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Re: Rubbish images!

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Thanks David. I have now updated. I have deleted some undeleted empty folders but can't find any 'auto-clean' option anywhere.

Meanwhile I am still seeing missing segments. This seems to happen every few weeks but seemingly random. The dish is optimised and delivering a good signal. The current puzzle is that I can't see any activity on the RAM drive.

regards

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

Lawrence,

On the current MSG Data Manager, Setup tab, Options, File controls, "RX disk space control" panel is where the Auto-clean setting lives. A very aggressive setting would be 90 minutes, if you have some margin on your receiver PC perhaps 1440 minutes (1 day) might be suitable.

If the RAMdisk isn't working, check:

- that drive Z exists and has the size you expect (chkdsk Z:)

- the [locations] section of recv.ini, file_database_directory point to Z:\receiving

- the [parameters] section of recv.ini, that the size is correctly specified

You should have one of more files:

0.FSY
1.FSY
2.FSY

etc. in that directory.

Cheers,
David
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Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk


Re: Rubbish images!

ldjhandm <lawrence@...>
 

Thanks David. I have now updated. I have deleted some undeleted empty folders but can't find any 'auto-clean' option anywhere.

Meanwhile I am still seeing missing segments. This seems to happen every few weeks but seemingly random. The dish is optimised and delivering a good signal. The current puzzle is that I can't see any activity on the RAM drive.

regards

Lawrence

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

Am I the only person receiving rubbish images today? Despite having a good
signal and good quality, the images are poor quality with segments missing.
Hasn't been like this for some time.

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

Lawrence,

Data seems fine this morning (although with the high winds expected later
that may well deteriorate). Perhaps you are building up unprocessed files
somewhere? I would strongly advise updating to the current MSG Data
Manager, and upgrading to the current AVHRR Manager and Metop Manager if you
have not already done so. Quite a lot of new data may otherwise be left
unprocessed. Current versions:

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

You /may/ be able to alleviate the problem by simply deleting unprocessed
data - in the MSG Data Manager set Auto-clean minutes to a non-zero value
such as 240 (minutes).

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


Re: Move to DVB-S2

cyril3775
 

I have the TBS 5925 which was receiving MSG until  1 Sept when I had a yellow T . My Eumetsat Licence expired on 31August and am awaiting renewal confirmation.

Have gone back to the technisat USB 2 and again Yellow T but OPS have said I should be able to receive OK.

Have been interested in VCM on Atlantic Bird 12.5 W which TBS has a test report but m have a problem with INPUT STEAM IDENTITY. They have given me a few TBS drivers  and TBS tsrecorder tool versions  to try. Waiting for TBS to sort this out.

 

Last night with the Technisat USB 2 my PINK T appeared  and again this morning for a short time but the data channels will not become active.  The previous Signal level has been approx 61 and quality  near the same level and receiving all data.   At this time S 62  Q 1 91  s/n 8.1, Q  has been 97.

 

My motorised 1 meter dish and quad LNB receives excellent TV with Humax and  even with the TSB 5925.

 

Location Cornwall .   Is it due to the present Solar Eclipse,  geomagnetic storm or the LNB.

 

Peter  G4AXC

 

 

 

 

From: MSG-1@... [mailto:MSG-1@...] On Behalf Of Ian Deans
Sent: 15 September 2013 09:19
To: MSG-1
Subject: [MSG-1] Move to DVB-S2

 

 

I see that Eumetsat have updated their site re the move to DVB-S2 next summer and both the TBS USB box and PCIE card have been removed from their list of recommended receivers.

 

Not good news as it leaves the more expensive options as all that is available at the moment.

 

Regards

Ian.


Re: Move to DVB-S2

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

That is interesting David and I can see the advantages of the Router/LAN
option.
I wonder if new Tellicast software will be required as the 2.5.17 was never
released and 2.4.4a is still the official latest.

Interesting times ahead !!

Regards
Ian.
================================

Ian,

The existing TelliCast software works over a LAN - you just put a different address into the field where we normally have 192.168.238.238 for the "on-board" DVB receiver and virtual network device it creates. Having said that, it would not surprise me if a TelliCast update were to be required just to handle the greater data rate. There are also the various documented UDP restrictions with Windows XP and later, preventing the reception of too many simultaneous streams. I don't know what the situation is with Windows-8, but my feeling is that it will be no worse than Windows-7. It /might/ be better!

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


Re: Move to DVB-S2

Ian Deans
 

-----Original Message-----
From: David J Taylor
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2013 10:04 AM
To: MSG-1
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Move to DVB-S2

I see that Eumetsat have updated their site re the move to DVB-S2 next
summer and both the TBS USB box and PCIE card have been removed from their
list of recommended receivers.

Not good news as it leaves the more expensive options as all that is
available at the moment.

Regards
Ian.
=============================================

Last time I looked all recommendations had been removed. Oh, I see what you
mean. Yes, those boxes are more expensive than the low-cost DVB boxes we
are using today, but €300 is still not too high for a one-off purchase.
They do have the important advantage of separating the reception function
from the PC, thus eliminating one source of missed data. You run just the
TelliCast software on the PC, no DVB World or SkyStar software. The
TelliCast software simply needs the IP address of your box on the LAN.
Could well be more robust.

I'm sure we'll continue to press EUMETSAT for a lower-cost solution, but the
saving in a TBS box versus a €300 Ayecka box may not be a lot. Perhaps GEO
will be able to investigate bulk prices.

Cheers,
David
==============================================

That is interesting David and I can see the advantages of the Router/LAN option.
I wonder if new Tellicast software will be required as the 2.5.17 was never released and 2.4.4a is still the official latest.

Interesting times ahead !!

Regards
Ian.


Re: Move to DVB-S2

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I see that Eumetsat have updated their site re the move to DVB-S2 next summer and both the TBS USB box and PCIE card have been removed from their list of recommended receivers.

Not good news as it leaves the more expensive options as all that is available at the moment.

Regards
Ian.
=============================================

Last time I looked all recommendations had been removed. Oh, I see what you mean. Yes, those boxes are more expensive than the low-cost DVB boxes we are using today, but €300 is still not too high for a one-off purchase. They do have the important advantage of separating the reception function from the PC, thus eliminating one source of missed data. You run just the TelliCast software on the PC, no DVB World or SkyStar software. The TelliCast software simply needs the IP address of your box on the LAN. Could well be more robust.

I'm sure we'll continue to press EUMETSAT for a lower-cost solution, but the saving in a TBS box versus a €300 Ayecka box may not be a lot. Perhaps GEO will be able to investigate bulk prices.

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


Move to DVB-S2

Ian Deans
 

I see that Eumetsat have updated their site re the move to DVB-S2 next summer and both the TBS USB box and PCIE card have been removed from their list of recommended receivers.
 
Not good news as it leaves the more expensive options as all that is available at the moment.
 
Regards
Ian.


ANN: Software updates

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks,

There are new versions available of my AVHRR Manager (handles EUMETCast EARS data), MSG Animator (real-time animations) and MSG Data Manager (handles EUMETCast geostationary data streams) programs - details here:

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

As new data is being added to the EUMETCast stream all the time, you may be in danger of running out of disk space or having performance issues due to unprocessed data accumulating if you don't update.

The two MSG updates mentioned are free updates. Other recent upgrades (which may need purchase of a licence upgrade if you are not on the current version) include the Metop Manager (V2 licence required for full function) and AVHRR Manager (V3 licence required for full function), both of which handle the new Metop-B data.

Any questions 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: Rubbish images!

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Am I the only person receiving rubbish images today? Despite having a good signal and good quality, the images are poor quality with segments missing. Hasn't been like this for some time.

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

Lawrence,

Data seems fine this morning (although with the high winds expected later that may well deteriorate). Perhaps you are building up unprocessed files somewhere? I would strongly advise updating to the current MSG Data Manager, and upgrading to the current AVHRR Manager and Metop Manager if you have not already done so. Quite a lot of new data may otherwise be left unprocessed. Current versions:

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

You /may/ be able to alleviate the problem by simply deleting unprocessed data - in the MSG Data Manager set Auto-clean minutes to a non-zero value such as 240 (minutes).

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


Re: poor MSG data

ldjhandm <lawrence@...>
 

OK - thanks Ian. My images are awful even though everything appears fine!

Lawrence

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "Ian Deans" <iandeans142@...> wrote:

Lawrence there was a problem this morning between about 7.50 and 7.57 UTC
with data missing, but since then all appears to have been Ok with no
further losses.

Hope that helps a little.

Regards
Ian.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lawrence
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:07 PM
To: msg-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MSG-1] poor MSG data

Please excuse if this post is duplicated but my original has not appeared.

Today I have been receiving many missing segments despite good
signal/quality. Is this just me?

regards

Lawrence Harris


Re: poor MSG data

Ian Deans
 

Lawrence there was a problem this morning between about 7.50 and 7.57 UTC with data missing, but since then all appears to have been Ok with no further losses.

Hope that helps a little.

Regards
Ian.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lawrence
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:07 PM
To: msg-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MSG-1] poor MSG data

Please excuse if this post is duplicated but my original has not appeared.

Today I have been receiving many missing segments despite good
signal/quality. Is this just me?

regards

Lawrence Harris


poor MSG data

Lawrence <lawrence@...>
 

Please excuse if this post is duplicated but my original has not appeared.

Today I have been receiving many missing segments despite good signal/quality. Is this just me?

regards

Lawrence Harris


Rubbish images!

ldjhandm <lawrence@...>
 

Am I the only person receiving rubbish images today? Despite having a good signal and good quality, the images are poor quality with segments missing. Hasn't been like this for some time.

Lawrence Harris


Re: EUMETCast missing?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

From: Alan Banks

I seem to have a good signal from Eurobird, but no EUMETCast since about
07:50 UTC. Just me? Ah, just returned at 07:57 UTC.

Thanks,
David
Must have been an outage as I had a restart then.
Alan
==================================

Thanks, Alan. Nice to know it wasn't just me! All PCs here looking for the announcement channel:

14/09/2013 7:50:22.55 Connection to Announcement Channel lost for 30s
.
.
14/09/2013 7:56:52.26 Connection to Announcement Channel lost for 420s

UTC times. There's also a gap visible just before 08:00 UTC on the throughput graphs:

http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/EumetcastEurope_throughput.php

Cheers,
David
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SatSignal Software - Quality software written to your requirements
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
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Re: EUMETCast missing?

Alan Banks <alan@...>
 

On 14/09/2013 07:57, David J Taylor wrote:
I seem to have a good signal from Eurobird, but no EUMETCast since about
07:50 UTC. Just me? Ah, just returned at 07:57 UTC.

Thanks,
David
Must have been an outage as I had a restart then.
Alan


EUMETCast missing?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I seem to have a good signal from Eurobird, but no EUMETCast since about 07:50 UTC. Just me? Ah, just returned at 07:57 UTC.

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


problème réception ASCAT soil moisture

Mohammed Faouzi SMIEJ
 

Bonjour tout le mode
J'ai un petit problème. Je dispose de EumetCast via DVB system bande KU (Europe). J'ai configuré pour recevoir le PID 510 pour pouvoir recevoir METOP ASCAT. Je reçois les données correspondant aux vents mais non les données d'humidité du sol.
Y aurait il quelqu'un qui pourrais m'aider pour pouvoir recevoir ASCAT MS.
Cordialement
Mohammed Faouzi SMIEJ
chef de service Acquisition Restitution
Centre Royal de Télédétection Spatiale
Maroc
smiej@... 


Re: Advise on USB DVB-S2 box for EumetCast

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Hi All

I need to update an EumetCast system with a new computer, and new computer that I have received do not have room for the Technisat SkyStar2 card that I have been using for many years. In light of the coming upgrade of the EumetCast system to the S2-standard, I would like to but a box that will work with the new setup.
I will be running the system on a windows 7 system computer, with a 2-computer setup.

I've found two candidates, but I am not sure which one to choose:

* TBS 5925 Sat S2 VCM USB. But I've seen reports that it doesn't work that well ?

* DVB-S2 HD 2104 USB BOX (from the GEO-shop), but they do not recommend it themselves for EumetCast reception!

I am also open for other suggestions - but availability and price is of course also a concern. In case S2 is not the optimal solution, I might go for TechnoTrend TT-connect S-2400 as it is cheaply available here in Denmark. Anyone got any experience with that one?

Cheers,
Mads
==========================================

Mads,

It's too early at the moment to recommend any box for proven, tested, DVB-S2 reception for EUMETCast. Tests at EUMETSAT are still in progress and not yet complete. The best solution, for the next year, is simply to buy a DVB-S box from the GEO Shop:

http://www.geo-web.org.uk/shop.php

while they are still available, as that will cost you about �1 a week for the next year. The extra cost compared to a new PC is not a lot! Be aware of some 64-bit Windows driver issues - the driver which works comes with the GEO CD.

http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/Dexatek/Dexatek.html#64-bit

When you replace the DVB-S box next year, you may be able to sell it to someone wanting satellite TV reception!

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


Advise on USB DVB-S2 box for EumetCast

Mads Olander Rasmussen <mora@...>
 

Hi All

I need to update an EumetCast system with a new computer, and new computer that I have received do not have room for the Technisat SkyStar2 card that I have been using for many years. In light of the coming upgrade of the EumetCast system to the S2-standard, I would like to but a box that will work with the new setup.
I will be running the system on a windows 7 system computer, with a 2-computer setup.

I've found two candidates, but I am not sure which one to choose:

* TBS 5925 Sat S2 VCM USB. But I've seen reports that it doesn't work that well ?

* DVB-S2 HD 2104 USB BOX (from the GEO-shop), but they do not recommend it themselves for EumetCast reception!

I am also open for other suggestions - but availability and price is of course also a concern. In case S2 is not the optimal solution, I might go for TechnoTrend TT-connect S-2400 as it is cheaply available here in Denmark. Anyone got any experience with that one?

Cheers,
Mads


Re: Possible error with kepler data

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Coming home from holiday I have the Message: "Possible error with kepler data" in my AVHRR Manager. I did not change anything. Anybody can help? Thanks bernd
===============================

Bernd,

Please check on the AVHRR Manager Ground Stations tab, Kepler status box, and see what age your Kepler data is. You will see that you can also set a limit for how old you allow the data to be before considering it to be stale. A week, 7 days, would be my recommendation.

If you have been away more than a few days, it may simply be that your Kepler data needs to be updated. Follow your normal procedure for that.

But there have been some issues with data from the Space-Track Web site recently, including out-of-sequence orbit numbers which caused my software to reject the data when integrity checks were performed. If this is the case, you may download my best-effort Kepler data from this Zip archive:

http://www.satsignal.eu/software/KeplerUpdates.zip

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

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