Date   
Signal

Ian Deans
 

Since late afternoon I have been seeing large sudden swings in my signal on both TP1 and TP2 of up to 1 SNR but usually nearer 0.5 to 0.7
SNR.

This is over and above the issue of a lower signal over the last couple of months or so of about 0.5 to 0.7. Dish alignment and LNB skew have been checked and are fine.

Last year I changed from a 1 metre dish to a 1.1 dish and was advised with careful adjustment I should gain about 0.9 SNR and indeed with some hard work I managed to get that increase. Now I have lost about 70% of the gain with the bigger dish --- most annoying !!

Regards
Ian.

Re: EUMETCastView

R. Alblas
 

FYI:
It's not mplayer but mgenerator to generate movies.
In my xrit2pic I use the RIFF-format, which is as movie format very easy to generate. It's just a concatenation of the jpeg files forming the movie, with a small header and a file pointer table added. In this way there is no need to use an external generating program.
mplayer is only used to view the movie, but that may be every program, as long as you have the ability to do an externally controlled reload each time the movie gets a new frame.

Rob.



On 07/19/2018 01:44 AM, Hugo wrote:
Hello daniarnedo,

I use the following command :
ffmpeg -r 10 -f image2 -i img%04d.png -s 1920x720 -vcodec libx264 -crf 10  -pix_fmt yuv420p -y output.mp4
You can also use mplayer , but I have no experience with that program.
Kind regards,
Hugo

Feng Yun 2G restarts on Eumetcast.

Douglas Deans
 

Feng Yun 2G data (104.5° E) has restarted on Eumetcast.

Regards,
Douglas.

Wildfires in Lapland

Thorsten Miglus
 

Wildfires in Scandinavia are out of control due to unusual high temperatures.
Seen by Sentinel 3A OLCI:
https://twitter.com/ThorstenMiglus/status/1020032560037015553

Ceers,
Thorsten

Re: NOAA 20 Test Data.

Douglas Deans
 

On 19/07/2018 20:02, Ian Deans via Groups.Io wrote:
On 19/07/2018 19:44, Douglas Deans via Groups.Io wrote:
On 19/07/2018 19:30, David J Taylor via Groups.Io wrote:
Can anyone else confirm that there has been no NOAA 20 VIIRS M or DNB
test data from any of the EARS stations today.
Just in case it is me !

Regards,
Douglas.
================================================

Douglas,

From the NOAA mailing list:
etc., etc.

73,
David GM8ARV
=========================================================

Thanks David. I usually check that but forgot that NOAA 20 is now operational and appearing there, but still under test for Eumetcast.

Regards,
Douglas.
======================================================================
NOAA 20 seems to have been under test for ages. Not sure why Eumetsat are taking so long to have the data available to all !!!
Regards
Ian.
=============================================================================

Yes the VIIRS M and DNB data testing started on 16th April this year from Athens, Kangerlussuaq, Lannion, Maspalomas and Svalbard stations. so a very long test period considering the satellite is operational.
I wonder if Eumetsat are just waiting until the data is transferred to TP1 HVS-1 from TP2 but that is not until 22nd August (or perhaps until all the EARS stations are up and running).

Regards,
Douglas.

Re: NOAA 20 Test Data.

Ian Deans
 

On 19/07/2018 19:44, Douglas Deans via Groups.Io wrote:
On 19/07/2018 19:30, David J Taylor via Groups.Io wrote:
Can anyone else confirm that there has been no NOAA 20 VIIRS M or DNB
test data from any of the EARS stations today.
Just in case it is me !

Regards,
Douglas.
================================================

Douglas,

From the NOAA mailing list:
etc., etc.

73,
David GM8ARV
=========================================================
Thanks David. I usually check that but forgot that NOAA 20 is now operational and appearing there, but still under test for Eumetcast.
Regards,
Douglas.
======================================================================

NOAA 20 seems to have been under test for ages. Not sure why Eumetsat are taking so long to have the data available to all !!!

Regards
Ian.

Re: NOAA 20 Test Data.

Douglas Deans
 

On 19/07/2018 19:30, David J Taylor via Groups.Io wrote:
Can anyone else confirm that there has been no NOAA 20 VIIRS M or DNB
test data from any of the EARS stations today.
Just in case it is me !
Regards,
Douglas.
================================================
Douglas,

From the NOAA mailing list:
etc., etc.

73,
David GM8ARV
=========================================================

Thanks David. I usually check that but forgot that NOAA 20 is now operational and appearing there, but still under test for Eumetcast.

Regards,
Douglas.

Re: NOAA 20 Test Data.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Can anyone else confirm that there has been no NOAA 20 VIIRS M or DNB
test data from any of the EARS stations today.
Just in case it is me !

Regards,
Douglas.
================================================

Douglas,

From the NOAA mailing list:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Update #8: Processing Science Data on all Instruments except OMPS. SVL
rev 3453 AOS 1728Z. OMPS is expected to begin processing at around
1827Z. Spacecraft, CERES, VIIRS, and CRIS data was partially processed
on the previous SVL rev 3352 AOS 1549Z. Next update should be final when
N20 is back to nominal operations.

Update #7: No stored mission data was recovered duringSvalbard rev3449
AOS 1032Z.. Multiple instruments continue to be in safe mode and are
not producing science data. Engineers have arrived and are troubleshooting.

Update #6: No stored mission data was recovered during McMurdo rev 3448
AOS 0945Z.. Multiple instruments continue to be in safe mode and are
not producing science data. Engineers have arrived and are troubleshooting.

Update #5: No stored mission data was recovered during McMurdo rev 3448
AOS 0853Z.. Multiple instruments continue to be in safe mode and are
not producing science data. Engineers have arrived and are troubleshooting.

Update #4: No stored mission data was recovered during Svalbard rev
3447 AOS 0805Z.. Multiple instruments continue to be in safe mode and
are not producing science data. Engineers have arrived and are
troubleshooting.

Update #3: No stored mission data was recovered during Svalbard rev
3447 AOS 0713Z.. Multiple instruments continue to be in safe mode and
are not producing science data. Engineers have arrived and are
troubleshooting.

Update #2: No stored mission data was recovered during Svalbard rev
3446 AOS 0624Z.. Multiple instruments continue to be in safe mode and
are not producing science data. Engineers have been notified and are
coming in to troubleshoot.

Update #1: No stored mission data was recovered during Svalbard rev
3446 AOS 0533Z.. NOAA 20 rose with multiple alarms. Multiple
instruments are in safe mode and are not producing science data.
Engineers have been notified and are coming in to troubleshoot.

*T**opic*: NOAA 20 Late Stored Mission Data Acquisition


*Date/Time Issued*: July 19, 2018 1755Z**

*
*Product(s) or Data Impacted**:All NOAA 20 products

**Date/Time of Initial Impact*:* ​ July 19, 20180444Z
*
*Date/Time of Expected End*:* TBD*

*Length of Outage**: TBD

**Details/Specifics of Change*:***No stored mission data was received
during McMurdo rev 3445 AOS 0444Z. The reason is unknown. All stored
mission data should be recovered during Svalbard rev 3446 AOS 0533Z..
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

73,
David GM8ARV
--
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Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

NOAA 20 Test Data.

Douglas Deans
 

Can anyone else confirm that there has been no NOAA 20 VIIRS M or DNB test data from any of the EARS stations today.
Just in case it is me !

Regards,
Douglas.

Re: EUMETCastView

Hugo
 

Hello daniarnedo,

I use the following command :
ffmpeg -r 10 -f image2 -i img%04d.png -s 1920x720 -vcodec libx264 -crf 10  -pix_fmt yuv420p -y output.mp4
You can also use mplayer , but I have no experience with that program.
Kind regards,
Hugo

Re: Warning messages on Tellicast

LaurentD
 

Christian,

Installation package "eumetsat-setup-2.14.4_7.msi" is mainly for African users to update their stations to DVB-S2 for the beginning of August 2018.
After the installation, a new service is created: afr-1. This service must be started to receive EUMETCast data on C-band (EUTELSAT 8°W).

But any EUMETCast user on Ku-band can update his station with this package. All services are installed (BAS, HVS-1, HVS-2, TER-1).
Tellicast version is updated to 2.14.4.

Hope that these additional explanations can help.

Best regards,

Laurent      

Re: EUMETCastView

daniarnedo
 

Hi Hugo
I've seen your video and it is nice.
I am also using ffmpeg to do animations, and I am surprised because you said ffmpeg is fast, that is no my experience. Can you share with me which parameters are you using for a video like that?
Thanks.

Re: Warning messages on Tellicast

Christian Peters
 

Ian,

I got an email from Eumetsat pointing to this site:

https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/DAT_3942692.html

The link was taken from there.

Regards,

Christian

Am 18.07.18 um 18:34 schrieb Ian Deans via Groups.Io:



On 18/07/2018 16:55, Christian Peters via Groups.Io wrote:
David,

there seems to be a new version available:

ftp://ftp.eumetsat.int/pub/OPS/out/user/EUMETCast_Support/EUMETCast_Licence_cd/Windows/Tellicast/

Regards,

Christian
==========================================================================================

I wonder why that is not being sent out daily on
info-channel-1 as it does appear to be the latest version.

Like James I have just checked and it is still 2.14.2 being sent.

Thanks for the update.

Regards
Ian,

Re: Warning messages on Tellicast

Ian Deans
 

On 18/07/2018 16:55, Christian Peters via Groups.Io wrote:
David,
there seems to be a new version available:
ftp://ftp.eumetsat.int/pub/OPS/out/user/EUMETCast_Support/EUMETCast_Licence_cd/Windows/Tellicast/ Regards,
Christian
==========================================================================================

I wonder why that is not being sent out daily on
info-channel-1 as it does appear to be the latest version.

Like James I have just checked and it is still 2.14.2 being sent.

Thanks for the update.

Regards
Ian,

Re: Warning messages on Tellicast

Christian Peters
 

David,

there seems to be a new version available:

ftp://ftp.eumetsat.int/pub/OPS/out/user/EUMETCast_Support/EUMETCast_Licence_cd/Windows/Tellicast/

Regards,

Christian

Am 18.07.18 um 16:53 schrieb David J Taylor via Groups.Io:

Hi to the group,

Since the last Tellicast update (2.14.4), I noticed some intermittent Warnings (not every day) in the Tellicast log:
Do someone know if it is related to the EKU (driver?) or something different?

Many thanks in advance,

Laurent

WRN:2018-07-12 11:01:48789:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 1', address 224223.222.1:7003: No data received from sender WRN:2018-07-12 13:40:38.064:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 1', address 224.223.222.1:7003: No data received from sender WRN:2018-07-12 14:10:57.983:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 5', address 224.223.222.29:7005: No data received from sender
=====================================

Laurent,

You get these from time to time, a few are nothing to worry about.  How many a day do you see?

BTW: I see I'm running 2.14.2 - am I out of date?

Cheers,
David

Re: Warning messages on Tellicast

LaurentD
 

Hi David, 

Thanks for the quick response.
These warnings appear not every day. And only 1 or 2 warning per day.

Best regards,

Laurent

Re: Warning messages on Tellicast

James Brown
 

BTW: I see I'm running 2.14.2 - am I out of date?

Cheers,
David
I looked in my received folder and the package broadcast today was still showing 2.14.2

Cheers
James

Re: Warning messages on Tellicast

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Hi to the group,

Since the last Tellicast update (2.14.4), I noticed some intermittent Warnings (not every day) in the Tellicast log:
Do someone know if it is related to the EKU (driver?) or something different?

Many thanks in advance,

Laurent

WRN:2018-07-12 11:01:48789:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 1', address 224223.222.1:7003: No data received from sender WRN:2018-07-12 13:40:38.064:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 1', address 224.223.222.1:7003: No data received from sender WRN:2018-07-12 14:10:57.983:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 5', address 224.223.222.29:7005: No data received from sender
=====================================

Laurent,

You get these from time to time, a few are nothing to worry about. How many a day do you see?

BTW: I see I'm running 2.14.2 - am I out of date?

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Warning messages on Tellicast

LaurentD
 

Hi to the group,

Since the last Tellicast update (2.14.4), I noticed some intermittent Warnings (not every day) in the Tellicast log:
Do someone know if it is related to the EKU (driver?) or something different?

Many thanks in advance,

Laurent

WRN:2018-07-12 11:01:48.789:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 1', address 224.223.222.1:7003: No data received from sender
WRN:2018-07-12 13:40:38.064:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 1', address 224.223.222.1:7003: No data received from sender
WRN:2018-07-12 14:10:57.983:Failed to open data channel `EUMETSAT Data Channel 5', address 224.223.222.29:7005: No data received from sender

Re: EUMETCastView

Hugo
 

Ok Rob, I stand corrected. I don't think it would be to difficult to implement such a feature in EUMECastView ...

The internet is lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And lines to code before I sleep,

And lines to code before I sleep.

Kind regards,

Hugo