[aprssig] Igate traffic flow query

Nick G4IRX g4irx9 at nowindows.net
Thu May 29 05:36:03 CDT 2014


On 29/05/2014 00:26, Andrew P. wrote:
> Ugh. That would seem to imply that I-gating in either direction is 
> illegal in the UK without a permit, because the whole point of the 
> APRS-IS is to provide long-haul connection between different RF 
> stations (automatically routing to the Tx I-gates within range of the 
> addressed recipient). Even the Internet-only clients would be 
> receiving traffic over a public communications network.
>
So then a receive-only I-gate is then definitely part of the chain that 
routes third-party traffic to the APRS-IS and back out to RF.

> Or does the UK law only apply if the other end of the link is also in 
> the UK?
>
No it would apply to any link. As explained by Chris, the issue here is 
elsewhere, in our Communications Act, which regulates interconnections 
between communications provides and ISPs.

73
Nick G4IRX.
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