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Re: MSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/saved

James Brown
 

On 28 Mar 2020, at 17:38, David J Taylor via Groups.Io <david-taylor=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Er, David,

MTG and Metop second generation are not far off!

Regards,
John.
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Indeed.

As I will be unlikely to offer support towards the end of the lifetime of those satellites, I leave the software writing to the other enthusiasts. Perhaps as the EUMETSAT Data Taylor (!) service develops, the need for individual dedicated software will diminish.

Cheers,
David
--
Good luck with that!

Re: MSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/saved

David J Taylor
 

Er, David,

MTG and Metop second generation are not far off!

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

Indeed.

As I will be unlikely to offer support towards the end of the lifetime of those satellites, I leave the software writing to the other enthusiasts. Perhaps as the EUMETSAT Data Taylor (!) service develops, the need for individual dedicated software will diminish.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: MSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/saved

geojohnt@...
 

Er, David,

MTG and Metop second generation are not far off!

Regards,
John.

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Hi David
You said somewhere you are retired- but it seems to be it will never happen!
Thanks for your detailed answer to my problem.Really highly appreciated!
Kobus
==================================

I've been working for myself since 2000 and reached nominal retirement age
in 2013, when state and work pensions automatically kicked in.  Since then
I've been concentrating rather more on things which interest me, so a state
of semi-retirement, but increasingly "semi"!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv




Re: MSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/saved

David J Taylor
 

Hi David
You said somewhere you are retired- but it seems to be it will never happen!
Thanks for your detailed answer to my problem.Really highly appreciated!
Kobus
==================================

I've been working for myself since 2000 and reached nominal retirement age in 2013, when state and work pensions automatically kicked in. Since then I've been concentrating rather more on things which interest me, so a state of semi-retirement, but increasingly "semi"!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: MSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/saved

Kobus Botha
 

Hi David
You said somewhere you are retired- but it seems to be it will never happen!
Thanks for your detailed answer to my problem.Really highly appreciated!
Kobus

Re: MSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/saved

David J Taylor
 

I run two different versions of Msg Data Manager for Msg 1 and 4 located at Program Files and the other at C/Tools. They don't keep/save some of their settings. Any help please.
Kobus Botha-South Africa
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Kobus,

1. Don't install any of my software in C:\Program Files.

2. Use (for example) two directories in C:\Tools\, such as C:\Tools\MSG-1\ and C:\Tools\MSG-3\

3. The file names for the two executables need to be different, as the settings (stored in the registry) are tied to the executable file names. This is covered here https://www.satsignal.eu/software/faq.htm#rss with an example using the full-scan and rapid-scan data streams. You can see that the program names are:

MsgDataManager.exe

MsgDataManager-RSS.exe

Other file names are also changed to keep the file set consistent.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

MSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/save

Kobus Botha
 

MdSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/save By Kobus Botha- South Africa

MSG Data Manager - some settings not kept/saved

Kobus Botha
 

I run two different versions of Msg Data Manager for Msg 1 and 4 located at Program Files and the other at C/Tools. They don't keep/save some of their settings. Any help please.
Kobus Botha-South Africa

Help with reviving an SR-1

Simon Quantrill
 

Hello all, first of all I hope you are all safe in door from the Corona!! ?

Secondly I have a sr-1 I am trying to upgrade to receive Eumetcast, but having problems

Current software firmware shows ERROR after upgrade:
Software Version  1.01b179   Hardware Version  1.00  Firmware Version    ERROR

Although it looks ok  

FPGA Versions:
==============

Index           Version         Image Size      Valid   Active
  1.           2.2b922          386214         Yes     Yes

cold resetting fails to upload to the FPGA

Launching SR1 application software...
Programming FPGA ...

An error occurred when configuring FPGA. Aborting.
An error occurred when programming FPGA.
WARNING: FPGA is not programmed.
WARNING: Assuming the FPGA is programmed externally.

Has anybody a solution to get this device working please ?


Simon
m0dcu/pa2sq

dish size, quality and fine pointing tip

Markus Kempf
 

I recently rebuild my satellite reception setup. I used two dishes, a 100cm Gibertini XP for the reception of Astra 19E, Hotbird 13E and Astra 28E and a Triax 78cm for Eutelsat10A with an Inverto Black Ultra LNB. My best CNR for Eumetcast was 10.6. 12y ago, no 3deg distance capable LNB holders and LNBs were available, the main reason for the two dish setup. After 12y of use, the LNBs were ready for preventive maintenance :-) I bought small new ones together with the new 3deg holders (also capable of height adjustement). Even after careful pointing of the dish to the 10E position in the center, I had disastrous results. The CNR was down to 7.6. By chance, I discovered that slight pushing of the upper rim of the dish improved the reception a lot, CNR went up to 9.6. Still a lot below the value of the smaller dish. The conclusion after a lot of further testing is that the figure quality of the 1m Gibertini dish is really bad.
I have bought a replacement dish, a 100cm Gibertini SE Profi and will, weather permitting, replace the old unit.

Fine Pointing tip: The geostationary sats have telemetry beacons that can be received/used with a simple RTL-SDR dongle connected to the LNB (I used the loop through port of my TBS 5925). For Eutelsat10E, the beacons are at 3626,00 R / 10950,20 H / 11699,80 H / 12501,00 H / 12501,50 V. For Eumetcast the beacon in the right band/pol is at 10950,20 H. You have to dial to 1200.2 Mhz because of the 9750 Mhz LOF. After pickup of the signal you can easily optimize for best reception.

Markus

Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

David J Taylor
 

David,


OK, I'll restore it and send it off.


Also look into EUMETCast data not being virus scanned though I'm not aware of any lost data 'in images' though tc-cast client tells me that I do suffer some Missed Packets before FEC and the number of FEC Recovered Packets no way makes up for this 'loss.'


Also SR1 Controller shows some Bad Frame Count and Bad Packet Count but images don't appear to suffer.


I would also disable Windows Search on that
directory tree, and on any processed file tree, unless you specifically need
Windows Search on those directories.


Er, um!
I don't think I've ever used that option since I've no idea how to.
Likewise, I wouldn't know how to disable it.


Sorry, I know this is probably basic computer know-how.


Regards,
John.
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John,

Packets refer more to the reception side of TelliCast, your signal Es/No, but can also be affected by computer activity such as disk reads or writes, network I/O, momentary CPU loads, preventing the stream of packets from being received correctly. Normal network communications are via TCP, which allows confirmation of the data transfer. EUMETCast (and standard digital TV) are via UDP, which is a catch it or drop it for the data, with no retransmission in the case of error.

Much of my software will - by default - overwrite old images with new, so you may be unaware of data loss on the "output" side of TelliCast, unless you monitor the log files from TelliCast or the Manager software.

Disabling Windows Search on particular directories:

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/speed-up-or-disable-windows-search-indexing-in-vista/

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

geojohnt@...
 

David,

OK, I'll restore it and send it off.

Also look into EUMETCast data not being virus scanned though I'm not aware of any lost data 'in images' though tc-cast client tells me that I do suffer some Missed Packets before FEC and the number of FEC Recovered Packets no way makes up for this 'loss.'

Also SR1 Controller shows some Bad Frame Count and Bad Packet Count but images don't appear to suffer.  

>I would also disable Windows Search on that 
>directory tree, and on any processed file tree, unless you specifically need 
>Windows Search on those directories.

Er, um!
I don't think I've ever used that option since I've no idea how to.
Likewise, I wouldn't know how to disable it.

Sorry, I know this is probably basic computer know-how.

Regards,
John.

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John,


It's safe to restore the file and send it off.

It's also safe to exclude the EUMETCast data directory tree from virus 
scanning, as only data files live there.  It may also avoid lost data due 
unnecessary CPU load etc.  I would also disable Windows Search on that 
directory tree, and on any processed file tree, unless you specifically need 
Windows Search on those directories.


Cheers,
David
-- 
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

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-----Original Message-----
From: David J Taylor via Groups.Io <david-taylor@...>
To: MSG-1 <MSG-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 19:53
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

David,

Thanks for your comments and suggestion.

I've had a look in today's Metop B image folder and the specific .hpt files
is missing
but the 20-03-08 _0058_M01_38761.thumb file remains.
I've scanned that and it says it's OK.

The suspect .hpt file remains in quarantine and to copy and/or get it out of
quarantine
it appears that I have to restore it.
Which I'm not really happy to do.
The fact that it says "Trojan.KillMBR.G" filled me with horror.

But, having said that, EUMETCast files are presumably scanned before being
sent?
And are not sent over the Internet - in our case - so that stream must be
secure.

It's just the fact that WiFi and the Internet are 'connected' 24/7, I wasn't
sure if that was
a factor.

Ernst raised an interesting point, does EUMETCast even need to go through
virus software?

If it's safe to restore the file - presumably to the Metop-B image folder -
then I could 'send it off.'

Regards,
John.
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Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

David J Taylor
 

David,

Thanks for your comments and suggestion.

I've had a look in today's Metop B image folder and the specific .hpt files is missing
but the 20-03-08 _0058_M01_38761.thumb file remains.
I've scanned that and it says it's OK.

The suspect .hpt file remains in quarantine and to copy and/or get it out of quarantine
it appears that I have to restore it.
Which I'm not really happy to do.
The fact that it says "Trojan.KillMBR.G" filled me with horror.

But, having said that, EUMETCast files are presumably scanned before being sent?
And are not sent over the Internet - in our case - so that stream must be secure.

It's just the fact that WiFi and the Internet are 'connected' 24/7, I wasn't sure if that was
a factor.

Ernst raised an interesting point, does EUMETCast even need to go through virus software?

If it's safe to restore the file - presumably to the Metop-B image folder - then I could 'send it off.'

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

John,

It's safe to restore the file and send it off.

It's also safe to exclude the EUMETCast data directory tree from virus scanning, as only data files live there. It may also avoid lost data due unnecessary CPU load etc. I would also disable Windows Search on that directory tree, and on any processed file tree, unless you specifically need Windows Search on those directories.

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

geojohnt@...
 

David,

Thanks for your comments and suggestion.

I've had a look in today's Metop B image folder and the specific .hpt files is missing 
but the 20-03-08 _0058_M01_38761.thumb file remains. 
I've scanned that and it says it's OK.

The suspect .hpt file remains in quarantine and to copy and/or get it out of quarantine 
it appears that I have to restore it.
Which I'm not really happy to do.
The fact that it says "Trojan.KillMBR.G" filled me with horror.

But, having said that, EUMETCast files are presumably scanned before being sent?
And are not sent over the Internet - in our case - so that stream must be secure.

It's just the fact that WiFi and the Internet are 'connected' 24/7, I wasn't sure if that was 
a factor.

Ernst raised an interesting point, does EUMETCast even need to go through virus software?

If it's safe to restore the file - presumably to the Metop-B image folder - then I could 'send it off.'

Regards,
John.

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John,


It's as Ernst says - a random string triggering a false alarm.  The .HPT 
files are binary, so they can contain almost any sequence, and just such a 
sequence has triggered the alarm.

To check, send the affected file (if you can recover it) to one or more 
online scanners such as:

  http://virusscan.jotti.org/
  http://www.virustotal.com/

You can do that with my programs too just to be sure.  These sites use 
multiple scanners, so you may find that just one scanner out of a dozen 
detects something.  You then decide who you believe or trust!

Cheers,
David
-- 
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv 


-----Original Message-----
From: David J Taylor via Groups.Io <david-taylor@...>
To: msg-1 <msg-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 14:27
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

Dear All,

I run my system 24/7 and it has 'open' Broadband WiFi access all the time.
My anit-virus software stopped an attack early this morning and I surprised
to see it was to/in
'EUMETCast.'

How can/could this happen?

You will see from the attached image that the path was:

E:\MSG\Images EPS-global\AVHRR-B\2020\03\08\2020-03-08_0058_M01_38761.hpt

The Infected process:

[10768] E:\Tools\SatSignalMetopManager-B\MetopManager-B.exe

I find this rather worrying.
I don't use this computer for anything else except Windows updates and
SatSignal updates
and Keplar updates.

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





Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

geojohnt@...
 

Ernst,

Thanks for your helpful comments.
and getting back quickly.

Regards,
John.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ernst Lobsiger via Groups.Io <ernst.lobsiger@...>
To: MSG-1 <MSG-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 11:57
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

John,


My guess is that this image accidentally contains a virus signature used by your scanner.
So this would just be a false alarm. Maybe you should not scan EUMETCast images at all.

Ernst

P.S. I'am on GUN/Linux, have no virus scanner at all and limited Windows knowledge too.

Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

David J Taylor
 

Dear All,

I run my system 24/7 and it has 'open' Broadband WiFi access all the time.
My anit-virus software stopped an attack early this morning and I surprised to see it was to/in
'EUMETCast.'

How can/could this happen?

You will see from the attached image that the path was:

E:\MSG\Images EPS-global\AVHRR-B\2020\03\08\2020-03-08_0058_M01_38761.hpt

The Infected process:

[10768] E:\Tools\SatSignalMetopManager-B\MetopManager-B.exe

I find this rather worrying.
I don't use this computer for anything else except Windows updates and SatSignal updates
and Keplar updates.

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

John,

It's as Ernst says - a random string triggering a false alarm. The .HPT files are binary, so they can contain almost any sequence, and just such a sequence has triggered the alarm.

To check, send the affected file (if you can recover it) to one or more online scanners such as:

http://virusscan.jotti.org/
http://www.virustotal.com/

You can do that with my programs too just to be sure. These sites use multiple scanners, so you may find that just one scanner out of a dozen detects something. You then decide who you believe or trust!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

Ernst Lobsiger
 

John,

My guess is that this image accidentally contains a virus signature used by your scanner.
So this would just be a false alarm. Maybe you should not scan EUMETCast images at all.

Ernst

P.S. I'am on GUN/Linux, have no virus scanner at all and limited Windows knowledge too.

Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

geojohnt@...
 

Dear All,

I run my system 24/7 and it has 'open' Broadband WiFi access all the time.
My anit-virus software stopped an attack early this morning and I surprised to see it was to/in 
'EUMETCast.'

How can/could this happen?

You will see from the attached image that the path was:

E:\MSG\Images EPS-global\AVHRR-B\2020\03\08\2020-03-08_0058_M01_38761.hpt

The Infected process:

[10768] E:\Tools\SatSignalMetopManager-B\MetopManager-B.exe

I find this rather worrying.
I don't use this computer for anything else except Windows updates and SatSignal updates 
and Keplar updates. 

Regards,.
John Tellick.

Re: RSS today.

David J Taylor
 

Er,

I run EUMETCast 24/7 and my IR RSS animation today only started at 09:00.
The folder for RSS imaging had nothing from 00:00 to 09:00.
Animation was running all day yesterday - with, I think, yesterday's images.

Also I had a corrupted CH 9 image at 13:10 today.

Bit of a rainy day down here in SE England - but SNR OK.

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

John,

You've got the low-down from Ian, BUT -

1. If you had been following @eumetsat_users (or @gm8arv - me) on Twitter you would have advance warning.

2. If you had been running my RSS Holiday software there would have been no break. Don't delay download and get it running now!

https://www.satsignal.eu/software/beta.htm

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: RSS today.

geojohnt@...
 

Ian,

Oh, that's interesting.
I must have been looking at an old animation for two days?

I really must look at the date more often.

No wonder I went out without my umbrella? Relaxed

Thanks,
John.

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John the reason was that MSG-3 RSS had stopped for its usual 2 days a 

month full imaging at 9.00 UTC Tuesday until 9.00 UTC today and had been 
replaced with MSG-2.

So from midnight to 9.00 am MSG-2 and then MSG-3 from 9.00 am.

Channel 9 image 13.10 appears ok here.


Regards

Ian.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Deans via Groups.Io <iandeans142@...>
To: MSG-1 <MSG-1@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 15:09
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] RSS today.



On 05/03/2020 14:51, geojohnt via Groups.Io wrote:
> Er,
>
> I run EUMETCast 24/7 and my IR RSS animation today only started at 09:00.
> The folder for RSS imaging had nothing from 00:00 to 09:00.
> Animation was running all day yesterday - with, I think, yesterday's images.
>
> Also I had a corrupted CH 9 image at 13:10 today.
>
> Bit of a rainy day down here in SE England - but SNR OK.
>
> Regards,
> John Tellick.
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