[aprssig] APRStt and SAR... Revised proposal (a)

Bob Harris knineudx at gmail.com
Mon May 18 18:22:56 CDT 2015


Let me see if I might still have some paper logs so I can answer your 
question more accurately (my memory can be faulty at times -- especially 
details that are two years old) but here goes from memory

By voice, xxxxEast yyyyNorth (enunciating the "east" and "north"). The 
search area was typically within a mile or two radius of the command 
center. Usually a maximum of 6 or 8 man/dog teams would be fielded for a 
search. If the first day search was unsuccessful, the follow-up searches 
would use either a different center or a larger radius, depending upon 
the nature of the situation and the terrain (and desires of NH F&G).

On 5/18/2015 3:29 PM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig wrote:
>
> We need to understand what we mean by “digits”... 5 or 6 digits 
> relative to what?  The LSB of a grid is 1 meter, and I doubt you mean 
> that teams were reporting each meter of movement by voice?  I thought 
> a “3 digit” report was to the nearest 100 yards just generally 
> reporting the team’s position (dropping the two LSB digits.) or was it 
> dropping one LSB and reporting to the nearest 10m?
>
> I don’t want to approach SAR groups directly until we have an idea, 
> and was hoping there were some people on APRSSIG that were heavily 
> into SAR and could help nail down the concepts of general usage first.
>
> Bob
>
> *From:*Bob Harris [mailto:knineudx at gmail.com <mailto:knineudx at gmail.com>]
> *Sent:* Monday, May 18, 2015 3:13 PM
> *To:* Robert Bruninga; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] APRStt and SAR... Revised proposal (a)
>
> Percent of assignment completed
> Estimated time to completion of assignment
>
> #5 would not change after the searcher left the staging area so might 
> be unnecessary.
>
> Since the coordinates are used to record the track actually taken by 
> the searcher, the least significant digis are important. The group 
> with which I was affiliated for a couple of years used the 5 or 6 
> digits on their periodic reports back to the search coordinator. It is 
> important (for legal reasons post search) to be able to have the most 
> accurate track possible. LE (law enforcement, in the case of New 
> Hampshire, the Fish and Game Department) requires accurate tracks to 
> be archived.
>
> Have you considered addressing SAR groups with your proposals and 
> getting their input? It is one thing for a bunch of hams to come up 
> with a method; quite another to have something that actually would be 
> useful and acceptable to those with the boots on the ground.
>
> On 5/18/2015 12:48 PM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig wrote:
>
>     0 - off duty
>
>     >1 - Standing by
>
>     >2 - enroute (meaning to assigned start point)
>
>     >3 - returning (RTB after search)
>
>     >4 - searching
>
>     >5 - searching with special (dog team, etc)
>
>     >6 - Resting,eating,etc
>
>     >7 - Clue found
>
>     >8 - Send assist
>
>     >9 - Subject Found
>
> -- 
>
> Bob Harris (K9UDX)
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> Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
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> Bath, NH
>
>
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Bob Harris (K9UDX)
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH

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