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[aprssig] Another Bootlegger Using APRS As a Commercial AVL System ???

Greg Clark K7RKT at bigredbee.com
Sun Dec 28 04:43:33 UTC 2008


But selling an MT8000FA w/out mentioning that a license is required to
operate it seems like a shortcoming in my book.


-- Greg K7RKT

On 12/27/08, Drew Baxter <droobie at maine.rr.com> wrote:
> ETI-2 is using a MT8000FA which has a 8 watt onboard 2 meter radio as
> part of the deal.
>
> I agree that hanging Byon isn't the answer.  We've no idea how the
> purchase happened and using such a device without a license is
> ultimately the bigger issue.  Owning one affects no-one, using it
> affects the rest of us who hold licenses.
>
> --Droo, K1XVM
>
> At 11:30 PM 12/27/2008, Joseph M. Durnal wrote:
> >It cracks me up when bootleggers use APRS, a system that not only puts
> >your position on the air, but also the Internet for all to see.  They
> >could just be hams that don't know what they are doing and don't have
> >their call sign in their packet.
> >
> >Byonics has no liability here.  Anyone can by a tinytrack and use it
> >for any thing they want, but to use it with an amateur radio
> >transceiver you would need an amateur radio license.
> >
> >73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R
>
>
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