DM04-16.02 Transition of GeoNetCast Americas to new satellite uplink system
Effective: 2016/04/28 14Z UTC

NOXX10 KWBC 271358
Data Mgt Message 04-16.02

To:  AWIPS/NOAAPort Users. Family Of Services/FOS/Subscribers.
     Emergency Managers Weather Information Network /EMWIN/
     National Weather Service /NWS/ Customers. WAFS Users.
     GTS Users. NWS Fax Chart Users

From:  RTH Washington Data Management

Subject:  Transition of GeoNetCast Americas to new satellite
          up-link system

Notice to all receivers of the GeoNetCast Americas (GNCA)
broadcast. On 28 April 2016, at approximately 14:00 UTC
(10:00 EDT) and after transmission of the ISCS GRIB2 forecast
products; NESDIS will transition to a new processing system
at the GeoNetCast Americas satellite hub. The only impact
anticipated will be any file transfer being made at exactly
the same time as the fail-over to the new system might be

Users might experience some duplicate files on the NOAA-NESDIS
channels due to a continuity of operations test that will be
running in parallel on the same day.

For FOS/NOAAPORT and NON-AWIPS Customers - if you have any
questions regarding distribution or would like to add these
products to your datastream please contact Data Management

This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
change notices web page. the url is listed below.

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch Silver Spring
GISC/RTH Washington Sends

US Dept of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration

National Weather Service
Office of Operational Systems (OPS31)
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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