Mayday Emergency Information Technology Host




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Release 2. 1

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Release 3. 2

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Release 1



This release supports this RPI3B+ to act as both WIFI Client and WIFI Access Point simultaneously.

The idea here is that the onboard WIFI acts as the interface towards your screen via a VNC connection.  This way your computer can stay in your backpack.  Yet you have a full sized Linux computer at your possession via your Mobile Phone. 

A WIFI dongle can be inserted when needed and will be your WIFI client towards the external world.

Release 2


This release supports:

1)      Everything from Release 1


2)      GPS receiver

A GPS receiver is required for Navigation, determining your position, getting the exact time.


3)      Land Navigation

For Navigation over land, by car, bicycle or by foot.


4)      Printer support

Whenever you need to print something.


5)      Bluetooth check

The BT connection has been checked for proper operation.


6)      USB to RS232 adapter

For having a serial port on your RPI3B+


7)      Putty, Minicom

Putty and Minicom are for serial, SSH, Telnet communication and file transfer.

Imagine you are on the move and you need to cross a river. The only way to close the bridge ahead of you is via an old VT100 terminal. Now you have the means to do that.


8)      Virus scanner


9)      Malware checker


10)   Meld

Meld helps you compare files, directories, and version controlled projects. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and has support for many popular version control systems


Release 3


This release supports:

1)      Everything from Release 1 & Release 2


2)      OpenCPN

In times of crisis it is likely no airplanes are available. You might have to make your way home over sea. You better have your maps at hand.


3)      Filezilla, in case you need to transfer files

In case the internet is still up and running and you really have to get files over.


4)      Pinta

Pinta is a free, open source program for drawing and image editing.


5)      Qbittorrent for torrent transfer

If you need to download a torrent.


6)      Wireshark for Ethernet traffic snooping

Wireshark is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer.


7)      Alarm Clock

To alert you to wake up when you are out there having lost sense of time.


8)      Calibre, Okular, Evince

Different eBooks and document readers supporting numerous set of different formats. There are many free documents on the internet to download. Google for “free survival books” . Those can be put on the external memory stick.


9)      Gimp

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor.


10)   Audacity

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder.


11)   VLC

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.


Moral is your number one enemy when in big trouble. Ability to play a movie might just give you the energy to pull your group through.


12)   Pidgin

Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, IRC, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once.


Pidgin provides you a means to contact anyone via the internet (if it is still available).