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

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Tue Aug 10 18:18:57 CDT 2010

They come preconfigured, right?  I know Byonics sells them with the callsign
you specify, Jason I assume you do too.  Why not program them with NOGATE in
the path if you know they aren't a ham?  They obviously run the things so
the folks back home can see them on internet, why not make them dig a little
to figure out why the wifey can't see his location?  I mean in so far as
your product goes, it's working on RF.

I have seen several aircraft in this area running a tactical call, but the
ones around here always have a ham call attached to the beacon.  I actually
like watching them - them who have licenses.
God help those who do not help themselves.

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 19:09, Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com> wrote:

> Since I started selling all-in-one APRS devices, I have noticed there are
> many pilots that are catching on to APRS and see it as a "free beacon
> system" they can put on their plane for relatively little money.  MOST are
> are licensed, but some are not and just do it anyways.  There IS a sense of
> arrogance and a "rules don't apply to me" attitude with some.
> As a provider of hardware that is strictly used on the 144-148 MHz range
> ie. the RTrak Family (minus the RTrak-Lite), I feel the need to police this
> TO A POINT.  If I get an order from someone that does not show any sign of a
> license, I usually send them a friendly email asking for a callsign.  Most
> come back with the callsign or some other form of proof.  While the flip
> side is, I have had a few "arrogant" ones come back and tell me to stick and
> they will take their money elsewhere.  I know some other hardware makers may
> not have the discretion and willing to sell to anyone with the cash in hand.
>  That is their deal, not mine, but I feel like I have to do my part to
> educate or at the very least, keep a pirate off the air...for the longest
> that I can.
> Jason - KE4NYV
> RPC Electronics, LLC
> www.rpc-electronics.com
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