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Re: RAMdisk and system restore settings

Robert Denton
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, ÍÉÊÏÓ ÌÁÆÁÑÁÊÇÓ <nikosmazarakis@...> wrote:

Thank you very much Rob for your prompt reply. I had downloaded this document, but in the end of the page 1 the following phrase is referred: "Windows XP users must change System Restore settings to exclude the RAMdisks; see Geo Quarterly No 11 page 39".

My question is about this, where I can find these instructions.

Cheers

Nikos
Nikos,
Sorry, I should read more slowly your email. I understand what you are asking.It would be a good idea to join GEO then you have all this information you need,and more.You could always contact Arne direct and ask for his permission then I could send it you direct, I want so much to help you but I don't want to be in trouble sending it without permission!
Regards
Rob.


Re: RAMdisk and system restore settings

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

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Hi all,

I am planning to install the RAMdisk software in my PC. I use windows
XP and I followed the instructions of Arne van Belle's pdf but I am
stuck to the point of changes for system restore settings. I don't
have the Geo Quarterly No. 11. Can I find these instructions
somewhere else or I should bye the Geo Quarterly?

Cheers

Nikos
Nikos,

You should join GEO, and then you can buy a back-issue on CD from the GEO Shop:

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

There are some online articles you can find with Google - post #3 here, for example:
http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/forums/windows-xp/how-permanently-turn-system-restore-off-my-external-drive-21727.html


Cheers,
David
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Re: RAMdisk and system restore settings

Nikos Mazarakis
 

Nikos,
The information you need is here:
http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/atovs/RAMdisk.pdf
Best Wishes
Rob.
Thank you very much Rob for your prompt reply. I had downloaded this document, but in the end of the page 1 the following phrase is referred: "Windows XP users must change System Restore settings to exclude the RAMdisks; see Geo Quarterly No 11 page 39".

My question is about this, where I can find these instructions.

Cheers

Nikos


Re: RAMdisk and system restore settings

Robert Denton
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, ÍÉÊÏÓ ÌÁÆÁÑÁÊÇÓ <nikosmazarakis@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am planning to install the RAMdisk software in my PC. I use windows XP and I followed the instructions of Arne van Belle's pdf but I am stuck to the point of changes for system restore settings. I don't have the Geo Quarterly No. 11. Can I find these instructions somewhere else or I should bye the Geo Quarterly?

Cheers

Nikos
Nikos,
The information you need is here:
http://www.satsignal.eu/wxsat/atovs/RAMdisk.pdf
Best Wishes
Rob.


RAMdisk and system restore settings

Nikos Mazarakis
 

Hi all,

I am planning to install the RAMdisk software in my PC. I use windows XP and I followed the instructions of Arne van Belle's pdf but I am stuck to the point of changes for system restore settings. I don't have the Geo Quarterly No. 11. Can I find these instructions somewhere else or I should bye the Geo Quarterly?

Cheers

Nikos


Re: msg-1 hrit

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

cosmosgeo wrote:
hello everyone,

Thanks to davids msg-1 program i can actually see pictures wow..
trying to understand the data msg-1 hrit updates every 15 minutes
with eight files per 15 minutes, my question is are these files
filtered different and can they be combined to give a colour image?

many thanks
[Copy of reply sent earlier, which has yet to arrive....]

Glad to hear you are getting and enjoying the data!

The MSG Data Manager can show coloured images from a single channel in the Detailed Image tab, providing that GeoSatSignal has been installed and run once on the system. Click on a channel-9 image to make it appear in the Detailed image, and then right-click, Thermal LUT, LUTLandSeaRed

To combine more than one channel, rectify the data to standard map projections, or to add mean sea-level pressure overlays, you can use my GeoSatSignal program.

Please note that questions about my software are most appropriate in the SatSignal Yahoo group.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: msg-1 hrit

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

cosmosgeo wrote:
hello everyone,

Thanks to davids msg-1 program i can actually see pictures wow..
trying to understand the data msg-1 hrit updates every 15 minutes
with eight files per 15 minutes, my question is are these files
filtered different and can they be combined to give a colour image?

many thanks
Glad to hear you are getting and enjpying the data!

The MSG Data Manager can show coloured images from a single channel in the Detailed Image tab, providing that GeoSatSignal has been installed and run once on the system. Click on a channel-9 image to make it appear in the Detailed image, and then right-click, Thermal LUT, LUTLandSeaRed

To combine more than one channel, rectify the data to standard map projections, or to add mean sea-level pressure overlays, you can use my GeoSatSignal program.

Please note that questions about my software are most appropriate in the SatSignal Yahoo group.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: Help!!! metop

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

cosmosgeo wrote:
Hello everyone

i have now installed eku and tellicast and am receiving data channels
and am receiving data channels 1,2,3 i am receiving loads of files
into the received folder, and am trying daves metop manager pointing
to that directory do i have to load each individual file into the
program as if i try to open a chunk list it cannot find anything? im
confused.

thanks all
To get the Metop AVHRR data, it's best to split down the data in your recv-channels.ini file, something like that shown towards the bottom of the Metop Manager Web page:

http://www.satsignal.eu/software/metop_manager.htm

______________________________________________________
[EPS-10]
target_directory=received&#92;EPS-AVHRR
______________________________________________________


Once you point the Metop Manager at the correct directory, including the final backslash, and press the start buitton, the data should begin to be processed within a couple of minutes.

As the Metop images are built up, so is the chunk list.

Please note that questions about my software are most appropriate in the SatSignal Yahoo group.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: Windows7

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Prem Holdaway wrote:
hi David, Thank you for your information on getting things working. I
still have to keep renewing the IP address when I reboot though. For
some reason windows uses its own address. Even though 192.168.238.238
is still in the settings.

I wonder if anybody else is having this problem and if not, how did
you manage to correct it.

Prem Holdaway
Prem,

I would be inclined to check:

- from the command line: ipconfig or ipconfig /all and see if there are other devices which might be claiming 192.168.238.238 (before you configure the card). You see a lot of devices, though, including IP V6 ones.

- I don't recall doing anything special from the networks control panel to make the address persist across reboots. Form memory, just uncheck "automatic", enter the IP address and the mask, and click OK. You get a warning about empty DNS or whatever.

Do you have a pink T-icon yet?

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: Techisat Skystar-2 card revisions and Linux

Purcocks, Graham <grahamp@...>
 

Arne



Very helpful thanks. Just so others don't bang their heads against a
brick wall. Centos 5 standard kernel does *NOT* contain dvb drivers. So
it was only when I built my own from the link below that I actually got
it to recognise any Skystar 2 card.



I have now actually got Centos 5 to recognise the 2.8A card but szap is
not showing a lock, so I am now suspicious of our LNB/dish so getting it
checked out tomorrow.



I now know how to recognise 5V and 3.3V PCI slots! BTW the 2.8A card is
currently in a 3.3V slot so that will widen the choice of PC hardware if
it actually starts to deliver data!



Will let you know what transpires.



Graham



From: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MSG-1@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
a_van_belle
Sent: 06 May 2009 23:14
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: Techisat Skystar-2 card revisions and Linux








Hello Graham,

Have heard that the new 2.8 version is both 3.3V and 5V compatible but
uses a different front-end and needs new drivers.
http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-March/024709.html

Maybe the link below can help you.
http://www.dvbskystar.com/
Search for : "2.8 for linux" on that page.

As your are not the first user having problems with this new Skystar 2.8
version, I think we better avoid this version until driver issues are
sorted !

Greetings,
Arne van Belle


msg-1 hrit

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

hello everyone,

Thanks to davids msg-1 program i can actually see pictures wow.. trying to understand the data msg-1 hrit updates every 15 minutes with eight files per 15 minutes, my question is are these files filtered different and can they be combined to give a colour image?

many thanks


Help!!! metop

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

Hello everyone

i have now installed eku and tellicast and am receiving data channels and am receiving data channels 1,2,3 i am receiving loads of files into the received folder, and am trying daves metop manager pointing to that directory do i have to load each individual file into the program as if i try to open a chunk list it cannot find anything?
im confused.

thanks all


Windows7

Prem Holdaway <phold@...>
 

hi David, Thank you for your information on getting things working. I still have to keep renewing the IP address when I reboot though. For some reason windows uses its own address. Even though 192.168.238.238 is still in the settings.

I wonder if anybody else is having this problem and if not, how did you manage to correct it.

Prem Holdaway
phold@ukonline.co.uk
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Re: Signal Quality

geojohnt@...
 

In a message dated 12/05/2009 08:56:40 GMT Daylight Time,
errect00@yahoo.co.uk writes:

i an using the new dvb usb2 box from geo shop i think it may be i am not
on 9 degrees east exactly for eurobird 9


Hi,

Signal quality is the important reading and should be optimised by accurate
alignment of the dish and LNB skew.
The signal strength readout is really only helpful for initial satellite
finding dish alignment.

I think you are receiving the media broadcast colour bars test card so you
could very gently tweak the dish alignment and LNB skew (not at the same
time) for maximum signal quality readout.

Regards,
John.


Re: New user with missed packets problems

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

angusperfect wrote:
[]
Arne,
I finally got round to trying the v2.8A Skystar PCI card with 4.5.0
drivers,Client v5.5 disk etc, in an old pc with a Celeron 1.3ghz
processor, 512mbyte ram, an old 40 Gbyte disk and windows XP SP3. Can
you believe it!-It works with no lost packets and no lost segments!!
I still have no idea why it didn't work in the other PC, but at least
I now have a useable system.
Thanks for your help,
Angus
Angus,

Yes, I can believe it! In the past, with EUMETCast, we have sometimes found that Intel processors (and chipsets) to better than AMD in certain circumstances, although it's been difficult (if not impossible) to tie such circumstances down. Similarly, some systems seem to cause problems.

It would therefore be interesting to see a comparison between your working and non-working systems:

- processor
- memory
- motherboard
- chipset
- memory
- disk size and connection
- network connection
- operating system
- DVB connection
- CPU load
- memory load

and anything else you can think of!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: New user with missed packets problems

angusperfect <angusperfect@...>
 

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

Sorry Angus,

I have no experience with this 2.8 version.

In a final attempt you could try removing drivers once more, and put the card in the other PCI slot and install drivers again.

Good luck,
Arne van Belle
Arne,
I finally got round to trying the v2.8A Skystar PCI card with 4.5.0 drivers,Client v5.5 disk etc, in an old pc with a Celeron 1.3ghz processor, 512mbyte ram, an old 40 Gbyte disk and windows XP SP3. Can you believe it!-It works with no lost packets and no lost segments!!
I still have no idea why it didn't work in the other PC, but at least I now have a useable system.
Thanks for your help,
Angus


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Prem Holdaway wrote:
Thanks for the information David. I wondered why everytime I
rebooted, windows was allocating a totally different IP address.
You must define the card's IP address yourself, as the default in Windows (XP, Vista, 7) is for DHCP address allocation.

Even though my manually entered one was still showing. I will give
this a try. Will also pass on all my findings to Eumetsat, along
with the reply from TechniSat.
Yes, do so, although I've already told the guys about your work.

I also wonder if it is worth passing
some of this on to Microsoft. As I think setting up a route is
something that windows 7 should do even if it needs to get input from
the user. Especially as this is an RC and may save Microsoft some
hard-working the end. And any users that do not know the workaround.
The more people that are using Windows 7 and get on to Microsoft
about problems may force them to correct things.

Now going to swap my disc back to windows 7.

Prem Holdaway
Well, it seems that Vista and Windows-7 are different to XP in this respect, so I don't see it as a Win-7 specific issue, but still worth reporting, I agree.

By the way - I've found that NTP timekeeping seems better with the SkyStar PCI card than with the DVB World USB box, but that possibly the USB box misses fewer packets, in spite of using software PID filtering which imposes a slightly higher CPU load.

Oh, and I see we've just had another missed-packets event across Europe. Makes it difficult for me to look for a zero-loss result!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?

Prem Holdaway <phold@...>
 

Thanks for the information David. I wondered why everytime I rebooted,
windows was allocating a totally different IP address. Even though my
manually entered one was still showing. I will give this a try. Will also
pass on all my findings to Eumetsat, along with the reply from TechniSat. I
also wonder if it is worth passing some of this on to Microsoft. As I think
setting up a route is something that windows 7 should do even if it needs to
get input from the user. Especially as this is an RC and may save Microsoft
some hard-working the end. And any users that do not know the workaround.
The more people that are using Windows 7 and get on to Microsoft about
problems may force them to correct things.

Now going to swap my disc back to windows 7.

Prem Holdaway
phold@ukonline.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MSG-1@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
David J Taylor
Sent: 11 May 2009 10:22
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Re: SkyStar PCI card and Windows 7?


Prem Holdaway wrote:
[]
I found you only need to install the 4.3.0a drivers and then install
the
4.5.0a software you do not need to install the 4.3.Oa Software.
Ah, that's help to know.

Below is the e-mail received from TechniSat, after informing them of
my procedure.
[]
Though our newest skynetBDA.sys - drivers should work already with
windows7 when installing those manually (from the folder "BDA") - we
are working on that.
[]

Excellent, I'm sure that TechniSat will come up with the goods, although
I'm unsure from what Arne said whether the BDA drivers do network
as well.
With a name like "skynetBDS.sys" you would expect so!

The only problem I have so far is I cannot get away from the yellow
T. as far as I can tell everything else seems to be working correctly.

Back to trying to get a white T.

Prem Holdaway
I passed your earlier information onto EUMETSAT, so I'll forward your new
notes as well.

Yellow/White T-icon.

Did you add the permanent route as I found was required for Vista?

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

I found that on Windows-7 RC I had to reboot after using that route
command. Is the network address of the DVB card correct? I'm guessing
you have already checked all of this, but I know how easy it is to
overlook things!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal software - quality software written to your requirements
Web: www.satsignal.eu
Email: davidtaylor@writeme.com


R: Re: Signal Quality

scsebnic@libero.it <scsebnic@...>
 

Hi All,
your SNR&amp;Quality values seem to be similar to mine:
http://www.scsebnic.net/SITO_PAN/www/mrtg/panlab_01_snr.html
My station is located in Northern Italy (Piedmont), on the top of the roof of a 6 floors flat block, having a perfect clear horizon.
My new dvb card is a DVB World USB2 box from GEO (last April 2009)
Arne, David and Jhon, very kindly, supported me suggesting how to test my station setup.
The dish pointing and LNB skew, verified by me with the help of my TV technician, seem to be compliance with Eumetsat indications
Moereover, my old SkyStar V2.6D, mounted on board the "retired" receiver PCI, give me Quality 60% and Strenght 89% (same 85cm dish, LNB and cables)
At today (1 month after installing the new dvb card) I have not experienced segment/signal losses, even in worst weather conditions.
Ciao
Nicola


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----Messaggio originale---- Da: errect00@yahoo.co.uk Data: 12/05/2009 9.56 A: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com> Ogg: [MSG-1] Re: Signal Quality




hello john, i an using the new dvb usb2 box from geo shop i think it may be i am not on 9 degrees east exactly for eurobird 9 regards --- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, geojohnt@... wrote: > > > In a message dated 10/05/2009 12:16:09 GMT Daylight Time, > errect00@... writes: > > Quick piece of advice please i am running a 90cm dish with a universal > 0.1db lnb low loss cable and a dvb usb2 box when i lock onto the correct TP i > get 100% signal stength but cannot get above 59% signal quality even when > slewing the lnb this does not change, > > > Hi, > > As Arne says if you are not seeing any errors there may not be a problem. > > However, I am in SW London and using an 85 cm dish and 0.2 dB LNB into a > DVBWorld USB box and get signal strength 70% and signal quality 100%. > > I am surprised at your read-outs - which DVB box are you using. > > Regards, > John. > >


Re: Signal Quality

cosmosgeo <errect00@...>
 

hello john,

i an using the new dvb usb2 box from geo shop i think it may be i am not on 9 degrees east exactly for eurobird 9

regards

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, geojohnt@... wrote:


In a message dated 10/05/2009 12:16:09 GMT Daylight Time,
errect00@... writes:

Quick piece of advice please i am running a 90cm dish with a universal
0.1db lnb low loss cable and a dvb usb2 box when i lock onto the correct TP i
get 100% signal stength but cannot get above 59% signal quality even when
slewing the lnb this does not change,


Hi,

As Arne says if you are not seeing any errors there may not be a problem.

However, I am in SW London and using an 85 cm dish and 0.2 dB LNB into a
DVBWorld USB box and get signal strength 70% and signal quality 100%.

I am surprised at your read-outs - which DVB box are you using.

Regards,
John.





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