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Re: receiving MTSAT pictures

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 30/09/2009 10:51:21 GMT Daylight Time,
gm8arv@yahoo.co.uk writes:

The user form now includes an option: "Existing user requiring additional
services". I don't know how long that's been there, though.

https://registration.eumetsat.int/Registration/intro.faces


David,

It's been there for quite some time - 2 years +?

However, I didn't find a way of 'looking the pages' without filling in all
the details to progress the pages.
So I don't know what options might have been added over the months.


I'll get Ops to send me a copy.

Regards,
John.


Re: receiving MTSAT pictures

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

From: <geojohnt@aol.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:56 AM
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] receiving MTSAT pictures
[]
Douglas and Joachim,

Yes, I'm sure you are right that one has to request the hourly MTSAT data.
But, I can't remember how I did it - fill in the long registration form
again or just email Ops and request the service.

So, it would be worth Joachim just dropping Ops an email (as an already
registered EUMETCast user) asking how to get access to the data.

Regards,
John.
John,

The user form now includes an option: "Existing user requiring additional services". I don't know how long that's been there, though.

https://registration.eumetsat.int/Registration/intro.faces

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: mst Defrag

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

From: "Ian Deans" <iandeans142@btinternet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:52 PM
To: "MSG" <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: "GEO-Subscribers" <GEO-Subscribers@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [MSG-1] mst Defrag

For those using the above program, I see that a new version 3.6 is now
available with a number of changes which are listed on site.

This new version is also now compatible with Windows 7 and it appears that
if you have already updated to version 3.0 this new update is free.

http://www.mstsoftware.com/en/Products/mst-Defrag/mst-Defrag-new

Regards
Ian.
Ian,

Thanks for that update. For what it's worth - I've been using version 2.0 with both Vista and Windows-7 without any apparent problem. I suppose I should update at some point!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: receiving MTSAT pictures

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 29/09/2009 20:53:06 GMT Daylight Time,
dsdeans@tiscali.co.uk writes:

The 3 hourly data comes in EUMETSAT Data Channel 3 but for 1 hourly MTSAT
FSD data you must use EUMETSAT Data Channel 4.
If I remember correctly you have to register for the 1 hourly data.


Douglas and Joachim,

Yes, I'm sure you are right that one has to request the hourly MTSAT data.
But, I can't remember how I did it - fill in the long registration form
again or just email Ops and request the service.

So, it would be worth Joachim just dropping Ops an email (as an already
registered EUMETCast user) asking how to get access to the data.

Regards,
John.


mst Defrag

Ian Deans
 

For those using the above program, I see that a new version 3.6 is now available with a number of changes which are listed on site.

This new version is also now compatible with Windows 7 and it appears that if you have already updated to version 3.0 this new update is free.

http://www.mstsoftware.com/en/Products/mst-Defrag/mst-Defrag-new

Regards
Ian.


Re: receiving MTSAT pictures

Douglas Deans <dsdeans@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hans-Joachim Empel" <hajoempel@t-online.de>
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:14 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] receiving MTSAT pictures


Hello Folks , one small question.

What i have to do to receive MTSAT Pictures ??

Can anybody give me some informations.

Regards from Germany
Joachim Empel
The MTSAT tab in MSG Data Manager is for direct reception which is not
possible in Europe (or Internet download).
MTSAT data is also received on the FSD service along with FY2C,
GOES-E, GOES-W and Meteosat 7.
The 3 hourly data comes in EUMETSAT Data Channel 3 but for 1 hourly MTSAT FSD data you must use EUMETSAT Data Channel 4.
If I remember correctly you have to register for the 1 hourly data.

Hope that helps.
Regards
Douglas.


receiving MTSAT pictures

Hans-Joachim Empel
 

Hello Folks , one small question.

What i have to do to receive MTSAT Pictures ??

Can anybody give me some informations.

Regards from Germany
Joachim Empel


Re: RSS

Alan Banks <alan@...>
 

Seems OK now Ian - 18.55UTC

Alan

Ian Deans wrote:

Looks like a problem with the RSS service since 18.15 UTC.
Regards
Ian.


Re: RSS

Douglas Deans <dsdeans@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Deans" <iandeans142@btinternet.com>
To: "Rapid-Scan" <rapid-scan@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: "MSG" <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:46 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] RSS


Looks like a problem with the RSS service since 18.15 UTC.
Regards
Ian.

Agreed, but back to normal now.

Regards
Douglas.


RSS

Ian Deans
 

Looks like a problem with the RSS service since 18.15 UTC.

Regards
Ian.


Re: RAMdisk - formally Re: Testbild

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:21 PM
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: RAMdisk - formally Re: [MSG-1] Testbild
[]
David,

Well, the other day my RAMdisk free space was down to 2.75 MB and the
system had frozen although DVBWorld was still green and receiving IP data - and
if I recall the system had not even been running 24 hours.
I had 2 yellow T's and 1 red T in my system tray.
I believe this has nothing to do with RAMdisk size - unless the size is less than that configured by file_database_size, or the RAMdisk is grossly too small (anything over 60MB-90MB isn't "too small").

Multiple T-icons suggests that TelliCast has had to restart, and with the log level set to "normal" there should be some log file entries saying why. This can be connected with the TelliCast watchdog process losing communication with the main TelliCast process.

As you will have seen I've now closed Zone alarm and AVG but haven't yet
had a prolonged (several days) continuous run.

What I have seen is a drop (sometimes quite large) in my RAMdisk free space
then nothing for many hours - and only occasional drops or another 'large'
drop.

I can't rule out 'computer factors' though.

Regards,
John.
Having a RAMdisk where the free space drops to near zero is quite normal, and most of my systems are like that all the time. I wouldn't worry about it, unless you have reason to suspect a problem.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: RAMdisk - formally Re: Testbild

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 26/09/2009 09:28:46 GMT Daylight Time,
gm8arv@yahoo.co.uk writes:

I have specifically asked EUMETSAT about the RAMdisk getting full, and
whether any user action was then required. The answer is "No". As long
as the RAMdisk does not get completely filled (which it will not provided
the file_database_size is correctly set), there is no need for any user
action to try and make it less full, as the space is released internally
since each packet or file has an expiry time and when this is reached the
space in the database file is released.

Anyone who runs on a daily basis should not have a problem in any case,
and on two of the PCs here the FSY files are around a month old.

Of course, if anyone has recent evidence to the contrary EUMETSAT (and I)
would be most interested to hear.


David,

Well, the other day my RAMdisk free space was down to 2.75 MB and the
system had frozen although DVBWorld was still green and receiving IP data - and
if I recall the system had not even been running 24 hours.
I had 2 yellow T's and 1 red T in my system tray.

As you will have seen I've now closed Zone alarm and AVG but haven't yet
had a prolonged (several days) continuous run.

What I have seen is a drop (sometimes quite large) in my RAMdisk free space
then nothing for many hours - and only occasional drops or another 'large'
drop.

I can't rule out 'computer factors' though.

Regards,
John.


Re: RAMdisk - formally Re: Testbild

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 23/09/2009 19:37:05 GMT Daylight Time,
a.van.belle@hccnet.nl writes:

Hello John and Alan,

Security suites should not be a problem if your system has enough "power"
to handle a bit overhead.
You can disable them temporarily to see if this solves your problem.

To troubleshoot look at your recv.log file. If Tellicast log is on "quiet"
set it to normal temporarily.

I have seen before that cpu and disk greedy programs can overload your
system, causing Tellicast to receive faulty segments which cause your fsy file
to grow. Defraggers and virusscanners can suddenly kick in or start an
update. Make sure they are not "on automatic".

Normally large fsy files do not cause problems but when the fsy file is at
it's limit, efficiency is less causing a chain reaction.
This may cause Tellicast to restart (multiple purple Ts in tray)
But I have not seen a Yellow T because of this, this looks more like a
firewall blocking.


Hi Arne,

I've been out all day for a couple of days so have not been running 24
hours.

I have disabled Zone Alarm and AVG so we'll see what happens.
MST Defrag remains active.

I switched on last night at 21:40 and had 112 MB free from my 116 Ramdisk.
At 22:54 my free space was down to 78.1 MB.
At 01:15 this morning it was 73.7 MB.
At 08:00 it was still 73.7 MB.
At 09:00 it was down to 61.4 MB where it has remained (checking almost
hourly) to now - 19:49.

I'll have to shut down soon to dismantle the computer for tomorrow's
Kempton Park radio rally.

Task Manager shows regular short 100% peaks when large data is being
handled - other times it's very low.
Also PF Usage sticks around 1.15 GB.

Regards,
John.


Re: RAMdisk - formally Re: Testbild

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

From: "Alan Banks" <>
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 11:02 AM
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: RAMdisk - formally Re: [MSG-1] Testbild

Hi John,
Ram Disk is just that a 'hard drive' in RAM. Just as any drive it can
fill up with files and folders until it reaches capacity.
In this case it is the 0.fsy file that increases in size. There is
nothing the RamDisk can do about that. You have to clean it out every so
often just as a hardware drive that gets too full.
The 0.fsy file size depends on what data one is taking and stabilises
anywhere between 20 and 60 MB. Increases in this file are usually
associated with data reception problems. I assume corrupted data adds to
the file and is not cleared out by the Technisat system. Once the file
gets large enough a new file called 1.fsy is created and so on.
Fred van den Bosch has a neat app called RemoveFSY which can be made to
operate automatically once 0.fsy gets to a certain size.
Hope that helps?
Cheers

Alan
Folks,

I have specifically asked EUMETSAT about the RAMdisk getting full, and whether any user action was then required. The answer is "No". As long as the RAMdisk does not get completely filled (which it will not provided the file_database_size is correctly set), there is no need for any user action to try and make it less full, as the space is released internally since each packet or file has an expiry time and when this is reached the space in the database file is released.

Anyone who runs on a daily basis should not have a problem in any case, and on two of the PCs here the FSY files are around a month old.

Of course, if anyone has recent evidence to the contrary EUMETSAT (and I) would be most interested to hear.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


RAMdisk - formally Re: Testbild

a_van_belle
 

Hello John and Alan,

Security suites should not be a problem if your system has enough "power" to handle a bit overhead.
You can disable them temporarily to see if this solves your problem.

To troubleshoot look at your recv.log file. If Tellicast log is on "quiet" set it to normal temporarily.

I have seen before that cpu and disk greedy programs can overload your system, causing Tellicast to receive faulty segments which cause your fsy file to grow. Defraggers and virusscanners can suddenly kick in or start an update. Make sure they are not "on automatic".

Normally large fsy files do not cause problems but when the fsy file is at it's limit, efficiency is less causing a chain reaction.
This may cause Tellicast to restart (multiple purple Ts in tray)
But I have not seen a Yellow T because of this, this looks more like a firewall blocking.

Greetings,
Arne van Belle

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, geojohnt@... wrote:


In a message dated 22/09/2009 16:36:58 GMT Daylight Time,
alan@... writes:

I wonder whether Zone Alarm is part of your problem. I once had the full
pro version but gave up on it as it messed with my network.
Also if your mouse is frozen its either a memory issue or more likely
something taking up all the CPU time. Security suites can do this.


Hi Alan,

Now, that's a thought.
I actually only run this machine for EUMETCast - odd connection to Internet
to update Keps and David's software - so I could switch off Zone alarm and
AVG anti-virus when just downloading EUMETCast.
This would surely save some 'computer usage?'

Yesterday another incident - all was going OK at 18:15 with ~ 50 MB free
space in my Ramdisk but when I looked again at 20:45 all processing had
stopped with a yellow T and only 2.75 MB free space in my Ramdisk.
DVBWorld was still receiving and green and data appeared to be being
received.

Close all programmes and restart, run overnight and now 11:07 all still OK
with ~ 63 MB free space in the Ramdisk.

'Something' happens every now and again - but what?

Try Task Manager or even better
Autoruns or Process Monitor from Sysinternals
_http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx_
(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx)

When I do eventually open Task Manager (computer frozen) it says all
(opened) programmes 'running.'

I'll investigate the above.

Regards,
John.




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Re: how to setup in linux

Purcocks, Graham <grahamp@...>
 

Kamil



You don't say which receiver you intend to use. That would be useful to
know.



When you get it working please report back, as not many Linux users
around and it is nice to know what systems work well.



Graham



From: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MSG-1@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Kamil
Sent: 22 September 2009 18:19
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: how to setup in linux





That link from Mr. Karel works, but you must ommit the very last dot
after the html correct link is
http://www.alblas.demon.nl/wsat/software/msg4lin.html

Thanks for all answers and help.

Regards,
Kamil

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MSG-1%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"Purcocks, Graham" <grahamp@...> wrote:

That link is broken it seems.



We use xrit2pic which runs native under Linux, but we only need simple
conversion of L/HRIT to images so didn't need any fancy GUI, we just
wanted an API. I think you should look at that too, depending on what
you require.



Graham



From: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MSG-1%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
MSG-1@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MSG-1%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of
karel van den ende
Sent: 22 September 2009 14:44
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MSG-1%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] how to setup in linux





Welcome Kamil,

First things first.You can start with the order given on the following
link:

http://www.alblas.demon.nl/wsat/software/msg4lin.html.

On this site you can also find what to do to create a ramdisk under
linux.
Use the latest linux package from eumetsat.

The software from david taylor runs under Wine.

I have no experience with opensuse 11.1. I tried open suse 10.1. with
the linux package from eumetsat.
My choice was however Ubuntu 9.04. Simple to configure and runs fine.

Success,

karel van den ende

Kamil schreef:


Hello All !

I have just acquired the EUMETCast USB Key. I am trying to setup the
reception station under linux opensuse 11.1.
My PC setup is Intel Core 2, 2GB RAM and 2x 1000GB HDD RAID.
I am trying to follow Readme_Installation.txt located on the DVD
under

Linux. But I am really stuck with the installation documentation. It
is not very well documented and I am bit confused what to isntalle
and

what is the correct order of software installation.
So is there any straight forward installation manual for dummies ?
:-)

Thank you for your help !

Kamil




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Hello and GEO shop not replying

digialex1 <digialex2@...>
 

Hello, I am new to MSG1 reception, I am from Rome,Italy.
In the past I received images from MET2 onward, NOAA HRPT.
Now I received the usb key and Tellicast software from Eumetsat and bought the DVBWORLD receiver from GEO shop.
The transaction was made with Paypal, I wrote to GEO shop to have info about the delay on sending the receiver and also to be sure that all my infoes were correctly received; after about one week nobody answered to my email, do you think is it normal? How many time do you think I am to wait prior to get the receiver?
Many thanks for all the infoes and help you will give to me.
regards
Alessandro


Re: RAMdisk - formally Re: Testbild

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 22/09/2009 16:36:58 GMT Daylight Time,
alan@alanbanks.org.uk writes:

I wonder whether Zone Alarm is part of your problem. I once had the full
pro version but gave up on it as it messed with my network.
Also if your mouse is frozen its either a memory issue or more likely
something taking up all the CPU time. Security suites can do this.


Hi Alan,

Now, that's a thought.
I actually only run this machine for EUMETCast - odd connection to Internet
to update Keps and David's software - so I could switch off Zone alarm and
AVG anti-virus when just downloading EUMETCast.
This would surely save some 'computer usage?'

Yesterday another incident - all was going OK at 18:15 with ~ 50 MB free
space in my Ramdisk but when I looked again at 20:45 all processing had
stopped with a yellow T and only 2.75 MB free space in my Ramdisk.
DVBWorld was still receiving and green and data appeared to be being
received.

Close all programmes and restart, run overnight and now 11:07 all still OK
with ~ 63 MB free space in the Ramdisk.

'Something' happens every now and again - but what?

Try Task Manager or even better
Autoruns or Process Monitor from Sysinternals
_http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx_
(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx)

When I do eventually open Task Manager (computer frozen) it says all
(opened) programmes 'running.'

I'll investigate the above.

Regards,
John.


Does anyone know anything about this ?

weathergroups
 

Does anyone know anything about this company, they seem to have partnered
with David on the MSG Software - but my particular interest is the DWDSAT
Viewer, it appears to be quite a nice piece of kit - esp the Synop decoder
and Synop displays



http://www.ramsat.it/msg_dwdsat.htm



I have tried emailing the company but got no reply, (maybe their English is
as bad as my Italian )



I would like to know how to get the software



Appreciate any replies or insights



Thanks

Paul


Re: how to setup in linux

Martin Bruchanov
 

Hello, I just developed simple command line program for SEVIRI
image conversion, it supports all satellites using HRIT/LRIT
format. Then you can process images with ImageMagick (histogram,
channel combination, crop selection etc.) or with my second
software. But i have no time to do public release, so give me
few days/weeks :) It will come as free software under GPL.

Some images produced (essential services) you can find here:

http://rxsat.sh.cvut.cz/filelist.php

For example this:

http://rxsat.sh.cvut.cz/IMG_ESS_SERV/HRV_Europe-20090922-1145.jpg

with colorized HRV channel.

I'm using Linux, with 2.6 kernel and have fully automatic
receiving and processing station, many shell utilities for
support that came from my user experiences -- like automatic
network restart, EKU check, network+smcroute setup, RAMDisk
setup etc.

I'd like to put all with some comments on the web too, but time
is working against me :D

--
Martin Bruchanov

Skype : bruxytronics
WWW : http://bruxy.regnet.cz/
GPG-Key : http://bruxy.regnet.cz/bruxy-gpg.key (0x8107ED53)
AX.25 : OK2MNM @ OK0PBX.#MOR.CZE.EU
IRCNet : #linux.cz, #cvut, #z80
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