Date   

Re: MSG-3 data

Douglas Deans
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Giuseppe Cico
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:24 AM
To: MSG-1@...
Subject: [MSG-1] MSG-3 data

Hi all,
yesterday OPS enabled me for Metop-B and MSG-3 data.
Metop-B is OK, and I have set new istance of MDM for MSG-3 but with no
result.
In these weeks I have just a little time to study problems, so I ask a
couple of questions:
- are MSG-3 data currently flowing?
- are they located in same directory as MSG-2?
Before bothering OPS I want to check what (I'm sure...) I'm missing.
Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas to all.

Ciao

Giuseppe

======================================================================

Giuseppe MSG-3 data comes in on EUMETCAST Data Channel 15. You will need to
create a new instance in recv-channels.ini.
This will continue during the parallel operation of MSG-3 and MSG-2.
The full timetable including switching of RSS can be found here :-

http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/Satellites/SP_2012113011418367?l=en

Hope that helps.

Regards,
Douglas.


MSG-3 data

Giuseppe Cico
 

Hi all,
yesterday OPS enabled me for Metop-B and MSG-3 data.
Metop-B is OK, and I have set new istance of MDM for MSG-3 but with no result.
In these weeks I have just a little time to study problems, so I ask a couple of questions:
- are MSG-3 data currently flowing?
- are they located in same directory as MSG-2?
Before bothering OPS I want to check what (I'm sure...) I'm missing.
Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas to all.

Ciao

Giuseppe


Re: Again Yellow "T" icon

Vincenzo Mone
 

Please anybody can help me to solve the problem?
I do not see the EKU flicking it is permanet red and does not flash.
I ave also tried t change theUSB port but always the same.
Finaly if i click on the black "T" on the yellow background,
i do not see any data incoming.
If i gp in the Log File tab, i do not see any error
If i go in Z drive i can see in the TMP folder that it is in the Receiving one, a file called 0.fsy that it is big 2.510KB.
I have done all how i said before but still can't get trough.
Please anybody can help me to solve the problem?
Any help will be really appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Enzo.

--- In MSG-1@..., Vincenzo Mone <vimone@...> wrote:

Hi Arne,
The Pc is fresh formatted and i did mot install anything either the necessary for Eumetsat. Also how i said in the previous message i have deactivated the windows firewall.

I've opened the comand prompt as administrator and gave the comand:
Ping 192.168.238.238.
I get 4 replies than at the end it says:
Packets 4 transmitted, 4 receipt and 0 lost . As time in milliseconds they are 0ms for minimum, maximum and medium.

Ran the comand ipconfig /all
And the Technisat DVB interface has as ip address has:
IPv4 the same address 192.168.238.238 followed by (Preferential).
Thanks
Enzo

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 16/dic/2012, alle ore 09:44, "a_van_belle" <a.van.belle@...> ha scritto:

Hello Enzo,

Open a Command prompt window (under accessories) and enter:
ping 192.168.238.238

If there is no reply then either the IP address is not set correctly or you still have another firewall blocking.

Run from command prompt: ipconfig /all
and check that the Technisat DVB interface does have 192.168.238.238 as IP addres.

Apart from the Windows firewall , there could be other firewalls (as part of virus scanner for example) active on your PC.

Good luck
Arne van Belle

--- In MSG-1@..., "ik8ozv" <vimone@> wrote:

Hi Arne,
Thanks for your reply.
Added the route how you sai and already said before but still have
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Any othe suggestion?
Thanks
Enzo



Re: Again Yellow "T" icon

Vincenzo Mone
 

Hi Arne,
The Pc is fresh formatted and i did mot install anything either the necessary for Eumetsat. Also how i said in the previous message i have deacrivated the windows firewall.

I've opened the comand prompt as administrator and gave the comand:
Ping 192.168.238.238.
I get 4 replies than at the end it says:
Packets 4 transmitted, 4 receipt and 0 lost . As time in milliseconds they are 0ms for minimum, maximum and medium.

Ran the comand ipconfig /all
And the Technisat DVB interface has as ip address has:
IPv4 the same address 192.168.238.238 followed by (Preferential).
Thanks
Enzo

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 16/dic/2012, alle ore 09:44, "a_van_belle" <a.van.belle@...> ha scritto:

Hello Enzo,

Open a Command prompt window (under accessories) and enter:
ping 192.168.238.238

If there is no reply then either the IP address is not set correctly or you still have another firewall blocking.

Run from command prompt: ipconfig /all
and check that the Technisat DVB interface does have 192.168.238.238 as IP addres.

Apart from the Windows firewall , there could be other firewalls (as part of virus scanner for example) active on your PC.

Good luck
Arne van Belle

--- In MSG-1@..., "ik8ozv" <vimone@...> wrote:

Hi Arne,
Thanks for your reply.
Added the route how you sai and already said before but still have
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Any othe suggestion?
Thanks
Enzo

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Again Yellow "T" icon

a_van_belle
 

Hello Enzo,

Open a Command prompt window (under accessories) and enter:
ping 192.168.238.238

If there is no reply then either the IP address is not set correctly or you still have another firewall blocking.

Run from command prompt: ipconfig /all
and check that the Technisat DVB interface does have 192.168.238.238 as IP addres.

Apart from the Windows firewall , there could be other firewalls (as part of virus scanner for example) active on your PC.

Good luck
Arne van Belle

--- In MSG-1@..., "ik8ozv" <vimone@...> wrote:

Hi Arne,
Thanks for your reply.
Added the route how you sai and already said before but still have
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Any othe suggestion?
Thanks
Enzo


Re: Again Yellow "T" icon

Vincenzo Mone
 

Hi Arne,
Thanks for your reply.
Added the route how you sai and already said before but still have
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Any othe suggestion?
Thanks
Enzo

--- In MSG-1@..., "a_van_belle" <a.van.belle@...> wrote:

Hello Enzo,

On a new W7 or Vista install you have to add a route.

see message 16296 or
http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html#route

Greetings,
Arne van Belle

--- In MSG-1@..., "ik8ozv" <vimone@> wrote:

Hi folks,
here i'm again with the Tellicast Icon problem
I am using Windows 7 64 Bit and a PCI Skystar Card.
I have done the settings for the Card as suggested here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html

Also disabled both Windows firewall but when i run the tellicast program i get the Icon in the traybar always:
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Please where am i still missing to get it pink?
Thanks in advance.
Enzo


Re: Again Yellow "T" icon

Vincenzo Mone
 

Hi Arne,
Thanks for your reply.
Added the route how you sai and already said before but still have
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Any othe suggestion?
Thanks
Enzo

--- In MSG-1@..., "a_van_belle" <a.van.belle@...> wrote:

Hello Enzo,

On a new W7 or Vista install you have to add a route.

see message 16296 or
http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html#route

Greetings,
Arne van Belle

--- In MSG-1@..., "ik8ozv" <vimone@> wrote:

Hi folks,
here i'm again with the Tellicast Icon problem
I am using Windows 7 64 Bit and a PCI Skystar Card.
I have done the settings for the Card as suggested here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html

Also disabled both Windows firewall but when i run the tellicast program i get the Icon in the traybar always:
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Please where am i still missing to get it pink?
Thanks in advance.
Enzo


Re: Again Yellow "T" icon

a_van_belle
 

Hello Enzo,

On a new W7 or Vista install you have to add a route.

see message 16296 or
http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html#route

Greetings,
Arne van Belle

--- In MSG-1@..., "ik8ozv" <vimone@...> wrote:

Hi folks,
here i'm again with the Tellicast Icon problem
I am using Windows 7 64 Bit and a PCI Skystar Card.
I have done the settings for the Card as suggested here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html

Also disabled both Windows firewall but when i run the tellicast program i get the Icon in the traybar always:
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Please where am i still missing to get it pink?
Thanks in advance.
Enzo


Again Yellow "T" icon

Vincenzo Mone
 

Hi folks,
here i'm again with the Tellicast Icon problem
I am using Windows 7 64 Bit and a PCI Skystar Card.
I have done the settings for the Card as suggested here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/ip-address.html

Also disabled both Windows firewall but when i run the tellicast program i get the Icon in the traybar always:
a black "T" on a yellow background.
Please where am i still missing to get it pink?
Thanks in advance.
Enzo


Re: Met-9 Losses

Ian Deans
 

Alan and Bernard, many thanks for your mail.

This is a complete mystery as I am seeing losses in almost all cycles, yet Metop ( except for the 1440 losses ) are nil and AVHRR are nil and missed /recovered packets are nil.

I moved back to my main SSD yesterday ( on the same computer as my back-up HD ) and Met-9 has been a problem. Difficult to trace when the problem is not totally logical.

Regards
Ian.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Banks
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 4:17 PM
To: MSG-1@...
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Met-9 Losses

No losses here Ian

Alan

Sandbach
Cheshire

On 10/12/2012 16:11, Ian Deans wrote:
Since about 9.30 UTC I have been seeing regular losses on Met-9 although
missed and recovered packets are zero.

I take it others are seeing the same.

Regards
Ian.


Re: Met-9 Losses

Bernard Burton
 

I can't see any Met-9 losses here either Ian, except for a couple of frames missing from the metop-a pass about 1440z.
Bernard Burton

Wokingham Berkshire.

Weather data and satellite images at:
http://www.woksat.info/wwp.html

----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Deans
To: MSG-1
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 4:11 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] Met-9 Losses



Since about 9.30 UTC I have been seeing regular losses on Met-9 although
missed and recovered packets are zero.

I take it others are seeing the same.

Regards
Ian.


Re: Met-9 Losses

Alan Banks <alan@...>
 

No losses here Ian

Alan

Sandbach
Cheshire

On 10/12/2012 16:11, Ian Deans wrote:
Since about 9.30 UTC I have been seeing regular losses on Met-9 although
missed and recovered packets are zero.

I take it others are seeing the same.

Regards
Ian.


Met-9 Losses

Ian Deans
 

Since about 9.30 UTC I have been seeing regular losses on Met-9 although missed and recovered packets are zero.

I take it others are seeing the same.

Regards
Ian.


Re: Some help please - before I go mad !

m0rnr@btinternet.com
 

Thanks Tony,

my issue is I'm struggling to receive anything at the moment which is just adding to my frustration. might increase the dish size anyway just for kicks......seriously considering paying someone to align it professionally as I've spend two days in the cold messing around. Its beginning to become a little fraught in the RNR household :-)

73

Brian
M0RNR

--- In MSG-1@..., "tony_ei8jk" <ei8jk@...> wrote:



Hi Brian
I had exactly the same problem a few months back. I returned from an absence of a few years and expected it to be easy to take up where I left off, but I just couldn't get a signal at 9 degrees although Hotbird was romping in just like it used to.
My problem was dish size, probably because I live just out of the footprint, as the 9E signal is very weak with me and just about non-existant on my old 80cm dish.
I bought a new 1.2m and all is now working correctly with reasonable signal and quality readings.

I suspect you are well within the footprint, but my point is that 9E is a hellova lot weaker that 13E and everything needs to be spot on and accurate. It certainly frustrated me for a while.

Good luck.
73, Tony, EI8JK.


--- In MSG-1@..., "m0rnr@" <m0rnr@> wrote:


Hi Alan,

Thanks I've got an 80cm dish or it may be 1m can't remember, the location is not ideal as I'm masked a little with trees but at 13E never had any problems at all.

My problem is I can't even get a lock on 13E or Astra at 19.2E at the moment which concerns me more and was leading me to think the issue may have been hardware, but now I've swapped out everything bar the dish, and tested the card on my sky dish (and it receives FTA sky channels without any problem) I'm beginning to wonder.

I have a sat finder BTW and get great peaks at 13E and 19E but just no signal and my plan was to lock onto 13E, get the system back up and running then move the dish to 9E

After 30 years in amateur radio, satellite comms continues to bamboozle me. I won't let it beat me but not sure the XYL shares my passion for problme solving !

Thanks

Brian
RNR


--- In MSG-1@..., Alan Sewards <alan@> wrote:

Brian:
Sorry to hear of your troubles. I would suspect that you have not got
your dish aligned properly on Eurobird 9E. It is quite difficult to find
this signal, it is weaker than one has been used to on Hotbird and a
satellite finder is pretty well essential. Even tightening the bolts is
enough to lose the signal. BTW, your figures for signal strength and
quality sound low to me - what size is your dish? I am in the south of
France and, using a 80 cm dish, I get 70% quality and S/N of 10.7 dB on
Eurobird 9. In the UK you should do better than this. My SkyStar 2 PCI
card is now 9 years old!

Best regards - Alan S

On 09/12/2012 11:42 PM, m0rnr@ wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Having finally got around to moving my dish following the switch from
Hotbird 13E to 9E I have a problem.

Prior to moving my dish my technisat sky star 2 pci card was working
fine, receiving TV channels really well.

Moved the dish to a new location where I get sight of 9E (house blocking
it previously) I originally used dish pointer to point to 13E and my
plan was to get the system up and working at 13E then move the dish to
9E, piece of cake.....so I thought. My problem is since the move, I just
get no signal lock. I have 45 - 50% signal strength, but no signal
quality at all, just out of lock.

Currently using v4.6.0 of technisat software as provided by EUMETSAT on
their latest software disc when I asked for an updated software set.

Here is a list of things I've tried:-

- Rolled back to v4.3.0 of technisat and back again

- moved desktop pc and tested it on my sky tv dish and proved the card
has no fault. All working fine

- replaced the coax run and both f connectors - no joy

- checked both f connectors for shorts - all OK

- replaced the LNB with a GEO shop bought LNB - no better

- switched back to old LNB, just in case. Still nothing

- Moved the PC downstairs and tested on a shorter length of coax - no
signal, slight 1 or 2% improvement in signal (coax run is about 30m but
using webro wf100 cable so should be OK.

- tried moving the dish to a slightly higher location (on my amateur
radio mast) so now approx 5m above ground and has a clear shot of 13E

- tried pointing at different satellites - Astra 19e for example - not a
sniff of a signal.

- Azimuth and elevation plus LNB skew checked with dishpointer and about
half a dozen ipad apps

I'm just at a loss as to what to do next. Other than replacing the dish
(which I don't want to do if I can avoid it) and employing a
professional installer (again rather not on point of principle :-) or
moving house, which is a bit excessive) I'm baffled, the old hotbird 13E
signal strength was only about 40 - 45% on a good day so I'm fairly
confident I haven't made the signal any worse but can't get out of the
blocks on 13E without swinging the dish to 9E.

Any thoughts??? surely it can't be hardware if it is what haven't I
done? is it software related???? I was so looking forward to getting set
back up again, rejoined GEO and this has really put the mockers on the
event.

Any help much appreciated

Thanks

Brian
M0RNR

--
Alan Sewards
émail: alan@
web site: http://asewards.free.fr


Re: Some help please - before I go mad !

Tony EI8JK
 

Hi Brian
I had exactly the same problem a few months back. I returned from an absence of a few years and expected it to be easy to take up where I left off, but I just couldn't get a signal at 9 degrees although Hotbird was romping in just like it used to.
My problem was dish size, probably because I live just out of the footprint, as the 9E signal is very weak with me and just about non-existant on my old 80cm dish.
I bought a new 1.2m and all is now working correctly with reasonable signal and quality readings.

I suspect you are well within the footprint, but my point is that 9E is a hellova lot weaker that 13E and everything needs to be spot on and accurate. It certainly frustrated me for a while.

Good luck.
73, Tony, EI8JK.

--- In MSG-1@..., "m0rnr@..." <m0rnr@...> wrote:


Hi Alan,

Thanks I've got an 80cm dish or it may be 1m can't remember, the location is not ideal as I'm masked a little with trees but at 13E never had any problems at all.

My problem is I can't even get a lock on 13E or Astra at 19.2E at the moment which concerns me more and was leading me to think the issue may have been hardware, but now I've swapped out everything bar the dish, and tested the card on my sky dish (and it receives FTA sky channels without any problem) I'm beginning to wonder.

I have a sat finder BTW and get great peaks at 13E and 19E but just no signal and my plan was to lock onto 13E, get the system back up and running then move the dish to 9E

After 30 years in amateur radio, satellite comms continues to bamboozle me. I won't let it beat me but not sure the XYL shares my passion for problme solving !

Thanks

Brian
RNR


--- In MSG-1@..., Alan Sewards <alan@> wrote:

Brian:
Sorry to hear of your troubles. I would suspect that you have not got
your dish aligned properly on Eurobird 9E. It is quite difficult to find
this signal, it is weaker than one has been used to on Hotbird and a
satellite finder is pretty well essential. Even tightening the bolts is
enough to lose the signal. BTW, your figures for signal strength and
quality sound low to me - what size is your dish? I am in the south of
France and, using a 80 cm dish, I get 70% quality and S/N of 10.7 dB on
Eurobird 9. In the UK you should do better than this. My SkyStar 2 PCI
card is now 9 years old!

Best regards - Alan S

On 09/12/2012 11:42 PM, m0rnr@ wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Having finally got around to moving my dish following the switch from
Hotbird 13E to 9E I have a problem.

Prior to moving my dish my technisat sky star 2 pci card was working
fine, receiving TV channels really well.

Moved the dish to a new location where I get sight of 9E (house blocking
it previously) I originally used dish pointer to point to 13E and my
plan was to get the system up and working at 13E then move the dish to
9E, piece of cake.....so I thought. My problem is since the move, I just
get no signal lock. I have 45 - 50% signal strength, but no signal
quality at all, just out of lock.

Currently using v4.6.0 of technisat software as provided by EUMETSAT on
their latest software disc when I asked for an updated software set.

Here is a list of things I've tried:-

- Rolled back to v4.3.0 of technisat and back again

- moved desktop pc and tested it on my sky tv dish and proved the card
has no fault. All working fine

- replaced the coax run and both f connectors - no joy

- checked both f connectors for shorts - all OK

- replaced the LNB with a GEO shop bought LNB - no better

- switched back to old LNB, just in case. Still nothing

- Moved the PC downstairs and tested on a shorter length of coax - no
signal, slight 1 or 2% improvement in signal (coax run is about 30m but
using webro wf100 cable so should be OK.

- tried moving the dish to a slightly higher location (on my amateur
radio mast) so now approx 5m above ground and has a clear shot of 13E

- tried pointing at different satellites - Astra 19e for example - not a
sniff of a signal.

- Azimuth and elevation plus LNB skew checked with dishpointer and about
half a dozen ipad apps

I'm just at a loss as to what to do next. Other than replacing the dish
(which I don't want to do if I can avoid it) and employing a
professional installer (again rather not on point of principle :-) or
moving house, which is a bit excessive) I'm baffled, the old hotbird 13E
signal strength was only about 40 - 45% on a good day so I'm fairly
confident I haven't made the signal any worse but can't get out of the
blocks on 13E without swinging the dish to 9E.

Any thoughts??? surely it can't be hardware if it is what haven't I
done? is it software related???? I was so looking forward to getting set
back up again, rejoined GEO and this has really put the mockers on the
event.

Any help much appreciated

Thanks

Brian
M0RNR

--
Alan Sewards
émail: alan@
web site: http://asewards.free.fr


Re: VIRUS???

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 09/12/2012 12:29:53 GMT Standard Time,
gm8arv@... writes:

You will find quite a few updates required soon - either configuration
changes or program updates. Full-scan data will switch from MSG-2 to
MSG-3,
and rapid-scan from MSG-1 to MSG-2. No upgrade is required, just
configuration changes. Prime polar orbiter data switches from Metop-A to
Metop-B, which needs a program upgrade for my software.


David,

Thanks for the further thoughts.

Regarding the above - well the dreaded 'C' is fast approaching and panic
has set in.
No time for 'playing' these days.
However, when we are all snowed in and the country has ground to a halt in
the New Year, provided we have electricity, there will be ample time to
'play?'

Regards,
John.

Oh, and a Happy Christmas (honestly) to everyone.


Re: Some help please - before I go mad !

m0rnr@btinternet.com
 

Hi Alan,

Thanks I've got an 80cm dish or it may be 1m can't remember, the location is not ideal as I'm masked a little with trees but at 13E never had any problems at all.

My problem is I can't even get a lock on 13E or Astra at 19.2E at the moment which concerns me more and was leading me to think the issue may have been hardware, but now I've swapped out everything bar the dish, and tested the card on my sky dish (and it receives FTA sky channels without any problem) I'm beginning to wonder.

I have a sat finder BTW and get great peaks at 13E and 19E but just no signal and my plan was to lock onto 13E, get the system back up and running then move the dish to 9E

After 30 years in amateur radio, satellite comms continues to bamboozle me. I won't let it beat me but not sure the XYL shares my passion for problme solving !

Thanks

Brian
RNR

--- In MSG-1@..., Alan Sewards <alan@...> wrote:

Brian:
Sorry to hear of your troubles. I would suspect that you have not got
your dish aligned properly on Eurobird 9E. It is quite difficult to find
this signal, it is weaker than one has been used to on Hotbird and a
satellite finder is pretty well essential. Even tightening the bolts is
enough to lose the signal. BTW, your figures for signal strength and
quality sound low to me - what size is your dish? I am in the south of
France and, using a 80 cm dish, I get 70% quality and S/N of 10.7 dB on
Eurobird 9. In the UK you should do better than this. My SkyStar 2 PCI
card is now 9 years old!

Best regards - Alan S

On 09/12/2012 11:42 PM, m0rnr@... wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Having finally got around to moving my dish following the switch from
Hotbird 13E to 9E I have a problem.

Prior to moving my dish my technisat sky star 2 pci card was working
fine, receiving TV channels really well.

Moved the dish to a new location where I get sight of 9E (house blocking
it previously) I originally used dish pointer to point to 13E and my
plan was to get the system up and working at 13E then move the dish to
9E, piece of cake.....so I thought. My problem is since the move, I just
get no signal lock. I have 45 - 50% signal strength, but no signal
quality at all, just out of lock.

Currently using v4.6.0 of technisat software as provided by EUMETSAT on
their latest software disc when I asked for an updated software set.

Here is a list of things I've tried:-

- Rolled back to v4.3.0 of technisat and back again

- moved desktop pc and tested it on my sky tv dish and proved the card
has no fault. All working fine

- replaced the coax run and both f connectors - no joy

- checked both f connectors for shorts - all OK

- replaced the LNB with a GEO shop bought LNB - no better

- switched back to old LNB, just in case. Still nothing

- Moved the PC downstairs and tested on a shorter length of coax - no
signal, slight 1 or 2% improvement in signal (coax run is about 30m but
using webro wf100 cable so should be OK.

- tried moving the dish to a slightly higher location (on my amateur
radio mast) so now approx 5m above ground and has a clear shot of 13E

- tried pointing at different satellites - Astra 19e for example - not a
sniff of a signal.

- Azimuth and elevation plus LNB skew checked with dishpointer and about
half a dozen ipad apps

I'm just at a loss as to what to do next. Other than replacing the dish
(which I don't want to do if I can avoid it) and employing a
professional installer (again rather not on point of principle :-) or
moving house, which is a bit excessive) I'm baffled, the old hotbird 13E
signal strength was only about 40 - 45% on a good day so I'm fairly
confident I haven't made the signal any worse but can't get out of the
blocks on 13E without swinging the dish to 9E.

Any thoughts??? surely it can't be hardware if it is what haven't I
done? is it software related???? I was so looking forward to getting set
back up again, rejoined GEO and this has really put the mockers on the
event.

Any help much appreciated

Thanks

Brian
M0RNR

--
Alan Sewards
émail: alan@...
web site: http://asewards.free.fr


Re: Some help please - before I go mad !

Alan Sewards
 

Brian:
Sorry to hear of your troubles. I would suspect that you have not got your dish aligned properly on Eurobird 9E. It is quite difficult to find this signal, it is weaker than one has been used to on Hotbird and a satellite finder is pretty well essential. Even tightening the bolts is enough to lose the signal. BTW, your figures for signal strength and quality sound low to me - what size is your dish? I am in the south of France and, using a 80 cm dish, I get 70% quality and S/N of 10.7 dB on Eurobird 9. In the UK you should do better than this. My SkyStar 2 PCI card is now 9 years old!

Best regards - Alan S

On 09/12/2012 11:42 PM, m0rnr@... wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Having finally got around to moving my dish following the switch from
Hotbird 13E to 9E I have a problem.

Prior to moving my dish my technisat sky star 2 pci card was working
fine, receiving TV channels really well.

Moved the dish to a new location where I get sight of 9E (house blocking
it previously) I originally used dish pointer to point to 13E and my
plan was to get the system up and working at 13E then move the dish to
9E, piece of cake.....so I thought. My problem is since the move, I just
get no signal lock. I have 45 - 50% signal strength, but no signal
quality at all, just out of lock.

Currently using v4.6.0 of technisat software as provided by EUMETSAT on
their latest software disc when I asked for an updated software set.

Here is a list of things I've tried:-

- Rolled back to v4.3.0 of technisat and back again

- moved desktop pc and tested it on my sky tv dish and proved the card
has no fault. All working fine

- replaced the coax run and both f connectors - no joy

- checked both f connectors for shorts - all OK

- replaced the LNB with a GEO shop bought LNB - no better

- switched back to old LNB, just in case. Still nothing

- Moved the PC downstairs and tested on a shorter length of coax - no
signal, slight 1 or 2% improvement in signal (coax run is about 30m but
using webro wf100 cable so should be OK.

- tried moving the dish to a slightly higher location (on my amateur
radio mast) so now approx 5m above ground and has a clear shot of 13E

- tried pointing at different satellites - Astra 19e for example - not a
sniff of a signal.

- Azimuth and elevation plus LNB skew checked with dishpointer and about
half a dozen ipad apps

I'm just at a loss as to what to do next. Other than replacing the dish
(which I don't want to do if I can avoid it) and employing a
professional installer (again rather not on point of principle :-) or
moving house, which is a bit excessive) I'm baffled, the old hotbird 13E
signal strength was only about 40 - 45% on a good day so I'm fairly
confident I haven't made the signal any worse but can't get out of the
blocks on 13E without swinging the dish to 9E.

Any thoughts??? surely it can't be hardware if it is what haven't I
done? is it software related???? I was so looking forward to getting set
back up again, rejoined GEO and this has really put the mockers on the
event.

Any help much appreciated

Thanks

Brian
M0RNR

--
Alan Sewards
�mail: alan@...
web site: http://asewards.free.fr


Some help please - before I go mad !

m0rnr@btinternet.com
 

Hi Everyone,

Having finally got around to moving my dish following the switch from Hotbird 13E to 9E I have a problem.

Prior to moving my dish my technisat sky star 2 pci card was working fine, receiving TV channels really well.

Moved the dish to a new location where I get sight of 9E (house blocking it previously) I originally used dish pointer to point to 13E and my plan was to get the system up and working at 13E then move the dish to 9E, piece of cake.....so I thought. My problem is since the move, I just get no signal lock. I have 45 - 50% signal strength, but no signal quality at all, just out of lock.

Currently using v4.6.0 of technisat software as provided by EUMETSAT on their latest software disc when I asked for an updated software set.

Here is a list of things I've tried:-

- Rolled back to v4.3.0 of technisat and back again

- moved desktop pc and tested it on my sky tv dish and proved the card has no fault. All working fine

- replaced the coax run and both f connectors - no joy

- checked both f connectors for shorts - all OK

- replaced the LNB with a GEO shop bought LNB - no better

- switched back to old LNB, just in case. Still nothing

- Moved the PC downstairs and tested on a shorter length of coax - no signal, slight 1 or 2% improvement in signal (coax run is about 30m but using webro wf100 cable so should be OK.

- tried moving the dish to a slightly higher location (on my amateur radio mast) so now approx 5m above ground and has a clear shot of 13E

- tried pointing at different satellites - Astra 19e for example - not a sniff of a signal.

- Azimuth and elevation plus LNB skew checked with dishpointer and about half a dozen ipad apps

I'm just at a loss as to what to do next. Other than replacing the dish (which I don't want to do if I can avoid it) and employing a professional installer (again rather not on point of principle :-) or moving house, which is a bit excessive) I'm baffled, the old hotbird 13E signal strength was only about 40 - 45% on a good day so I'm fairly confident I haven't made the signal any worse but can't get out of the blocks on 13E without swinging the dish to 9E.

Any thoughts??? surely it can't be hardware if it is what haven't I done? is it software related???? I was so looking forward to getting set back up again, rejoined GEO and this has really put the mockers on the event.

Any help much appreciated

Thanks

Brian
M0RNR


Re: VIRUS???

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

David,

Thanks.

Or remember to switch off AVG (and ZoneAlarm) when I've finished accessing
the Internet?

I get very few 'missed data' except when my RAMDisk is nearly full - or
'empty' - if you know what I mean.

Mind you, I'm taking the full amount of EUMETCast data.
Don't seem to have had much time and/or inclination to 'update' this year.

Regards,
John.
=======================================

John,

My recommendation would be that unless you /need/ to switch off the anti-virus and firewall to reduce missed data, I would leave it running whether Internet connected or not. This then avoids the "Oh, I forgot to switch it on again" when reconnecting to the Internet. But telling the AV to leave the very "busy" directories alone will help minimise data loss (so that's the &#92;received&#92; directory tree, and wherever your .FSY files are located.

There's normally no need for a EUMETCast PC to be connected to the Internet, providing that the software (and Kepler data) are kept up to date. Whilst a memory stick will suffice for the occasional program update, Kepler updates for the AVHRR Manager, WXtrack and HRPT Reader are best managed with a permanent Internet connection.

You will find quite a few updates required soon - either configuration changes or program updates. Full-scan data will switch from MSG-2 to MSG-3, and rapid-scan from MSG-1 to MSG-2. No upgrade is required, just configuration changes. Prime polar orbiter data switches from Metop-A to Metop-B, which needs a program upgrade for my software. You'll find the details on my Web site and under active discussion in the SatSignal Yahoo group:

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SatSignal/

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