[aprssig] Emergency Beacons
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Nov 23 07:30:26 CST 2004
>I made an opps earlier today. I thought I had setup my
>D700 with a status of 'TEST' before I hit the "Emergency"
>status but it appears it didn't send the "TEST" part.
Thanks for reminding us all of this error. Let me remind
Some "aprs" clone software does not even support STATUS.
And since a single APRS EMERGENCY packet triggers alarms
for EVERYONE, the best rule is never-ever send out a test
emergency packet except on a NON-APRS frequency into a
dummy load where you are guaranteed that no one will
STATUS is dispayed separately from a POSIT and the
EMERGENCY bit is in the POSIT.... So again, NEVER
send out an emergency packet unless it is a REAL
Thanks, for reminding us all of this operations scenario.
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