Feature Incorporated: Personal Locator Beacons

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Feature Incorporated: Personal Locator Beacons

Post by bcollis »

Please add "Personal EPIRB Hex ID" as a field on the users profile under the current field requesting an MMSI.
In Australia you cant obtain an MMSI for a COSPAS/SARSAT PLB.
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Re: Feature Incorporated: Personal Locator Beacons

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Good request Bryan. Many offshore races are requiring that Skippers submit a list with the registration numbers for the crew. Crew Manager has been updated to include both the Personal Locator Bacon 9 digit MMSI and the Personal EPIRB 15 hex digit registration number. These fields are included in each users profile. A users profile is accessible from the Crew Roster when logged in. There is a Click to Edit link next to a person's name in addition to Edit my Profile on the Crew menu so they may update any information in their profile.

The Custom Reports available on the Skipper menu now include the 9 digit MMSI and 15 Hex digit EPIRB as selectable fields to produce a report.

The personal EPIRB input is validated when it is saved using the following rules:
1. It must contain 15 characters - Error code displayed: Error: Incorrect number of hex digits: 15 required, # entered
2. All characters must be valid hexadecimal (0-9, a-f, A-F) - Error code displayed: | A2C3B | 4F551 | 09FFS | Error: Invalid hex digits highlighted in red.

When the profile is saved (by scrolling down and clicking the blue Update Profile button) the input is validated. The saved input is displayed with 3 groups of 5 hexadecimal digits to make viewing easier. If there is an error when validated against the rules above, the error messages listed will be displayed next to the input field.

Below are annotated user profile pictures showing the section with the relevant fields.
Phone Display - EPIRB Inputs
Phone Display - EPIRB Inputs
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Desktop Display - EPIRB Inputs
Desktop Display - EPIRB Inputs
epirb-input-desktop.png (259.76 KiB) Viewed 235 times
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