[aprssig] Igate traffic flow query

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed May 28 19:12:21 EDT 2014

If/when a packet gates from the APRS-IS to RF, it is the responsibility 
of the operator of the station that actually did that gating.  The 
originator of the packet (if direct APRS-IS) or the original receiving 
IGate (in the case of an RF-originated gated packet) is off the hook for 
that one.  At least, that's my understanding of how it works over here 
in the USA.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 5/28/2014 6:57 PM, Nick G4IRX wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it likely that traffic gated from RF to APRS-IS can be gated back 
> out to RF at some point? I'm thinking particularly of messages.
> The reason that I ask is beacause in the UK we are prohibited from 
> passing traffic via a public communications network unless we have a 
> NOV (permit). I considered the case of gating from internet to RF 
> which is clearly prohibited, but in the other direction is a bit of a 
> grey area. If a packet were to travel no futher than APRS-IS it would 
> at first consideration be OK, but then I considered that if it gets 
> gated back to RF at some point then the original (RF to APRS-IS) 
> station is then part of the relay process via a public communications 
> network.
> 73
> Nick G4IRX
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