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[aprssig] RE: 434 Mhz 10 mW 19k2 GPS tracker

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Thu Aug 2 23:40:00 UTC 2007

Jim Wagner wrote:

> That radio is an unlicensed "ISM" radio in the United States. While 
> that ISM band does overlap the 70cm band, it is not at all clear from 
> the FCC rules what the limits are on communication between ISM devices 
> and licensed ones.
> The message will have to include a call sign if its use is not clearly 
> ISM.
> I would also be a little concerned that the protocol does not seem to 
> be "public" (and decipherable by other users), thus limiting its use 
> in ham applications.
> Jim Wagner
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Who cares. If these devices can provide the means of establishing a 
cheap, higher speed link there is bound to be some application for them.

Good on you Andrew for experimenting with them and bringing your efforts 
to the amateur community.

Ray vk2tv

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