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

Christopher K. Greenhalgh chris at n8wct.com
Sun Dec 28 17:07:45 CST 2008

>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org 
>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Patrick
>Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2008 11:16 AM
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>Subject: Re: [aprssig] Another Bootlegger Using APRS As a 
>Commercial AVL System ???
>The trackers though aren't transmitters in and of themselves which is 
>what requires fcc licenses...  

Not entirely correct.

There are no laws, part 97 or otherwise, that prohibits anyone from having a

The "law" is "to transmit".

I ve known a lot of hams who bought transceivers before their license were
valid, to listen or otherwise familiarize themselves with the equipment. As
long as the don't *transmit*, they are not in any violation.

73, Chris N8WCT

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