Re: Red Cross non ham communication
- Thank you very much John,
I did a bit of background reading to see what else your software can do besides message distribution and it looks like there are aspects that have use that I had not envisioned yet like the APRS system.
I should be able to stay bussy finetuning the whole setup.
--- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "John Wiseman" <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
> I'm happy for you to use BPQ32 on Red Cross frequencies.
> It should work OK with 5 digit callsigns.
> I can't really comment on what frequencies you should use - you should
> discuss this woth other users of the frequencies locally/
> John G8BPQ
> From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> Sent: 31 October 2012 17:44
> To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [BPQ32] Red Cross non ham communication
> hello everyone,
> Let me introduce myself first, my name is Andre I';m a network controll
> station for the dutch red cross, callsign 85630.
> I'm looking at adding digital messaging to our options.
> we have 1 frequentie pair available around 70/80 mhz, 5 simplex around 146
> mhz, 2 simplex around 160 mhz another duplex pair at 165/170 mhz and 2 uhf
> duplex pairs.
> I have asked about winlink software but I was told that use of that software
> was not alowed even without using their network.
> So my questions are,
> is bpq32 alowed for use on private red cross frequenties?
> does it suport 5 digit numirical callsigns?
> what frequentie would be the best option taking into account that the
> 70/80mhz pair is reserved for large scale events and most voice use is
> either on a 160 mhz simplex channel or the 165/170 mhz relais?
> what other hardware options should be considerd?
> Dutch Red Cross