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

Borja Marcos ea2ekh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 15:09:02 EDT 2023

> On 17 Aug 2023, at 20:37, Charles Gallo (KG2V) <charlie at thegallos.com> wrote:
> On 2023-08-17 14:28, Borja Marcos wrote:
> <snip>
>> That would be different though. Especially because you cannot allow non hams in ham spectrum.
> <snip>
>> Borja - EA2EKH
> Actually we do, all the time - in shared allocation bands, which is why I mentioned WiFi
> In North America, WiFi channels 7-12 are inside the ham band. We could do something there, and Non hams (so long as we stay at the non licensed power levels) could use it

Yes, also some spectrum around 433 MHz is an ISM band. However according to regulations we should refrain from contacting
non hams if we operate as such.

Murky (is there a lawyer in the room?) but true.

For example, playing with LoRa-APRS I am using a 1 W transmitter. That would be illegal for non hams anyway. And in case
the APRS repeater infrastructure forwarded APRS packets to exclusive ham spectrum would be illegal.

That said, it would be suicide to attract commercial users. Just think about the kerfufle with the HFT stock trading nonsense
on HF. 

Borja - EA2EKH.

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