[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] NHC's GOES-W antenna movement

Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal mark.demaria at noaa.gov
Thu Aug 18 15:35:05 UTC 2016


Terry:

Can you remind us how to find the SW limits for the full range? I vaguely
remember from the training that it is best not to try to move it past
those.

Thanks,

Mark

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:34 AM, Bauer, Terry <tbauer at harris.com> wrote:

> Please move the antenna full range, short of the sw limits, in both AZ and
> EL using the remote handheld.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Terry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) (U.S. Person)
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:55 AM
> To: Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal <mark.demaria at noaa.gov>
> Cc: Leyva, Salim (External) <salim.leyva at noaa.gov>; Nielsen, Liz (U.S.
> Person) <kniels01 at harris.com>; Gockel, Brian (Contractor) <
> brian.gockel at noaa.gov>; Bauer, Terry (U.S. Person) <tbauer at harris.com>;
> Critchfield, Justin (U.S. Person) <jcritchf at harris.com>; Traver, Kate
> (U.S. Person) <ktraver at harris.com>; David Zelinsky - NOAA Federal <
> David.A.Zelinsky at noaa.gov>; _ncep.nhc.nco-contacts <
> ncep.nhc.nco_contacts at noaa.gov>
> Subject: Re: NHC's GOES-W antenna movement
>
> So do we want to put the item on hold until we get the IDU back and can
> verify full antenna movement in azimuth and elevation? It sounds like the
> elevation timeout change to 4 seconds may have fixed the issue, but I would
> like to fully exercise the antenna to formally call the issue closed.
>
> Thanks,
> Greg
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 18, 2016, at 9:29 AM, Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal <
> mark.demaria at noaa.gov> wrote:
> >
> > Greg:
> >
> > We were able to move the antenna in elevation today. Here is what we did.
> >
> > 1) Changed EL RESP Timeout to 4.0 s
> > 2) Attempted to jog, no effect
> > 3) Hitting enter while on the jog page
> > 4) "timeout" message disappeared, and we were able to change the
> elevation. We moved it up a few degrees and then back down.
> > [https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif]
> > Also, Dave took a picture to show the location of the timeout message we
> were getting, which is attached.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > P.S. Moving the antenna seemed to agitate the bees a little.
> >
> > On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 7:55 AM, Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) <
> ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>> wrote:
> > That is correct, please try out the steps per the vendor instructions.
> When he looked at the screen, he should be able to edit the value by
> entering a number in the blank when it is selected on the handheld screen.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Greg
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On Aug 18, 2016, at 7:48 AM, Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal <
> mark.demaria at noaa.gov<mailto:mark.demaria at noaa.gov>> wrote:
> >
> > Greg:
> >
> > Just to be clear, do you want us to try out the steps in your previous
> e-mail? If so, is it obvious how to change the EL RESP timeout to 4.0 sec?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 10:07 PM, Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) <
> ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>> wrote:
> > Here is the information I received from the vendor, you can skip the
> tape on the motor shaft if it is still unsafe to climb up on the antenna
> pedestal.
> > ____________________________________________
> > You can increase the EL RESP Timeout to 4.0 secs.
> >
> > The fault is" GOES West Antenna at the Miami site regarding the
> elevation motor not moving the antenna via the handheld unit."
> >
> > From the handheld, the antenna does move at any speed setting starting
> at 10% to 90%?
> > Open the ODU (EL), viewing the EL ACU card, when giving the jog EL up
> command, see if the (6th LED from bottom) illuminates, also look at the EL
> VFD, the display should change to a frequency value. The EL Down command
> will illuminate the (5th LED). IF the LED's and VFD are changing status.
> See if you can see if the motor shaft is rotating. You may  need  to put a
> mark or tape on the shaft to see it move.
> >
> > Let me know what you find.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Greg Hughes
> > Systems Engineer, Mission Sustainment
> > Critical Networks / HARRIS CORPORATION
> > Office: +1-402-293-3438<tel:%2B1-402-293-3438> / Mobile:
> > +1-402-955-9066<tel:%2B1-402-955-9066>
> > harris.com<http://www.harris.com/>  /
> > ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>
> > 1408 Fort Crook Road South / Bellevue, NE 68005 / USA
> > <image003.jpg><http://www.harris.com/>
> >
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> >
> >
> > From: Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal
> > [mailto:mark.demaria at noaa.gov<mailto:mark.demaria at noaa.gov>]
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:12 AM
> > To: Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) (U.S. Person)
> > <ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>>
> > Cc: Leyva, Salim (External)
> > <salim.leyva at noaa.gov<mailto:salim.leyva at noaa.gov>>; Nielsen, Liz
> > (U.S. Person) <kniels01 at harris.com<mailto:kniels01 at harris.com>>;
> > Gockel, Brian (Contractor)
> > <brian.gockel at noaa.gov<mailto:brian.gockel at noaa.gov>>; Bauer, Terry
> > (U.S. Person) <tbauer at harris.com<mailto:tbauer at harris.com>>;
> > Critchfield, Justin (U.S. Person)
> > <jcritchf at harris.com<mailto:jcritchf at harris.com>>; Traver, Kate (U.S.
> > Person) <ktraver at harris.com<mailto:ktraver at harris.com>>; David
> > Zelinsky - NOAA Federal
> > <David.A.Zelinsky at noaa.gov<mailto:David.A.Zelinsky at noaa.gov>>
> >
> > Subject: Re: NHC's GOES-W antenna movement
> >
> > Greg:
> >
> > Dave Zelinsky from my branch took the readings, which are listed below.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> > AZ RESP Timeout = 4.0s
> > AZ Min Rate = 100
> >
> > EL RESP Timeout = 2.0s
> > EL Min Rate = 100
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) <
> ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>> wrote:
> > Mark-
> > Thanks for the information. We don't want to perform something you are
> not comfortable with, so you can skip going up on the antenna. We have been
> in contact with the antenna vendor, and they wanted some information from
> the handheld screen about the Azimuth and Elevation timeouts and rates.
> >
> > You can use the handheld to get these parameters:
> > Home screen > parameters > shortcuts > locate AZ motorization  - type
> > in the page number - pg 10 - enter > header should be AZ Motorization
> > 1 of 2 > AZ RESP Timeout & AZ Min Rate should be present on the screen
> > > Press Next Page twice > should put you on the EL Motorization 1 of 2
> > screen > EL RESP Timeout & EL Min Rate should be present on the screen
> >
> > Please record below and send back, also feel free to call the GWSAS
> support phone # at 402-293-3444<tel:402-293-3444> if you have any
> questions or need any assistance. My cell phone number is in the email
> signature if I don't answer the GWSAS number at my desk.
> >
> > AZ RESP Timeout =
> > AZ Min Rate =
> >
> > EL RESP Timeout =
> > EL Min Rate =
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Greg Hughes
> > Systems Engineer, Mission Sustainment
> > Critical Networks / HARRIS CORPORATION
> > Office: +1-402-293-3438<tel:%2B1-402-293-3438> / Mobile:
> > +1-402-955-9066<tel:%2B1-402-955-9066>
> > harris.com<http://www.harris.com/>  /
> > ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>
> > 1408 Fort Crook Road South / Bellevue, NE 68005 / USA
> > <image005.jpg><http://www.harris.com/>
> >
> > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: this email and any attachments may contain
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> >
> >
> >
> > From: Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal
> > [mailto:mark.demaria at noaa.gov<mailto:mark.demaria at noaa.gov>]
> > Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 2:59 PM
> > To: Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) (U.S. Person)
> > <ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>>
> > Cc: Leyva, Salim (External)
> > <salim.leyva at noaa.gov<mailto:salim.leyva at noaa.gov>>; Nielsen, Liz
> > (U.S. Person) <kniels01 at harris.com<mailto:kniels01 at harris.com>>;
> > Gockel, Brian (Contractor)
> > <brian.gockel at noaa.gov<mailto:brian.gockel at noaa.gov>>; Bauer, Terry
> > (U.S. Person) <tbauer at harris.com<mailto:tbauer at harris.com>>
> >
> > Subject: Re: NHC's GOES-W antenna movement
> >
> > Greg:
> >
> > 1. We didn't hear any sounds when we tried to move the elevation.
> >
> > 2. I checked the small power box to the right of the ODU and none of the
> circuit breakers were tripped.
> >
> > 3. I check the ODU and didn't see any red lights on either of the two
> VFDs. It was pretty bright out when I checked this though, so if the light
> is not that bright I may not have seen it.
> >
> > 4. I would have to climb up the unit to try the hand crank, but there
> are too many bees to try to do that safely. Also, I didn't feel that
> comfortable climbing up on the pedestal even without the bees.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 9:41 AM, Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) <
> ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>> wrote:
> > Mark-
> >
> > I have a few more items to look at so we can try to get an idea of what
> has caused the failure.
> >
> > First, when you tried to move the motor with the handheld controller did
> you hear the elevation motor hum, in other words did it sound like it was
> getting the signal and trying to move the antenna?
> >
> > Second, can you open the breaker panel (small power box near the ODU)
> and verify that no breakers are tripped?
> >
> > Third, can you open up the ODU and verify that  there is not a red
> > light overcurrent fault on the Elevation VFD (elevation VFD should be
> > the square motor controller on the left, circled in the attached
> > diagram below)
> >
> > <image006.png>
> >
> > Fourth, can you move the elevation axis with a hand crank? This will
> help us know if the motor itself is locked up as opposed to just a control
> issue with the motor.
> >
> > Thanks for your help with this!
> >
> > R/
> >
> > Greg Hughes
> > Systems Engineer, Mission Sustainment
> > Critical Networks / HARRIS CORPORATION
> > Office: +1-402-293-3438<tel:%2B1-402-293-3438> / Mobile:
> > +1-402-955-9066<tel:%2B1-402-955-9066>
> > harris.com<http://www.harris.com/>  /
> > ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>
> > 1408 Fort Crook Road South / Bellevue, NE 68005 / USA
> > <image007.jpg><http://www.harris.com/>
> >
> > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: this email and any attachments may contain
> material that is "Harris Proprietary Information", confidential,
> privileged, and/or attorney work product for the sole use of the intended
> recipient. Any review, reliance, distribution, disclosure, or forwarding
> without expressed permission is strictly prohibited. If you are not the
> intended recipient, please contact the sender and delete all copies without
> reading, printing, or saving in any manner.
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal
> > [mailto:mark.demaria at noaa.gov<mailto:mark.demaria at noaa.gov>]
> > Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 8:15 AM
> > To: Leyva, Salim (External)
> > <salim.leyva at noaa.gov<mailto:salim.leyva at noaa.gov>>
> > Cc: Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) (U.S. Person)
> > <ghughe02 at harris.com<mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>>; Nielsen, Liz (U.S.
> > Person) <kniels01 at harris.com<mailto:kniels01 at harris.com>>; Gockel,
> > Brian (Contractor)
> > <brian.gockel at noaa.gov<mailto:brian.gockel at noaa.gov>>; Bauer, Terry
> > (U.S. Person) <tbauer at harris.com<mailto:tbauer at harris.com>>
> >
> > Subject: Re: NHC's GOES-W antenna movement
> >
> > Salim and Greg:
> >
> > When we tried to change the elevation value on the hand-held device for
> GOES-West, nothing happened for maybe 30 seconds, and then we got the
> elevation time out message on the screen. I didn't see any other error
> messages. We had no trouble changing the Azimuth on GOES-West, or the
> Elevation and Azimuth on the other two antennas.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 8:57 AM, Salim Leyva <salim.leyva at noaa.gov
> <mailto:salim.leyva at noaa.gov>> wrote:
> >
> > Greg,
> >
> > The error seen was an elevation error.  Including Mark DeMaria from the
> NHC on this email for him to provide the error message displayed on the
> antenna remote controller.
> >
> > Mark can you please provide Greg with the error you were seeing on the
> remote when moving the antenna.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Salim Leyva BSEE, CTS
> > Electronics Engineer
> > Email: Salim.Leyva at noaa.gov<mailto:Salim.Leyva at noaa.gov>
> > Tel: (301) 427-9581<tel:%28301%29%20427-9581>
> > NOAA - National Weather Service Office of Dissemination
> > 1325 East-West Highway
> > Silver Spring, MD 20910
> > Office: 5408
> >
> >
> > Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak
> > without hypocrisy - Jose Marti
> >
> >
> > On 8/15/2016 8:28 AM, Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) wrote:
> > Can you provide the error that was seen, was it an elevation axis
> timeout?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Greg
> >
> >
> > From: Salim Leyva - NOAA Federal [mailto:salim.leyva at noaa.gov]
> > Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 1:58 PM
> > To: Nielsen, Liz (U.S. Person)
> > <kniels01 at harris.com><mailto:kniels01 at harris.com>
> > Cc: Hughes, Gregory (ghughe02) (U.S. Person)
> > <ghughe02 at harris.com><mailto:ghughe02 at harris.com>; Gockel, Brian
> > (Contractor) <brian.gockel at noaa.gov><mailto:brian.gockel at noaa.gov>;
> > Bauer, Terry (U.S. Person)
> > <tbauer at harris.com><mailto:tbauer at harris.com>
> > Subject: Re: NHC's GOES-W antenna movement
> >
> > Thx u Liz!
> >
> > Salim Leyva
> >
> > Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. -Albert
> > Einstein
> >
> >
> > On Aug 14, 2016, at 2:56 PM, Nielsen, Liz <kniels01 at harris.com<mailto:kn
> iels01 at harris.com>> wrote:
> > Hi Salim, I am copying Greg Hughes per the Tier 2 process.
> >
> > From: Salim Leyva [mailto:salim.leyva at noaa.gov]
> > Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 4:49 PM
> > To: Bauer, Terry (U.S. Person)
> > <tbauer at harris.com<mailto:tbauer at harris.com>>; Nielsen, Liz (U.S.
> > Person) <kniels01 at harris.com<mailto:kniels01 at harris.com>>
> > Cc: Gockel, Brian (Contractor)
> > <brian.gockel at noaa.gov<mailto:brian.gockel at noaa.gov>>
> > Subject: NHC's GOES-W antenna movement
> >
> >
> > Terry,
> >
> > We had someone at the NHC use the antenna remote on the West GRB antenna
> last week to exercise the Az/El movements and the problem with the
> elevation remained.  This is the same issue I ran across when I used the
> IDU to try to move the antenna.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Salim Leyva BSEE, CTS
> > Electronics Engineer
> > Email: Salim.Leyva at noaa.gov<mailto:Salim.Leyva at noaa.gov>
> > Tel: (301) 427-9581<tel:%28301%29%20427-9581>
> > NOAA - National Weather Service Office of Dissemination
> > 1325 East-West Highway
> > Silver Spring, MD 20910
> > Office: 5408
> >
> >
> > Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak
> > without hypocrisy - Jose Marti
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > <IMG_20160818_090642.jpg>
>
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