[aprssig] Balloons, Ham Radio and APRS in UK
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.
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