[aprssig] SKY1 - callsign? Wayne County, Ohio.

Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Tue Aug 10 14:34:21 CDT 2010

I'll counter, with the statement that I've seen many new, licensed hams 
flying. Seems the light sport flying has attracted a lot; many get their 
tech, specifically to have comms to the ground, and use APRS. I expect 
this to continue with, for instance the Yaesu VX8 models which are all 
in one - GPS, tnc, radio - and can be configured, put almost anywhere in 
the aircraft/ cabin, and will work once a few feet off the ground. 
Usually they have their tail number showing, but if you look at the 
status a legit call is there. At least, that's what we observe over 
Austin, Houston, San Antonio areas.

On 8/10/2010 2:20 PM, Earl Needham wrote:
> I've lost count of how many airplanes we've seen now, and many with NO 
> call sign in their packets.  Many are arrogant to the point of using 
> filthy language in their beacon to basically tell us to buzz off.  I'm 
> beginning to wonder if there is a major problem developing out there, 
> in which somebody has discovered that all they have to do is buy some 
> radio gear and put it on 144.39 so all the friends and family can 
> track their travels.
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