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Re: Footprints ?

Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@...>
 

yes Dave, agree the first ones
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/13ehb6.html
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/5wab3.html
are the same/similar to Eumetsat TDM 15

but if you look at the handbooks:
figure 13 on page 22 of
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Handbooks/handbook_hotb.pdf
similarly fig 14/ page 19 of
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Data_sheets/ab3_datasheet.pdf

they are more detailed

If those, published by the bird's owners aren't enough, suggest you may have to ask Eutelsat directly !

brgds/Dave M

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From: Timestep
To: MSG-1@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Re: Footprints ?
From: Dave Cawley

Thanks, but I'm looking for better ones than the ones in TD15. Any offers ?

Dave

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Re: Footprints ?

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

Thanks, but I'm looking for better ones than the ones in TD15. Any offers ?

Dave


Re: Footprints ?

Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@...>
 

Clicked send too soon before I had finished!

Atlantic Bird 3 details on
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/5wab3.html
and
http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Data_sheets/ab3_datasheet.pdf

Dave M

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Martin
To: MSG-1@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: Footprints ?



Dave,
Don't know if these are any help:

http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/13ehb6.html

and

http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Handbooks/handbook_hotb.pdf
(esp. fig 13 on page 22)

Dave M


From: Dave Cawley
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Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

Can anyone fine some high resolution strength footprints of Hotbird 6 and
Atlantic Bird 3 ? All I can find are the same low res jpeg's as in TD15.

Thanks

Dave


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Re: Footprints ?

Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@...>
 

Dave,
Don't know if these are any help:

http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/13ehb6.html

and

http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/pdf/Handbooks/handbook_hotb.pdf
(esp. fig 13 on page 22)

Dave M


From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

Can anyone fine some high resolution strength footprints of Hotbird 6 and
Atlantic Bird 3 ? All I can find are the same low res jpeg's as in TD15.

Thanks

Dave

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missing data

Maik Dobbermann <maik.dobbermann@...>
 

Hi,
Can anyone help me with some missing msg data? I had a bug in my download
scripts and lost some pictures.

Maybe someone still got the raw files of the following times and can provide
them via ftp or such?

9.9. 4:30 - 8:00 (most important because of fog)

7.9. 8:00 - 21:00


I have a highspeed university line here so speed should be no problem on my
side.

Thanks in advance,

Maik Dobbermann


Footprints ?

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

Can anyone fine some high resolution strength footprints of Hotbird 6 and
Atlantic Bird 3 ? All I can find are the same low res jpeg's as in TD15.

Thanks

Dave


Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

We might be lucky, even though I disabled the scard service, my
USB
Compact flash reader and other USB devices still work perfectly.
According to Eumetsat (Nick C), we will need the service running.
We will soon find out, though! However, the one thing I found
suggested that if an eToken is actually present, the memory leak
doesn't occur. I guess this is what trials are all about!

Cheers,
David


Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

a_van_belle
 

Hello David,

We might be lucky, even though I disabled the scard service, my USB
Compact flash reader and other USB devices still work perfectly.
According to Microsoft a smart card is:
"An integrated circuit card (ICC) owned by an individual or a group
whose information must be protected according to specific ownership
assignments. It provides its own physical access control; without the
smart card subsystem placing additional access control on the smart
card. A smart card is a plastic card that contains an integrated
circuit that is compatible with ISO 7816."

Smartcards are used in Digital TV satellite receivers and in modern
access-control / banking systems.
These are plastic Creditcards with a goldplated patch on one side.
Mostly interfaced through the serial port, some use USB ports with
additional drivers.

This makes me wonder why this service was installed on my W2K Pro SP3
at first. But I do realise now that this particular machine is
equipped with a Infra-Red (IrDa) interface, W2K might have mistakenly
seen this as a smartcard interface and was continuously searching for
inserted cards.
I did check on other W2K pro Machines and found out that this
services is normally not installed.

The problem might be still unsolved in XP too, see:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/microsoft/various/smartcard/200
3-q1/0251.html

Greetings,
Arne van Belle


Re: TechniSat SkyStar 2 PCI card and USB Box software update.

johnrigsec@...
 

In a message dated 07-09-03 13:11:20 GMT Daylight Time,
david-taylor@... writes:

John,

At least two people tried the new drivers and found problems with them.
Please see the messages in the MSG-1 group, September 04, from John
Parkins and Ferdinand Valk.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MSG-1/

My current recommendation is to stick with the existing drivers until
drivers proven by Eumetsat are released......"if it ain't broke, don't fix
it!".

Cheers,
David
David,

Thanks for that information which may stave off a flood of unnecessary
problems.

Regards,
John.


SkyStar 2 software update - apparent restriction on download speed.

johnrigsec@...
 

All,

TechniSat tell me they had not imposed a speed restriction on downloading the

SkyStar 2 version 4.2.8 software experienced by some at <A HREF="www.t-data.lu">www.t-data.lu</A>.

It was caused by a considerable number of people accessing the site at the
same
time.

Regards,
John Tellick.
RIG.


1015 repeat cycle - 2003 Sep 08

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Yesterday's 1015 repeat cycle had a number of missing lines at the
top of the image on some channels. This was due to a ground segment
problem. Eumetsat are aware of this so there is no need to report
it further. The information on the missing lines will go into the
admin message today.

Cheers,
David


Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

David, you might try to see if RAM2Free solves this issue for you,
it
helps me quite a bit with my work laptop which has a small amount
of
RAM:

http://www.griffithdatasystems.com/products/ram2free.htm

Let me know if this small utility is helpful to you.

Bye, Luca
Thanks, Luca. I actually have SP3, not SP4, and Server rather than
Professional, so there are differences. Thanks for the pointer to
Ram2Free, but we are talking gross memory leaks here, using up all
the memory, so I don't think it will help in this case.

Cheers,
David


Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

James Brown <james@...>
 

In message <bjiapi+ium3@...>, David Taylor <david-taylor@...> writes
David, I am running Windows XP and can't find under the processes
running list any reference to scardsvr.exe . Is this purely a
Windows
2000 issue I wonder, or does the exe have a different name?
I don't know, James. Perhaps Windows 2000 incorrectly starts it,
when it's not needed?

Cheers,
David
If you type in scardsvr.exe into a Google search it appears to be a Windows 2000 prog to do with smartcard readers - unless you have the version generated by Scardsvr32.exe in your system32 directory which is a 'worm'.

I would be concerned if we ultimately needed that for the USB dongle as it doesn't appear to be an XP prog.

Cheers,

James
--
James Brown


Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

Luca Bertagnolio <lucaberta@...>
 

I too am running Win2000, SP4 Professional in my case, and the Smart
Card service is running without any particular issue on my P3 850
which runs 24/7 both Tellique and WXtoImg for APT reception. I have
never noticed any slowdown, and the machine is rebooted only if Bill
Gates' engineers force me to do it!

David, you might try to see if RAM2Free solves this issue for you, it
helps me quite a bit with my work laptop which has a small amount of
RAM:

http://www.griffithdatasystems.com/products/ram2free.htm

Let me know if this small utility is helpful to you.

Bye, Luca

--- In MSG-1@..., "David Taylor" <david-taylor@b...>
wrote:
David, I am running Windows XP and can't find under the processes
running list any reference to scardsvr.exe . Is this purely a
Windows
2000 issue I wonder, or does the exe have a different name?
I don't know, James. Perhaps Windows 2000 incorrectly starts it,
when it's not needed?


Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

David, I am running Windows XP and can't find under the processes
running list any reference to scardsvr.exe . Is this purely a
Windows
2000 issue I wonder, or does the exe have a different name?
I don't know, James. Perhaps Windows 2000 incorrectly starts it,
when it's not needed?

Cheers,
David


Channel alignment issues

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

This message was originally posted ny Alan Sewards in the SatSignal
group, on 2003 August 31:

-----------------------------------------------------------
David,
Today I was trying to use GSS (4.0.4.392) to look at the source
of the latest forest fire threatening us(!) when I ran into a
problem with the registration of the country boundary map and the
image, especially when I used "Fires". I observed that on the
Remapped image, the country boundary (in this case the coast) was
displaced to the south east of the true coast by about 0.2 degrees.
But the interesting thing was the that the red dot of the fire was
also displaced by about the same amount! The image ended up showing
the plume of smoke issuing from a different place from the red area
showing the hotspot. It seems as though there is a discrepancy
between the registration of the various images. I was originally
using the Channel 1 image for visible, but also tried using channel
12n, in case that registered differently, but it was the same.
I'm happy to say that the combined efforts of the firemen,
Canadair water bombers and various helicopters (including the big
Russian one) succeeded in mastering the fire about lunchtime.

Best regards - Alan
-----------------------------------------------------------

Alan,

I moved this to the MSG-1 list as I don't think it's a software
issue. I looked at the 1500 images from 2003 Aug 31, and tried a
number of ways of comparing them. As channel 4 is processed to a
negative image, and channels 1 and 2 are positive images, I found
that just using the image arithmetic function in Paint Shop Pro to
add the images together gave a easy way to judge the relative
position by eye. This also bypasses any effect of software
remapping errors (although these would be consistent from channel to
channel).

Adding either the channel 1 or the channel 2 image to the channel 4
image showed a quite distinctive edge effect with one image being
displaced relative to the other. I can only guess that this is one
of the side effects when Eumetsat say the "image quality may be
disturbed". There was nothing in the Admin report for the next day,
though. I tried to see if the edge effect differed over the image,
to see if there was a mapping size error, or whether there was
constant offset over the whole image, but I didn't find enough data
to check this. Perhaps using an image from earlier in the day might
show something?

I also tried the same test - adding channels 1 and 4 - on the 1500
cycle from today (2003 Sep 08) and the edge effect had disappeared -
so presumably the images are now in better alignment.

So the effect you saw was indeed real - channel 4 was correctly
mapped but not channel 1!

By the way: I cannot currently get channel 12 (HRV) to accurately
align with the published geolocation data, and I'm waiting to see if
this improves when the satellite moved from its present 10W position
to the new 3-4W position. There seems to be a non-linearity in the
alignment, not just simple gain and offset errors.

Cheers,
David


Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

James Brown <james@...>
 

In message <bji3mm+gk9l@...>, David Taylor <david-taylor@...> writes
Folks,

One thing that both Arne van Belle and I have observed is that the
PC with the Tellique software gradually runs out of memory, and it
seems to be the process scardsvr.exe which is leaking memory. We
have both set the "Smart Card" service to Startup = Disabled to fix
this. I am running Windows 2000 Server, SP3.

Is there anyone else who has needed to do this? I ask because this
service will be needed for the USB eToken to work.....

Thanks,
David
David, I am running Windows XP and can't find under the processes running list any reference to scardsvr.exe . Is this purely a Windows 2000 issue I wonder, or does the exe have a different name?

James
--
James Brown


Re: Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

Guy Martin <agm@...>
 

I disabled this service, not because I had problems but because I see no point in wasting memory on services I don't need. Having said that my Tellique software has worked perfectly since installation, longest time on continuous is 18 hrs.

Cheers, Guy

----- Original Message -----
From: David Taylor
To: MSG-1@...
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 3:28 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?


Folks,

One thing that both Arne van Belle and I have observed is that the
PC with the Tellique software gradually runs out of memory, and it
seems to be the process scardsvr.exe which is leaking memory. We
have both set the "Smart Card" service to Startup = Disabled to fix
this. I am running Windows 2000 Server, SP3.

Is there anyone else who has needed to do this? I ask because this
service will be needed for the USB eToken to work.....

Thanks,
David


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Disabling the "Smart Card" service - have you needed to do this?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks,

One thing that both Arne van Belle and I have observed is that the
PC with the Tellique software gradually runs out of memory, and it
seems to be the process scardsvr.exe which is leaking memory. We
have both set the "Smart Card" service to Startup = Disabled to fix
this. I am running Windows 2000 Server, SP3.

Is there anyone else who has needed to do this? I ask because this
service will be needed for the USB eToken to work.....

Thanks,
David


Re: TechniSat SkyStar 2 PCI card and USB Box software update.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

TechniSat gave me the link <A
HREF="http://www.t-data.lu/">www.t-data.lu</A> specifically for
information on and
to
download version 4.2.8 of their software for the above products.

Also they asked me to point out that they would be pleased to have
feedback
from
users as to what they thought of the software and any options users
would
like to
see added to future updates.
John,

At least two people tried the new drivers and found problems with them.
Please see the messages in the MSG-1 group, September 04, from John
Parkins and Ferdinand Valk.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MSG-1/

My current recommendation is to stick with the existing drivers until
drivers proven by Eumetsat are released......"if it ain't broke, don't fix
it!".

Cheers,
David