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[aprssig] Tactical call signs

Matt Werner kb0kqa at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 18:04:35 UTC 2007


I have done it and seen it done in northern Minnesota for digis, yes.
The callsign of the digi is listed in the beacon which goes out every
9 minutes or so.

We started doing it here after I witnessed it throughout Oklahoma.  It
makes it much easier at quick glance to know where the digi is if you
are familiar with the area.  If you're not then you still have the
lat/long...

On 4/23/07, Stephen Brown Jr <stephen.brown75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are these legal on the APRS-RF network? For example, let's say I wanted my
> igate to beacon on the RF network as "LNXIGT" or "ETNIGT", as long as I
> inserted my callsign in the comments field would that satisfy ID
> requirements? Would this be an acceptable practice? I've toyed with the idea
> of changing it on my D7 as well to something like "LNXMOBL" or "LNXPRTBL"
>
> tnx
> Stephen
> K1LNX
>
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