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

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Wed Aug 18 22:37:48 UTC 2010


Good idea, but apparently this has not worked yet. 
http://aprs.fi/?call=SKY1
More than a week ago Ed N3GXH told us "The FSS at Medina has just been
notified and says they will talk with who they believe is the pilot."

73, Cap

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Jonathan Reid
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:28 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] SKY1 - callsign? Wayne County, Ohio.
> 
> As an airport of a medium-size general aviation airport, I can say that
> perhaps the best way to handle this is for someone to write/call the
> airport manager pointing out the alleged violation and let him/her
> handle it directly with the aircraft operator.  Airport Managers
> usually are pretty knowledgeable about things like radio interference
> (think ELT) and are a pretty conservative group when it comes to
> obeying the letter and the spirit of the law.  If they get a
> communication from an an OO or a respected member of the amateur
> community, they will act, especially if assistance is offered.
> 
> The pilot community does a good job (for the most part) of self-
> policing.  If it is an operator who is ignorant of utilizing unlicensed
> frequencies that just needs to be educated, he/she will probably listen
> to airport management.  If it is an operator who is blatantly violating
> rules, then that will be more challenging.
> 
> My point is to attempt to work with airport management.  We're actually
> a good group of people, and we are used to be inspected and questioned
> by a lot of different agencies and individuals.
> 
> Jonathan Reid
> K8JER




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