Sunday, January 27, 2008

EMWIN Installation

While I was taking pictures, I went ahead and took pictures of the EMWIN dish. This is a Zephyrus system using the WX-13m receiver. The dish is side mounted to my free-standing tower.

NoaaPort Installation

Here are some pictures of my NoaaPort installation. The pictures show a 10 foot dish that I picked up for free. I am using a Norsat 8515 500 Khz. 15° Professional LNB with a Chaparral feedhorn. The receiver is a Novra S75.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


I have made several changes to WxPort, the NoaaPort ingest program. It can now ingest all 4 NWS datastreams. I have also identified several problems that have not been discovered by other users.

I have a test program that will decode the gini data (satellite images). I will be refining it further.

I will try to post some images of my installation tomorrow.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Weather Message Beta 5

I am in the process of uploading Weather Message Beta 5. I am also refreshing all of the other applications. No big changes - check the release notes for the details.


I have been interested in the NoaaPort data stream since I wrote WxPort. I decided to go ahead and build a NoaaPort system.

I spent the last couple of days installing a used 10 foot dish. After the dish was installed and aligned, I connected my new Novra S75 DVB-S receiver. I am now receiving all 4 NoaaPort channels. I can tell you there there is more data than anyone could possibly review.

I will be reviewing the image and radar data to see how I can use it for future upgrades to Weather Message and WxPort.