[aprssig] Open Source/Commercial Use acceptable APRS Alternative?

Dana Myers k6jq at comcast.net
Mon Aug 7 17:06:08 EDT 2023

On 8/7/2023 5:33 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Receiving data on Part 15 LoRa and retransmitting it over Part 97 seems
> against Part 97.  This is sort of funny; getting weather from your
> outside sensor via Part 15 to yoru console, and then over Part 15 WiFi
> to your computer, and then periodically creating APRS packets and
> sending them over 2m is fine.  There's no ban on transmitting
> information that has traversed another service, but rather "No station
> shall retransmit programs or signals emanating from any type of radio
> station other than an amateur station"  97.113(c).
IANAL and haven't read the CFR in a long time but I don't think Part 15
emitters count as 'radio stations', at least in Part 97. Now I'll have to look at definitions.

Dana  K6JQ

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