WMeteor v 3.2
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datas source mode is useful if you have Meteor electronic interfacing
to observe in real time.
ATTENTION it is absolute necessary in Local datas source mode you configure your computer in UT time of Greenwich in Windows Configuration panel parameters to respect UT time and date, click here to see how to configure Windows !
Choose an Com port where this interfacing is connected (Com1,Com2,Com3,Com4). The soft run sampling automatically and the curve is red while this time.( see image 1)
At end of sampling time Colorgramme WMeteor scan the window for one time to find the time per pixel, it is necessary to display correctly the delay value. At end of this process the curve come in green and 2 lines of threshold appear.
Adjust the thresholds ( 40 is a mean ) and adjust the delay ( 3 seconds is a mean ). Delay and thresholds depend of your radio installation and vary from an observer to the other. See your results while 1 week to adjust these parameters.
Detection is effective if the signal jump over thresholds up or down.
RAW check box is for store RAW datas files, available to read next time with Colorgramme, but this files is relatively big...
Live refresh bar indicate refreshing histogram, every 10MN.
Histogram display control is a some command to display or hide the datas in the histogram.
Left printer button is for print the histogram.
What is it, Normal, CSA, CSA B process ?
Normal process is a "classic"
detection process of Meteor software. The thresholds is stable while
a window scan time. it calculated on previous datas mean. At the
end of scan time the new mean is calculated and applied for place
the thresholds in the scan window.
CSA process is a "Controle
des Seuils Automatique" in French, in English
is "ATC Automatic Thresholds Control"...
CSA B process is a "ATC
B Automatic Thresholds Control Locked"
Distant datas source
datas source mode is useful if you read DAT files created by another
computer using Meteor v 8.1 DOS version or later, or another Colorgramme
Through an network it is
easy to read daily DAT files created by distant software.
If you don't have a network
It is available to realize our real time acquisition on a old computer with Meteor DOS software, and to copy DAT files onto your Colorgramme WMeteor computer.
It is necessary that you copy your DAT files in the "distant" directory that you have selected at the first time.
By default use Colorgramme MWeteor / DATAS / DAT / subdir.