cgooden at insightbb.com
Tue Aug 2 22:20:23 CDT 2005
What difference does it make? Most of the conversations I hear on the
radio are not "of interest to the Amateur community". Do we really want
to start bickering over the content of messages.
I would just leave it go and drop it. Maybe someone could tell the
station that posted that Al Gore invented the internet :-)-
A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:
> Shortly after the Air France crash today, a station sent out an APRS
> message addressed to "ALL" that said (paraphrasing from memory) "Air
> France crash in Toronto, 200 feared dead". While I thought this was an
> interesting thing to know, it had me wondering if the message was
> breaking the rules.
> If you brought up the local repeater and just blurted out the same type
> of "breaking news" message intended for anyone listening, I think it
> would be considered broadcasting. It definitely was not a message that
> would be "of interest to the Amateur community only" which is supposed
> to be one of the broadcasting litmus tests. On the other hand, unlike a
> analog voice transmission on a repeater, the average "non-Ham" would not
> be able to receive an APRS message, so I can see this argument going
> either way...
> What are your opinions on this?
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
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