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[aprssig] Doubling APRS messaging in ham radio overnight

Duane Whittingham n9ssn at arrl.net
Mon Jan 26 22:55:07 UTC 2009


True.



At 04:46 PM 1/26/2009, you wrote:
>Is beaconing no longer permissable? It was always in the eye of the
>beholder.
>
>Text and URLs mangled by my iPhone
>Kenton A. Hoover
>+1.415.350.3641
>shibumi at mail.marchordie.org
>
>On Jan 26, 2009, at 14:36, Duane Whittingham <n9ssn at arrl.net> wrote:
>
> > I wonder if some consider it one way so its broadcasting?
> >
> > If it can be defined as informative like a bulletin then maybe?
> >
> > Duane - N9SSN
> >
> >
> >
> > At 09:59 AM 1/26/2009, you wrote:
> >
> > On 1/26/2009, "Earl Needham" <needhame1 at plateautel.net wrote:
> >
> > Ben Jackson wrote:
> >  Older, working pagers are a dime a dozen on the used market and
> > there are
> >  some people who have refitted them to work on Amateur bands[2].
> > With the
> >  fact that there (quite literally) buckets full of working pagers at
> >  HamFests, why not have a "messagegate" that takes APRS messages to
> >  stations and translates them to a message destined for a POCSAG
> >  compatible pager. There were certain KAM TNCs that could encode
> > POCSAG
> >  natively
> >
> >
> >     Years ago I had a pager converted to receive on 146.76, our local
> > repeater.  We had a new controller that would send paging tones to
> > open
> > it up.  Sadly, after about 3 uses, the "old fogeys" decided it was
> > illegal.  We had quite the discussion, and one of them finally called
> > the FCC monitoring office in Powder Springs, Ga, and simply asked
> > them,"Paging isn't legal on amateur frequencies, is it?"
> >
> > This *is* a concern and I'm curious as to how the FCC looks at paging
> > for amateur stations by amateur stations. The only real "paging
> > network" I've seen is based in Germany. Nothing on this side of the
> > Atlantic.
> >
> > I'm sure there are people smarter then me on this list. Any opinions
> > on
> > this? Part 97 is murky at best.
> >
> >     If you try this, be prepared for other "old fogeys" to step in and
> > try to take the fun our of amateur radio.
> >
> > Fogeys don't need to be old :). Every project needs to be championed
> > by
> > someone who can tilt at windmills. The next step was to call the FCC
> > and
> > the ARRL to get their interpretation of the tomes. Paging in this
> > sense
> > may be something that is not supported under Part 97, which is part of
> > the reason I haven't tried to really push this (other reasons being
> > time and money). I just decided to toss it out there in this thread
> > partially to get input from other people regarding it.
> >
> >
> >
> > -------------------------------------------------------
> > Amateur Radio Operator
> > Duane Whittingham - N9SSN
> > Skywarn, ARES, SATERN
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> > Red Cross ECRV Certified
> >
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Duane Whittingham - N9SSN
Skywarn, ARES, SATERN
City of Chicago CERT Member
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