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