Suggested Digital Messaging Strategy
for Emcomm Events
November 7, 2018
1. At the beginning of an
Emcomm event a
"Digital Command" station will be designated. See http://www.felge.us/digitalcommand.html.
2. Encourage every "local" EMCOMM
operator who has
email capability to participate, regardless of email service (gmail,
Hotmail, Yahoo, Winlink, Garmin inReach, SatPhone, etc.). All
non peer-to-peer messages sent by EMCOMM stations should be cc to
Digital Command. Pertinent messages received by EMCOMM
stations should be Forwarded to Digital Command.
3. Each participant must notify (and
update when changed)
Digital Command of participant's Contact information; location;
purpose; capabilities (protocols, Bands);
message maximum size accepted; primary Band, RMS, and
protocol to be used.
4. A participant should use (limited by equipment
considerations) the message transfer method (Telnet, pactor 3, VARA,
ARDOP, WINMOR, packet, etc) with the highest available "bytes/minute"
5. Use of email type servers (including
winlink.org) is preferred
to using "peer-to-peer". Unless otherwise
peer-to-peer message transfers will be coordinated via a voice net.
6. Frequency use should be coordinated a manner which
will tend to maximize the data throughput rate of all
participants. A measure of "success" would be that all Digital
messaging stations were always able to have a good Connect to a RMS,
without delay caused by other stations using that RMS. See
Q20200 of the Winlink FAQ.
7. A Connection attempt should occur only
on a frequency not currently being used.