[aprssig] Pagers as part of the Text Messaging Initiative

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Jan 27 02:02:42 EST 2009

Scott Miller wrote:
> It's like the difference between a magazine and a bulletin board covered 
> in notes.  It's the magazine usage the rules are supposed to prevent, 
> one person or group broadcasting material to no one in particular, and 
> not the peer-to-peer bulletin board, regardless of the actual mechanics 
> of the system.

I'm not sure there is a clear black & white distinction.  
What about the nets or individual repeater operators that play 
"Newsline" once a week not knowing who may be listening, even (heaven 
forbid) non-hams with scanners?

Or, my using UI-Events to automatically send APRS bulletins the day 
before 4 ham club meetings each month, from a list that I create 6 
months in advance?   

(I'm not taking sides on this issue -- just wondering how this should be 



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