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. 73 Jim Barbre KB7YSY
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.
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
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 KB7YSY
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:
... note also that the globe can be moved and resized with mouse actions, so experiment with that once you have data.
-----Original Message----- From: Jim Barbre Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 11:45 AM To: AMSAT BB 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?
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