Starting out to receive EUMETCAST
Happy New Year to All.
This year I have set a challenge to set up a geostationary weather satellite system.
Looking to receive EUMETCAST and then do some PyTroll/SatPy.
I have been receiving NOAA orbital weather satellites for a number of years now.
Can someone point me in the direction of a good web site or give me some good advice on what is required.
Also any advice on what hardware will be require.
Also what software and licenses will be required.
All help gratefully received.
David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴 🇪🇺
On 01/01/2022 11:16, Allan Sloan via groups.io wrote:
Happy New Year to All.Allan,
Welcome to the group!
This guide may be a useful starting point, although not updated to the latest
Dish size: 1m or bigger
LNB: a good one, but one for "satellite TV" is fine. Inverto quad is what I
would recommend but perhaps there are better today?
High gain allows for longer cable length
Quad output allows for future services
The TBS5927 is popular but only handles the BAS and HVS-1 service. The
TBS6903X is a PCI card capable of handling all three current services (BAS,
HVS-1 and HVS-2).
Computer - depends on how much you want to do. Quad core or better, 16 GB or
better, no special graphics card needed.
This is just a starting guide - discuss with the group here for more information.
I offer software for Windows which some find easier than the PyTroll route
which requires more computer nous!
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you