[aprssig] ID requirements...

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Sun Nov 7 15:44:44 EST 2004

It's not illegal, I just think that as far as APRS goes, it's impolite to
not send an ID along with the same path as your data.  If bandwidth is a
concern, just do the full-path ID less often, if your tracker will support
it.  Even if you only send it every 30 or 60 minutes, at least I can look on
FindU and see who's responsible for a tracker if it's causing a problem.


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Mike Yetsko
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2004 12:43 PM
To: ron.stordahl at digikey.com; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] ID requirements...

Just remember that there is NO requirement that ANY transmission of an ID
has to go anywhere.  It just has to be made 'on the air' by the actual
transmitting station.  Along
with that, a repeater does NOT fulfull the requirement if it broadcast an
'inputs' ID.
However, an 'input' signal CAN send and ID for itself, AND for the

I know of a case where one of the 'tin cop' OOs issued warnings to
individuals when
they either ran out of coverage of a local repeater, or the repeater
'timed out' and
shut down.  This little tin cop thought he was being cool with 'official
warnings' until
he was shown the rules.  That's not to say the people didn't break the
rules.  But
just because you can't hear an ID through the repeating device does NOT
it's a violation.

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