[aprssig] APRS legality

Richard Amirault ramirault at verizon.net
Tue Jan 27 14:08:59 EST 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.C. Wren"

> If you check closely, you'll find the ARRL is the ONLY amateur radio
> organization with an exception to be permitted to do this.
> AD4BL  wrote:
>> A fellow ham pointed out:
>> Carrying this one step further....the ARRL sends traffic in the blind on
>> their daily transmissions from W1AW.  Whether it be CW, RTTY, etc it's
>> one way and no response is expected back to W1AW.  It is expected that
>> the recipient will be a ham....however...some 'not yet' hams use this
>> for code practice.

No, not true. You are confusing the exemption that the ARRL has to PAY 
someone to operate an amateur radio station (W1AW). Anyone can "broadcast" 
similar things to the amateur radio community ..and many do.

Richard Amirault
Boston, MA, USA

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