RANET / IEPAS systems, such as the Chatty Beetle, RAPIDCast, and RAW SMS, will be unaffected by the Government shutdown. IEPAS operates under a Cooperative Agreement / grant, and no systems are on or tied to Federal facilities. Information feeds from Federal partners, which our systems rely upon, such as for tsunami, are likely to […]
On August 16, 2013 NOAA will decommission the GOES-12 satellite, as it has exhausted its fuel and reached its operable end of life. EMWIN, LRIT, and other broadcast services will of course continue on GOES East and GOES West. Imager data from GOES 12 will no be replaced. GOES 12 replaced GOES 10 in the […]
It is late spring in the DC metro area, which means increasing humidity. Despite my best efforts, PLA filament spools used by one of our 3D printers seem to absorb moisture, although our warehouse is not exactly a controlled environment. The effect, at least on our machine, is a lot of bad prints. Well, to […]
With a special thanks to PEACESAT, IEPAS’ RAPIDCast broadcast and service is now operational. The broadcast has been running on GE23 via Pactel for sometime, however, we have been testing and needed to prove a ground station. PEACESAT assembled a station at their facilities in Hawaii earlier. Today we were able to confirm receipt of test […]
Intelsat transitioned from IS9 to IS21. Per earlier notifications GEONETCast Americas users should not notice any change or alteration in the broadcast, nor do users have to change antenna positions. There was a brief multi-hour data outage, however, the broadcast should have caught up with the backlog.
IEPAS helped El Salvador’s Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) install two of five GEONETCast stations, during the week of September 16, 2012. Stations will be located at field offices and the main operations center in San Salvador. MARN will use the network to deliver content to field offices, as well as provide […]
Intelsat successfully launched IS-21, and it also released a brochure / fact sheet (PDF) on IS-21, which provides some good coverage maps and other information. IS-21 will shortly replace IS-9. GNC-A is broadcast on IS-9 over a C-band transponder. The transition is not expected to affect operations, nor will users need to alter station equipment or re-point […]
RAPIDCast non-penetrating roof mount constructed at PEACESAT. PEACESAT will be testing the hardware specification before shipping of units to remote sites.