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[aprssig] Global FRS radio like AVRS

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Mon Feb 27 12:32:13 UTC 2006


On Feb 26, 2006, at 10:44 PM, Ben Jackson wrote:

> <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>

The biggest differences between real APRS and FRS style position  
reporting are that, with FRS:

- every data transmission must be the result of a person pushing a  
button.  A station is allowed to respond to a request automatically,  
but the request must be the result of an operator request on the  
other end.

- no digipeaters are allowed.  period.

> Doesn't the Garmin Rino do exactly this anyway?

yep.

-Jason
kg4wsv







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