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

Len Revelle n9ij at comcast.net
Sun Jan 4 16:07:50 UTC 2009


Been following this, though rather sporadically. Please excuse me if I  
mention already discussed points.

 From what I've read it probably is a trucker. As a short-lived truck  
driver and ham I learned there are many hams that drive OTR and use  
ham radio while working.

AFAIK, so long as one sends a legal identification packet one may use  
a tactical call, if you will, in the position packet. Public service  
organizations do this all the time. Given that, the truck driver could  
easily be legal, just using the ETI-x tactical call while sending a  
ham call sign outside the position packet. Does it rub against  
convention? Certainly,.. and may even be on the fringe of illegal IF  
being used commercially.

I would be careful about marching up and introducing yourself without  
some tact and knowledge that some do not play by the same rules.

Len Revelle N9IJ
n9ij at comcast.net



On Jan 4, 2009, at 8:47 AM, Kurt Kochendarfer wrote:

> I see ETI-1 via RF here in Phoenix from time to time.  He usually  
> stops
> at one of the major truck plazas down on I-10 on his way to/from
> California.  I'll have to make a point to stop by and introduce myself
> next time he's in town.
>
> On a positive note, ETI-1 usually transmits with a path of WIDE2-1, so
> at least he's a New-N Paradigm compliant bootlegger.
>



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