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EUMETCast Wiki - your help needed!

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Folks,

A reminder that we have what should be a most helpful resource in the EUMETCast Wiki:

http://eumetcast.pbworks.com

However, this has been sadly neglected and is now in need of an update to cover all the new developments! Can you help? Perhaps note what needs updating, and let me know? Even edit the topic yourself - it's easy! (You need to be registered as an author to do that).

If the Wiki is improved it should help beginners, and save time answering the same questions over and over again.

Thanks for your help!

David
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Re: [SatSignal] LNB for improved reception

Cornish Man
 

Hi 

I am using a Technomate TM-2

I think I aligned it as best as i can.

I Set the motor and dish pointing South and the elevation I adjusted when it was locked on to EUMetSat 10E

I will post a photo tomorrow where the dish is pointing

Wanted to get  120cm dish, but it was too expensive at the time

Jan



On Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10:52, geojohnt via Groups.Io <geojohnt@...> wrote:


Hello Cornish man,

I think you too have a problem.

You, like me, are inside Eutelsat-10's max central power contour - though a bit further west.
With a 1.1 m dish you should be getting far more (better) SNR than you are.

You don't say what LNB you are using.
You seem to have identified a possible dish shading problem though.

And, you mention the dish is connected to a rotator.
Is this correctly set up and aligned?
Azimuth and/or elevation could be a bit off?

Regards,
John.

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In a message dated 30/05/2019 05:25:37 GMT Standard Time, cornishman68@... writes:

I am getting 12.3db on 11262.500 Mhz and 11.8 on 11387 Mhz with a 110cm dish
The dis is almost 2m from the ground, but there is a house in front of the dish that might be causing reception.
I might have to move the dish higher
The dish is connected to a Stab hh120 motor



Re: GOES16/17

Graham Woolf
 

Hi Douglas

Thanks for the link

I notice the data is now coming through again

Kind Regards

Graham


Re: GOES16/17

Douglas Deans
 

On 30/05/2019 19:41, Graham Woolf wrote:
Hi Douglas
Thanks - I thought it was my system . I dont know why I always think its something Ive done!!
Can you point me to the NOAA site where you saw that announcement - I couldn't see anything on the Eumetsat website
Kind Regards
Graham
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No problem Graham.
You will find the information here :-

https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/messages.html

Hope that helps.

Best regards,
Douglas.


Re: GOES16/17

Graham Woolf
 

Hi Douglas

Thanks - I thought it was my system . I dont know why I always think its something Ive done!!

Can you point me to the NOAA site where you saw that announcement - I couldn't see anything on the Eumetsat website

Kind Regards

Graham


Re: GOES16/17

Douglas Deans
 

On 30/05/2019 18:57, Graham Woolf wrote:
Hi
I have just noticed that there doesn't seem to have been any GOES16/17 data since about 12:30
Is that the same for everybody - I cant see any announcement in the UNS
Regards
Graham
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Yes it is the same here Graham.
The following information from NOAA :-

Topic:GOES-R Data Outage on ESPDS/PDA

Date/Time Issued: May 30, 2019 1748Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: All GOES-16 and -17 Products on PDA

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 30, 2019 1258Z

Date/Time of Expected End:TBD

Length of Outage: TBD

Details/Specifics of Change:PDA has stopped receiving any GOES-R data due to an anomaly which occurred during maintenance. The PDA team is actively working to resolve the issue.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations atESPCOperations@noaa.govat 301-817-3880

Hopefully it will be back up and running soon.

Regards,
Douglas.


GOES16/17

Graham Woolf
 

Hi

I have just noticed that there doesn't seem to have been any GOES16/17 data since about 12:30

Is that the same for everybody - I cant see any announcement in the UNS

Regards

Graham


Re: [SatSignal] LNB for improved reception

geojohnt@...
 

Hello Cornish man,

I think you too have a problem.

You, like me, are inside Eutelsat-10's max central power contour - though a bit further west.
With a 1.1 m dish you should be getting far more (better) SNR than you are.

You don't say what LNB you are using.
You seem to have identified a possible dish shading problem though.

And, you mention the dish is connected to a rotator.
Is this correctly set up and aligned?
Azimuth and/or elevation could be a bit off?

Regards,
John.

+++++++++++++++++

In a message dated 30/05/2019 05:25:37 GMT Standard Time, cornishman68@... writes:

I am getting 12.3db on 11262.500 Mhz and 11.8 on 11387 Mhz with a 110cm dish
The dis is almost 2m from the ground, but there is a house in front of the dish that might be causing reception.
I might have to move the dish higher
The dish is connected to a Stab hh120 motor


Formally - Re: [SatSignal] LNB for improved reception

geojohnt@...
 

Roland,

Yes, there is definitely something wrong with your system.

Gibertini dishes are widely accepted as having 'the best' RF performance.
And as others have said your SNR - and, I would also say, Power - should be much higher.

You are further into 'the centre' of Eutesat-10's max power contour than me and, with a 1 m dish, I get 13.6 dB SNR on BS with a Power reading of -24 dBm on the SR1 Controller.
I'm using a quad Inverto Black Ultra (HGLN) LNB.

Having said that I agree with Ian, BS SNR has been 'down' for some time.

You mention an Inverto RF LNB???
I'm not sure what model that is.

I agree with David's list of 'try this' to improve your reception.
But your SNR (and Power) is way down on what it should be with a 1.25 m Gibertini dish.

Regards,
John.

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In a message dated 29/05/2019 14:57:55 GMT Standard Time, fly.fechter@... writes:

Despite my Gibertini 1.25m dish and Inverto RF LNB the maximum signal strength I get is abt. 10.8 DB at 41 db power.


Re: RSS not remapped

R. Alblas
 

Should be OK since 11:05.
MSG2_RSS was mapped to 0 instead of 9,5 east.
Rob.

On 05/27/2019 12:48 PM, Ferdinand Valk wrote:
I have noticed that with the changeover this morning from MSG3 to MSG2 the
RSS data is not remapped to the correct longitude. This highly disrupts all
services running on RSS.
This has been notified to Ops meanwhile.

Ferdinand




RSS not remapped

Ferdinand Valk
 

I have noticed that with the changeover this morning from MSG3 to MSG2 the
RSS data is not remapped to the correct longitude. This highly disrupts all
services running on RSS.
This has been notified to Ops meanwhile.

Ferdinand


Some oddities from the Window-10 1903 upgrade

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I found some oddities from the Window-10 1903 upgrade, a couple of which might affect you. EUMETCast reception runs correctly on BS, HVS-1 and HVS-2, with Ayecka SR1 and a couple of TBS devices.

https://www.satsignal.eu/software/Win-10-notes.html#1903

Cheers,
David
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Re: Eurobird-9.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

David,

In the light of the the news an hour ago, I should tread a bit lightly.
There are 2 EU Europe by Satellite channels on 11.900 GHz H DVB-S2 8PSK MPEG-4 27500 2/3.

Full channel list:

https://www.flysat.com/e9b.php

Regards,
John.
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Thanks, John!

David
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Re: Eurobird-9.

geojohnt@...
 

David,

In the light of the the news an hour ago, I should tread a bit lightly.
There are 2 EU Europe by Satellite channels on 11.900 GHz H DVB-S2 8PSK MPEG-4 27500 2/3.

Full channel list:


Regards,
John.

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In a message dated 24/05/2019 08:23:18 GMT Standard Time, gm8arv@... writes:

Dear All,

Just a quick note - hopefully not seen as political.

Having recently obtained a new Inverto Black Ultra quad LNB, I now (also)
have access to FTA TV transmissions from Eurobird 9B at 9 degrees east at
'full' strength on my 1 m EUMETCast dish.

Regardless of the 'current situation' we are in, having been involved
work-wise in current affairs for many years at BBC TV, I now have access to
live transmissions of Europe by Satellite - the EU's news TV service via
Eurobird-9B.

Best wishes,
John Tellick.

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

Thanks for that, John.  Good to know that we may be able to get Eurobird-9!
What frequency/polarisation/format settings are required for that channel,
please?


Re: Eurobird-9.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Dear All,

Just a quick note - hopefully not seen as political.

Having recently obtained a new Inverto Black Ultra quad LNB, I now (also) have access to FTA TV transmissions from Eurobird 9B at 9 degrees east at 'full' strength on my 1 m EUMETCast dish.

Regardless of the 'current situation' we are in, having been involved work-wise in current affairs for many years at BBC TV, I now have access to live transmissions of Europe by Satellite - the EU's news TV service via Eurobird-9B.

Best wishes,
John Tellick.
=================================

Thanks for that, John. Good to know that we may be able to get Eurobird-9! What frequency/polarisation/format settings are required for that channel, please?

Cheers,
David
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Eurobird-9.

geojohnt@...
 

Dear All,

Just a quick note - hopefully not seen as political.

Having recently obtained a new Inverto Black Ultra quad LNB, I now (also) have access to FTA TV transmissions from Eurobird 9B at 9 degrees east at 'full' strength on my 1 m EUMETCast dish.

Regardless of the 'current situation' we are in, having been involved work-wise in current affairs for many years at BBC TV, I now have access to live transmissions of Europe by Satellite - the EU's news TV service via Eurobird-9B.

Best wishes,
John Tellick.

 





Metop-A and Metop-C swap.

Douglas Deans
 

Still 5 to 6 weeks away but please note the coming change to Metop-A and Metop-C data.

https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/DAT_4411829.html

Regards,
Douglas.


Re: Tellicast 2.14.5-1 100% CPU

Ernst Lobsiger
 

George,

it's a pitty but it seems EUMETSAT is not reading this list anymore. This could have saved some of your pain. As my 64Bit receiver Io works (even with ntpd running) I must have been just lucky. My receivers are CLI systems normally on 24/7 and I never plug in additional USB devices. EUMETSAT should also provide a CLI version of the 64Bit EKU software not linked against the full graphics stuff. Let's hope for the best as the 32Bit EKU software is very old now ...

Cheers,
Ernst



On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 02:47 AM, George Sz wrote:
Ernst,

Eumetsat confirmed that there is a bug in the Safenet drivers. It is triggered by practically any kernel UEVENT message, which among many other things (such as NTP updates etc.), includes changes in USB devices.

They recommended going back to the old 32 bit drivers which they were kind enough to upload to their FTP. I installed those and the 100% CPU bug is gone.

There is one caveat with this solution however, since it does not support newer EKUs, including the upcoming one. Let's hope there will be a driver fix in the future. Also, I wonder if an UDEV-free version of Linux would prevent this behavior.

With that, this confirms I'm not entirely crazy (I think).

Regards,
George


Re: Tellicast 2.14.5-1 100% CPU

George Sz
 

Ernst,

Eumetsat confirmed that there is a bug in the Safenet drivers. It is triggered by practically any kernel UEVENT message, which among many other things (such as NTP updates etc.), includes changes in USB devices.

They recommended going back to the old 32 bit drivers which they were kind enough to upload to their FTP. I installed those and the 100% CPU bug is gone.

There is one caveat with this solution however, since it does not support newer EKUs, including the upcoming one. Let's hope there will be a driver fix in the future. Also, I wonder if an UDEV-free version of Linux would prevent this behavior.

With that, this confirms I'm not entirely crazy (I think).

Regards,
George


Re: New version EUMETCastView 1.4.6

Hugo
 

Sorry Niklas,

for the moment GEOTIFF is not supported. 
Maybe in a future release.

Kind regards,
Hugo

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