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[aprssig] APRS on expedition, but non ham?

Tate KC7ZRU kc7zru at arrl.net
Tue Nov 2 05:40:42 UTC 2004


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scott at opentrac.org wrote:
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| I've got nothing against callsigns in the comment field.  It's when you've
| got dumb trackers with tactical calls that are only transmitting a CW
ID or
| other non-digipeated ID that I get annoyed.

Aye, annoying it may well be (and is in my book too!) - it's still
legal, IMHO. Part 97 simply says that each transmitter must ID and even
CW on a voice channel, though impolite, is allowed.

I often have to wonder if it's more of taking advantage of a loophole to
fly in the face of tradition/protocol. A self centered ego maneuver.
More of an 'individualists' nose snubbing to the traditions of amateur
radio. Rather than evolving traditions within the rules to meet a need.
Even if that need is rather frivolous from my perspective.

But, no matter my annoyance or disdain - it's still following the letter
of Part 97.

73

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