[aprssig] Simulated Emergency Test via Satellite
bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Nov 3 12:34:08 EDT 2007
PCSAT-1 is working well. I see 60 users in the last 24 hours.
Having heard no objections to the proposed Satellite Simulated
Emergency Test, we are proceeding with the APRS satellites:
I have 4 SSET check'ins so far.
> -----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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