[aprssig] APRS-XO proposal

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Mon Jan 7 15:30:34 EST 2008

On Mon, 7 Jan 2008, AE5PL Lists wrote:

> 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.

Is this a recent change?

The above is not my understanding of it.  The "TCPXX" of an
unvalidated callsign was merely to keep the packets from being gated
to RF.  Messaging between unvalidated clients on the 'net itself or
between a validated and an unvalidated client is not affected.

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