[aprssig] APRS Operation by Foreign Hams in Australia

John Gorkos jgorkos at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 08:13:19 EST 2015


That's precisely what I was thinking, and I appreciate you taking the
time to reply.  Looking forward to my trip down there, assuming I can
get OUT of Atlanta (winter weather moving in, including sheeting ice and
subzero temperatures, about the same time my flight leaves.)

Also, thanks to Lynn and Andrew for putting in their thoughts.

John Gorkos

On 2/14/15 11:23 PM, vk2tv wrote:
> John,
> I would send just your own callsign in the usual way and supplement that
> with a periodic beacon to satisfy the ACMA, not that there's much chance
> of you being monitored by them. Anyone watching aprs will clearly see
> where you are transmitting from. FYI the Oz aprs frequency is 145.175MHz.
> I think beer drinkers the world over have pretty much standarised on
> style. You'll get the hang of it real quick, hi.
> Cheers,
> Ray vk2tv
> in Kempsey, a long way (1000km) north-east of Melbourne.
> On 15/02/15 08:22, John Gorkos wrote:
>> I'll be doing business in Australia for a few weeks, and I'll be taking
>> my TH-D72 with me.  According to the Aussie government, I don't need to
>> do anything special other than identify with my callsign / VKx
>> (http://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Spectrum/Radiocomms-licensing/Class-licences/overseas-amateurs-visiting-australia)
>>  However, under AX.25, you can't put a slash-call in the "FROM" header.
>>  Is is sufficient to put my actual callsign in the FROM header, and
>> include my callsign /VK in the message body?  Anyone from down-under
>> able to clarify/collaborate that?
>> Also, I'll be in Melbourne, and if there's anyone on the list interested
>> in showing me how to drink a beer on the other side of the planet, I'm a
>> willing and able student.
>> John Gorkos
>> AB0OO
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