Order Tray | Contact Us | Home | SIG Lists

[aprssig] Simulated Emergency Test via Satellite

gerheim at cox.net gerheim at cox.net
Sat Nov 3 16:43:18 UTC 2007


Can't keep track of them all!  

I just installed the Beta version of ASatLogger, and I'll have it on 145.825 while I test it out.  This will mean GO-32 will be unattended for a while on the East Coast (unless someone else steps up).  

I'm trying to burn through another backlog of homework in Pure Math, so I'll be busy.  

Just a good thing the World Series is finally over.  I still have those Patriots' games to watch.  Quite a burden.  :-)  


---- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote: 
> PCSAT-1 is working well.  I see 60 users in the last 24 hours.
> 
> Having heard no objections to the proposed Satellite Simulated
> Emergency Test, we are proceeding with the APRS satellites:
> 
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/sset.html
> 
> I have 4 SSET check'ins so far.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > What is needed for this new opportunity is encouraging 
> > a mind set... Towards... emeregency preparedness.
> > 
> > I am thinking AMSAT (we) need to do more emergency 
> > service preparations and tests with our satellites.  
> > Not only will that test our capabilities, but we 
> > will also need to demonstrate our emergency response 
> > capabilities as a group to help sell the new
> > P4 concept to the supporters of this new Geo initiative.
> > 
> > Can we work up a SSET, Satellite Simulated Emergency 
> > Test?  Something AMSAT can do to get this bandwagon 
> > rolling.  Here's a web page on what I am thinking:
> > 
> > http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/sset.html
> > 
> > SATELLITE SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST:
> > 
> > For the APRS satellites, everyone with an APRS station, 
> > or D7 or D700 mobile would try to send an EMAIL 
> > reporting location and status via satellite from the 
> > field.
> > 
> > For the PACSAT message birds, similarly send a message 
> > reporting status from the field.
> > 
> > For the Voice birds, have a net control take check-in
> > status from as many field stations as possible.  
> > 
> > I hope I'm not not re-inventing someone's wheel.  SET 
> > was in October and I am not a routine satellite 
> > operator, but I do think we need field preparedness.  
> > This is not another Field day contest.  But this is 
> > different.  We will have good powerful net controls 
> > taking as many low-power check-ins as possible to
> > demonstrate our capability to handle emergency traffic 
> > from anywhere.  By my count, there is a LEO satellite 
> > pass on average at least once an hour most of the day 
> > long.  Plenty of time during a 2 day test for eveyone 
> > to checkin.
> > 
> > With PCSAT-1 returning to service for the next two 
> > weeks, I would propose to do this during the 2nd week 
> > in November.  And to schedule it monthly from then on.  
> > Sign up net controls for the FM birds, etc...
> > 
> > Field Operations IS part of this new P4 opportunity.  
> > Lets start exercising...
> > 
> > And you can do this all from  your mobile without a PC!
> > 
> > See my draft web page...
> > http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/sset.html
> > 
> > Bob, WB4APR
> 
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> aprssig mailing list
> aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> https://lists.tapr.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/aprssig

--
-Al Gerheim, K1QN

HP-49G+ Software Page:
http://members.cox.net/above





More information about the aprssig mailing list