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[aprssig] CB traffic on APRS-IS

Andre aprs at pe1rdw.demon.nl
Mon Feb 13 12:18:52 UTC 2012


Op 13-2-2012 8:11, Eric Lorenz K9LGE schreef:
>
> Hi Hessu ...
>
> I was trying to follow his website, and looked at his user 
> profile....so is what he's doing legal (where he is)? Is his CB on 
> APRS over local RF, or just on IS? And is he bridging this over to ham 
> frequencies somewhere?
>
> Thanks for the help understanding ...I am still comparatively new to 
> APRS...couldn't understand everything I saw on APRS.fi about him.
>
> Eric K9LGE
>
In most cept countries you can hook up anything you want to CB and LPD 
so no problem at all there.
LPD is a shared band segment inside 70cm 433.075 - 434.750 and in most 
cept countries the users of LPD devices are alowed to comunicate with 
hams and reverse.
so a ham putting up an igate on 434.200 can not be held responsable for 
what he is picking up and putting into APRS-IS even if it is his own LPD 
station as by law they are concidered unrelated.
Even if the opperator of the CB to LPD gate was to hook up to APRS-IS 
directly there is nothing we can do about it as I have been told, 
afterall there is no legal difference between automatic generated 
objects without a legal callsign and other aprs trafic without legal 
callsign.

In this case it might even be more legal as the gateway apears to be 
opperating with a legal callsign, on top of that he apears to be only 
gating his own stations.

Maybe a bit to much CB phobia

73 Andre PE1RDW



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