PREPARE FOR POSITION REPORTING WITH THE ATLANTIC POSSE 22-23

2 automatic ways to be added聽 to the tracker ( iridium / inreach )

1 manual way (via email / sailmail / other sat comm provider )

 

ATLANTIC POSSE 22-23
participants will have free access to upload and show positions on the tracking map.
Preparing for position reporting includes the following steps:

 

  1. Create/Confirm Your PredictWind Account
    It is free to create a basic predict wind account聽 ( you also get 20% off predict wind pro if you are part of the Atlantic Posse >>

Each participant must have a PredictWind account – free or paid but you have to have an account to be tracked.

  1. Send all required information to the Communications and Tracking via the Atlantic Posse tracking registration form

If you do not already have one, create a PredictWind account.

  1. Select Your Position Reporting Device

Depending upon the device that you will use to report your position, the reporting will be automatic or manual:

  • 聽Iridium GO! 鈥 Automatic
  • inReach 鈥 Automatic
  • 聽Email 鈥 Manual
  • Offshore App manual

 

  1. Set Up Your Device and Collect Necessary Information

Once you have a PredictWind account and depending upon the device you will report your position, you will need to perform some setup tasks.

Iridium GO!

The Iridium GO! needs to have GPS Tracking activated and setup. This can be done with the PredictWind Offshore App on a Windows or Mac PC, or an iOS or Android device. You only need to do this step once.

Before proceeding, ensure that the PredictWind Offshore app is installed on the platform of your choice (PC, Mac, or iOS). To download the app, follow the directions at https://www.predictwind.com/grib-files/.

PredictWind Offshore App on a Windows or Mac PC

  1. Open the Offshore App on your PC/Mac and make sure you are connected to your Iridium Wi-Fi.
  2. Go to PredictWind Offshore in the top left corner > select Preferences.
  3. Click on 鈥業ridium GO!鈥
  4. Enter 鈥榞uest鈥 as your username and password (this should not be changed).
  5. Click 鈥榁erify Settings.鈥
  6. Turn Tracking ON and GPS ON.
  7. Click on 鈥楢pply Changes.鈥
  8. Once these settings are saved, GPS tracking messages will be sent automatically every hour even if the PredictWind Offshore App is shut down. You will need to keep the Iridium GO! turned on for the GPS tracking messages to be transmitted. The tracking messages are sent via SMS, so there are no additional charges on the GO Unlimited or GO Plus airtime plans.

 

PredictWind Offshore App on an iOS or Android Device

  1. Open the Offshore App on your iOS device and make sure you are connected to your Iridium Wi-Fi.
  2. Select Preferences from the main menu.
  3. Tap on 鈥業ridium GO!鈥
  4. Enter 鈥榞uest鈥 as your username and password (this should not be changed and will be in there as the default).
  5. Click 鈥榁erify Settings.鈥
  6. Turn Tracking ON and GPS ON.
  7. Click on 鈥楢pply Changes鈥
  8. Once these settings are saved, GPS tracking messages will be sent automatically every hour even if the PredictWind Offshore App is shut down. You will need to keep the Iridium GO! turned on for the GPS tracking messages to be transmitted. The tracking messages are sent via SMS, so there are no additional charges on the GO Unlimited or GO Plus airtime plans.

 

inReach

  1. Log in to your inReach account at inreach.garmin.com
  2. Go to the 鈥淪ocial鈥 tab
  3. Ensure that 鈥淢apShare鈥 is toggled on, and is not password protected
  4. Copy the URL or your MapShare page
  5. Activate tracking on your device. The tracking interval should be four hours at most.

email 鈥 us an email client but send messages in plain text NOT html

POSITION REPORTING WHILE UNDERWAY

While under way, you need to report your position at least twice per day and, preferably four or more times per day. The process for reporting your position depends upon the device that you will be using to report your position.

  1. inReach

Ensure that Tracking is turned on, and that the tracking interval is six hours or less

  1. Iridium GO!

Once you have setup up Interval Tracking using the PredictWind Offshore app you are tracking. Ensure that the Iridium GO! is powered on at all times.

  1. Via Email

Send an email with your position four times each day. Use the format described above.
You can send your GPS position via email to tracking@predictwind.com and your position will be displayed on your GPS tracking page. As this is a manual process, it should be done regularly during the day so friends/family can check your progress.

The format of the email to be sent to tracking@predictwind.com as a single line in the body of email.

Subject: (leave blank)

PredictWind Login Email Lat Long

example of GPS update email as single line in body of email.

Email format IMPORTANT NO COMMAS BETWEEN LAT AND LONG !

Latitudes and longitudes can be sent in any of the formats below, with a maximum of two digits after the decimal point.

+-179.99 # degrees
+-179 59.99 # degrees minutes
+-179 59 59.99 # degrees minutes seconds

NSEW markers can be placed in any of the following positions:

W179 59 59.99
179W 59 59.99
179 59 59.99W
179 59W

NOTE: For the GPS position report email to be received and processed correctly by our server, it must be in plain text with no signatures.

BACKUP DEVICE CONSIDERATIONS

If your primary communications device fails, please notify tracking @ atlanticposse . com .

If the device that failed is your tracking device, please start sending a message from your backup device at least four times daily.