[amsat-bb] Re: Simulated Emergency Test via Satellite
bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Nov 4 19:50:02 PST 2007
Simulated Satellite Emergency Test:
I now see 74 PCSAT-1 users in the last 24 hours on
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)!
> Having heard no objections to the proposed Satellite
> Simulated Emergency Test, we are proceeding with
> the APRS satellite part of the test:
> -----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:
> 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
> 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...
> Bob, WB4APR
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