[aprssig] Igate traffic flow query
andrewemt at hotmail.com
Wed May 28 19:26:59 EDT 2014
Ugh. That would seem to imply that I-gating in either direction is illegal in the UK without a permit, because the whole point of the APRS-IS is to provide long-haul connection between different RF stations (automatically routing to the Tx I-gates within range of the addressed recipient). Even the Internet-only clients would be receiving traffic over a public communications network.
Or does the UK law only apply if the other end of the link is also in the UK?
author of YAAC
> Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 19:12:21 -0400
> From: ldeffenb at homeside.to
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Igate traffic flow query
> 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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