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-to be worked on

Bits to work in somehow

  • -photos:
    • -search area overview from CASARA
    • -simulated float plane on roof of ACW's van
    • -Doug to scan his records
  • -Dave Primeau spending most of his time trying to get CASARA printing working
  • -plan to print messages over Wifi - impractical with only one person at Net control
  • -comm trailer who initially resisted, then liked ham inside
  • -history - 2nd STAREX for hams, planning meeting participation…
  • -pilot who sent search team into a hemp field
  • -gratitude from GSAR teams
  • -real callouts: it wouldn't work without the ham links?
  • -future role for mesh?, network based messaging system, followups
  • -Wifi reception challenges inside airport building with a lot of metal
  • -dynamic nature of the exercise
    • -coast guard requesting hams on boats
    • -coast guard boats both unable to participate due to mechanical problems
    • -C-130 Hercules unable to participate due to over hours situation, removing parachuting SAR techs
    • -NOCL usage planned, but not used
    • -cancelled simulation of mid-air collision near airport.
  • -challenges matching Ham teams up with GSAR teams
  • -the Port STanley crew
    • -simulated float plane crash
    • -practice exercise for spotters
    • -ad libbed signal mirror usage
    • -productive monitoring of marine and aircraft frequencies
  • -huge effort behind the scenes by London CASARA organizing, budgeting, acquiring resources and locations, positioning crashed airplanes
  • -second day of exercise is aircraft circuit, signal observation, puzzle solving
  • -Doug to find and go over net control logs

Lessons Learned / Followups

  • -need at least 2 active people in net control
  • -consider getting marine and aircraft radio licenses for some ham participants
  • -list of suggestions for organizers:
    • -different coloured T-shirts for different teams (various CASARA teams, Hams, Exercise organizers)
    • -different coloured hats for different roles (aircrew, GSAR, Ham radio)
    • -preplanned team/roles assignments for second day
    • -PC projector in hangar showing status information, team assignments, schedule changes, etc
starex.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/30 17:03 by dougelliott