Any Users Receiving Atlantic Bird 3?
After reading the RIG article and living on the US east coast, I am
interested in setting up a MSG system. Is anyone receiving this way
yet? I could use a little help on this type of receiver and card.
David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴 🇪🇺
--- In MSGemail@example.com, "jeffreypkelly" <jkelly@b...> wrote:
After reading the RIG article and living on the US east coast, I amway
yet? I could use a little help on this type of receiver and card.Jeff,
I can't tell you much more than is in the RIG Journal. You saw the
comments on dish size, I expect. You would need to get a username
and password from Eumetsat, so I would suggest applying to be an
(Amateur) End User. John Tellick can probably provide guidance on
filling in the Eumetsat forms.
You will also have seen the comments about needing a C-band RX with
the appropriate IF to suit the DVB card, and that there are two DVB
cards recommended (one for each waveband of DVB satellite). You
could take a look at:
http://www.satsignal.net => Weather Satellites, MSG-1 & ATOVS
for a little more guidance as well.
We'd be delighted to have you on board!
From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498
John Din and I are going to try this in the next 2 weeks with the cheapAny Users Receiving Atlantic Bird 3? <<<
In a message dated 15-10-03 00:39:41 GMT Daylight Time,
After reading the RIG article and living on the US east coast, I amJeff,
Someone in EUMETSAT has successfully used the TechniSat SkyStar 2 PCI
(see Timestep advertisement in the September RIG Journal) to receive the
EUMETCast service from Atlantic Bird-3.
As David said earlier, you will need to register with EUMETSAT to receive
service and to be able to obtain the tq(R)-TELLICAST software - from
You will also need David Taylor's MSG Manager software.
You will need a large dish - 2.4 to 3.7m.
Also, of course, a C-Band feedhorn with a slab in its throat for LHC
A C-band LNB that will output between 950 and 2150 MHz to feed into the
EUMETCast C-Band service parameters:
Frequency 3726.7535 MHz.
Symbol Rate 5.964 Msymbol/s.
More information in EUMETSAT Technical document EUM TD 15 issue 2. available
on the EUMETSAT website - <A HREF="www.eumetsat.de">www.eumetsat.de</A>
I'm sure you will find C-Band equipment more easily available on your side of
C-Band never really happened on this side of the Atlantic as far as DTH
satellite TV is concerned.
You might try Chaparral for feedhorns and Dexcel Inc. for LNB's.
Both I think are in Santa Clara CA.
I hope this has been of some use.
Remote Imaging Group.