USMCC National RCC and Search and Rescue Point of Contact Alert and Support Messages (LEOSAR/GEOSAR/MEOSAR)
Version 3.04 - 9 Dec, 2016 (effective starting 13 December 2016)
USMCC National RCC and Search and Rescue Point of Contact Alert and Support Messages
Version 2.13 - 19 Feb, 2016 (no longer effective after 13 December 2016)
These documents describe the messages transmitted to national RCCs and national SPOCs. Version 2.13 describes messages distributed by the operational LEOSAR/GEOSAR capable USMCC. Version 3.04 describes messages distributed by the LEOSAR/GEOSAR/MEOSAR (LGM) capable USMCC.
The documents are structured so that the user may use them as a reference and go directly to a specific type of alert message (in Section 3). In order to allow for the document to be used in this manner details on the information is duplicated under each type of alert message.
The Appendices to this document contain the following information:
406 MHz Beacon Coding Guidelines for USA National Use Fields
17 November 2000
The purpose of this document is to provide the USA coding and bit allocation guidelines for Cospas-Sarsat beacon protocols that allow a “national use” field. These protocols include the Serialized User Protocol, National User Protocol and the National Location Protocol.
Cospas-Sarsat Documentation maintained by the Cospas-Sarsat Secretariat, including: