[aprssig] Emergency Beacons
CHRISTENSENE at MAIL.ECU.EDU
Tue Nov 23 08:46:56 CST 2004
I wonder if those alarms work. I don't believe I have ever received an
alarm. I was supposed to receive an email but I didn't. Does the D700
alarm if an emergency beacon is received?
kf4otn at amsat.org
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[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 08:30
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Emergency Beacons
>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 everyone
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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