SNW Usage Level

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Nicholas Novoa, CDWR

Oct 20, 2020, 6:18:42 PM10/20/20
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Hi All,
Two of my stations in SeisNetWatch continually change usage levels between Full and Evaluation. I'm not sure why this is happening. Can the usage level be specified in a config file somewhere?

Thanks for the help.

Paul Friberg

Oct 22, 2020, 10:25:39 PM10/22/20
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Hi Nick,

The SeisNetWatch seismic network monitoring tool is not really just for Earthworm, although it works great with that.. If the stations change UsageLevel that is due to a misconfig in one of the scripts that feeds the data to the SNW server and should be an easy fix.

Look to the ruleset.ini, find out what the FULL usage level number is and make sure that both the and the shell script that feeds the EW status values both use that number. I suspect that one is using a different value...



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Nicholas Novoa

Oct 26, 2020, 3:27:10 PM10/26/20
Thanks Paul!
I was able to track down the problem in one of the .c files for the sohtbuf2snw module.

Thanks for the assistance.


Meremonte, Mark E

Sep 9, 2021, 10:31:52 AM9/9/21
Dear Forum,

I am referring to an October 2020 question about SNW and use of "sohtbuf2snw" module .   Where is this module located or available?

Want to begin utilizing SOH packets from RT-130S & GEObit and other instruments to be managed by SNW.   I tried to implement the default info found in "ruleset.ini" for these instruments but not sure if the SOH packets are being passed properly to SNW.

Best, Mark

Mark Meremonte    Geophysicist  
US Bureau of Reclamation
Technical Services Center, Seismology & Geomorphology Group
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Nicholas Novoa, CDWR

Sep 22, 2021, 1:14:19 PM9/22/21
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Hi Mark,
Sorry for the late reply. The sohtbuf2snw module is part of the Earthworm developer Contrib package. There is an old file on the earthwormcentral distribution webpage that contains some modules, but it doesn't look like it has been updated since 2012 and doesn't have the sohtbuf2snw module. You can still download the most recent version of the Contrib package from the subversion site:  svn:// The module is in the Menlo contribution folder.


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