DCPs are expected to transmit their data with a fixed time-interval. Himawari-DCS employs a time-sharing system to accommodate many DCPs per channel.
Those wishing to use Himawari-DCS to collect meteorological or tide/tsunami data from their stations should read the Guide to the Use of the Data Collection System of the Himawari series of satellites (Himawari-DCS) along with its annexes, and follow the instructions for applying to JMA to use the system. Please note that not all applications can be accepted due to the radio frequency channel availability limitations of Himawari-DCS.
Satellite Program Division, Japan Meteorological Agency
E-mail: metsat AT met.kishou.go.jp