[amsat-bb] Outernet files: Weather

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 16:15:06 UTC 2016

Jim, it's my impression that there are several "it depends" to answer your 

For the weather page to work, I believe you need the most recent version of 
the software for whatever platform you are using.  I'm using a Raspberry Pi 
with the rxOS image, so currently I'm at 3.1

Also, the data files that populate the overlays available for the weather 
globe take a while to download, so you will need a good enough signal for 
files to come down.  Early on they had mentioned that an SNR of -2- or 
better might suffice, but I think it's a little higher than that to get 
files at a decent clip.

When it's working right and  you have data for the overlays, you can click 
the menu to the left of the "earth" word at the bottom and select various 
views.  Here is a shot of a temperature overlay if you'd like to have a 
reference of how it can look:


... note also that the globe can be moved and resized with mouse actions, so 
experiment with that once you have data.

-Scott,  K4KDR


-----Original Message----- 
From: Jim Barbre
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 11:45 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Outernet files: Weather

     When I click the Weather folder in Librarian I get an outline of
the Western Hemisphere and a message saying "No Data." I have 8 grib2
files in another folder. How do I get the weather info to display in

Jim Barbre

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