[aprssig] Autonomous EMCOMM Telemetry

Charles Bland root at blandranch.net
Thu Mar 17 17:43:56 CDT 2016


I made a deployable WX station a couple years ago using on Argent Data's WX
station, a Baofeng portable, solar panel, battery, and charger.

Deploys in a few minutes on location. $300 or so.

I've always wanted to do water and other environmental stuff, but not bad
enough to pay for the sensors on my own. These applications would certainly
be ideal for Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi.

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Kent Hufford via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
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> We used the messh concept back in 1995 or 6 I think
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> for the SNOW-POLE system  PACcomm built for the
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> Army for use in Czech Republic.  It is when PacComm
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> introduced the original callsign substituting TNC's
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> so that once a snow-pole had digipeated a packet
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> it would not digipeat that packet again.  (That
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> was our RELAY system).
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> Problem was it would repeate all the other copies though
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> of its own packet digipeated by others.  That is the
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> RELAY dupe problem that we have finall gotten around
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> to forcing obsolete in 2004 to avoid all those dupes.
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> I proposed the WIDEn-N system back in 1994 but it
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> wsa not until 1998 that Kantronics put it in their TNC's.
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> It is a perfect MESH system.  Every station digipeats
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> it once and never again.
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> Bob, WB4APR
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> *From:* aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] *On Behalf Of *khufford
> via aprssig
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:10 PM
> *To:* Ev Tupis <w2ev at yahoo.com>; TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] Autonomous EMCOMM Telemetry
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> SNOW POLES, were APRS sensor package in large PVC pipe dropped out of Ch47
> helos in Bosnia in 1995.
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> Sent via Electronic Means
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: Ev Tupis via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: 3/17/2016 16:35 (GMT-05:00)
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: [aprssig] Autonomous EMCOMM Telemetry
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> Has anyone come up with an APRS-based environmental telemetry sensor for
> EMCOMM use?
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> Specifically...having a "sensor/APRS kit" that one could drop-or-deploy
> into a theater and let it beacon back telemetry that would be of use to
> emergency first and second responders.
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> Examples:
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>    - Wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity ... for chemical
>    spills or forest fires
>    - Water level ... to help manage flooding
>    - Air transparency ... to help manage air pollution
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> Either drop-and-forget (like around a forest fire) or purposefully deploy
> (like, ahead of a flooding event)...but with the expressed purpose of
> providing valued telemetry of known quality.
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> Anything?
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> Ev, W2EV
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