[aprssig] APRS Operation by Foreign Hams in Australia

vk2tv vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sun Feb 15 13:50:47 CST 2015


My pleasure, sir.

Enjoy your visit.

Ray vk2tv


On 16/02/15 00:13, John Gorkos wrote:
> Ray-
>
> That's precisely what I was thinking, and I appreciate you taking the
> time to reply.  Looking forward to my trip down there, assuming I can
> get OUT of Atlanta (winter weather moving in, including sheeting ice and
> subzero temperatures, about the same time my flight leaves.)
>
> Also, thanks to Lynn and Andrew for putting in their thoughts.
>
> John Gorkos
> AB0OO
>
> On 2/14/15 11:23 PM, vk2tv wrote:
>> John,
>>
>> I would send just your own callsign in the usual way and supplement that
>> with a periodic beacon to satisfy the ACMA, not that there's much chance
>> of you being monitored by them. Anyone watching aprs will clearly see
>> where you are transmitting from. FYI the Oz aprs frequency is 145.175MHz.
>>
>> I think beer drinkers the world over have pretty much standarised on
>> style. You'll get the hang of it real quick, hi.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Ray vk2tv
>>
>> in Kempsey, a long way (1000km) north-east of Melbourne.
>>   
>>
>> On 15/02/15 08:22, John Gorkos wrote:
>>> 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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