> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Transmitting data to a hot
ramirault at erols.com
Wed Oct 19 12:47:44 CDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "K. Mark Caviezel"
Subject: > Subject: Re: [aprssig] Transmitting data to a hot
>> From: "Richard Amirault" <ramirault at erols.com>
>> I assume you would be doing this on the ham bands.
>> Unless there is a ham
>> onboard the balloon I don't think that this would be
>> legal ...
>>>>> huh? since when did you have to be a liscenced
> ham to listen ?
The "listening" part is the part you deleted from the quote of my message.
Hams are supposed to talk to other hams, not the general public, aren't
they? A ham transmission, be it voice, fast scan TV, data, or whatever, to
the general public at large is called 'broadcasting' That's against the
rules. A transmission from a ham to a single, specific non-ham is, as far
as I understand it, also against the rules .. THAT was the way the original
question was phrased. (something to the effect of: "I want to transmit WX
data to a hot air baloon")
Richard Amirault N1JDU
Boston, MA, USA Go Fly A Kite
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