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
  • 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.

 

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 off shore app

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 du

How to use GPS Manual Tracking in the Offshore App.
How to get started with manual tracking for the first time, using the Offshore App.
Barry Heathwaite avatar
Written by Barry Heathwaite

Updated over a week ago

GPS Manual Tracking using the Offshore App can be achieved on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices. The screenshots below are taken using a PC computer, the general principle is the same across all devices, but the look of the App may differ slightly to the screenshots below if you are using Mac, iOS or Android.

 

To access Manual GPS Tracking, you require the Standard or Professional level of PredictWind forecasting subscription and a GPS tracking page set up by the PredictWind support team. Contact support here for more information.

 

NOTE ; If you have automated GPS tracking set up via a satellite device you cannot manual track as well. You will need to contact our Support Team if you would like to switch from automated to manual tracking.

 

How to do a manual GPS position report via the Offshore App:

 

  1. Log in to your Offshore App and go to the GPS tracking tab on the left. It should look like this.

2. Select the Green Download button on the left. Make sure you have selected GPS tracking. Nothing else needs to be ticked for now.

 

3. Click through to Next > Download All

 

4. You should now see yourself off the coast of Africa in the Default position set for tracking pages. However, you will now be able to see this icon that lets you add a manual GPS location.

 

5. Click on it to add your current GPS coordinates and time. Select NOW for the current time. Then select Save Point.

 

6. It will then notify that you have a Tracking Point pending upload/download.

 

7. Do another Download the same as last time, and your Tracking point will be uploaded and synchronized with the server. Your tracking page will now reflect your updated position for friends and family to see.

 

 

 

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.