[aprssig] Igate traffic flow query
g4irx9 at nowindows.net
Thu May 29 06:36:03 EDT 2014
On 29/05/2014 00:26, Andrew P. wrote:
> 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.
So then a receive-only I-gate is then definitely part of the chain that
routes third-party traffic to the APRS-IS and back out to RF.
> Or does the UK law only apply if the other end of the link is also in
> the UK?
No it would apply to any link. As explained by Chris, the issue here is
elsewhere, in our Communications Act, which regulates interconnections
between communications provides and ISPs.
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