[aprssig] Another Bootlegger Using APRS As a Commercial AVLSystem ???

Len Revelle n9ij at comcast.net
Sun Jan 4 16:48:01 EST 2009

Legally, he can ID in any manner he wants. This includes voice or any  
other legal mode. There is no legal requirement to include a call in a  
position packet, or any other.

This thought came to me from a past experience. I was using an older  
KPC3 and, while looking for a work-around for something, I stumbled on  
a document describing how to use tactical objects for special events.  
An ID was sent out as required, but not in an APRS decodable standard  
packet, to maintain legality. I'm just saying that this may be the  
case here, maybe not.

Len Revelle N9IJ
n9ij at comcast.net

On Jan 4, 2009, at 12:58 PM, Doug Ferrell, KD4MOJ wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>  Len there is no callsign associated with any of his/her packets:
> 2009-01-03 17:10:56 UTC:
> ETI-2>SV0Q6U,WIDE1-1,N4CKV-1,WIDE2*,qAR,N4CKV-4:`s&4l^xu/"6\}On the  
> Way!
> 2009-01-03 18:08:10 UTC:
> ETI-2>SV0Q4Q,WM4Q-2,N4CKV-1,WIDE2*,qAR,N4CKV-4:`s.gr"Wu/"6c}
> 2009-01-03 18:10:48 UTC:
> ETI-2>SV0Q0T,WM4Q-2,N4CKV-1,WIDE2*,qAR,N4CKV-4:`s1zr6Cu/"6R}
> 2009-01-03 19:01:33 UTC:
> ETI-2>SU4X5T,KB4YTM-4,WIDE1*,WIDE2-1,qAR,KB4YTM-1:`t.CrJPu/"5e}
> 2009-01-03 21:44:54 UTC:
> ETI-2>SU0Y4W,N4GMT-3*,WIDE2-1,qAR,WB4EPG-3:`v`9lR7u/"4[}
> 2009-01-03 21:45:23 UTC:
> ETI-2>SU0Y5Q,N4GMT-3*,WIDE2-1,qAR,WB4EPG-3:`v`7lf|u/"4\}
> 2009-01-04 04:59:40 UTC:
> ETI-2>APT312,KK5PP-3,WIDE1*,WIDE2-1,qAR,K5JRA-1:>MT8000FA v1.0
>   So if it's a ham, he is not being legal.
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