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Vipersan

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Messages
10,914
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
So ...I now have my sofware disc ..and usb dongle ..
I have installed TBS-IPDATA..
I have the TBS 5927 connected..
Ged has installed an 80cm dish pointing at 10E ..
I have a transponder locked 11263H,33000
So I guess I'm sort of ready ..
I just attempted to install the EUMETcast Client ..
and staightaway I'm asked for a user name and password ..
according to the associated pdf this is supplied by eumetsat ?
I see nothing in the envelope with these details ...so I'm confused ..
I just assumed ...obviously wrongly that the provided key/dongle would take care of this ??????
has anyone set the system up yet and can advise ?
rgds
VS
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
46,916
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
I hope to be up & running in the next few days VS. And no doubt then the head scratching starts!

EDIT - just a thought - the user & p/w might be the one you use to access the Eumecast site??
 
Vipersan

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Messages
10,914
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
I hope to be up & running in the next few days VS. And no doubt then the head scratching starts!

EDIT - just a thought - the user & p/w might be the one you use to access the Eumecast site??
You may be right buddy ...but stupidly I did not write them down ..and it was a while ago..
Just sent a email to Pamela ..
hopefully some clarification tomorrow..
rgds
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
46,916
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
You should be able to get a password reset sent to your email - Id forgotten mine last time I logged in & had to get it re-sent
 
Vipersan

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Messages
10,914
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Well ...I've waited this long so one more night wont hurt.
I'll await Pamelas reply before I proceed.
I'll let you know what she says..
rgds
Evan
 
Dave5118

Dave5118

Member
Messages
230
My Satellite Setup
1.5m Gibertini with IBU Twin
TBS 6903/6922 with EBSPro
Gigablue Quad 4K(S2X)
Edision OS Nino Pro
Starsat 2000HD Hyper
Sky Q Silver
Sky minidish with Sky Q Hybrid LNB
My Location
Nr Manchester UK
I have just received my user/pass for the software/dongle via email and they are different than my login details.
My dongle etc is due to arrive tomorrow.
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
46,916
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
AH thats interesting - I'll have to scan back through my emails. Things have been a bit hectic recently so I dont always fully take in complicated stuff in emails :D
 
Vipersan

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Messages
10,914
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Yes indeed ..apparently sent when the key was dispatched..

Debbie kindly sent it to me again this morning..
The relevant email should start...
'
I am pleased to inform you that your EUMETCast Client Software and EUMETCast Key Unit will be dispatched to you today, via courier.
'
 
Dave5118

Dave5118

Member
Messages
230
My Satellite Setup
1.5m Gibertini with IBU Twin
TBS 6903/6922 with EBSPro
Gigablue Quad 4K(S2X)
Edision OS Nino Pro
Starsat 2000HD Hyper
Sky Q Silver
Sky minidish with Sky Q Hybrid LNB
My Location
Nr Manchester UK
Well, had a quick go at this tonight, and I have managed to download some Data, they all seem to be .nc files. Does this sound right? If so, what program do we open them with?
 
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sat-tv-fan

Specialist Contributor
Messages
523
Location
East Sussex, South East UK
My Satellite Setup
1m motorised dish + Octagon 0.1db PLL LNB
66 E - 45.0 W
Azbox HD Premium
Azbox ME
Amiko A3 combo (android)
TBS 5925 and 5927 USB
Octogan SX88+
Openbox SX6 HD
Mecool K3 pro
X2 Premium HD
Skybox F3
Technomate 5302 HD
Technomate 5402 M3
iSmart X8
My Location
East Sussex, South East UK
Well, had a quick go at this tonight, and I have managed to download some Data, they all seem to be .nc files. Does this sound right? If so, what program do we open them with?
Haha yes indeed what programme, I have given up with it for now, so much data coming in so quickly. Please try satsignals Metop Manager and let me know how you get on, as I am getting nowhere with it - you can download a 30 day trial here Metop Manager - from David Taylor, Edinburgh
 
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KernowMan

Member
Messages
11
My Satellite Setup
TBS6903 Card. 110cm Satellite Dish, Stab HH120 Motor Windows 10,
My Location
Falmouth, UK
Got a TBS6903 card, Just ordered a 110cm Dish today and Coaxial as the one to my old Sky dish is 20 years old. And was luckily enough to pick up a cheap Stab HH120 motor, so I can scan the satellites if I wish to do so. Got the license in January. So I am all set hopefully. Next week I am off work for a week. So i have time to mount and setup the system. Have to think on getting a bigger hard drive as I assume it will be filled up quickly.
 
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KernowMan

Member
Messages
11
My Satellite Setup
TBS6903 Card. 110cm Satellite Dish, Stab HH120 Motor Windows 10,
My Location
Falmouth, UK
So ...I now have my sofware disc ..and usb dongle ..
I have installed TBS-IPDATA..
I have the TBS 5927 connected..
Ged has installed an 80cm dish pointing at 10E ..
I have a transponder locked 11263H,33000
So I guess I'm sort of ready ..
I just attempted to install the EUMETcast Client ..
and staightaway I'm asked for a user name and password ..
according to the associated pdf this is supplied by eumetsat ?
I see nothing in the envelope with these details ...so I'm confused ..
I just assumed ...obviously wrongly that the provided key/dongle would take care of this ??????
has anyone set the system up yet and can advise ?
rgds
VS
 
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KernowMan

Member
Messages
11
My Satellite Setup
TBS6903 Card. 110cm Satellite Dish, Stab HH120 Motor Windows 10,
My Location
Falmouth, UK
Is a 80cm dish big enough, was told by EUMetCast I needed 110 to 120cm Dish and I am in Cornwall.
 
Dave5118

Dave5118

Member
Messages
230
My Satellite Setup
1.5m Gibertini with IBU Twin
TBS 6903/6922 with EBSPro
Gigablue Quad 4K(S2X)
Edision OS Nino Pro
Starsat 2000HD Hyper
Sky Q Silver
Sky minidish with Sky Q Hybrid LNB
My Location
Nr Manchester UK
Haha yes indeed what programme, I have given up with it for now, so much data coming in so quickly. Please try satsignals Metop Manager and let me know how you get on, as I am getting nowhere with it - you can download a 30 day trial here Metop Manager - from David Taylor, Edinburgh
Yeah, found that from another forum post. I managed to get 3 or so B&W images to display, but you need other software to add coastline/country lines and colour etc.
Hopefully will have more time over the weekend to play with it, only been at it for a couple of hours.
 
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KernowMan

Member
Messages
11
My Satellite Setup
TBS6903 Card. 110cm Satellite Dish, Stab HH120 Motor Windows 10,
My Location
Falmouth, UK
Yeah, found that from another forum post. I managed to get 3 or so B&W images to display, but you need other software to add coastline/country lines and colour etc.
Hopefully will have more time over the weekend to play with it, only been at it for a couple of hours.
I see that Metop Manager is £50 !!!!!
 
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sat-tv-fan

Specialist Contributor
Messages
523
Location
East Sussex, South East UK
My Satellite Setup
1m motorised dish + Octagon 0.1db PLL LNB
66 E - 45.0 W
Azbox HD Premium
Azbox ME
Amiko A3 combo (android)
TBS 5925 and 5927 USB
Octogan SX88+
Openbox SX6 HD
Mecool K3 pro
X2 Premium HD
Skybox F3
Technomate 5302 HD
Technomate 5402 M3
iSmart X8
My Location
East Sussex, South East UK
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sat-tv-fan

Specialist Contributor
Messages
523
Location
East Sussex, South East UK
My Satellite Setup
1m motorised dish + Octagon 0.1db PLL LNB
66 E - 45.0 W
Azbox HD Premium
Azbox ME
Amiko A3 combo (android)
TBS 5925 and 5927 USB
Octogan SX88+
Openbox SX6 HD
Mecool K3 pro
X2 Premium HD
Skybox F3
Technomate 5302 HD
Technomate 5402 M3
iSmart X8
My Location
East Sussex, South East UK
Yeah, found that from another forum post. I managed to get 3 or so B&W images to display, but you need other software to add coastline/country lines and colour etc.
Hopefully will have more time over the weekend to play with it, only been at it for a couple of hours.
Oh yes ? How ?!
 
Dave5118

Dave5118

Member
Messages
230
My Satellite Setup
1.5m Gibertini with IBU Twin
TBS 6903/6922 with EBSPro
Gigablue Quad 4K(S2X)
Edision OS Nino Pro
Starsat 2000HD Hyper
Sky Q Silver
Sky minidish with Sky Q Hybrid LNB
My Location
Nr Manchester UK
Just checked and I used the 'MSG data manager' software. It is supposed to do a few of the different sources, but I only get the pictures from the 'world' southern hemisphere ones.

Metop gave me nothing.....

Also. I've got nothing decoded from the 'basic service', only those images from the 'high volume service'.
 
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s-band

Specialist Contributor
Messages
821
My Satellite Setup
1.5m IRTE PF, Octagon OSLO external Ref., TBS6983,
Various L, S, C, X & Ka bits. 1.2m S/X/Ku/Ka Prodelin on Az-El
My Location
SE UK
Thanks @Analoguesat for the tips. I have it running and filling up the HD (i5, 128G SSD, 3T HD, 16G RAM, TBS6903). However, I get a number of licence errors, presumably as those are the ones missed from the original request as per the instructions here. It looks like the .ini files need to exclude the unlicensed channels. As for getting anything useful, I haven't yet. I have David Taylor's HRPT suite but need to set it all up (Keplers etc). Does anyone know of a dummy's guide to the whole process and set-up? As usual the info is spread around many sites & fora.

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s-band

Specialist Contributor
Messages
821
My Satellite Setup
1.5m IRTE PF, Octagon OSLO external Ref., TBS6983,
Various L, S, C, X & Ka bits. 1.2m S/X/Ku/Ka Prodelin on Az-El
My Location
SE UK
These are the links that helped me:
Reducing packet loss

The licence errors, incomplete files and other download errors were almost eliminated by moving exclusively to an SSD. It seems that the PC has to be highly tweaked (especially on W7):
Use a RAMdisk for incoming data then move it to another drive and delete old data
Set all the file locations to the most appropriate drive
Only download things that you really want (modify .ini files)
Stop unwanted services (there's the list in the installation files and others on Satsignal)
Process files on another PC

It's a long way from plug & play. The tweaking appears to involve a lot of work on the .ini files.
Has anyone found recv.ini?
 
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