[aprssig] APRS Operation by Foreign Hams in Australia

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sat Feb 14 15:52:44 CST 2015


I'll add that when in Spain, I simply put the province designator in my 
comment, just to keep it clear. That meant that every evening I had to 
figure out where we'd primarily be the next day and I set it for that 
rather than try to figure out just when I crossed the imaginary 
boundaries while on the road.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 2/14/2015 4:40 PM, Andrew P. wrote:
> I can't speak for Australia, but I had the same question about 
> traveling in Canada, and the ruling there was that they simply wanted 
> to know where in the country the foreigner was operating, and the APRS 
> position reports provided that much more precisely than a 
> province-level suffix did, so there was no need to use the suffix in 
> APRS position packets.
>
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
> frequent Ontario fisherman
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: John Gorkos <jgorkos at gmail.com>
> Date:02/14/2015 16:28 (GMT-05:00)
> To: TAPR List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS Operation by Foreign Hams in Australia
>
> I'll be doing business in Australia for a few weeks, and I'll be taking
> my TH-D72 with me.  According to the Aussie government, I don't need to
> do anything special other than identify with my callsign / VKx
> (http://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Spectrum/Radiocomms-licensing/Class-licences/overseas-amateurs-visiting-australia)
>  However, under AX.25, you can't put a slash-call in the "FROM" header.
>  Is is sufficient to put my actual callsign in the FROM header, and
> include my callsign /VK in the message body?  Anyone from down-under
> able to clarify/collaborate that?
>
> Also, I'll be in Melbourne, and if there's anyone on the list interested
> in showing me how to drink a beer on the other side of the planet, I'm a
> willing and able student.
>
> John Gorkos
> AB0OO
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