Service Access Guide
The WAFS satellite broadcast covers
two thirds of the globe. The downlinks are contracted through MCI. MCI is the present U.S. "contracted supplier" of the satellite broadcast
communications service. This service provider supplys the downlink antennia and associated
ground equipment. The RMTN two-way capablility satellite communications system covers the area of the Atlantic.
This equipment will be needed to provide access to an X.25 port data stream for the
connection of a receiving computer workstation.
How to Obtain Access
To get access to the service requires a VSAT downlink. To obtain authorization to
purchase and install the equipment by the vendor you must contact the Assistant Administrator for Weather Services through his International Activities Office.
Service Coverage Maps of the ISCS
The downlink locations (installed or planned) as of the first of July 2002 are provided in GIF.
[ Pacific Satellite
Coverage (POR) | Atlantic Satellite
Coverage (AOR) ]
[ WMO RA-IV RMTN ]