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[aprssig] Preparing for a long roadtrip

Brian Riley brianbr at mac.com
Thu Jun 1 00:36:20 UTC 2006

While it would seem that the rules want call/ve2 . they violate the  
protocol. I don't even think the D700 will take them except maybe in  
the comment field. You just put your call in like you do in the  
states. You are transmitting your call and your GPS location ... what  
more do they need? I travel to and from Montreal and Quebec with some  
regularity and have so for years   and many Quebecois travel down  
here  to VT and nobody changes anything and noone has ever raised a  
fuss. You will find the APRS Coverage through Ontario and Quebec to  
be awesome, WIDE2-2 will take you across the whole expanse with slid  
print to the APRS-IS.

We get into this debate every now and then because people read the  
letter of the rules and don't look beyond to the common sense of it  
with regard to APRS. If anything your are doing a better job IDing  
and locating with APRS than announcing on voice N1XYZ/VE2.

cheers ... 73 de brian  riley,  n1bq , underhill center, vermont
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On May 28, 2006, at 3:10 PM, Joel Maslak wrote:

> Part of the trip includes Canada (Ontario and Quebec).  In Canada,  
> if I understand the rules right, I need to identify as N7XUC/VE3 or  
> N7XUC/VE2 depending on province.  It also says that I need to  
> identify my geographic location.  Is putting N7XUC/VE3 (or 2,  
> depending on province I'm in) in my status text sufficient to be  
> legal?  (I'll use two PM's for this on my D700)  I try not to  
> violate other country's laws when visiting.  :)  Are there any  
> significant differences (legal or technical) regarding APRS in  
> Canada that I need to know about?

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