[aprssig] APRS callsigning for internationally travelling hams?

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 15 14:00:11 CST 2012

In the comment field, right guys?

The CALL-SSID thing is normally a call, but doesn't have to be.  When you do something other than a regular beacon (such as an Object or pseudo Object) you put your legal all in the Comment.

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--- On Wed, 2/15/12, Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS callsigning for internationally travelling hams?
> To: "aprssig at tapr.org " <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 1:47 PM
> Just came up with a question. Say
> that I'm travelling internationally with my ham gear under a
> suitable reciprocal licensing agreement. How can I wedge my
> extended callsign into APRS?
> The only reciprocal deal I'm familiar with is between the
> United States and Canada (and I hope my understanding isn't
> out of date; please correct me if I am). As a US amateur
> visiting in Canada, I'm supposed to use my US callsign with
> a Canadian suffix to indicate my province of operation (for
> example, KA2DDO/VE3 when I'm fishing in Ontario).
> How do I fit this into an APRS packet? The "/VE3" doesn't
> fit into the AX.25 frame header. Is putting it into the APRS
> comment field legally sufficient?
> Are there any other reciprocal jurisdictions that don't just
> require the foreign ham to get a domestic callsign, but do
> something like this?
> Just curious (now that I have APRS gear to drag along on
> next year's fishing trip).
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
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