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GOES 15 replaced GOES 11 (West) in December 2011 and is broadcasting the EMWIN-N data stream.
The GOES East transition occurred on April 26, 2010. GOES 13 replaced GOES 12 (formerly GOES East) and is currently operating as GOES East. It is transmitting the EMWIN-N broadcast.
GOES 12 will be decommissioned on or about August 16, 2013.
The decommissioning will end the broadcast of the EMWIN-I legacy data stream. This broadcast was used to assist users in the transition to EMWIN-N on the operational GOES East and West satellites and facilitate manufacturer testing. Any remaining legacy users should migrate to EMWIN-N capable systems and use GOES East or West.
For any remaining GOES 12 EMWIN-I users it is strongly recommended that they transition as soon as possible.
All EMWIN GOES 12 users should obtain EMWIN-N capable systems to continue to receive the satellite broadcasts. Legacy EMWIN Equipment must be upgraded. Please see the vendor page on the EMWIN website.
What GOES 12 Users need to do
GOES 12 users with EMWIN-N capable systems should re-point their satellite dish to GOES East or West and then configure to receive the EMWIN-N broadcast.
Users that have not upgraded their legacy EMWIN systems still have options. On or before the GOES 12 end of life (exact date not available), GOES 12 legacy users can continue to receive EMWIN with an internet connection through the EMWIN ByteBlaster Network.
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