[aprssig] Balloons, Ham Radio and APRS in UK

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Wed Apr 26 03:51:00 CDT 2006

> The question is what is available to use an APRS type feature in the
UK from a balloon. 

There isn't any!

Not here in the UK anyway as an "Amateur".  Maybe if you formed a
company and got your own aviation comm's licence and type aproved
equipment it may be, but most certainly as a Ham, CB, or PMR446
operator, it's most certainly prohibited.

Check out http://www.ofcom.org.uk/ and poke about on there.  Any
reference to BR68, download and read.  There are 3 versions, Novice,
Intermediate, and Full.

Also check out www.rsgb.org.uk our national society's site.  There are
contact details there too.

Dave G0WBX.

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