[aprssig] Aprs data mirroring

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Tue Mar 3 17:12:24 EST 2020

On Tue, 3 Mar 2020, Patrick wrote:

> Is there a set of general guidelines for feeding data to the aprs 
> network from a commercial system for use in things like public event 
> coordination? 

Generally, the APRS-IS network is supposed to carry traffic originated by 
amateur radio operators, and data mirroring from other systems is not 
supposed to happen.  This is primarily to prevent non-amateur 
transmissions from being accidentally retransmitted on amateur radio 
frequencies, which would violate license terms in many countries.  So the 
general guideline is: Please do not do it.

For an event, you might want to export APRS data to another system to 
merge it with data from commercial systems. Or you could possibly set up a 
separate APRS network without connecting it to the greater APRS-IS.

   - Hessu, OH7LZB

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