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FROM - NWSTG
TO - ALL
SUBJECT - SBN / NOAAPORT EXPANSION UPDATE
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NOTICE 005
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THE AWIPS PROGRAM OFFICE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE PROCESS
OF EXPANDING THE AVAILABLE BANDWIDTH ON THE AWIPS SATELLITE
BROADCAST NETWORK - SBN/NOAAPORT - FEED TO ABOVE 60MBPS REMAINS
ON SCHEDULE.
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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 SPECIFICIATIONS AS WELL AS UPDATES
ON THE SBN EXPANSION PROJECT HAVE BEEN POSTED TO OUR WEBPAGE.
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PLEASE REVIEW
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WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/NOAAPORT/HTML/NOAAPORT.SHTML
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TO ALLOW OUR CUSTOMERS AMPLE TIME TO COMPLETE THE TRANSITION
TO THE NEW DOWNLINK FREQUENCY, A 45 DAY WINDOW OF DUAL
ILLUMINATION WILL BE ACTIVATED FROMAUGUST 17, 2014-THRU-
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014.
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THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF DUAL ILLUMINATION WILL BE USED FOR
EXTENSIVE INTERNAL TESTING. WE RECOMMEND ALL CUSTOMERS COMPLETE THE
TRANSITION BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1ST AND SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014.
DURING THIS PERIOD, THE FULL SBN/NOAAPORT FEED WILL BE
AVAILABLE ON TWO DIFFERENT DOWNLINK FREQUENCIES.
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ONOCTOBER 1, 2014, THE CURRENT SBN/NOAAPORT FEED WILL BE
TERMINATED AND THE SBN/NOAAPORT FEED WILL ONLY BE
DISSEMINATED VIA THE NEW DOWNLINK FREQUENCY.
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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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