[amsat-bb] Outernet files: Weather

Jim Barbre jbarbre at xmission.com
Wed Nov 2 14:25:53 UTC 2016


     Thanks for the recommendation. I re-flashed my SD card with ver. 
3.1 and collected Outernet data overnight. This morning I am seeing 
weather patterns displayed on the earth map. Neat!

Thanks again.
Jim Barbre

On 11/1/2016 10:03 AM, Scott wrote:
> No, it's a completely hands-off operation other than using the web 
> interface to view things.
> The weather files (and I guess all the other content as well) is 
> handled in the background by the O/S.
> Please note that your PC & browser selection could have an impact.  I 
> have way more functionality on my desktop PC (Windows) with a real 
> mouse than I do my notebook (also Windows).  I don't know if it's an 
> issue of graphics capability, the external mouse, or what.
> However, if you're showing "no data" (which I recall was how mine 
> looked at first), then that's a show stopper.  That would not be a 
> local  PC issue.
> I noticed that they put out a new .zip image the other day, but 
> strangely it still shows as 3.1.  But in your case it might be worth 
> downloading and re-flashing your micro-SD card.
> https://archive.outernet.is/images/rxOS-Raspberry-Pi/
> Since starting from scratch is so painless, it's worth trying.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> -----Original Message----- From: Jim Barbre
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 12:34 PM
> To: Scott
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Outernet files: Weather
> Hi Scott,
>     Thanks for your reply. I am using Raspbian Jessie, latest update.
> My SNR is greater that 5dB. I have already captured 8 grib2 files, but
> they are in a folder by themselves, separate from the weather folder. My
> earth display is not seeing any data. Do I need to move my grib2 files
> into the weather folder?
> 73
> Jim
> On 11/1/2016 9:15 AM, Scott wrote:
>> Jim, it's my impression that there are several "it depends" to answer 
>> your question.
>> 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:
>> k4kdr.github.io/files/outernet/outernet-weather-screenshot.png
>> ... 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
>> Librarian?
>> Thanks.
>> 73
>> Jim Barbre
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