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Met-9 RSS

Ian Deans
 

It looks like the RSS parallel dissemination from Met-9 on Data Channel 15 is not going to start today as advised re the latest W.O.S.

I assume Met-8 RSS has commenced on Data Channel 5, but I set-up for Met-9 as it is likely that Met-8 will still have some issues seen before its monthly shutdown.

Regards
Ian.


Strange memory loss

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

Today, the second time within 15 days or so, my MSG datastream came to a full
stop again. Everything else continued to work.

I keep three instances of MSG-DM in my program zoo, each systematically
reserved for MSG1, ~2 and ~3.

The corresponding names have been modified to MSG2datamanager.exe and
MSG3datamanager.exe. The instance for MSG1 kept its birthname.

All related accompanying files were renamed accordingly, and they live in folders
MSG1, MSG2, and MSG3.

So far, so good.

When I had started this ensemble, I had activated all channels that come on the
MSG3-ticket in MSG3datamanager, accordingly for ~2 and ~1.

Data streamed in as advertised.

When the data stream had stopped the first time, I thought of an automatic restart
after a power loss or some other nonlinearity, considering a fallback of these
parameters in the registry since I did not restart the PC after setting the channels.
It's been an extraordinarily sunless winter this time, the lack of serotonine and such,
you know... .

Well, at leastm I found all activation checkmarks were cleared then. I reactivated
everything, and off it went again. Fine. That was about 15 +- some days ago.

Today, exactly the same scenario.

I looked a bit deeper and discovered that the restart~.cmd was named without the
'3' in it in the MSG3 folder, and that it also contained the '3'-less content.

In variant '2', everything matched, and neither in '2' nor in '1', the channel selection
was changed, even under the side condition that there is no RSS traffic until
tomorrow morning.

Now, this faulty ~.cmd file lived in the msg3 folder in the program tree (Win XP 32),
the usual place where David has defaulted them. Can it it be that it purged the
channel selection due to the naming error?

Everything else, specially the directory selection, remained intact.

I am not quite sure how this restart option works at all and what it is good for. They
are all set to 0 minutes in all three instances.

I corrected the numeration error now and (never change more than two parameters
at any time... ;/ ) renamed the ~.cmd files to ~.cmd.off .

Will I experience a progressive decerebration of my receiver now, or was it just that
misnaming that caused the amnesia?

Cheers,
U.


Re: Data change

ldjhandm <lawrence@...>
 

Hi David

I've now got it back!

In my first post I mentioned loss of MSG data - meaning complete loss of signal. It very curious but I have recently seen a lot of dropouts, periods when the data would simply vanish - so this wasn't a surprise. When I checked the data I found that the last sequence ended with a complete image - so not indicating a local problem - hence my post.

Without moving the dish or anything I 'waggled' the input LNB cable, and back came my signal! Clearly this connector needs a cleanup.

Thanks for responding David.

regards

Lawrence

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...> wrote:

But there is no signal showing on the actual DVB receiver. Changing a
parameter in MSG DM is further down the chain.

Lawrence
=================================

Yes, Lawrence, and I recall that the parallel dissemination stopped
yesterday in any case. The no-signal issue, which you didn't mention, is
something different, but assuming you are using EUMETCast rather than direct
reception, no dish or LNB changes should be required. Check cables, and try
power-down rebooting the DVB receiver and hence the LNB.

You can check what signal others are receiving here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/performance_eumetcast-europe.php

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


Re: Data change

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

But there is no signal showing on the actual DVB receiver. Changing a parameter in MSG DM is further down the chain.

Lawrence
=================================

Yes, Lawrence, and I recall that the parallel dissemination stopped yesterday in any case. The no-signal issue, which you didn't mention, is something different, but assuming you are using EUMETCast rather than direct reception, no dish or LNB changes should be required. Check cables, and try power-down rebooting the DVB receiver and hence the LNB.

You can check what signal others are receiving here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/performance_eumetcast-europe.php

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


Re: Data change

ldjhandm <lawrence@...>
 

But there is no signal showing on the actual DVB receiver. Changing a parameter in MSG DM is further down the chain.

Lawrence

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...> wrote:

I see that I lost MSG data from early this morning. I checked the wxsat
report and confirmed that Meteosat 9 has stopped parallel disemination.
Unfortunately the position of Meteosat-10 is not displayed properly on my
screen (its shown as symbols). Do I need to adjust the azimuth of the dish
to find the signal again?

TIA

Lawrence Harris
======================================

No changes needed, Lawrence, except those described on my Web page:

http://www.satsignal.eu/software/faq.htm#msg2-to-msg3

Both satellites are broadcast over EUMETCast, so no dish or receiver changes
are required. You might want to consider splitting your recv-channels.ini
down into separate directories, though.

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


Re: Data change

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I see that I lost MSG data from early this morning. I checked the wxsat report and confirmed that Meteosat 9 has stopped parallel disemination. Unfortunately the position of Meteosat-10 is not displayed properly on my screen (its shown as symbols). Do I need to adjust the azimuth of the dish to find the signal again?

TIA

Lawrence Harris
======================================

No changes needed, Lawrence, except those described on my Web page:

http://www.satsignal.eu/software/faq.htm#msg2-to-msg3

Both satellites are broadcast over EUMETCast, so no dish or receiver changes are required. You might want to consider splitting your recv-channels.ini down into separate directories, though.

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


Data change

ldjhandm <lawrence@...>
 

I see that I lost MSG data from early this morning. I checked the wxsat report and confirmed that Meteosat 9 has stopped parallel disemination. Unfortunately the position of Meteosat-10 is not displayed properly on my screen (its shown as symbols). Do I need to adjust the azimuth of the dish to find the signal again?

TIA

Lawrence Harris


Re: Loss of data

nigel
 

On 13/02/2013 16:07, Graham Purcocks wrote:
Is anyone else suffering from total data loss?

Graham Purcocks
WSI.




MSG-3 coming in fine here, Graham - but we're not suffering with rain / snow etc.
@ 16:15 UTC

hope it comes back soon for you
Nigel


Re: Loss of data

Alan Banks <alan@...>
 

On 13/02/2013 16:07, Graham Purcocks wrote:
Is anyone else suffering from total data loss?

Graham Purcocks
WSI.

About 1400 hrs associated with snow fall.
Heavy rain now so signal down. Also seems to have been a delay in Metop data.
One can always check David's site for europe wide monitoring
http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/EumetcastEurope_throughput.php

Alan


Loss of data

Graham Purcocks <grahamp@...>
 

Is anyone else suffering from total data loss?

Graham Purcocks
WSI.


Re: Smart defrag 2.7 - BEWARE!

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

David, N.B., my warnings did not refer to defrag 2.7 itself but to the blind passenger
it brought with it during the installation. Maybe there was a note in ultra-small print
on the bottom side of the monitor, but no explicit mentioning of any additional
program, btw. produced by the same people who make defrag, IOBit.

I got it from IOBit's own side.

Enough words of warning, I guess.

Cheers,
U.
====================================

Ah, it wasn't clear that the warnings applied to an ancillary program. I only installed the Smart Defrag.

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


Re: Smart defrag 2.7 - BEWARE!

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

An: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Von: "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@yahoo.co.uk>
Datum: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 15:39:50 -0000

I only found a few registry entries - for the program and the
device driver it uses, but I didn't spend a lot of time looking.

The program I used was: defragsetup.2.7.0.1163.exe (but I may
have renamed it with the version number) and its MD5 signature was:
7B05ACE2D273C159499055064C29B9BD
David, N.B., my warnings did not refer to defrag 2.7 itself but to the blind passenger
it brought with it during the installation. Maybe there was a note in ultra-small print
on the bottom side of the monitor, but no explicit mentioning of any additional
program, btw. produced by the same people who make defrag, IOBit.

I got it from IOBit's own side.

Enough words of warning, I guess.

Cheers,
U.


Re: Smart defrag 2.7 - BEWARE!

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Happy you! A friend of mine whom I could not alert in time ran into the same trap.
Maybe it's the source where you get if from, and if it updates automagicully or...
Anyway, be careful!

With the help of ccleaner, I could purge the last remainders in the registry. Did I
mention the nasty program left more than 1.600 registry entries behind?
Unbelievable.

Cheers,
U.
====================================

Yes, I would suggest getting it from the source, although that does redirect to:

http://majorgeeks.com/IObit_SmartDefrag_d5318.html

I only found a few registry entries - for the program and the device driver it uses, but I didn't spend a lot of time looking.

The program I used was: defragsetup.2.7.0.1163.exe (but I may have renamed it with the version number) and its MD5 signature was: 7B05ACE2D273C159499055064C29B9BD

Sorry to hear about your troubles, though.

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


Re: EUMETCast license renewal.

Guy Martin <guymartin@...>
 

Thanks John, saves having to search their website (which I did)

Cheers, Guy

From: geojohnt@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 12:54 PM
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] EUMETCast license renewal.



In a message dated 06/02/2013 07:25:59 GMT Standard Time,
mailto:guymartin%40guymartin.plus.com writes:

A link pointing to the actual web page would be useful rather than the
home page.

Hello Guy,

Yes, sorry:

_https://eoportal.eumetsat.int/userMgmt/login.faces_
(https://eoportal.eumetsat.int/userMgmt/login.faces)

I thought the information on the Registration page might be useful to some
- but it seems the account log-in link is 'hidden' in text rather than
'prominent?'

Regards,
John.



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





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


Re: EUMETCast license renewal.

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

An: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Organisation: 959 Radio
Von: "Guy Martin" <guymartin@guymartin.plus.com>
Datum: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 07:25:52 -0000
Betreff: Re: [MSG-1] EUMETCast license renewal.
Antwort an: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com

A link pointing to the actual web page would be useful rather than
the home page.
Ahh well, It was just one click more - and a visit to EOP's home page is always
useful. I had looked in December if any renewal was due and saw the message that
the time window was not yet open to act. Now, these days, I am so busy I am sure I
would have forgotten - so, thanks, John, for the reminder, it is really prepared by
Eumetsat in a perfect way, the renewal took me less than a minute. If I compare
that to a trip to our local townhall do practice bureaucracy in theory and metatheory,
ah well.

Thanks again, John,

Cheers,
U.


Re: Smart defrag 2.7 - BEWARE!

Ulrich G. Kliegis
 

An: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Von: "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@yahoo.co.uk>
Datum: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:35:36 -0000
Betreff: Re: [MSG-1] Smart defrag 2.7 - BEWARE!
Antwort an: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com

What I have noticed, though, is that the program appears to stop
working after a period of time on Windows-8, but I haven't seen the "take
over the PC" which you have seen.
Happy you! A friend of mine whom I could not alert in time ran into the same trap.
Maybe it's the source where you get if from, and if it updates automagicully or...
Anyway, be careful!

With the help of ccleaner, I could purge the last remainders in the registry. Did I
mention the nasty program left more than 1.600 registry entries behind?
Unbelievable.

Cheers,
U.


ANN: Contract signed for Meteosat Third Generation lightning instruments

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks, I have received the following announcement:

_____________________________________
Contract signed for Meteosat Third Generation lightning instruments

With Europe’s next fleet of meteorological satellites under development, a ceremony held today in Italy was an important milestone: the signature of an industrial contract for the provision of four novel lightning imagers.

More:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/The_Living_Planet_Programme/Meteorological_missions/Contract_signed_for_Meteosat_Third_Generation_lightning_instruments
_____________________________________


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


Software updates from SatSignal ....

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks,

A number of my programs have been updated recently and you will find the details here:

http://www.satsignal.eu/software/updates.html

- BUFR Viewer 1.1.14
- GeoSatSignal 7.3.8
- GRIB Viewer 2.3.16
- Metop Manager 2.0.8
- MODIS L1 Viewer 3.0.6
- NOAA HDF Viewer 1.0.2

They are a mixture of some long-outstanding beta versions which have been brought up to "release" level, and some programs for the new MSG-3 and Metop-B data which can now be confirmed as working with production data. If anyone is still missing Meteosat data from Europe/Africa or want to run with the Metop-B data, you may find the MSG-2 to MSG-3 transition instructions and Metop Manager instructions here useful:

http://www.satsignal.eu/software/faq.htm#msg2-to-msg3
http://www.satsignal.eu/software/metop_manager.htm#metop-b

Any responses to the SatSignal Yahoo group, please:

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@blueyonder.co.uk


Re: EUMETCast license renewal.

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 06/02/2013 07:25:59 GMT Standard Time,
guymartin@guymartin.plus.com writes:

A link pointing to the actual web page would be useful rather than the
home page.


Hello Guy,

Yes, sorry:

_https://eoportal.eumetsat.int/userMgmt/login.faces_
(https://eoportal.eumetsat.int/userMgmt/login.faces)

I thought the information on the Registration page might be useful to some
- but it seems the account log-in link is 'hidden' in text rather than
'prominent?'

Regards,
John.


Re: EUMETCast license renewal.

James Brown
 

On 05/02/2013 16:01, geojohnt@aol.com wrote:
All,
I had a sort of 'by the way' email from Ops the other day saying my
EUMETCast license had expired and I needed to renew it via the EO Portal.
It might be worthwhile for those who have been receiving EUMETCast from the
early days to see if their subsequent licenses are coming up for renewal?
_http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/DataAccess/EOPortal/index.htm?l=en_
(http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/DataAccess/EOPortal/index.htm?l=en)
Regards,
John Tellick.
Many thanks John for the reminder and the link - renewal was due shortly.

James

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