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Re: EKU dongle hard hang-up due to rising temperature

Alan Curnow
 

Thanks Frank. I was wondering if the newer dongles were better in that respect so your answer helped. I'll contact Eumetsat.

Regards,
Alan


Re: EKU dongle hard hang-up due to rising temperature

Frank Skillington
 

I had the same issue with my original dongle from 2004. Red light goes out, having to restart the system. Having read the latest TD15 some months ago I contacted Eumetsat and requested a replacement dongle which they sent and so far the problem solved. Great service from Eumetsat.

Frank


EKU dongle hard hang-up due to rising temperature

Alan Curnow
 

Since re-installing my receiver setup in a shed near to the large satellite dish a couple of weeks ago I've noticed the dongle sometimes stops working, no EKU light and loss of Host_key_4 around late morning. Realised it's when it's warm and sunny outside and the temperature in the shed is over 25 degrees or so. I've got a fan blowing over the SR1 receiver as I noticed it ran fairly hot normally and that and the two mini PCs receiving and processing the data have no problem with the higher temperature, all working fine and just being just warm to the touch.

Restarting the receiver PC cures it and the EKU restarts OK even with the temperature being 30 degrees at the time, and is fine until the following morning when the issue repeats.

In the TD15 document page 46 it states
• Hard hang-up of the EKU. The EKU freezes and the light goes off. This can only be corrected by a power cycle of the eToken, followed by a restart of the eToken and TelliCast services. The hang-up can occur at regular intervals from minutes to days after powered on. It is most likely a thermal problem in the eToken
I'll install a solar powered ventilator in the shed which may help. Mine is the early dark blue token and was wondering if the newer tokens are perhaps less susceptible to temperature variations, and also wonder why they are susceptible in the first place. It seems it's the temperature rise which affects them and not the absolute temperature.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Cheers,
Alan Curnow


Re: Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

geojohnt@...
 

Hello David and Ian,

Well, my SNR is 13.7 to 13.9 stepping with clear skies.
That matches the 'higher' SNR that I've seen over the last couple of days compared the the SNR going all over the place over the last few weeks.

My Power level is back to the long term normal level of -25 dBm steady compared to an extended period of -23dBm over the recent signal variations.

So, what to say.
I'll report my readings to Ops.

Regards,
John

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To: MSG-1@groups.io
Sent: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 19:16
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

On 13/07/2021 16:55, Ian Deans via groups.io wrote:
> It would appear that the results of this mornings transponder
> re-calibration are not good, with my signal almost back to the original
> lows of 36 hours ago and my 50% increase yesterday gone.
>
> Regards
> Ian.

Similar feelings here, but I'll confirm tomorrow.

Please report to EUMETSAT.

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Re: Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

On 13/07/2021 16:55, Ian Deans via groups.io wrote:
It would appear that the results of this mornings transponder
re-calibration are not good, with my signal almost back to the original
lows of 36 hours ago and my 50% increase yesterday gone.
Regards
Ian.
Similar feelings here, but I'll confirm tomorrow.

Please report to EUMETSAT.

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Re: Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

Ian Deans
 

On 12/07/2021 16:14, geojohnt via groups.io wrote:
David,
Thanks for the notification.
And thanks to Ian and Douglas for their SNR reports.
I emailed Ops at lunchtime with my several days of readings as reported on this group recently.
They informed me of tomorrows transponders re-calibration.
Fingers crossed????
I would love to see 13.8 dB SNR regularly on TP 1 again (:-)).
Regards,
John
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It would appear that the results of this mornings transponder re-calibration are not good, with my signal almost back to the original lows of 36 hours ago and my 50% increase yesterday gone.

Regards
Ian.


TP 1 calibration day.

geojohnt@...
 

Hello All,

Well, my SNR at 06:40 UTC this morning under cloudy skies was 13.8/.7 dB, Power -24 dBm.

At 08:00 it was 13.8 dB steady, Power -24 dBm.
That reflects yesterday long period readings - apart from during our slow moving storms yesterday afternoon.

Dare I say, I rather hope the 'tweaking' today doesn't reduce that level of SNR.
I wouldn't of course complain if it went 'up a bit.'

Fingers crossed?

Regards,
John.




Re: Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

Cornish Man
 

Hi

 

I am not receiving 600 and 601 PiDs

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺 via groups.io
Sent: 12 July 2021 19:31
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

 

On 12/07/2021 16:42, Cornish Man via groups.io wrote:

> Hello

>

> HVS1 & 2 is down for me now

>

> Jan

 

Jan,

 

Everyone else is getting throughput:

 

   https://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/performance_eumetcast-europe_rx_io.php

 

Local weather?

 

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David

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Re: Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

On 12/07/2021 16:42, Cornish Man via groups.io wrote:
Hello
HVS1 & 2 is down for me now
Jan
Jan,

Everyone else is getting throughput:

https://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/performance_eumetcast-europe_rx_io.php

Local weather?

Cheers,
David
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Re: Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

Cornish Man
 

Hello

 

HVS1 & 2 is down for me now

 

Jan

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: geojohnt via groups.io
Sent: 12 July 2021 16:14
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

 

David,

 

Thanks for the notification.

 

And thanks to Ian and Douglas for their SNR reports.

 

I emailed Ops at lunchtime with my several days of readings as reported on this group recently.

They informed me of tomorrows transponders re-calibration.

Fingers crossed????

 

I would love to see 13.8 dB SNR regularly on TP 1 again (:-)).

 

Regards,

John


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-----Original Message-----
From: David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺 via groups.io <david-taylor@...>
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Sent: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 15:18
Subject: [MSG-1] Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe. There is a risk of interruption to the

following services during the maintenance period: Basic (Transponder 1), HVS-1

(High Volume Service on Transponder 1) and HVS-2 (Transponder 2).

 

Start Time:    2021/07/13 09:00

End Time:    2021/07/13 12:00

 

https://uns.eumetsat.int/ => announcement 7139.

 

From their Twitter feed - you are following, aren't you?

 

 

Cheers,

David

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Re: Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

geojohnt@...
 

David,

Thanks for the notification.

And thanks to Ian and Douglas for their SNR reports.

I emailed Ops at lunchtime with my several days of readings as reported on this group recently.
They informed me of tomorrows transponders re-calibration.
Fingers crossed????

I would love to see 13.8 dB SNR regularly on TP 1 again (:-)).

Regards,
John

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

-----Original Message-----
From: David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺 via groups.io <david-taylor@...>
To: MSG-1@groups.io
Sent: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 15:18
Subject: [MSG-1] Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe. There is a risk of interruption to the
following services during the maintenance period: Basic (Transponder 1), HVS-1
(High Volume Service on Transponder 1) and HVS-2 (Transponder 2).

Start Time:    2021/07/13 09:00
End Time:    2021/07/13 12:00

https://uns.eumetsat.int/ => announcement 7139.

From their Twitter feed - you are following, aren't you?


Cheers,
David
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Re: Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

Heiko Schellhorn
 

Am 12.07.21 um 16:18 schrieb David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴 🇪🇺 via groups.io:
Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe. There is a risk of interruption to the following services during the maintenance period: Basic (Transponder 1), HVS-1 (High Volume Service on Transponder 1) and HVS-2 (Transponder 2).
Start Time:    2021/07/13 09:00
End Time:    2021/07/13 12:00
https://uns.eumetsat.int/ => announcement 7139.
From their Twitter feed - you are following, aren't you?
Many thanks !!

This was also announced on Friday in the "Weekly Operations Schedule" one can also subscribe.


Cheers

Heiko




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Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Urgent Maintenance on EUMETCast Europe. There is a risk of interruption to the following services during the maintenance period: Basic (Transponder 1), HVS-1 (High Volume Service on Transponder 1) and HVS-2 (Transponder 2).

Start Time: 2021/07/13 09:00
End Time: 2021/07/13 12:00

https://uns.eumetsat.int/ => announcement 7139.

From their Twitter feed - you are following, aren't you?

https://twitter.com/eumetsat_users

Cheers,
David
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Re: TP 1 SNR lunchtime today.

Douglas Deans
 

On 12/07/2021 13:54, geojohnt via groups.io wrote:
Hello All,
Look at this.
Regards,
John.
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John this morning at about 09.00 local with cloudy skies I had 13.1 SNR which for me is unheard of in central Scotland with a 1 metre dish. Yesterday under similar conditions (dry but cloudy) it was about 11.9/12.0.
It has since fallen back to 12.5 but that is still high for me.

It really ia all over the place.

Regards,
Douglas.


Re: TP 1 SNR lunchtime today.

Ian Deans
 

On 12/07/2021 13:54, geojohnt via groups.io wrote:
Hello All,
Look at this.
Regards,
John.
====================================================

John , I am seeing an increase in signal today as well up here in Angus but the signal recovery up here is only about 50%.

From about 13.0/13.1 I had dropped to about 12.3/12.4 SNR and today I am seeing about 12.7, so not as good a recovery as you are seeing.

Regards
Ian.


TP 1 SNR lunchtime today.

geojohnt@...
 

Hello All,

Look at this.

Regards,
John.



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.

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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

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-----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.

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-----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.

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-----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.





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