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[aprssig] internet -> APRS, and universal messaging

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Oct 20 20:42:41 UTC 2008


Jan T. Pharo wrote:
> "universal messaging" (from the subject) and "Part 97" (which seem to
> be some regulatory thing which I don't know) - is that "Part 97"
> universal?
>   

Part 97 is the section of the United States Federal Communications 
Commission regulations dealing with amateur radio, by contrast with 
commercial broadcasting, aviation comms, marine radio, public safety 
radio, etc.

It is a turgid mass of bureaucratese that trys to be relatively 
unrestrictive (compared to the other services) and at the same time gets 
incredibly "nit-picky" on trivial issues.

[The other part of FCC regs that you often hear about on these lists is 
Part 15 which deals with unlicensed transmitters such as toy walkie 
talkies, cordless phones, remote garage door openers, WiFi radios, etc 
and unintentional RF radiation from radio local oscillators, microwave 
ovens, etc.]





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Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net

World Digipeater Map
  http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps

JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
  http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm

"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
  http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths

Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
Symbols Set for UI-View,
UIpoint and APRSplus:








--

Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net

World Digipeater Map
  http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps

JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
  http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm

"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
  http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths

Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
Symbols Set for UI-View,
UIpoint and APRSplus:






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