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[aprssig] Satellite Simulated Emergency Test 2

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jan 25 18:21:47 UTC 2008


Next Satellite Simulated Emergency Test (SSET), 9-18 Feb?

PCSAT-1 will enter full sun on 9 Feb and will join ISS on
145.825 as a relay for 1200 baud SSET Emails.  GO-32 is also
available for 9600 baud Email (if we have sufficient Satgates).
See the web page on how to use ANY TNC, and no special software
to send an Email:
http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/sset.html

That should work well for Packet.  Now, for voice...

Now that we have AO-16, combined with SO-50 and AO-51 and others
for voice, these plus the digital birds give us a total of 36
passes per day opportuntiy for getting a simulated emergency
message out via amateur satellite.  I think we need to exercise
our EmComm capabilities and demonstrate them.

I'd like to suggest that we come up with a plan for how best to
use our voice birds for this kind of test too.  I'd suggest that
we come up with NET Control operators who will take checkin's.
Check-ins will report these items:  TX power, Gain, portable or
not, emergency power or not, location.

Anyone want to take charge and move out?
Bob, WB4APR



> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert
Bruninga
> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 9:56 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: [aprssig] Simulated Emergency Test via Satellite 50% 
> status report.
> 
> This weekend should be good for getting your Satellite -
> Simulated Emergecny Test message through.  See
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/sset.html.  PCSAT is half way
> through its 2 week long Fall full-ops period.
> 
> Last weekend, we saw over 75 users per 24 hour period who
> exchanged about 250 messages a day plus 23 SSET emails.  Then
> during the week, this tapered to about 50 a day with 15 more
> SSET emails and 3 via ISS.  PCSAT is coming up in the late
> afternoon now in the Northern Hemisphere. See live user
downlink
> on http://pcsat.aprs.org .
> 
> It is easy to send a Satelite Emergenncy Email without any
> special hardware or software other than a TNC (or soundcard
> software).  Just set your outoing Email in your Btext and set
> BEACON to once a minute.  Enable it in the afternoon between
> about 1400 to 1800 local standard time in the USA (or 5 to 9
> AM).  Set on 145.825 using a digi path of UNPROTO APRS VIA
> WIDE2-2 at 1200 baud.
> 
> Or just set your Kenwood D7 or D700 to send the message
> automatically from the front panel.
> 
> Check your email after that time period and see if you got the
> message.  The format is in the above SSET web page.  If you've
> done it via PCSAT, and or ISS, then try it via GO-32 at 9600
> baud.  Though you can do that at your leisure after PCSAT dies
> again and GO32 then is the only reliable bird.  See
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/GO32-ops.html
> 
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bob Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
> > Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 10:50 PM
> > To: bruninga at usna.edu; 'Amsat-BB'
> > Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Simulated Emergency Test via
Satellite
> > 
> > Simulated Satellite Emergency Test:
> > 
> > I now see 74 PCSAT-1 users in the last 24 hours on
> > http://pcsat.aprs.org
> > 
> > I cannot count up the SSET emails till I get to work on 
> > Monday,  but of those 74 users, 50 of them have sent about 
> > 822 messages via PCSAT-1 or ANDE or GO32 or maybe even ARISS

> > over the weekend (2-4 Nov). 
> > 
> > By the way, this is NOT just APRS hardware and software.  
> > Anyone with a TNC and a radio can send their SSET checkin 
> > email.  Just set your TNC BTEXT as follows:
> > 
> > BT :EMAIL....:YOUR_EMAIL at WHATEVER.COM checking in for
SSET!...
> > 
> > Oh, replace the 4 dots after the word EMAIL with four
spaces.
> > The above format is an APRS message that will get ingested 
> > into the global APRS system and will get emailed to 
> > your_EMAIL (or any other email address you specify).
> > 
> > Also set UNPROTO APRS VIA ARISS
> > 
> > Set beacon to once every minute if attended until you see 
> > success.  If unattended, set to once every 5 minutes.
> > 
> > If successful, you will receive that message via your EMAIL.

> > This demonstrates your ability to enter a EMAIL and or 
> > position and or status from anywhere on the planet in case
of 
> > emergency TO any email address..
> > 
> > Join the SSET (Satellite Simulated Emergency Test)!
> > 
> > WB4APR, Bob
> > 
> > > Having heard no objections to the proposed Satellite
> > > Simulated Emergency Test, we are proceeding with 
> > > the APRS satellite part of the test:
> > > http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/sset.html
> > >
> > > -----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
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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