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 on: May 23, 2017, 09:58:45 PM 
Started by UWONGO2 - Last post by Eclipse
You need to lookup MX records, not the website.

cap.gov comes back as Google, but capnhq.gov is an Office365 domain...

...which explains SOOOOOO much.


 on: May 23, 2017, 09:53:43 PM 
Started by UWONGO2 - Last post by Eclipse
This means if you use Google Apps to host your wing's email and you use me@mywing.cap.gov, email has gotten a bit wonky lately.

No, it hasn't, at least not generally.

I'm not discounting that you are having issues, or even your wing, but there's no general problem, and if you're using quad 8's as your DNS, which >is< Google, then Google needing to change isn't really relevent (nor going to happen).

Users logged into the Google email web front end, no matter how they get there, aren't going to have any issues, by design. you're using Outlook,
may (insert deity) have mercy on your (insert non-verifiable, non-corporeal concept).

I administer or use 9 different GSuite domains, plus gmail. Last week I was involved in a multi-state eval, had to monitor multiple
Gmail and GSuite accounts, not to mention emails from untold  cap.gov domains, including wings and NHQ.

No issues (other then mental bandwidth).

 on: May 23, 2017, 09:27:47 PM 
Started by JoeTomasone - Last post by JoeTomasone
CAPDB is a system I created years ago to produce useful reports from CAPWATCH data that I couldn't get easily from eServices.   It was later expanded to include things like unit alerting (as opposed to a calldown tree, say) and searching for and alerting qualified ES members for missions (find all UDF/GTM3 within 25 miles of a given lat/long, zip, or city & state and alert them).   FLWG has been using it for years, and I have recently decided to open it up to other Wings after successful testing with other Wings.

The main features are:

1. ES report - Lists all qualifications and how many members are qualified, expired, and will expire in the next 30/60/90 days.
2. Unit report - Lists all the organizational data for a unit including how many members (broken down into Cadets/Seniors) and all duty assignments.
3. Member List & Currency Report - Displays all unit members, their grade, expiration, safety currency, and their OPSEC, EO, and CPPT currency.  Also provides totals on how many members need those courses.  Allows for alerting all members as well.
4. Duty Assignment - Lists all members who hold a selected duty assignment.  Great for Group level and above to find all Safety Officers, for example.
5. Qualification Report - Lists all members who hold a specific qualification - ES and pilot ratings, mainly.
6. Member Search - Essentially brings up an electronic member record with expiration info, contact info, lists of duty assignments, qualifications, and courses taken. 
7. Commercial Privilege Pilot Report - Lists all members with either FAA COMM SEL or ATP SEL and who have both current medical and are TMP rated.
7. Qualification Search - Finds all members qualified in a given ES qualification (and some combos like all aircrew or all UDF) a given distance from a provided lat/long, zip, or city & state.  Allows selective alerting and displays the member's home location on a map. 
8. DUAT Weather Archive - A 10-day archive of DUAT data for all airports in the Wing.  You can see some samples here: http://wx.capdb.us

The alerting function has 4 options:

1. Email - sent to eServices Primary and Secondary email addresses.
2. Email list - generates a list to paste into your email program of choice.
3. Text message - sent to eServices listed cell phone
4. Phone call - Robocall sent to eServices Primary home phone.

You can select any combination of alerting options for a given alert.


The main CAPDB system is designed to operate at the Wing level.   It will require someone with Wing-level CAPWATCH access provide the CAPWATCH data to the system on a (pseudo) regular basis.  Ideally, that person would be on the ES/OPS or Command staff, but that is not mandatory.    That person should contact me either here or at joe@tomasone.com to arrange a WebEx demo and/or to get their Wing setup.   Members in a given Wing are granted accounts and therefore login rights by the main POC for the Wing or a designee.

The DUAT weather archive can be activated on request by any Wing staff member with whatever authority the Wing might require to make such a request.   :)

This system is offered free of charge to the CAP community, with all the warranties and tech support that "free" implies.  :)

Here are a few screen captures:

Main menu

ES Qualification Report (it has totals and statistics at the bottom)

UDF Qualified Member Search with Mass Contact Options

Mission Pilot Report

 on: May 23, 2017, 09:26:31 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by Anthony@CAP
So yes, but it's not a verbal release, it's a paper one (CAPF 99):

From CAPR 60-1 section 2.5:
Prior to flight, a flight release is required for all CAP flight activities. All flights will be released prior to takeoff using the eFlight Release function in WMIRS; the only exception is in the event that access to WMIRS is not possible, at which time a CAPF 99, CAP Flight Release Log, may be used to temporarily track flight releases and will be accomplished prior to take-off. CAPF 99 released flights must be recorded as eFlight Releases in WMIRS within 24 hours unless extenuating circumstances exist and the NOC is informed. A CAPF 99 release is a last resort.

However, I am showing WIMIRS as full operational and have no issues accessing it. You may be effected by a google DNS issue with CAPNHQ.gov: http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=22133

If that is the case you should be able to access it by directly pointing to e-services IP Address instead of the normal URL:

From an internet safety stand point I would recommend you confirm the IP Address independently (if you know how) before clicking on a link like that. But it will work.

 on: May 23, 2017, 09:05:42 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by etodd
When the WMIRS website is down , as it is at the moment I'm writing this, and if you are sitting at the airport needing to enter a sortie and take-off .... can you call a FRO and get a verbal release and then enter it all post flight?

(Edited to apologize for putting this in the wrong forum. I meant to put it in the Aviation one.)

 on: May 23, 2017, 09:01:30 PM 
Started by UWONGO2 - Last post by etodd
Somewhat related, speaking of Vendors .... is the vendor list posted somewhere or is it all secret hush-hush?

As a website design, development and hosting company owner, I would really like to know what company developed eServices and WMIRS, so I can steer folks I like away from them and can steer my enemies toward them.

 on: May 23, 2017, 09:00:53 PM 
Started by UWONGO2 - Last post by JoeTomasone
Looks like cap.gov is working with Google but capnhq.gov is not at the moment.

> server
Default server:

> www.cap.gov

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   www.cap.gov

> www.capnhq.gov

** server can't find www.capnhq.gov: SERVFAIL

> server
Default server:

> www.capnhq.gov

Non-authoritative answer:
www.capnhq.gov  canonical name = capnhq.gov.
Name:   capnhq.gov

 on: May 23, 2017, 08:37:24 PM 
Started by UWONGO2 - Last post by etodd

our vendor who handles the .gov domains for us

CAP member? Friend of the family? Was this put out to bid, and the lowest bidder won? Etc., etc. ...

 on: May 23, 2017, 08:07:20 PM 
Started by UWONGO2 - Last post by UWONGO2
For the past couple of months, there has been an ongoing issue with the cap.gov and capnhq.gov domains and Google. For some reason, Google doesn't like something with the DNS servers for our two domains and it has broken email and web sites for wings that use the cap.gov domain. This means if you use Google Apps to host your wing's email and you use me@mywing.cap.gov, email has gotten a bit wonky lately.

Today eServices has disappeared from Google's DNS servers, so if you use Google for your DNS needs, you can't reach eServices. You'll have to change your DNS to another provider.

I've asked around a little and from what I've been told, our vendor who handles the .gov domains for us has said Google needs to change their systems. I don't hold out hope for that to happen any time soon.

 on: May 23, 2017, 05:45:30 PM 
Started by ♠SARKID♠ - Last post by ♠SARKID♠
I could have sworn this was discussed on the forum but now I can't find the thread.

NASA did some crash, bang, boom tests on some ELTs and I just saw on the their homepage that they published the findings.

Antenna  connection  integrity  and  crash  sensing,  along  with  installation  and  mounting  issues, were  observed to  contribute  significantly  to  system  failures  and  both  can  be  addressed  by modifying  the  way  in  which  new  designs  are  qualified. Vibration  and  fire  sensitivity  have  also been  shown  to  detract  from  ELT  performance  and  means  for  mitigating  those  effects  have  also been demonstrated.

One of the drop tests

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