[aprssig] Global FRS radio like AVRS
bbj at innismir.net
Sun Feb 26 22:44:23 CST 2006
Dale Blanchard wrote:
> Matt Werner wrote:
>> I guess I missed the reference to APRS here... What was it again?
> If you can hack it for ham radio , you can use it for APRS.
> That is on topic.
> But you can use APRS with FRS ham style , just not legal.
<deep announcer voice>
On February 10, 2003, the FCC released the Report and Order in WTB
Docket 01-339. Those changes became effective April 2, 2003. This R&O
modifies the FRS rules to permit location-reporting or
location-requesting data transmissions, plus other brief text messages.
The FCC intent is to retain FRS primarily for voice communications, but
to permit brief data transmissions.
</deep announcer voice>
Doesn't the Garmin Rino do exactly this anyway?
> No one cares where any one one else is anyway.
Not particularly, I could see a lot of use for this on hiking trips,
this would have been very handy on a few boy scouting trips I was on
earlier in my life.
Some people want to communicated and are just not interested in taking
their Ham Exam.
> It is just a kind of vanity hobby were some one is tracking themselves
> when they know were they are in the first place.
> I track myself all over the West on my motorcycle and no one cares were
> I am except me and I know were I am even when I am lost. I have a GPS.
Errrr... Isn't posting this on an APRS list just looking for trouble? :D
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