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FROM  NWSTG
TO  ALL
SUBJECT - SBN / NOAAPORT EXPANSION UPDATE
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NOTICE 002
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THE AWIPS PROGRAM OFFICE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE
IN THE PROCESS OF EXPANDING THE AVAILABLE BANDWIDTH ON
THE AWIPS SATELLITE BROADCAST NETWORK SBN/NOAAPORT- FEED
TO ABOVE 60MBPS.
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AS PART OF THIS EXPANSION, THE FEED WILL CONTINUE TO USE
THE CURRENT DVB-S2 STANDARD AS WELL AS POINT TO THE SES1-
SATELLITE.  THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AS WELL AS UPDATES
ON THE SBN EXPANSION PROJECT WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBPAGE
IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  PLEASE REVIEW:
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http://www.nws.noaa.gov/noaaport/html/noaaport.shtml
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A 45 DAY WINDOW OF DUAL ILLUMINATION WILL BE ACTIVATED FROM
AUGUST 17, 2014 THRU- SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 TO ALLOW AMPLE TIME
FOR ALL NWS AND NOAAPORT CUSTOMERS TO COMPLETE THE TRANSITION.
DURING THIS PERIOD, THE FULL SBN/NOAAPORT FEED WILL BE AVAILABLE
ON TWO DIFFERENT DOWNLINK FREQUENCIES.
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ON OCTOBER 1, 2014, THE SBN/NOAAPORT FEED WILL ONLY BE DISSEMINATED
VIA THE NEW DOWNLINK FREGUENCY SUPPORTING THE NEW BANDWIDTH
CAPABILITY.
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THE INCREASED SBN/NOAAPORT BANDWIDTH WILL ALLOW FOR THE
DISSEMINATION OF A WIDE RANGE OF NEW AND ENHANCED WEATHER
PRODUCTS AND IS AN EXCITING TIME FOR US.
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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT US VIA
EMAIL AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS.
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nws.noaaport.support@noaa.gov
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NWSTG/KMC



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