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[aprssig] N1547C Aeronautical Mobile

N0YXV - Stan Coleman n0yxv at gihams.org
Wed Oct 19 03:05:56 UTC 2005


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> Andrew Rich wrote:
> > My 2cents worthe
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> Comments intermixed.
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> > If this sort of traffic leaks to another country, how are they to 
> > treat an aeronautical callsign on a ham system ?
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> Depends. How do they handle it now? Ham signals don't stop at 
> the border.

Not all countries use the same frequency.

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> Generally speaking, the transmission needs to follow the 
> appropriate rules in the country of origin.
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> > I am all for it, just use a ham callsign as the source, and use the 
> > comment field "N1547C" in the comments
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> Why? The TNC could be transmitting the ham callsign in morse 
> tones every 9.5 minutes; that form of ID would never be 
> picked up by listening TNCs or the APRS infrastructure, yet 
> it would still be perfectly legal according to the FCC rules. 
> There is no requirement that the ID must be in the From: 
> field of the APRS packet.

If you use the Morse code approach in an area where the system is
already flooded with packets you might get some irate people. Your right
the APRS network wouldn't see the Morse code but it could block APRS
packets from getting through.




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