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[aprssig] emergency beacon called wide1-1 today

Rusty Hemenway nnn0fjk at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 01:21:08 UTC 2009


Is there someone in the area that can give him a call and help him set it up
correctly? 

 

From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Greg D.
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 5:43 PM
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] emergency beacon called wide1-1 today

 

Last position (about 30 min ago) shows the plane in front of the hangar at
the Anoka County airport.  Presumably he'll be home soon.  Google says it's
about a 20 minute commute.

Greg  KO6TH


> From: ve7gdh at rac.ca
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 13:17:29 -0700
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] emergency beacon called wide1-1 today
> 
> Chuck W3YNI wrote...
> 
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] emergency beacon called wide1-1 today
> 
> > Actually spoke to some folks from CAP. Gave them what I believed
> > was the tailnumber at the time (now confirmed) along with last known
> > coordinates from the beacon.
> >
> > Guy I spoke to is a ham and knew what APRS is - he sent it up the
> > chain.
> 
> and posted by Rusty (K1GGS?)...
> 
> > WIDE1-1>N789PH,WIDE2-1,qAR,W9DRR-10:`tR7+{A'/"S)}KD0CVN-1 RV-9A
> 
> The odd thing is that the "callsign" is WIDE1-1 and N789PH (presumably
> the tail number) is the destination instead of the "callsign". The
> owners callsign appears to be KD0CVN as indicated in the status text.
> Don't know why he would include an SSID there! Also according to the
> status text, it's an RV-9A.
> 
> I know the above doesn't show a path of WIDE1-1, but looking at the
> tracker that IS using a "callsign" of N789PH...
> 
> http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=N789PH&limit=1000
> 
> it is using a path of WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1. Surely if it really is a plane
> wouldn't use a path of WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 - hi!
> 
> Also, looking at http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=WIDE1-1&limit=50
> it is possible that there is more than one station with a misconfigured
> "callsign" of WIDE1-1.
> 
> 2009-03-14 14:36:43 UTC:
> WIDE1-1>N789PH,WIDE2-1,qAR,W9DRR-10
> :`tR7+{A'/"S)}KD0CVN-1 RV-9A [Invalid characters in mic-e packet]
> 
> There's that "KD0CVN-1 RV-9A" again... or possibly it's one and the same
> beacon. What a tangled web it is!
> 
> The callsign of WIDE1-1 must have been programmed in accidentally. While 
> it is possible that a mangled MIC-E packet may be involved for the 
> "emergency" beacon, perhaps it would be a good recommendation for planes 
> to not use MIC-E to lessen the chance of a mangled MIC-E packet making 
> it look like an emergency beacon. Just a thought.
> 
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> --
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
> 
> 
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