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Thu Oct 20 19:53:56 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
> Posted At: Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:31 PM
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] N1547C tracker
> Ah, so now Con-Ed, BG&E and Virginia Power are licensed?  
> They turn my ham station on and off all the time...  I better 
> go check their license and be sure they are authorized to do 
> this.. this is scarry...;-) Bob

As usual, you missed the point.  Does anyone at Con-Ed, BG&E, or
Virginia Power _specifically_ power on your station?  No.  The key here
is _control_, not whether the power is applied and removed by an entity
without regard to your station's operation.  I explained how I believed
that the case of N1547C _is_ legal because the pilot is _not
specifically_ turning on the tracker (it is wired, according to K7GPS,
to the aircraft ignition switch).  I did say that should someone
_specifically_ turn _on_ the tracker then they become the control
operator because they now _directly_ control whether the station
transmits even if each individual transmission is done
_programmatically_ by the tracker.

Hopefully this clears up my previous post for you.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

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