[aprssig] APRS-XO proposal

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Mon Jan 7 15:20:06 EST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga
> Posted At: Monday, January 07, 2008 1:48 PM
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS-XO proposal
> Just like the APRS-IS now can handle both licensed and
> unlicensed operators, those XO owners with a call, will be fully
> APRS functional, and those without the APRS-Validation will
> still show to all other XO laptops but will not appear back to
> RF.  That mechanism already exists and works!  Done!
> Then the XO's can display all the other XO's in their area, AND
> can APRS message or anything else that APRS can do!  Normal HAM
> operators can use them fully on APRS...

APRS-IS can handle both licensed and unlicensed operations, but the
servers are provided by amateur radio operators for amateur radio
related use.  The free bandwidth is not offered by the participating
amateur radio operators as an alternative to the many instant messaging
systems available today on the Internet (most free).  To this end, the
APRS-IS servers restrict unlicensed operation to position and weather
reports only.  Only validated logins may message, insert objects, etc.

Just a clarification.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

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