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[aprssig] Re: CAP and APRS

Vince heffer at mindspring.com
Sat Apr 9 02:20:45 UTC 2005


  The list of approved CAP radios can be seen here

  https://ntc.cap.af.mil/comm/equipment/equipment.cfm

  fwiw - my friend, a long time CAP member, gave up his radio as it was
  not 'approved'

  Vince

Ken Brown wrote:
> Bob,
> 
> It's my understanding that ham equipment use per se is not prohibited by
> CAP, but rather only ham equipment that meets specified frequency tolerance
> and stability requirements can be used.  May not be many ham VHF rigs that
> do, though. I do know that my HF Icom 756ProII ham rig is approved for CAP.
> There is/was a list on the internet of approved rigs.  It may have been the
> same list used for SHARES network participants.
> 
> 73, --Ken W2KB
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: April 07, 2005 13:50
> To: wb4apr at amsat.org; Floyd.Gene at mail.dc.state.fl.us
> Cc: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Re: CAP and APRS
> 
> About CAP and APRS:
> 
> Ten years ago, APRS was very strong in CAP and was
> really gathering steam.  Then some bureaucrat made the
> CAP rule that HAM equipment could not be used on CAP
> frquencies and that was the end of it.  I do not know if
> anything has changed.  ?
> 
> But I am posting this on the APRSSIG to see if anyone
> else knows...  Bob
> 
> Sir
> 
> Do you know if there is a formal policy on APRS in CAP? I proposed to
> our
> unit comm. officer that we set up APRS units for our ground and
> aircrews
> using CAP data/packet frequencies, and I got a long spiel about
> following
> the chain of command to request permission for special experiments and
> to
> avoid interference with other agencies etc etc. I saw on one of your
> pages
> that you had done quite a bit of work with CAP on this project. Do you
> have
> any references I can pass on to avoid reinventing the wheel? Any
> information
> would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks
> XXXXXXXXX
> 
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