Himawari-9 now active as of December 13th

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Carl Reinemann

Dec 18, 2022, 12:20:39 PM12/18/22
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Now that Himawari 9 has taken over from Himawari 8, Those of you who are getting Himawari IR, VS, and WV relayed via GOES 17/18, may notice that the satellite is still showing as Himawari-8. This is because goestools only has one handler for Himawari, and that is Himawari-8.  In discussions I had with the NOAA HRIT Manager and PDA analysts, it was decided to keep the same VCID (60),  the same Product ID (43) and sub product ID (1/3/7).  This means that the 'new' Himawari-9 has been flowing just as it had from Himawari-8.

There is a simple fix to get you data to show the correct satellite. 
Replace the Himawari Handler in you goesproc-goesrecv.conf file with this one:

# Images relayed from Himawari-9 After Dec 13th 2022. 
 type = "image" 
 origin = "himawari8" 
 directory = "./himawari9/{region:short|lower}/{time:%Y-%m-%d}" 
 filename = "Himawari9_{region:short}_{channel:short}_{time:%Y%m%dT%H%M%SZ}"
 format = "jpg" 
 json = false

 path = "/usr/share/goestools/ne/ne_50m_admin_0_countries_lakes.json" [[handler.map]] 
 path = "/usr/share/goestools/ne/ne_50m_admin_1_states_provinces_lakes.json" 

Leave "origin = "himawari8"" do not change it to Himawari9 as there is no handler in goestools named :himawari9"

reboot and your imagery for Himawari will show correctly as Himawari-9

I have a longer article on this on my website: https://usradioguy.com/satellites/himawari-8-to-himawari-9-transition/

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