An American enthusiast posted a request on WXSAT-L for information regarding
LRIT receiving systems and I offered some suggestions.
For those not subscribed to WXSAT-L may I post my reply here which I hope may
possibly be of use to our American members of these two groups.
Also, I understand that Timestep are planning to have an LRIT receiver
I apologise MSG-1 group that this is not really MSG but we might have to
this sooner or later?
Long before MSG-1 was launched I had discussions with several professional
manufacturers about the possible availability of amateur priced LRIT
Two said if they could have a definite idea about such a market (amateur) and
how many units I thought they might sell they would consider developing such
It would I guess, just be a cut down version of the original receiver.
However, of course, we have been overtaken by events in Europe and a European
market no longer exists - for the time being and I have not been in touch
for over a year now.
The firms were VCS in Germany - <A HREF="www.vcs.de">www.vcs.de</A> and UKW technik in Germany -
There is also <A HREF="www.gtielectronics">www.gtielectronics</A> in the States.
And, you should contact NOAA to see just what happened to their planned LRIT
It would also be worth contacting the Werkgroep Kunstmanen in Holland.
This is a very active Dutch group were beavering away with the complexities
of HRIT/LRIT, Viterbi and Reed Solomon coding et al, before things changed
Their website is - www.kunstmanen.nl.
Remote Imaging Group