following error messages:
"could not join channel A1C- GEO-1 missing key- 63468" - the same for 2, 3, etc- a wrong setting in Eumetcast?
Can have multiple reasons.....

* is your token recognized properly

* is your license active ?
--> what does line host_key_4 in the "License" section of you Tellicast-webpage look like ?

* did you possibly miss to setup the [recipient] section in your cast_client_XYZ.ini
--> user_name and user_key

Some more informations would be helpful.


Best regards

Heiko

--
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dipl. Inf. Heiko Schellhorn

University of Bremen Room: NW1-U 2065
Inst. of Environmental Physics Phone: +49(0)421 218 62091
P.O. Box 33 04 40 Fax: +49(0)421 218 62070
D-28334 Bremen Mail: mailto:schell@iup.physik.uni-bremen.de
Germany www:
http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de/
http://www.tropomi.eu/
http://www.sciamachy.de
http://www.esa-ghg-cci.org

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts,
while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
- Charles Bukowski -


Re: Problem reception Eumecast- message in log files in Shell

Kobus Botha
 

HI
I reinstalled today Eumetcast and the etoken software- but something went wrong.
In the log file of System Client 2.14.6 I get the following error messages:
"could not join channel A1C- GEO-1 missing key- 63468" - the same for 2, 3, etc- a wrong setting in Eumetcast?
Can anyone help please?
Would highly appreciate.
Kobus Botha- South Africa


TP 1 SNR.

geojohnt@...
 

Ian and All,

Oh, this is ridiculous SNR has been up - to usual level, as well as rather down like a yo-yo these last few days.

I've just been out to my patio dish to give it a tweak but it didn't need it, I can't improve my SNR which at 14:05 UTC is 12.8/.9/13.00 dB.
I see that there is a large thunder storm over Aflenz and the Vienna ground station - as it is so close - at the moment. 

Regards,
John.



Re: Keppler errors

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

On 23/06/2021 12:19, Robert Baleja via groups.io wrote:
Working only with full file path to weather.the
Robert,

I'm glad you have a fix.

73,
David GM8ARV
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: https://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk
Twitter: @gm8arv


OT: Perfect Vision Birdog sat meter for sale

Frank Kosta <fppmc66@...>
 

Dear All

As I sold my Ayecka SR1 early this month, I no longer have use for the Perfect Vision Birdog Sat meter. This is the USA version of the popular Horizon HDSM v2.50 (manual here).
Usually the Birdog models only have USA footprint sats, but this one has a special file with many of the popular EU sats:

V  Turksat-2A  42E
H  Turksat-2A  42E
V  HellasSat2  39E
H  HellasSat2  39E
V  Astra-2A   28.2E  
H  Astra-2A   28.2E  
V  Badr-4         26E
V  Astra-3B   23.5E
H  Astra-3B   23.5E
V  Astra-1      19.2E
H  Astra-1      19.2E
V  Eutel-16A     16E
H  Eutel-16A     16E
V  Eutel-10A     10E
H  Eutel-10A     10E
V  Hotbird         13E
H  Hotbird         13E
V  Eutelsat-9A    9E
H  Eutelsat-9A    9E
V  Eutelsat-7A    7E
H  Eutelsat-7A    7E
H  Astra-4A      4.8E
V  Thor-5 T2    0.8E
H  Thor-5 T2    0.8E
H  Amos-2          4W
H  Eutel-5WA     5W
V  Nilesat-101    7W
V  Eutel-7WA  7.3W
H  Eutel-7WA  7.3W
H  Eutel-8WA     8W
V  Hispasat       30W
H  Hispasat       30W

(please note I can't guaranty all sats IDs are still valid, but I believe most are).

The meter is in perfect working condition. The cosmetic condition is fair (photos on request).
The battery was purchased new a couple years ago and has plenty of life left but I am not sure if I am able to ship it. I guess it depends on destination/courier.
Comes with "leather" carry case. No cables.

Price: £100 plus postage 
Payment via PayPal Family and Friends or Bank transfer.
Thank you
Regards,
Frank

721 - 740 of 32257