[aprssig] Another Bootlegger Using APRS As a Commercial AVL System ???

Ronny Julian k4rjj at bellsouth.net
Sun Jan 4 13:55:30 EST 2009

Exactly right Len.  But as far as we go back neither of these drivers 
have ID'd.  There lies the controversy.  Best way to approch this is for 
someone to find the truck, log the packets off of RF. snap a few pics of 
it and open a ticket with FCC enforcement.  If he is a ham it probably 
would only be a learning experience.  If not then hopefully $7000 per 
violation would make them change their mind on using this "free tracker"

Bob B if you are listening.  Why was the callbook never brought into the 
spec as a "good guy" database?  Just curious.

Ronny K4RJJ

Len Revelle wrote:
> Been following this, though rather sporadically. Please excuse me if I  
> mention already discussed points.
>  From what I've read it probably is a trucker. As a short-lived truck  
> driver and ham I learned there are many hams that drive OTR and use  
> ham radio while working.
> AFAIK, so long as one sends a legal identification packet one may use  
> a tactical call, if you will, in the position packet. Public service  
> organizations do this all the time. Given that, the truck driver could  
> easily be legal, just using the ETI-x tactical call while sending a  
> ham call sign outside the position packet. Does it rub against  
> convention? Certainly,.. and may even be on the fringe of illegal IF  
> being used commercially.
> I would be careful about marching up and introducing yourself without  
> some tact and knowledge that some do not play by the same rules.
> Len Revelle N9IJ
> n9ij at comcast.net
> On Jan 4, 2009, at 8:47 AM, Kurt Kochendarfer wrote:
>> I see ETI-1 via RF here in Phoenix from time to time.  He usually  
>> stops
>> at one of the major truck plazas down on I-10 on his way to/from
>> California.  I'll have to make a point to stop by and introduce myself
>> next time he's in town.
>> On a positive note, ETI-1 usually transmits with a path of WIDE2-1, so
>> at least he's a New-N Paradigm compliant bootlegger.
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